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This is my response to a debate between Ben Goertzel and Hugo De Garis who both build artificial intelligence and speculate about what it leads to and the possibility aliens may have already done it. Normal religions help us understand the universe as much as a 1000 year old physics book. That leaves a lot of questions... If you're not more...
From BenRayfield
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In line with my interest in alternative and utopian living styles, I came across this domed house...
From matthewspencer
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Artist and Computer Edited by Ruth Leavitt published 1976 A great collection of manuscripts...
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Augmenting Humanity @HeatSync Labs
From michaelerule
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Andrew Fazekas for National Geographic News Published January 11, 2011 Small specks of dust found in our Milky Way galaxy are the fastest twirlers yet—spinning more than ten billion times a second, astronomers announced today. Scientists found the tiny grains—each just 10 to 50 atoms wide—using the recently launched European...
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The great enhancement debate
Stanford Report, April 1, 2009 Molecules key to immune system also play role in brain BY BRUCE GOLDMAN Carla Shatz Molecules assumed to be in the exclusive employ of the immune system have been caught moonlighting in the brain—with a job description apparently quite distinct from their role in immunity. Carla Shatz, PhD, professor...
From gamma
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I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is somewhat new kind of religion. I...
From syncopath
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From synchronos
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The Total Library
 
Before the printed book there was the book as relic, the book as idol to knowledge. Those who...
From Rourke
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In protest of hyper-speed culture and media: How much of what you say is important? How much of...
From skyvillain
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Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new...
From wordofcommand
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With a WEEEEIRD ball lens!
From gamma
 
Via Nasa In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, an unusual, ghostly green blob of...
From cupcakewizard
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Reality is ever changing, and so too should our notions of reality be ever-changing...
From nagash
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He sat heavily on the cushioned surface, eyes jittering out the window. Inside, a warm room,...
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From gamma
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Game theory. Secrets vs freedom of speech. Hierarchy vs symmetric organization. From where we are in history (how society is organized, global power dynamics, how we think, etc), it appears that all paths (to possible futures) that average people can imagine lead to nuclear war and extinction. When? After a few more things like Wikileaks or the...
From BenRayfield
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In 1996 former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer, John Perry Barlow, addressed...
From rene
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When we exhale, we are reliving the moment which birthed the Cosmos, the moment which signaled...
From Apollo
 
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among...
From syncopath
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Drop City is a feature-length documentary film about an experimental community that blended...
From LED
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In a rather bland philosophy book I was reading the other day, there was a curious statement...
From phocks
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Sometimes our economic systems have some great qualities. Capitalism always work like and engine...
From eyeclipse
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THREE P R O F O U N D - I T E M S : ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ REMINERALIZATION of the SOIL Benefits of Remineralization Provides slow, natural release of elements and trace minerals. Increases the nutrient intake of...
From hologram
 
A great paper by Richard P. Gabriel & Kevin J. Sullivan pdf here Abstract: How do...
From fmyles
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The urban variables could be described by a few exquisitely simple equations…
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From michaelerule
Has anyone noticed the avalanche of beauty and make-up products related blogs that's been drowning the world wide web? Not just blogging platforms, but youtube also, and some other social media websites. It simply baffles me. There are so many girls out there who spend their days buying make-up products, using them, and writing about their...
From Gingerrr
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Polytopia
 
Today, we are asking ourselves new questions: Can water save information? What is reality -...
From Hixgrid
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A clone can't live as long as you - it can live shorter or longer but mostly shorter. A clone...
From LED
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I threw together an astronomy-based photo montage for a facebook page that I administer. It's a...
From TheUndying
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What you can see from the video is traffic jams, what you can hear is noise, and there is also...
From matthewspencer
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As we see it, though, there are critical gaps in the disciplines that cities and citizens might naturally call upon to help them grasp this opportunity. As a profession, interaction design has tended to have problems thinking beyond the screen; it lacks any account of large-scale physical, spatial or social environments. Meanwhile, the fields that...
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put on your favorite ambient/drone music and relax** *I should have set a lower framerate for...
From michaelerule
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growing up my mom had a trinket in the kitchen hanging up that read "if your mind can conceive it, and your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it." This sign caught my eye on a recent visit and got me thinking so i was trying to have a conversation with a friend and i was trying to explain how i believe if i focus- in my mind i...
From Autotelic
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Since the summer of 2010 until now, Swedish television has been following WikiLeaks, a network of...
From eyeclipse
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year of the leak *( its a link to an outside source ) *IP notice : The image is my (∃)...
From michaelerule
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KKNnjFpGto This is what a waterdrop dropped onto water looks like when filmed at 10,000 frames-per-second. It behaves similar to a bouncy ball, called the coalescence cascade, in that the droplet dumps about half of its water into the pool of water below, then bounces back up into the air, and repeats until...
From ONEZ
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i was listening to the radio today and heard this song and thought it would be worth sharing, i assumed not everyone here listens to the same music so if this is new to you- enjoy The indulgence of our lives has cast a shadow on our world. Our devotion to our appetites betrayed us all. An apocalyptic plight. More destruction will...
From Autotelic
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Polytopia
 
“Dear Mother Nature: Sorry to disturb you, but we humans—your offspring—come to you with...
From Wildcat
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Bank of America, Amazon, MasterCard and PayPal are some of the companies that stopped doing business with Wikileaks. While it is quite clear that this follows ‘some’ pressure from the US government I do like to point to a more principal issue here. I believe that it is the right of every person on the planet to have access to all...
From Yissar
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Designing Science Fiction Scenarios
 
A distance that used to be maintained for ages has been covered. The distance that separated...
From Michail Vlasopoulos
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