Hacking The Universe is about figuring out how things work. Any things. All things. But specifically, for now, information security things and things about science.

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Bionic Hearing Technology

Augmented auditory reality means super hearing aids that can both amplify and filter sound according to need and desire. Bluetooth earbuds controlled by a smartphone app that can equalize, filter and tune sounds allow the user to hear what they want to hear and how they want to hear it. Review: What Its Like to […]

Analyzing the Evolution of Fairy Tales

Phylogenetic analysis was originally developed to map the branching process of evolutionary development. The same methodology has been adapted to create tree maps of how different languages have developed and interacted with each other through history. In the paper linked below, researchers have used phylogenetic analysis techniques to analyze how fairy tales have developed over […]

1834 – Haeckel – bio

Ernst Haeckel was born in 1834 in Germany and was a biologist who discovered many new species and developed a method of mapping all species into a genealogical tree that shows their evolutionary development. He called this technique phylogeny and also created the terms phylum and ontogeny. A phylogenetic tree shows the history of the […]

Evolving Intelligence is a Knife’s Edge Balance

Fast Evolution vs Slow Evolution Evolving intelligence too quickly can threaten the survival of an intelligent species because advanced technology is dangerous without an equivalent level of ethics. On the other hand, evolving intelligence too slowly can threaten the survival of an intelligent species because natural cause events can exterminate a species without the technology […]

1822 – Louis Pasteur – bio

Louis Pasteur was born in 1822 in France and is known for discovering pasteurization (heating beverages to kill bacteria in them) and vaccination. Vaccination is the process of exposing a patient to a vaccine, which causes a low level infection, stimulating the immune system to develop antibodies, creating an immunity against the disease. He explained […]

Smart Cities

We have smart phones, meters, watches, and the “internet of things” that promises to embed “smartness” into most household and business objects and connect them. The same concept applied to city infrastructure, is now being called “smart cities”. City infrastructure includes: water supply, electricity, waste management, transportation, communication, emergency services, law enforcement, education, healthcare, zoning, […]

Drones That Don’t Fly

When we think of drones, we often concentrate on flying drones. But drones can also roll, float, swim, crawl, and eventually will walk. When we use the term, “UAV” it means Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, implying flying. But Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Unmanned Water Vehicles (UWV) can also be useful. The key component in drones […]

Fixing Brains With Engineered Neural Tissue

Micro Tissue Engineered Neural Networks (micro-TENNs) are preformed neural network structures which can serve as a foundation for reconstruction of damaged brain pathways. These engineered tissues are being injected into the brains of lab rats for testing. If the neural network tissue is “trained” with a specific knowledge set before being injected, it might become […]

The Progression of Ethics

Our consideration of ethics begins with self. At some point, we feel connected with others, usually family or close friends, and we become willing to extend some level of importance beyond self. As we grow in awareness and intelligence, we become more able to empathize with others, to feel connected with them, and continue to […]

Intellectual Capitalism

Capitalism is allowing individual choices and free market competition to determine exchange flow and set value/pricing. The converse of capitalism, called socialism, attempts to control exchange and pricing by applying ethical analysis to create rules and regulations intended to enhance conditions and outcomes for everybody. Basing the control of economic interactions on ethics sounds good, […]