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Origin of Life: Follow-up on your comments

Origin of Life: Follow-up on your comments

I always appreciate the opportunity to learn from your comments, the more so when I have ventured outside my expertise. I was particularly excited to receive extended comments from Gary Hurd with references that were new to me and a pointer to one of my favorite biological free-thinkers, Carl Woese. This is a brief response to Gary, with some expanded thoughts and clarifications.

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Video Friday: Markerless Tracking for Virtual Reality

Video Friday: Markerless Tracking for Virtual Reality

The many cameras are used to remove occlusion and generate a 3D representation of the person's full body without the need for markers, equipment or any special garments. It's an entirely unencumbered full body VR-chamber that can be used to dynamically control avatars, create 3D models, and more. Add a wireless head mounted display and you have a simple "holodeck" system. Hmm, we might have room f...

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Magnet Implants I: Armstrong As Icarus

Magnet Implants I: Armstrong As Icarus

This article was started with the intent to inform regarding Neodymium Implants, which can provide a person with the ability to sense the electromagnetic domain. On the surface, this seems a rather straightforward pursuit, but in the attempt to answer the most important question regarding these implants, the question why, I realized that they are far more than a novel new form of jewelry.

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Ethics and Policy Concerns in the Transhuman Transition

Ethics and Policy Concerns in the Transhuman Transition

Thanks to science fiction in literature and film, we are all familiar with cyborgs, brain-computer interfaces and augmented realty; all are examples of transhumanism, but nowadays, these aspects of emerging technology are also becoming an increasing part of our real lives. Over the next half century, we are likely to see technology bring about dramatic enhancements of our senses and thought proces...

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