In this edition, the top news starts with: Physicists have discovered a new type of superconductor.  IF you don’t know what one is, please return your geek card as your membership has been revoked… that said, the new type works fundamentally different than any other known type. Given our lack of having worked through the types or variations using this technique, it is unclear, but possible, we might create the magic room temperature superconductors we so dream of… (more…)

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In a move to help people not have to remember passwords, the plan is to support an even worse problem by having to struggle with two-factor authentication.  So, no password; but, you have to have a phone and a computer or slate with you and have to solve some “is human” problem and any number of other torturous things that are totally better than remembering a password… (more…)

In this special edition:  The rare earth elements have been in the news lately and we thought it would be good to discuss the background and current state of affairs in this matter, given the worldwide importance of these minerals in modern technology.

This might also give you context as to why this is included in the computational model of the Singularity Index or S.I..   (more…)

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Demonstrating the need to usurp human free will, it seems along with the Church of the Jedi being a real thing… there is also now a Church of the Block Chain with Faith in every block being a distributed group of believers… really, I cannot make any more fun of these guys without using foul language; so, anyway, in other news… #SCAM…  (more…)

In this edition, the top news starts with:  In another step towards getting AI onto the battlefield and to remove humanity from the loop (because that is, of course, a good thing), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is looking at AI systems that can be used to ‘get inside’ the heads of the enemy in gray zone conflicts… in a blindingly obvious gray area, this sort of logic will further ensure the coming machine overlords.

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