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Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Making of A Brave New World

Recent developments have made me realize how much closer we are to the vision of Aldous Huxely in the "Brave New World".  Consider:

Wireless recording of neural activity with ultrasound Implanted devices that record neural activity in model organisms such as rats ideally should be as small as possible, remotely powered and able to transduce information wirelessly.  See please:

We also have the news of an artificial womb that successfully grew lambs; which makes me think that humans (and-sub-humans) could be next:

Furthermore, with the developments in gene editing of human embryos, see, as examples, 

and, (even more broadly) the creation of human chimeras - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)

I should think that we could be only a few decades away from the creation of sub-human species for performing dangerous jobs such as mining, as well for supplying Flesh Pots all over the world.

Aldous Huxley was an optimist.

New from AI

From Grauniad of the UK

It may not be intelligence, but it is artificial... 

Slightly sinister developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), telling us that gay men are generally effeminate and many lesbians are a bit masculine -- a great revelation, I must say. 

I wonder whether the AI program would be able to identify, say, radicalized Muslims who harbour bad thoughts, rabid feminists, constipated reactionaries who are about to lash out, or aggressive vegetarians? 

Tackling pre-crime is within our reach... 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

GIZMAG -- Not as frigid as he looks...

"I like to talk to my Movable Fridge and, at least, unlike my wife, he never argues with me and always brings me a chilled can of my favourite lager when I ask him," explained Timothy Prickston-Pillox, of Exeter, only to add: "I am thinking of marrying my fridge. He is almost human and he is smart, unlike my dragon of a wife. And we're already living together, after all, me and my fridge..." 


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