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Feb 23, 2023

Wireless, soft e-skin for interactive touch communication in the virtual world

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, engineering, internet, virtual reality

Sensing a hug from each other via the internet may be a possibility in the near future. A research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) recently developed a wireless, soft e-skin that can both detect and deliver the sense of touch, and form a touch network allowing one-to-multiuser interaction. It offers great potential for enhancing the immersion of distance touch communication.

“With the rapid development of virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), our visual and auditory senses are not sufficient for us to create an immersive experience. Touch communication could be a revolution for us to interact throughout the metaverse,” said Dr. Yu Xinge, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at CityU.

While there are numerous haptic interfaces in the market to simulate in the , they provide only sensing or . The uniqueness of the novel e-skin is that it can perform self-sensing and haptic reproducing functions on the same interface.

Feb 22, 2023

There’s no going back on A.I.: ‘The genie is out of the bottle’

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

A.I. systems like ChatGPT, Bing, and Bard are here to stay

Generative A.I., the kind of software that powers OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bing, and Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) Bard, is all the rage. But the explosion in generative A.I., so named because it generates “new” content based on information it pulls from the web, is facing increasing scrutiny from consumers and experts.

Fears that the software could be used to help students cheat on tests and provide inaccurate, bizarre responses to users’ queries are drawing questions about the platforms’ accuracy and capabilities. And some are wondering if the products have been released too early for their own good.

Feb 22, 2023

A Sense of “Home” Must be Defended

Posted by in categories: habitats, internet

“I think we’re in the same kind of early stage of a process of absolute shattering ontological chaos that has come from the fact that the epistemological authorities have been blasted apart by the internet” — Nick land.

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Feb 20, 2023

Physicists have developed an efficient modem for the future quantum internet

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, quantum physics

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have developed the basic technology for a new “quantum modem”. It will allow users to connect to a future quantum internet that is based on the existing fibre optic network infrastructure.


The first quantum revolution brought about semiconductor electronics, the laser and finally the internet. The coming, second quantum revolution promises spy-proof communication, extremely precise quantum sensors and quantum computers for previously unsolvable computing tasks. But this revolution is still in its infancy. A central research object is the interface between local quantum devices and light quanta that enable the remote transmission of highly sensitive quantum information. The Otto-Hahn group “Quantum Networks” at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching is researching such a “quantum modem”. The team has now achieved a first breakthrough in a relatively simple but highly efficient technology that can be integrated into existing fibre optic networks. The work is published this week in “Physical Review X”.

Feb 19, 2023

Quantum Physicists Make Nanoscopic Breakthrough of Colossal Significance

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, internet, quantum physics

In a new breakthrough, researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Ruhr University Bochum, have solved a problem that has caused quantum researchers headaches for years. The researchers can now control two quantum light sources rather than one. Trivial as it may seem to those uninitiated in quantum, this colossal breakthrough allows researchers to create a phenomenon known as quantum mechanical entanglement. This, in turn, opens new doors for companies and others to exploit the technology commercially.

Going from one to two is a minor feat in most contexts. But in the world of quantum physics, doing so is crucial. For years, researchers around the world have strived to develop stable quantum light sources and achieve the phenomenon known as quantum mechanical entanglement – a phenomenon, with nearly sci-fi-like properties, where two light sources can affect each other instantly and potentially across large geographic distances. Entanglement is the very basis of quantum networks and central to the development of an efficient quantum computer.

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute published a new result in the highly esteemed journal Science, in which they succeeded in doing just that. According to Professor Peter Lodahl, one of the researchers behind the result, it is a crucial step in the effort to take the development of quantum technology to the next level and to “quantize” society’s computers, encryption, and the internet.

Feb 18, 2023

Ep1: How far are we from Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)?

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

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Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.
Artificial General Intelligence is creating a computer that can understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can and furthermore surpass brain power equivalent to that of all human brains combined.

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Feb 18, 2023

SpaceX launches 51 Starlink satellites, lands rocket on ship at sea (video)

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

51 of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit on Friday (Feb. 17), acing the first of two orbital missions the company has planned for the day.

The Starlink craft rode atop a Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base at 2:12 p.m. EST (1912 GMT; 11:12 a.m. local California time).

Feb 17, 2023

The Syntellect Hypothesis: The Most Probable Path to Our Future Transcendent Superintelligence

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, internet, robotics/AI, space

Could we imagine a world where our minds are fused together and interlinked with machine intelligence to such a degree that every facet of consciousness is infinitely augmented? How could we explore the landscapes of inner space, when human brains and synthetic intelligence blend together to generate new structures of consciousness? Is it possible to interpret the ongoing geopolitical events through the lens of the awakening Gaia perspective?

#SyntellectHypothesis #cybernetics #superintelligence #consciousness #emergence #futurism #AGI #GlobalMind #geopolitics

“When we look through the other end of the telescope, however, we can see a different pattern. We can make out what I call the One Mind — not a subdivision of consciousness, but the overarching, inclusive dimension to which all the mental components of all individual minds, past, present, and future belong. I capitalize the One Mind to distinguish it from the single, one mind that each individual appears to possess.” — Larry Dossey

Is humanity evolving into a hybrid cybernetic species, interconnected through the Global Mind? When might the Web become self-aware? What will it feel like to elevate our consciousness to a global level once our neocortices are fully connected to the Web?

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Feb 16, 2023

Reconfigurable Antenna Merges Mechanical Engineering and Electromagnetics for Next-Generation Technology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, engineering, internet

Reconfigurable antennas — those that can tune properties like frequency or radiation beams in real-time, from afar — are integral to future communication network systems, like 6G. But many current reconfigurable antenna designs can fall short: they dysfunction in high or low temperatures, have power limitations, or require regular servicing.

To address these limitations, electrical engineers in the Penn State College of Engineering combined electromagnets with a compliant mechanism, which is the same mechanical engineering concept behind binder clips or a bow and arrow. They published their proof-of-concept reconfigurable compliant mechanism-enabled patch antenna today (February 13, 2023) in the journal Nature Communications.

<em>Nature Communications</em> is a peer-reviewed, open-access, multidisciplinary, scientific journal published by Nature Portfolio. It covers the natural sciences, including physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, and earth sciences. It began publishing in 2010 and has editorial offices in London, Berlin, New York City, and Shanghai.

Feb 15, 2023

Microsoft permanently disables Internet Explorer for all devices

Posted by in category: internet

Microsoft announced some heartbreaking news for Internet Explorer users on Valentine’s Day: Internet Explorer is no more.

The company has permanently disabled the desktop version of Internet Explorer on certain versions of Windows 10, and updated its newer browser, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

All other consumer and commercial devices that weren’t already redirected from Explorer to Microsoft Edge will also be affected, the company said. Now, when users attempt to access Explorer, they will be redirected to Edge.

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