Welcome to Mr Futurist’s first weekly podcast where I discuss what going on in emerging science and technology.
Scientists have successfully edited the first human embryo in the U.S. using CRISPR.
CRISPR is a gene editing technique that can modify any region of the genome of any species with high precision accuracy. Modifying a species to have certain characteristics or traits.
If you’re curious as to what CRISPR is, I have added a link below to an excellent video from Futurist that explains what CRISPR is and what it can be used for, all in 60 seconds. It’s worth a minute of your time.
While CRISPR can be a breakthrough in science to eliminate diseases and modify a healthier, stronger and smarter human, it does have a downside. I can also be used to create the ultimate weapon. Imagine an army of millions of genetically modified solders, all with superhuman strength, intelligence and other amazing attributes. I realize this sounds like a comic book movie but it looks like this is going to become a reality at some point.
Right now, in the United States, it is against the law to edit the genes of a human embryo and bring it to full term but this doesn’t mean that other countries, such as China can’t do it.
Since this million plus army of super soldiers could easily take over the world and the only way to stop them, would be with using weapons that would destroy the world, this is something that the U.S. and world politicians should be discussing and putting international regulations and controls on.
Chinese scientists have created the biggest virtual universe using the world’s fastest computer. China experts said that China was learning to take full advantage of its raw calculation power, which had outpaced other nations in recent years, and recreating the universe was just the first step.
Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, said they simulated the birth and early expansion of the universe using 10 trillion digital particles, doing a quadrillion calculations per second.
China is continuing to build more powerful super computers and will use them alongside China’s other large scientific facilities, including Fast, the world’s single largest radio telescope.
If right now in 2017, humanity can create a supercomputer that can simulate the birth and expansion of the universe, then what is possible in ten or twenty years from now. Especially, with virtual reality connected to a supercomputer. Could we simulate and create our own universes and worlds to control? To me this gives more validation to the simulation reality theory.
Researchers have come up with a method that allows measuring the strength of the coherence of superposition in any given quantum state.
One of the main principles of quantum physics is the superposition of states. In other words, everything resides simultaneously in different states at the same time. Alive and dead” at the same time, such as with Schrödinger’s cat, until someone measures them and the system opts for one of the possibilities.
Researchers from the UAB Department of Physics and the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research Kolkata propose a new way of measuring the robustness of the quantum coherence of a superimposed state.
If we can measure two different states simultaneously at the same time, this is groundbreaking work that will lead us to discovering the multiverse within our own dimension of what we refer to as space and time. Reminds me of the two identical black cats Neo saw in the first Matrix.
At Google, everyone has imagination, including their developed artificial intelligence or they may soon have it. Imagine, a machine that can think into the future and reason out its actions before taking them and then make a logical, intelligent, non-emotional decision based upon that data? Now imagine if most people could do that?
The link to this article is below.
And last but not least…
Physicists may prove how Quantum Entanglement works
Einstein called this “spooky action at a distance” Basically, two particles, not matter how far apart they are separated, they still share the same existence because what happens to one particle, instantly causes the other particle to react.
Einstein didn’t like this because it meant that two particles could share information faster than the speed of light.
Quantum Entanglement has baffled scientists and they are still at a loss as to how and why particles behave this way.
Physicists are getting closer to figuring out how Quantum Entanglement works. If they do, imagine being able to send a signal to anywhere in the universe or into another universe instantly.
This got me thinking about how the past, present, and future are all the same time and how the particles that come together to create what we call the past, present and future, are all communicating and sharing information.
That’s it for this week on Mr Futurist and please tune in for next week’s Podcast.
Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR in 60 Seconds