China stops research into gene editing after CRISPR baby by s8cyprks in science

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So in case anyone haven't heard yet, there are Chinese scientists who very recently claimed that they managed to create gene edit a twin baby girls, but after an outcry from the masses all over the world, it is now reported that China ordered the research to be stopped. Do you think China made the right decision? Do you believe that these Chinese scientists really made the first gene edited baby? What do you think is their reason for doing this in the first place? Share your thoughts below and let's discuss!

American life expectancy DROPS as suicides and drug overdoses soar and progress against heart disease grinds to a halt, CDC data reveal by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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The thing is they said suicide and drug overdose happens despite all the awareness and prevention campaigns. If this is the case then what could be the reason why people are still choosing to end their lives? Is it because of the bullies? Societal problems? Or is it because the US is just a depressing country to live in?

ISIS Operative Tries to Poison the Water Supply in Sardinia by useless_aether in Europe

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So does this mean that ISIS graduated from bombing us and shooting at us and is now moving on to releasing poison into our water supply in the hopes that it will take many lives if they succeeded? What kind of twisted mind do these people have, really? This is sickening!

DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather Jr. charged with promoting cryptocurrency without disclosing they were paid by s8cyprks in cryptocurrency

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It's bad enough DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Jr. promoted a cryptocurrency without disclosing that they have already been paid, it's worse to think that there are people who actually believed in them. I wonder if there were crypto users who fall prey on them and got fooled by them just because they were "celebrities"? What do you guys think?

What is the real status of turning AI into an AGI or ASI? by s8cyprks in technology

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That is interesting, especially coming from someone from Google, who is a tech giant. I also have a friend who studies computer science and said that as of right now, there isn't a technology that can make AGI or ASI possible, maybe not ever. Still, it will be fun to see an actual AI robot that is, at the very least, as smart as us, right?

Hydrogen Trains: The Future is Clean and High-Speed by Chop_Chop in Hydrogen

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This seems like a cool idea, but the question is how much will it cost? And more importantly, how can we be sure that it won't have negative effects not just on our health but also the environment, right?

(BREAKING NEWS /s) China's Orwellian Social Credit Score Isn't Real (ForeignPolicy.com) by Vigte in WorldNews

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And on another news, China is planning to judge its 1.3 billion people using the social credit rating system by 2021. So who's telling the truth and who's trying to assuage the people so they won't panic?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020?srnd=premium-asia

Patient who died during robot surgery had 99% chance of living if human operated by useless_aether in technology

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So who are they suing here then along with the hospital, the doctor or the robot? Will they fire the robot that operated on the man? Funny how some people say robot will be much better than humans. Now a robot fucked up. So do they still think automation is a good thing?

Even hotter than the real star: China creates nuclear-powered artificial sun that bests original by RavAshi in technology

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First it was the artificial moon, and now it's the fake sun? What's next, Earth 2.0? Seriously, why is China trying to replicate everything? Are they trying to recreate the planet or something? If artificial moon is to cut cost their city lights, what exactly is their purpose for this? It just doesn't make sense much.

Self-Healing Fabric by magnora7 in technology

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Cute, but it would be much better if they can make a fabric that would be "immune" to bullets and sharp objects. Now, THAT is a breakthrough in technology and fashion industry.

A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made 'volcanic' eruption - a 'volcanic' heat shield could protect Earth from extreme warming by useless_aether in environment

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Right? Like we need more people making everyone paranoid about all these global warming bit, you know? They could've done better with that statement but no. They just had to put "last ditch" effort to fix global warming. We might as well build Wall-E now before we all die at the end of the world.

Four-year-old girl 'gang-raped' in Indian hospital intensive care unit by allie in WorldNews

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Of course, but the fact that this happened while the girl is in the intensive care is just beyond evil! Don't care if any or all of them are mentally ill. This child will have to live with it for the rest of her life. That's disheartening.

Can VR solve problems caused by social media? by s8cyprks in technology

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Both, actually. Like I said, people are so brave to bully someone because they can easily hide behind an avatar or a firewall, but what if you put them in a virtual simulation, place them with other virtual people? Not only will they have "real" human interaction (as real as it can be), they might also think twice before thinking of bullying someone. Now, the question is, will it have any effects on them once they're off VR and is back typing on their keyboard?

Can VR solve problems caused by social media? by s8cyprks in technology

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As in people in a virtual world setting, like you would in SecondLife. Yes, people act nicer on TV, but do you think it will affect their behavior off-screen or off-line if they are to be put into simulation for, say an hour everyday? Will it have impact on their overall being?

A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made 'volcanic' eruption - a 'volcanic' heat shield could protect Earth from extreme warming by useless_aether in environment

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Last ditch global warming fix... I don't like this statement. It's like saying if this method still doesn't succeed then it might be the end of human civilization and we are screwed because we might not survive the next heatwave. =(

Four-year-old girl 'gang-raped' in Indian hospital intensive care unit by allie in WorldNews

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You're right, it's not mean, it's being heartless. They violated a four-year old child, for Chrissake! Mentally ill or not, a four year old girl was still gang raped and defiled. It will change her life forever. How can people do that?! Oh and please, enough with the "they're mentally ill" excuses. They were evil pricks, is what they are.

Is digitization in the classrooms of our students' good idea? by MarkoVidrih in technology

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I stan this. Why? Because students tend to get bored easily in class and would rather wander in their minds, talk to their classmates, sleep or be on their phones. If you digitized a classroom, it will encourage them to pay more attention because, hey, it's a new piece of technology to learn about! Plus, this will be interactive, so lessons will never be boring.

'Human brain' supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time by magnora7 in technology

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Interesting. So if consciousness doesn't arise in the brain, then where does it come from when the person is still conscious after his heart stopped beating? Doesn't it come from the brain, because that's the only thing that still functions when our heart stopped beating when we die? If this is the case then surely this supercomputer can also be used to learn more about how our consciousness works.

'Human brain' supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time by magnora7 in technology

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Yeah. I mean, I don't know how they're gonna pull it off, but if they find a way not just to understand how Parkinson's disease works and affects people, but also to combat them, then it's not impossible to use this supercomputer on other incurable diseases, too, right?

The Future of Privacy by useless_aether in privacy

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The thing is as technology progress and as we approach the digital age, privacy is unfortunately something that we have to sacrifice over. Even now with our social media profiles, our privacy is being violated and we don't even know it. This is just a step up from that.

'Human brain' supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time by magnora7 in technology

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I like that they are switching this human brain supercomputer to learn about Parkinson's! I'm pretty sure that someday they will be able to use this same supercomputer to learn about other incurable diseases like Cancer and, if the scientists find a way, to use this to transfer our consciousness!

Cops in Disneyland’s hometown used Stingray surveillance devices by voter in news

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Well, as long as it won't be used to take advantage on people, I think this cold be used to detect crimes on time. The only question is how quick will the police force respond when they detected a crime?

Coke and Kellogg’s among major firms to pledge to cut all plastic waste by useless_aether in environment

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I hope you're wrong. I don't know about Kellogg's, but Coke can go back to glass bottles. They tastes better in glass bottles anyway. And they're more environmentally friendly than plastic bottles.

In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains by magnora7 in collapse

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This is what's wrong with people. The Philippines has one of the richest marine world, but fishermen chose to bomb the sea just for the sake of getting more catch. I wouldn't be surprised to hear another news saying they've ran out of fishes to catch.

"I'd rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right." ~ Elon Musk by Orangutan in Futurology

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You gotta admit, the man was wrong about a lot of things, especially when it comes to AI, transhumanism and technological singularity but that statement alone is right... if you'll ignore everything he's said before.

Artificial Intelligence May Offer Cancer Cure by Crazy_Bananas in science

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Good. This is a good use of artificial intelligence. I really hope that they will develop this and actually use AI to cure cancer someday, not just use it to detect cancer. I believe it can be done. Hopefully soon, right?

Stephen Hawking's warning: Gene-edited 'superhumans' threaten the rest of humanity | Genetic Literacy Project by Vigte in technology

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Yes, but it looks like these post-human/transhuman technologies won't happen 'til a few decades later. Currently I don't think there is a company that is working on this, so we can only hope for now.

20 top lawyers were beaten by legal AI. Here are their surprising responses by Mnemonic in technology

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And some company executives said AI won't replace human labor. Seems to me they are starting now. I don't think I'm excited to see which job AI will take over on next.