Week In Review - April 23nd

This week F8 2017, the Facebook Developer Conference. At the event, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed key details about where the company is going next, specifically focusing on what Facebook is working on in relation to bots, virtual reality, augmented reality, and new communication methods (such as advances they are working on in Messenger).. I've always been wanting to go there... Perhaps in a few years?
On my side the pre-work week took place and we moved in to our office at Skøyen. It starts looking like something but we are looking for decorations, so if you have any idea or stuff you'd like to show the world - come by!

The F8 conference got kicked off by this keynote by Mark Zuckerberg. Wort watching. At least for the first 20 minutes.

If you just read one thing of this sum up read this on by Tim Urban on Brain computer interference "Neuralink and the brains magical future" . Whenever Tim Urban comes out with a new post I scream halleluja. He has some great insights on tech and future society and in his blogposts he explains complex things in an easily graspable way. Highly recommend you to check his blog out and read the parts describing the AI Revolution, Elon Musk and The Fermi Paradox. Apparently Elon likes him too.


Facebook launched Facebook Spaces, a social virtual reality platform. You can go, teleport and do anything anywhere with you friends! Woho. Magic is here!

Both Snapchat and Facebook did a launch this week on their new augmented reality feature. Snapchat has released it for the mainstream while Facebooks version is still in Beta trial. But Im not in doubt of which version I can't wait to be using.

Check out the difference:

Facebook Version


What's your your pick


A New “CRISPR Pill” Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA
Many people have been talking for ages about the anxiety of antibiotics resistance. I've had this inner feeling that it wont be a problem cause we will have so much knowledge in biotechnology that we will find a better way to solve it. And now it seems that we are almost spot on to something thats even better. Yes you hear me, it's better than antibiotics!
CRISPR, the most advanced gene editing technique of today, is used and a Food scientist is creating this probiotic cocktail that can be swallowed as liquid or as a pill. 
In depth: The cocktail of bacteria will include a bacteriophage – a virus that infects bacteria – capable of carrying a customized, false, CRISPR message to C. difficile. This message would cause C. difficile to make lethal cuts to its own DNA.

Google's Health Study Seeks 10,000 Volunteers to Give Up Their Medical Secrets.
Google is about to start of the most comprehensive study ever done in history being used to research disease and how to cure it. Google <3
“No one has done this kind of deep dive on so many individuals. This depth has never been attempted,” says Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, a physician researcher at Stanford University who is one of Baseline’s investigators. “It’s to enable generations to come to mine it, to ask questions, without presupposing what the questions are.”



Well, soon we can easily just 3D print our house when we get to Mars in no time. All we have to do is use the Martian dust and bring a machine. 


Scientists Just Discovered an Alien Planet That’s The Best Candidate for Life As We Know It
Only a few decades ago, the thought of any alien planets existing in the reaches of space were just hypothetical  ideas. Now, we know of thousands of such planets – and today, scientists may have discovered the best candidate yet for alien life."
YES! The Fermiparadox is just why we haven't found anyone to communicate with. BUT there is this one thing far far away trying to communicate with us or something is happening that in unexplainable. You can read more about that venture here. I believe they are there we just haven't figured out a way to find them yet. An possibly they dont even look like we expect. They probably merged with machines long time ago and might just like like atoms that can turn themselves into anything whenever they want. Well, I'll stop right here with the far out thoughts of mine.


Zuckerberg: Facebook Is Working on a Brain Interface That Lets You “Communicate Using Only Your Mind”

Already back a few years ago I heard that Facebook was deep into AI and neuralnets and was working on some brain computer interface where you actually can communicate with your peers by just thinking. And.. Soon.. you can update your FB status by pure thought. Like the old fashioned telepathy. Which many people refuse to believe in.
But well, we're almost there technology wise.

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He’ll Merge The Human Brain and AI
Again Elon creates headlines. This week he in detailed announced how is company Neuralink will work. Elon Musk Just Outlined How He’ll Merge The Human Brain and AI



Neil deGrasse Tysons Post on his Facebook Page this week went viral. 21,5m views so far. An important message from a wise man. In the video, he warns that science denial could cause our democracy to collapse.