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Elon Musk Sets His Twitter Account to Private

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
Something is Wrong. We know, we know. every day on Twitter since approximately October 27, 2022 has been strange. But today, things are somehow extra weird ... "Okay, since everyone is trying this account locking technique to see if it improves engagement, I'll give it a whirl," tweeted conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro ... But not to fret ... Cheers ... Anyway ... ....
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Harvard Researcher Warns AI Arms Race Could Destroy Civilization

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
AIrms Race. The US-China AI arms race is here, with both international powers vying for ultimate power over the rapidly growing — and increasingly impressive — tech. But according to one Harvard researcher, if we don't put a lid on the competition soon, civilization as we know it could end up paying a hefty price ... McSteamy ... READ MORE ... ....
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SpaceX to Launch "Hunter" Satellites for Targeting Rival Spacecraft

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
Space Warfare. The US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) just filed documents detailing plans for the test launch of two private-sector spy satellites, Wired reports. The satellites, built by space combat startup True Anomaly, are slated for launch onboard a SpaceX rocket in October of this year ... In layman's terms, space tag ... Cat and Mouse ... ....
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Instead of Predicting Length of Winter, Groundhog Simply Dies

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
RIP Fred. Having a groundhog predict the end of winter is a tradition shrouded in Pennslyvania Dutch superstition, which dates back hundreds of years. And while science casts doubt on whether the lowland creatures are actually able to predict a late spring by seeing their own shadow, it's a comforting ritual ... "Well, this year it's true," he added ... ....
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Here's Why AI Is so Awful at Generating Pictures of Humans Hands

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
Salad Hands. State-of-the-art AI-powered image generators are seriously powerful. They can generate believable images of practically anything you can think of — all from a simple text prompt ... As to why? It's complicated. Nightmare Fuel. AI attempts to render human hands have often resulted in the stuff of nightmares ... pic.twitter.com/XXV6RUrrAv ... READ MORE.
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Elon Musk Says SpaceX May Build Starship That Dies on Purpose

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
Single Use Rocket. One SpaceX Starship alone was never going to get us to Mars — that much was clear from the start. Even getting it beyond Earth's orbit will likely require numerous refueling stops, courtesy of additional Starships ... And that doesn't bode well, considering the large number of huge rocket stages that are already littering our orbit.
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Facebook's Metaverse Division Lost Nearly $14 Billion Dollars Last Year

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
Operating Losses. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently lost a flabbergasting $14 billion — yes, that's a"billion" with a "b" — dollars last year on his metaverse moonshot ... Combined with 2021's $10.19 billion dollar loss, that brings the amount of money Zuckerberg has spent on building his cartoonish, legless metaverse to just under $23 billion ... ....
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Global Warming Is Worse Than We Thought, AI Tells Scientists

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
AI Assessment. Scientists enlisted the help of an AI to estimate how long it would take until global warming gets really bad. The AI's assessment? We might be screwed ... Exceed that, and scientists warn of increased drought, widescale die-offs of wildlife species and ecosystems, and famines, to name just a few drastic ramifications ... Moved-Up Timeline.
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Astronomers Intrigued by 25 Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Deep Space

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
CHIME Nor Reason. A team of astronomers has discovered 25 fast radio bursts (FRBs), which are mysterious and extremely powerful pulses of radio waves that repeat in complex patterns, Universe Today reports ... Ever since the first FRB was detected back in 2007, astronomers have been trying to get behind the source of the perplexing phenomenon ... READ MORE.
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Netflix Brags That It Used AI to Replace Human Animators In New Anime

Futurism 02 Feb 2023
Net Loss. For whatever reason, Netflix Japan's official Twitter account thought it was a good idea to proudly proclaim that one of its newest animated shorts, called "Dog & The Boy," was produced using AI-generated imagery ... Netflix アニメ・クリエイターズ・ベース×技術開発のrinna株式会社×WIT STUDIOによる共同プロジェクトアニメ『犬と少年』のショートムービー。 ... — Netflix Japan ... Dog in the Fight ... ....
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Startup Backed By "Jurassic World" Producer Says It Will Revive Extinct Dodo Using Complete Genome

Futurism 01 Feb 2023
Birdback. The flightless bird known as the dodo has been extinct since the late 17th century, when humans hunted them into extinction — but that's not stopping the biotech startup Colossal Sciences from trying to bring it back from the dead ... "We're clearly in the middle of an extinction crisis," Shapiro said, as quoted by CNN ... Torment Nexus ... ....
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The Deepfake Porn Scandal Is Tearing the Streaming Community Apart

Futurism 01 Feb 2023
All Apologies. It's only been a few days since gaming streamer Atrioc admitted to buying deepfake porn of his colleagues. But in the interim, all hell has broken loose in the streaming community ... Now, discourse is rippling through the community ... "It’s not parody, you’re creating non-consensual content." ... Laugh Out Loud ... More on deepfakes ... ....
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Amazing New CatGPT AI Answers as If It Were a Kitty Cat

Futurism 01 Feb 2023
CatGPT. Sure, OpenAI's uber-popular AI chatbot ChatGPT is extremely good at spitting out some seriously impressive content, from believable college essays to source code and even real estate listings. But that kind of AI prowess left Dutch data journalist Wouter van Dijke wanting more ... "what if ChatGPT were a cat?" ... So I built CatGPT!" ... Random Meows ... .
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Suggestion: NASA Should Make Its Mars Helicopter Do Some Gnarly Tricks From "Tony Hawk"

Futurism 01 Feb 2023
Mars Skate. NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has done it all. The tiny four-pound rotorcraft recently completed its 41st flight ever since being gently dropped off on the surface by its much bigger brother Perseverance, well over a year and a half ago. Yes, it's covered a lot of ground on a planet hundreds of millions of miles away ... Tired Hops ... ....
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Bird Advocates Horrified by Pigeon Dyed Pink For Gender Reveal Party

Futurism 01 Feb 2023
Take a Gender. As if the whole culture surrounding gender reveals wasn't sketchy enough, a new incident in New York City is "revealing" just how demented these bizarro parties really are ... "She shouldn't be on the streets, she has no survival skills, she relies on people for everything," Antonio Sanchez of the Wild Bird Fund told the news broadcaster.

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