Whether we’re exploring the cosmos or developing robots to better mimic us, we are essentially shaping the future based on our terms. We’re giving it our likeness and we’re using it to help us expand as a species. Just as the late Carl Sagan once said, we are wanderers. Our ongoing journey into the future will take us to unknown lands and achieve greatness beyond our current comprehension. This is our moment to shine. Welcome to the future!
Thanks to a Hong Kong-based company, just like in the movies, you can now purchase your very own pocket-sized USB stick (the USB Kill) that will destroy almost anything that it’s plugged into. SOURCE
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Researchers at Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence division has recently unveiled WaveNet – a new speech synthesizer that is capable of perfectly rendering human-like speech, from vocalization, to the breathing, to the pauses. SOURCE
On the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, September 8, NASA successfully launched the OSIRIS-REx, a space probe bound for the asteroid Bennu, of which will take a sample and then bring it back to Earth. SOURCE