A Servant of One’s master
Is the Servant of One’s law
The obedience to One’s state
Is an obedience to One’s law
The servant of One’s law
Is the inevitability of One’s own outcome
A single balancing of the inevitable creation
A servient cause born of a single occurrence
Is the inevitable cause of all reincarnations
Not to be...
Optimism is a political act.
Entrenched interests use despair, confusion and apathy to prevent change. They encourage modes of thinking which lead us to believe that problems are insolvable, that nothing we do can matter, that the issue is too complex to present even the opportunity for change. It is a long-standing political art to sow the...
DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets,...
This is a comment that grew too long - a continuation of the polylogue following Xárene's post, Social Networking Tools and Our Future Society
It got me thinking about two experiences I've had recently.
The first one involved someone that I met who had just moved to Europe 20 days before from New York. He moved here to be with his...
The Portal* "Future Food - Meat without Livestock" focuses on possibilities for replacing animal products with products that are not derived from animals. These products can be divided into two groups:
Vegetarian Meats, Non-Dairy Milk Drinks and Egg Replacements
These products simulate or copy the animal derived products. There...
This quote keeps on coming up around here:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C. Clarke
The US army is actively directing research towards reading your thoughts for the purposes of "synthetic telepathy" communication. Your interpretation of the implications of this depend on how much you...
When we think of minds we think of intentions. Intentions that lie behind acts, acts that unfold at the recourse of agents: agents with minds. In short, when we look out at the world we see objects that are acted upon and entities that do the acting. This clear cut distinction between the 'done upon' and the 'doer' appears stable, but it hides one...