Productivity was meant to be growing faster and faster. It’s growing slower and slower.
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A small add-on to existing gravitational wave detectors could reveal what happens to matter as it becomes a black hole, a process like the big bang in reverse.
Falling into a black hole is easily the worst way to die.
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The scariest beast in the universe has an insatiable appetite and shreds its victims.
A black hole is an object so compact that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. They are formed when stars die and start collapsing under their own weight. Deep inside the black hole resides an infinitely hot and dense object, a so-called, singularity.
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The 2020 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists – an Englishman, an American and a German – for breakthroughs in understanding the most mysterious objects in the universe: black holes.
If it’s impossible to accurately predict the future then there may be limits to how smart artificial intelligence can become.
We’re facing an arms race to build an artificial super-intelligence – this could be a disaster without government action.
AI isn’t as scary as we imagine.
Prominent thinkers exaggerating the potential or danger of artificial intelligence are pushing us towards a new AI winter.
Alchemists’ dreams distracted from real scientific goals.
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Pursuing big, unrealistic dreams can distract from real scientific progress. It’s time for AI research to focus on restoring and expanding human control and responsibility.
Feel like traveling to another dimension? Better choose your black hole wisely.
Feel like visiting another star system or dimension? You can do this by traveling through a spacetime portal of a black hole. But you better choose carefully. All black holes are not created equal.
Dr. Who used the this time machine, called the TARDIS, to travel through space and time on the BBC television show Dr. Who.
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Who wouldn’t want to travel in time, glimpsing the dinosaurs or peeking at humans 2,000 years from now? Now physicists have designed a time machine that seems deceptively simple.
Humans and their technologies have evolved together over time.
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What does it mean to be a responsible, mature and wise technological being? Our future lies in seeking real answers to this type of question.
New HBO series reimagines a group of life-like robots programmed with hope but marred in violence. They might be more human than we think.
Let’s do this! But what exactly do we upload?
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that’s not happening anytime soon.
Our bodies set some requirements for what it would mean to upload our brains.
Uploading one’s mind to a computer in order to attain digital immortality has long been the fantasy of geeks and billionaires. So what’s stopping us?
“We should stop treating intelligent machines as the stuff of science fiction.”
We know how to deal with suspicious packages – as carefully as possible! These days, we let robots take the risk. But what if the robots are the risk? Some commentators argue we should be treating AI (artificial…