Ten years ago, a group of scientists working at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbioloy at SUNY, Stony Brook, described for the first time the de novo chemical synthesis of polio virus, which they confirmed was fully infectious. This discovery, when reported in newspapers around the globe in July of 2002, created a great
The technology site Silicon Alley Insider got hold of some of the messages and, this past spring, posted the transcript of a conversation between Zuckerberg and a friend, outlining how he was planning to deal with Harvard Connect: FRIEND: so have you decided what you are going to do about the websites? ZUCK: yea i’m
By: Nicholas West , Activist Post - Predictive technology is exploding, in stealth, across the virtual landscape. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to ...
By: Mac Slavo, SHTFplan.com - "No Serial Number, No Background Check, And No Waiting Period” As the government feverishly attempts to restrict everything from the importation of ammunition to ownership of semi-automatic weapons , one individual has been tirelessly working to restore the spirit of the Second Amendment to all corners of America. Cody Wilson, who in 2013 developed ...
By: Nicholas West, Activist Post - As the evolution of the humanoid robot progresses, we are seeing new permutations that are challenging our notion of humanity and the ethics in which we currently place value. Furthermore, as robotics and biology continue to crossover on the way toward The Singularity , studies into the dynamics of ...
"I think our grandparents were Victor Frankenstein. I basically am the kind of deeply unnatural creature that Mrs Shelley instinctively dreaded. I not only eat her sacred cows but I eat them with ketchup. While I take her point, I think that transgressive monstrosity and tampering with the life force are both a lot more
London (AFP) - The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web. Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago, called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence
The future of humanity passes by a world government in which “we are almost already” and where “a global caste of leaders makes the most important decisions,” says author. “In 2050 we will have conquered disease and old age, so the rich can live forever. The poor however, will die as usual while being entertained by
By: massprivatei.blogspot.com - A Jordanian scientist has created an automated lip-reading system that can decipher speech with an average success rate of 76 per cent. The findings, in conjunction with recent advances in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition, and signal processing, suggest that computers will soon be able to read lips accurately enough to
What if todays plastics could be made from materials that were not only sustainable but non toxic? Today, our plastics are made from oil which means not only are we putting toxic chemicals into our atmosphere, but we are also filling our environment with products that cannot bio-degrade. A new company out of Australia has
By: Kim Zetter, wired.com The National Security Agency has some of the brightest minds working on its sophisticated surveillance programs, including its metadata collection efforts. But a new chat program designed by a middle-school dropout in his spare time may turn out to be one of the best solutions to thwart those efforts. Prompted by Edward
As I was wrapping this piece up and about to submit it, an astounding news release came to my attention. NASA just held a two-day symposium title, ‘Preparing for Discovery’ in which they brought scientists, church leaders, philosophers, et al., together to discuss the probable future contact with alien life and intelligence out there. NASA
What is our society going to look like when our faces are being tracked literally everywhere that we go? As part of the FBI's new Next Generation Identification System, a facial recognition database known as the Interstate Photo System will have collected 52 million of our faces by the end of 2015. But that is
There is an array of research that seeks to create super soldiers. Back in 2010, a plan was announced to install transcranial ultrasonic mind control devices into soldiers' helmets in order to boost alertness, as well as relieve battle stress and pain. The Department of Defense has also been working on an augmented reality creation
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Participation on Facebook could prove very dangerous to your future well-being. There is a reason that Facebook is aligned with both the CIA and the NSA. I have several credible sources who tell me that all data posted on Facebook goes into series of cataloged files which culminates with each person being assigned a “Threat Matrix