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Canada is launching an experiment that will give 4,000 people free money until 2020

Finland, The Netherlands, and San Francisco, California have already shown their interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income.<p>Now Ontario, Canada, is planning its own basic income trial as well.<p>On April 24, Premier Kathleen Wynne outlined new details of the …

Basic Income

Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay

The 3-year pilot will cost $50M a year and reach 4,000 households<p>Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday a plan to study basic income in Ontario, in …

Basic Income

Billionaire Jack Ma says CEOs could be robots in 30 years, warns of decades of ‘pain’ from A.I., internet impact

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma warned on Monday that society could see decades of pain thanks to disruption caused by the internet and new technologies to …

China

Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin - Bitcoin News

<b>The first draft of a national strategy to promote Bitcoin and blockchain technology has reportedly been approved by the Cabinet of Malta. This move</b> …

AT&T Explores Cryptocurrency Car Payments in New Patent Filing

Digital currency payments in motor vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.<p>…

Bitcoin

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Singularity

Satoshi’s Choice

My prior posts have tended to be largely focused on the economics of Bitcoin. Lately, I’ve been paying more attention to the psychology and sociology …

Are Psychedelic Hallucinations Actually Metaphorical Perceptions?

Martin Fortier is a doctoral student at Institut Jean Nicod (Paris) and a visiting student researcher at Stanford University. His research …

Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology.<p>It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs.<p>In fact, there’s no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring …

Bitcoin

This chart explains why Tesla has been making history

For the better part of a century, there have been three major US carmakers: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).<p>Over the past few month, a new contender has crashed the party: Tesla. After briefly seeing its market cap rise above GM, Tesla has slipped back. But with a …

Tesla

Artificial intelligence: fulfilling the failed promise of big data

The topic of artificial intelligence is dominating discussions of data management this year. But while a growing number of organizations are …

Elon Musk Isn't the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain

Elon Musk Isn't the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain

Silicon valley seems to have a new obsession with a proposed biotech called ‘the neural lace’. Both Elon Musk and Bryan Johnson have launched …

Elon Musk

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At this week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his crazy ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg this week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg's uses this roadmap to demonstrate …

Augmented Reality

Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money

Is There a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World?

Consciousness is something that we know very little about but is often defined as being a person’s awareness of something. But, some scientists even …

Climbing Out Of Facebook's Reality Hole

The problem with connecting everyone on the planet is that a lot of people are assholes. The issue with giving just anyone the ability to live broadcast to a billion people is that someone will use it to shoot up a school. You have to plan for these things. You have to build for the reality we live …

Facebook

Facebook Spaces Announcement | F8 in Under 10 Minutes

Facebook goes all in Augmented Reality and AI, Mark Zuckerberg responded to Cleveland murder case

Facebook builds brain-computer interface for typing-from-thoughts and skin-hearing! Crazy!

What is Neuralink and how does Neuralace work?

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future

Last month, I got a phone call.<p>Okay maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, and maybe those weren’t his exact words. But after learning about the …

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking …

Elon Musk

Here's why Google went to Burning Man to find its next CEO

Steven Kotler is a performance expert and the coauthor of "Stealing Fire." In this video, Kotler explains why Google relies on creating group-flow states, and how Larry Page and Sergey Brin used Burning Man to find the right CEO.<p><i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p>Google used Burning Man to find …

Festivals

Your next MasterCard may have a fingerprint sensor built into it

Why it matters to you<p>Companies are taking security very seriously these days, and biometric authentication is rapidly becoming the standard way to …

Mastercard

US Intervened Over 80 Times In Foreign Elections

Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy

John Martinis has given himself just a few months to reach a milestone in the history of computing.<p>He’s leader of the Google research group working …

Quantum Mechanics

Why I Left A Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund For Bitcoin Dash

Just one year ago, I made the equal parts thrilling and terrifying decision to quit my position at a multi-billion dollar hedge fund in New York to …

Can a Beautiful Website of Facts Change Anybody’s Mind?

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, wants to improve the national political debate with a treasure trove of facts about government. The post-truth age might not be so receptive.<p>It was Tax Day, and Steve Ballmer was excited.<p>No surprise. Excitability is among the attributes most …

Dystopia