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It was visceral. Mind blowingly so. Like carving a chicken and opening its core to reveal the...
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Decomposition (also liking is a sort of computation) - In truth it must be told that Fram78 was not the real beginning, it had after all seventy-seven iterations before that. No, if truth must be told the real beginning was in the future and not in the past, but contrary to popular opinion the future that started the Ambiguity declaration of...
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(Or The many kinds of nothings) - Nothings, like infinities, are endless, like infinities,...
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It has been a while and I thought it real and effectual to deflect the inner reflectivity of extreme individualism before you depart for the land of beyond where you will be alone. At least, at last, superficially so, seemingly so. For the great one of haecceity will be with you. For suchness reveals haecceity, but you know that. Being...
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“Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.” George Carlin 1. Where...
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New research shows how binary code...
New research shows how binary code can self-replicate like DNA | Motherboard: Strings of binary aren’t all that different from strands of organic DNA; they both carry actionable information encoded into reconfigurable symbols. And, like DNA, with enough replication and slight variations, software...
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"One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a...
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(Of Dragon Slayers and Maidens of necessity pt.2) As I was saying then, they inadvertently...
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It is incumbent upon my pleasure of communication to relate to you a short story I have heard (or...
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My dear friend, Knowing how busy you claim you are, performing all these social tasks you call duties, at work, at home, with your hobbies but more particularly in your mind, I shall (hopefully) take only a little of your reading time Walking on nothing, which is now the official name of this series of letters addressed to you but published...
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My dear friend, It appears that our latest communication has created a flow of sorts within the...
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So, my dear friend, here I continue the same line that I started previously in: “Liberation!...
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(A very liberating story of and on freedom based on a personal letter, which you shouldn't believe and neither do I, but then here it is) My dear friend, You asked me, in truth and simplicity, why it was so difficult to be free? And my first answer need be: Forget truth and simplicity- aim for elegance of thought; the reason, if you...
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Polytopia
 
Entwined, Enmeshed, Entangled – Three modes of ‘being’ pertinent to our cyborgization...
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Polytopia
 
A video timeline of the social and technological changes that could save civilization and...
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Polytopia
 
Nexus is about the evolution of a techno-participatory culture. It’s called Nexus, an upgrade...
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Fluidity of identity First conclusion, most moviegoers will not get this movie. Sad and...
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'Testing 1,2,3.' is the fourth entry in the Trans Luminal Mail Archives (TLMAP) TLMAP 002276-88 (Letter the fourth) following TLMAP 00776-26 (Letter the third- Ideational Sensate) The Editors -- These are the real spaces you can choose from. Of course there are also spaces that are not real that you can still choose from, there are...
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An ‘all over the place’ somewhat organized selection of that which was interesting and...
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Previously on “What can you tell us about him”: “That is exactly why we are here, to stop this from happening and that is precisely the reason you have been summoned, we cannot allow his latest behavior to continue unabated..” -- I was drifting. Drifting with a wind of nanites churning and agitating the local infosphere. I...
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I can tell you many things about him, I can tell you that he never waters down his passions, I can tell you that he endures the incongruousness of the world with an irony seldom seen, but most importantly perhaps I can tell you that he never rationalizes his bursts of realism as a romantic will, he follows these eruptions of immediacy like an...
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The Atlantic had the past week a fascinating collection of robot images. One stood out...
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James T. Kirk: You know, coming back in time, changing history... that's cheating. Spock Prime: A...
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Aldebaran The fiery forge of an emotional vision – embedding and expanding, widening and brightening the fierce challenge of becoming a constellation (of impossible States). *(From: A dictionary of impossible places – alternate realities made simple, second electrolight edition January 2039. P 89 paragraph 4) … Obviously I...
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“There is neither a materialization of thought, nor a spiritualization of language; language and thought are only two moments of one and the same reality.” Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Specter of a Pure Language, translation by John O’Neill Prologue She came from the order of beyond.. and .. Of course she was bored, how else...
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Enoie entered the room, discovering the unexpected cyborg quietly standing near her bed. She knew her father intended for her to eventually test the new cyborgian philosophical SoftSynch ™ pattern re-description he was working on, she did not however expect this. This, was a little humanoid, perfect in every single detail, but his eerie...
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Ideational Sensate is the third entry in the The Trans Luminal Mail Archives (TLMAP) TLMAP 00776-26 (Letter the third) following TLMAP – 00348-31 (Letter the second- Elegant Intimacy) The Editors -- Dear Claimer to Sentiency, Of course I do not have a soul, nor a spirit for that matter, actually that is the full point of my...
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It used to be that we called upon the tribal shamans to converse with their spirits, to ask favors,...
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In 1738, in a rented hall in Paris, Jacques Vaucanson presented a duck. Not just any duck mind you,...
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(Originally published at URBNFUTR- graciously allowing me to republish here) Techno Desire...
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Of course it is natural to augment reality, we do it with our eyes and brains ever since perception...
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In the realm of the beyond not even the old ones knew where he came from. On an early spring the beyond simply recognized that there was someone else in the game. He never claimed his name, he was always polite and never ever demanded his status to be acknowledged, and hence he didn’t have one. What he did do however, is go to the old ones to...
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Jane was the love of my life. Jane was everything. I could not imagine my life without Jane, and yet here I was, imagining just that. The accident was trivial, deserving neither front page nor a mention in the local news. It was raining, she was riding her bicycle, she slipped on the asphalt, skidding, falling, and tumbling until her head met...
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(Reporting from a real life event- an almost verbatim transcription) “Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” D.T. Suzuki I met a person yesternight; she said that she does not recognize boundaries to her beingness. She said that her agenda...
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Being free, I am free of being. We are on the edge of a Paleolithic Machine intelligence world. A world oscillating between that which is already historical, and that which is barely recognizable. Some of us, teetering on this bio-electronic borderline, have this ghostly sensation that a new horizon is on the verge of being revealed, still...
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(Not really a serious response to B.Sterling new aesthetic essay..) Paul Klee is always quoted...
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Looking at the present from the perspective of the future is probably one of the most interesting capabilities of the human mind, how much more so when the amount of interest we have invested in our futures has grown exponentially. Looking at the present from a future vantage point assumes we can project ourselves into an indefinite state of...
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The ultrasonic plane landed smoothly in this deserted island, I have no idea what it’s called and truth to tell I care not for its name, its somewhere in the pacific of that I am fairly certain. The fact that there were only four of us in the plane was of no concern to me, I am not the social type and apparently none of the others were as well,...
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Second entry in the The Trans Luminal Mail Archives (TLMAP) TLMAP 00348-31 (Letter the second) following TLMAP – 088011 (Letter the first) The Editors -- ‘Elegant intimacy’, a Preliminary report on the success of vision endeavor 17dash23 (As documented by assistant supporter of the council on Karoote, third cycle of...
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Editors note: The Trans – Luminal mail archives Trans Luminal mail is a repository of letters written by unknowns to unknowns, these letters carry no valid destinations and no convincing authors, these are simply fragments of impossible conversations, dialogues and monologues, treated as pieces of an indefinite puzzle which purpose we do not...
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Etomyr was an exploratory engine we had devised for extending our predictive powers in the realm of hyperspace, it was, and one must admit, quite an ingenious device. Etomyr consisted of a series of bioengineered nanobots, arrayed as an intergrid of precisely weaved hybridium atoms, held as an ensemble by a Won neural mesh. Of course we could...
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“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” Mark Twain (part 1) A number of articles these past weeks have caught my attention as I write these words, the first, coming from: The guardian: Population of world 'could grow to 15bn by 2100' (Nearly 7 billion people now inhabit planet but projections that number will double this...
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Polytopia
“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build the courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.” Brian Massumi - Introduction to A Thousand Plateaus The social aspect of the hyperconnected web carries an update to the nature of propinquity. Propinquity is a conceptual brick we need re-acquire and redefine in the era of...
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Who are those people? They are what remain of the original colony. What happened to the rest of them? No one really knows, but rumors suggest that they are not far from here, in what conspiracy theorists call the real Vanevar 7. But why did they leave? Vanevar 7 is already the most advanced human colony; open sourced government and...
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What is so peculiar, even curious in a strange sense, concerning the current events of global unrest is not the actuality of the events themselves but the fact that these events do not coalesce (as of yet that is) around a particular and immediately recognizable leader or agenda. In fact to a very large extent it could be called a non-prophet...
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"Dance, Dance, otherwise we are lost.." Pina Bausch I have finally managed to watch...
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Exploring the concept of cyber-identities, their application, evolution and necessary reformulation "Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be." Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) There are many reasons for this essay but the main one is to emphasize why we desire, all of us humans that...
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Come visit us- We Give Style to Character (A Crystomeme Advert ) The song reached us before Someeven approached, by now we knew how to recognize his immense tetrahedral shape basking in its flamboyant colors. We still did not appreciate, however, that the changes to his melody were more than just fine-tuning his attentive-empathic cingulate...
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"Oh, to be alive in such an age, when miracles are everywhere, and every inch of common air throbs a tremendous prophecy, of greater marvels yet to be." Walt Whitman And what marvels we have in front of our very own eyes! Marvels of technology and science we could not have foreseen but always desired, marvels of understanding and...
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Ironotai was the candy, the toffee in the puzzle box of uncertainty. In the rational of exuberance he was the chocolate bonbon, to meet him was like discovering a new planet, to listen to him required of us to accept the elasticity of utopian poetics. His was the sense of quiet passions against the lethargy born of the banal, it followed that...
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