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The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

These 23 Principles Could Help Us Avoid an AI Apocalypse

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov famously predicted that we’ll one day have to program robots with a set of laws that protect us from our …

The Latest Patent For The 'Impossible' EM Drive Has Just Been Made Public - And It’s Wild

So crazy, it just might work.<p>It’s been a big year for the 'impossible' EM Drive - a new kind of rocket engine that appears to generate thrust without …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

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What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

15 Game-Changing Artificial Intelligence Startups | Inc.com

Here are a few of the many artificial intelligence systems out there.<p>Take a peek at them, because many of them are already looking at you.<p>1. 6sense<p>This startup helps companies like Cisco and IBM predict sales.<p>2. Botanic.io<p>This company builds an interactive, verbal personality for your code. Yep, if …

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Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous?

Compelled by a nascent desire for innovation and advancement, mankind’s quest for technological prowess is rooted in its earliest days. In fact, we have always been tinkerers. Through the use of an abundant imagination and burning desire to bend the limitations of what was once deemed impossible, …

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Rick Searle Box of a Trillion Souls - Stephen Wolfram thinks we’ll end up in the Matrix

“The cybernetic structure of a person has been refined by a very large, very long, and very deep encounter with physical reality.”—Jaron …

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

See the World’s Most Iconic Places Transformed by Whimsical Paper Cut Outs

London-based photographer Rich McCor understands that his city is a magical one, but like all of us, it’s easy to become tone-deaf to the quirks and …

Stephen Hawking warns of an 'intelligence explosion'

In his recent Reddit AMA, the famed physicist explains how that might happen.<p>When asked by a user how AI could become smarter than its creator and pose a threat to the human race, Hawking wrote:<p>This terrifying vision of the future relies on a concept called the intelligence explosion. It posits …

Internet Helps Photographer Find Couple in Stunning Storm Wedding Photo

One of the big photo stories on the Web this past week has been the picture above, shot over the weekend by Australian photographer Sam Yeldham. …

21 Ways to Practice Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama<p>Ahimsa is the practice of being …

This is how the universe will end: not with a bang but a rip

A radical new timeline of the life of the universe (credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University)<p>Vanderbilt University mathematicians have come up …

The Ultimate Guide to Totally Nailing Every One of Your Resolutions

No matter how you feel about resolutions, chances are most of us are looking to kick off 2016 on a good note. To help you get started, we've compiled …