Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Future Headlines

Student Discovers O(log log N) Prime Factorization Algorithm | MIT Student Found Dead | Intel Delivers 128 Core Processor | Protein Folding Fully Modeled | Human Brain Functionally Described | Half of World's Population Found on the Net | Wireless Cortical Device | Computational Model of White Blood Cell Complete | Games Jack In | Immortal! Gene Therapy Makes Wealthy, Healthy Immortal | Computational Model of Human Body Complete | New US Childbirth Policy Follows EU

Just so you know, the below stories are fictional..

Student Discovers O(log log N) Prime Factorization Algorithm

COMPUTER SCIENCE NEWS (March 19, 2009) - Brad Halloway, an MIT graduate student, claims to have discovered a prime factorization algorithm that has a guaranteed complexity of O(log log N) where N is the number to be factored (or O(log N) where N is the number of digits in the number to be factored). Researchers are eager to see the algorithm, which Halloway will present in person in November. A number of researchers have provided him with several million-digit numbers, all of which are products of two very large prime numbers. Halloway claims that he was able to factor each of the numbers in about one week. The researchers verified that the factorizations were correct. "If this is true, there will be earth-shattering consequences for computer security .. (more)

MIT Student Found Dead

NBC (March 22, 2009) - An MIT student, Brad Halloway, was found dead in his apartment today, victim of an apparent robbery. The perpetrators carried off a computer and a video game console. This is the latest in a recent string of so-called "Video-Game Burglaries" around the campus. "This is the first where someone has died - he must have surprised the perpetrator," said Capt. .. (more)

Intel Delivers 128 Core Processor

PRESS RELEASE (November 6, 2013) - Today Intel Corporation ships the first of its 3.2GHz 128-core processors manufactured with a new 16 nanometer process pioneered .. (more)

Protein Folding Fully Modeled

SLASHDOT (December 6, 2014) - Thanks in part to the Folding @ Home project, researchers announced today that the long-outstanding problem of modeling the way proteins fold has been solved. .. (more)

Human Brain Functionally Described

SLASHDOT (April 19, 2015) -Scientists today unveiled a functional model of a human brain running on one of the world's most powerful supercomputers .. (more)

Half of World's Population Found on the Net

CNN (January 1, 2016) - It is now possible to find more than fifty-percent of the world's population on the internet. .. (more)

Wireless Cortical Device Demonstrated

MSN (August 12, 2017) - The Cortico device announced this week provides a complete-sensory brain interface to its recipient. Cortical Labs also introduced the surgical equipment necessary to implant the interface. Cortical states that the equipment is self-sufficient and requires no human surgeon to oversee the procedure. .. (more)

Computational Model of White Blood Cell Complete

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (July 12, 2019) - ".. this is a monumental day for computational pharmacology .." (more)

Games Jack In

TIME (June 23, 2020) - A new generation of games are set to hook directly into several leading cortical interfaces for an experience that's "far more reality than virtual," .. (more)

Immortal! Gene Therapy Makes Wealthy, Healthy Immortal

USA TODAY (May 23, 2026) Front Page - It is a move that critics compare to the rich trampling the poor in a rush to leave the Titanic. Yesterday, the FDA approved gene therapy for rendering those (very few) who can afford it - and are in good health - biologically immortal. The subject of intense controversy since deemed technically possible only seven years ago, it has only now .. (more)

Computational Model of Human Body Complete

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (October 3, 2029) - ".. we've obtained the Holy Grail of computational pharmacology .." (more)

New US Childbirth Policy Follows EU

USA TODAY (February 8, 2040) - Following in the footsteps of the EU, the United States today introduced a childbirth policy that requires government permission to bear a child .. (more)

.. and this list is subject to change without notice. ;)


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