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Featured Image: The Old Town, Benghazi Libya. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)
Published on Nov 4, 2014
Featured Image: Thanx to David Dees.
Published on Oct 4, 2013
Scientist is first man to be ‘infected’ by computer virus
A British scientist has laid claim to being the first man to be infected by a computer virus, after he used a contaminated chip implanted in his hand to attack a lab security system.
Dr Mark Gasson programmed the microchip, similar to those used to “tag” pets, to remotely open his lab’s security doors and unlock his mobile phone before having it inserted under his skin.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology…
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Scientists Spending Over A Billion Dollars Trying To Simulate Computer Functioning As Human Brain (Video Report)
Featured Image: Skull and brain normal human diagram. CREDIT: Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator. SOURCE Wikipedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license. (Public Domain).
No matter how many cures for brain disease etc. these studies discover, the bottom line of this research is just another step closer to fitting a “human brain” into a robot. This goes into our “Robots Replacing Humans” file for sure . . . EDITOR
Published on Oct 7, 2013
Published on Sept. 5, 2013
“Researchers at the University of Washington are trying to hone “direct brain-to-brain communication” by passing a signal from one mind to the next using the Internet:” . . From description uploaded with video.
Featured Image: The watermill, the earliest machine harnessing natural forces (apart from the sail) and as such holding a special place in the history of technology, was invented by Greek engineers somewhere between the 3rd and 1st centuries BC. Here a Roman gristmill as described by Vitruvius. CREDIT: Xvazquez SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain).
Published on May 8, 2013
ancient computer – ancient discoveries (full documentary episode). thanks for watching.
Uploaded on Jan 14, 2011
The Machine That Changed the World: The World at Your Fingertips. (1992) (Documentary)
Photo: In England, artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924) painted his brother’s dog Nipper listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the winter of 1898. Victor Talking Machine Company began using the symbol in 1900, and Nipper joined the RCA family in 1929 SOURCE Wikipedia (Public Domain)
Uploaded by Ali Wasel
Published on Jan 11, 2013
This is Gaytor, our wire haired fox terrier. When he isn’t constantly growling, or being a butt head, he enjoys skyping other dogs. (The video we showed him was already on youtube!)
What If Reality Was Really Just A Sim Universe? (+) Physicists May Have Evidence Universe is a Computer Simulator
Photo: Black Marble. Earth lights from space. CREDIT NASA (Public Domain)
from Before its News
By Joel N. Shurkin, ISNS Contributor
Inside Science News Service
Friday, December 14, 2012 15:42
What if everything — all of us, the world, the universe — was not real? What if everything we are, know and do was really just someone’s computer simulation?
The notion that our reality was some kid on a couch in the far future playing with a computer game like a gigantic Sim City, or Civilization, and we are his characters, isn’t new. But a group of physicists now think they know of a way to test the concept. Three of them propose to test reality by simulating the simulators.
Martin Savage, professor of physics at the University of Washington, Zohreh Davoudi, one of his graduate students, and Silas Beane of the University of New Hampshire, would like to see whether they can find traces of simulation in cosmic rays. The work was uploaded in arXiv, an online archive for drafts of academic research papers. . . . Read Complete Report
from Huffington Post
Physicists May Have Evidence Universe Is A Computer Simulation
Huffington Post UK | By Michael Rundle
Posted: 11/10/2012 15:22 Updated: 12/10/2012 16:44
Physicists say they may have evidence that the universe is a computer simulation.
How? They made a computer simulation of the universe. And it looks sort of like us.
A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both philosophers and popular culture, points out that any civilisation of sufficient size and intelligence would eventually create a simulation universe if such a thing were possible.
And since there would therefore be many more simulations (within simulations, within simulations) than real universes, it is therefore more likely than not that our world is artificial. . . . Read Complete Report
from Cornell University
Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation
Uploaded on Dec 12, 2008
A working model of an ancient computer was recently recreated in London.