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Most people are well aware of the undesirable consequences that making their personal lives public...
From Mariana Soffer
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“In the end, we self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages are little miracles of...
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2 players each have 1 coin. Each round of the game, each player secretly lays their coin down heads...
From BenRayfield
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A short aesthetic exploration into longevity and its implications on our emotional lives- including...
From Wildcat
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infosynaesthesia & memetabiosis :: biological. neurological and physical :: science and art...
From notthisbody
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"Oh, to be alive in such an age, when miracles are everywhere, and every inch of common air throbs a tremendous prophecy, of greater marvels yet to be." Walt Whitman And what marvels we have in front of our very own eyes! Marvels of technology and science we could not have foreseen but always desired, marvels of understanding and...
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‘Matter’ becomes soft. It is the softening of matter, of ourselves, of our genes, of...
From Xaos
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James T. Kirk: You know, coming back in time, changing history... that's cheating. Spock Prime: A...
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The Atlantic had the past week a fascinating collection of robot images. One stood out...
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In 1996 former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer, John Perry Barlow, addressed...
From rene
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Here are a few thoughts inspired by Wildcat's post The ColleX. I came up with the following...
From Spaceweaver
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It used to be that we called upon the tribal shamans to converse with their spirits, to ask favors,...
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I’ve been tweeting long enough (3 years) to know that there is no necessary correlation...
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As the intellectual contours of Polytopian existence are coming into focus in Wildcat’s recent...
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In my last post, I went over several challenges facing Polytopia. Now, I will attempt to share...
From notthisbody
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When Sony introduced the PlayStation in 1994, it wasn’t at all obvious that they would be...
From hello_world
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I have been thinking about the goals of this website. Are we trying to create a heaven in space? This would seem to me to be a worthy goal, although we as a species have made a pretty miserable job of making any sort of heaven on earth. This seems to be the achievement of certain individuals, some of whom we may have met or read about and...
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From Andy Gilmore
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The human element of the future is an oft neglected subject, while Ray Kurzweil draws up graph...
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"I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am...
From Xaos
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Two realms of self-enhancement In three(ish) parts: Introduction The concrete realm The...
From Robokku
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It is an ordinary day. I have been doing some manual chores. The kind that usually requires no...
From Fast T
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Minds might base cognition on 4d(space-time) representation. All conceivable things are located at...
From Mariana Soffer
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As life in our world becomes ever more complex, there is an ever increasing pressure on us to...
From Spaceweaver
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In Spacewaver’s recent post about the Singularity University he mentions a discussion concerning...
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I have been wondering lately on the actualization of the web’s nervous system, especially...
From Wildcat
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The web cultural revolution Genius. Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving...
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Yet another augmented prologue It took me a while to figure how to continue from here. There...
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The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at...
From Venessa
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intelligence: n. the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge (this post is a group Twitter...
From Venessa
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Encoding and decoding appear in contemporary context as a fundamental feature of technology, in our...
From Rourke
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In many languages, Greek and Latin roots constitute an important part of the scientific...
From Mariana Soffer
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We do not need salvation we need a transparent and complex enough interface W If there is one...
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Part 6 in the series : The Rise of the Cyber Unified Civilization The peculiar ‘liquidity’...
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I admit that I am not the superstitious type. Superstitions have never resonated with me as my mind...
From hello_world
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(Part 5 in the series: Mind, the need for a new model) Does consciousness have a shape? It...
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Citizen Kane -> aesthetics -> story -> reality -> perception -> senses ->...
From notthisbody
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You use a metaphor to describe some concept. The metaphor isn’t the thing you describe - it’s just a tool that you use. But someone takes the metaphor, and runs with it, making arguments that are built entirely on metaphor, but which bear no relation to the real underlying concept. And they believe that whatever conclusions they draw from...
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“To think what thought is not prepared to think is that which alone deserves the name of...
From Wildcat
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A New Direction In AI Research Monica Anderson proposes adding a new target to ongoing AI...
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Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members...
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The USA government is arrogant and proudly hangs their balls out for all to see, thinking...
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Monica Anderson explains. Reductionism is an amazingly powerful strategy for leveraging...
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Want better money? Jay, together with Venessa, Gabriel and Patrizia on Emergence Collective...
From CoCreatr
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I’ve been tracking emerging trends for a while now, exploring the co-evolution of humanity and our technologies, and building visions of the kinds of futures I’d like to see. Lately, I’ve found myself a bit restless, wondering “what’s next?” The conferences and gatherings I’m attending are beginning to feel stale, the...
From Venessa
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Facebook has 100M people that play every day an average of 30 minutes. This equals to 50,000,000...
From Mariana Soffer
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#Inforhythms are an experiment in aural representations of annotations or metadata of information....
From notthisbody
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A human being consists of 50 trillion cells. In each cell are biological and physical...
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“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance...
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