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  • Revision Military presented its Kinetic Operations Suit at the 2015 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference. (Military.com/Matthew Cox)

  • Revision Military presented its Kinetic Operations Suit at the 2015 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference. (Military.com/Matthew Cox)

May 21, 2015 | by Matthew Cox

TAMPA, Fla. – Defense firms tried to dazzle special operations officials here in hopes of one day being selected to build the command's futuristic operator suit -- typically referred to as the Iron Man suit.

U.S. Special Operations Command launched its effort to create the highly-advanced, Tactical Assault Light Operator's Suit, or TALOS, in 2013 to "provide comprehensive ballistic protection and peerless tactical capability," Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. SOCOM, told an audience here at the 2015 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.

 "Advanced armor, cutting-edge power sources and integrated display systems are just a few of the results this project has already yielded," Votel said. "This past year, SOCOM collaborated with industry to develop the military's first-ever, untethered, loadbearing, powered exoskeleton to augment human performance."

SOCOM has also instituted a "prize challenge to accelerate tactical development and leverage the most creative minds that our nation has to offer," Votel said adding that if all goes well, the command will have "the first of its kind, fully-integrated, independently-powered prototype by the end of August 2018."

Votel's praise of Joint Acquisition Task Force-TALOS inspires confidence, but it's difficult to gauge the progress of the TALOS effort because program officials are saying very little.

JATF-TALOS held a few sessions here for firms to present "five-minute solution" presentations to show how they would be of value to the effort. But so far, there have been no public briefings on the program's activities. And no one was allowed to take pictures or video of the well-crafted interactive, digital display that depicted what a TALOS-equipped operator would look like.

Navy Cmdr. Anthony Baker, the head of JATF- TALOS, was reluctant to talk about the program when reporters approached him at the session.

"We have powered exoskeletons on contract being developed; the foundation is the exoskeleton," he said.  "All I can say is 'we are shooting for the vision,'" which calls for "increased armor protection, increased situational awareness, increased lethality, increased, human performance."

"It's a very ambitious vision," he said. "There are a number of theories we are working on that are making significant progress."

Revision Military's Kinetic Operations Suit

Despite SOCOM's secrecy, there was one company at SOFIC that boldly displayed its attempt to bring the TALOS vision to reality.

The full-size mannequin wearing Revision Military's Kinetic Operations Suit looked alien with its fully-enclosed helmet and quad-tube night-vision device.

Revision's suit features hard, body armor protection, capable of stopping rifle rounds, that covers 60 percent of the operator – compared to the 18 percent armor coverage operators currently wear.

It also features a powered, lower-body exoskeleton, to transfer the additional weight of the armor down to the waste belt and supports it with motorized actuators on each leg, according to Brian Dowling, program manager.

"This is a developmental program launched about a year ago, and we are trying to follow some of the same tenets as the TALOS program," he said.

It's designed to "know when you are about to walk and it picks your leg up and moves it for you, but it also takes the weight from this kit off of some of those weak areas like the neck and the lower back," Dowling said.

The weight on the helmet, armor and vest is transferred down through a rigid, articulated spine. The suit features a small power pack and cooling system that's worn on the back. It powers the suit and is connected to a cooling vest that the operator wears beneath the suit. The cooling system pumps water through about three yards of tubing to keep core temperature steady, Dowling said.

Revision's suit "has actually gone under live-fire testing with the SOF community, and we have done a comparison of traditional operators kit in a live-fire scenario and this kit in a live-fire scenario to ensure that the same level of tasks could be done in the same amount of time – it was successful," Dowling said. "So you can wear 60 percent more armor and still accomplish the same level of tasks."

Quiet Power Sources

One of the challenges of this effort will be to find a power source that runs quiet.

General Atomics officials presented its plans to supply TALOS with a hybrid-electric power unit that consists of an internal combustible engine that fits in the palm of the hand that will run at 10,000 RPMs.

The problem with commercially-available motors is most of them are "very noisy," according to the General Atomics official. A possible solution would be a new, liquid-piston engine that is now in development and is projected to run quiet.

The system could run for a limited amount of time on battery power when stealth is necessary, the official said.

Revision's power pack is not completely silent, Dowling said.

"There is some noise, "he said, explaining that in close proximity, the cooling fan can be heard.

"It was designed for direct action missions, so all the components allow you to turn off all the systems," Dowling said. "The thought is once the first breach happens – boom – after that there is very little quiet that goes on in a direct action mission.

"You can be stealthy for that 100 yards approaching a door, but once you blow a door off, it doesn't matter."

SOCOM intends to funnel $80 million into research and development over the first four years.

That's not much compared to other advanced military programs that have taken years to perfect and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Army is now equipping combat units with a secure, smartphone device -- known as Nett Warrior -- that allows a leader to track subordinates' locations in relation to his own position via icons on a digital map. The unit leaders can view satellite imagery and even send text messages.

The technology has seen combat and given leaders a precise view of their tactical environment, empowering units to operate more decisively than ever before.

But the program's success did not come easily. Land Warrior, the first generation of this computerized command-and-control ensemble, was plagued by failure. From its launch in 1996, the Army spent $500 million on three major contract awards before the system's reliability problems were solved in 2006.

-- Matthew Cox can be reached at Matthew.Cox@military.com.


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La propagande transhumaniste a désormais débuté. La guerre visant à nous transformer en machine ou en cyborg est déclarée.
le film "CHAPPIE". Et souvenez-vous bien : ce qui y est décrit est déjà en partie réel, ou est en voie d'aboutir, hélas !

Vous pouvez le télécharger sur https://1fichier.com/?0xsk53ufsm
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200 years??? I'm sure it's already been here now. Looks to the CHAPPIE movie. You can find on E-Mule. They're telling us, again, what's coming. 

  • Comments made by Yuval Harari from Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Claims humans are unable to resist temptation to 'upgrade' themselves
  • 'It will be the greatest evolution in biology since the appearance of life'
By Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:11 GMT, 25 May 2015 | Updated: 20:48 GMT, 25 May 2015

The rich are set to become God-like cyborgs in what could be the 'biggest evolution in biology' since life emerged.

This is according to Yuval Noah Harari, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who believes the radical shift will take place in the next 200 years.

Using biotechnology and genetic engineering, Professor Harari claims the wealthy will transform into a new type of divine, immortal human with complete power over life and death.

The rich are set to become immortal God-like cyborgs in what could be the 'biggest evolution in biology' since life emerged. This is according to Yuval Noah Harari (left), a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who believes this radical shift will take place in the next 200 years

He argues that humans are unable to resist the temptation to 'upgrade' themselves, according to a report by Sarah Knapton in the 
'We are programmed to be dissatisfied,' said Professor Harari, during a recent speech at the Hay literary festival in Wales.

'Even when humans gain pleasure and achievements it is not enough. They want more and more.

'I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering of by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic.

Using biotechnology and genetic engineering, Professor Harari claims the wealthy will transform into a new type of human with complete power over life and death

'It will be the greatest evolution in biology since the appearance of life. Nothing really has changed in four billion years biologically speaking.
'But we will be as different from today's humans as chimps are now from us.'

The technology to do this, however, will be restricted to the very wealthy, claims Professor Harari.

Up until now, he says society has been held together by inventing 'fictions', such as religion, money and the idea of fundamental human rights.


British astrophysicist, Sir Martin Rees, believes we are facing an 'inorganic post-human era'

Artificial intelligence is progressing at a frightening pace leading humanity towards its ultimate destruction.

This is according to British theoretical astrophysicist, Sir Martin Rees, who believes we are facing an 'inorganic post-human era'.

By some estimates, he says, the process will begin in the next 25 years as robots begin to achieve intelligence rivalling that of humans.

Sir Martin, who is one of the world's most eminent astronomers, says that while Earth has existed for 45 million centuries, this century is special.

Over nearly all of Earth's history, threats have come from nature, but from now on, the worst dangers come from us – and specifically artificial intelligence.

He says that by any definition of 'thinking', the amount and intensity that's done by organic human-type brains will, in the far future, be swamped by the intelligence of AI.

'There are chemical and metabolic limits to the size and processing power of organic brains,' wrote Sir Rees, in an opinion piece for the

'Maybe humans are close to these limits already. But there are no such constraints on silicon-based computers.'

As long as humans believed they relied more and more on these gods they were controllable, he said

'But what we see in the last few centuries is humans becoming more powerful and they no longer need the crutches of the Gods.'

He added that the most interesting place in the world from a religious perspective is not the Middle East but Silicon Valley.

Here, people are developing what he describes as a 'techno-religion' in which they believe death is just a technological problem.

'Now we are saying we do not need God just technology,' he added.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 29 Mai - 15:11 (2015)    Sujet du message: LE CERVEAU HUMAIN POURRAIT BIENTÔT ÊTRE TELECHARGE SUR UN ORDINATEUR, A CONDITION QU'IL SOIT PUISSANT Répondre en citant


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Publication: 27/05/2015 14h46 CEST Mis à jour: 27/05/2015 14h46 CEST

TECHNOLOGIE - Imaginez une seconde pouvoir télécharger votre cerveau sur un ordinateur et vivre à l'intérieur de cette machine pour l'éternité. Si Johnny Depp l'a testé pour vous en 2014 dans le film "Transcendence", une neuroscientifique britannique a récemment affirmé que ce projet pourrait devenir réalité.

Mais ne nous affolons pas, nous avons encore quelques dizaines d'années devant nous. Le Docteur Hannah Critchlow de l'Université de Cambridge, a affirmé qu'il serait possible de vivre éternellement dans un ordinateur (avec notre cerveau sous forme de programme), à condition qu'il soit en capacité de reproduire les 100 trilliards de connections du cerveau. La jeune chercheuse s'est exprimée sur la "démystification du cerveau" le 23 mai dernier, lors du Hay Festival, un évènement qui mêle arts et sciences. Elle y a alors expliqué que malgré sa complexité, le cerveau fonctionnait comme une gigantesque carte truffée de circuits dont les scientifiques ont commencé à comprendre l'organisation et le fonctionnement.

Ainsi, vivre dans une machine "est assurément une possibilité" selon Hannah Critchlow, qui insiste cependant sur la nécessité d'avoir une ordinateur ultra-performant.

VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfgkAJmp9-A

En finir avec les mythes autour du cerveau

Hannah Critchlow raconte que le cerveau humain pèse environ 1,5 kg (soit 2% de notre masse corporelle), mais représente à lui seul, près de 20% de la consommation d'énergie totale.

Mais lors de son intervention, la neuroscientifique a tenu à briser les mythes selon lesquels les humains ne se servent que de 10% de la capacité totale de leurs cerveaux. Elle explique ainsi que notre cerveau fonctionne constamment mais en mode veille, afin d'économiser de l'énergie. De cette façon, certaines parties du cerveau ne sont sollicitées que lorsqu'elles sont nécessaires pour accomplir une tache particulière.

Lors de son intervention, la scientifique est également revenue sur différentes particularités liées au cerveau. Elle confirme la théorie selon laquelle les gauchers sont des personnes plus créatives que les droitiers, car leur cerveau droit est plus actif que le gauche. Mais rassurez-vous, il est désormais possible d'acquérir un "chapeau stimulateur" (les électrodes qu'il contient stimulent le cerveau droit et donc la partie créative) pour 74 euros. Voilà une bonne affaire.

Une idée pas si révolutionnaire

Mais si Hannah Critchlow a remis sur le devant de la scène la possibilité de télécharger son cerveau sur un ordinateur dans un futur (plus ou moins) proche, elle n'est pas à l'origine de l'idée. En 2014, le neuroscientifique Randal Koene travaillait déjà sur ce procédé, selon un article de Vice. Son objectif? Réaliser une carte du cerveau, comprendre ses mécanismes et traduire cette activité en langage de programmation informatique, afin que les humains puissent (en théorie) vivre pour l'éternité.

L'idée n'est donc pas nouvelle. Les années passent et les scientifiques semblent de plus en plus convaincus de la viabilité et de la faisabilité de ce projet qui, au premier abord, semble encore tout à fait surréaliste. Mais il va falloir s'y faire: la vie sur ordinateur, c'est sans doute pour demain.

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• Le premier pas vers un cerveau bionique
• Peut-on transférer le cerveau d'une personne dans une machine?
• Un supercalculateur japonais fait concurrence au cerveau humain
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By Cheryl Pellerin

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 – In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.


Team KAIST, from Daejeon, South Korea, and its robot DRC-HUBO negotiate mock rubble at a test site March 6, 2015. DARPA photo

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The final round of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotic Challenge, or DRC, will be held in Pomona, California, June 5-6. The challenge is a $3.5 million competition in which human-robot teams from 25 of the world’s top robotics organizations try to complete a simulated disaster-response course in the shortest time.

Each robot will have an hour -- under its own battery power and with no help in staying upright -- to drive 100 meters, get out of the car, open a door in a building, close a valve, use a tool to cut a hole in a wall, perform a surprise task, negotiate difficult terrain, exit the building and climb stairs to finish.

If a robot falls down, the DRC rules say, it must be able to get back up without help of any kind.

Hardest Test for Robots

To observers the robots may seem to move slowly, DARPA officials say, but the tasks they face represent some of the hardest tests of robot software and hardware ever attempted.

During a recent teleconference with reporters, DARPA Program Manager Dr. Gill Pratt said the DRC program began three years ago to improve robot disaster-response capabilities.

“The Fukushima disaster, caused by the earthquake and the tsunami and then the meltdown at the power plant, was a great inspiration for us,” he said, referring to efforts DARPA made after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami to send robots whose development the agency had funded to the disaster zones.

“We don’t know what the next disaster is going to be but we know that we have to develop technology to help us address these kinds of disasters,” Pratt said.

Emergency Response Technology

Among the different disaster technologies, DARPA focuses on technology for responding during the emergency part of a disaster, during the first day or two, he said.

“This is not about, for instance, robotics for [restoring] the environment many weeks or years after a disaster, but rather the emergency response at the beginning,” Pratt added.

Robots have been around for decades, working in factories and cleaning floors, so, Pratt asked, why it is it necessary to develop new technologies for a disaster?

“The real answer is that when you have a disaster, one of the first things that occurs is a degradation of communications,” Pratt said.

Degraded Communications

During the DRC finals, observers at the public event will see 25 robots that are impressive mechanically, he said.

Some of them look like an imitation of a person, some may look like some kind of four-legged creature –- there are all different shapes and sizes,” Pratt said, adding, “but that’s not the most important part of the technology we’re trying to improve.”

The critical goal is to improve how people and robots work together when they’re separated by a significant physical distance and the communication link between them is severely degraded, he said.

During the finals, Pratt said, “we will turn off communications for a significant fraction of a minute very often during the challenge.”

Beyond Physical Robots

“When you think about the DARPA Robotics Challenge, try to think beyond the physical robots that are there and focus on this very sporadic, very degraded communication between people and machines working together as partners,” Pratt said.

Because of degraded communications, the robots must have enough intelligence, for example, to open a door on their own rather than having the human partner tell the robot what to do every second.

But the human partners need tools as well, he added, “to give them situational awareness as to what is going on in the danger zone where the robot is operating.”

Half or more of the software’s computer science, or artificial intelligence, does not go into the robot but into the human interface -- the computers that human operators use to visualize what’s going on where the robot is, despite disrupted communications, Pratt said.

High Risks, High Rewards

All that computer software, he said, “is being used to help the effectiveness of both partners in this collaboration -– the human partner and the robot –- do something effective to mitigate a disaster during the first day or two.”

Pratt says observers will see a substantial fraction of the robots have difficulty as the 25 teams run through the course.

“We do that on purpose,” he said.

“DARPA takes high risks for high rewards,” he added, “and that means we also have a lot of challenges that we expect our performers to have.”

The challenge is quite hard, Pratt said, “ ... [but] we are expecting, or hoping at least, that some of the best teams will manage to do most if not all of the tasks.”

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CHIMP, the Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Engineering Center team’s robot, opens door at a test site March 4, 2015. DARPA photo  
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May 31, 2015 by SkyWatch Editor

In the more near future, the implications of human enhancement in international relations could entail similar reactions to those provoked by the extensive use of drones by the United States. While one country might regard enhancement as justifiable, appropriate and defensible, others could perceive it as an unjust use of capabilities. This will further exacerbate the sense of illegitimacy in war and disproportionate material and human loss. At the same time, and as was the case with other technologies, it is not improbable to anticipate a race of development and acquisition of human enhancement technologies by many other countries in the coming decades, thus further complicating international conflict resolution, code of conduct and international law. In addition, given the potential effects of these technologies on emotions, remorselessness and increased physical power (for instance through the use of powered exoskeletons), it should be expected that the level of brutality in warfare could increase significantly, thus complicating the implementation of international treaties and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction efforts. (READ MORE)



27 May 2015


Should military establishments increasingly rely on biotechnology to enhance their soldier’s ability to fight? Nayef Al-Rodhan has his doubts. Future ‘human enhancements’ will have far-reaching geopolitical consequences, raise considerable ethical problems, and disrupt military organizations in troubling ways.
By Nayef Al-Rodhan for Global Policy Journal

This article was originally published by Global Policy Journal on 18 May 2015.

Human enhancement technologies are expanding the frontiers of biotechnology and changing the nature of warfare, international relations and geopolitics.
Human enhancement refers to the suite of techniques which alter the human body beyond its normal healthy state. While ‘therapy’ is meant to ‘fix’ or ‘heal’ something damaged, enhancement technologies aim to stimulate and augment the human body beyond its natural capacities. Some of the possibilities available soon, such as “personality pills”, super-intelligent machines or gene therapy to block normal aging, come with extremely disruptive side effects.

As is frequently the case with technological innovation, the origins of enhancement technologies are closely linked to military research. Soldiers equipped with devices for increased muscle strength, better pain management or extra-alertness make ideal combatants. Yet whilst administering pills that enable stress resistance or erase post-traumatic stress might seem like ideal quick fixes, they raise profound ethical and security concerns.

In their most extreme form, such techniques could push us beyond what it means to be human, effectively bringing us on the brink of transhumanism.
Transhumanism challenges the very notion of the human condition as fixed, rooted and constant. Interventions to improve our bodies, modify our pleasure centres, eradicate pathogenic conditions, enhance cognitive functions or extend life will eventually alter emotions (e.g. fear) which are the result of millennia of evolution.

The rise of the super soldier – at any cost
The search for performance optimization via human enhancement in the military is not new. Stimulant drugs have been used in the army for decades. For instance, amphetamine, a synthetic drug which enhances the neurotransmitters adrenalin and noradrenalin, started being widely available to US troops in the 1960s for its effects in enhancing alertness and physical endurance. More recently, in an effort to find safer alternatives, the military has switched to the use of modafinil, a drug first used by US troops during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Modafinil acts as a psycho-stimulant, enhances vigilance and overall cognitive and physical performance even in sleep-deprived individuals. It is estimated that the UK Ministry of Defence purchased 24,000 modafinil tablets in 2004.

Apart from the use of such enhancements in the military, we are increasingly witnessing the rise of technologies that can alter human biology irreversibly, especially by incorporating technology within the human body. Such technologies are radically different from previous eras as they are much more invasive and potentially irreversible, marking a new phase in the quest to create super soldiers.

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now at the forefront of developing enhancement technologies. In the early 1990s, DARPA acquired an avid interest in biology. DARPA’s turn to biotechnology and biomimetics (getting inspiration from nature, the animal world and metabolic flexibility) is now well on track, and garnering growing federal funding. For the fiscal year 2015, DARPA’s proposed budget request was of 2.915 billion, a steady increase from previous years.

The projects for human augmentation resulted from the recognition that even with the most sophisticated weapons, war remains dependent on soldiers that are subject to physical, cognitive, or psychological vulnerabilities. This sentiment was openly expressed by the Agency, which stated that the human being was “the weakest link in Defense systems”.

Techno-integration became critical to achieving this purpose. This requires creating a symbiotic coupling between men and machines in order to enhance physical and cognitive fitness. This mostly concerned restorative medicine for a long time, but more recent advances in neural integration bring about the real possibility that the peripheral nervous system could be coupled with advanced technology with a simple plug. An extreme form of invasive technology currently being explored is a micro-processing chip which can be implanted beneath the skull and manipulated remotely.

Experiments with so-called “non-invasive brain stimulation” at the US Air Force Research Lab, made public in early 2014, tried a new technique to keep soldiers awake and alert with electric shocks. The results were promising: the electro-stimulation tested much better than the mere use of caffeine. The doses of electrical current were carefully controlled and succeeded in making soldiers wide-awake, refreshed and alert for as long as 30 hours. Although still at an experimental stage, the initiative proves that hijacking the brain for the end of military effectiveness will be used justify whatever scientific means.

The basics of neuro-stimulation now allow us to employ methods to boost our ability to learn, pay attention to the environment, better recall information, take risks or exercise self-control. The amount of knowledge we have on the frontal cortex already permits us to understand how to influence cognitive processes. Two major approaches are Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) and the latter is already in use by the US military to improve the performance of drone pilots. However, scientists caution that TMS and TDS can produce many unintended effects. The military’s ambitions could soon catch up with the neuro-stimulation technology to the extent that soldiers’ reactions, responsiveness and emotionality could be pre-programmed with precision. They could become faster, more agile, alert, more receptive and fast learners, more disciplined or docile or, if needed, less empathetic.

Other projects pursued by DARPA in partnership with various universities across the United States include programs such as: “Accelerated Learning”, “Crystalline Cellulose Conversion to Glucose” (enabling humans to eat grass and other non-digestible plants), “Human-aided optical recognition”, (neuro-optical binoculars to detect threats), “RealNose”, (extra sensors to detect chemicals as accurately as a dog) and “Z-Man” (allowing humans to climb up walls like lizards).

While DARPA officially claims these projects are without invasive mental or physical effects, controversies abound and many questions about their long-lasting implications remain open.

Human nature is frail, vulnerable and less adaptable than other species. It is therefore not surprising that DARPA would explicitly defend human enhancement projects based on a pragmatic calculation of cost, time and military effectiveness: “the idea is not simply to replace people with machines, but to team people with robots to create a more capable, agile and cost-effective force that lowers the risks of US casualties.”

Implications for international relations and geopolitics

With these developments, questions of law, international competition and ethics will become more prominent as both states and societies will have to respond to these technologies and their risks of spinning out of control.

Enhancement raises many ethical ’red flags’: how far will the imperative of “military necessity” go in justifying biotechnological enhancement that would otherwise be considered unacceptable? Could soldiers become dehumanized tools, coerced into whatever is necessary to wage war? Are safety considerations taken into account, and are norms of ethical medical conduct extended to all enhancement technologies? Moreover, it will be critical to explore whether enhancement is reversible or not and to what extent a transhumanist soldier can switch back to the ‘pre-enhanced’ state.

Considerations of risks from enhancement and transhumanism have been largely absent from the military, but it is high time the military gave more considerations to the ethical aspects of enhancing soldiers. These should cover both long-term consequences for the soldiers’ health, as well as the inequalities created between enhanced and non-enhanced soldiers, since enhanced soldiers might eventually need to be treated differently from the average, non-enhanced soldiers. Questions of responsibility will ensue as well.Should the enhanced soldier run out of control, who will be accountable: the soldier, the engineer or medical teams that enhanced him?

Pressure could soon mount for the US to have an ethical review of its enhancement programs, an expectation that is easier to foresee in a country where demands for accountability can be consequential even in an institution as secretive as the Army. However, this might not be the case everywhere, which brings the need for global discussions and standard-setting for enhancement technologies.

Human enhancement will be disruptive for the entire military establishment and have far-reaching international relations and geopolitical consequences. At a unit level, war-fighters might be enhanced differently, or selectively, creating thus a class of enhanced vs. “normal” soldiers. This will affect morale and unit cohesion drastically, potentially causing resentment in some and a false sense of entitlement in others. Such asymmetry of capabilities will also reflect in international competition and international law, where countries benefiting from advanced technologies of enhancement will possess an advantage over those who will continue relying on non-enhanced soldiers.

In the more near future, the implications of human enhancement in international relations could entail similar reactions to those provoked by the extensive use of drones by the United States. While one country might regard enhancement as justifiable, appropriate and defensible, others could perceive it as an unjust use of capabilities. This will further exacerbate the sense of illegitimacy in war and disproportionate material and human loss.

At the same time, and as was the case with other technologies, it is not improbable to anticipate a race of development and acquisition of human enhancement technologies by many other countries in the coming decades, thus further complicating international conflict resolution, code of conduct and international law. In addition, given the potential effects of these technologies on emotions, remorselessness and increased physical power (for instance through the use of powered exoskeletons), it should be expected that the level of brutality in warfare could increase significantly, thus complicating the implementation of international treaties and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.

Nayef Al-Rodhan is a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist. He is an Honorary Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK, and Senior Fellow and Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Author of Neo-statecraft and Meta-Geopolitics. Reconciliation of Power, Interests and Justice in the 21st Century (LIT: Zurich, 2009)

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More human friendly.  Really!!! They can't be more human friendly, they're programming to make these robots acceptable for all. They don't say anything that the secret agenda is to replace humans.

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By Christopher Benek , CP Op-Ed Contributor
May 31, 2015|10:45 pm

  • Rev. Christopher Benek is the associate pastor of Family Ministries and Mission at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Transhumanism, by definition, is a worldwide cultural and intellectual endeavor that has the end objective of transforming humanity by developing and extensively providing technologies that significantly enhance the intellectual, physical and psychological capacities of human beings. During much of the transhumanist movement, advocates of Christianity have rightly opposed supporters of transhumanism because of ideological differences. But the time has come for Christians to embrace transhumanism.

Much of the distress about transhumanism by Christians in the past surrounds its proponent's vocal Atheistic attempts to define the prefix "trans" in ways that advocate individual enhancement through technological means to become "post" human. Many of these perspectives tend to lend themselves to the narcissistic hubris associated with Nietzschean self-actualization that forsakes the needs of the whole of humanity in exchange for self-glorification and exclusive personal gain. Anyone, with even the slightest sensitivity to past events in world history, can appreciate why those who advocate peace and justice would not want to support such behavior. It is understandable then, why Christians have appropriately reacted with caution and concern.

And while certainly such trepidations are not without legitimacy, there is larger concern that should be considered. Mainly that, by not embracing transhumanism, Christianity may be "throwing out the baby with the bathwater." That is because the aforementioned interpretation of transhumanism is not the only or legitimate understanding of what the movement is or could be in the future.

For instance, a more nuanced meaning of the prefix "trans" is one that implies traversing "across" the scope of what it might mean to be human. Such an understanding does not signify a forfeiture of our humanity but a collective bettering of it. This view of transhumanism thus empowers Christians to advocate for the development and utilization of technology for the intentional goal of participating in Christ's redemptive purposes for humanity and all of creation. In doing so, we may then be able to continue to technologically enhance humanity in ways that honor God, helping us to more fully flourish as human beings made in God's Image.

Moreover, as we are living in the highest point of technological development in human history, followers of Christ have a moral responsibility, as good stewards, to help guide the direction of this exponential technological growth for the betterment of humanity and the world. It has always been the goal of Christians to care for and heal the sick, give sight to the blind, help deaf to hear, the lame to walk, give voice to the mute and guide persons toward holistic betterment in community. Disease (Cancer, AIDS, Ebola, Alzheimer's, Malaria etc.) and death are humanity's enemies and, in and through Christ, using the technological gifts that we have been given, Christians should continue to work diligently to better humanity by overcoming them. Transhumanism shares all of these technological goals, and as such, Christians should embrace it.

But Christians should also not be naïve in this pursuit either, because for most post-human transhumanists the ideological battle for intellectual ownership of transhumanism is presently occurring. And those who want it for their exclusive gain are seeking to discredit Christian theology's practical value to humanity hoping that, by doing so, they can actualize their personal goals by minimizing Christian concern for the corpus of humanity in need.

Fortunately, Christians have a numerical advantage against such adversarial factions in most places in the world. Which means that the only thing truly delaying the development and utilization of technology for Christ's redemptive purposes is Christians' failure to advocate for such goals. As such, it is time for Christians to embrace a proper understanding of transhumanism, and in so doing, to actively help to bring to fruition, though Jesus, the redemption and betterment of humanity and the world.

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek is the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries and Missions at First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Subscribe to his blog and connect with him on social media at www.christopherbenek.com. If you are interested in learning more about Christian Transhumanism please visit: christiantranshumanism.org


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Mormons Have World's Largest Database on Human Race: Why?
You maybe find some answers with their tranhusmanism agenda?

March 13, 2012

By Dan Wotherspoon

Technological advancements in recent decades have drastically altered human experience, with computing power and many other technologies growing at exponential rates. Our lives will continue to change, and most likely in ways that are presently incomprehensible. “Transhumanism” is a relatively new movement that is carefully considering this immanent future, paying particular concern to how humanity will be changed—for already, and certainly in a more thoroughgoing way than ever before, it is poised to be a primary actor in its own evolution. How can we increase the likelihood that this future will better than the present, that we as transforming, evolving humans (“transhumans”–people on the way to being something more) and societies will become more benevolent, more concerned with alleviating suffering and having compassionate concern for all? And given that many scientists and technological innovators have primarily secular orientations, is there a role for religion and spiritual traditions to inform Transhumanist discussions and help shape this future? What can religious mythologies, terminologies, concepts, and social forms bring to the table that secular-based ethics and perspectives cannot?

Into this fray comes the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA), which in 2006 was admitted to the World Transhumanist Association as its first religious special-interest affiliate. MTA leaders, two of them panelists in this podcast, see in Mormonism many sensibilities and views of humanity and God that match well with Transhumanist perspectives. The LDS ideas of eternal progression, including the description of Gods as once being like us and our call to become just like them and emphasis on “worlds without end,” along with its strong naturalism, optimism, universalism, and sense of the importance of community/society building, all make Mormonism a great conversation partner for and bridge-builder between the religious and scientific/technological worlds. Can Mormonism and other religions that have long been discussing human transformation, deification, concern for others, and ways to mitigate human tendencies toward selfishness and evil serve the emerging future well by contributing their energies and ability to move and inspire us to active faith and action in creating a future in which we flourish rather than destroy ourselves?

In this episode, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and panelists Tyson Jacobsen, Lincoln Cannon, and Christopher Bradford discuss the future, especially as it is and promises to be even more impacted by technological advancements, along with several other major themes in Transhumanist debates. They discuss the relevance of religion in a world increasingly dominated by science and secularism, and they pay particular attention to how Mormon and other religious concepts and terms can be given new life when informed by Transhumanist themes. They also examine the type of actors the world needs as it hurdles toward completely unprecedented forms of life and sociality.


ALERT: This episode will be the first introduction to Transhumanism for many, and it is likely to present a significant barrier for some in terms of both new terminology and a startling awakening to where science and technology seem to be taking us. Our strong hope is that listeners will stick with this episode, as the terms and ideas will begin to become more and more familiar. The discussion ultimately ends in a terrific introduction to familiar concepts brought into great new life through considering Transhumanist themes.

A STRONGER WARNING: This episode contains altogether far too many usages of the word “robust,” mostly by the host. He sincerely apologizes!


Mormon Transhumanist Association website. Includes information about the association’s April 6, 2012 conference in Salt Lake City and that is also available through livestreaming.

The New God Argument website.

“Transfiguration: Parallels and Complements Between Mormonism and Transhumanism” (Sunstone, March 2007)


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MessagePosté le: Sam 6 Juin - 01:24 (2015)    Sujet du message: MORMONISM MANDATE TRANSHUMANISM / "MYTHS AND VISIONS OF MORMON TRANSHUMANISTS" BY LINCOLN CANNON Répondre en citant

"Now the SERPENT was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, AND YE SHALL BE AS GODS, knowing good and evil."
Genesis 3:1-5


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At the 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, held 3 Apr 2015 at the Salt Lake City Public Library, speakers addressed the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion. Members, friends and critics of the association have many views. This is one of them. It is not necessarily shared by others.

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“The degree of progress of a civilization is measured by its ability to protect life, especially in its most fragile stages, rather than by the spread of technological means.”

Vatican City State, June 01, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 

The following is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ address to participants in a meeting organized by the Science and Life Association on Saturday.

* * *

I welcome you on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of your Association, and I thank you for this meeting and for your commitment. I especially thank the Madam President for the kind words addressed to me in your name.

Your service in favor of the human person is important and encouraging. In fact, the protection and promotion of life represents a critical task, especially in a society marked by the negative logic of discarding. For this reason, I see your Association as hands that tend to other hands and sustain life.

It is a significant challenge, in which you guide the attitudes of openness, attention, and closeness to man in his concrete situation. This is very good. The hands that are grasped not only guarantee stability and balance, but transmit human warmth.

To protect the person you place two essential actions at the center: going out to meet and meeting to give support. The common dynamism of this movement goes from the center towards the peripheries. Christ is at the center. And from this focus you are directed towards the various conditions of human life.

The love of Christ urges us (cfr 2 Cor. 5,14) to become servants of the small ones and the elderly, of every man and every woman, through which the primordial right to life is recognized and protected. The existence of the human person, to which you dedicate your care, is also your constitutive principle, it is life in its unfathomable depth that originates and accompanies the whole scientific path; it is the miracle of life that undermines any form of scientific presumption, restoring primacy to wonder and beauty. Thus Christ, who is the light of mankind and the world, illuminates the path so that science may always be a service of life. When this light comes less, when knowledge forgets the contact with life, it becomes sterile. For this reason, I invite you to highly maintain your gaze on the sacredness of every human person, so that science may truly be at the service of man, and not man at the service of science.

The scientific reflection uses a magnifying glass to stop and analyze certain details. And thanks to these analytical capabilities, we reaffirm that a just society recognizes the right to life from conception to its natural end as primary. But, I would like for us to go beyond, and to think attentively to the time that unites the beginning with the end. Therefore, recognizing the priceless value of human life, we should also reflect on how we use it. Life is above all a gift. But this reality generates hope and a future if it is enlivened by fruitful ties, from family and social relationships that open new perspectives.

The degree of progress of a civilization is measured by its ability to protect life, especially in its most fragile stages, rather than by the spread of technological means. When we speak of man, let us never forget the attacks on the sacredness of human life. The scourge of abortion is an attack on life. Leaving our brothers on the boats in the Sicilian channel is an attack on life. Death in the workplace is an attack on life because the minimal security conditions are not respected. Death by malnutrition is an attack on life. Terrorism, war, violence and also euthanasia are an attack on life. Loving life means always to take care of the other, to wish him well, to cultivate and respect his transcendent dignity.

Dear friends, I encourage you to re-launch a renewed culture of life, that knows how to build networks of trust and reciprocity and knows how to offer horizons of peace, mercy and communion. Do not be afraid to embark on a fruitful dialogue with the whole world of science, even with those who, while not professing themselves as believers, remain open to the mystery of human life.

May the Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you. And, please, do not forget to pray for me! Thank you.

[Translation by Junno Arocho Esteves]

(June 01, 2015) © Innovative Media Inc.


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By Justin Gardner on February 14, 2015

By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets. The Telebot, developed by Florida International University’s Discovery Lab, has been field-tested and is undergoing final tune up.

With a swiveling head and dexterous fingers, the humanoid robot is controlled remotely by a person wearing an Oculus Rift headset and motion-tracking vest, arm bands, and gloves. The voice of the remote operator is transmitted through the robot to the unfortunate citizen on the receiving end.

The menacing look of Telebot is no accident. Its design is one “…that can intimidate and display a sense of authority.”

Justification for this (let’s just say it) Robocop, is couched in appeals to sympathy, to help disabled officers and veterans “get back on the job.” The reality is that it introduces another level of intimidation to the increasingly militarized police state and brings us one step closer to a dystopian future where autonomous robots carry out law enforcement.

As robots become more agile, we may see an increase of an armed robotic police presence.
But even when companies can meet all the technological demands of an autonomous, armed police force, there’ll still be social and political hurdles. What happens if a police robot malfunctions and harms someone, for example?” – How Police Robots Work

If a human police officer can get away with killing so easily, as The Free Thought Project continually documents, what would this mean for the robot officer?

A fully autonomous robot officer is already in the works. The Knightscope K5 does not wield weapons but serves as a total surveillance machine for cops or private clients. It has facial recognition and scans 1,500 license plates per minute, captures audio and 360-degree video, tests the air for chemicals, and maps its surroundings with 3D radar and laser. It can learn to distinguish “suspicious activities” from normal activities.

When the K5 puts all this data together and detects what it perceives as trouble, it alerts local authorities. In a few years, this Dalek-like robot will be recording people’s actions and conversations in public places all over.

Robots have been used for years to detonate or disable bombs. Nothing controversial there. But police robots are increasingly being developed for use against people. Large remote-controlled robots are now fitted with arms that can breach doors or hold live weapons.

In a display of just how badly things can go, in 2011 a police robot burned down a mobile home after triple-warhead gas grenades were fired into the home instead of flameless grenades.

The danger from police robots is not only ground-based. The Skunk Riot Control Copter is designed to “control unruly crowds” by firing up to 20 paintball or pepper spray rounds per minute from each of its four barrels. It also features strobe lights and lasers to dazzle the would-be protester, and, of course, the full range of surveillance capability to monitor the crowds.

The militarization and robotization of police state USA is related to a Department of Defense (DoD) program starting in 1997 that transfers excess military equipment to police departments, to help them fight the immoral war on drugs. DoD has already given police more than $5.1 billion worth of military equipment.

The Department of Homeland Security is part of the game too, giving grants to police departments for advanced tactical hardware to help fight those freedom-hating terrorists. Only, the government now treats its own citizens as terrorists. Peaceful protesters fill the lenses and microphones and crosshairs of robot police.

In these troubling times, we can turn to satire for some relief. The Onion sums it up nicely: New Law Enforcement Robot Can Wield Excessive Force Of 5 Human Officers

Unfortunately for the citizens of Police State USA, this is no laughing matter.


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MessagePosté le: Lun 8 Juin - 09:41 (2015)    Sujet du message: I TRIED A BRAIN-ALTERING WEARABLE THAT ALLOWS USERS TO CHANGE THEIR MOODS ON DEMAND Répondre en citant


Need a boost? (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Written by Jeff Yang
January 12, 2015

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It sets the tone pretty effectively for the demo I’m about to engage in: A sneak peek at Thync, a new technology that promises to help its users “conquer life” by allowing them to tweak and torque their mood on demand.

That puts Thync at the intersection of fantasy and science fiction. We’d all love quick and effective ways of amping up or chilling out, and of course, there are plenty of pharmaceutical methods to get that done. But they come with unintended consequences: Soar-and-crash rebound, nasty side effects and of course, the threat of addiction.

Though currently shy of FDA approval—the company expects to receive it by end of 2015—Thync claims that its tech has none of that baggage. And I and my colleague Andrew Hawn are about to find out how true that claim is for ourselves.

We’re ushered into a side room of the suite with a floor-to-ceiling picture window facing the surreal landscape of Vegas and seated in a pair of comfortable leather chairs. Shortly thereafter, we’re joined by Thync’s cofounders, CEO Isy Goldwasser, and Dr. Jamie Tyler, the startup’s chief scientific officer. They seat themselves on the bed and explain Thync’s story.

“We came here because we wanted people to experience the technology, but we’re not ready with a product and won’t be until sometime later in 2015,” explains Goldwasser. “But the tech is real. It’s rooted in real science. And we’ve done tests—thousands of tests—comparing what we’re doing with Thync to placebos, and three of four people have a definitely noticeable effect. And we’re still optimizing it to improve that ratio.”

Thync’s technology involves calculated stimulation—at present, via contact electrodes placed along the orbital ridge and the base of the neck—of cranial nerves, that is to say, nerves that travel directly into the brain as opposed to the spinal cord. The stimulus is currently applied through electricity; the company initially used ultrasound (which is capable of greater precision, “down to an area the size of an M&M,” says Goldwasser, and deeper travel—“directly into the brain itself”), but the unwieldy size of the technology made it impractical for how they imagined it being used. Which is to say, regularly and everywhere.

Because Thync is a wearable—perhaps the first wearable technology that actively does something to you rather than track what you’re doing to yourself. It sticks to your temple, a shaped, rounded triangle of plastic with a replaceable strip of flat printed-circuitry plastic that navigates the side of your head down to the base of your skull. The forehead and the neck piece generate impulses, controlled by the program you’ve loaded via a companion smartphone app, that actively jolt the neurons in those two sensitive areas; these programs generate mood shifts that Thync calls “Vibes.” At present, there are two sets of Vibes available: One designed to produce relaxation, and another designed to produce alertness.

Andrew is a chill Californian and I’m a hyper New Yorker. Naturally, he picks the “Calm” Vibe and I pick the “Energy” Vibe. By this time, Goldwasser and Tyler have left the room, replaced by staff researchers Jonathan Charlesworth and Alyssa Boasso, who fit us with our electrodes, and help us crank up our apps. Charlesworth jovially notes that the apps are set at 70% of full capacity, but that we have the freedom to manually crank up the setting to 100% with a swipe of our thumbs. “I’d get used to what 70% feels like first, but once you do, go for it,” he says.

I barely wait before jacking the setting to 100. There’s no point in experiencing something unless you’re doing it to the max. (Rock and roll!)

At 70, the sensation the device produces is like ants crawling on the surface of your skin. At 100, the ants are on the inside of your skin and dancing a wild myrmecoid folk dance.

Seeing me flinch involuntarily, Charlesworth points out the buttons that allow momentary “boosting” of the impulse on demand. I thumb a button and the ants suddenly seem to be attempting to make a beachhead on my prefrontal cortex. But the feeling quickly ebbs as my nerves adjust to the stimulus. It’s distracting, but readily bearable.

“We’ve capped it at what we think people will generally feel comfortable,” says Charlesworth, grinning. “To be fully honest, though, I do it at 120% every day.”

He’s not the only one. The Thync team eats its own dog food, from top to bottom. They’re true believers in the technology. So are investors like Khosla Ventures, who’ve backed it to the tune of a cool $13 million—indeed, one of their VCs happens to be hanging out at the suite at the same time we are, getting a de-stress Vibe to wind down from CES’s overcrowded excess. “How long have I been doing this?” he says, popping his head into the room, the electrodes still attached. “Man, I fell asleep.”

The answer: About half an hour. “We let you go long,” says Charlesworth. “Looked like you needed it.”

The 20 minutes are up sooner than I imagined. I peel the device from my forehead, remove the underlying disposable electrodes, replace my glasses. The difference, I must admit, is palpable: Everything seems more finely etched, crisper. I notice more details in the world around me, and the sense of dullness that three days spent listening to press pitches from moribund industry giants has draped over my brain seems to have been peeled away. Andrew’s experience is less dramatic—he says he definitely feels more relaxed, but you can’t get less anxiety than zero. The up elevator, meanwhile, doesn’t have the same ceiling.

Goldwasser is back. “How is it?” he asks. I tell him that I feel “overclocked,” and he laughs.

“There’s a whole biometric suite that we use to track people’s response to Thync, heartrate, galvanic response, and so on, but nothing so far has been as reliable as their actual experience,” he says. “How they describe it, how they rate it—that’s where we’re seeing the real results.”

Scientists accept that Thync’s effects are legit. “Thync has produced a technology considered impossible only a few years ago,” says City College of New York professor Dr. Marom Bikson, a leading expert in neural engineering and medical device design. “This platform shows tremendous promise.”

This promise was previewed in a 2011 segment on NPR’s terrific science show Radiolab, “Nine-Volt Nirvana,” in which New Scientist editor Sally Adee undergoes transcranial direct current stimulation—essentially the phenomenon Thync is utilizing—as an experiment in improving the capacity to learn. During the segment, in which Adee is subjected to TDCS under the auspices of DARPA-funded research, she is handed an M4 assault rifle and goes through a sniper exercise in which she has to pick off enemy targets while avoiding the harming of hostages. Before the volt jolt, she proves herself comically inept. Afterwards, she becomes a killing machine.

“We don’t yet have a commercially available ‘thinking cap’ but we will soon,” she notes in a blog post afterwards—written well before the introduction of Thync. “The research community has begun to ask: What are the ethics of battery-operated cognitive enhancement?… Is brain boosting a fair addition to the cognitive enhancement arms race? Will it create a Morlock/Eloi-like social divide where the rich can afford to be smarter and leave everyone else behind? Will Tiger Moms force their lazy kids to strap on a zappity helmet during piano practice?”

All good questions. And yet, at the end of her post, Adee notes that her experience with TDCS was so potent that, like the protagonist in the classic book Flowers for Algernon, as the effects wore off, she mourned the loss of the clarity and focus it gave her—with no evident downsides. “I hope you can sympathize with me when I tell you that the thing I wanted most acutely for the weeks following my experience was to go back and strap on those electrodes,” she wrote. “What would a world look like in which we all wore little tDCS headbands that would keep us in a primed, confident state, free of all doubts and fears? Wouldn’t you wear the shit out of that cap? I certainly would. I’d wear one at all times and have two in my backpack ready in case something happened to the first one.”

And that, in summation, is Thync: The first product to deliver TDCS to the masses, at a price they promise will be “affordable” and in a form-factor designed to be retail consumer friendly.

For about an hour after my 20-minute session—the Vibes are designed to last 60 to 90 minutes—I walk the floor without the irritation and sullenness that comes from dealing with CES’s massive herds of suits, neatly sidestepping people barreling at me while texting. I conduct an interview with an unnamed major smartphone brand that nearly turns into a consulting session, with them asking me more questions on the insights I’d had about their products than I asked them. I speak at a faster clip—but without slurring or slipping.

The feeling of sharpness and lucidity is one that I quickly miss. I have misgivings—the very fact that you long to be “up” once you’re down is a little scary, leading to fears that the product, though not physiologically addictive, might produce psychological addiction.

I already drink three cups of java a day—buckets really; at a friend’s place, I once mistook a white ceramic flower pot for a coffee mug and used it all morning before she pointed it out. Would Thync make me a wirehead, eager to feed sweet current into my brain to keep that sense of being “overclocked”?

In a post-session phone interview, Goldwasser is quick to challenge my fears. “Sure, we can come up with a lot of scenarios,” he says. “But we guide all our research by the goal of building products that allow people to do something positive for themselves. If it’s useful and beneficial, we develop it. If it’s unethical or dangerous, we don’t. You want to get focused, sleep more, socialize better, destress in a safe way? We’re here to help. If there’s a grey zone, we won’t go there.”

And given the world’s dependence on pharmacological means to get the same results, Thync is actually both safer and smarter.

“The potential for the technology is open ended,” he says. “Once we get this on the market, we’ll be able to keep adding Vibes over time—programs you can download to expand the product’s usefulness.”

Moods on demand. Pushbutton brain-boosts. Relaxation at the touch of a finger. As I head to the airport, I learn from my Twitter feed that Thync has won the Best at CES Award for “Cool Tech.” I also get a message from Thync reminding me that the next generation of the device should be ready in about a month—and that it will be vastly improved.

My neurons will be there when you are, Thync. To paraphrase the great Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard: I’m ready for my brain-up.
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Can we say espionnage or to spread disease???

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By Mike Murphy Quartz June 11, 2015

Drones and mosquitoes have a lot in common: they both buzz around and annoy, and both can draw blood. But while mosquitoes spread disease, Microsoft is trying to teach drones to fight epidemics.

By catching mosquitoes, these drones could help scientists learn about—and react to—the way diseases become epidemics.

Microsoft, founded by a man who is not a fan of mosquitoes, wants to develop drones to detect and catch mosquitoes. Researchers on the ominously named Project Premonition will then take blood samples from the mosquitoes to determine if they are carrying diseases from animals they’ve bitten, or any diseases they’re carrying themselves.

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The idea is that by knowing what sorts of diseases are circulating in the wild, scientists will be better able to mitigate the potential for outbreaks and epidemics. Right now, it’s difficult to manually get this sort of data from animals that live in inhospitable areas—drones could change that.

The team went to Granada in March to see if they could use a drone to capture and transport mosquitoes—the team says it hopes to have a drone that it has been taught to do this work on its own in five years. Microsoft told Quartz that it won’t be building its own drones, but will modify consumer drones to run autonomously.

Getting robots to do things on their own is not a simple task—it requires complex computer vision systems and computers that are aware of their surroundings. Lots of people are working on it. Google is trying to make autonomous cars. The US Department of Defense just held a competition where many robots tried to complete tasks autonomously, but they generally just fell over.

James Pipas, a professor from the University of Pittsburgh working on the project, said in the announcement video that if the team can get these drones working on their own, they would like to create “a global system… that detects new infectious agents and monitors their movements as they emerge.”

In other words, we may soon have a network of drones flying overhead, detecting infections as they happen—if aviation authorities allow thatto happen.


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PLEASE get this information out!!! SHARE and RE-POST as far and wide as you can folks! A learned network / software engineer’s analysis of what’s really behind the "JADE HELM EXERCISE", (aka "Jade Helm 15"), (Joint Assistant For Development and Execution (JADE). She reveals that what we are actually seeing is a SYSTEM ROLL OUT of an INCOMPREHENSIBLY DIABOLICAL Artificial Intelligence Quantum Computing Technology that can do many, many things including the production of holographic battlefield simulations and has the ability to use VAST AMOUNTS OF DATA being collected on the HUMAN DOMAIN to generate HUMAN TERRAIN SYSTEMS in geographic population centric locations to IDENTIFY and ELIMINATE insurgents, rebels, or whatever labels that can be flagged as targets in a GLOBAL INFORMATION GRID for NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE ENVIRONMENTS.

The "JADE TWO" BATTLE FIELD SYSTEM is cognitive and intuitive. It can examine prior executed battle plans and devise 'new and better' strategies to increase the 'kill chain'. The second generation of JADE, (aka "JADE TWO"), has the capability for two way communication with DRONES through the O.C.C.O.M. technology which is one of the next generation integrations to this system. In short, JADE HELM will not be battles directed by Generals and Military Commanders, but by a computer. It is a COGNITIVE SOFTWARE SYSTEM program based on a NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE SYSTEM,... basically "AT THE HELM". Hence we have "JADE HELM"! The COMPLETE 2.5 HOUR INTERVIEW can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqGEz...

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26 juin 2015 14 h 24 min·

Le concept de la Singularité, qui pose que l’homme sera un jour dépassé par les machines et pourra abandonner son corps à la technologie pour devenir immortel, captive de nombreux scientifiques de la Silicon Valley et d’ailleurs. Mais il est une question qui demeure obscure, c’est la manière dont les religions réagiraient en face d’une telle situation, et comment elles réagissent déjà au concept même de Singularité qui est comme une forme matérialiste de « l’Enlèvement », annoncé par les protestants et décrivant la montée aux cieux de ceux qui seront en vie à la fin des temps.
Le 18e congrès pour la science et la vie qui s’est tenue dans une université catholique de Madrid en juillet 2013 a abouti à une déclaration très ferme, appuyée sur la doctrine catholique, à propos de ce rêve transhumaniste. Elle a dénoncé cette tendance à vouloir améliorer les formes de vie non humaines comme dévalorisant la vie humaine elle-même.
Mais la plupart des religions n’ont pas pris le temps de commenter le concept de Singularité. Pourtant, les adeptes de cette dernière ont un projet pour la faire accepter par les religions.
Pour ce qui est des religions monothéistes, qui sont sans doute les plus méfiantes à l’égard d’une telle ambition, l’idée serait de semer le doute sur l’interprétation de la création de l’homme par Dieu à son image, doué de raison et d’une âme immortelle…
Les adeptes de la Singularité voudraient remettre en cause l’idée de l’homme créé à l’image de Dieu
Mais si la Singularité parvenait à créer des machines apparemment « intelligentes », capables de raisonnement et d’imagination, comment croire plus longtemps que la capacité de raisonnement constitue l’image de Dieu dans l’homme ? Comment croire plus longtemps, par ailleurs, que les hommes sont des créations uniques de Dieu ?
Il existe aujourd’hui des Mormons et des chrétiens qui s’affirment transhumanistes, et qui prétendent qu’il n’y a aucune opposition entre leur foi et les affirmations transhumanistes. Pour les Mormons, la Singularité ne pose aucun problème puisqu’ils pensent qu’ils sont « progressivement transformés en êtres immortels ». Cette transformation passe par la transfiguration puis la résurrection.
La première étape permet, grâce à un changement physique et spirituel, d’entrer en présence de Dieu, la seconde étape permet de se libérer totalement de son corps, à l’image de Dieu. Pour ces Mormons, le changement peut se faire par le biais de la technologie.
Pour ce qui est des « chrétiens » transhumanistes, c’est le pasteur presbytérien Christopher Benek qui explique le procédé : « je pense que le concept de Singularité oblige les hommes à considérer qu’ils sont spéciaux, non pas parce qu’ils sont les créatures les plus intelligentes de la création, mais parce qu’ils sont aimés et chéris de Dieu ».
Mieux encore : éviter la mort physique permettrait aux chrétiens d’attendre patiemment le retour du Christ…
Les religions monothéistes incompatibles avec le concept transhumaniste à cause de l’âme
Les adeptes de la Singularité s’inquiètent ensuite nettement moins des religions orientales à qui le concept devrait poser beaucoup moins de problèmes.
Plusieurs bouddhistes éminents, et le Dalaï Lama lui-même d’ailleurs, ont soutenu des projets en relation avec la Singularité. Cela ne leur pose aucun problème puisque selon leur croyance, l’âme n’est pas personnelle…
Pour les hindous, l’« âme » ne permet pas de comprendre qui l’on est, à moins de parvenir à la réalité ultime qui se réalise dans le « brahman ». Ils acceptent aussi sans difficulté qu’une intelligence puisse prendre possession d’une machine, ou qu’une machine prenne possession de l’homme : il s’agirait simplement d’une âme qui change de « corps ».
Le concept même de Singularité demeure nécessairement théorique : de même que l’« Enlèvement » annoncé par les protestants, elle ne sera confirmée empiriquement qu’une fois réalisée. On est mieux inspiré de s’en tenir à l’essentiel : la vie n’appartient qu’à Dieu puisque lui seul insuffle une âme immortelle.
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Encore une fois, leur plan machiavélique pour le futur de l'humanité devant nos yeux.

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Résumé : Le leader de la résistance John Connor envoie le sergent Kyle Reese dans le passé pour protéger sa mère, Sarah Connor et préserver l'avenir de l’humanité. Des événements inattendus provoquent une fracture temporelle et Sarah et Kyle se retrouvent dans une nouvelle version du passé. Ils y découvrent un allié inattendu : le Guardian. Ensemble, ils doivent faire face à un nouvel ennemi. La menace a changé de visage.


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redéfinition de la filiation va dans l'ordre des choses, car selon l'agenda onusien, les gens devront obtenir un permis pour avoir le droit d'avoir un enfant soit par adoption, soit par gestation par autrui ou pour pouvoir eux-mêmes procréer. Ceci pour tous les groupes hétéros ou homos. Une autre manne $$$$$ en abondance à venir ainsi qu'un contrôle encore plus pesant pour les couples esclaves de ce système corrompu. Cela entre certainement dans cette grande Réforme de la famille mis en place par... le Vatican!

Un pas a été franchi en France vers la « redéfinition de la filiation » avec un arrêt de la cour de Cassation de Paris qui autorise l’inscription à l’état civil des enfants né à l’étranger par « Gestation pour autrui » («  GPA »).

Paris, 6 juillet 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter 

Il s’agit d’une « redéfinition de la filiation », avec un glissement vers « une forme contractuelle qui donne lieu à un marché où l’enfant sera un bien que l’on acquiert », estime le Père Bruno Saintôt, responsable du Département Ethique biomédicale au centre Sèvres (Paris).

En France, la Cour de Cassation (Paris) a autorisé, le 3 juillet, l’inscription à l’état civil français d’enfants nés d’une Gestation Pour Autrui (GPA) à l’étranger.  Une analyse du site de la Conférence des évêques de France.

Rappelons que la « GPA » est interdite en France et dans la majeure partie des Etats de l’Union européenne, mais aussi le Québec. La GPA signifie qu’une mère est payée pour porter l’enfant d’un couple qui « fournit » l’embryon. Elle « prend en charge » le développement in utero d'un embryon et, à la naissance, remet l'enfant à la ou aux personnes qui l'ont « commandité ». La GPA est souvent considérée comme un esclavage moderne.

Pour le Père Bruno Saintôt, cet arrêt très restreint n’empêchera pas d’autres cas de se poser. Il interroge sur le regard de notre société sur l’enfant : Est-ce quelque chose qu’on acquiert ou une personne qu’on accueille ?

La filiation remise en question

Une redéfinition de la filiation qui est visée, estime-t-il. « Par la volonté et non plus par le lien charnel ». « Jusqu’à présent, le grand repère est qu’un enfant soit le fruit d’une relation entre un homme et une femme. Je pense que nous passons insensiblement à une forme contractuelle qui donne lieu à un marché où l’enfant sera un bien que l’on acquiert » met-il en garde.

Cet événement est l’occasion de réfléchir sur le regard de notre société sur l’enfant. « Si le désir d’enfant est légitime, reconnaît le Père Saintôt, il doit être encadré par une conception du bien de l’enfant et de son intérêt. Sur ce point, les avis sont divergents et le droit n’est pas suffisamment précis. Quel que soit son mode de conception, l’enfant, comme toute personne, a une valeur absolue mais le mode d’engendrement et de gestation doit être en accord avec cette valeur inconditionnelle de la personne et avec les liens humains fondamentaux qui l’appellent à l’existence, c’est-à-dire les liens parentaux. Tout ce qui portera atteinte à ces liens d’engendrement et de gestation en instrumentalisant ceux qui deviendront des fournisseurs de gamètes ou celles qui deviendront des pourvoyeuses de gestation me paraît donc critiquable au regard de nos idéaux républicains et de notre insistance sur la valeur de la personne ».

La PMA, alerte-t-il, « ouvre un énorme marché, qui se trouve justifié par les principes de liberté et d’égalité. Ce sont ces principes qui sont invoqués par le Haut Conseil à l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes, qui prône la PMA pour toutes les femmes, en couple ou célibataires, mais refuse néanmoins la GPA parce qu’elle « engage totalement une femme pendant 9 mois ». Mais comment, avec les arguments employés, sera-t-il possible de refuser la GPA ? La PMA et la GPA font éclater les consensus dans les partis politiques et dans les mouvements féministes. Il y a là une véritable question qu’il faudrait prendre le temps d’analyser en dehors des polémiques et des revendications démonstratives. »

Sur cet « immense marché », il déplore que l’on considère de plus en plus l’enfant « comme quelque chose que l’on acquiert » et non plus « comme une personne que l’on accueille de manière inconditionnelle ».

« Concevoir un enfant n’est pas un droit. C’est une possibilité pour certains » rappelle-t-il. Or, dans ce domaine, le rôle de la médecine a changé. Alors qu’elle offrait, jusqu’à présent en France, une « remédiation » à l’infertilité constatée entre un homme et une femme, elle peut contribuer à l’élargissement de la possibilité d’acquérir un enfant par toute personne.

« L’enfant n’est plus issu de l’union de la chair – et la GPA en offre l’exemple – mais fait l’objet d’une transaction et d’un contrat. C’est une forme de commande ». En effet, la GPA suppose un contrat de prestation et d’abandon. Il est précisé que la mère abandonne l’enfant à la naissance. La mère reste encore en droit français, notamment après le rappel de la cour de cassation, celle qui accouche. « On entre dans des transactions marchandes même si certains soutiendront une « GPA éthique » qui ne fera appel qu’à des dédommagements » commente le P. Saintôt.

Par ailleurs, qui dit contrat, dit clauses de qualité. « Que fera-t-on d’un enfant non conforme, handicapé ? » s’interroge-t-il. Ce mouvement dans lequel l’enfant fait l’objet d’un contrat ne manquera pas d’accentuer la généralisation des techniques de diagnostics préimplantatoires non invasifs. « Dans le cas de FIV, on pourra de plus en plus définir les qualités de ce qui est acceptable, et on le fera en prenant les décisions qui conviennent à la demande. Qu’est-ce qui pourra s’y opposer dans des pays moins contraignants que la France ? ».

L’Eglise plaide pour une conception unifiée de la parenté

La Cour Européenne des Droits de l’Homme (26/06/2014) insiste sur le droit de l’enfant à connaître son histoire car elle fait partie de son identité. « L’engendrement et la gestation font partie de l’histoire de l’enfant ! On ne peut pas faire comme si c’était une parenthèse. Cela dit quelque chose sur la valeur qu’on lui accorde et sur sa dignité ».

« L’Eglise considère que l’enfant a le droit de naître dans un couple uni et qu’il a le droit de connaître la mère qui l’a porté et le père qui a contribué à son engendrement » poursuit-il. Rolling Eyes

L’Eglise s’oppose à toute forme de parenté et de maternité éclatées en différentes fonctions : la mère génétique d’un côté, la mère gestatrice de l’autre… « Unir toute ces fonctions a toujours été le grand repère d’une conception unifiée de la personne ; elle refuse de séparer les dimensions physique, psychique et spirituelle de la personne » résume le Père Saintôt. Il ajoute : « L’autre grand critère est que l’enfant soit voulu pour lui-même, même si nos désirs d’enfant sont ambigus. ». Rolling Eyes

Un certain regard sur la femme et sur l’enfant

Comme cela est déjà le cas en Inde, au Mexique, en Russie ou encore aux Etats-Unis, « beaucoup de femmes seront soumises aux lois du marché » s’inquiète le P. Saintôt. Il ne croit pas un instant à une « GPA éthique », même si la transaction financière serait pudiquement nommée « dédommagement ». Et même maquillé sous le nom de « don d’engendrement », celui-ci n’en sera jamais un puisqu’il y aura contrat et transaction financière.

On sent le P. Saintôt atterré : « Quelles conséquences pour la femme ! Elle doit programmer son désinvestissement psychique dès l’implantation de l’embryon. Elle devra même renoncer à l’éventualité de s’attacher à cet enfant et de vouloir le garder. ».

Dans cette défense des femmes contre une instrumentalisation tarifée, l’Eglise n’est pas seule. Ainsi la philosophe Sylviane Agacinski n’hésite pas à utiliser les concepts marxiste d’aliénation pour s’opposer à la GPA, « aliénation » de la femme utilisée comme « objet de production ».

Alors que le droit des personnes est au cœur des préoccupations de nos sociétés modernes, celui de l’enfant reste dans une espèce de « flou éthique et juridique ». « Le désir des adultes fait de l’enfant un bien à acquérir et non plus quelque chose qu’on se donne l’un à l’autre. Que dit-on de la dignité de l’enfant quand on fait cela ? Que dit-on du lien normalement inconditionnel par lequel il arrive au monde ? Doit-on penser que la filiation définie uniquement par la volonté soit un progrès éthique ? »


L’arrêt rendu ce 3 juillet « n’engage pas tout le droit de la GPA » souligne-t-il. La Cour dit simplement que le seul motif de la naissance étant l’aboutissement d’un processus ayant fait l’objet d’une convention de GPA ne suffit pas pour refuser la transcription sur les registres de l’état civil français. Au passage, il définit ce qu’est un parent. « Le père est celui qui a fait une reconnaissance de paternité » remarque-t-il. Il n’est donc plus question du test de paternité suggéré par le Procureur général. La mère reste la femme qui a accouché.

Si l’arrêt la Cour de Cassation maintient l’article 16-7 du Code civil qui rappelle l’interdiction de la GPA, suite à cet arrêt « très restreint », le Père Bruno Saintôt estime que d’autres questions ne manqueront pas d’être posées : «  Quid pour deux femmes ? Quid de la retranscription de filiation établie à l’étranger à l’égard des parents d’intention ? » La Cour devra donc sans doute se prononcer à nouveau prochainement. Elle sera sans doute aussi contrainte à aborder – enfin ! – des arguments de fond…

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Modified babies are nothing new but they're now ready for the coming out of this evil creatures without soul and surely program with their new world agenda, The FDA now will push for the legalization of this practice.

Posted on July 6, 2015 by admin in Universal

The U.S. federal agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins its consideration of biological procedures which, if successful, will allow to create genetically modified people, reports an article from The New York Times.

Marcy Darnovsky is the executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society. “This is a dangerous step”, warns Darnovsky. According to her, these methods will “change all the cells in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these changes will be transmitted to future generations.”

We are talking about the methods that FDA calls the “mitochondrial manipulation technologies.” Nuclear material is extracted from the egg or embryo of a woman with hereditary mitochondrial disease and transplanted into a healthy egg or donor embryo (their own nuclear materials are removed). Thus the offspring will carry the genes of three people: mother, father and the donor.


The developers of these methods say that they will give the opportunity to sick women to give birth to healthy children with whom they will be genetically related. Some suggest to use them in cases of infertility associated with age.

“The objectives are worthy, but the methods are particularly problematic in terms of consequences for society and health risks“, says the author. What if children or subsequent generations will manifest complications? And how far will we go in trying to create genetically engineered humans?

Many scientists and politicians call to apply the tools of human genetic engineering carefully and thoughtfully and use them aiming only to treat genetic disorders, but not to manipulate the hereditary traits of future children. “Genetic modification of sperm, eggs and embryos at an early stage of development should be strictly prohibited. Otherwise there is a risk of sliding into experiments on humans and high-tech eugenics“, the author writes.

However, it seems that the resistance to inherited gene modifications decreases in many countries. The idea of manipulating mitochondria is considered not only by the U.S., but also by the British authorities.

The author notes that women with mitochondrial diseases have less dangerous ways to have children (adoption, IVF using donor eggs).
“If we can do something, it does not mean that we should do it,” concludes Marcy Darnovsky.


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CLONE 'A' IS HEAVILY REPTILIAN INFLUENCED AND IS CLEARLY NOT 'OBAMA'. THIS CLONE 'A' DOES NOT 'STUTTER' VERY MUCH AND DOES NOT EASILY BECOME CONFUSED (unlike the 'Obama' we are familiar with). FURTHER INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED THAT THIS IS THE CLONE WITH THE 'CROSS' (camera?) LENS IN THE RIGHT EYE. IF YOU STOP AT 12:47 IT WILL REMIND YOU OF THE 'OBAMA' WE SAW ON THE DRUDGEREPORT - (the spotted reptilian face). THE MOST NOTICEABLE FEATURE OF THIS CLONE IS THE DEAD, DULL LOOKING EYES WHICH CAN CONVEY A COLD, HARD STARE. THE WHITEHOUSE HAS A 'HIGHER RESOLUTION' VERSION OF THIS VIDEO ON THEIR SITE, WHICH HIDES A LOT - BUT NOT ALL, OF THESE ANOMALIES ON HIS FACE. NOTICE THAT NOTHING ELSE IS 'SHAPESHIFTING' IN THIS VIDEO, ONLY HIS FACE! STOP THE VIDEO AROUND THESE POINTS: (2:07, 3:44 - reptilian ridges); (4:24 - not human, part of the left ear is missing); (clearly not him - 23:53, 29:15, 29:23, 34:15, 35:30, 38:18, 41:14); (16:04, 33:45 - sharp teeth); (shapeshifting eyes - :23, 1:36, 1:48, 1:55, 4:37, 7:17, [7:33 - scales forming around eyes] 8:16, 9:35, 12:17, 15:41, 15:44, 15:46, 16:04, 19:24, 27:27, 27:57, 39:41); (shapeshifting face - 2:11, 3:18, 3:19, 3:20, 3:21, 3:22, 11:10, 11:11, 11:12, 11:13, [11:23 - green color appears on face], 39:27, 39:28, 39:29, 39:31, 39:32, 39:33, 40:01, 40:27); (lizard tongue - 4:34, 8:05, 9:28, 22:23, 29:50). THESE ARE JUST A FEW PLACES IN THE VIDEO WHICH ILLUSTRATE 'SHAPESHIFTING'. THE WHOLE VIDEO IS ONE GIGANTIC, SHAPESHIFTING EXTRAVAGANZA. THERE ARE MANY OTHER VARIANCES IN THE VIDEO WHICH ILLUSTRATE THE FACT THAT THIS IS NOT THE 'REAL' OBAMA (or the one we are the most familiar with - which is probably just another 'clone').










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Source: le Quotidien du Peuple en ligne  30.06.2015 16h19

Les robots japonais Frois et Yukirin sont devenus, samedi 27 juin, les premiers robots en couple. La cérémonie de mariage s'est déroulée à Tokyo, suivant les mêmes codes que pour les humains.

Costume et nœud papillon pour « monsieur », et robe blanche pour « madame ». Comme des hommes, ils ont échangé un baiser pour célébrer leur union, sous le témoignage d'une centaine d'assistants. Clou du spectacle, les robots ont découpé leur gâteau de mariage. Aucun doute, ces deux s'aiment dur comme fer.

Un tel événement exceptionnel avait un coût. Chacun des invités a dû dépenser 81 dollars (73 euros environ).


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Source: le Quotidien du Peuple en ligne  08.07.2015 14h12

Une androïde appelé Yangyang est exposée dans un centre commercial à Shanghai, le 7 juillet 2015. Le robot à la peau de silicium et au visage expressif peut parler, chanter, serrer la main et embrasser les personnes. [Photo/IC]


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MessagePosté le: Mer 29 Juil - 01:31 (2015)    Sujet du message: ROBOTS, CYBORGS TO PLAY FIRST FIDDLE IN WAR OF 2050 Répondre en citant


Posted by EU Times on Jul 27th, 2015

The future battlefield will be overcrowded with robots, genetically engineered “super-humans” and a wide range of autonomous killer bots, according to a US Army Research Laboratory report.

The tactical battlefield of 2050 will surpass all expectations, since robots and super-human killers will be playing the first fiddle in the battle, according to thought leaders from the US Defense Department and the US Army Research Lab (ARL), scientists and security thinkers.

“The battlefield of the future will be populated by fewer humans, but these humans would be physically and mentally augmented with enhanced capabilities that improve their ability to sense their environment, make sense of their environment, and interact with one another, as well as with “unenhanced humans,” automated processes, and machines of various kinds,” the ARL report entitled “Visualizing the Tactical Ground Battlefield in the Year 2050: Workshop Report” stated.

“As a result, they would not only do things differently, but do different things compared to the human combatants of today with their limited forms of augmentation and enhancement,” the US analysts elaborated.

According to the report, the success in future warfare would be determined by seven specific interrelated capabilities, namely: augmented humans, automated decision making and autonomous processes; misinformation as a weapon; micro-targeting; large-scale self-organization and collective decision making; cognitive modeling of the opponent; as well as the ability to understand and cope in a contested, imperfect information environment.

The authors of the report elaborated that the principal Army unit will comprise both humans and autonomous killing machines. However, in order to enable humans to be on par with robots, these soldiers of the future will be “enhanced in variety of ways.” Equipped with advanced exoskeletons, they will possess numerous implants, obtaining seamless access to sensing and cognitive enhancements.

And that is not all, since the US army analysts even go so far as to consider the creation of genetically engineered super humans with enhanced physical capabilities, senses, and cognitive powers.

“The presence of super humans on the battlefield in the 2050 timeframe is highly likely because the various components needed to enable this development already exist and are undergoing rapid evolution,” the report emphasized.

Alas, according to the authors of the report given that the enhanced capabilities super humans possess will depend upon communication processes, “hacking and spoofing attacks are also an option.”

According to US expert in civil-military relations and cyber diplomacy Franz-Stefan Gady, such a bold warfare concept will require “new hybrid cognitive command architecture” to integrate and lead humans, superhuman and killer bots.

The expert pointed to obvious vulnerabilities of the future army posing a question what would happen if enemy hackers managed to seize control of US Army robots. “Could they in a Terminator-like scenario turn their weapons on their human comrades in arms?” he asked.

On the other hand, US expert Patrick Tucker, a technology editor for DefenseOne, highlights the future warfare ethical issue. Since the “dirty work” will be mostly committed by autonomous killing machines, humans will become the “referees.” The question of who would be held responsible for deaths and the damage also comes up.

“Imaginary or not, it’s that future explored in the workshop report: a future in which humanity can no longer control the rate or the effects of technological progress, at least not in the way that we attempt to do so today. That may be far more threatening than any particular enemy,” Tucker concluded.


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The future is now. The future is here for long time.

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Story Number: NNS150730-11Release Date: 7/30/2015 1:35:00 PM 

By David Smalley, Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Scientific diplomacy took a giant step forward as Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. Mat Winter officially opened the new Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 24

ONR Global - charged with providing international science and technology (S&T) solutions for current and future naval challenges - engages with the international S&T community around the world. Officials noted that the new office in Brazil will be critical to the advancement of open-source, unclassified knowledge and collaboration in a region marked by rapidly-expanding economies and significant growth in cutting-edge science.

"The opening of the Sao Paulo office reflects the strong, longstanding S&T relationships ONR has with the international community," Winter noted. "This office will serve as a regional hub for collaboration with researchers across South America to share discovery and invention, which are the lifeblood of scientific advancement."

Recent collaborative research between South American and U.S. scientists have included academic gatherings in the fields of alternative energy, underwater acoustics, augmented reality and more, as well as research projects involving topics ranging from flood prediction to materials stress and marine genomics.

The new office will help coordinate activities across the vast South American continent with ONR Global's existing office in Santiago, Chile.

Capt. Clark Troyer, ONR Global's commanding officer, noted that the new Brazil hub is expected to deliver significant positive impacts for the future force.

"The opening of a new office in the largest country in South America is an important development, emphasizing that breakthrough science and technology capabilities generally come about only through collaboration and partnerships," he added. "Those who follow S&T from a naval perspective recognize that Brazil is significant, both in its impressive academic and research communities, as well as the wealth of opportunities to conduct research in unique ecological settings."

ONR Global has offices on multiple continents, including Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Its commanding officer and technical director are based in London. An important part of the command's collaborative efforts are associate directors, who promote collaboration with international scientists; and science advisors, who identify fleet needs.

Both groups serve as the CNR's "science ambassadors," creating essential links with both the international S&T community and operational forces to successfully execute the Naval S&T Strategy.

For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit www.navy.mil/local/onr/


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