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May 20, 2022

New Evidence of Underground Water on Mars — Or Something Much Stranger

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI, space

Alan DeRossettElon holds a grudge after nearly 20 years of Putin bots and fossil fuel cater calling him and Tesla owners losers stay tuned to the next episode as Elons lawyers prove Twitter has millions of bots and fake users More than it legally said in Elons contr… See more.

Steven PostrelThe incompetence of this bad cut-and-paste article is notable. The S&P 500 is not new, not ESG related, and not dropping Tesla.

There is a separate “S&P 500 ESG” product that is relatively new and that dropped Tesla, but it isn’t the benchmark that a… See more.

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May 8, 2022

Protection of virtual property: Can you truly own anything in the metaverse?

Posted by in categories: blockchains, law

May 8, 2022

Cybersecurity reporting mandates could make us more vulnerable, not less

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, law

Those who call for mandatory reporting have the right intent, but if it’s not implemented in the right way, it will cause more harm than good.

Mandatory reporting almost always puts companies at risk, either legally or through financial penalties. Penalizing an organization for not reporting a breach in time puts it in a worse cybersecurity posture because it is a strong incentive to turn a blind eye to attacks. Alternatively, if a company knows of a breach, it will find ways to “classify” it in a way that falls into a reporting loophole.

The reporting timelines in the law are arbitrary and not based in the reality of effective incident response. The first hours and days after a breach are integral to the actual incident reporting process, but they are chaotic, and teams are sleep-deprived. Working with lawyers to determine how to report and figuring out the evidence that companies do and don’t want to “see” just makes the process harder.

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Apr 30, 2022

NFTs Are Legally Problematic ft. Steve Mould & Coffeezilla

Posted by in categories: blockchains, education, law

Ah, NFT’S. I genuinely am not sure how I feel or think about them, though I DEFINITELY lean towards an annoyed 🤔MEH🙄.

What I DO know is that this is a great, brief look at the legal aspects of the issues surrounding it and the thing itself.

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Apr 19, 2022

California suggests taking aim at AI-powered hiring software

Posted by in category: law

Automated HR in the cross-hairs over discrimination law.

Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Erin Duffy, Ph.D. & Kevin Outterson, ESQ — Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB-X)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, health, law

Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria — Dr. Erin Duffy, Ph.D., Chief of Research & Development, and Kevin Outterson, ESQ., Executive Director, CARB-X.


The Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X — https://carb-x.org/) is a global non-profit partnership accelerating antibacterial products to address drug-resistant bacteria, a leading cause of death around the world. 1.27 million deaths worldwide were attributed to resistant bacterial infections in 2019.

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Apr 15, 2022

Surfing at the atomic scale: Scientists experimentally confirm new fundamental law for liquids

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

The first experimental evidence to validate a newly published universal law that provides insights into the complex energy states for liquids has been.


Sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders has long been the stuff of science fiction—but it could soon become reality, according to a California start-up.

Apr 10, 2022

Artificial intelligence is already upending geopolitics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, law, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, security

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Geopolitical actors have always used technology to further their goals. Unlike other technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) is far more than a mere tool. We do not want to anthropomorphize AI or suggest that it has intentions of its own. It is not — yet — a moral agent. But it is fast becoming a primary determinant of our collective destiny. We believe that because of AI’s unique characteristics — and its impact on other fields, from biotechnologies to nanotechnologies — it is already threatening the foundations of global peace and security.

The rapid rate of AI technological development, paired with the breadth of new applications (the global AI market size is expected to grow more than ninefold from 2020 to 2028) means AI systems are being widely deployed without sufficient legal oversight or full consideration of their ethical impacts. This gap, often referred to as the pacing problem, has left legislatures and executive branches simply unable to cope.

Apr 2, 2022

Our DNA is Older Than Earth Itself — Where Did It Come From? — Oct 2, 2018

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, law

How can you prove that we may not be from here? The complexity of our DNA doubles every 600M years (Moores Law) so if you take the timeline back to where it intersects when life must have begun, it would be about 9.5B years ago, but the Earth has only been around for about 4.5B years. What gives?

This video is a short 1 min 12 second clip from a great documentary by Caroline Cory, “ET Contact: They Are Here”, available on iTunes:

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Mar 24, 2022

USPS is doubling its initial order of electric mail delivery trucks

Posted by in categories: finance, law, sustainability, transportation

USPS has been criticized for not ordering more EVs.


The United States Postal Service announced its initial order of 50,000 next-generation delivery vehicles, 10,019 of which will be battery-electric vehicles. It’s a notable number considering the agency’s resistance to calls for increasing the number of EVs in its future delivery fleet.

Originally, the postal service said it would purchase 165,000 next-generation mail trucks, only 10 percent of which will be battery-electric vehicles. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats urged the agency to increase the number of EVs, but USPS determined there was no legal reason to change its plans.

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