Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Background Plus Other Images

Here are some images I will be using on FR, SOFF, and my main Singularity Utopia blog. The original brain background image includes the wires, but I have removed the wires from the ones I will be using. I also moved the center brain button slightly to the right because previously it was slightly off center. The header image was formerly on imgur but I needed to put this on Blogger to avoid fragmentation.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Smithsonian Feeds Dead #LinkRot

Websites are forever killing their URLs. They seem to be have no care regarding the preservation of information. They never take the time to provide a redirect to new pages if for some insane reason they decide to kill old URLs. Smithsonian is the current focus on my annoyance. They killed a couple of RSS feeds I was utilizing. FR needs to be updated soon regarding the Smithsonian.

Here are my Tweets with the information.

Friday, 28 March 2014

AI Ethics Dangerous Risky Xenophobia Risk

Via Singularity Weblog an article was published (27th March 2014) explaining how AI risk analysts are the biggest risk. Note also the following two G+ posts from Singularity 2045 on the same issue. The real threat is humans versus human conflict ('Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling). We need superior intelligence ASAP to avert the risk of human stupidity. Some risk analysts dangerously claim robots could be evil (see the Tweets below). The risk analysts are the true evil, the true danger, a very dangerous situation indeed.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Bee Robot Molecular-Bio Revolution DNA Cages

Uploading a bee brain into a bee robot is revolutionary. This collection of G+ posts from Singularity 2045 also focuses on a molecular biology revolution. PhysOrg described how a forthcoming "...explosion of data combined with ever more powerful computers is bringing about a second revolution in molecular biology." Hacking T-Cells is mind-blowing too. We live in a marvellous world of self-assembling DNA cages.

I've not embedded news about MRI being using to visualise gene activity inside brains. I also refrained from embedding the post about E.coli being modified to withstand radiation, likewise edible electronics, but those three posts are equally important. Radical news overflows. It is difficult to distil the potency of technological news to achieve a concise summary. Hopefully via limiting the embeds to six posts, combined with the two links above, this will create powerful appraisal of technology at the end of March 2014.

The overall message of this blog entry is regarding the difference between machines and biology evaporating, evident by PhysOrg commentary ("...researchers are working to engineer biology much as they engineer high-tech machines..."), or evident via the synbio creation of living materials (E.coli re-engineered to produce "...gold nanowires, conducting biofilms, and films studded with quantum dots, or tiny crystals that exhibit quantum mechanical properties.").