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I started taking these nootropics back in February - One was citicoline, the other aniracetam. For those who are unfamiliar with nootropics, they're generally defined as drugs & supplements that you can take which are supposed to improve your memory, attention, and other cognitive functions. They are used as a current treatment and...
From elysium
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Project:
The Total Library
September through December 2010 was my first semester of education since I left high school in 2007. In one of my courses, Contemporary Issues, I wrote a paper (a very short one) entitled "Why Computers Do Not," which was meant as a counter to the hopelessly superior article by Marvin Minsky of MIT "Why People Think Computers...
From Jorgen
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There is a lingering humour, a taunting presence in the mundane scenery of sensory experience....
From Apollo
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The Total Library
 
Tonight, I see the Internet as a sort of controlled state of dreaming: directed, curated......
From Apollo
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This is intended to be read after Identifying the Differences Between Human vs. Computer...
From Jorgen
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Previously on BWBW: "I know you know that there are no intrinsic problems as such, but only difficulties in maintaining a multilayered reality in immediacy but keep in mind that the essence of the warrior poet is a re-arrangement without thought, consciously keeping the direction of repetition but not allowing the order to emerge until an...
From Wildcat
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One of Buckminster Fuller's most interesting conceits was his dislike of specialization, which...
From Claire L. Evans
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An antenna dish, large and unwavering, sits in a valley of old-growth trees whose bark foretells the legacy of layering and unlayering, whose silent constructions shape and determine the confines and apparent boundary-points of the natural world. Long live the flow of boundless energies: that focal point of nature whose gift predates the workings...
From Apollo
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The future tourist habitats of Low Earth Orbit and beyond are constructed in principal on closed...
From KRHartwig
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Oh how the collective intelligence of the members of this website blows my mind... The recent posts about the illusion of individualism and the collective nature of the universe, I think, fit well with the topics discussed in this book I recently came across. I have only skimmed through it quickly, but as soon as I saw it I knew it would of...
From Infinitas
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Sorry if this is a newbie question, but can someone tell me the difference between past and future? I've never experienced time from past to future, as many people say they do all the time, and I'd like to try it. How will I know if it worked? Here's what I've heard from people who claim to have experienced time: * There is a lot more...
From BenRayfield
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A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. — Arthur Schopenhauer Free will does not and cannot imply without cause, randomness or unpredictability. All those qualities, although present in complex systems, would contradict the notion of willful intent. What we want, and therefore do, must be based on reasonable ground....
From XiXiDu
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Polytopia
 
This post was based and inspired on the writings of Brian Christian Turing test The objective...
From Mariana Soffer
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Credits: as makeSHIFT:NOW Jong Hwa Duly Lee (principal) w/ Mario Alberto Zapata + Zaira Lorena...
From duly
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This symposium was this weekend at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Some interesting presentations and...
From fmyles
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There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil,...
From syncopath
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Well, the human impulse to remember is the fact that biologically we forget. Because we...
From syncopath
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The image is the...
From syncopath
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The Peaceful Resistance Whenever I'm feeling blue about domestic politics — there is plenty about which to despair — something great happens that reminds me of the long-term case for optimism, which is all about the astonishing expansion of the division of labor globally and in ways that weren't even possible just a few years ago. The...
From Phyllotaxis
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Polytopia
 
The following argument diverges from what many of my fellow futurists often believe. It does so...
From QESelf
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In Buddhist philosophy, desire and mental attachment are what keeps you stuck here on Earth, but I have a much easier way to explain it. There are many philosophies I think are mostly true. Anyone can do this. In 2002 for a few months, I had it a small amount, compared to most people who rarely have it enough to notice it exists. Then because...
From BenRayfield
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The stakes as seen over the entire series so far have varied for each protagonist. Heap had...
From johnrod
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From Andy Gilmore
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Flatland, the fictional place with less dimensions designed to show us how to think about other...
From BenRayfield
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Polytopia
 
What is the universe? Why is it here? How can we use it? Those questions have been debated for...
From BenRayfield
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Note: The development of the thesis focuses on designing spaces that challenge the traditional...
From KRHartwig
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Thesis Brief: Spaceflight and exploring extra-terrestrial surfaces were dreams only realizable...
From KRHartwig
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A group of physicists in Spain has shown how to make a quantum measurement that overcomes a limit related to Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. The researchers confirmed a theoretical prediction of how to beat the Heisenberg limit by using interacting photons to measure atomic spin, and they say that their approach could lead to more...
From gamma
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Today, Reallity Sandwish published a nice article on the millennial question about consciousness...
From nagash
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Video lecture... Jack Cowan: Spontaneous pattern formation in large scale brain activity: what visual migraines and hallucinations tell us about the brain (2006)
From gamma
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MONEY WILL BE EXPENSIVE BUT BUYS MORE. I KILLED COMMUNISIM.
From entellius
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Polytopia
 
All the ways about here belong to me! The Red Queen in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis...
From Spaceweaver
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Polytopia
“Social media has come to be understood as little more than a marketing opportunity. However, we see it as quite possibly the catalyst for the next stage of human evolution and, at the very least, a way to restore bottom-up participation, p2p value exchange and decentralized innovation to the realms of culture, commerce and government.” –...
From Venessa
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Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the concious design and maintenance of agriculturally...
From weather
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Previously on BWBW: ” But what happens when the very task that we set to compute is an iterative branching of meaning? What happens when the arrangement itself of matter re-coheres itself continuously to fit the desire of the task at hand which is a non-given in chaotic poetry? I’ll tell you what happens, because I saw it with my very...
From Wildcat
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The Future of Art from KS12 on Vimeo.
From relemorais
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To find an object that wouldn't attract me either by its beauty or by its...
From syncopath
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Polytopia
 
The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown...
From Mariana Soffer
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How to get your consciousness into your duplicate? "Uploading" is what its called,...
From BenRayfield
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When you say "you got it all wrong" means both first that you did not understand anything...
From nedzen
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5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo. From NASA (Astronomy...
From j-sputnik
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Polytopia
 
what takes an idea from inception to actualization & execution, the visualization &...
From notthisbody
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Ayoub Qanir
From Ayoub Qanir
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Every one of us slips into this mysterious state of consciousness every night, yet we are only...
From gamma
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Polytopia
 
Increasingly, we live in a world defined by flat networks. Folks like Clay Shirky, Ben...
From chris arkenberg
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In the lack of scripted narrative - the fiction resembles reality - personal and collective. Using...
From notthisbody
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"The further life emerged and gained intelligence on earth, the further it yearned to connect;...
From Ayoub Qanir
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An article on 3d Spatial Audio in The Atlantic. I thought this was a good time to bring up some...
From fmyles
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Worldoflemon.com LEMON IS POSITIVE. IN A SNARK-INFESTED MEDIA LANDSCAPE, LEMON APPEALS TO THE...
From Ayoub Qanir
 
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