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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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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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Polytopia
 
Whilst it may be possible to soon grow your own clothes with synthetic bacteria, or indeed...
From Wildcat
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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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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not...
From syncopath
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THE VERY PRIMITIVE EXISTENCE OF MAN IS THE WAR BETWEEN GOD AND SATAN.- GEORGE
From entellius
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Scentsory DiagNOSE The oncology journey is often a very lonely time for the cancer sufferer. My...
From Scentient Beings
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One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by...
From syncopath
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Polytopia
 
A little change to what the porn industry invented gets you the cheapest robot body. Baloon women...
From BenRayfield
 
There are some compositions that echo in me so slowly as if I am traveling to another life that...
From gamma
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This is the first in a series of posts about art, the moon, and art on the moon. You would think...
From Claire L. Evans
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Briefing Over the course of the last year I have investigated the implications of outer space...
From KRHartwig
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Polytopia
 
Want better money? Jay, together with Venessa, Gabriel and Patrizia on Emergence Collective...
From CoCreatr
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i miss sailing. i miss hawaii. i miss my parents. i miss being a kid. i miss my creativity. i miss happiness. will i ever be happy? will i ever be able to become a better designer? school is so overwhelming. architecture is really hard. am i cut out for this? all we do is do things on the computer. wheres the creativity without adobe suite...
From Environmentalalex
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The great enhancement debate
 
from "Default mode speaker"
From gamma
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Polytopia
 
Statistically inputs and outputs to neurons subconsciously without extra hardware. A neuron...
From BenRayfield
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I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they...
From syncopath
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The 'Conscious Pilot' is a new model of the neural correlate of consciousness (NCC) consistent with the Orch OR model. The basic idea is that spatiotemporal envelopes of dendritic gamma synchrony move through the brain's neuronal networks. The movement is sideways to neurocomputational flow, occurring via dendritic-dendritic gap junction...
From gamma
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Polytopia
 
The universe equals Chaitin's Constant. I will explain how to use it statistically to create a...
From BenRayfield
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A time of revolution and of change, of both the catastrophic collapse and the meteoric rise of...
From Apollo
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◊● astrophysics, perspectives Carl Sagan: The Cosmic Calendar / Pale Blue Dot / "To all citizens of the cosmos" / Carl Sagan warns against the fear of Science / On Mars & The Excluded Middle / Ted Turner Interviews Carl Sagan / Charlie Rose - Carl Sagan / Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, & Arthur C. Clarke // Albert Einstein:...
From First Dark
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I am looking for recommended sources on Gonzo journalism. I have some sources, some ideas on the topic: I was supposed to transcribe, the two guys I couldn’t understand were in some kind of Las Vegas fast-food joint…and after a while, I just said, ‘Well, it sounds to me like they’re saying this,’ so I would type it in. I had my own...
From gamma
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