by Alex Vikoulov [Posted July 9, 2019 3.55 pm PST]
Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture Virgin Galactic readies for liftoff as a publicly-traded company. The special-purpose acquisition firm, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, plans to invest about $800 million in Virgin Galactic for a 49% stake in the company with profits expected by 2021.
As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, British billionaire Richard Branson has just announced plans to take Virgin Galactic public by year-end, in order to compete against rivals such as Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX in the new corporate space race.
More Than An Algorithm: New eBook on the Gradients of Intelligence, Free Will and Underlying Quantum Computational Principles | Press Release
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Ecstadelic Media Group releases a new non-fiction book More Than An Algorithm by Antonin Tuynman PhD as a Kindle eBook (Press Release, San Francisco, CA, USA, July 3, 2019 11.00 AM PST)
A palette of intelligence explored. In this book, the author invites you to the musings of master algorithms, brain fractals and Chinese rooms. This book, aimed at science-savvy readers, makes you question the validity of the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, tries to reconcile the paradoxes of idealistic panpsychism and shows you the parallels between the codes of evolution and the routines of the human mind. Countering the Computational Hypothesis, according to which our minds are computational in nature, the philosopher skillfully presents his case that our knowledge, and more specifically intelligence, well may be more than a mere algorithm.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted July 1, 2019 3.50 pm PST]
Physicists Paweł Caputa at Kyoto University and Javier Magan at the Instituto Balseiro of Argentina publish their paper on the curious link between quantum computation and gravity
I call it synchronicity -- just days after posting my article "Love is the glue that holds the Universe together, literally" (which was supposed to be a poetic deviation excerpted from The Syntellect Hypothesis), I come across yet another hard theoretical confirmation for the not-so-poetic universal principle related to quantum gravity.
That was delivered in the new paper "Quantum Computation As Gravity" by physicists Paweł Caputa at Kyoto University and Javier Magan at the Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atómico de Bariloche in Argentina that has been published in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted June 24, 2019 3.33 pm PST]
James Scargill at UC Davis finds the theoretical grounds for existence of low-dimensional lifeforms based on neural network connectivity, making this discovery a great contribution to Digital Physics and Digital Philosophy.
The Anthropic Principle, a "tautological" principle in cosmology that presupposes the "fine-tuned" universe where complex observers like us humans arise to ponder about how it came into existence and turned out just right to accommodate all its diversity and complexity of life, has been recently called into question. At first glance, it's hard for us humans to imagine any complexity to which we would ascribe qualities of living things to arise in 2+1 dimensions. Should "life" arise in this low dimensionality surely it would be "too simple" because of a lack of topological dimension and physical forces we enjoy in our 3+1D "human" universe. Or, so the anthropic argument goes.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted June 18, 2019 11.11 am PST]
The social media giant announces a new digital currency called Libra to be used as a peer-to-peer payment within messenger apps. Analysts agree that could legitimize the space, make it easier to buy other crypto assets.
On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Facebook has officially announced details of its cryptocurrency, a digital coin called Libra which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees around the globe. Transactions will be facilitated by a third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra Wallet that will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger and its own app. The launch of this blockchain system is expected in the first half of 2020.
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