ISSUE 1.0

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Issue 1.0 (2016-11-21): Sex and DNA

I hope I don't need to tell you that this one is NSFW. Sex bots, sexy mouth things, and some extra stuff about DNA adventures!

Let's look away from the election and instead look deep inside of ourselves. Deep inside ourselves, to our most private parts. And how that fits in with technology! Sorry, coworkers...

[youtube.com]

Uncanny Lover: Building a Sex Robot [video]

A fascinating look at the production of real dolls - and the hope to integrate virtual reality and artificial intelligence, enabling a real bond between human and machine. Super weird to hear the robot say "touch me", and funny that they have to remove a wig to reboot the Bluetooth in the doll. Thanks to Ben for the forward!
[pcworld.com]

Geek Replaces Lost Finger With 2GB USB Finger

Awesome. Not quite a whole robot arm replacement, but... I'll take it!
[futurism.com]

Baby With DNA From Three People Born Using First-Of-Its-Kind Fertilization Method

The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! I mean, uh, a third party donated mitochondria to help birth a baby that has the DNA of three different people. Also, I find it very funny that they blurred out the baby's face in this picture.
[theintercept.com]

LOSING FACE: How a Facial Recognition Mismatch Can Ruin Your Life

Good news, everyone! Incorrect facial recognition mismatches will enable us to falsely innocent people on an unprecedentedly efficient scale.
[newscientist.com]

Sex and dentistry: I made a fellatio prosthetic for my mouth

This seems to target a fairly specific subset of people who both need retainers, like giving head, and also have the money to commission someone to make them a custom-fitted blowjob retainer.
[popsci.com]

Teenage Cancer Victim Wins The Right To Be Cryogenically Preserved

The poor girl's body is frozen now. We don't know that we have ways to restore the body from deep freeze in the future, but this is a pretty fascinating precedent from a legal standpoint.
[thump.vice.com]

Inside the Spiritual World of Plant-Based Instruments

These musicians are translating plant biometrics to produce MIDI notes, and then doing music with it. Awesome.