I will continually be adding more links and articles… The future is thought, imagination, creativity, invention, art, science…

Obviously there are so many articles I have read, so will be adding older ones, I have read and new ones of interest when I read them…

This I find fascinating… On genes that correlate to higher intelligence… According to the team, the genes that make for smartness also look to confer a protective effect to overall cognitive health, with the analysis finding a negative correlation with Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depressive symptoms, and schizophrenia.”

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-discovered-almost-1-000-new-genes-associated-with-intelligence

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness…” Carl Sagan

I just read this and my immediate response… ‘And if we slide into superstition and darkness we fail and fall… Even those few who grasp power… Fail and fall into a self lobotomising future with the likelihood of returning from the dark infinitesimally small…’ On human population, climate change, limited resources and breeding to extinction. For it is not whether we can feed and ever growing population, but the resources they use and the waste they produce… This article has 4 future scenarios 3 of which the human race fails… One of the things about living on an island in space, this spaceship Earth… and why I put the Carl Sagan quote to go with this article… which does not just apply to the USA but is becoming a worldwide epidemic… And if we do not save ourselves there is no external agency that will…

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” Carl Sagan

Maybe We Haven’t Found Aliens Because They All Died From Climate Change

Making quantum entangled particles…

https://www.sciencealert.com/new-production-line-method-for-quantum-entanglement-on-demand

This is a great project that will happen soon in the future. the complete mapping of the human brain / well several different brains using an Exascale computer under construction in the USA. Aurora 21. Which will be the first Exascale computer in the US. There are a number of other projects that will follow using the computer.

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/supercomputer-aurora-21-will-map-the-human-brain-starting-in-2021

I thought I had already put this up, I use it in my article and will in the ones I have broken down the original one into parts… Then this a possible future, where people work or do not can study and be more involved in high level thought, abstract thought, critical thought, creativity anything they want. The main problem would be whether it was controlled by a few people and corporations or a much more free, open and interactive society. A rethinking of society, our goals for the future of the human race and existence. Just one example of many possible futures. But it is pointless believing things will not change dramatically and are. We need to and some are thinking about this now as needs to be done. This is different to the industrial revolution without doubt. I have heard it said that between 85% to 95% of ‘jobs’ will go. This is a great opportunity to build a better world. For everyone, everything on the planet and the planet Earth itself and the future.

Welcome to 2030. I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy, and Life Has Never Been Better

Emotional AI anyone… AI with emotional responses…

Soul Machines: Engineering Lifelike, Emotionally Responsive AI

Then this is an awesome project… Though in writing about it to justify it, it seems to take a more financial thread… though I think this is to explain to most people why it should be done… and future benefits… Not that I have a problem with future benefits… or making money as such…But at the rate humans are wiping out others species, that is justification enough… how anthropocentric, narcissistic, destructive the homo sapiens as a race can be… and this wonderful project ‘Earth BioGenome’. The  Project to Record the DNA of All Life on Earth; all plants, animals, and single-celled organisms—all living things except bacteria and archaea (those will be taken care of by the Earth Microbiome Project

The Epic Project to Record the DNA of All Life on Earth

This is worrying… ‘Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals. About half the Earth’s animals are thought to have been lost in the last 50 years.’… ‘farmed poultry today makes up 70% of all birds on the planet, with just 30% being wild.’… Interestingly as they quote in the article, the lead scientist was shocked that a complete and comprehensive study/research of the bio-mass on our planet, Earth had nor been done before…

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/21/human-race-just-001-of-all-life-but-has-destroyed-over-80-of-wild-mammals-study

An interesting idea to do with space time matter, quantum mechanics & quantum entanglement…

An interesting idea to do with space time matter, quantum mechanics & quantum entanglement…

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-quantum-theory-predicts-the-future-might-influence-the-past

So much knowledge and history seems to be under attack…I found this for Natasha, a woman I was speaking too… It is an old TV series made in the UK written and presented by Basil Davidson… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Davidson Well worth watching… Why this has not been repeated recently I do not know… As with ‘The Ascent of Man’ written and presented by Jacob Bronowski…  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ascent_of_Man

This is quite fascinating liberals have a “liberals tend to have a larger anterior cingulate gyrus” Which processes new information, while “Conservatives tended on the whole to have a larger right amygdala” which is the flight or flight centre, basically fear response they also have a smaller anterior cingulate gyrus so do not process new information so well… So conservatives are more likely to make decisions through fear…

http://bigthink.com/videos/gail-saltz-the-brain-differences-of-liberals-versus-conservatives

Seems obvious but a lot of people do not seem to get it, empowering women so they are every bit as equal as men in all cultures will effect more than just climate change. But I think the Singularity know that as well…

Why Empowering Women Is the Best Way to Solve Climate Change

Brilliant analysis, a pleasure to read an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful and thought provoking article on AI and it socio-politcal-economic-cultural implications, by Joanna Bryson (Associate Professor University of Bath)

Tomorrow comes today: How policymakers should approach AI

I do like this scientist Michio Kaku and it is an interesting series of points he makes talking in this video…

http://bigthink.com/videos/the-evolution-of-intelligence

An article on intelligent optimism,

Why Intelligent Optimism Is Crucial to Human Progress

This a short film that I find rather interesting, do not watch much on youtube, but did bookmark this channel, if anyone looks my blog, which according to my stats they do not still. make up your own mind what you think about it. One needs to be aware it is a fiction about what might happen in a future.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on investing in girls’ education to combat poverty…

http://bigthink.com/videos/irina-bokova-on-girls-education-eradicating-poverty

Though some people sociologists, culture theorists etc saying we are becoming a more caring society/societies around the world other say we are becoming more self-obsessed, selfish and narcissistic… An article on some teenagers that seem sociopathic at best… Teenagers watch a disable man drown, laugh and video him…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/22/florida-teenagers-who-filmed-drowning-death-will-not-be-charged-over-failure-to-help

Good article on climate change… The Uninhabitable Earth…

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

Art or not art… This is an interesting article on an AI using 3-D printing can produce paintings that look and have texture like a Rembrandt painting and though quite an achievement copyists and forgers have done similar through time. And a copyist or forger is not an artists, though their work can go for quite some money sometimes… Art is about the ideas and style of the artists by the artists… Painting in the style Leonardo da Vinci, sculpting in the style of Michelangelo or painting in the style of Rembrandt is that, it is a technique which is different to being influence or referencing another artist or artwork…

Computer “Studies” Rembrandt’s Style and Produces 3D Printed Painting

 

Another Ted talk… well worth watching…

History of the world in 20 minutes video and to use the articles words;                             “It’s very funny — and you’ll learn a lot along the way.”

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/5/15/15641594/world-history-video-bill-wurtz

Great video by Kate Raworth on her ‘Doughnut Economics’ and changing the world… Kate Raworth is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute

Video and website from fashion model, environmentalist, science advocate and coder Karlie Kloss

https://www.attn.com/videos/15266/karlie-kloss-economy-depends-environment

https://www.kodewithklossy.com

Interesting article on how Elon Musk took his children out of private school and started his own… Educating for thought, as in critical thinking, the wonder for and curiosity in the world we live in, existence and the future ? That is Elon Musk of SpaceX, Tesla, HyperLoop, The Boring Company…

It’s Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children

An interesting article on computer controlled robots doing brain surgery… Quite fascinating…

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

An article on what might be the effects of ‘Brexit’ on the London’s financial sector, and while banking might not peoples favourite they do bring a vast amount of money into the UK. It is an article from the USA, so looking from the outside. It also plainly states that London is still the largest international financial market in the world at the moment… O I should add apparently J P Morgan have now acquired a building in Dublin…

A very concise beautiful video from Julia Roberts an amazing actor and human being from what I can gather, and natureisspeaking.org... With or without Homo Sapiens, unlessHomo Sapiens in their arrogance, narcissism, stupidity, pettiness etc… destroy all life on earth as well as theirselves…

This is a rather fascinating idea, and not a conspiracy theory, but a brilliant Renaissance mind at work if it is correct and would not be too surprising. As apart from Michelangelo dissecting cadavers like Leonardo, both he and Leonardo among many of the Renaissance studied ancient Greek philosophy, math, science and many other things… The Renaissance reopened the western world to thought, art, beauty, science… I have always preferred Umberto Eco’s ‘Name of the Rose’ to Dan Brown’s books… Art through time has often worked on many different levels and discourses… Bit like peeling an onion…

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/did-michelangelo-hide-secret-messages-in-the-sistine-chapels-ceiling

This is good simple easy to read article talking to science deniers…

Scientists aren’t stupid, and science deniers are arrogant

What a lovely article, a tomb from the mists of time, art and culture, the Mycenaean age, cultural diversity, The Iliad and The Odyssey, a cat named Nestor… It is difficult to explain or understand what it is like to travel with a backpack for months and stand on the shores of the Mediterranean or Aegean Sea with an ancient ruin at ones back looking at the sparkling blue sea with poetry, history and art swirling in ones head, called from the past walking into the future… and archeologists as in this article like travellers in time… Seeing the dust sparkle in sunshine and coalesce into what once was… and all the things that could be…

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/golden-warrior-greek-tomb-exposes-roots-western-civilization-180961441

A beautiful project in all senses of the world, solar powered water desalination… Which pumps out pure clean water…

Art Meets Tech: Gorgeous Solar-Powered Pipe Can Desalinate 1.5 Billion Gallons of Seawater

A diablog, a discourse between two people on some of Plato’s ideas… and howthey are relevant now…

Shinto monks recording climate data for 600 years… and what their records say about humans changing the worlds climate from the industrial revolution onwards…

http://bigthink.com/natalie-shoemaker/shinto-monks-have-been-recording-climate-data-for-600-years

Great video on physics with Michio Kaku… Well worth watching…

http://bigthink.com/videos/universe-in-a-nutshell-the-physics-of-everything-with-michio-kaku

Interesting article on selfishness and narcissism…

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/study-some-peoples-brains-are-wired-to-be-selfish

Definitely worth watching…

http://bigthink.com/videos/bernard-henri-levy-zuckerberg-vs-trump

A very interesting article on the brain and thinking by one of the foremost neuroscientists in the world Dr. Tanzi…

http://bigthink.com/videos/rudolph-tanzi-on-brain-evolution-and-emotion

ESA’s (European Space Agency) plan for a ‘moon village’ looks like that might be happening before Elon Musk’s Mars colony…

futurism.com/esas-plan-for-a-moon-village-is-slowly-starting-to-come-together

Do some people really believe the Earth is flat or are though joking… I knew someone in ancient Egypt had worked out the circumference of the earth sometime in BCE when I was about 8 or 10 years old… Good article that is fun to show the earth is a sphere… I really hope the people are joking about thinking the earth is flat that would be something to truly worry about about them if they are serious…

http://futurism.com/facts-obvious

Interesting article from wordfence the Department of Homeland security the IP’s, software hacks and Russia… I have had attacks on my website from some of the IP’s and countries named in the wordfence article…

www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/russia-malware-ip-hack

 Interesting article on Richard Dawkins and a theory of his… I had not read any Ricard Dawkins before.

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/social-viruses-may-be-shaping-the-american-elections-uniquely-threatening-modern-societies

Interesting article on neoliberalism and it failing…

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

This is a brilliant rejoinder, full of wit, charm, intelligence and truly made me laugh in complete admiration… Brilliantly written thank for that as it is not the best day in the world today ! I am sure you know why…

https://www.bustle.com/articles/172551-dear-single-men-feminism-is-not-the-reason-you-cant-get-a-date

It is the anniversary of Arthur C. Clarke’s birthday today 16th December so I thought I would put his three laws;

“1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C. Clarke

Just because someone is older does not mean they are wiser, I think some people are wise irrespective of age… as wisdom is to do with ‘thought’ ‘knowledge’ and ‘imagination’ among other things… An older persons, I hope you don’t mind me saying that, perspective and wisdom… Then arguably some kinds of wisdom have always come from this person… Margaret Atwood…

http://bigthink.com/videos/margaret-atwood-on-anti-science-and-anti-intellectualism

This I find terrifying… people plugged into a video game/virtual reality and living life there rather than in the world…  self-contained isolated world run by one person or a corporation… Mind control… Building The Matrix… I thought in the film people were trying to get out ? I am not against new technologies at all… But like certain moves with AI towards the idea of an Ethical AI… Maybe a far more far-reaching ethical basis… Though many scientists seem to think that ‘philosophy’ is dead and science has replaced it, though I am still not sure if they are confusing ‘theology’ and ‘philosophy’. Maybe towards a philosophy of new technologies… An ethical philosophy of science… The thing that amazes me about scientists saying philosophy is dead, one that is a philosophical statement, two the philosophy of thought is what scientists use to think then deny it, though not all. I read a book a long time ago to do with virtual reality along the lines of the book mentioned in this article, though different… The Celestial Steam Locomotive by Michael G. Coney probably around the time it was published…

http://bigthink.com/laurie-vazquez/why-the-future-of-virtual-reality-will-not-be-people-first

The wind blows and electrical power is generated… USA first offshore wind farm…

www.sciencealert.com/america-s-first-offshore-wind-farm-just-launched-with-ge-turbines-twice-as-tall-as-the-statue-of-liberty

Article about programming neurons

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/the-next-major-inflection-point-for-humanity-programming-neurons

Extremely good video talk in demography… well worth watching

http://bigthink.com/videos/global-population-boom-are-people-the-problem-the-solution-or-both

3.6 million years ago footprints of human ancestors, good article

www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/14/stepping-back-36m-years-footprints-yield-new-clues-to-humans-ancestors

Solar power in north Africa… Morocco…

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/04/465568055/morocco-unveils-a-massive-solar-power-plant-in-the-sahara

I actually met someone who told me they worked for SpaceX at the end of last year beginning of this in London. Which was the first time I had heard of them or Elon Musk, obviously since I have looked at they are doing… Which appears to be one of those visionary projects…  Along with is others…                                                           https://www.tesla.com http://www.solarcity.com www.openai.com

What he should make sure goes with each Mars ships among other things is the complete knowledge of the Earth, DNA storage, a 1 kilo gram block of DNA storage can contain the complete digital storage of all of human knowledge. Think the Alexandra library. The DNA of everything living or extinct life form on Earth.

For the present is that is which is suspended between the past (history) and the future… (imagination and knowledge)

For imagination combined with knowledge is limitless…

bigthink.com/laurie-vazquez/how-elon-musk-is-planning-for-humans-to-live-on-mars-part-1

Space X… like Elon Musk I read Isaac Asimov when I was young and again since more than once, so might have  bias, or it might be informed thought, as apart from that I have read much since and still do…

http://www.spacex.com

NASA earth…

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/index.html

On population… Every second 5 people are born and 2 people die… also has a population counter for the planet…

www.populationmedia.org

I should say I am for new technology… but that does not mean it should replace people thinking for themselves, by thought, I mean informed thought, not opinions based on next to nothing… or misinformation, disinformation or lies…

www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/10/google-facebook-critical-thinking-computers

https://medium.com/bloomberg/facebooks-news-headache-1037828e08b4#.nmlmc4527

Stoic thought…

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/11/how-would-the-stoics-cope-today

On beauty and ageing…

http://www.peterlindbergh.com/films/32

On AI…

https://medium.com/ai-control/not-just-learning-e3bfb5a1f96e#.hzx44w3xs

On Bees if bees die we will…

www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/dec/11/bees-decline-pollinator-agriculture-honeybee

One equation…

singularityhub.com/2016/12/07/this-one-equation-may-be-the-root-of-intelligence

Nano starship in development…

www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-working-on-a-nano-starship-that-travels-at-1-5-the-speed-of-light

 

Scientists Hook Up Brain to Tablet—Paralyzed Woman Googles With Ease

New digital storage for the future…

singularityhub.com/2016/10/21/can-dna-hard-drives-solve-our-looming-data-storage-crisis

Drugs and war through time…

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/10/history-war-drugs-vikings-nazis-161005101505317.html

Another article on drugs and war…

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

Stephen Hawking’s article in The Guardian newspaper; The most dangerous time for the planet…

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/01/stephen-hawking-dangerous-time-planet-inequality

New chip uses light

New Brain-Like Chip Uses Light to Go Blazingly Fast

Robin Hood of science: missing chapter…

bigthink.com/neurobonkers/the-robin-hood-of-science-the-missing-chapter

Meet the Robin Hood of science…

http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/a-pirate-bay-for-science

200 year drought doomed the Indus Valley Civilisations… read this information a year or two ago but was reminded of it…

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/200-year-drought-doomed-indus-valley-civilization/

92% of people breathe polluted air new World Health Organisation report…

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37483616

New material to convert heat to electricity…

http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-have-developed-a-material-that-can-convert-waste-heat-into-electricty

AI new mental health tool…

New AI Mental Health Tools Beat Human Doctors at Assessing Patients

A beautiful piece of art/architecture to show art in…

http://www.archdaily.com/800703/al-as-museum-of-art-architecture-and-technology-photographed-by-francisco-nogueira

Amazing ancient Greek device…

bigthink.com/robby-berman/an-ancient-device-too-advanced-to-be-real-gives-up-its-secrets-at-last

You are what you eat…

https://www.inverse.com/article/16912-science-says-you-are-what-you-eat-and-if-you-like-black-coffee-you-re-a-sadist

Samson the Greek archaeology in Israel…

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.756385

Worlds oldest harbour…

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.754616?

A worrying article…

www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/opinion/i-am-a-dangerous-professor.html

Map how physics is connected…

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-genius-video-explains-everything-you-need-to-know-about-physics-in-8-minutes

Scientists possibly find fifth force of nature

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/scientists-possibly-find-fifth-force-of-nature

Quantum distortions in space…

http://www.sciencealert.com/we-just-got-the-first-real-evidence-of-a-strange-quantum-distortion-in-empty-space

Science writes a letter…

2300 Scientists from All Fifty States Pen Open Letter to Incoming Trump Administration

An interesting article on speculations on ‘time’…

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/time-is-created-by-the-observer-argues-new-research

An article on Britain protecting monuments…

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/modern-day-monuments-men-wanted-by-the-british-army/

An amazing piece of research and science turning nuclear waste into diamond batteries…

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-are-turning-nuclear-waste-into-super-efficient-diamond-batteries

An article on on a piece of Umberto Echo’s writing…

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

A great fashion photographer

http://www.peterlindbergh.com

An artist I think brilliant

https://www.gerhard-richter.com

I found this article interesting….

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-cyberwar-commentary-idUSKBN12X075

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