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Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming - Issue 18: Genius - Nautilus

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Category: Futurism

From nautil.us

Lev Landau, a Nobelist and one of the fathers of a great school of Soviet physics, had a logarithmic scale for ranking theorists, from 1 to 5. A physicist in the first class had ten times the impact of someone in the second class, and so on.

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How cancer cells assure immortality by lengthening the ends of chromosomes

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Category: Futurism

From www.kurzweilai.net

On Sept. 23, KurzweilAI noted that scientists at the Salk Institute had discovered an on-and-off "switch" in cells that might allow for increasing telomerase, which rebuilds telomeres at the ends of chromosomes to keep cells dividing and generating.

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Christine Rosen: The Machine And The Ghost The New Republic

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Category: Futurism

From www.tnr.com

The unstated but evident goal of these new urban planners is to run the complicated infrastructure of a city with as little human intervention as possible. In the twenty-first century, in cities such as Songdo, machine politics will have a literal meaning—our interactions with the people and objects around us will be turned into data that computers in a control hub, not flesh-and-blood politicians, will analyze.

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