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The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in the infoverse demands a response. As hyperconnectivity increases, our minds are becoming progressively more coupled and cybernetically...
Taste a brain made of cake, spy the moons of Jupiter, dance to fractals, hunt for the Higgs, and ponder how utterly astounding it...
From Wildcat
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With all the hype flying around Augmented Reality lately, it's easy to assume the nascent tech is just another flash-in-the-pan destined to burn out in a fury of marketing gimmickry & sensational posturing. Yet, it's informative to consider the drivers pushing this trend and to tease out the truly adaptive value percolating beneath the...
From chris arkenberg
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The Serious ARG (Alternate Reality Game) In a 2007 article, columnist Chris Dahlen (of Pitchfork Media) voiced a much-discussed ARG concept: if ARGs can spark players to solve very hard fictional problems, could the games be used to solve real-world problems?[37] Dahlen was writing about World Without Oil, the first ARG centered on a serious...
From notthisbody
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In prefacing this question, I thought of beginning with a kind of disclaimer, stating that...
From Fast T
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Recently I came across a very interesting article by Timothy Lenoir, bringing a fresh perspective on the concept Singularity and posthumanist future. In the introductory note Lenoir writes: Most researchers agree that there is no reason in principle why we will not eventually develop conscious machines that rival or surpass human...
From Spaceweaver
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Now summer has passed, As if it had never been. It is warm in the sun. But this isn't...
From Xaos
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Everything is real but the narrative makes the difference. Participatory media creation...
From notthisbody
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“There is no meaning if meaning is not shared, and not because there would be an ultimate or...
From Wildcat
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All the ways about here belong to me! The Red Queen in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis...
From Spaceweaver
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Yet another augmented prologue It took me a while to figure how to continue from here. There...
From Spaceweaver
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Lifestreams and microcosms are the two most important cyberbody types; they relate to each other as a single musical line relates...
From Wildcat
First of all, I ask for forgiveness, I can hardly manage to express myself in English with some clarity, not to speak of correctness, apropiateness or whatever "-ness" you might wish or expext. Second: (Side number two, said number two) I would like to open a question here about Emerson, Thoreau and that line of beautiful...
From ohmybrokenleg
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Note the first: regarding Intelligence in CI As an initial view consider the idea that a...
From Wildcat
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In our upcoming film The Terrestrials, made by a cast and crew of SpaceCollective members and...
From rene
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The human element of the future is an oft neglected subject, while Ray Kurzweil draws up graph...
From meganmay
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Is Language a Window into...
For a human, to be a human is to be immersed in language. To live the life of a human is to language. The emergence of a new language, is nothing less than the emergence of a new human being. These two must come together. When we change or invent a concept, a meaning relation, when we invent a word or a name that was not before, or we use a word...

From Spaceweaver
 
Here is an interesting introduction to the history of the concept of accelerating change, found...
From Spaceweaver
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..we can define collaboration as the creation of a nexus, a ‘togetherness’ of occasions of experience, every actual entity...
From Wildcat
 
As life in our world becomes ever more complex, there is an ever increasing pressure on us to...
From Spaceweaver
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"We do not really know what the human being truly is today, although our awareness and...
From Spaceweaver
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#Polytopia-(the emergence of) - is a work/proposal in progress# We are called to be architects...
From Wildcat
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We have laid down the preliminary aspects, facets, and ramifications of the Polytopia. We have an...
From notthisbody
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The web cultural revolution Genius. Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving...
From Wildcat
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In Spacewaver’s recent post about the Singularity University he mentions a discussion concerning...
From rene
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In the first post on this series titled “futures as such” I wrote about the minds of futurists...
From Wildcat
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At the very core of being human, at the core of human social and cultural fabric lays the human...
From Spaceweaver
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If you like Fat-Boy Slim, it just makes this video even better. Great Stats. Excerpt:...
From EnLieux
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Besides an occasional landmark building, the cities we live in aren’t all that different from the...
From rene
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I have been reading with great interest and pleasure Rene's latest post bringing forth with...
From Spaceweaver
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The idea that change is a transitional phase between two stable states is ridiculed by everyday...
From jascharohr
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And yet the future is already in our midst; it is the extending tendrils of a past, laying ahead of...
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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A Polytopia is Rhizomatic : ”Unlike the graphic arts, drawing or photography, unlike tracings, the rhizome pertains to a map...
From Wildcat
 
"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the...
From Wildcat
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The Signtific Lab is a public laboratory for developing and sharing cutting edge ideas about the...
From Wildcat
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The following is a scenario on how I think that a MetaTopos could manifest. AMOEB(OS)...
From notthisbody
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"A century ago, most of the world's premier observatories sat atop hills just a brisk walk from their home institutions. But no more. These days the Big Eyes of astronomy crown some of the most remote and hard-to-reach spots on Earth: from Mauna Kea in Hawaii to Cerro Pachón in to Chile to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to Concordia...
From gamma
Paul Virilio "One of the major problems now facing political as well as military strategists is the phenomenon of immediacy, of instantaneity. For `real time' now takes precedence over real space, now dominates the planet. The primacy of real time, of immediacy, over space is an accomplished fact, and it is an inaugural one. A recent...
From HackerLastPip
 
This will be a continuously updated post collecting the thoughts of great thinkers both past and...
From Wildcat
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Definitely, man will not only build various artifacts displaying features that can be qualified as "intelligent", but also infer...
From Wildcat
 
I have been wondering lately on the actualization of the web’s nervous system, especially...
From Wildcat
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From Xarene
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A Semiconductor Film by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt shot at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory, UC...
From Counterform
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Voice: Alan Watts
From Rourke
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World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo. A strange man builds a world using holographic tools...
From Wildcat
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This is a continues study that will take many twist and turns. A bit of Neuroscience, Social...
From Hasan
 
"At the dawn of societies, men saw their passage on Earth as nothing more than a labyrinth of...
From Wildcat
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We listen to the voice, the tune of acceleration distributed in million labs, the undercurrent wave...
From Xaos
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Something I've noticed about internet communications (forums, msn, chat) is that they are more similar to my internal monologue than to face to face conversation. However, it is not a monologue, it is a dialogue or multilogue (polylogue? :P). I think this is primarily because of lower felt need to be be cautious, a willingness to risk displaying...
From AsylumSeaker
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