Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Robots Are Anxious

If robots are to become as commonplace as sci-fi wants us to believe, we're going to need confront some deep-seated issues with our relationship to automation.
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WELCOME TO THE MACHINE
MACHINE LEARNINGS
The Robots Are Anxious About Taking Your Job
digg.com
If robots are to become as commonplace as sci-fi wants us to believe, we're going to need confront some deep-seated issues with our relationship to automation.
TONED, SCANNED, FIT AND READY
How Body Scanning Became The Latest Health Club Must-Have
bloomberg.com
There are plenty of trends vying for buzz in the boutique fitness world, but one of the flashiest could also be the most useful. 3D body scans can show where you're losing weight and gaining muscle with detail that photos lose.
CLOSE, BUT NO MCFLY
How The Hoverboard Went From Fiction To Fact
bbc.com
No, you still can't pick up a hot pink Mattel hoverboard from the nearest toy store. That might be a little disappointing, but the home that real-life hoverboard technology will find in making for speedier commutes should be a nice consolation prize.
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ALTERED STATE OF THE ART
ELECTRIC ACID 'COOL AIDE' TEST
LSD Makes Adult Brains Childlike
inverse.com
Scientific research on LSD's effects has been stymied for decades due to the drug's reputation. This year, David Nutt and his research team were the first to use modern imaging techniques to see how the brain responds to LSD.
THE ORIGINAL HAPPY PILL
People Have Been Using MDMA To Treat PTSD For Decades
broadly.vice.com
Though it may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned in the US.
THE FIRST? HALITOSIS
Scientists Can Now Detect 17 Diseases By Smell
theoutline.com
Cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and more all have distinct "breathprints."
VIDEO OF THE DAY
IT'S SUPERHUMAN
Tesla Autopilot Reacts Insanely Quick To A Crash
digg.com
Based on the video, the second the red hatchback makes contact with the black SUV, the Tesla's speed immediately starts to decrease. So, yeah, strike one up for Tesla Autopilot.
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The robots are here to help. They promise.

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