Sen.se Mother : La pervasivité enfin réalisée

In Technos

Il y a dix ans Rafi Haladjian publiait une note sur les réseaux pervasifs (cf internetactu) dans lequel il posait la base de l’internet des objets comme connection des objets du quotidien plutôt qu’invention de nouveaux usages. Il proposait par exemple de connecter des pèse-personnes. Aujourd’hui sa “Mother” est disponible…

“Faire fusionner l’homme et la machine, c’est déjà possible”, Stefan Greiner

In Non classé

Fondée fin 2013, l’association Cyborgs est une plate-forme pour tous ceux qui s’intéressent à la fusion de l’homme et de la machine. Elle organise des rencontres régulières à Berlin dans des espaces fréquentés par des hackers. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1nhupSI

Elon Musk: We Should Fear a ‘Terminator’ Future

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Sure, Elon Musk wants to make science fiction reality by building a city on Mars. But when it comes to other sci-fi scenarios — namely, a robot apocalypse — the founder of Tesla and SpaceX is much less optimistic. via Pocket http://ift.tt/Udh7zZ

8 questions pour en finir avec les clichés sur la théorie de l’évolution

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Jean-Sébastien Steyer est paléontologue au CNRS et rattaché au Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. Avec l’astrophysicien Roland Lehoucq, l’archéologue Jean-Paul Demoule et l’écrivain de science-fiction Pierre Bordage, il vient de co-signer Exquise Planète (éditions Odile Jacob, 190 p. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1gQ1Clf

The Rise of the Three-Parent Family

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Babies with three parents are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A British ethics board has just approved an experimental treatment that results in babies with genetic material from two women and one man. Also, there’s evidence that babies born using egg and sperm donors receive genetic input from…

​How to Comprehend Incomprehensibly Large Numbers

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We humans are a smart bunch, but we really suck when it comes to understanding and handling excessively large numbers. Here’s why we’re so bad at it — and what you can do to make sense of concepts and figures that are unreasonably huge. via Pocket http://ift.tt/MuoQVN

When Funk Went White

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In its heyday in the late 60′s and all the way through to the 70′s, simply put for the most part, funk music was a very black experience. The bands were black, the fans were black, and the movement was black. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1nWkdSe

7 great companies that really should not exist

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Airbnb, Tinder, Yplan. These youth-focused, mobile-savvy companies are all seeing rocketing user figures and phenomenal growth. But they didn’t disrupt the travel, dating, or box office bookings markets. That had already happened thanks to the likes of Expedia and eHarmomy. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1g8gpcd

YouTube New Ad-Sharing Terms Draws Mixed Reponse From TV, Film Studios

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YouTube proselytizes the virtues of its massive, democratizing video platform: Everyone in the world is now a broadcaster, and with just an Internet hookup and a cool idea, you can make some cold, hard cash. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1fIO10G

Google: World domination starts today

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Right off the bat in Google’s conference call to discuss earnings Thursday, CEO Larry Page had this to say: “People tend to overestimate the impact of technology in the short-term, yet underestimate the scale of change longer term. via Pocket http://ift.tt/GUnAc6

J’ai lu Graeber sur la dette et depuis, je balade mon banquier

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Son histoire de la dette est un best-seller aux Etats-Unis. Et pour cause : l’anthropologue David Graeber y milite pour qu’on efface l’ardoise. Fiche de lecture. Aux pays du crédit, il est une star en exil. via Pocket http://ift.tt/16Hku5h