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Make: Believe - Making Movie Miniatures with Fon Davis Make Magazine

“Fon Davis has been working for over two decades in tv and film, creating amazing miniatures, models, production design, drafting, fabrication, and more recently writing and directing. Fon is the creator and a co-writer on MORAV and Lee’s Chinese Robot Shop.

Fon’s first feature film work was Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Since then, he has worked on over 30 feature films including blockbusters like Starship Troopers, Pearl Harbor, and the Star Wars and Matrix series.” - Make Mag

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Vision > HealthLongevity > Innovation
Plant Tissue Culturing at Home: DIY Genetic Horticulture Make Magazine

“Chris Normile explains how easy it is to take genetic material from plants and reproduce specimens in jars at home. With many examples on hand at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, onlookers can learn how to become more empowered as gardeners by having more control of the types of plants they choose to cultivate.”

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Elon Musk lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society Royal Aeronautical Society

“On 16 November CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, Elon Musk was the guest of honour at the Royal Aeronautical Society to present a lecture entitled ‘SpaceX and the future of space exploration’.

The packed lecture was aslo notable in that the audience saw Elon Musk presented with the Royal Aeronautical’s Society’s highest award - a Gold Medal. This award has been presented since 1909 when the first Gold Medal was given to the Wright Brothers. It is the most prestigious award in global aerospace honouring ...

Vision > Directors > Giulio Prisco > HealthLongevity > Futurism > Innovation
Giulio Prisco
The BIG Infinite Fractal Onion Universe by Giulio Prisco

This is a continuation of my previous post on quantum consciousness (or not), also inspired by Ben Goertzel’s “AGI, Consciousness, Life, the Universe and Everything” on H+ Magazine. In a comment, I wrote: “I am often thinking of a meta-[Theory of Everything]ToE (actually an anti-ToE) that we may call “The [BIG] Infinite Fractal Onion Universe” or something like that.” Here are some thoughts on something like that.

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Jonathan Lin
Emerging Technological Innovation in China by Jonathan Lin

When Steve Jobs passed away in October last year, many worldwide mourned the loss of an extraordinary innovator. In Ningbo, a port city on the eastern Chinese coast, the reaction was similar: there was media attention dedicated to the former CEO’s accomplishments and life history, along with admiration for his talents and vision for Apple. Then there was the heralding of a local initiative by the press: a program to cultivate “an army of Steve Jobs-style leaders.

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What is Our Connection to Nature? Is a Techno-Saturated Future Also Beautiful? TED

“Nature’s beauty can be easily missed—but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.” (Filmed at TEDxSF.) - TED

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Marcelo Rinesi
I Want Autonomous Killer Drones: A Personal View by Marcelo Rinesi

They are a not a great idea in absolute terms, but they are not worse, and can be made better, than the human-in-the-loop status quo.

Vision > Contributors > Wilfredo Méndez > HealthLongevity > Futurism > Innovation
Wilfredo Méndez
Transtectonica: Filling Cities with Monsters by Wilfredo Méndez

Presently, important concerns on the future of product’s design, building architecture, and city planning have become part of the daily basis discussion. Ecology, energy efficiency, pollution and sustainability have leaded important forum’s topics for the last years. However, the current approach to those issues is insufficient in order to generate the desired environmental outcomes for the future.

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Dick Pelletier
Thought talking promises to one day revolutionize our lives by Dick Pelletier

Touch screens, voice recognition, and systems that track eye and muscle movements all offer efficient ways of communicating, but transmitting thoughts directly to machines, without any implant in the brain could affect our lives more than any other technology under development today.

Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Staff > J. Hughes
How the Fight Against Austerity Will Affect the Future IEET

James Hughes @ Borderlands Cafe 11/30/2012 in San Francisco.

Politics and economics have yet to face the fact that an increasingly automated economy will mean the decline of human employment, and the establishment of a basic income guarantee. Instead we have hand-wringing about reining in “entitlements” and calls for austerity to facilitate private sector job growth. Expansions of longevity are greeted with calls for pushing up the retirement age, ignoring the shrinking availability of jobs. In order to avoid a neo-feudal...