Today we are lucky to introduce you to an intriguing figure such as Aubrey de Grey, the British researcher who claims to have drawn a roadmap to defeat biological aging. He provocatively proposes that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old have already been born.
Aubrey de Grey is the man who is convinced that only the lack of proper funding separates us from the final victory over the aging.
He is the Co-founder and Director of Science of SENS Research Foundation, the organization that develops methods to combat aging. In addition, de Grey is the author of «Ending Aging», the book that discusses the possibility of a complete medical victory over the aging in the next few decades.
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The days of using your hands to play video games could be in the past. Called FOVE, this headset uses advanced eye tracking to provide the wearer with an immersive and completely hands-free virtual reality. Two in-built cameras seamlessly track the wearer's eyes, with the head mounted display presenting targets or buttons that are activated with a simple glance. Lochlainn Wilson, FOVE's co-developer and chief technology officer, says it's an experience only previously possible in science fiction.
We hear plenty of discussion about robots taking over our jobs, so it's a refreshing change to hear about a robot designed to create them instead. Its name is Nobot, and what makes this machine unique is that it's largely controlled remotely by a human being rather than by a set of software algorithms.
The Indiegogo campaign describes the concept as being "like a person in a robot suit," which is a helpful way of understanding it – as long as you realize the person is sat behind a computer somewhere else in the world. Nobot owners get a clever robot to help around the house without needing to spend time programming; Nobot operators get to earn money from home.
Childcare, healthcare, gardening ... there's conceivably no limit to what Nobot could do. The plan is to set up a marketplace for operators and owners, so if you've bought a shiny new Nobot you can easily find someone with the skills and expertise to work it for you – even if you just want some company in the evening or someone to fold the laundry.
“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.” – Carl Sagan
You might think that Humans are a noun, but in reality we’re actually a verb – we’re an action; an occurrence; a state of motion! As a noun, Humans would have to be redefined constantly throughout history. The question you should ask yourself is: Are we as we once were?
Are we still those hairless apes, who stood upright, wandering the African plains during sunlight? No. Once we discovered fire, how we defined our own species changed forever – we then became a species that could wander at both night and day, extending our reach during shorter periods of time.
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller