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Augmented Machines and Augmented Humans are converging VI

Human Augmentation There are basically three ways to augment humans: Modifying the genotype Modifying the phenotype Modifying the extended phenotype As individual we inherit the genotype (the set of our genes contained in our chromosomes, each of us has 22 pairs of chromosomes –autosomes- plus the sex chromosomes, either X-X, …

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A 2,500$ steak

It is now a few years that some start ups are busy trying to find a way to attack what is a 200B$ market: the production of meat, a business that has gotten more and more like a factory than cattle and fowl breeding. It is a business that is …

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Transhumanism: Increasing Human Thought Capabilities II

The increase of thinking capabilities can be pursued by: “engineering” a better “brain” (pretty though, since we do not know yet how it works nor how the genome is shaping it …) Improving processing capabilities through focused stimulation better exploiting its capabilities, including establishing better connection with it, feeding more pertinent …

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The colours of sound

I hope you took the time to watch the clip in yesterday’s post. I have to say I watched it several times because of its power to make me think. As I explained yesterday he co-designed the skull implant to have the possibility of seeing the colours of the world …

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Will our offsprings be smarter than us? – II

Adaptability and capability to leverage of the environment has been key to the success of life, from the very early forms to us and to what we see around us. Adaptability has not been a characteristic of the single individual, rather it emerged from natural selection as result of environmental …

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Using AI to explore drugs side effect

Discovering the possible side effects of a drug is a complex matter, requiring many extended clinical studies that last many years and cost a lot of effort (and money). This complexity gets multiplied when one wants to consider the side effects deriving from the use of two (or more) drugs. …

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