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Decomposition (also liking is a sort of computation) - In truth it must be told that Fram78 was not the real beginning, it had after all seventy-seven iterations before that. No, if truth must be told the real beginning was in the future and not in the past, but contrary to popular opinion the future that started the Ambiguity declaration of...
From Wildcat
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Epiphanies
This is an in-progress essay. Comments are very welcome. I had a nervous breakdown at 12:52pm on 5 June 2013 with an aftershock that carried through until I arrived a few days later at Therme Vals, Switzerland. Having made a last minute decision to follow the bourgie tradition of recovering at a spa in the Swiss Alps, the humor of the idea...
From Xarene
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From stuntman_mike
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"MAN seems to be entering one...
“MAN seems to be entering one of the major crises of his career. His whole future, nay the...
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Polytopia
 
(Or The many kinds of nothings) - Nothings, like infinities, are endless, like infinities,...
From Wildcat
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From stuntman_mike
 
The US comedian Bill Maher recently commented; "You know what happens when a wind turbine...
From Jason Gleeson
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To those who believe that businesses running our global infrastructure and ways of organizing the world can solve any simple problem, explain how you expect this problem to be solved by it... Events at go straight to my Calendar in my phone when I touch the location the event says. There is good integration with many programs. wants to...
From BenRayfield
Witches, wizards, spirits, ghosts, gods, aliens, metaphysical, the unknown, whatever you want to call it. There are parts of the world we dont much understand yet. Every area of science starts as religion. When quantum physics was first discovered, most people saw it that way. Many still do. I'm not saying those beliefs are wrong, but there is a...
From BenRayfield
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The Total Library
Motivating people is very simple, and its surprising how most people can fail to understand its most basic concept.... Everyone acts toward their own goals, whatever those may be, some weighted more important than others. They act toward nothing else. Their goals may include good things for others or that others also accomplish their own goals in...
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TheBestAMVsOfAllTime Link Mind In Motion Video Link Universe Video Link Quantum...
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I am thrilled to be living in a city screening "Particle Fever", the new documentary film on Cern and the search for the HIggs boson particle. NY Times article: Trailer: Has anyone seen it yet? Any thoughts?
From whiskey
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Polytopia
 
Beauty Is a Ca·tas·tro·Phe Aesthetics is an art of intervention. It is art because it...
From Xaos
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Truth; Realism. Are you not scared by seeing that the gypsies are more attractive to us...
From syncopath
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What happened to nature?
I just came upon this documentary Only The Strong Survive Roseland documentary 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzRSYwG5T_U
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I wanted to share this project, which was developed as a research method to discover how reflexivity affects our interpretation of a performance and our self-perception. Inspired by wearable methods of tracking and biometric quantification in order to optimise interpretation and self-reflection, this project speculates how our biometric personal...
From lukesturgeon
Project:
Start your own revolution
Trade Secrets and NonDisclosure Agreements are a plague on reusing valuable knowledge and tools. Some tools are shared, at a price that can just barely compete with open source, but mostly businesses Reinvent The Wheel because they dont want other businesses to benefit from what they've created for their private strategy to dominate a market....
From BenRayfield
It has been a while and I thought it real and effectual to deflect the inner reflectivity of extreme individualism before you depart for the land of beyond where you will be alone. At least, at last, superficially so, seemingly so. For the great one of haecceity will be with you. For suchness reveals haecceity, but you know that. Being...
From Wildcat
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I would venture to say that this may be the most innovative fashion "runway" show you have ever seen. Even if you are not a fan of fashion, the video is an incredible visual journey through a fractal world. However, if you are interested in the fashion and the design of the clothing, you will find layers upon layers of fabric draped and...
From whiskey
Nate was outside the area where the artificial was usually contacted. If the humans were taken out this time, then Nate had to decide how he would avoid being torn in half, each side being consumed by either the aliens or machines. That was what neutralized the Noths. It was traumatizing the transhumans. It would also affect the artificials and...
From johnrod
Nate was in his area in the Vat. He was evaluating his condition. There was a stripe on his sleeve like people had to wear for a couple of days after reset. Nate's wrist irritated him no end. It was held by an invisible cuff. He would reach the key only to see it dissolve in his grasp. It was a prisoner's dilemma. When Nate looked for the chain...
From johnrod
Nate imagined what it would have been like if he had never been abducted. He was distressed by the climate. He saw the equivalent of the Vat in natural formations such as caves. In a place like that, he could think about the meaning of the Vat. He is exploring humanity's origins. That unwound the trail from the Vat to aliens, posthumans, machines...
From johnrod
Nate had never seen a truer day. Everybody knew that the system had the weather established ahead of time, but this time they had outdone themselves. It was gorgeous, sky, sun, sea and sand. There was no way that it could ever be any better than this. Perhaps there was some advantage to having a machine admin. He was in the right place at the...
From johnrod
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Polytopia
One of my paid hobbies has been innovation for the company, as in making new technology work for us to help us complete our jobs for clients, easier, faster or more reliable. More than a year ago, one of my responsibilities shifted from process innovation to business development. Loving it. In my free time, took basic courses in project...
From CoCreatr
Most people on SC, myself included, post videos and writings science related. After listening to a song tonight, I realized that not much music is posted. Some may think this is not the forum for that. However, I tend to disagree. Inspiration can be found in many forms. The song I am about to share is called "Mind Power". The title...
From whiskey
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Nate noticed that the surface of the artifact had changed somehow. He looked at it closer and it got lighter where he held it. "What's going on?" Nate asked. "Put it down." Nate heard a voice, but could not recognize it. He placed the object on the ground. "Who is it?" he asked. "You are not a...
From johnrod
Nate could not wait to get to Earth because the transhumans would have the answers to his questions which everyone seemed to be so ignorant about. The Noth cautioned him not to get his hopes up too high. The fact that the transhumans had displaced everyone else on Earth did not mean that they had a lot of sympathy for those that they had sent...
From johnrod
 
Film director Ayoub Qanir hits us with yet another intellectual punch. His latest and most...
From lilialuciano
DOES THE UNIVERSE SPEAK MEANING? HAVING SURVIVED MILLIONS OF YEARS With the same innocence and oblivion of a newborn arriving into the world, we have emerged into this unknown uncertain universe. Stunned by its expanding grandiosity, we have gradually yet subconsciously shed all unnecessary genes and...
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Unless they get really smart, I believe in slavery of the artificial intelligences I build to do what I program them to, learn their training data, and make predictions of it in exactly the way I program. I believe in slavery of prisoners to do work on the side of the road, even if they normally make far more than that per hour. I believe in...
From BenRayfield
Whats the most dangerous thing on the planet? Nuclear bombs? Bio weapons? The printing press, radio, TV, or Internet? No, its intelligence, which is what created all those things. To regulate intelligence is to enforce stupidity. Intelligence is and always will be unregulated, because smarter life forms wont have it any other way.
From BenRayfield
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Great fun with the limit circle, once revered in the story behind Julia and Mandelbrot fractals,...
From gamma
Nate had heard that an abductee had arrived. He maneuvered to meet them in an out of the way location where the posthumans would not see. He was less worried about them than the Noth who had a tendency to descend like flying snakes when least expected. Anyway the person was unoccupied. "Have you got a moment?" Nate...
From johnrod
And that's how it ended. Nate was pretty sure that what he had just seen was a fiction. Noone knew precisely what it had been that had taken out the humans on Earth. There were several guesses. A theory of technology concluded that it was either-or. Another strategic said that it was close to a bunch of guerrillas defending their turf, only the...
From johnrod
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Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in “Microtubules” Inside Brain Neurons Corroborates Controversial 20-Year-Old Theory of Consciousness Amsterdam, January 16, 2014 A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale...
From gamma
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Polytopia
 
Originally published on Omni Reboot The human brain has spawned a parallel universe of imagined...
From meganmay
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Dreamcrusher "INCINERATOR" EP 1. INCINERATOR 2. Cathedral Of Moths 3. Pseudogender 4. Vulpeculae Freeze 5. Bane Music by dreamcrusher. Artwork/photograph by Visual Eips (tm). Track one and Track two were recorded in the sub-basement of the Drencrome/Nihil studio (Wichita KS). Track two was inspired by my empathy for Buffalo...
From dreamcrusher
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The great enhancement debate
 
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From formmind
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Hour of Code SELFIE from Lilia Luciano on Vimeo.
From lilialuciano
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Billions of particles of invisible "dark matter" are probably flying through your...
From gamma
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Start your own revolution
 
Just like we can today draw on paper, it will come a time when we can actually draw lines on paper...
From lapisdecor
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Every year October comes with an increasing number of festivities, recognitions and exhibitions celebrating Hispanics in America — more so during an election year when polls and politicians devote so many resources to try to define what it means to be Hispanic. As we highlight the many complexities of our heritage it's also a time to dig into...
From lilialuciano
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On the eve of Oct. 11, 2012, the first United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed a group of Girl Scouts commemorating the organization's 100th anniversary. The celebration had been planned far in advance -- but in light of recent events, Secretary Clinton initiated her speech dedicating the...
From lilialuciano
On November 6, as Americans voted President Obama into office for a second term, voters in Washington and Colorado also voted to legalize marijuana, signaling that Americans are slowly opening up to the idea of alternative drug policy. It will take however, a much broader mind-set from the public, more openness from policy-makers, along with...
From lilialuciano
My mother's father was a quiet man, a stark contrast to his wife -- my very opinionated grandmother -- who, at 82, still makes sure her convictions are heard loud and clear. "Luchi," as his friends called him, spent most of his life in Puerto Rico working with horses and was the closest thing to a Puerto Rican "cowboy." He...
From lilialuciano
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Polytopia
 
“Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.” George Carlin 1. Where...
From Wildcat
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