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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...

Deep Dream is the future by Graham Brookham - Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:28:51 EST ID:YrdWnhUs No.36258 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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for a number of reasons I'll generously assume all of you know about.
Go ahead, upload your pic to change, wait a while (like an hour tops) and bookmark it. Then head back for this thread once you've got your best creation chosen and
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:48:44 EST ID:LjAGXJLB No.36263 Report Quick Reply
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Dreaming Kirtana.
Hannah Grandridge - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:23:37 EST ID:vkmyqR63 No.36268 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Edward Pendlefedge - Sat, 05 Sep 2015 22:43:28 EST ID:n6/C4ySA No.36338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do i have to login with facebook?
I dont facebook
Reuben Dinnerwill - Sun, 06 Sep 2015 20:41:28 EST ID:hrh1Hv8t No.36339 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Reminds me of my DPH days
Winterderp - Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:21:25 EST ID:OgrwG+Hg No.36360 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Seconded. How else can we access this gem?

Triple Revolution by Barnaby Hullerwell - Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:52:36 EST ID:kM4zjhsd No.36233 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Interesting document I found recently after reading "Riders of the Purple Wage" by Philip Jose Farmer (recommend this highly).

>This statement is written in the recognition that mankind is at a historic conjuncture which demands a fundamental reexamination of existing values and institutions. At this time three separate and mutually reinforcing revolutions are taking place:

The Cybernation Revolution: A new era of production has begun. Its principles of organization are as different from those of the industrial era as those of the industrial era were different from the agricultural. The cybernation revolution has been brought about by the combination of the computer and the automated self-regulating machine. This results in a system of almost unlimited productive capacity which requires progressively less human labor. Cybernation is already reorganizing the economic and social system to meet its own needs.

The Weaponry Revolution: New forms of weaponry have been developed which cannot win wars but which can obliterate civilization. We are recognizing only now that the great weapons have eliminated war as a method for resolving international conflicts. The ever-present threat of total destruction is tempered by the knowledge of the final futility of war. The need of a “warless world” is generally recognized, though achieving it will be a long and frustrating process.

The Human Rights Revolution: A universal demand for full human rights is now clearly evident. It continues to be demonstrated in the civil rights movement within the United States. But this is only the local manifestation of a worldwide movement toward the establishment of social and political regimes in which every individual will feel valued and none will feel rejected on account of his race.

We are particularly concerned in this statement with the first of these revolutionary phenomena. This is not because we underestimate the significance of the other two. On the contrary, we affirm that it is the simultaneous occurrence and interaction of all three developments which make evident the necessity for radical alterations in attitude and policy. The adoption of just policies for coping with cybernation and for extending …
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Samsara Siddhartha - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:17:56 EST ID:uN3U2p5r No.36279 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First and foremost, I don't mind if the article goes after military spending, but to fucking include space in it has pissed me off enough to venture out to find wifi to bitch...we need space exploration, it's grossly underfunded...I'll get back to you on the other points because I do feel that it is correct so far on its assessment of what's to come...but I took gravous offence to its assessment of space sciences....fuck these short sited bastards...
Fucking Hebberdodge - Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:15:59 EST ID:48b/IJuG No.36284 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Eh, you're assuming that all of the space exploration is legitimate and in the open. Fact is, there is no good reason for the gains made in space to be publicly available to the whole world, when specific governments are doing the research. I sincerely doubt that the USA is without spacecraft far superior to the space shuttle. When was the last time that a government or military gave up it's power, without there being something better to replace it?
Samsara Siddhartha - Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:34:57 EST ID:vYiRHAZP No.36293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If the triple revolution was the seed, then this is but one aspect of the fruit that it is yielding...

Archie Clishham - Mon, 07 Sep 2015 01:42:53 EST ID:mgnWEaTU No.36340 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Why don't you tell people wtf you're linking to?
Oliver Gedgebidge - Mon, 07 Sep 2015 09:42:27 EST ID:EgX7t9ID No.36341 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, I don't want to give some faggot undeserved views.

Perth Man grows human ear on arm, intends to connect it to internet. by Nigger Nickleman - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:10:57 EST ID:rOr9Te/O No.36292 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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We're here. This is now a before and after moment.
Priscilla Fibblewell - Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:49:08 EST ID:nJvPyaTo No.36294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man I bet 20 years ago that seemed like a brilliant idea....

>"Increasingly now, people are becoming internet portals of experience ... imagine if I could hear with the ears of someone in New York, imagine if I at the same time could see with the eyes of someone in London."

I hope he grows eyes in his ball sack so he can see other places.

Lol growing extra parts to remote listen
Edwin Gebbershit - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:36:59 EST ID:48b/IJuG No.36317 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Odd... I was betting that the penis would be the first bodypart plugged into the internet.
Graham Pipperhuck - Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:54:29 EST ID:nJvPyaTo No.36322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>USP 3.0 just came out.
>Faster dick connections making you cum faster and harder.
Priscilla Geppermerk - Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:16:10 EST ID:qtcZMAzg No.36324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It wasn't quite 'plugged' in, but underwear with vibrators in it that your partner controls over the internet happened a couple of years ago.
It sucked. http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-new-sex-toy-that-trying-to-ruin-foreplay-forever/

Enhancing humans. by Eugene Cazzleville - Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:11:49 EST ID:js0Y/QFI No.34426 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So in the future they'll probably be ways to make humans better.
Either genetically altering them before they are born, or with some kind of robot implants etc.

What kinda stuff would you have put into your body to make yourself better?

Personally I'd have a robot heart so I always had a good cardio system without having to work out.

Robot liver/kidneys so I can keep boozing/drugging without the fear of organ failure and death.

I'd remove pain receptors from my digestive system because IBS is a bitch, however this might backfire if I have filthy diarrhoea but can't feel it coming.

Some kind of implant in my brain which gave me much better memory, I hate forgetting special moments in my life. But this might have to be selective memory as there as some things I want to forget. (This would probably be a bad idea actually and end up being abused)

Generally any area of my body that decayed with old age I'd like to replace.
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James Barringhid - Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:43:04 EST ID:g78e0pKv No.35592 Ignore Report Quick Reply
O naive fantasies of technological superpowers.
You are being fed tales, stupid. The future is likely to be either dominated by oligarchs, and you will be tightly controlled common dirt, or it will be egalitarian but overcrowded, so again you'll be tightly controlled by society, or it will be stone age or complete extinction where you will not exist. These tales you are fed are to harness your productivity for scientific progress that will not benefit you directly.
Clara Simmerville - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:35:12 EST ID:nJvPyaTo No.36276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Do you even plan on keeping the same human form?
At first. We will see how things go, altered form may work its way into my designs as I engineer my own machines. Initially I want to transplant my brain into a strong and fast body. Highly geared for space travel and unknown explorations. Internal o2 tanks for extended EVA with out a suit. Perhaps a minimal on board RCS.
There will be plenty of augments to visual and mental capacities as well. I'll need to quickly scan and analyze my surroundings, highlight a variety of HUD objects, manage and control personal equipment.

The over all goal of being able to autonomously explore space may necessitate altered form. Though I would like to be as Humanly shaped as possible as I do not know any other way of moving as of yet.
Reuben Faffingbadging - Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:24:59 EST ID:0bP3mBps No.36297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well I mean I'm absolutely sure I'll die but my image will persist in a computer, like a full brain scan. And that computer could be housed in a little spider bot or something. You think I'm playing but I took time out of my data structure assignments to write this...
like whether or not I end up failing or dying early I don't think what I'm doing is naive, I mean it seems like the technology to make this work is like 50 years or less away
man imagine lecturing someone as a 7" tall spiderbot lol
Betsy Giddlekud - Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:46:43 EST ID:D/QZxGVW No.36298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've always thought it would be neat if you could have different "tabs" for your actual life once brain upgrades are a thing. Like one taking care of real life, one playing a game, and one doing research or something simultaneously. They all have background subroutines made by you to run autonomously, but you can direct your full focus to one or two at a time.

Otherwise I'm probably good for mechanical augmentation other than the inevitable back of the neck jack, and repairing my body unless I had something specific I wanted to accomplish and would need mechanization to do so like long term space travel. I don't want to live forever though, maybe 250 or 300 years then die peacefully on my own terms once I'm bored of life and have accomplished what I wanted.
Edwin Gebbershit - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:34:27 EST ID:48b/IJuG No.36316 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I trained my brain to have popups of images that are similar to things that I am looking at, instead of looking away or closing my eyes to remember images.

Autonomous Driverless Cars by Hedda Berrysudge - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:53:13 EST ID:jd3/sOCs No.35886 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>guy who researches bitcoin thinks about cars that "seek" greatest profits
>they would "seek" programmers, upgrades, investments in "offspring"
>"But one interesting thing computers can do is prove to a third party what software they are running. "
>he honestly thinks no one would program a car to lie, cheat, deceive, and/or murder it's occupants to get more money
>does not think a car would seek this out if it had any capacity to measure programming effectiveness
>"You would have no risk of it ripping you off, no risk of misunderstandings, and some people would actually find that preferable."
>futurists seriously believe this
>picture related
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Simon Fancocke - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:31:01 EST ID:VpycPCQN No.36262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit Bambleworth - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:24:49 EST ID:kM4zjhsd No.36264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
not to mention the gov't will be tracking every vehicle and have visual and audio surveillance and propaganda that you can't turn off playing in the cars not that this is a big step away from current state of things
James Honeywater - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:45:40 EST ID:WpXApFjG No.36265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>guy who researches bitcoin
James Honeywater - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:47:01 EST ID:WpXApFjG No.36266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mean aren't butts some sort of in-joke on this chan by now?
Nicholas Cannerpuck - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:24:57 EST ID:FYN/7/VM No.36277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>EU is requiring members to have a crash reporting system like OnStar in all vehicles by 2016.
>The US DOT is looking into how well it plays out in Europe to see how to best implement it here.

The future is bleak. It is a bleak, controlled fascist wreck. Where control is self-imposed rather than at the end of a gun barrel.

Other futurism forums and such by Shitting Snodhood - Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:09:24 EST ID:n/jrUNSq No.35147 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where does everyone here get their future fix? I feel like there's maybe 5 of us posting here tops.

Seriously, roll call. Post if you check this board regularly.
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Polly Goodspear - Sun, 31 May 2015 20:27:59 EST ID:pJE3HIyZ No.36151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thomas Cheddleman - Fri, 19 Jun 2015 03:09:09 EST ID:wWq4Hvrm No.36231 Ignore Report Quick Reply

not bad

I particularly like the presentation
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:53:41 EST ID:LjAGXJLB No.36269 Report Quick Reply
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So there's this new podcast. Their first guest was Tim Canon who is one of those biohacker types; he's pretty cool. First episode is stuff that pretty much everyone here has probably covered multiple times, but their later podcasts will apparently dive deeper into particular subjects each episode.

Alice Dankinchare - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:11:35 EST ID:GyH3avGu No.36270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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An IRC channel would be cool. Too bad that there's really only a few posters here. I doubt an IRC channel would have an traffic at all. Probably would be just thermoptic 99% of the time
Cyril Derringpudge - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:53:47 EST ID:sUFLwiIy No.36271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Been lurking, replying, and posting since I suggested this board's creation on /sagan/ some years ago (how old are we again?). Always a pleasure to see you all churning out thought.

I recommend SciFi for both the cutting edge and classics of futurist thought. Also most of the sources suggested in this thread.

Things about the present that make you feel like you're in the future by Reuben Billylad - Mon, 11 May 2015 06:46:47 EST ID:EeiJEE4s No.36101 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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When I use a computer for a long period of time and then look away, my vision is like a rectangle of flashing diamonds (sort of like what you see when you close your eyes and rub them). It makes me feel like I was jacking into cyberspace and that my heavy use of tech fried my brain, like a net-run gone awry. Nothing's more cyberpunk than tech as drugs.

Also darknet, bitcoin, and using https://crypto.cat/
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:58:59 EST ID:LjAGXJLB No.36236 Report Quick Reply
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Sidney Shittingfield - Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:38:10 EST ID:rOr9Te/O No.36238 Ignore Report Quick Reply

8/10 - would harbor illegally during the cyborg genocide of the coming dark age.
Nigger Bardspear - Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:43:06 EST ID:nJvPyaTo No.36250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A handful of voices against the waterfall of ignorance only gets heard by so many.
Polly Clullertotch - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:03:44 EST ID:VpycPCQN No.36253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why did that post get deleted?
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:31:15 EST ID:LjAGXJLB No.36254 Report Quick Reply
Must have been globally banned for some other thing.

Cyberpunk'd by James Blackford - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:02:53 EST ID:AmGAaCSi No.36000 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Back in the 80s cyberpunk was just a fringe sci-fi concept. Now the high-tech, low life-style is mainstream, creeping in suddenly in the guise of user-friendly plebware whilst the dark-net stalks menacingly in the shadows, ready to steal your cc details and sell you weapons. 2015 is like the bastard love child of a Gibson-esque, Orwellian wet dream. Yet all I see are a bunch of screens. We have the gritty, trashy future now but we all now we can do better. I'm talking ultra clean, automated, interstella Renaissance age. When is the real paradigm shift going to happen and what will it look like? What's it going to take to get us there?
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Fanny Hiblingson - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:12:05 EST ID:+1drNZFC No.36211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Take ur meds
Henry Chettingfield - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:07:48 EST ID:QBsnzQ7y No.36213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Of course it doesn't have to be. For the majority of people it's not, as things stand. But we'd all enjoy our time a hell of a lot more if it were.
Whitey Brapperchot - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:14:47 EST ID:PqXFm4TM No.36214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think it'll just be temporary unemployment benefits, then politicians reduce number of work days in a week. Afterwards, people have more free time and consume more sports and arts, then jobs shift to things related to sports and arts.
Nigel Gunningford - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:29:20 EST ID:SUOduhNz No.36217 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Have you ever done something you enjoyed, as a job, for someone else, in exchange for your livelihood? It can fucking kill it for you for years.

Ug, but there is a bigger point. Wtf is with people putting such big emphasis on jobs that do nothing for survival. 'Sports and art" wtf? The janitor of a school is more important than a major athlete, as they take away the shit and prevent the students from getting ill. Preventing is always better than treatment. And art? Fuck all of ya, I really doubt many people here give art any value. Who here has ever paid a fair price for an artist's work, from an artist? I would genuinely like to know. I almost never see good work go for the price it deserves, while routinely see people buy overpriced shit from China, and pay a little less for prints and knockoffs.

People have no idea wtf the value of anything is anymore, and I blame it on the fact that most people at least in the western world, have never created jack shit themselves. Beyond that, a large percentage have never even worked by the time they're in their mid fucking twenties, running around thinking that college will make them special. Well, maybe in some country, but in the USA and I reckon about half of Europe, it just puts you in debt and replaces thought with memorization. Only reason to learn at a college nowadays is lab experience... Though with the price of college in a lot of places, might be cheaper to just rent some lab space.
Henry Chettingfield - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:18:13 EST ID:QBsnzQ7y No.36221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Have you ever done something you enjoyed, as a job, for someone else, in exchange for your livelihood? It can fucking kill it for you for years.
We're talking about the future where no one does anything for their livelihood, the robots handle that. You just do what you want, when you want.

>Wtf is with people putting such big emphasis on jobs that do nothing for survival. 'Sports and art" wtf?
The robots will be taking care of the day-to-day survival stuff. Sports and art are very popular with a lot of people, not everyone wants to be a scientist or engineer.

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