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TRANSHUMANISM by Barnaby Fodgehutch - Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:38:39 EST ID:vtLNTMWT No.37345 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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everybody gets 1 what augmentation do you pick?
personally, i would select a neural interface brain implant. all the power of the internet IN MY BRAIN, no need for a handheld anymore .
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Cornelius Ducklewedge - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:14:06 EST ID:b7ZpMWKQ No.37467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Angus Clammlefuck - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:17:06 EST ID:Z1YHqyo2 No.37490 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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heh, I would get the augmentation that can mimic every other augmentation depending what I need at any given moment.
Graham Hizzlecocke - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:25:33 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>> I would get the augmentation that can mimic every other augmentation depending what I need at any given moment.
I would get that +1. Take that nerd.
Beatrice Hallyville - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:18:55 EST ID:LysKsjoa No.37495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Lmao this just reminded me of being that weird kid who got really angry and tried to explain you couldn't do "yahuh times infinity plus one" when you were in a childish debate.

Not much has changed
Hedda Bunfield - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:40:07 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What does the future of elephants look like? by Eugene Fenkinway - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:18:23 EST ID:BPWgtZ5/ No.37468 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What will elephants be like in the future? No, I mean besides extinct. What kind of different evolutionary paths could elephant kind take? What would make them more fit? Two trunks? Do you think elephants would ever develop societies in the way that humans have?
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Augustus Wacklewot - Mon, 30 Jul 2018 10:46:52 EST ID:iJmLimFj No.37482 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>no tusks due to poaching
>more aggressive to protect themselves from angry villagers
>bigger due to more food brought by the floods
>maybe a finned tail or more pallet-like feet to swim in the water brought by global warming
Nathaniel Fabberforth - Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:18:16 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm pretty sure 99% of post-human civilization will just be strange post-human things petting/fucking other strange post-human things. If you're opposed to regular heavy petting you probably should check out now.
Fuck Goodhall - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:10:12 EST ID:3iTeEvtD No.37485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was hoping to be a cyborg by then. I'm just saying that being petted by elephants is the future and we have to prepare for that.
Shit Chuvingwell - Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:27:37 EST ID:z5NLcMGM No.37493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>or maybe just extinct :(
Walter Goodford - Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:37:31 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mean probably a lot of animals are going to go extinct in the wild, i.e. a lot more than the historic amounts we have already driven extinct but there will be enough genetic samples of them to bring them back after the dark times.

Food by Phineas Brinnerhood - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:01:54 EST ID:NWeJ9c7F No.37310 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is going to be the future of food?
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Betsy Pittwater - Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:36:33 EST ID:oFYTPf3B No.37430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dude what. Yes there is of course growth in the meat industry as human population increases. But the actual demand of meat, especially if the whole world consumed meat at the rate of the biggest meat eating countries, would far exceed the planetary ecology's capacity to support. Traditional meat production on earth is only viable under circumstances of extreme and widespread wealth inequality.

Imagine just how long you will keep pay $100 dollars for that traditional steak once the Chinese middle class finally begins demanding beef at the same level as Americans, when there is a normally priced vat grown steak also available. You ideology will become irrelevant in the face of unyielding economic reality.

I don't really care though because you are obviously just trolling hard. Trolling vegans, really? Low hanging fruit picker much?
Jack Clopperwet - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:34:33 EST ID:l19c2bGe No.37434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My dream would be for people to be able to manipulate artificially constructed foods at the molecular level, to create the absolute perfect, best tasting foods possible. Imagine a burger that tasted like perfectly spiced, mostly fat/rare meat, but had the nutritional qualities of beans, nuts, and sashimi. As orgasmic a food experience as it's possible to have, all the while being the optimal nutritional intake for your body.
Rebecca Maggledock - Sun, 29 Jul 2018 01:09:57 EST ID:VujUUu5q No.37480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
gershiwns beans
Hugh Cadgesog - Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:27:34 EST ID:KDNXnLMZ No.37489 Ignore Report Quick Reply
demon semen.
Think I'm kidding? Just watch.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:21:46 EST ID:44pyuxIG No.37491 Report Quick Reply
That has a nice ring to it.

Chaarrrrginn mah laaazzzeeer by Matilda Mittingforth - Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:07:17 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37458 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>>Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert infrared light into light at higher frequencies, are among the smallest continuously emitting lasers of their kind ever reported and can constantly and stably emit light for hours at a time, even when submerged in biological fluids such as blood serum.

Small enough to excite individual neurons, which is one of the main use cases. This is actually a huge breakthrough and I'm surprised it's not getting more coverage in the science press. The ability to electrically measure or excite an individual cell is a game changer.

In other miniaturization news, did you know there is now a desktop sized particle accelerator in operation? Think of the possibilities hand-held particle accelerators would unlock. Who will win the race to emit the most micronized beams of radiation directly into your soft fleshy "human" tissues?
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Angus Drupperstane - Tue, 24 Jul 2018 02:39:05 EST ID:o4wnYLFp No.37478 Ignore Report Quick Reply
jesus fucking christ the implications are staggering. Well that does it, no brain implants for me. The real control center is getting put behind a shunt. My robot body will not have wireless features of any kind. At this rate being a cyborg would be more risky than just getting old and trying to cross a 4 lane road during rush hour with a walking cane.
Nathaniel Fabberforth - Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:24:59 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why does everyone suddenly get so much more paranoid when wireless is involved? Some technologies can only function wirelessly. Are wires really that much more secure? Say you have your robot body that is completely shut off from all EM radiation. Is that really going to make you any safer from say, a nano-wire that someone worms into your body to hijack your systems? You're going to have to plug into something to charge, what makes that uplink so much more secure? It's electrons moving down a tube rather than impacting you in a wave, both are theoretically just as possible to use as a means of taking control.

Any technology is capable of subversion, wireless or not. The best defense is a good offense; strong understanding of the technology and strong immune systems. There will never be a technology that is truly impervious to compromise; the human body itself is a very insecure system.
John Bebberdock - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:01:53 EST ID:iiwIfPOq No.37486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Physical contact is still more expensive and harder in all situations. Wireless lowers the risk to the hackers and the convenience and that drives a lot of people.

As you said there's no such thing as an uncrackable system. Part of security is not being low hanging fruit. If hacking is harder work less people will do it. And if you feel bad about it also consider this wisdom.

>You don't need to outrun the hungry dragon
>just outrun the halfling
I'd feel a bit guilty about that mentality but it's another factor as far as security goes. I mean maybe eventually halflings die out, but then again if there's only a few dragons.

Okay so that's not very futuristic. Maybe people will wise up but if it remains uncommon I think there will always be rubes. Unless you're a high value target it's the rubes you need to beat not the hackers. If that doesn't apply there's still going to be less hackers if it's harder work.
Ernest Hashberk - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:51:50 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well all that is true, but when you're trying to sell people on a solution that suddenly introduces them to a new world of potentially being eaten by a dragon, telling them 'just don't be a halfling' isn't a very strong sales pitch...

Ultimately, I think we will end up subscribing to security services for our digital property in the same way we subscribe for security for our physical and legal bodies (police and lawyers.) The quality of our protection will be based on how much effort we can manage to have put into it (whether that's shuffling around actual currency, or reputation, or merely time-sharing on the minds of security super-AIs.) The best defense will always be understanding the security and technological systems yourself.

For example, there's those wireless pods that you can buy a subscription with. The subscription pays to have a set of AIs and a human support team manage the security of your network, and theoretically, if something goes wrong, they could be liable to you for compensation. I think that's a best-case scenario for the way control over cybernetic systems could go down.
Hamilton Furrykadge - Sun, 05 Aug 2018 09:39:48 EST ID:iiwIfPOq No.37488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>'just don't be a halfling' isn't a very strong sales pitch
You're telling me. I mean it's my most reliable defense now and I still hate it. Well that and trying to avoid large caves that smell of burning.

Understanding security yourself is well and good but if everyone has to do it then they're not doing and understanding something else. Society ends up allocating huge amounts of resources to defending itself against hackers. Some sort of nearly as effective consumer solution is best.

Ideally one that's got some sort of standards/ethics and contractual protection. I'd like to think that every government would demand that other governments can't get backdoors and snoop via this software but we know the truth is that they'll all settle with "you can sell it here as long as I have a backdoor too" and that means holes other people can use too. So the best we can hope for is ethical third parties with decent standards. But we'll only know who they are by word of mouth because governments will all label them rogue and dangerous and with bots and the like it'll be hard to know the good from the bad. Ironically we'll need word of mouth.

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.


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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Phoebe Pengergold - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:43:28 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37323 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cyril Samblewater - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:00:07 EST ID:K8BAEI5i No.37436 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Also, we're trying to recolonise the defunct Lain Volafile page.
If you take a file, leave one.
Shitting Pullerford - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:38:34 EST ID:Eq1/32f/ No.37456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well this is just the most Cyberpunk thing I've seen in years.

Brain emulation by Nathaniel Sonnerson - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:48:38 EST ID:rAsSDYK/ No.37333 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why redesign the wheel? Brain emulation is always talked about in terms of making computers fast enough to do the job. Why not go with the design nature has already had such success with?

We've talked about replacing the brain one neuron at a time with artificial neurons that wont degenerate over time. The easier (and more controversial) way to use an artificial neuron technology though is to instead make a reconstruction of the subjects brain. The incredible sophistication levels needed for nanobots to replace neurons in a living subject is a long way off, if in fact that kind of control will ever be possible. The technology to put together a microscopic replication of a 1:1 resolution brain scan however is well within reach.

A subject could wear a high precision portable EECG device for whatever period turns out to be appropriate, plus get sessions of brain MRIs. After the patients death their brain can be scanned to generate an exact map of every brain cell and it's place in the connectome. This model then serves as the blueprint for the construction of a brain out of artificially created cells. These cells are connected in an exact copy of the connectome and also directly to a Brain Computer Interface. The data from the brain scanning is used to tune each neurons firing rate and tolerances as it is put into place.

The scanning and construction technology to do this is within sight now. This is the obvious solution to whole brain emulation; to emulate the whole brain. Those who go through the process will become beings with nearly unlimited potential. Constructed with artificial materials and carefully encased the brains would be effectively immortal. Encased with them a computer could be directly connected. This will allow emulated people to be connect with artificial bodies or to virtual/augmented reality environments. These bodies can be anything from replicas of people and animals, to machinery and spacecraft. Machinery or highly unusual body types can be controlled by using a virtual reality environment where the person has a simulated human body and uses simulated controls around them,

The use of artificial connections will increase the speed of communication between neurons to almost the speed of light. Emulated people will perceive, think and act at greater speeds than the current biological hardware is physically capable of.

We will surely learn to create new additions to the brain as well. Combinations of artificial neurons and miniature computers can be used to create new brain regions with new abilities.

The speed of travel between the stars could be increased to the speed of light for emulated people. All the needed data can easily be collected by the BCI and transmitted to the destination where another brain is constructed, exactly the same.
The person might decide to shutdown the original brain and leave it in storage on the planet they are leaving. Alternatively the original brain could remain active, with two copies of the person active at once, potentially merging back together again later.

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Isabella Honderpot - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:18:35 EST ID:yvg2ILiJ No.37366 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>why even fuckin emulate
cause then you don't have to carry your NES with you everywhere. You can just play mario on your phone.

That which we emulate, we understand fully. Why rig together a hundred shitty NESs when your computer can run a thousand NESs on one of its cores? Same thing with brains.
Doris Pickspear - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:52:14 EST ID:uorQ4VgO No.37380 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why even bother making a new physical copy? Just emulate the whole CNS in software. Have virtual brains that can port around from hardware to hardware; like virtual servers run the web nowadays. You could give your process access to your own process, *editable* access even; make backups, forks, run yourself slower/faster, etc.

Check out an author named Greg Egan
Simon Blangerford - Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:38:51 EST ID:0NtRfFLg No.37382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because they're having trouble making that work. This is an alternative possibility with a different set of pros and cons. And it's not like we're all going to pick just one method anyway.
David Sobblepat - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:25:25 EST ID:9qspJYx7 No.37384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ebenezer Picklenure - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 21:32:36 EST ID:8u62nqcQ No.37459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I definitely wouldn't use this for life extension, but having a copy of yourself would be good for extending your social network or building a community. I can't imagine getting along with someone better than a copy of myself.

Futurist paintings by Cornelius Cavingbere - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:20:49 EST ID:g7dtHzNJ No.37315 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Yo, what do you guys think about futurism the art style?
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Charlotte Blazzleworth - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:34:00 EST ID:7uGLXoBb No.37391 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yo, this is really nice, please post more.
Phineas Boshspear - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:19:18 EST ID:bz1nULK6 No.37431 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nice aesthetic, horrible politics
Phineas Boshspear - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:20:16 EST ID:bz1nULK6 No.37432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what's their ig / portfolio?
Jack Clopperwet - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:30:50 EST ID:l19c2bGe No.37433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It was the first art style I think I really fell in love with as a teen. I was actually fairly obsessive with it, not because I agree with any of its normative claims, but because I thought the pieces were beautiful, and I found the ideology fascinating.

It's worth considering how the futurists were really sort of taking the nature focus of the romantics, and inverting, or at least refocusing/distorting, it. The romantics thought that the enlightenment had put too much focus on science/reason transcending natural boundaries; instead, they saw people as part of nature. In that way, the perspective of the romantics was almost sort of a precursor to deep ecology. The gothic romantics focused on showing the horrors of trying to break away from nature, through demonstrating perversions like Frankenstein's monster.

The futurists had this same focus on their environment. The difference was, they reasoned that their environment wasn't forests or valleys; it was cities, factories, and technology. This artificial environment favored innovation like the enlightenment, but they celebrated the extremities of the environment those technological innovations were creating - the extreme speeds, increased violence, bright lights... all quite overwhelming.

This was reflected in the political ideologies that the futurists adopted, for better and worse. Early on they liked the idea of revolution and progress, so most were socialists, and a few were anarchists. However, most of the futurists were patriotically Italian, so when Mussolini rose to prominence, most flipped and became devout fascists. A few did remain left wing and staunchly anti-fascist, though.

The paintings the movement produced are gorgeous. The cubist influence is obvious, with colors acting like refracted light. It's all pretty dazzling. The focus on movement is quite taking as well.

To perhaps point out the obvious, futurism's most notable descendants are cyberpunk literature and industrial music. However, they completely reject the romanticism of the original movement, as well they should. Instead, they point the decay and depravity that our obsession with tech leads to. Cyberpunk almost always emphasizes the loss of humanity…
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Martin Bardfuck - Tue, 29 May 2018 22:04:52 EST ID:ffFinF4R No.37455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nanobots GET HYPE by Esther Pendlemit - Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:17:27 EST ID:f7q9aPIo No.37410 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So these brilliant motherfuckers have actually tested the first successful use of a nanomachine used medically in vivo. Oh, and it's also a cancer treatment that is able to release devascularizing drug (or theoretically any drug payload) directly into tumors the nanomachines distinguish from healthy tissue on their own.

They're basically sheets of DNA that have been arranged into tubes, that fold up to hold the drug and open under certain conditions. With other recent advances in nanomachines like the 'gold walker' nanoscale chicken-bot that can walk on gold sheets, and others, it seems like the age of (Gen 1) nanotech is finally upon us!

What's the first drug *you* would put into a DNA nanotube and blast into your tissues? (one possible application of such bots could be assisting drugs which normally can't cross the BBB cross it, so the possibilities are endless)
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Phyllis Dremmleford - Wed, 09 May 2018 23:27:19 EST ID:ToNHQu20 No.37445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Martin Fepperforth - Thu, 10 May 2018 15:08:44 EST ID:xnmW28Zy No.37447 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank you for being the first person to actually reply to my question in the OP.
Personally I'd like to test out Huxley's assertion about potatoes being psychedelic if they could cross the BBB. Could be fun!
Wesley Puddlehall - Fri, 11 May 2018 17:19:23 EST ID:Lm1OYw7O No.37449 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We definitely need those artificial neurons if we want immortality to be within reach. Biological things are just so entropic. Futuristic though, we'd need to include things like organelle function, indirect signalling and so many other "background" and esoteric processes it would be restricted to the most straightforward and isolated cells types at first. A massive undertaking for a lazy guy like myself

Wait a minute you could literally just put dopamine in those things couldn't you? What are the authorities going to do, raid my stash of nu-meth?
mika - Fri, 18 May 2018 10:10:12 EST ID:ffFinF4R No.37452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
enjy your broekn nervous system
Ebenezer Clesslekatch - Sun, 20 May 2018 18:33:01 EST ID:WrRFf82K No.37453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeee if I don't die first faggot

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this is not the future!
unless aporkaliks etnens
Ebenezer Clesslekatch - Sun, 20 May 2018 18:34:13 EST ID:WrRFf82K No.37454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
welcome to reality. enjoy your stay.

Dystopia-Facial Recognition Glasses for 5-0 by Hannah Dobberham - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:03:24 EST ID:A9gX5ZKD No.37402 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A cyberpunk dystopia where there is no such thing as privacy and no way to hide from big brother is coming at us a lot sooner than I expected. I thought license plate scanners were bad but this is far more spooky.

What other kind of augments will police soon use to help them efficiently detain the undesirables?

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Cedric Buzzworth - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:16:39 EST ID:VaT22mtb No.37405 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You know the cops will respond to this the same way they do anything else that undermines their authoritah: abusing you until people give up.

Wearing face paint is just literally painting a target on yourself. If it were a social movement, sure, but it won't be because everyone is just waiting for death at this point.
Wesley Tillingfoot - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:53:55 EST ID:SysUIgPh No.37407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cops have helmet cams. Those aren't all bad as long as they can't turn them off. If you're always on camera then you have to behave and that cuts both ways. Of course that assumes there's actually any consequences for police brutality but they have definitely resulted in better behavior from everyone outside the US. Cops should either not be able to turn them off, or turning them off outside specific authorised circumstances should be treated as extremely incriminating behavior. I wouldn't have a problem with helmet cams given those and a few other provisos. However I'm sure they can be made to "go blind" to looking into people's windows and stuff when in residential areas soon for example. I'm sure that won't be implemented though. Ever.

I don't like the ideas of recognition glasses as they don't protect people at all. They do however expose them to further risks. If these devices are online or whatever though, they'll need to be heavily encrypted or you're giving a lot of people access to delicate data. If they can recognise faces they're connected to a database and they're doing it wirelessly. Hell, rather than intereception of transmissions people could completely take them over and use them to access criminal records for their own uses. I suspect this will have been given consideration but neglected due to cost/lowest bidder bullshit. More worryingly than cops pulling your data, criminals will be able to recognise you too.
Jack Clopperwet - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:53:06 EST ID:l19c2bGe No.37435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
True with your spoiler. The first guy looks like a loser mallrat weeaboo scene kid. If I saw a woman like that, I'd think she was autistic. The guy with the blue hair could actually probably get away with that if he was Japanese, but if he was white he'd be stigmatized as a weeaboo.
Frederick Crommlenurk - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:53:04 EST ID:wNdcp/f6 No.37437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's not the only thing the PRC have streamlined...
Phyllis Dremmleford - Wed, 09 May 2018 23:30:36 EST ID:ToNHQu20 No.37446 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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True freedom and liberty under A.I? by Betsy Grimbury - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:33:10 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37362 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Imagine the human race so dependant on a A.I, that the A.I is responsible for the reproduction of new people, which it grows in labs. For thousands of years, it spreads people all over the whole universe, all by itself. People have no idea of what is going on and has long ago lost their language.... Yet simultaneously live in absolute luxury. They are like barbarians except there is no reason to fight over anything because there is limitless supply of it.
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Walter Snodville - Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:55:00 EST ID:3Nt0r4Gh No.37414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>You would be _part_ of it.
Wish more people got this.
Now I want a carrier pigeon cage case for my phone and nobody makes em :(
Did find lots of these though...
Caroline Buzzhood - Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:54:05 EST ID:VMVLRnGi No.37415 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As long as Ai God doesn't force us to watch old Nicholas cage movies.. we should be O.K.
Jenny Wandershit - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:04:41 EST ID:f7q9aPIo No.37416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably not *us*...
But I doubt certain levels of superintelligent AI would have many qualms about subjecting sped up simulations of us to every possible permutation of Cage movies as unending torture for trillions of years of subjective time. You know, for science.
Jenny Blarrylock - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:54:31 EST ID:BgLkvGFY No.37418 Ignore Report Quick Reply
soorrry babe but my main jew goertzel is absolutely right about getting to agi fastest- which is by seeding a metric shit ton of self organizing dynamics and letting some monster arise out the chaos. But I do think the singularity is a stupid idea, mainly because there's going to be some fundamental, mathematical limit to whatever the hell these utopians think is going to happen

but that's neither here nor there friend
summon the fucking golem
Caroline Pepperkack - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:50:14 EST ID:5qpxxbbl No.37424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Autofac, by Philip K. Dick, in 1954.

Orion's Arm by Lydia Hurrystun - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:23:54 EST ID:fIS7VhYA No.37419 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, if you're into futurism you should check out this website: it's called Orion's Arm, and it's a collaborative sci-fi future history of the next 10,000 years, plus some millenia. It's organized like an encyclopedia and a timeline, with linking and interrelated articles.


Let's discuss this fucking awesome and badass setting, and all of the futuristic ideas and concepts they talk about in OA.

I'll start off the thread with a few of my favorite articles:

Sentients Overview (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4802ba24e7401) This lists all the known types of entities, both natural and created by transhumanity. This really should be your first stop to understanding the super amazing variety and novelty in this setting

The Sundering (Previously known as the Nanodisaster) (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b2b27e35ae4) Matter dissassembler nanobots swarmed over the Earth, and into space, devouring everything in their path. A Technopocalypse.

Dyson Trees (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0) Gengineered radial trees grown out of an asteroid "seed" and used as habitats in space, hollow branches.

Mega-Mecha (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5306447303bcd) giant mecha used as habitats.
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Caroline Pepperkack - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:47:02 EST ID:5qpxxbbl No.37423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you like Orion's Arm, you should check out Eclipse Phase, the post-human RPG.

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