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We Justify Human Suffering Because We’ve Never Had a Choice in the Matter

Buddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech. If our suffering stems from... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/17/14

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This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web

Since last week's reading list was well received, we're serving up another round of the most intriguing articles in science and technology this week. And if you see one... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/16/14

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Lab-Grown Neurons Deliver a Real-Time Glimpse Into How the Brain Works

Currently, researchers study the human brain by inference. Because they can’t closely observe a living brain in the lab as its owner goes about his day—they do the... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/15/14

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The Innovator’s New Dilemma: The Serious Emotional Toll Of Entrepreneurial Failure

Nobody ever has a bad day in Silicon Valley. Seriously. Not ever. Of course this isn’t true. Every day people have bad days in Silicon Valley. They get fired and... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/14/14

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Eavesdrop on Conversations Using a Bag of Chips with MIT’s ‘Visual Microphone’

MIT’s ‘visual microphone’ is the kind of tool you’d expect Q to develop for James Bond, or to be used by nefarious government snoops listening in on Jason Bourne.... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/13/14

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Pen that Scans and Draws in Millions of Colors Finally Arrives on Kickstarter

Ever bought a king-size box of colored pencils and marveled at all the names? Burnt sienna, cerulean blue, tuscan red. The world is overflowing with colors, too many to... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/12/14

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Top 10 Reasons Drones Are Disruptive

If you think today's drones are interesting, you ain't seen nothing yet. Drones are in their deceptive phase, about to go disruptive. Check out where they're... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/11/14

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Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry

I saw the future of work in a San Francisco garage two years ago. Or rather, I was in proximity to the future of work, but happened to be looking the other... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/10/14

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Short Film “The Trail’s End” Entices with Bonnie-and-Clyde Android Couple

For nearly a century, filmmakers have explored the convergence of humans and machines in the form of androids. Whether as soulless servants or heartless killbots ,... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/9/14

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Stories We’re Reading This Week

Here at Singularity Hub, we're suckers for well-written, thought-provoking stories. They inspire us to think about the future, shift our perspectives, and improve our... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/8/14

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Glimpse the Future at Singularity University’s GSP 2014 Closing Ceremony August 21

Join Singularity University August 21 at Mountain View's Computer History Museum for the 2014 Graduate Studies Program closing ceremony—a night of inspiration,... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/7/14

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Robotic Suit Makes Chunks of Metal Light as Feathers for Korean Shipyard Workers

It started long ago, the merger of man and machine. Power looms for hands, cars and trains for legs, and recently, computers for memory. Now, as robotic suits approach... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/7/14

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