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I hope you know the Spanish civil expressions against recently capitalism attacks. As a friend of...
From eyeclipse
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electricFlux = sum_weighted_by_fourier_transform_over_short_time(multiplyAll(1 +...
From BenRayfield
"Timewave zero" is a numerological formula that purports to calculate the ebb and flow of "novelty", defined as increase over time in the universe's interconnectedness, or organized complexity.According to Terence McKenna, the universe has a teleological attractor at the end of time that increases interconnectedness, eventually...
From Genexis
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I have been using Facebook for a few years, at the beginning not very much, but now I use it more and more often. Most of my friends are there, Facebook is a very quick and convenient way to stay in touch, and I am beginning to consider it also as a very good alternative to email, discussion group and blogs. And, it has also a very useful mobile...
From giulio
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Calling forth light from the void was once an act of biblical proportions. Now all it takes is a bit of smoke and mirrors provided by the laws of quantum mechanics. By creating particles of light from seeming nothingness, an international team of researchers has confirmed an idea first proposed in 1970. According to quantum physics, empty...
From gamma
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Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast....
From syncopath
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Democracy is an interesting prospect, and one we can finally make an effective move towards. Not just voting in the next dictator. We have the tool. It is the internet. It is no secret to anyone who has kept their eyes on the news and the dealings of governments around the world that democracy is not the power at work guiding the future of the...
From dragon
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MARY We did it. The bot apoc is finished. Now it is time to count the survivors. Who's left? FRAN That one is beginning to get over his amnesia. It was probably induced by the bots at the beginning of their operations. MARY What's his name? FRAN Not sure. Most he knows so far is Lou something. It'll come back to him, he...
From johnrod
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What: Anish Kapoor's Leviathan @ MONUMENTA Who: Anish Kapoor Where: The Grand...
From fmyles
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Project:
The Total Library
 
This essay was originally published on my site: MachineMachine.net In two short essays –...
From Rourke
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I just want to share an inspiring video I found this week... Some of you probably knows Daniel...
From nagash
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From r.schaeperkoetter s
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Project:
The great enhancement debate
Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain A study links life-changing religious experiences, like being born again, with atrophy in the hippocampus.
From gamma
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Polytopia
 
Why No Straight Lines By Alan Moore We are now living in what many people now call the...
From CoCreatr
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It looks as if the world was about to come to a complete standstill. Nobody knows that at this very moment, we are hurtling through space at an amazing speed. Hard to believe, since the stars don't look like they are moving. The Hunter hovers just over the horizon yonder, ready to shoot aimlessly at the vast number of bright gems studded on the...
From Genexis
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Dear NotMarie, As you well know I am following quite closely the development of your research and this retro-futurist idea of yours, which you have so aptly named the Artificial Intelligence project of Vague, Very Vague, or 3V. I like it, of course I like it, you know I like it, but I like it like one likes a poem, or a sweet memory of an old...
From Wildcat
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Polytopia
 
In-progress–feedback welcomed. The Fold By using three keywords that Marcos Novak's...
From Xarene
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3976979749889442679# Christopher Michael Langan (born c. 1952) is an American autodidact whose IQ was reported by 20/20 and other media sources to have been measured at between 195 and 210.[1] Billed by some media sources as "the smartest man in America",[2] he rose to prominence in 1999 while...
From AsylumSeaker
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Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me....
From syncopath
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Every murderer is probably...
From syncopath
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Polytopia
 
Principles 21. Respond to basic needs with what you have, introducing innovations inspired...
From CoCreatr
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My grandpa has brain cancer and is probably going to die soon. Of course I feel sad about this. I see how it's affecting my parents, siblings, cousins etc and it seems as though they're all... more sad?... than I am. I want to feel really badly for Grandpa and his situation, thinking his $10 scratch ticket is a $4 million dollar winner must be...
From GUSTS
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Project:
Polytopia
Regarding the political letter writing campaign, to raise Singularity awareness within political arenas (and to increase investment in science and technology); at least two people I'm aware of have received replies from the UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills. Here's a copy of one reply, published via the kind permission of The...
From SingularityUtopia
 
Delia Elena San Marco by J. L. Borges We said goodbye on a corner in Once. From the...
From syncopath
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The moon is a rock. But it's also Selene, Artemis, Diana, Isis, the lunar deities; an...
From Claire L. Evans
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I know why there is a square root of -1 in the quantum physics equations, why things are waves sometimes and particles other times, why the double-slit experiment works, why there are bell-curves in quantum physics, and why time exists. Start with nothing. Then divide the nothing into X number of possible states of the universe (ways the...
From BenRayfield
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I wrote this a while ago for the LandscapeTechne exhibit catalogue at Little Berlin gallery in Philadelphia. LandscapeTechne. The crafting of a landscape. It begins with the irreducible landscape of nature. There is a rich history of landscape art, from Romantic paintings to Ansel Adams' photography and Robert Smithson's deformations in dirt,...
From Xarene
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What you think your eyes see is mostly a memory. People think they're seeing what's in front of their eyes, but the way we think while awake is more like a dream than what's in front of our eyes. I often look straight at something and don't see it because I don't remember it. Next time you see something unlike anything you've seen before, close...
From BenRayfield
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Intro There's so many startups nowadays. Everyone is trying to bring their ideas to the world,...
From porcelainkid
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By firing a particle beam into a cloud chamber, physicists in Denmark and the UK have shown how cosmic rays could stimulate the formation of water droplets in the Earth's atmosphere. The researchers say this is the best experimental evidence yet that the Sun influences the climate by altering the intensity of the cosmic-ray flux reaching the...
From gamma
Abstract. A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution. Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost if a trusted third party is still required to prevent double-spending. We...
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Part I [viral campaign by Ayoub Qanir] Ayoub Qanir Ayoub Qanir Ayoub Qanir Ayoub...
From Ayoub Qanir
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If Einstein was alive today, he may experiment and teach people things much more powerful than nukes. He only spent time on things as weak as nukes (regardless of who eventually built them using his math) because he had 100 year old technology to work with. Powdered explosives are to nukes as nukes are to what? Airplanes crashing into buildings...
From BenRayfield
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I created a display typeface and all I could think of using it for was for space-related things...
From Nokadota
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Just thought I would share an experience I had the other morning. While I was trying to sleep in, it must have been the way the light was shining in the dark room through a crack in the curtains that awoke me. My dog, now seeing that I was awake, hit the curtatin with her tail as shs made her way over to lick my face. But when she hit the...
From Autotelic
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A year has passed since I passed my own test for being a knowmad. Like many, I have acquired a...
From CoCreatr
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Sometimes I sit back and think about what it means for other animal species to be alive. They hunt and they reproduce and they migrate and they just keep going and going about their business. The only species who seem to be messing anything up are humans, but, I will give us credit at least for this thought. What if there is no point to being...
From GUSTS
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As a web designer (or whatever we're called these days), I often feel lucky that when I was a young...
From skyvillain
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From the perspective of the floating head, vision is the most direct and descriptive form of...
From wesleychou
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-- It didn’t go wrong, not exactly wrong that is. I mean, c’mon, who could have predicted the consequences of a technology that seemed on face value so straightforward, so logically consistent with what we know, or as it turned out, thought we knew, of the way the world works. The point, you see, is that whilst the tech was...
From Wildcat
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Project:
Polytopia
 
Whilst it may be possible to soon grow your own clothes with synthetic bacteria, or indeed...
From Wildcat
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Project:
The great enhancement debate
THE ARGUMENTATIVE THEORY A Conversation with Hugo Mercier Introduction Last July, opening the Edge Seminar, "The New Science of Morality", Jonathan Haidt digressed to talk about two recently-published papers in Behavioral and Brain Sciences which he believed were "so important that the abstracts from them should be posted in...
From gamma
 
[Extract from Book: Observations] [Words and meta-pattern by Ayoub Qanir] “New...
From Ayoub Qanir
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Might the repeated laboratory demonstration of purportedly non-local macro-level phenomena -...
From Beatrix
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Polytopia
 
I am currently reading one of (probably) the best books in the hard sci-fi genre, it appears that...
From Wildcat
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From wordofcommand
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"The Ghost In The Model" This workshop is not about what we know about the universe...
From fadereu
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Could Einstein's Theory of Relativity be slipping into the past as a discredited misunderstanding? And could it be replaced with an intuitive and simplified scientific truth that was discovered over a century ago? A major turning point in the public’s understanding of science came about a century ago, with the introduction of Einstein’s...
From Phyllotaxis
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