Yup, I'm still alive :) busy moving apartments, but otherwise still interested in THE FUTURE.
- A patent for a space elevator
- Brains sweep themselves clear of toxins during sleep
- The boom in mini organs
- Probabilistic models of cognition
I've also recently finished a Scalable Machine Learning course at edX. It was my first time trying out an online course and it turned out to be quite interesting. Especially the final week's assignment produced some really cool results. Apache Spark is so much nicer to work with than Hadoop.