Tuesday, January 11, 2022

A $92,000 flying car can reach speeds of 63 miles per hour

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 Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country you had merely to control the army and the police. Today it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d'état, still use tanks. If a country has reached a high degree of industrialization the whole scene changes.... Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications.

— Umberto Eco, born in 1932

Paralysed man sends tweet using only his mind after microchip installed in brain

Mirror UK: “A paralysed man has become the first person to tweet a message to the world using only direct thought.

 The feat was pulled off by Philip O’Keefe – a motor neurone disease patient – using a microchip implant that picks up his brain signals. It’s been described as the “first direct-thought tweet” after Mr O’Keefe said said “Hello World” using the brain implant. Synchron, a brain computer interface company, announced a Twitter takeover by Philip O’Keefe on December 23rd. He is one of the patients implanted with computer company Synchron’s Stentrode brain computer interface, or in other words, a microchip in his body that analyses his brain signals and helps carry out commands. Mr O’Keefe is the first person to successfully message the world on social media directly through thought, Synchron said…”

NICE:  Sailor in Santa Monica Bay Led by Dolphins to Woman Stranded Miles From Shore, Saves Her Life.

The Marina del Rey resident, who just completed his American Sailing Association course, rendezvoused at 9:30 a.m. with three friends at the dock—where he primed them in man-overboard rescue protocol before setting sail. At about 11:30, the voyagers on the bay spotted a pod of dolphins off their starboard.

“We got excited, took a bunch of pictures … and once the dolphins went toward the west of the boat, that’s when I saw this hand,” Koz told The Epoch Times. “I wasn’t even sure, I just thought it was a hand. I definitely knew something was wrong.”

Koz turned to intercept the stranded swimmer, who was barely-conscious, struggling to keep her head above water, but did not want to strike her with the boat. “I tried to pass by her, possibly within 15 feet from her,” he recalled. A female crewmember threw a lifeline as they passed her and made a figure-eight to perform a second pass. . . .

Within seven minutes, a Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Lifeguard boat arrived, transferred her aboard, and took her to UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Hospital, Daily Mail reported. She was treated for severe hypothermia and released after three days.

She had apparently gone for a midnight skinny-dip only to be swept out to sea and rendered stranded, managing to stay above water for nearly twelve hours by floating on her back.

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