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some bytes to blur and extend our knowledge territories in order to provide chances to the connected minds.


David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans?

Very interesting TEDtalk by David Eagleman about the “umwelt” and the possibility to enhance and expand our senses. “As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces — such as a sensory vest — to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.”

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Natasha Vita-More on Whole Body Prosthetic

Natasha-Vita-More_250x155Very interesting interview by Nikola Danaylov to Dr. Natasha Vita-More covering a variety of interesting topics such as: her whole body prosthetic project; backing up the body as well as the mind; “back-casting” her vision and ultimate goals; the problem of identity in moving from one substrate to another; the timeline and scientific break-throughs in robotics, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience necessary to make the whole body prosthetic a reality; consciousness and quantum mechanics and much more.

Link to Singularity Weblog interview


 Cecilia Abadie: Our New Digital Brain

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Our human brain evolved in layers, starting with the reptilian brain (instinctive mind), followed by the Limbic System (emotional mind) and the neo-cortex (analytic mind). Could we be witnessing the development of our next brain layer? Our new digital brain is shared, connected, transparent, accelerating and uses sensors and exo-senses.

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 Andrew Hessel: Introduction to Synthetic Biology

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Andrew Hessel, pioneer in synthetic biology, discusses the similarities between computing and biology during a talk at Singularity University.

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Rodrigo Martinez: Why You Want To Become a Biohacker

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Imagine living in a building that was not constructed, but ‘grown’ or imagine designing your own shirt, printing it while you take a shower and recycling it at night…every day. Rodrigo Martinez believes that we are in the early stages of a new revolution that will affect every design, manufacturing and industrial process around us.

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Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

Juan_Enriquez_250x140Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? Juan Enriquez shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way.

“I think we’re going to move from a Homo sapiens into a Homo evolutis … a hominid that takes direct and deliberate control over the evolution of his species, her species and other species. “

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Playing God – BBC Documentary 2012

Playing_God_250x140Breathtaking documentary about our incoming future, SynBio tech & next programmed life!
“life itself is became a programmable machine”

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Neri Oxman: Revolution in Art & Design using 3D Printing | Objet

Neri_Oxman_250x140Neri Oxman explains 3D printing within the wider paradigm shift in technology and manufacturing comparing it to the Gutenberg 2D print revolution of the 1440’s.

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Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.

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 JP Rangaswami: Information is food

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How do we consume data? Technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.

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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

Amber_Case_250x140– we are all cyborgs … but not the cyborgs you think …
– cyborg: an organism ‘to which exogenous components have been added for the purpose of adapting to new environments’

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David Chalmers – The Extended Mind

David_Chalmer_250x140– the technology we use became part of our mind ….
– … turning us into a very super-hero of the mind

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 Andrew Hessel – Even evolution evolves

Andrew_Hessel_250x140– every living thing on the planet uses the same operating system, uses the same programming language, from bacteria all the way to us and everything in between …
– DNA is the program for the living things. So now we have a clear path from bits …  to atoms … to biology.
– We actually are going responsable for every living thing on the planet and choose what we want to create; not “survival of the fittest” but “construction of the intended” … but the next programming paradigm is life science.

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Tracy Metz – Nature is an Agreement

Tracy_Metz_250x140I love provocations through paradoxes, theyreveal us our contradictions and this Next Nature talk makes overt our nature paradigm crisis.

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Paul Root Wolpe – It’s time to question bioengineering

Paul_Root_Wolpe_250x140Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. He asks: isn’t it time to set some ground rules?

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