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Thursday, September 22, 2005

A Whole New Way To Update Your Anti-virus Software

Yesterday I heard Ray Kurzweil speak and got a signed copy of his new book, The Singularity Is Near. From his talk I learned of an intriguing development: microbivores, artificial white blood cells. These could download software to respond to various pathogens. Kurzweil pointed out that the Activa deep-brain implant for controlling Parkinson's tremors can already be reprogrammed from outside the body.

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Blogger Robert Konigsberg said...

Ah, were that Parkinson's treatment available widely two years ago. I'm sorry I missed that talk. Thanks for the information!

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