Human Version 2.0

Jul 21, 2012 by

Broadcast (2006) Meet the scientific prophets who claim we are on the verge of creating a new type of human – a human v2.0. It’s predicted that by 2029 computer intelligence will equal the power of the human brain. Some believe this will revolutionise humanity – we will be able to download our minds to [...]

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The coming war on general computation

Jul 11, 2012 by

The last 20 years of Internet policy have been dominated by the copyright war, but the war turns out only to have been a skirmish. The coming century will be dominated by war against the general purpose computer, and the stakes are the freedom, fortune and privacy of the entire human race. See it on [...]

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The Esoteric Symbolism of the Viral Video "I, Pet Goat II"

Jul 11, 2012 by

“I, Pet Goat II” is a computer animated video that is loaded with silent messages and esoteric symbolism. While the movie has no dialogue, each symbol tells a piece of a story that covers the fields of history, politics, occult conspiracies and spirituality. We’ll look at the esoteric meaning behind the viral sensation “I, Pet [...]

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DNA Inside Cells Can Serve As Rewritable Data Storage

May 22, 2012

DNA is the blueprint for life, and now it can serve as a computer to monitor life’s processes. Bioengineers transformed DNA into a one-bit memory system that can record, store and erase data within living cells.   A future DNA memory device could be used to track cell division and differentiation in cancer patients, perhaps, [...]

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X-rays probe world’s oldest ‘computer’

May 14, 2012

Scientists using X-ray imaging find out some of the secrets of the world’s 2000 year old ‘computer’ – the Antikythera Mechanism. See it on, via Mindscape

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Computing Power Beyond Imagination Developed

Apr 30, 2012

A tiny crystal that enables a computer to perform calculations that currently stump the world’s most powerful supercomputers has been developed by an international team including the University of Sydney’s Dr Michael Biercuk.The ion-crystal used is poised to create one of the most powerful computers ever developed, with the results published in the journal Nature [...]

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A Computer Constructed From a Consortium of Live Crabs

Apr 17, 2012

If biomimicry is the instance of technology emulating nature, then this must be something like the opposite: researchers at Kobe University have built a computer out of crabs. Placed within a geometrically constrained environment, swarms of soldier crabs can be effectively used to emulate logic gates. In other words, researchers have replicated the fundamental workings [...]

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First Human Infected with a Computer Virus

Apr 09, 2012

As if humans didn’t have enough viruses to worry about, one British researcher has successfully infected himself with a computer virus. See it on, via Mindscape

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Quantum computer built inside a diamond

Apr 06, 2012

A team of scientists has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection against “decoherence” — noise that prevents the computer from functioning properly. See it on, via Mindscape

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Put the universe on your iPad

Apr 04, 2012

None of us living today will ever get beyond our celestial backyard in real life, but there’s a fleet of apps out there that can blast you through hyperspace to explore — and understand — the far frontiers of the cosmos on your tablet computer. See it on, via Mindscape

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