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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Exponential Medicine: Meet Bionic Amputee, Nigel Ackland

In 2006, Nigel Ackland had an accident. Working as a metal smelter a the time, his right hand was crushed in an industrial mixer. The hand was so severely damaged that six months later...

Exponential Medicine: Paul Stamets Unravels the Link Between Mushrooms and Cancer Treatment

The largest living organism on the planet is a mushroom. You can make a hat out of a boiled mushroom called Amadou, or as our ancestors once did, you can use it as tinder...

Rosetta Successfully Lands Probe on Comet

After a 10-year mission, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has achieved a space first: landing a probe on a comet. The ESA confirmed that today that the probe has successfully landed. Launched in 2004,...

Can We Really Live to 1,000? CNBC Interviews Aubrey de Grey to Find Out

At this year's Exponential Medicine conference, CNBC was present to probe faculty about some of the exciting developments within accelerating technologies. One of the most eye-opening speakers is Aubrey de Grey, cofounder and Chief Science...

Will Quantum Computing Become an Everyday Reality? CNBC Interviews Brad Templeton to Learn More

At the 2014 Exponential Medicine conference, faculty from Singularity University were interviewed by CNBC about some of the most exciting advances in emerging technologies. When it comes to world of processors, there's probably no hotter topic right now than...

Exponential Medicine: Crowd Science Will Accelerate Scientific Progress to the ‘Speed of the Internet’

Scientific research of the body is broken, says Jessica Richman, cofounder and CEO of uBiome. Our data is narrowly focused on a subset of humans—western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic (WEIRD) people. Sample sizes are small...

Exponential Medicine: Craig Venter Estimates 5 Million Complete Human Genomes Sequenced by 2020

Researchers finished the first draft of the human genome in the year 2000. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore’s Law since then, we have yet to fully leverage all...

Would time travel be the most beneficial or most destructive force in the Universe?

Everything we experience indicates that time progresses in one irreversible direction. Anyone who has taken physics, read Einstein's work on relativity, or has an interest in black holes knows that the concept of time can get funky,...

Latest XPRIZE Winner Unleashes the Health Data in Your Blood

Today the XPRIZE Foundation announced the winner of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, the global competition aimed at accelerating the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology as a means to smarter digital health solutions. The winning...
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Exponential Medicine 2014 Conference Kicks Off in San Diego

The weather is fine and the future on display. I'm in San Diego covering Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference through Wednesday. The four-day event kicked off yesterday at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego,...
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In the Future, Everyone Will Play Video Games

One needs only to look at how far videos games have come in a short period of time to appreciate how bright their future looks. Released this past summer and recently made available on Netflix, Video...

Computers Are Writing Novels, But Do You Really Want To Read Them?

It’s 10pm, November 30th, 2013. An author, aiming to finish a novel in November, takes up his laptop and begins typing furiously. By midnight, he’s completed I Got a Alligator for a Pet. A world...

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