Month: January 2015

Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Life

Is Facial Recognition The Next Privacy Battleground?

Why your bad password soon might not matter anymore

Office puts chips under staff’s skin

“But Hannes Sjoblad says he and the Swedish Biohacking Group have another objective – preparing us all for the day when others want to chip us. “We want to be able to understand this technology before big corporates and big government come to us and say everyone should get chipped – the tax authority chip, the Google or Facebook chip.” Then, he says, we’ll all be able to question the way the technology is implemented from a position of much greater knowledge.”  More in article:

Harvard Prof: Government Mosquito Drones Will Extract Your DNA

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida Keys

NSA Cyber War Will Use Internet of Things as Weapons Platform; Your Home is the Battlefield

Working Lab-Grown Human Muscles to Serve as ‘Clinical Trials in a Dish’

Scientists create ‘genetic firewall’ for new forms of life

Investor rush to artificial intelligence is real deal

61 earthquakes in northern Oklahoma / southern Kansas in past 7 days

From Quakefeed:

‘Designer babies’ debate should start, scientists say

“Rapid progress in genetics is making “designer babies” more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.

Dr. Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.

He said huge advances in the past two years meant “designer babies” were no longer HG Wells territory.

Other leading scientists and bioethicists argue it is time for a serious public debate on the issue.

Designer babies – genetically modified for beauty, intelligence or to be free of disease – have long been a topic of science fiction.

“This is not HG Wells, you can imagine people doing this soon.” Dr .Tony Perry, University of Bath

Dr. Perry, who was part of the teams to clone the first mice and pigs, said the prospect was still fiction, but science was rapidly catching up to make elements of it possible.”