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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.)
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
Shit Dishmick - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:57:49 EST ID:glhM6xUu No.37167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>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.
Thomas Blillerdale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:11:30 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
shit like this is the reason I never kept a regular sleep schedule. Time is arbitrary.
Thomas Blillerdale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:13:12 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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

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
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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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.
booq - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:19:49 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37112 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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
Jarvis Brookham - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:21:48 EST ID:NDEVlKhQ No.37138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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.
booq - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:29:00 EST ID:gbNE17Eo No.37139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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i don't know about you but i understand technology and science to be finite discovery of the universe as well
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
Lydia Gooddale - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:29:56 EST ID:CjmR05YA No.37101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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.
Dreaming experience - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:22:02 EST ID:FuXIeBaB No.37102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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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Trip to somewhere place:
Cyril Trotdale - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:17:27 EST ID:O0gwcnhZ No.37104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
'Nother Trip


The Drone Wars by Eliza Brommlespear - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:19:00 EST ID:YfhcBb0W No.37032 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Fears of futuristic North Korea drone wars sparks South to invest in electromagnetic pulse weapons
Kim Jong-un is believed to have developed an army of over 310 unmanned military drones worrying his enemies across the border
North Korea is building a hi-tech army of hundreds of killer drones sparking fears of a Star Wars-style attack on the South.

Kim Jong-un has already developed over 310 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), many armed with machine guns, radar and long-range weapons, according to South Korea military advisors.

And the despot vowed on national TV today to invest in more durable remote control craft than can fly for longer distances and carry heavier machinery.

In response, government officials in the South have asked scientists to create new electromagnetic pulse (EMP) devices to disable and bring the drones down.

An EMP is a powerful burst of particles used to disable electronics and was used in the Star Wars: Clone Wars series as a method of killing fictional droids.

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Wesley Fanworth - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:06:27 EST ID:L+rmLm/l No.37057 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what's your main idea OP
The Grand pumpkin - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:21:19 EST ID:gWQ+5aEw No.37078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37054 True story. If it doesn't front load it's not a real mans gun.
Clara Hendlenit - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:16:19 EST ID:xTVCKsdn No.37086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I dont know..I had to think for a second if I even made the thread cause I made the OC. It was so long ago I didnt remember. Now I no longer have an opinion.
Cedric Hangerdore - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:29:28 EST ID:e74H72o5 No.37087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wow you made the OC?! Must be pretty rich bruh. But you made this thread last month! You stopped completely caring about drones in the past 30 days?
Samuel Hebbernadge - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:51:38 EST ID:3nTYwKAH No.37094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
oh well lady Gaga had like 300 oif them in the sky above the superbowl looking all magical n shit, so i guess i care about them again now..DRONE FOR PEACE BRAH

The Final War by Martha Porryhat - Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:46:49 EST ID:65LRY6V6 No.37082 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are you as sick as I am of politicians not caring about the real issues? Left and right, moderate or extreme, they all are obsessed with things that don't matter. Race, sex, jobs, immigration, war. None of it fucking matters if I am going to die soon. No one is even talking about technology, no one talks about science or automation. The governments don't understand the internet at all, they just know it's important. Sure they'll drop a billion on a Human Brain Project every once in a while, but they spend untold billions on office slaves and other boondoggles.

There was a fringe transhumanist candidate for president in the United States last year. His name was Zoltan Istvan and he got no attention because he was not extreme enough. If we don't pull ourselves out of this apathy we are all going to die. There is a war going on right now, and it is not in whatever middle-eastern country is on the television news this week. The war is between those of us who want to live and those who want us all to die. This is the final war, against death itself. We need to rise up as one group. Whatever you call yourself, transhumanist, posthumanist, futurist, whatever, we need to seize power as fast as possible. If we do not take control of the world's governments, particularly the United States, and funnel all money into developing and distributing life extension and uploading technology then we are all going to die. Let me repeat that: if we do not seize power soon then we are all going to die.

We cannot allow ourselves to be lazy. We cannot hope someone else will do this for us. What if someone else does these things and doesn't want to share? What if Facebook wants to upload you in exchange for raping your mind for all eternity. We cannot allow these things to happen. We cannot allow our own apathy and the incredulity of others to slow us down. This is life and death.

Anyone who stands in our way must die. They want to anyway, if they are trying to stop us. Anyone who wants to live is going to support this completely. It's okay if you are scientifically and mathematically illiterate right now. It's okay if you can't code. But you need to learn. It d…
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Thomas Wiblingford - Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:26:28 EST ID:e74H72o5 No.37083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's a nice sentiment, but let's think about this logically for a sec. Zoltan Istvan didn't lose because he didn't harp loudly enough about the current existential peril or technology's promise to save us all. He didn't win because he wasn't a member of one of the political parties that was inevitably going to win.

All governments and nation states are presently dependent on technocracy to a certain extent and won't do much to slow them down.

However, turning transhumanism, an intellectual and philosophical movement in a completely political one and raging on about how we are going to seize the power of government to institute our cyborg utopia is a great way to get us all rounded up and gassed. All that shit you're talking about is going to happen if and only if we can keep our cool about it until it's so far along that The Powers That Be and the great unthinking mass of useful idiots can do nothing to stop it once they realize what the actual endgame is.
Jarvis Drammerdale - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 03:34:12 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37085 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what society is feeling is simply the beginning of growing pains that automation is bringing. People are slowly being taken from work not only by cheap labor practices but also machinery, AI is also seeing breakthroughs that would make routine administration jobs obsolete. There is tension between people who frantically want to work because that's the only way a lving has been maintained in civilized nations for centuries now, while the other side wishes to live a life of chilling and working some times when they feel like it but this cannot be the reality just yet.
Normal people however do not understand this and so look elsewhere for the answer, often resulting in pissed of government leaders squabbling over stupid irrelevant things, often sending media outlets into frenzied bursts of autism meant to convince you to fear some thing because it's literally Hitler or some thing.

/FTL/ knows our future is bright so long as we do not destroy our selves or go crazy with the spy shit. Hard times will come but after as technology advances and more of the world is united under fewer banners perhaps our true power will become apparent.

AI destroys top Air-Force Colonel In every dog-fight!!! by The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:54:45 EST ID:yB3CTEPr No.36717 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>the A.I. successfully evaded retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Gene "Geno" Lee, and shot him down every time.

>Lee called it "the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible A.I. I've seen to date.

>The A.I., dubbed ALPHA, was developed by Psibernetix, a company founded by University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate Nick Ernest, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory
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Phoebe Fenningham - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:28:40 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.36779 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's not. Look into those eyes.
Lifeless eyes...like a dolls eyes...
the robotons killed him man, the robotons killed him...
Frederick Harryridge - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:20:16 EST ID:VM+UX9Rc No.37074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36720 post was "Then how come he's still alive?", in case anyone lurking is confused.
Priscilla Feddlefield - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:22:06 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why'd that even get deleted it was a good shitpost.
Cornelius Pockfoot - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:09:38 EST ID:1kFVE/hP No.37080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because this board is out of control, and needs moderation, don't you know??
Edwin Wongerworth - Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:44:47 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
maybe he got globally banned else where lol

Shiney and Chrome by Doris Budgestut - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:27:02 EST ID:lo1NxxZ7 No.36979 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Okay say cybernetics become not only viable but also capable of surpassing humans basic functionality. How much enhancement would you get? Just the basics, whatever needs fixing or would you go full body conversion?
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Phineas Garringpad - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:27:59 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what would be the point?
Martin Gonningsare - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:52:39 EST ID:yrC/Ukcr No.37067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fucking them all to death
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:56:40 EST ID:FMvGbb3w No.37071 Report Quick Reply
What the fuck is that even a serious question?
Diaboli - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:51:00 EST ID:hv9N1Ver No.37076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to go full blown Ghost in the Shell mode
Edwin Lightspear - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:12:35 EST ID:taca/r37 No.37077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>what would be the point?

I believe that's called the "Glans"

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Unrivaled - Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:48:46 EST ID:RBrevsBt No.36947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is Zizek a player? Is Nick Land a player? Is DFW's Ghost a player?
Unrivaled - Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:34:03 EST ID:RBrevsBt No.36948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oersted, Laplace, Mushoku.
Lillian Smallfuck - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:44:52 EST ID:zHk/HOwm No.36951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ghost is from Austin
Jarvis Summlekog - Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:47:05 EST ID:9TdZdl2N No.36959 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Unrivaled - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:16:25 EST ID:VM+UX9Rc No.37073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I thought shit was gonna go down at the ending of the year, but it didn't.

tranny-humanist. by Nathaniel Bopperluck - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:56:41 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37065 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>yfw you realize being trans-humanist makes you a tranny.
Martin Gonningsare - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:50:50 EST ID:yrC/Ukcr No.37066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Actually, there has long been alliance between transsexuals and transhumanists. Both fall into the category of taking autonomy over your own body and identity and using technology to alter them as you see fit.
Many trans people have been big in H+; consider Wendy Carlos, Martine Rothblatt, etc: http://transgender2transhuman.blogspot.com/
Cedric Turveyshit - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:12:16 EST ID:k4JwuCDS No.37068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can't wait to see some transhumanist cringe videos in a few years.
Fanny Dennerbanks - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:41:20 EST ID:8bCn2lOh No.37069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We do have similar goals. One is chrome and the ither is penis and vagina.
Cedric Turveyshit - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:42:13 EST ID:k4JwuCDS No.37070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To be fair, pretty much everyone's goal is penis and vagina, or at least one of them.

2017 by Polly Billingshit - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:57:41 EST ID:13ajt4aF No.37055 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is it the future yet?
Molly Greencocke - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:02:02 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in many ways yes.
>cyborgs are real
>voice command like star trek
>autopilot cars

plus tons of milspec lazers and plasma rifles you will not see until ww3, most cyborgs are millitary too. started as a program to rehabilitate soldiers injured with loss of limb, you know they picked that shit up right fast and it's gotten better over 3 years I'm sure.


Driverless cars by Sophie Greenville - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:37:02 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36863 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So guys, Driverless cars are being used on live roads now.

How do you feel about this futuristic dream come true?
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Charles Blackway - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:19:28 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I worry about this too. But I also race drive online sims as a hobby so I value the skill. However the semi auto stuff really bothers me. To be exact the auto braking to avoid rear ending the shit out of soem one a red light because you weren't paying attention. Well that inadvertantly ignores teh leson that people who are activly piloting a vehicle need to pay the fuck attention to avoid dieing horribly.

If fully automated cars are normalized and taken for granted much like almost every other mechanism in daily life this would not be a factor. But we are not there yet.

Granted with how fast cyborg shit is going it may only be a few years. I saw this morning that implant memory has moved beyond hte mice testing to human trials.
Frederick Pockworth - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:27:48 EST ID:8z57Fds4 No.37023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cashier-less shops
Amazon Go
Just walk out like your were robbing the place. This has been a long time coming actually. I remember thinking about hacking your shopping ages ago.
Simon Dricklefedge - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:47:24 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.37030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>leave phone and ID at home
>wear facial recognition scrambler paint or what ever.
>actually rob place

or even better.

>Hooligans go to shop
>"hey no ones watching the door"
>"let's do this"
>find massive overcharge later that day.
Alice Giblinghun - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 02:04:48 EST ID:t6NuxUdU No.37044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Please tell me what this image is from. I have an itch to know

Driverless cars make way more sense than driven cars. Driving as a societal system doesn't require millions of individual high-powered but low-sensing processors (human drivers). It does need a vast network of nodes which know everything about all of the nodes around them and only have to make relatively very simple decisions.
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living in the future by Phoebe Chammlekerk - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:15:40 EST ID:kmS4rIhL No.37034 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so how do we go about achieving this futuristic aesthetic? Shirley, we would have to begin implementing the design as consumers in order for bigger things to catch on. You can change your desktop and change up your phone ui to look future-y and you can build fancy computers but what about the rest of it?
Where's the people making doors that sound like paper or coating house interiors with fascinatingly shaped and sometimes functional designs?

stuff like pic related exists but costs about 6K if you google 'futuristic furniture'.
so maybe theres a market for making shit like this but cheap idk what do you guys think
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Jack Haddledock - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:21:38 EST ID:zwbKgBdn No.37036 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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People have always been trying to actively create the future, but you just can't force a trend. In the end whatever you call futuristic now is just another reflection of the current aesthetic/zeigeist. Pic related, looking at that sort of art now we see how extremely typical it was of the 50s, and when we look back on what we considered futuristic/innovative/new in the 2010s a while from now, we'll just see the 2010s. By the time stuff like OP's picture will be common, it won't really be new and exciting anymore. Reminds me of the way new household technologies like dishwashers and vacuum cleaners grew in popularity in the 20s. By the time everyone could afford them, they weren't the future anymore.

Personally I think new materials will be more important than new shapes in the near future, like bamboo and rice fibers. It's always only been a small part of the population that was really willing to experiment with new forms and concepts from the beginning, the majority follows up after new movements very very slow. The future is really just unpredictable, and I think most people just wanna live in the now, they don't wanna live in what feels like a science-fiction world to them, and they wouldn't know how to achieve that anyway. The people who actually live in something like an open concept container house in the middle of Tokyo, all their electronics connected and intelligent, every single piece of furniture they own super thought-thru and highly functional, that's like ten people in total. Sure wish people were more eccentric and experimental, but I don't think we're anywhere close to that yet.

Creating the future takes time. I wanna step out the door and feel like I'm in the twenty-sixth century as much as the next guy on this board, but I don't think I'll ever feel like that. We already live in the future, the future of yesterday, but it just doesn't feel that way. It feels like the bland, boring present. Every generation is gonna feel that way, Our world is pretty cyberpunk when you think about it, but... that's just not how I feel about it.
Beatrice Drumbleville - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:30:34 EST ID:5hz2OT1J No.37037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do you remember what computers and phones and shit looked like in the 2000s? All that god-awful multi-colored transparent plastic? All cloned off the original iMac, of course. And yet people thought that was the height of futuristic aesthetic. Then Apple comes along again with the iPhone and suddenly everyone thinks that future aesthetic is brushed aluminum and smooth glass.

It's all bullshit, 'future' aesthetics is really just envisioning the next evolution in style (as in the very next one, directly derived from the recombination of what is the current cutting edge, not some future n number of aesthetic shifts in the future.) But it doesn't matter, what your phone looks like is totally irrelevant, if your house is made out of smooth beige ovals like a '90s future or unending rectangular glass like a '00s future, what really matters is what it can do and how that can change your life. The look is just sugarcoating.

So, if you want really fancy high fashion stuff that looks 'futuristic' you're going to either have to pay the premium for high fashion goods or design things based on your own aesthetics. And in 10 years, no matter what, it will still look 'old fashioned' from the perspective of the next next new aesthetic.
Sophie Gemmershaw - Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:14:28 EST ID:xfGU4QaL No.37040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
futurism is abstract-modernism

people never think of more trees and wild life in the future but who knows, maybe that's what the future will look like. Cities turned back into jungles.
Cornelius Dettingspear - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:03:32 EST ID:WeiRuKtj No.37041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well yeah, we'll all have moved to our giant computing cluster by the sun by then.
Jack Pesslemudging - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:39:50 EST ID:O79L1H22 No.37050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The near future will see greener cities, but they'll still be cities. Vertical gardens, community gardens, that kinda thing. And some major cities will probably actively try to make their citizens feel like they're living in a small town, with all the benefits of a city, like plenty of shopping opportunities, a good infrastructure etc. The San Francisco model is probably outdated, but the general idea will prevail.
About wildlife I'm not sure, I'd love to see a more sensible approach on that whole issue of predators and carrion eaters "invading" human environments, but I don't think that's gonna happen for a very long time. People are ridiculously afraid of raccoons and possums, just because they're perceived as dirty. I think it's gonna take treating wild animals like pets in terms of vaccines, maybe even registration, etc. in order for people to warm up to the concept of having animals bigger than a tit bird around. When that phase is over, I think we'll definitely go back to a more natural lifestyle, at least in the very rich areas where people can afford to spread out and not live all crammed-up in beat-up skyscrapers.

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