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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life - YouTube - 0 views

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    Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life
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On "Consciousness: The Black Hole of Neuroscience" aka the "hard" problem | Thinkahol's... - 1 views

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    What had been lacking until relatively recently was an overarching framework or theory through which to grasp the nature of consciousness. The lack of a general theory of consciousness, of how it comes to be that there is something that it is like to be, was really the last rational bastion of opposition to the scientific assertion that consciousness emerges from the brain.
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Erasing signs of aging in human cells now a reality - 1 views

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    ScienceDaily (Nov. 3, 2011) - Scientists have recently succeeded in rejuvenating cells from elderly donors (aged over 100). These old cells were reprogrammed in vitro to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and to rejuvenated and human embryonic stem cells (hESC): cells of all types can again be differentiated after this genuine "rejuvenation" therapy. The results represent significant progress for research into iPSC cells and a further step forwards for regenerative medicine.
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Microsoft offers a glimpse into the future of productivity | KurzweilAI - 1 views

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    Microsoft has posted an awesome new concept video with some ubercool new interfaces that could be here in five to ten years, estimates Kurt DelBene, President, Microsoft Office Division.
    That sounds a bit conservative. "All of the ideas in the video are based on real technology," he said. "Some of the capabilities, such as speech recognition, real time collaboration, and data visualization, already exist today. Others are not yet available in specific products, but represent active research and development happening at Microsoft and other companies."
    "Other companies" … hmm, some of the concepts look a bit like Nokia's visionary Morph concept tech  (see the video at the bottom of this post and our 2010 news item).
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Propaganda 2.0 and the Rise of 'Narrative Networks' - 1 views

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    DARPA, the Pentagon's advanced concepts think-tank, is looking to take propaganda to the next level, and they're hoping to do so by controlling the very way their targets perceive and interpret the flow of incoming information.
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Study shows that one 'super-corporation' pulls the strings of the global economy | Mail... - 0 views

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    A University of Zurich study 'proves' that a small group of companies - mainly banks - wields huge power over the global economy.

    The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web of ownership between them - and created a 'map' of 1,318 companies at the heart of the global economy.

    The study found that 147 companies formed a 'super entity' within this, controlling 40 per cent of its  wealth. All own part or all of one another. Most are banks - the top 20 includes Barclays and Goldman Sachs. But the close connections mean that the network could be vulnerable to collapse
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