Response to more Singularity Critiques

Richard Jones (who regularly criticizes molecular nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity] writes about the Singularity in terms of “Faith in Technology” and Scott Aaronson writes about how the “Singularity is Far’ Points in the Richard Jones article that I wanted to respond to:1. Jones: Peak oil could cause a societal collapse and thus prevent/cripple …

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OHSU Grows Hair Cells Involved in Hearing for possible deafness cure

Oregon Health & Science University scientists have successfully produced functional auditory hair cells in the cochlea of the mouse inner ear. The breakthrough suggests that a new therapy may be developed in the future to successfully treat hearing loss. Successful production of functional sensory hair cells in the inner ears of mice suggests that a …

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South Africa Pebble Bed Modular reactor gets key regulatory approval

South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has given the go-ahead for the start of production of graphite feedstock for the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) demonstration unit. The lifting of the work stop order paves the way for the production of long-lead items. This includes the manufacture of the graphite feedstock material which will be …

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One wheel and three wheel motorbikes

Ben Gulak has developed a 15 mph unocycle all electric (battery powered) based on Segway balancing technology. Ben Gulak, suspects it could go as high as 40 mph. Jake Loniak (Art College Student) has a wearable motorcycle concept. The wearable motorcycle would have nano phosphate batteries and artificial muscles to give it a theoretical top …

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