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Excerpt from "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" by Jeremy Rifkin

I haven't read the book yet, but have high hopes that it might provide a credible missing link between the replacement of all human work by robots and a world society of permanent abundance.

Anyone read it?

http://goo.gl/3BsLUp
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He just gave a talk at Talks at Google on youtube about the book. It's excellent. I agree it's a transitional idea.
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Sailing At Night by Patrick M Lynch goo.gl/xlsJb4
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"We designed this device to monitor human health 24/7, but without interfering with a person's daily activity," said Yonggang Huang, the Northwestern University professor who co-led the work with Illinois professor John A. Rogers. "It is as soft as human skin and can move with your body, but at the same time it has many different monitoring functions. What is very important about this device is it is wirelessly powered and can send high-quality data about the human body to a computer, in real time."
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"This all lays the groundwork for ensuring better apps tied to Android, Chrome, mobile, desktop -- you name it -- further connecting the dots across Google's vast empire of software, services, and platforms for consumers and business users alike."
Summary: Google gets more serious about taking on the likes of Amazon Web Services, slashing on-demand rates by as much as 85 percent.
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"Strano and the paper’s lead author, plant biologist Juan Pablo Giraldo, envisage turning plants into self-powered, photonic devices such as detectors for explosives or chemical weapons.  The researchers are also working on introducing electronic devices into plants.  As a next step, the researchers sought to try enhancing the photosynthetic function of chloroplasts isolated from plants, for potential use in solar cells."
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OH Great.
Now what am I going to do with my Triffids !
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"Gluing a film to stop leakage" is only one example of the possibilities opened up by adhesion brought by nanoparticles. In an entirely different field, the researchers have succeeded in using nanoparticles to attach a biodegradable membrane used for cardiac cell therapy, and to achieve this despite the substantial mechanical constraints due to its beating. They thus showed that it would be possible to attach various medical devices to organs and tissues for therapeutic, repair or mechanical strengthening purposes.
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To clone the stem cells, the researchers used unfertilized eggs donated by several unidentified women. After removing the DNA material inside the egg, new DNA material extracted from the skin cells of the male donors was injected inside and the resulting filled egg was exposed to a small dose of electricity to cause fusing—the egg was then allowed to "rest" for two hours. Afterwards each egg reprogrammed itself and grew into a blastocyst which eventually grew into a pluripotent stem cell that genetically matched the skin donor. Theoretically such stem cells could then be engineered to grow into various cells, e.g. heart, lung, liver, for transplant into a patient.
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Ripple Labs: a modern payments infrastructure for the planet?

Great article on a crypto-protocol that can move any currency across the globe instanlty, 24/7, essentially for free.
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The end of the Administrative Assistant?
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Good one +adrienne warren , thanx for sharing.
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