Electronic musician Steve Aoki releases his new music video, showing in an eerie and surreal way what life might be like when we get to choose whether we want to live forever….or not. Ray Kurzweil is part of the video where he asserts that the meeting of minds and machines are part of our not so distant future.
At a time when technology and biology walk down the aisle and exchange vows, life will never be the same as we now know it. This – our future reality –
may not be one our brains can wrap around today, but it is a notion that the likes of Futurists and Singularians attest is coming whether we want it to or not….and sooner than we think. Non-biological and biological visuals aside, the music is upbeat and more mash-ups like these are going to be inevitable.
Experience that neon future life in the world of Aoki and his collaborators below. The video is produced by Gille Klabin and produced by Josh Shadid and Maxwell Riesberg.
I suspected I was going to get food poisoning in Burma from the moment I sat down for my first meal. The noodles tasted as filthy as the streets outside the restaurant looked; the plate gave off the same stench, albeit a fainter variant of it.
But I was still on my feet after a week of successively more toxic-seeming food, so I assumed I was out of the woods.
“I’ll have the fish,” I announced to the woman who’d invited me into her home to eat, after I spent the day exploring the nearby village of Inwa. I was practically defiant.
And totally premature – the all-too-familiar fatigue, chills and headache began to set in just a few hours later.
“I’ll be fine,” I insisted to my travel companion, a nerdy fellow from Tennessee I’d met at the airport in Bangkok a few days earlier. “I’ve had food poisoning enough times to know what to expect. I’ll be well enough to get on the boat tomorrow to Bagan morning.”
“Tomorrow” is an operative term when you spend the entire night in transit between your bed and the toilet, crawling on your…
For the last few months, as anyone in my circle can affirm, nothing has consumed more of my time than a magical little device called HAPIfork
, referred to as the vibrating fork
and also its claim to fame: the world’s first connected fork.
Since the initial unveiling at CES
, the world has embraced HAPIfork, eager to try this unique device aimed at helping you slow down how fast you eat.
Today, we’re kicking a Kickstarter campaign
to raise funds for the manufacturing and distribution of HAPIfork, so alas, people can finally pre-order the device which aims to transform people’s relationship with food.
In January, HAPIfork was the recipient of the CES Innovations Award, Health & Wellness category and soon thereafter, the word quickly spread to over 50 countries globally culminating in hundreds of articles, blog posts, tweets, television and radio appearances as well as a fun shout out from The Colbert Report
and Jay Leno.
Keeping in line with Kickstarter rewards at various funding levels, the HAPIfork will be offered as a perk for up to 2,500 people funding $89, and at the $99 level for anyone else who would like to…
There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they’ve extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold — and the recipe they used to do it might easily translate into humans. It involves tinkering with two genes, and cutting down your calorie intake. Tests have already started on people in Ecuador.
According to an announcement from PLoS Genetics:
Researchers have created baker’s yeast capable of living to 800 in yeast years without apparent side effects. The basic but important discovery, achieved through a combination of dietary and genetic changes, brings scientists closer to controlling the survival and health of the unit of all living systems: the cell. “We’re setting the foundation for reprogramming healthy life,” says study leader Valter Longo of the University of Southern California.
The above excerpt above reposted here from original source article at i09.com. For rest of article and more details, go here.
annual Personalized Medicine World Conference
is scheduled to kick off from January 28-29 in Mountain View, CA. On their website, PMWC references the National Cancer Institute as they define personalized medicine: “Personalized Medicine is a form of medicine that uses information about a person’s genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.” Above photo credit: PMWC International
Photo Credit: PMWC International
The idea behind this conference is to transform healthcare, there needs to be an adoption of personalized medicine on a global scale. PMWC’s ambition is to help bring together organizations across multiple sectors to realize this.
The PMWC’s committee features distinguished individuals including George Church, co-developer of the Human Genome Project; Kary Mullis, Nobel laureate & inventor of PCR (polymerase chain reaction); and Brian Druker, winner of the Lasker Clinical Award for his work in developing Gleevec.
Most U.S. cities have health inspectors check restaurants periodically for sanitation, food safety and other hazards. Some do a better job than others making the results of those inspections public, or understandable. New York continues to lead the way, now with an iPhone app with a direct connection to the latest health inspection report on nearly every restaurant in the city. This is a long way from the 1970s, when New York first required restaurants to make health inspection reports available to customers on request.Although there are several other apps that aim to do the same thing, I have found that the city’s own app, ABCEats
, is reliable and up-to-date. Published by the city’s own technology department, the app enables searches by name, neighborhood or current location.
In a few cases, I have found that the city’s records show a better rating than a restaurant’s owner has posted. More importantly, I can look up whether the “grade pending” sign at a local café means the inspector found relatively unremarkable problems or ones that should give any diner pause before entering. The app was introduced in 2012 as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s
I first had a Hammam experience in Turkey many years ago. When I walked into the co-ed room, a massive tiled room where men and women alike were roaming around naked, I wasn’t quite sure what I had signed up for especially as I was there alone, without friends or locals that might have been able to say, “this is normal in Turkey kid.”
Then, a small man walked over to me, and without even a handshake, turned me upside down and slapped wet rags and towels on me which didn’t at first feel all that pleasant and I thought, hmmm, what’s next? Standing on my head and breathing deep? Not quite but some of those wet rag towel slaps hurt, yet inevitably they got the blood and toxins moving outward bound. This was about 20 years ago and since then, I had one more Hammam experience in Southeast Asia and a more recent one, this past summer at Winnipeg’s Fort Garry Hotel. (see my Fort Garry spa write up
on my Turkish hammam
Recently, I discovered the Trump SoHo on New York’s Spring Street, ideal if you’re a shopper, otherwise conveniently located…
2031 kicked off this week with CES Unveiled,
the official media event on January 6 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
, a company focused on well-being in every aspect, whether that is achieved through fitness, diet, your sleep or how you eat, showed off their new HAPIfork at the event. Their goal is to make it easy for people to take control of their HAPIness, health and fitness through applications and mobile connected devices.
The world’s first connected fork that helps you lose weight by eating at the right
at the right
pace is also showing this new smart device at the Showstoppers
media event on January 8 at the Las Vegas WYNN Hotel and all week at Digital Health
at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The smart connected device, which has a crisp, elegant and clean design, was created by French engineer Jacques Lepine. The HAPIfork will be available in five colors when it hits the market this year: blue, green, white, black and pink.
This smart fork knows how fast you’re eating and helps you slow things down using a patent-pending technology.
By eating slower, you can improve the way you feel after…
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