Report: Jeffrey Epstein wants to freeze his head and penis, seed the world with his DNA

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Former financier and alleged sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is an apparent transhumanist who hoped to seed the world with his DNA and have his head and penis cryonically preserved. According to a report from the New York Times, Epstein spent decades cultivating connections within the science and technology communities. He rubbed elbows with Nobel laureates, big tech executives, and researchers from all over academia and hosted parties and dinners where scientific elites held discourse with him in hopes of scoring funding. But his interests allegedly lay outside the realms of normal scientific endeavor and in pseudoscience. Reportedly, the accused rapist planned…

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NASA will work with SpaceX on orbital refueling tech to get to the moon and Mars

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NASA has tapped SpaceX to figure out a way to allow ships to refuel in orbit, the space agency announced Tuesday. The technology could eventually help crewed ships get to the moon and Mars in the future

Fourth U.S. City Bans Facial Recognition, Citing Threats to Free Speech and Civil Rights

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On Tuesday, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts unanimously voted to prohibit local government from using facial recognition, becoming the fourth city in the country to institute such a ban over concerns that the technology is biased and violates basic human rights.

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Wikipedia bios for women scientists are more likely to be flagged for removal

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It comes as no surprise that women are grossly underrepresented in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Although the stats are disheartening, it doesn’t reflect women‘s ability, instead it acts as a stern reminder on the realities of the society we live in. This reality is that, even from a young age, girls are discouraged from pursuing a career in STEM, and instead are told to look pretty and be “princesses.” It’s also a time when women who have carved out their career in science are struggling to get acknowledgement for their work and discoveries as Wikipedia is…

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Facebook is making progress with its plan to let you type with your mind

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Facebook talked a couple of years ago about creating technology that lets you type with your mind. Aimed primarily at patients with speech loss due to paralysis, the company recently offered an update on its ambitious project.

Google’s Project Zero Finds Six ‘Interactionless’ iOS Vulnerabilities Using iMessage App

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Apple released bug fixes for five major security issues in iOS that can be exploited via its iMessage client app last week after they were discovered by researchers for competitor Google’s exploit-hunting Project Zero, though an additional issue was reported and not totally resolved in the iOS 2.4 update, according to…

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The first top-tier ray tracing-only game will land in 2023, Nvidia guru says

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According to the musings of one of Nvidia’s top researchers, consumers may see the first top-notch game that requires ray tracing by 2023. Only a handful of games now support it, but the pool is growing as ray tracing technology evolves.

Senator Moves to Make Autoplay Videos and Infinite Scroll Illegal

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That technology might be bad for our health, that it’s manipulating us, isn’t a revelatory take, but it’s one that lawmakers are increasingly becoming intimately entwined with. And a new bill wants to prevent social networks from exploiting us.

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