Blockchain 10: Token Economies

A new set of web technologies are enabling a more distributed economic model based upon the blockchain and token markets. These token markets greatly reduce our dependency on centralized organizations and expand markets as systems of distributed organization. In this video we explain the workings of the blockchain, tokens, distributed markets and token investments.

The Quantum Theory that Connects the Entire Universe

Quantum mechanics is weird and seems a bit…complicated. But understanding it can help us to understand the universe.

It’s the physics of the super-tiny and it’s built around the idea that energy isn’t a smooth spectrum – it can only come in set amounts.

A lot of quantum mechanics makes no sense to the larger world.

Physicists have observed that reality is kind of blurred.

This video goes over Pilot Wave Theory, Copenhagen Interpretation and superposition.

The history of physics is of people coming up with weird and impossible things that are sometimes right and other times wrong.

8 Most Advanced AI Robots in the World Today

8. ASIMO BY HONDA During the 1980’s, Honda diverted from its usual product lines of cars, motorcycles, aircraft, and power equipment, and embarked on a “side project” in the Artificial Intelligence department. The final product was a humanoid robot called ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility.

7. VALKYRIE Valkyrie is a 6-foot-2-inch-tall, 300-pound robot that was developed by NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in partnership with Texas A&M and the University of Texas. The robot was designed for the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge, a contest that sought to create semi-autonomous ground robots for use in conditions that are deemed too hazardous for humans.

6. ATLAS Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot that was created by the US-based engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics, and which was revealed to the public in 2013. The project was funded and overseen by DARPA, an agency of the United States Department of Defense that is responsible for the development of emerging technology for use by the American military.

5. KENGORO Toward the end of 2017, researchers from the University of Tokyo reported the development of a robot named Kengoro, which can do sit-ups, push-ups, and back extensions, and otherwise move in shockingly human ways that are uncharacteristic of any previous robot. Most impressive, however, is the ability of Kengoro to sweat.

4. HRP-4 This lightweight humanoid robot was developed by Japanese bridge-building company Kawada Industries, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. It weighs just 86 pounds, has better balance, and is leaner than previous models of the HRP-series robots, and can also respond to voice commands and track faces and objects. Even more impressively, the HRP-4 can stand on one leg and strike poses.

3. FURHAT Another robot that was designed with the goal of eventually replacing humans is Furhat, which was released in late 2018 and is claimed by its developer, Stockholm-based Furhat Robotics, to be the world’s most advanced social robotics platform. The company is so confident about their product, they believe it “bridges the gap between man and machine.”

2. NINA In 2013, engineers from the French National Centre for Scientific Research created Nina, a 1.02 meter (3.3 feet) tall humanoid robot that has been shaping its behavior ever since. Gerard Bailly, director of research at CNRS, explained in 2017 that Nina is continuously learning “how to behave in a socially acceptable manner.”

1. SOPHIA On October 25, 2017, an eerily life-like robot named Sophia became the first robot in the world to truly be recognized as a human, when the kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted her full citizenship.

Blockchain 9: Internet of Value

Because the blockchain is a secure system that enables a trusted network it may be described as a value-exchange protocol. In this respect, it is often said that what the web did for the exchange of information the blockchain does for the exchange of value. Just as the web revolutionized the use and exchange of information within society disrupting whole industries based upon the centralization of information, so to the blockchain is set to do the same for the recording and exchange of all forms of quantifiable value.

Blockchain 8: Distributed Applications

A Dapp is an application that runs on a network in a distributed fashion with participant information securely protected and operations executed in a decentralized fashion across a network of nodes. Dapps use open source code, operate autonomously with data and records cryptographically stored on a blockchain

Blockchain 7: Smart Contracts

One of the key technological innovations of blockchain 2.0 has been the development of what are called smart contracts. Smart contracts are computer code that are stored inside of a blockchain which encodes contractual agreements. Smart contracts are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement or operation directly written into lines of code which are stored and executed on the blockchain computer.

Blockchain 6: Distributed Ledger

A distributed ledger can be described as a ledger of any transactions or contracts supported by a decentralized network from across different locations and people, eliminating the need for a central authority. All the information on it is securely and accurately stored using cryptography and can be accessed using keys and cryptographic signatures. Any changes or additions made to the ledger are reflected and copied to all participants in a matter of seconds or minutes.

Blockchain In 7 Minutes

This video presents what led to the creation of Blockchain, what Blockchain is, how a Bitcoin transaction works, how Blockchain plays an integral role in it with features like hash encryption, proof of work and mining and how Blockchain technology is used in real life scenarios.

Why Build on EOSIO? (Promo Video)

Block.one is a software company that is producing the EOSIO software as a free, open-source protocol. This software may, among other things, enable those who deploy it to launch a blockchain, or decentralized applications with various features.