CETAS.Technology Intelligencer: Inaugural Edition

This is the inaugural edition of the CETAS.Technology Intelligencer. The intent is to provide intelligence on issues related to emergent socio-technical complexity. The Road to Superintelligence(?) Last week Nick Bostrom gave a presentation at NOBLIS, titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers and Strategies.” Bostrom is promoting his latest book, which traces multiple human trajectories, as they relate to potentially emerging technological and …

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Touching Viruses

Because the lab I’m a visiting scientist in has funding from NSF to develop new THz methods for detecting viruses and spores, I’ve been reviewing what’s happened in the 25 years since I last studied virology. Vince Racaniello’s online course and weekly podcast are awesome resources. As a molecular toxicology guy, I used a number …

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