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Assorted links for 1/26/10

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Continuing in the noble tradition of two of my favorite blogs, Pop Transhumanism and Marginal Revolution, here are some interesting pages I’ve run across in my travels of the web.

Awesome mixed reality drawing concept video (HT augmented.org)

Anthony Atala on growing new organs. There are people alive today with artificially grown organs inside them.

Robin Hanson has some ideas for curing the “shallow voter problem” for an even more interesting solution, see his “futarchy” idea.

Hayek v Keynes, the best econ rap I’ve ever seen. I like the alcohol/easy money analogy (HT Pop Transhumanism)

If I build a reprap this summer, I may print out all my storage containers for next year. Yes, not build, print.

Added 7:30 pm:

Although lots of things about the science in Avatar bother me (we have superliminal communication but no molecular nanotech and we still use basically the same weaponry as in the 1970’s), apparently they got a real scientist with an interesting, if somewhat impractical, idea for interstellar travel as their science consultant

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