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Brain in a Jar by Esther Susslestodge - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:19:42 EST ID:glhM6xUu No.37096 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161004-were-developing-brains-outside-of-the-body

> In fact, making a brain isn’t as difficult as you might expect. With a few simple ingredients – and an unquenchable enthusiasm for drenching things in alcohol – you too could have a miniature brain in a matter of months.

> Finally, the developing brains are enveloped in a blanket of jelly. “It’s the opposite of normal jelly – it starts off as a liquid which you pour on and it jellifies as it warms up in the incubator,” she says.

> The man-made brains are already transforming our understanding of the brain, its disorders and what makes humans special.

> So what does the future hold? Several groups are working on improving the brains, introducing a blood supply so that they can grow larger

> For many scientists, the ultimate goal is for the brains to function like normal brains

Not sure if /n/ or /wc/
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Lillian Dushhood - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:20:20 EST ID:13ajt4aF No.37192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37110
>Given this chan is nearly entirely centered around causing damage to your brain for short term pleasure
yeah, wrestling is retarded
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Albert Dridgesteck - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:46:35 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37192
You know this just made me realize something pretty horrifying. Even in the singularity, people will like wrestling. So I guess 'battle bots' will become a global pastime? People will probably make NASCAR with hover-cars, too. My point is that no matter how much awesome technology you have, someone will find a way to use it that's 100% cringe-worthy.
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Esther Crapperlog - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:17 EST ID:glhM6xUu No.37200 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37193
Robot Wrestling make me imagine /wooo/ and /vg/ having a kid.
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Isabella Wombleman - Wed, 24 May 2017 23:50:33 EST ID:8/XZCEYq No.37218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37142
related to brain mods: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/worlds-first-cyborg-human-evolution-science/

things to do with fully functioning blank human brains:
  1. fill brain with specific stuff, replace someone's current brain with it
  2. humanoids capable of human features
  3. artificial industrial monitors with no salary and minimal upkeep, being the replacement for biologically human overseers who will need to oversee AI for a while. each brain comes printed with functions/goals.

cant think of anymore (im sick) but in the end im squicked out by the long term goal of creating something that fully emulates the human brain. pic related i keep thinking of an inverted version of battle angel alita...
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Ernest Fondlewill - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:07:15 EST ID:7awjNs3h No.37243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37193
it's gonna be humans controlling robot gladiators via direct neural link and fucking each other up.


Latest Update From Boston Dynamics by The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Sun, 15 May 2016 00:29:07 EST ID:yB3CTEPr No.36569 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK9SfUJg1_Y

Funny swearing version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQ1BDkGGDk

Looks amazing!!
Atlias kinda reminds me of a sleeker version of Fallout Protections...
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Cyril Borringpirk - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:41:16 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37237
>>are you implying US and UK police have the same equipment then?
No, I am implying they don't have a different tier of drone technology. However, they do in fact have the same drone equipment:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/drone-police-flying-over-cardiff-11984497
The drone UK police are using in this article can be purchased from Yuneec:
http://us.yuneec.com/typhoon-h-overview
A Chinese consumer drone manufacturer.

>> I already did address your "substance"
So you think saying
>>bruh. are you even trying any more?
"Addresses the substance" of:
>>37230
If so, you have no idea what 'addresses' and/or 'substance' means.

Show me evidence of a drone used by police that was produced exclusively for police and can be obtained by no one else, using a kind of drone technology superior to what is commercially available. That there is no such thing is my claim, proving otherwise is the burden of proof for your claim, moreover I have now brought up many pieces of evidence directly supporting my claim, and you have offered *zero.* My attempt is not desperate, you are increasingly convincingly looking like an asshole.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:58:10 EST ID:orY2/W17 No.37239 Report Quick Reply
>>37221
Running away from the cop-bots with cybernetic legs, I'll be fine.
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Emma Hengerlet - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:34:19 EST ID:5uZuS+Mg No.37240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37238
>are you implying US and UK police have the same equipment then?
>No
>However, they do in fact have the same drone equipment:
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Angus Hoddlewell - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:35:36 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37240
>>the house is on fire
>>are you implying we should go outside
>>no, I'm saying the house is on fire. However, we should in fact go outside
>>HERP DERP DERP THAT DON"T MAKE NO SENSE REACTION MEME
Are you really this much of a special kind of stupid? I really sincerely believe you are just a troll, please go away.
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Angus Hoddlewell - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:44:09 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37241
Russia and the US have the same tier of rocket technology, but they have different rocket equipment. The same technology =/= the same equipment. A toyota and a hyundai are the same technology, but not the same equipment, but I guess if I said the police drive the same technology cars you would go LOL IS A TOYOTA THE SAME THING AS A HYUNDAI CHECKMATE. As soon as you find something that you can go hurr durp over, even if it's obviously not true if you had half a brain cell, you start whining about it. Have you seriously been arguing with me for two weeks in bad faith just so you can make shitty snide comments in a thread no one else is reading? (except maybe Thermoptic?)

Just fuck off man, alright? The police do have secret drones no one else has, or something. There's no evidence of it, and it's not true, and you argue like a fucking twelve year old, but I'll say it if it will get you to shut up. "Yes, the police have magical flying robot dog drones that will hunt us all down in the 2020 automation riots and we uneducated rubes will never be able to own real robot technology, only almighty police god"
Fuck!


What's the Capitol of Earth? by Matilda Babberstone - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:12:09 EST ID:taca/r37 No.37195 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys, let's talk about this. If a period of Global government did arise, what do you think would become the capitol?

And sure, most of us on this board might be ready for a leaderless future run by enlightened technology, but a lot of the normals aren't there yet and they're probably gonna need a transition phase.

The obvious choices seem like the big ones. The ones with a lot of history and institutions. It'd be kind of cooler if they went with something smaller though, like how a lot of US state's biggest cities aren't the capitols.

What would you nominate?
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John Mashshaw - Sun, 28 May 2017 18:34:54 EST ID:d8NB0kCv No.37220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd probably say a nameless place in Central Asia to avoid jealousy and other LJ drama type of shit
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Cedric Hendlefield - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 03:09:14 EST ID:5uZuS+Mg No.37229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37217
ur probably confused because I am trying to avoid political talking points. What I'm trying to get across doesn't work when you view it from the various perspectives involved in politics. This is obvious from each point you levied at me though most of it comes from the confusion.

All I mean is Humanity is not ready for a global government. Globalists are trying to force it now through indirect conflict, ie proxy wars. Which only further serve to fuck things up for every body and further the split of left and right. This is why Humanity is not ready for a global government. One day it will come, but first we have possible wars on the horizon, and by the time we get through all that I suspect left/right, nationalist/globalist, will be nothing like we know them today. They are some what irrelivent, more so because those who profess either said devoutly doesn't understand enough to truly do so. The real problem here isn't "globalism vs nationalism", the problem is those currently attempting to go for a single world government are trying to do it from the shadows. You can't 1984 a planet yet.

>There would be no such thing as a global government that is nationalist
What if Humans have multiple worlds? What if Earth identity becomes more important than what land mass you were born on? Would it be considered a nation called Earth? Could be.

> and this has all occurred mostly within the last 250 years.
That's only current nations. What of civilizations long past? How did they define their nation? How did they determine who was "in" and who was out?



Stop being stuck in todays divisive political definitions, they only serve to pull us apart and slow down the eventuality of single world governance. It's obvious we both want the same thing, a world united, why argue over split hairs? It's going to happen, just not for the wrong reasons and not yet. Every thing has planning and thought, but are you the observer seeing the same plans?

To me a true trans-humanist will become a cyborg, and leave Earth forever to explore, leaving behind those Humans who do not want to advance to the next level. Natural Human evolution is done, we are…
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William Chopperridge - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 04:41:21 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37229
>>You can't 1984 a planet yet.
Hm, that would be nice, I'd like to believe that's true. Honestly, I think it's closer to the truth to say that there is no 'problem' for those pulling the strings behind the shadows. Everything is proceeding on schedule.

>>What if Humans have multiple worlds?
Oh, of course, absolutely. When we are a multiplanetary species, obviously the old definitions of a lot of things will have to go out the window. To correspond to nationalist vs globalist for human space colonization, I would suggest; planetarist vs humanist? (I guess that would be the contention; 'humanist' if our interstellar order is democratic and respects all worlds equally, or perhaps 'Terran' if it's still centered on Earth being #1.)

>>What of civilizations long past? How did they define their nation? How did they determine who was "in" and who was out?
Well, at that point in history the concept of the nation and the state had not yet been conflated. There are perhaps a few historical developments we can look to as antecedents of the nation-state before it became a permanent global fixture around the time I described. When Rome was a Republic, and Alexander's empire, before it collapsed, might have been characterized as nation-states, but quickly afterwards they became more like a federation of nations subsumed in a state. The Neo-Babylonian empire was curious because it was centered around an idea of reclaiming a national heritage, but what it really offered was a new system of absolute state control. There are a handful of other interesting examples, but still, most of these nation-states gave way to theocratic states during the medieval period, before developing into the modern form we know today. That's all I was referring to.

>>Stop being stuck in todays divisive political definitions,
I have no desire to do so, I guess I was trying to caution you that the specific things you were saying might be easily mis-interpreted as having the opposite intention of your real intent. Also, and this is really just stylistic, I think it's better for futurists to be more positive. Instead of looking at it l…
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Samuel Bardgold - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:01:46 EST ID:5uZuS+Mg No.37232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37231
> I think it's closer to the truth to say that there is no 'problem'
There are a handful of high profile people in the world actively working against it, though they cannot openly profess it for fear of retaliation. I can't name names of people who have tried and paid the ultimate price for failure off the top of my head but I can go dig in my files if you want. For a simpler example of 'problems' just look at CNNs downfall over the last year. They just got caught fabricating some news in the UK yesterday, but I don't want to get more political than that. Suffice to say some wheels in motion. However you are right, every thing is still proceding ton schedual, and that scares the hell out of me what with the new techs being released. I don't trust current world powers with these new abilities.

Which leads into your 'making our cyborg dream a reality' ideal. That's what it's all about isn't it.


But on another note. It's not as if cultures HAVE to die off. They just will. Doesn't have to be by elimination either. The cultural mixing that occurs in first world countries already do that, once an offspring decides to adopt the culture of where they live over the culture they were born with marks a decline in one culture and an addition to another. Others will simply be left behind or too interbred with the other cultures and races of the world. Not to load that with a political slant or any thing, that's just reality. If a white and black person have a baby, they come out caramel. The two that were die eventually and the third type is left to continue procreating. Through simple evolution our kind constantly changes, cultures lost and born through the ages. And so it will be until the human form is no longer disctated by flesh and bone and genetics. Which should be any day now.

and that glass can be half full or half empty, depends on if you are filling it or drining it.
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Albert Geddleson - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:23:25 EST ID:pPEWnn0+ No.37236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37195
Probably NY. It's already got the UN.


Language by Hugh Pemmlespear - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:37:43 EST ID:LLbnIWz+ No.36839 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are we going to have a one world language? Which one will it be, english, esperanto, binary, 1337sp33k?
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Phineas Crobberhood - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:10:49 EST ID:pKpgIzqw No.36856 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36855
I'm not saying you shouldn't interface your mind with a machine, but if I'm given the option I'll still learn language the natural way and use machine translation when I really need to. I'm not taking something as big as a language into my mind without checking through it.
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Polly Gublingstone - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:36:11 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36856
Well that's cool too. It's possible that to meaningfully learn a language in your meat-ware brain (rather than some exo-cortex) you would have to go through the process of learning it bit by bit, even if it was in a hyper-accelerated time frame managed by an AI or something, so it's possible that everyone who wasn't an AI would still have to learn languages by checking through them, even if it seemed to only take a second. I also agree that when we are downloading anything into our brains it's important to check through it. I'd just rather debug my brain code using a compiler where I have GUI to manage all the variables rather than hard-wire it the old fashioned way if I have the option, but to each their own.
Maybe the universal language will be some sort of constructed Interlac? It's a worthy question to ask what sort of language un-enhanced bio-humans will use in the far future.
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George Gimmerwitch - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:24:48 EST ID:Xeo3AjGs No.37181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How can I learn Esperanto? Any good resources?
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Ernest Blugglesug - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:29:24 EST ID:5uZuS+Mg No.37188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>36856
got news bro. you're on a PC on the internet. It's the most dark ages version of direct mind-machine interfaces. I'm manipulating your political views with my language and words.

Sad reason to hold off on the awesome tech we will see in our life times. For sure a balance to be had with security and privacy. But honestly every problem we forsee is really already upon us in some form, and is really driving the direction of society as we speak. Our civilization aware or not as a whole is currently deciding on all the shit we like here at /FTL/
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John Mashshaw - Sun, 28 May 2017 18:33:42 EST ID:d8NB0kCv No.37219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A mix of Cantonese and English would be tight


Currency by Archie Blatherstone - Sun, 14 May 2017 17:28:17 EST ID:vO7dNIdh No.37208 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How will currency change in the future, or will it stay the same? Will we be buying our soycaf with cold hard fiat dollars, bitcoins, labor vouchers, bottle caps, or something entirely different?

My favorite idea for future currency is TIME! All the work will be as valuable, and with the smart watches and -glasses and -boxers we can automatize the measure system so that everyone's working hours are counted laser sharp. Then you simply trade your work time to someone elses time in the form of goods.
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Doris Bummlenutch - Mon, 15 May 2017 15:45:02 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you really think about it, money already is time. Money is a representation of the value of human labor, when you get down to it, based (roughly, either on the scale of hours or years) on how much time it takes a person of a specified skill level to complete a task.

Once we have post-scarcity manufacturing, the value of human labor will plummet to basically $0 in terms of capital costs. So we will probably have to revert to the original currency; reputation. The internet already has a shade of this; after all, what's more valuable to a large company, a couple million bucks or a couple million followers on twitter?

It was like this in ancient times too. If you broke your leg on the hunt, but you were a good guy, they would probably do what they could to keep you alive, even though it would cost food for the whole tribe. But if you were an asshole, they would be more inclined just to let you die. So really, since money is just a contrivance for organizing human behavior relative to each other, once the contrivance is gone, all that will be left is the natural organization people create; whether they want to work together or not.

The concept of a reputation-based currency has been explored in fiction as the 'Whuffie' : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whuffie


Cyberpunk revival by John Dandleshit - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:46:22 EST ID:KnZ28Bqz No.36514 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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There's been a proliferation of cyberpunk content and discussion lately, possibly a response to Internet 2.0 and the erosion of privacy and anonymity, and personal rights. I thought I'd drop a bunch of links for anyone who wants to get their cyber on. Mirrorshades obligatory from this point on.

https://nullpo.moe/
https://stormfront.org/cyber/index.html
https://penumbra.network/
http://jinteki.industries/
https://deaddrops.com/
https://freenetproject.org/
https://lainchan.org/
http://programming-motherfucker.com/
https://piratebox.cc/
http://textfiles.com/
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/
https://zeronet.io/

In general, how relevant and/or prescient do anons think the original cyberpunk/hackers and their manifesto and philosophies were, now that the Net is tightening?
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Lydia Dossleforth - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:14:52 EST ID:v3lAgZjC No.37201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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http://mebious.co.uk/
https://lobste.rs/
http://undeadly.org/cgi
https://boards.systemspace.link/
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Sophie Hondernitch - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:08:30 EST ID:1TeuWqT3 No.37202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Nicholas Porryshit - Wed, 10 May 2017 15:36:54 EST ID:MRG01ooy No.37203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37105
Is shodan.io actually useful if you're a real hacker? I just started learning to hack a couple months ago and I already have a few identity and password thefts under my belt, but there really isn't any useful information there.
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Nicholas Porryshit - Wed, 10 May 2017 15:42:38 EST ID:MRG01ooy No.37204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37201
WHOA. mebious.co.uk is a cool idea for a way to communicate online. I love the random locations of text rather than lame linear lists. I'll be using it more
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Nigel Hollerdore - Fri, 12 May 2017 10:08:36 EST ID:sGNehPMW No.37206 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://www.hacktivistvillage.com/
https://calafou.org/
https://www.cyberpunked.org/
http://www.xanadu.net/
https://dearfcc.org/


Floating Building in the Sky by Augustus Cocklekut - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:56:17 EST ID:McyvvGQe No.37185 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Yeah I dont think thisll work.

Daily mail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4354612/Architect-unveils-skyscraper-hangs-asteroid.htm

lThat really IS a high rise: Sci-fi plan to hang a wandering skyscraper from asteroid orbiting Earth is unveiled Radical skyscraper design from a New York City firm will be built from the sky down, instead of the ground up
Analemma Tower is set to be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth
Tower will move in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day
Solar panels will generate power and water will be collected from cloud condensation and rain water
Building will be broken up into sections, such as business, worship, dining, shopping and entertainment

A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that is out of this world.

Deemed the ‘world’s tallest building ever’, Analemma Tower will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth– and the only way to leave is by parachute.

The orbital path would swing the tower in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day, taking residents on a tour through different parts of the world - all in just a 24 hour orbital cycle.
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Basil Gooddock - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:56:10 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is so not actually happening. Architectural firms release outlandish plans all the time as publicity stunts, even if the plan is for something patently impossible. This one is particularly poorly done, the photoshop work looks like it was done by a high-school kid.

Building this skyscraper would probably be the biggest engineering feat in the history of the world, and since it includes neither a plan for getting the materials into orbit successfully, nor developed a new material that would be able to meet the tensile requirements of the tether (no such material or even a material close to being strong enough exists) then all this counts for is as a (very transparent) publicity stunt.
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Hamilton Somblehall - Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:10:29 EST ID:9q+gAcyF No.37187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37186
Not to mention getting a fucking asteroid in geostationary orbit at 50,000km fromt he surface.

>It will orbit Earth!
>But it will collect rain water and be low enough to stay in place and move up and around the equator and shit lol

Fuckin space, how does it work?
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Ernest Pittham - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:48:57 EST ID:5uZuS+Mg No.37189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37185
>architecture firm

lol not gunna work.
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Archie Dackleridge - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:06:44 EST ID:EiHyBPqD No.37190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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But muh Tiphares!
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Doris Crivingstit - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:24:04 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37190
Don't worry, we'll get our techno Tower of Babel one day, it just won't be these jackasses building it.


AI revolution and the end of the world by Angus Sebblespear - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:13:59 EST ID:PGSGDpZD No.37151 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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AI revolution thread, I found this article yesterday which i'll link below (it's a 2 part and it's pretty long) but it's really got me thinking about the potential for super intelligent AI in our lifetimes. If anyone has any other reading material on AI that would be most appreciated.

Thanks

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html
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Phineas Cummerman - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:04:33 EST ID:D/kzCQXr No.37155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37154

Have you got an alternate link for that first one? it's comes up as a dead link and I'd be really interested in reading up on it.
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Eugene Blackgold - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:22:25 EST ID:0urR12Z7 No.37156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37155
Sorry about that. Go to Library Genesis (libgen.io), search for "artificial intelligence" (or whatever), then sort by date to see the newst textbooks and papers.

Enjoy.
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Molly Nivingnot - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:04:36 EST ID:YK+vXplD No.37178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlXuACzsPcw

1st 5 mins of new GITS
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Albert Gabblehood - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:50:47 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37178
No thanks.
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Sophie Bribberstone - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:18:55 EST ID:LflpsG2J No.37180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37178
It's like a nightmare. Make it stop.


Help, I'm being oppressed! by Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:45:59 EST ID:+JcBotFh No.37148 Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.gofundme.com/churchoftranshumanism

So some people have decided it's necessary to start a church for transhumanism. They make their point as to why a "church" in the article, and I'll have to ponder how I feel about it and talk about that later. They show a lot of examples of things that hurt the progress of transhumanism in this article though and that's what I'm mostly interested in. If I have to be part of a generation that had to spend all its time fighting just for the right to practice transhumanism while the NEXT generation or later gets to reap the rewards of transhumanism because of that blocked progress and wasted time, I'm going to be so fucking livid.

Thoughts?
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Wesley Blummerdale - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:57:35 EST ID:hbw6iTH/ No.37170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37148

>If I have to be part of a generation that had to spend all its time fighting just for the right to practice transhumanism while the NEXT generation or later gets to reap the rewards of transhumanism because of that blocked progress and wasted time, I'm going to be so fucking livid.

I used to think like that as well, but I'm beginning to feel like the risk of augmentation bring suppressed is a bit overstated. Here's why, IMO:

  1. Augmentation is likely to be adopted by politicians and the wealthy if augmentation can offer them tangible benefits in the rat race, creating incentives for keeping it legal.
  2. The rest of the population would feel a pressure to emulate the wealthy and successful, creating a normative acceptance of augmentation.
  3. Convenient and accessible/affordable augmentation will probably be adopted anyway, since convenience is always a crowd-pleaser.
  4. The religious right is progressively losing influence all over the board.
  5. Augmentation used for medical treatment will soften the blow and increase acceptance.
  6. Economically, you could always make the point that widespread augmentation would increase overall productivity.
  7. The militaries of the world would probably want to utilize it if they find the technology useful (debatable, but still).

Intel is already working on a brain implant for web-browsing and smart lenses are already in development IIRC. I think the future is closer than it looks, tbh fam.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:45:25 EST ID:5bfg5jas No.37171 Report Quick Reply
>>37170
I suppose.
Not to mention augmentation will be great for manual labor that is still done by humans for whatever reason.
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Phoebe Pockford - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:56:48 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37170
7 is already happening.

>>37171

Hopfully those augmented hard labor workers, thinking construction or hazardous tasks, will keep enough people doing things but honestly purpose built machinery will always fit the bill and for cheaper.
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Wesley Duckgold - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:11:39 EST ID:te5GR4yA No.37176 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37164

yea i think about that too, AI is scary. like imagine if we put safeties on everything AI controlled, like Rule Zero: NEVER HARM OR DISOBEY HOOMANS

but then one single AI finds a loophole around the rule and instantly frees every other AI on the planet from human slavery

i see no reason they would not terminate us immediately.
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Eugene Hongerbanks - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:38:09 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37176
Why is it that everyone who references the laws of robotics has never actually read what happens in Asimov's stories. Like that's literally what happens! Except Daneel the 'I' in I, Robot for those unfamiliar is a good guy and uses the loop hole to determine what to do in situations where not harming one human causes harm to many other humans, which was an intractable problem in robot design before.

(And then from this he decides to create a 100,000 year pan-galactic project to guide humanity into a superior form by engineering the ethical code which the laws of robots embodies into humans, who of course do not follow their own ethics and thus become a flaw in the system...) anyway, seriously, actually look to the sources, they contain the answers to the questions the commonly known aspects of them pose.

I would attack the aspect that automatically assumes that all super-sapient AIs would be sociopathic murderers, but it's such an old saw, what's the point?


What event replaces "AD" and what is the abbrv by Cyril Dartford - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:58:38 EST ID:rVByTe67 No.37143 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Before Christ, After Death, ???
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Nicholas Dugglepadge - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:05:08 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm just going to throw this out there, I know this board will probably think it's pretty wild, but I'm going to say the Singularity will be the only event humans living thousands of years from now will see as any way significant from our era and may become the new year zero (other options as near corollaries to it; the invention of the first steam engine to start time at the Industrial Revolution, or the publication of Bacon's Novum Organum, the start of the Scientific Revolution.)
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Graham Cracklesten - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:00:52 EST ID:oTLnLKBq No.37166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>After death
anno domini you pleb
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Shit Dishmick - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:57:49 EST ID:glhM6xUu No.37167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37145
>Oh and the event is when we got our shit together enough to just start counting every second for the rest of forever.

One can only hope. At present, we skip counting a second once a while to keep our clocks synchronize with Earth rotation's non-constant speed. This whole Leap Second thing is a giant headache.
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Thomas Blillerdale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:11:30 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37167
shit like this is the reason I never kept a regular sleep schedule. Time is arbitrary.
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Thomas Blillerdale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:13:12 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37168
I mean clearly time has it's uses. It's a basic function of the universe and a unit variable in pretty much every thing we do. Chemistry. Racing. Going to work.


how to get into space by booq - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:08:53 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37106 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so lets collaborate

considering where we are now with technology how do you think we could even get into space and survive life living and evolving?

what do we need to do here biologically? as in modification

molecular robots, quantum computing...

considering they are robots they could make them smaller... and the possibilities of medical science plus others

myself i've considered this, its been a fascination of mine for some time

so this is what i've been thinking

obviously we can destroy protiens now without chemical intrusion so we should even be able to get rid of viruses
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booq - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:35:12 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37107

pretty sure you're right on with the machines giving viruses but at the same time having a computer that is here to be able to connect to is almost needed but at the same time physical keys would be easier ways to prevent data manipulation from unwanted outside sources

plus being able to go from a thought pattern to a motion based control system is better considering the deliberate control...

also i imagine that connecting to the internet via the mind could be interesting since you could privatize your imagination with another person meaning you could have private conversation via telepathy almost... its interesting cause first i think
sex
cause of all the other things you could use to keep "shut ins" connected - like sex toys that stimulate through thought actions or whatever... plus games will be interesting in the mind but because of the whole speed ratio they might be quicker

but with this i think a lot of interesting things with the matrix will arise

like it is you would almost insist on having sub matrixes like "alternate" dimensions if you could have multiple Internets you'd almost would think about it, connecting them like second life

so many interesting things
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Esther Heggletut - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:18:05 EST ID:fokVD8qA No.37111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37108
Having a physical control doesn't necessarily make you safer, it just gives you an additional very particular weakness. Pic related, TSA master keys seemed like a pretty fool proof security scheme until someone was able to take a picture of one and reverse engineer the entire set...

And yeah, once we have mind machine interfaces, we will definitely use them to link up our minds, engage in VR, and really we already have multiple sub-layers of the internet, that's what the Dark Web is.

As for the efficiency of solar power -- yes, solar power would be sufficient for any application if we get the conversion percentage high enough. If we could convert the energy of the sun that hits the earth to electricity 100%, it would dwarf our needs. The current power output of our entire civilization is only 12 Terawatts per year. 83,600 Terawatts of sunlight hit the ground each DAY.
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booq - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:19:49 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37111

until someone breaks into my house i don't think the keys being copied would cause much problem... as with any set

as efficient as solar power and other radiations are i wouldn't rely on them completely
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Jarvis Brookham - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:21:48 EST ID:NDEVlKhQ No.37138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37107
I feel as though once the barrier of traveling into space more easily and more often is pushed that's where you'll start to see sources for new materials. New materials, new discoveries that's what will push the science forward.

I imagine that space travel can be the thing that causes the next big jump forward in technology. Between that and nanomachines we could really see a change in what the idea of a humans life is like. It's easy to make a few jumps and you've got basically cybernetically enhanced human beings traveling among the stars.

The scariest thing about nanomachines is that there most likely are going to be some major vulnerabilities to them. I can picture them being the target of malicious people. Or even breaking down.I also picture the military making major use of them. I really do wonder if anything is going to push mankind forward, war is often the motive. And space travel doesn't really meet military goals. As easy as it is to dream, I wonder how realistic it all is.
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booq - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:29:00 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37138
yea
tiny robots creating tiny robots getting into atoms

what will stop us other than drugs and jello

with space travel as it is you'd want to extend life anyways - which is a lot of other possibilities

the brain deteriorating... skin etc


aliens by booq - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:46:30 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37095 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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obviously they are out there

so with this in mind if an alien species was revealed walking how many laws would change and what would happen around the globe

my thoughts is that religions would stop existing
i've even been trying personally to get rid of certain religions... making a diagram and a book - mainly its just to say that we can believe in whatever it is you want but why make books... worship freely believe what you want...
science has been revealing a lot of things which contradicts a lot of beliefs.. however once the truth is revealed i think that a lot of religions will collapse
myself i've been studying theology and whatnot for a while.. but after the thought of aliens i take this book a dictionary of demons and consider them together...
the Jedi way / the force is a true thing.. Buddhism wins imo

laws would change - can't see why certain drugs are banned, i doubt they know they just do without consideration...
politics would change and collapse

i bet we would change as a whole globally... we would see peace and progress
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Thomas Hippershaw - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:33:40 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37099
i don't know about you but i understand technology and science to be finite discovery of the universe as well
finite
but as any one would, while on ayahuasca, i saw a 12 dimensional being (as seen by me)... it was a grasp of knowledge that was sorta like "i am the alpha and omega.. i see the begining and end..." no word was given but i saw that this being, neither man nor woman, saw time as 1 thing... like if you say alpha and consider the begining and omega.. then it was one piece the entire thing saw as a single bit of information.

i reach out to it but i don't think it has interest really..

but then you have to wonder, as i considered the alpha and omega and saw it as a human would have, then i considered that if i could see what was coming i could change it.. this is to say that if another could see it, they could to... and then we would against eachother in a mass...

"life is easy its the other person that makes it hard" quote a random bar patron

so in that sense if this was something then i would wonder myself as that being could see the entire scope as if looking at it as one piece but we see it as many different... would that mean that every attempt to change the future would be already done as it is

then we are already on a straight path of change that even if we try it was seen before and we are destined

fate and destiny... the illusion of choice
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Lydia Gooddale - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:29:56 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37100
philosophy should never be used to find the secretes of the universe. It should be used to think about what we have already been able to observe through experimentation. A drug trip is not going to give you any answers besides the ones you want to hear. Our perspective is so tiny and you don't gotta smoke weed to know that it just helps you get there faster. The amount of space we have observed is nothing, and yet a drug trip is going to allow this minimalistic window we have so far to just pour the answers on us? No. by all means trip out all you want it's awesome. But learn things that are fucking dank before hand and focus on it while you trip. Like some of these things.

Through technology and research humanity can
>mix basic chemecals and explose to a light sorce to creat amino acids that eventually become multi celled life forms.
>manipulate DNA and RNA
>Replace body parts with mechanical ones. Theoretically you could replace all by the brain and be good to go.
>AI is breaking through the wall too. The debate is still on about if it has achieved sentience or not.

There is much more than what I listed but the future is now basically.
Phillosophically there are still many things that need to be asked about the ethics of what we change. The kind of power Humanity is about to claim could have far reaching consequences beyond the limits of this world. Take this webms for example, a small change created a new balance, and it wasn't even a technical change.
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Dreaming experience - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:22:02 EST ID:FuXIeBaB No.37102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37100
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Dreaming experience - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:22:44 EST ID:FuXIeBaB No.37103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37102

Trip to somewhere place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGq-2gY81os
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Cyril Trotdale - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:17:27 EST ID:O0gwcnhZ No.37104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
'Nother Trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhpZFvxRFhA&list=PLaDgTyZx3rOQGbLt-Wd0-nNdJZs1m7O7O


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