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...
Whats the most dangerous thing on the planet?
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.
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...
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...
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...
Dreamcrusher "INCINERATOR" EP
2. Cathedral Of Moths
4. Vulpeculae Freeze
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Win eye talk eye hav ay fyoow cortexes en mi mynd werkyng symultayneeusly:
* Letters of words
* How I would move my mouth
* Sounds I expect to hear from my words
* And sometimes a few other cortexes for visual or other abstract representation of the thoughts
A cortex is a group of brain cells that are strongly wired to eachother in some...
Digital Skins Body Atmospheres
Digital Skins Body Atmospheres from Nancy Tilbury on Vimeo.
"A Fashion Futures Film set in 2050. Couture becomes a biological experience, gowns are assembled by gas and nano-electronic-particles, where tailoring and cosmetics are constructed by 3D liquid formations, including swallowable technologies...
The internet mystery that has the world baffled
For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301
published here on e-flux
by Hito Steyerl
Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead?
Is the internet dead?1 This is not a metaphorical question. It does not suggest that the internet is dysfunctional, useless or out of fashion. It asks what happened to the internet after it stopped being a possibility. The question is...
Rich Club Network (click to view in 3D);
To successfully send a text message, your brain has to compose the wording and coordinate the deft tapping of your thumbs while checking for typos. Solving a simple algebra problem involves the visual cortex — to process the symbols — and the parts of the brain used for computation and...