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This wheelchair can be controlled by facial expressions.
California’s report on #autonomous #vehicle tests doesn’t tell the full story.

futurism.com/waymo-safety-d…
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This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere.
Scientists are killing superbugs with #viruses.

#bacteria #antibiotics

weforum.org/agenda/2019/02…
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New documents released under #FISA prove that the
#CIA conducted #mindcontrol on both humans and animals using drugs, hypnosis and electronic devices as part of top secret, illegal project #MKUltra. #HumanRightsViolations -
thesun.co.uk/news/7920010/c…
Here is the link to the Black Vault with current documents regarding #MKultra #mindcontrol received under freedom of information act:

theblackvault.com/documentarchiv…

#CIA #CrimesAgainstHumanity #CrimesAgainstChildren
#HumanRightsViolations
#CIA created remote-controlled dogs (#animalabuse)
with brain electrodes for Project #MKUltra #mindcontrol.
They hired scientists to develop dogs that could be controlled from a distance by electrodes embedded in their brains:
thesun.co.uk/news/7949997/i…
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1/ Organisations need generalist advisers who are not attached to their experience and expertise. Fresh eyes + deep understanding of individuals across cultural divides will mark emerging consulting paradigms. This will put pressure on business schools.
2/ In the words of @davidsrose "All companies designed to succeed in the 20th century are doomed to fail in the 21st century."

Several reasons -

The new world is digital. The new generation is digital. Change is on an accelerating curve. Learning is not. #futureofwork
@davidsrose 3/ Companies are led by people trained on industrial age methods by industrial age academics in industrial age institutions. Leadership is about growing existing portfolios by scaling. #Innovation means disrupting existing mindsets and methods. This is new. #futureofwork
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Gli esperti lo ripetono ormai da diversi anni. Con un’alimentazione sana si prevengono fattori di rischio importanti come il sovrappeso e l’obesità. Una dieta povera dal punto di vista nutrizionale, invece, può facilitare lo sviluppo di diverse neoplasie.

humanitasalute.it/in-salute/diet…
This radiologist uses high-quality MRI images to help understand how humans’ emotional processing works, creating artistic renderings in the process.

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/mri-as-art-rad…
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An Israeli pharmaceutical company is claiming it will have a “complete cure for cancer” within the next year.

The company is Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies (AEBi), and based on the claims of its board chairman Dan Aridor, the treatment it’s working on is revolutionary.
“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks, and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor told The Jerusalem Post. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”
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Ok #AcademicTwitter: Madison is looking at another 8 in of snow Sun into Mon then dangerous wind chills Wed as low as -55. It seems likely @UWMadison will have to cancel since one can get frost bite within 5 min at that temp & the majority of our students walk/bike/bus to campus.
Normally cancelled classes don’t faze me but I’m teaching this giant lecture this semester. Anyone have suggestions on ways (software) for me to record my lecture at home (that is, a video of my slides & my voice) to upload so we aren’t too far behind? Even fancier: live stream?
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0/ We're currently tracking at 40°C (104℉) here in #Melbourne, yet even that pales in comparison to the heat we're seeing in the #crypto/#blockchain space over the past ~24 hours.

What a day! Below are 22 developments that caught my eye.
1/ 🍑 Prominent full-service #blockchain technology co. @BitfuryGroup today announced a #Bitcoin #LightningNetwork-oriented product bundle called @Lightning_Peach.

Consumers, merchants, developers; there's LN-enabled solutions for all! Read more below. medium.com/meetbitfury/bi…
2/ 💡 After 18 months in stealth, San Francisco-based #crypto custody provider @Anchorage is live with its first product. They're building the first-ever crypto-native custodian!

Last year's a16z-led $17M Series A featured @Naval, @EladGil and @MLevchin. medium.com/anchorage/intr…
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@AOC is right: technology reflects society. Here is an incomplete list of experts you should follow if you are interested in this topic / thread:
@safiyanoble – read her great book ‘Algorithms of Oppression – How Search Engines Reinforce Racism’ nyupress.org/books/97814798… with @NYUpress
@jovialjoy – and her Gender Shades project gendershades.org, her work with the Algorithmic Justice League ajlunited.org and the Safe Face Pledge safefacepledge.org
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0/ What a start to the week in the fast-paced world of #crypto and #blockchain!

Below is an 18-part thread featuring the best bits from the past day or two. Let's get you up to speed, shall we?
1/ 🤑 #Ethereum-/#Web3-focused #crypto startup @ParityTech has received a $5M "scalability, usability and security grant" from the Ethereum Foundation!

Will help Parity fund its work on Casper, sharding, light clients, dev tools, QA, audits and more. blog.ethereum.org/2019/01/07/ann…
2/ 🔛 Big announcement by the team from @RepublicOrg [ $REN ] - a dark pool exchange protocol for trading large volumes of #crypto - announcing the release of public Darknodes.

Submit a 100,000 REN bond to the Darknode Registry and you're good to go! medium.com/republicprotoc…
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#OSHO

#Meditation happens beyond #mind. It involves watching #mind. When the real YOU, the watcher, becomes stronger the mind becomes the #servant.

No #discipline, #mantra or #scientific instrument can lead to meditation. No technique can go beyond mind.
The basis of all misunderstanding in a scientific circle is: when the being of a person is in a state of meditation, it creates certain waves in the mind. These waves can be wavelength from the outside by #technical means. But those waves will not create #meditation
You may go on practising with #scientific instruments for years; it will not change your #character, it will not change your #morality, it will not change your #individuality. You will remain the same.
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0/ The stream of #crypto- and #blockchain-related news knows no end!

To help you stay on top of all that's been happening over the past 24 hours, I've put together this 22-part thread.
1/ ☁️ @helloiconworld [ $ICX ] launched 'ICON Development Network' on #Amazon's AWS Marketplace, allowing developers to easily run a private instance of the ICON #blockchain network through @awscloud.

Makes building on #ICON far more convenient. medium.com/helloiconworld…
2/ ✍️ @_PoetProject [ $POE ] - a decentralized protocol for content ownership, discovery and monetization in media - is now live on the #bitcoin #mainnet!

Partnership announcements and product updates in the coming weeks. Growing strong! blog.po.et/the-better-web…
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Things are starting to change. What future do we want?

The political left and alt-right will use technology (incl. #AI/#AGI) & near-certain runaway #climate change. How to turn threats into opportunities? An intro to #ExtinctionRebellion research: vimeo.com/297453366 1/n
This film introduces a political theory on necessary conditions for climate mitigation (a.k.a.: "saving the world"). Let's call this theory "carbon language" until we find a better term. Don't worry, this thread will be short and easy to understand. vimeo.com/297679220 2/n
Indeed, this thread is entirely unscientific because science can tell us only how to save the world, not why. Why preserve life on Earth? Why live good lives? These are ethical questions; their answers depend on our values, and if we want to mitigate climate change, we will 3/n
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Automotive blockchain platform opens new opportunities for connected vehicles

#blockchain #vehicles #connectedvehicles #IoT #BlockletTVA

smart2zero.com/news/automotiv…
IBM, Seagate partner on blockchain anti-counterfeiting project

#blockchain #security #technology #harddrive

smart2zero.com/news/ibm-seaga…
SpaceChain blockchain-based satellite network a step closer to reality

#blockchain #satellite #networks #opensource

smart2zero.com/news/blockchai…
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0/ The #crypto and #blockchain space can get awfully noisy. Below, the bits that caught my eye over the past 24 hours or so.

21 events compressed into a humble #Twitter thread. Enjoy!
1/ 🙋‍♂️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] made hires #52 and #53 for 2018 via Andreas Penzkofer and William Sanders.

The former is an electrical engineer and physicist specializing in analytical and numerical methods. The latter, an academic focused on commutative algebra and category theory.
2/ 💡 Australian #blockchain startup @PowerLedger_io [ $POWR ] upped its presence in the U.S., announcing the deployment of its P2P renewable #energy trading platform at licensed retail electric provider @APowernet's Pennsylvania HQ.

Click below for more! medium.com/power-ledger/p…
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0/ Coming in HOT today with a thread devoted to a bunch of #crypto- and #blockchain-related events that took place over the past 24 hours or so. Here we go!
1/ ⛽️ I wasn't joking about that 'hot' thing, for @GetGitcoin have introduced Gas Price Heatmaps (gitcoin.co/gas/heatmap).

Assess the price vs. speed tradeoff vis-à-vis @ethereum gas. Super useful!

Built by @FrederikBolding. It's a visual representation of @ETHGasStation data.
2/ 🆕 Asia's top full-suite digital asset trading firm, @QCPCapital, became the first #OTC trading desk to set up a 'Space' on @AirSwap [ $AST ].

Launched last month, Spaces enable unique environments geared to support connections among groups that trade.
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#NSPNsymposium18 Dalal Najib
@theNASciences comes from #Casablanca in #Morocco and moved to @UMich for a #PhD on interaction of Mars & Venus atmosphere and solar winds. However, she had a crisis and wanted to give back to her community, and dove into #scipol, #ethics, #economics
She went on to do a Christine Mirzayan S&T fellowship via @aaas, one of the few options available to #international applicants (cc @IWS_Network). Wanting to engage #ECR, she applied for a position @theNASciences, got in, and never looked back #NSPNsymposium18
She now promotes #international development, security, and cooperation with @theNASciences, through #Science #technology and #innovation.

@theNASciences@NSF! The National academy is independent from govt and provides #scienceadvice and #evidence for #scipol

#NSPNsymposium18
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0/ #Crypto ending the week with a full head of steam. Not ready for the weekend just yet!

Here's the latest from the #cryptocurrency/#blockchain space over the past 24 hours or so...
1/ 🔧 @POANetwork [ $POA ], @CompoundFinance, and @ConsenSys have teamed up to develop Mana, an open source, full node #Ethereum client written in Elixir, a programming language that runs on Erlang Virtual Machine (i.e., BEAM).

Read more: medium.com/poa-network/po…
2/ 🤖 @Singularity_NET [ $AGI ] was chosen by @MaltaGov to help them fulfil their desire to explore #AI as an economic niche.

The #crypto startup - known for their work with @HansonRobotics' @RealSophiaRobot - will first help create the world's first 'Robot Citizenship Test'.
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0/ Want to know what's been happening in the #crypto and #blockchain space over the past ~24 hours? Then look no further! I've got you covered.
1/ 📣 The @MakerDAO [ $MKR ] team announced the 'Core Community Development Group (CCDG)', an initiative focussed on attracting more third-party interest.

Whilst not identical, the CCDG reminds me of Elastos' @Cyber__Republic & Dash's DGBB; projects w/ strong communities indeed.
2/ 📝 @dydxprotocol's short Ethereum [ $sETH ] - an #ERC20 token pegged to a short ETH position - got listed on #0x-powered @RadarRelay.

Can't wait to see what other types of tokenized short and leveraged assets dYdX can come up with! medium.com/radarrelay/int…
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#Bitcoin is bigger than all the companies that try to capitalise on its #blockchain #technology.

#Bitcoin + #IoT + #DeepLearning will transform the global political & financial system without permission.

#blockchain #LightningNetwork #fintech #blockchain #disruptiveinnovation
#Decentralisation will take time.

#Bitcoin is decentralised although still attached to a centralised world.

⚠️ This is the alpha.
⚠️ #LightningNetwork is the beta.
If you want to change society you need to change the social paradigm, or offer an incentive greater than money to discourage greed. #bitcoin #LightningNetwork ⚡️
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Thread: FinancialServices Access
This has been a persistent subject as a market opportunity since I started at @MasterCard in 2001. Then @Citi & @AmericanExpress. Legacy financial services & #payments #technology were simply insufficient to service those markets economically.
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Recently, companies like mPesa (Africa) showed that this can be done. Especially, in countries where you're building a completely new infrastructure, not relying on (or mandated to integrate with) legacy payment systems. Those carry onerous compliance & processing costs.
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With almost full smartphone saturation, some #fintech players like Simple, even @Square's Cash & @Paypal's @Venmo apps, are able to get to more people. Others like Green Dot prepaid & payday lenders go deeper into servicing this population, but at controversially high fees.
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Let's start our #GlobalEChats on #music!

Among our #discussion topics: 1. #Stakeholders in music and what happens to them? 2. #Production of music 3. #Consumption of music 4. New #technology out there!
Firstly, let's talk about how scary #technology and #advancement can be to #music.

Some stats:
The US lost $12.5 billion a year in total sales due to pirated music.

71k jobs were lost; $2.7bn in annual earnings; $1.1bn of that would have been earned by the industry.
Source:

sheffieldav.com/education/how-…

But as with any #tech #disruption, there are always negative externalities.

In the #music industry, most of the bad press came from #piracy. Sites like Napster and P2P torrenting were rampant back in the day.
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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