"We do not really know what the human being truly is today, although our awareness and...
From Spaceweaver
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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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The idea that change is a transitional phase between two stable states is ridiculed by everyday...
From jascharohr
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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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"Onto what surface shall a theory of aesthetics and consciousness be mapped?" Gregory...
From Wildcat
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The web cultural revolution Genius. Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving...
From Wildcat
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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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In the first post on this series titled “futures as such” I wrote about the minds of futurists...
From Wildcat
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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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"We are now in the steep part of the exponential trajectory of information technologies in a...
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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I have been wondering lately on the actualization of the web’s nervous system, especially...
From Wildcat
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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
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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Voice: Alan Watts
From Rourke
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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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World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo. A strange man builds a world using holographic tools...
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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Today: People are shifting their focus to the energy in their work and its impact rather than...
From Alan Smith
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In Spacewaver’s recent post about the Singularity University he mentions a discussion concerning...
From rene
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The crucial subject matter that crosses paths with the current evolution of technology is that of...
From Xaos
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In one of the most uncanny revelations in science fiction, the protagonist of H.G. Wells’ The...
From Rourke
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"At the dawn of societies, men saw their passage on Earth as nothing more than a labyrinth of...
From Wildcat
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The Total Library
Here is another beautiful animated visualization of a collaborative project on the...
From carel
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Founding the Singularity University is perhaps one of the most essential events to happen lately....
From Spaceweaver
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From its inception Wigglism has promoted the notion that the truth, or that which seems true, is...
From notthisbody
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What? Yesterday I met a Polytopian A what? A Polytopian! And what on earth is a...
From Wildcat
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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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Optimism is a political act. Entrenched interests use despair, confusion and apathy to prevent change. They encourage modes of thinking which lead us to believe that problems are insolvable, that nothing we do can matter, that the issue is too complex to present even the opportunity for change. It is a long-standing political art to sow the...
From Wildcat
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This is a comment that grew too long - a continuation of the polylogue following Xárene's post, Social Networking Tools and Our Future Society It got me thinking about two experiences I've had recently. Love The first one involved someone that I met who had just moved to Europe 20 days before from New York. He moved here to be with his...
From notthisbody
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Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The mind appears to be adapted...
From Self-Evolving
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Through technology the span of human life will increase, approximating towards immortality; in...
From Xaos
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The Total Library
City of Words by Vito Acconci, 1999
From HackerLastPip
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Oamos is a search engine that uses several search terms to generate an endless live streaming content (for registered users) like a tv/radio channel. "Breaking The News - Be a News-Jockey Just tell us a headline or your favorite words and we'll create a modifiable streaming news-station for you. «Breaking The News - Be a News-Jockey»...
From gamma
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Diamonds are forever. Are you ready to live with the clarity, brilliance, and high value of...
From Michael Gaio
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"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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"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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"The psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiraling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower-order behavior systems to newer, higher-order systems as man's existential problems change.
" Clare W. Graves (the futurist-1974) Abstract Quality I shall define here not...
From Wildcat
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Everything is real but the narrative makes the difference. “We belong to a history that runs in the present. This is a fantastic thing! We belong to a history that runs in a continuous changing present. Yesterday is not now, tomorrow is not now, but we exist in a continuous NOW... we human beings, all living beings, the whole biosphere....
From Wildcat
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I've been thinking a lot about this polytopia without offering any of the thoughts, so here, for whatever they're worth, are some of them. Mind work in the old world: Scenario One: Each mind walks into a room on two legs, they chose a seat and take out a pad and a pencil. Everytime someone offers an idea it's written down on a white...
From meganmay
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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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CityWall is a large multi-touch display installed in a central location in Helsinki which acts as a...
From Wildcat
Our Conscious experience usually includes a level of self-awareness. As in The observer and the...
From shandora
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Technology Developments for high impact future technologyView SlideShare presentation or Upload...
From Wildcat
Il y a des choses que l'intelligence seule est capable de chercher, mais que, par elle-même, elle...
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From Andy Gilmore
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