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The Pentagon Basically Wants to Merge You With a Robot

See on – Tracking the Future From artificial mammal brains to prosthetics that feel like real limbs, the military’s blue-sky researchers are aiming to bring man and machine closer than ever before. See on

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Ramez Naam – Better than Borg

See on – Tracking the Future Better than Borg in an Age of Enhancement Science, Technology & the Future – By Design See on

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Technology: Rise of the replicants

See on – Tracking the Future Rapid advances in artificial intelligence now threaten the jobs of educated white-collar workers See on

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For his next act, genome wiz Craig Venter takes on aging

See on – Tracking the Future Craig Venter, the U.S. scientist who raced the U.S. government to map the human genome over a decade ago and created synthetic life in 2010, is now on a quest to treat age-related

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Malthus, Marx, and Modern Growth – Kenneth Rogoff identifies several obstacles to keeping living standards on an upward trajectory

See on – Tracking the Future The promise that each generation will be better off than the last is a fundamental tenet of modern society. By and large, most advanced economies have fulfilled this promise, with living standards rising

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How do you build a large-scale quantum computer?

See on – Tracking the Future Physicists led by ion-trapper Christopher Monroe at the JQI have proposed a modular quantum computer architecture that promises scalability to much larger numbers of qubits. The components of this architecture have individually been

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Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage

See on – Tracking the Future A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to

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