Bitcoin is just another bubble. (The Atlantic)
This implicates high IQ as being a potential risk factor for affective disorders, ADHD, ASD, and for increased incidence of disease related to immune dysregulation. Preliminary findings strongly support a hyper brain/hyper body association which may have substantial individual and societal implications and warrants further investigation to best identify and serve this at-risk population.
Brain balls are stem cells harvested from patients’ brains that develop into more complex masses of living neurons.
Farmers want to use gene drive, with the aim to eradicate the spotted-wing drosophila fruit fly. This is a scary prospect because, as I’ve posted before, the gene drive targets species-wide changes but because of its virulent nature could have unintended consequences.
- Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society (The Verge)
- You don’t realize it but you are being programmed (Quartz)
- Ex-Facebook exec’s regrets on ripping apart the social fabric (NY Post).
The history and sociology of high-tech transport does not bode well for Hyperloop. The lesson here being, introduction of any new mass technology, especially for transportation, has unintended consequences, especially when many important factors (such as cost) are ignored.