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Shankt
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We're back at Green Mill for happy hour this weekend. I'm hoping we can talk about some of the work going on 'behind the scenes' for our group that will enable us to do some pretty amazing things.

Hope to see you there!
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Doug T

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I gave a speech at the Toastmasters meeting today on Transhumanism in preparation for Friday's (3/6) panel at MarsCon being held at the Hilton in Bloomington, MN. 
MarsCon is a fan-run Science Fiction/Fantasy convention featuring fabulous guests, literary and media programming, a masquerade, gaming, film room, music, science programming, dealer's room, dance, charity auction, parties, and other fun activities.
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Really excited to hear it!
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John Vance

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We talked about this briefly in our book discussion this evening. Really neat concept. I hadn't remembered that it was Bradbury's idea, though!
A matrioshka brain is a hypothetical megastructure proposed by Robert Bradbury, based on the Dyson sphere, of immense computational capacity. It is an example of a Class B stellar engine, employing the entire energy output of a star to drive computer systems. This concept derives its name from ...
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Robert...what's with all the random Bradbury's??
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Sara Shank

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Rolling out to the average customer!
Say goodbye to boring speakers designed in regular, no good, boring reality! 
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Shankt
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Our first movie night is coming up Thursday evening. Its bound to be a great time.

There are still 11 spots open. RSVP at Meeup.
http://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Transhumanists/events/220077331/
 
The Congress - Transhumanist Movie Night #1

I'm excited to announce that our monthly movie night begins! RSVP at Meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Transhumanists/events/220077331/
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John Vance

Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
"Office complex implants RFID chips in employees' hands"

Lots of hand-wringing about privacy here, but this is really no different than having a prox card in your wallet as many of us already do. Just more convenient. I'm not surprised people are volunteering for it.

RFID is easily cloned, though, even at a distance, so it would be nice to see a more secure protocol implemented.
Workers volunteer to get the implants
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It is possible to have a security protocol like a number generator used in two-step security. My PayPal is protected that way. I don't think putting the validator in an employee's hand increases security aside from the fact that none of the volunteers can say, "Just buzz me through, I left my ID at home."
I attended a security talk about biometrics and retinal scanning is far better in my opinion. Retinal scanning is fast and secure. India has begun to implement retinal scanning into their banking. The difference I see here is that RFID scanners are dirt cheap while retinal scanners are comparatively expensive.
If more places use implanted RFID as high security it will become much more appealing for black hats to break and crack RFID implants. If someone starts making a program which wipes and locks NFC I would have a $100 piece of glass, silicone, and copper in my hand for no reason. 
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Shankt
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For our 3dpp project team...

I saw this the other day in Maker magazine... I think (but don't know for sure) that full instructions for building this are there.

I'll bring the magazine to our next HH.
 
making a simple robotic hand " Inmoov " using a 3d printer and an Arduino at home in 2 weeks if I did it everyone can do it .
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Shankt
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I wish I had found this article before last Saturday's round table... there are some items here that we didn't discuss.

+Michael Golen 
One of the most revolutionary uses for 3D printing is to make more affordable, customized prosthetics. These 10 inspiring stories that may not have been possible without this emerging technology.
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John Vance

Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
MakerBots printing cartilage, yowza.
Inside the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research's bold frontier.
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Pretty awesome.

How long do you think it'll take before we start seeing 3d printing tissues outside of the labs?
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Paul Christian

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have we seen this yet?  love the objective of making it "awesome"
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I've seen a different version. But this is amazing! thanks for sharing:) 
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We are a community of bio-hackers and technology enthusiasts-- working together to share ideas as we use modern tools and technologies to increase our potential... individually and collectively. Our offline events, held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, include workshops, roundtable discussions, and social gatherings. This Google community is a social space where we share news and ideas. It is open to the public regardless of location. Be kind. Be supportive.  #transhumanism #biohacking #evolution

Paul Christian

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Nick Bostrom - The Simulation Argument (Full): http://youtu.be/nnl6nY8YKHs +Sarah Guck​ showed me this. Not sure if it's been posted here yet
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Shankt
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Saturday is happy hour. I hope to see you all there!

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Shankt
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I love this.
 
This is awesome. 
Naomi Kizhner, an industrial designer and graduate student from Hadassah College in Jerusalem, has designed jewelry that theoretically extracts energy from the wearers own body. The ‘speculative’ jewelry is embedded into the person's veins and uses their blood to turn small wheels inside the device.  Courtesy of Naomi Kizhner
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+Terry Walker the real problem with this is that it steals energy from the body... The heart would be taxed and more calories would need to be consumed to keep the body functioning.

Harvesting the body's waste heat would be a real solution.

I still think it is pretty cool... Even if it is a bad idea to actually do it. 
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Shankt
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Life Extension  - 
 
This is very interesting.

I've done some supplementation for mitochondrial health in the past and will again.

I'll have to add this to my research list. Maybe they are doing something different. Being a supplement, they will probably not release the ratios of the ingredients, but I should at least be able to know what they're putting into it.
 
Elysium longevity pill
A new pill marketed as a dietary supplement claims it can boost 'metabolic health.'
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Shankt
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I hope to see you all at happy hour on Saturday!
Don't forget-- We'll be down Grand a few extra blocks this week.

RSVP at meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Transhumanists/events/219706280/

See you there!

#minneapolis  & #saintpaul  , #minnesota   #cyborg   #party  
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Shankt
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Sharing this publicly and directly to specific individuals and communities that I know have an interest in nootropics.

I'm excited to report that I just started my first chemically induced permanent upgrade.

Beginning 30 minutes ago, I'll be taking 40mg of NSI-189 sublingually twice a day for the next 30 days... 30 days after that, all of the new hippocampal neurons should be coming online.

The onset should be so slow that I don't notice the effects, but I do have test scores to use as a baseline and will try to test over the next 2 months. At a minimum, I'll test my memory at the end of the first and second 30 days.

As long as new research doesn't uncover something, I'll be cycling through NSI-189, 7,8 DHF, and ISX-9 in one month intervals for a year-- giving me 4 courses of each. In 12 months (+ one), I should be notably better at being.

What an awesome time to be alive!
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Shankt
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I think this was brought up in our round table discussion.

+Erin McDowell  is this the project you were talking about?
 
Transhumanism In Action

A pilot project to get low cost 3D printed e-nable hand and arm devices into underserved areas around the world.
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Shankt
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3d printing live tissue is really exploding.

Soon enough, we'll be printing and installing replacement limbs and organs.

I didn't realize we're successfully printing brain tissue. This is good news for me-- I think I did some damage in my youth. Maybe I can be repaired ;-)
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Will Wearable Tech be the Decisive Factor in Super Bowl XLIX?
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Terry Walker

Cognitive Enhancement  - 
 
Brain interfaces may happen sooner than we thought.
The fibres less than a width of a hair could lead to devices for treatment of conditions such as Parkinson's.
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