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Lectures, Interviews, and Documentaries by Angus Dumblefield - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:26:14 EST ID:GyueO7zu No.36481 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm not much of a futurist, but I thought I'd share this Kurzweil interview that came up on my podcast feed with you guys. Maybe this can be a lectures/documentaries thread.

Ebenezer Gaddlegold - Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:39:15 EST ID:GFEv3mWl No.36485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's a technical/academic podcast about advances in AI, and AI theory:


What the fuck by Martin Clenningford - Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:35:17 EST ID:FTdMtxSj No.36433 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This has been the WC for about 5 years now. Lazy jew motherfucker Kirt
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Shitting Snodgold - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:09:18 EST ID:PqXFm4TM No.36456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is FTL for Future TimeLine or Faster Than Light?
Cornelius Pomblegold - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:22:07 EST ID:hn+zCwtg No.36457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
FunkyTitLicking actually.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:45:59 EST ID:/kUUpJv4 No.36458 Report Quick Reply
Priscilla Himmerfadge - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:34:15 EST ID:h9hrHEIi No.36460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fruit of the Loom
-2/10. What a shitty title.

I say we name it /futa/.
Nathaniel Hiblingbitch - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:24:23 EST ID:PqXFm4TM No.36483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I say we name it /futa/.

It's not quite futurism until there's dickgirls everywhere.

The Future is Now, Not Tommorow, Sometimes Yesterday by David Brushnatch - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:31:00 EST ID:HBjIyAOC No.36482 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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With symbiotic excavations of deep thoughts flowing through nerves and across an impact media, the storage of these thoughts are placed forward in time. Only in the smallest of intervals, but the accumulation of this systematic process pushes and forces a wheel of aggregation. This aggregation of lowly sediment is the zeitgeist of pop. Between those breed extremities of the range, lies the picture true picture of the current future in gradient. If we keep posting to the world at large we stand a chance of this future being the now in its state of being.
Given the urge to consume and create is a fundamental need. So lets keep the feed in place and spawn an infinite complexity for this future picture that we wish to see. Sight is to see, we need to be feel this new frame that has been presented to us. Lets do the right thing, and ensure it the seeds are sown for our current future.
A steady flow of relentless consciousness is proper way to ensure the coming permutations are not simply a tired rehashing of themselves, but something entirely new. A wave may be unique, but the median done to death. And that's just as bad as death. To be bored is to subject yourself to break where you glimpse the reality of where you stand on a rock in a vast space of expansion, that has no end - just you.

Artificial wombs by Betsy Suvingshit - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:58:47 EST ID:pcd8Zw3c No.35395 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Old news I know, but holy shit.

yes yes yes
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Hamilton Brillerfick - Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:45:25 EST ID:+gL+BycG No.35560 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just read the synopsis. I'm not seeing the connection. Maybe the plot made sense in 2005, but now that we're growing organs by themselves, why would you bother growing an entire clone?

Someone needing an entire body to transplant their brain into would bring us closer to the movie though. Cloning is it's own kettle of fish to regulate though, I bet there'll be separate laws for it even if it uses almost the same process and equipment as new babies.
Cedric Cledgebat - Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:41:41 EST ID:qzuKEXhJ No.35561 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pure plot device. Organs can't be sustained without consciousness, "a soul" or whatever.
Cyril Wossleforth - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:00:41 EST ID:tz4wtUFK No.35665 Report Quick Reply

Not true. Most of the body's automatic functions are handled by the brain stem. If a clone could be grown with no real brain save for the parts used to keep things like respiration, heartbeat and all running then it would do just fine and has fewer moral implications. It's a "blank" so to speak. It is a copy of that person but it has no consciousness or thoughts.
Shitting Crisslenudging - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:08:40 EST ID:+gL+BycG No.35674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He was talking about the movie.
Wesley Neckleworth - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:01:39 EST ID:OMCMvbac No.36463 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They will combine human dna whit that of reptile and incarnate my soul in all its forms into to The Beast 666.

Algorithmic Cinematography by Hamilton Hozzlemudge - Mon, 04 May 2015 03:54:14 EST ID:ojfo9YjT No.36070 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Everybody's well-aware that Netflix is creating their own programming these days, but it wasn't until I looked it up that I saw the scale of it.* When you think about it, they are probably in the best position in the world to do so, because they have so much data on exactly what viewers want.

Sure, Netflix can recommend a show or a movie you might like, but with the data they have, they can do a lot more. They could recommend a specific scene you might like, or a specific movie trope you might like, or a specific camera angle or film style you might like.

Did you stop watching a movie at a particular point? Did you fast forward through a scene? Did you skip to the next episode of a TV show? Netflix can find out what specific component of the program you disliked.

It's breathtaking to imagine that Netflix can feasibly take all of these data points, and almost formulaically generate movie or tv show scripts destined to be well-received by a specific group or demographic of users which they can select. It's like the movie equivalent of genetic engineering & gene splicing. It's the future of popular cinema. Algorithmic Cinematography.

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Sophie Pickcocke - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:49:38 EST ID:wJR60vrd No.36244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It would probably be some weird artsy film about the nature of bees and their interaction with other insects with scenes of gore and erotic asphyxiation in the midst.
Shitting Blendlefit - Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:01:42 EST ID:X1gntOEO No.36280 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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We're on our way.
Hugh Gubbermare - Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:53:54 EST ID:7Z8htYMx No.36383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But like, if you saturate the video down to it's crucial parts, you eliminate the immersion, and there's also less than 10 minutes in every movie, it gets really down to the wire and the plot and neither are regarded with sincerity so why should netflix occupy your wallet with a subscription
James Lightford - Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:45:01 EST ID:zQucq3wR No.36388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i cant even imagine how weird my movie would come out
it would be a gorey action mystery with a romantic comedy b-plot spanning centuries involving aliens time travel and vampires with anime sections woven in like in natural born killers and have some slightly preachy bittersweet ending where everything turns out okay for everyone but the protagonist
Faggy Tootman - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:47:01 EST ID:TS8ALUEA No.36459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to see your movie.

Future Apes by Caroline Hommlebud - Sat, 12 Dec 2015 22:12:51 EST ID:PqXFm4TM No.36436 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age

Eugene Tillingville - Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:35:15 EST ID:XUx6GGrh No.36437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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oh shit, they have fire too
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 13 Dec 2015 14:50:53 EST ID:/kUUpJv4 No.36438 Report Quick Reply
I always thought it'd be really cool to be a planet with more than one civilized species living together. There are plenty in Star Trek.
David Gunningdale - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:16:11 EST ID:kskcfNOb No.36439 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yep, I can't wait until /b/ is filled with Primal Monkey Cock threads and everyone is butthurt and arguing over their women fucking chimps.

Gee, the future is wonderful.
Nigel Grandwill - Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:02:51 EST ID:w06vWo/C No.36443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think people who don't see how intelligent animals are are either just overlooking it due to conditioning or just don't care. The thing is, animals are just like people. The large majority of them are stupid, but that doesn't mean they all are.

Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator by James Blizzlebanks - Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:12:12 EST ID:3Yb4X87B No.36441 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald, Germany

Germany’s new Wendelstein 7-X stellarator was fired up for the first time, rounding off a construction effort that took nearly 2 decades and cost €1 billion. Initially and for the first couple of months, the reactor will be filled with helium—a nonreactive gas—so that operators can make sure that they can control and heat the gas effectively. At the end of January, experiments will begin with hydrogen in an effort to show that fusing hydrogen isotopes can be a viable source of clean and virtually limitless energy.

Assembly of the stellarator was completed in April of last year, and after a period of careful testing of its various components, the science team finally flicked the switch on December 10. This saw around a single milligram of helium gas heated to one million degrees Celsius (1.8 million° F), with the flash observed on cameras and measuring devices for one tenth of a second.

"We're very satisfied", said Dr. Hans-Stephan Bosch, division head of Wendelstein 7-X, following the December 10 test. "Everything went according to plan."

>Up to 100,000,000º plasma heated by microwaves, 5x the temperature at the sun's core

>Surrounded by torus of superconducting magnets cooled to 3ºK


Charles Snodspear - Thu, 17 Dec 2015 06:33:04 EST ID:XUx6GGrh No.36442 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hope this tech survives the coming dark ages

Ecto Genesis by Archie Branningstut - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:43:20 EST ID:3eaU3A5W No.36390 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any opinions on EctoGenesis for humans? I personally think it's a great idea.
Barnaby Snodworth - Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:13:12 EST ID:WpXApFjG No.36405 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think that's more like the could be a great idea in the future kind of thing. Research into it should happen just in case but as for mainstreaming it, I can only think of dystopic scenarios where it would be desirable.
Like preventing human extinction because the population pyramid continues to reverse, or space colonization at any costs with technology that's not really up for the task.
Cyril Druddledale - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:38:23 EST ID:mXkNDfW1 No.36412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's a thread somewhere on this board about it. OPs link was pretty dumb though as I recall.

Mr. Bubbles by Sidney Punderson - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:37:14 EST ID:UUdPhQ44 No.36387 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I Know this may seem redun ,however can we start an image thread as i was searching for the "afro guy with the nintendo bat "vector and was ubable to locate it .

Preventative Policing/Preemptive Policing. by Giant Purple Penis Eater - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 02:59:06 EST ID:zhFIRla0 No.36299 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I happened to see this today and it got me thinking about the future of the developed world.

So I've been seeing over the past 3-4 years the increasing amount of people/governing bodies pushing for preemptive policing. With newer technology getting much more expansive and useful I can see this having a pretty profound effect on people. I actually think it already is taking hold. I've been thinking about this subject mainly because many people around me are starting to really limit their behavior and actions because they are afraid of getting on a watch-list or raising a red flag.

I am curious as to what the general consensus is the new technology being slowly implemented. Such as:

>Automatically ticketing traffic cameras.
>Public video surveillance.
>Classroom microphones/cameras.
>Metal detectors at all school entrances.
>ANPR technology with GPS components that can log tags and locations of vehicles.
>Automatic facial recognition technology.
>All telecommunications being logged and stored.
>Automated technology that can detect suspicious persons by movement patterns, expressions, skin shades, heart rates etc.
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Nigel Bengerhall - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:17:53 EST ID:kM4zjhsd No.36373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hugh Gubbermare - Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:49:03 EST ID:7Z8htYMx No.36382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
except real chemists know you cant just mix something to an equal concentration by putting it in water
Eliza Tillingspear - Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:20:22 EST ID:ijTEpQEJ No.36384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I suspect the rampant immigration is being encouraged to sow unrest and probably racism within the western population. The financial squeeze most people are feeling helps too. So this way the US can probably start a war or something. They just need to play the people to turn on each other so they can start selling and producing arms.

There's definitely some brinkmanship going on and the US is provoking a lot of countries to attack. If they do, and the US can sell the narrative that these people are at least somewhat nefarious historically, we'll readily justify defending ourselves. A false flag isn't beyond anyone either. this will keep the stock market up you see. And it keeps the masses working hard to chase that carrot, signing mortgages, paying taxes, working for their entire productive lives to be told what to do. The booming manufacturing in the us is "consent". I'm beginning to realize that--as Don Draper put it--people are so desperate to be told what to do, they'll listen to anyone. Who's serving who?
Archie Gibbercocke - Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:52:20 EST ID:kM4zjhsd No.36385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
good thing i'm not a real chemist!
Hamilton Billingdock - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:56:56 EST ID:/XPDvjhQ No.36386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>police pursuing people who are suspicious but haven't committed a crime and other such means of acting before a crime has been committed.

Didn't they always do shit like this? Its always been a thing to "keep the eye on the weird guy" since like the beginning of time though right?

>Automatically ticketing traffic cameras
Are already being taken down because of lawsuits.

Futuristic Fringes In Music by Sad Boner - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:17:33 EST ID:GgvrQehm No.36246 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's post and discuss fringe trends in contemporary music that we think will be the future of music for the next 50 years?.

What sounds and instruments will dominate? How will music be sampled and produced? What will be the roll of instruments in live performance? Will artists collectives around single producers be the new norm?

I'll start with a video of Aphex Twin conducting an orchestra by total remote control. Eerie, but totally fascinating project:


pic is of Odesza on stage, performing with sound boards and live brass instruments.

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Whitey Pockstock - Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:39:15 EST ID:20haaCgN No.36368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Like imagine a viral video, it comes and goes in a matter of weeks. But instead of 1 video its a whole lifestyle.
>It's something mentioned in William Gibson's Neuromancer.
Holy shit I totally forgot about that prediction. This is quickly becoming a real thing thanks to SJWs and circlejerk. Goddamn, why are the rest of Gibson's books mediocre?
Answer: he was stimmed out of his mind when he wrote Neuromancer but chilled out on drugs after he got famous.
Matilda Suvingfield - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 02:25:54 EST ID:77VsrNrQ No.36369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeah that explains "Up, always gotta be up"
Winterderp - Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:01:18 EST ID:OgrwG+Hg No.36376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Edgeprince though you may seem, I kinda agree. Hopeful that half the world's population under water from climate change will take us back to more diversity
Martha Clayshit - Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:32:21 EST ID:wED3mruO No.36378 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is super relevant to my interests

I think Arca fits the bill:

i second james ferraro and OPN too
Cornelius Crablingchere - Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:34:43 EST ID:Xbpu2M87 No.36381 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Always loved the strange antiseptic cleanliness mixed with fetishism of that project

Time is ticking... by Phyllis Sablingwad - Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:11:37 EST ID:NZCaUdBY No.35547 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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for the most narcissistic generation of human beings in America, the baby boomers.
Knowing their vast lust for greed, legacy, and overall exhibiting signs of narcissism, I predict in the next decade a large jump in medical technology that would basically allow these decrepit people to live longer than any human has before, at least on a regular scale.

Stem cells? Placement of brains into different bodies? Computer downloaded sentience?

Time is ticking and I know morality is hitting them in the face, and we all know they cant deal with the atrocities they imposed on anyone nor do they want to give up power.
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Isabella Foshstone - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:04:27 EST ID:PqXFm4TM No.36290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh gawd, how did I managed to make multiple spelling mistakes in a very short time in the last post?

embronic embryonic
havested harvested
euphermism euphemism
Cornelius Trotforth - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:26:34 EST ID:IZchU5sq No.36291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>this post brought to you by the Facebook generation
Nigel Gapperhall - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:17:35 EST ID:i5K4CjTF No.36332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This, our generation has its problems too. Lack of perspective for one, lack of respect for another. i am there are positives but fact is using the past as a scapegoat is not helpful. Things can not be better or worse but only how they are.
Beatrice Wongerwill - Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:07:14 EST ID:BpKCEwXg No.36333 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>for the most narcissistic generation of human beings in America, the baby boomers.

Sadly they've managed to spawn quite a few offspring to continue that legacy of being a selfish piece of shit. I do understand that everyone, including me, is selfish to an extent but there are people who are completely vile and go out of their way to fuck someone over for their profit. If these are the people that you're talking about then I agree that they must be completely exterminated some how.
Raegan Smashbury - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:39:23 EST ID:OgrwG+Hg No.36375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think that denial is a force that even greed cannot beat. By the time they are frightful enough to collectively pay attention to and invest in longevity, they will be at death's doorstep. Just look at all the grandpas talking about their miniscule weight loss, half-assed excercise...

Not to mention they live on through us. The Wall Street and high business culture of today rivals that of yesteryear.


The horror...

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