Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

“[A startup of] Elon Musk…aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in `consensual telepathy.'” (Updated)

April 21, 2017

https://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2017/04/21/the-morning-download-autonomous-vehicle-sensors-falling-in-price/

Update (20170421)

A very long, cleverly written explanation of the rationale behind this startup:

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

“[Facebook’s] Building 8 [is] hiring engineers for a two-year project `focused on developing advanced (brain-computer interface) technologies.’”

April 20, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-aims-to-connect-directly-to-your-brain-1492642672

“[There are] 266,000 tonnes of [disposed nuclear fuel] in storage around the world, about 70,000 tonnes more than there were a decade ago.”

April 15, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21720591-finland-shows-way-project-expected-span-100000-years-how-dispose

wired.com: Check Out Tokyo’s Cavernous, Creepy, Totally Sci-Fi Drainage Tunnels

April 7, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/christoffer-rudquist-tokyo-drainage-system/

“The number of connections in our brain is 100,000,000,000,000…”

April 7, 2017

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2017/04/07/the-morning-download-facebook-pursues-adversarial-approach-to-ai/