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An exciting talk presenting the possibilities in advancing genomics and how it could affect our lives.

From the end of the article: "Laser sniping from an airplane is a scary prospect. With robotic weapons, you worry about removing humans from the decision to kill someone. With laser weapons, you worry about accountability. Long range and completely silent, a laser strike could kill a person and would probably not be recognized as an attack by those around him or her.

Raymond Kurzweil is known for such seemingly far out predictions, but his track record and arguments seem worthy of serious consideration.

Internet should never be regulated by the government and this is just the beginning of examples of all the ways it could go wrong.

From the article: "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants rules to prevent providers blocking or slowing down bandwidth-heavy usage such as streaming video. Providers claim a two-tiered system is essential for the future vitality of the net.

"Imagine yourself standing in front of a group of ancient humans in all your technological glory of the early 21st century. They would likely not be able to comprehend what they see and in their struggle to understand they would probably form myths about just who and what you are. Here are a few ways in which you may appear godlike to them."