Better Brain Interfaces Are Like Internet Shifting From Dial-Up to Broadband

Kernal is developing invasive and non-invasive brain-machine interface and neuroscience technology. Kernel is a private neurotechnology company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded in 2016 by Bryan Johnson who backed it with a personal investment of $54 million. Bryan was founder, chairman and CEO of Braintree, a company that specialized in mobile …

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Early Holdeck Level Real Life Holographic Videos

BYU’s holography research group has can create holographic lightsaber battles and spaceship battles of the Starship Enterprise and a Klingon Battle Cruiser that incorporate photon torpedoes launching and striking the enemy vessel that you can see with the naked eye. The researchers believe they will be able to create immersive holographic video that surrounds the …

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ColdQuanta Could Become the Fastest Scaling Quantum Computer Approach

Nextbigfuture interviewed Tom Noel, ColdQuanta’s Director of Quantum Computing and Interim CEO Dan Caruso. ColdQuanta is using neutral atoms instead of trapped ions as the basis for its quantum computers. ColdQuanta is building a functional first system now and believes they will be able to scale to the 1000s of qubits faster than competing approaches. …

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Micro OLED Displays for Better Augmented Reality

Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED display technology. Micro OLED will be useful for augmented reality devices. The new displays will be built directly onto wafers. They will be far thinner and smaller and use less power. They are at the trial production stage. It will take several …

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Ultra Low Energy Computer Memory for AI Learning in Medical and Other Applications

The CEA-Leti-based team’s uses machine learning on RRAM to get 100,000 times less energy usage. They use randomness instead of trying to prevent it. This allows in-situ learning to be realized in a highly efficient fashion through the application of nanosecond voltage pulses to nanoscale memory devices. Compared to a CMOS implementation of its algorithm, …

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Magnetic Microrobots

Simple, microscopic robots, remotely driven by magnetic fields, can use capillary forces to manipulate objects floating at an oil-water interface. The micro-robots in the Penn team’s study are thin slices of magnet, about a third of a millimeter in diameter. Despite having no moving parts or sensors of their own, the researchers refer to them …

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Transforming Life and the World by 2100

How different can things get by 2100? Prediction site Metaculus attempts to ponder what a fundamental change to the human condition would be like. Nick Bostrom, philosopher and Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, argues that only two events since the dawn of humanity have fundamentally changed the …

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Quantum Encrypted Communication Between Drones

Zhenda Xie at Nanjing University has created cheap quantum encrypted communication between drones. Above – Quantum network and physical realization with mobile drone-based nodes. (a) A practical quantum network consists of multinode structure and should provide access for users at any time. (b) If link distance is over the Rayleigh length limit, the beam aperture …

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