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Cyberpunk is now

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- Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:06:43 EST h6S+OWkg No.37624
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The technological era is gonna be tight.

As our ancestors left us knowledge in books, and physical artifacts; we will leave our children lonjg forgotten file repositories full of cultural artifacts (rickrolls, memes, .swf files, etc.) for them to discover, and let influence future movies, and literature.

No matter how much things change, they stay the same. Look at Japan and how they are evolving culturally. Being a 1337 haxxor , or a corpo data drone while living the neet lifestyle is rapidly becoming an american ideal. A large number of communities exist where all anyone wants to do is be alone to consume the content they enjoy (binge netflix and flush your system with dopamine).

We're also repurposing old softwares and tech just like any other retro trend. Can you imagine a day when instagram seems retro as fuck, and they're releasing old anime on hyper-realistic-futuro-vision monitor 2.0 that plugs you right into the fucking show, third eye and all.

The future will be a comfy place if we fight for it.
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Thomas Banderway - Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:10:15 EST 5dGJgCDW No.37628 Reply
It's already corporate police state hellhole. At least it can be corporate police state hellhole with augs and VR internet.


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- Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:24:27 EST 7RFJ6C6p No.37604
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future picutre
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Sidney Nishworth - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:09:51 EST 7RFJ6C6p No.37621 Reply
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sat, 12 Oct 2019 04:14:45 EST FzCeAt/T No.37622 Reply
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I just realized I didn't even post the image I had in mind and now I don't even have it anymore.
Phineas Beshhitch - Sat, 12 Oct 2019 04:31:54 EST uoy3ERyb No.37623 Reply
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we already live in the future. take a look at this flying ass just for an example


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- Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:01:54 EST NWeJ9c7F No.37310
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What is going to be the future of food?
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Graham Bebbleworth - Thu, 30 May 2019 23:20:45 EST dHPkkfJI No.37602 Reply
in one of the Foundation books, he describes packets of food that you tear open and they immediately self-heat, presumably from a reaction with the air
Edward Drunnerstuck - Fri, 31 May 2019 12:09:13 EST UiW+REl2 No.37603 Reply
I think more and more insect products and lab meat will be the near future stuff
Apparently theres two companies ready to release lab grown protein (chicken and steak) by the end of the year/early next year on the consumer markets. I will definitely try it as long as its not retardedly expensive.
Lydia Carringtutch - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:25:28 EST 5dGJgCDW No.37619 Reply
spotted the 'man' who can't grow a pinto bean

Smartphones of the near future

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- Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:58:47 EST kvZmZT9Z No.36805
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>2x 8-core CPUs
>1TB storage
>Neural networks, NLP, associated AI buzzwords
>due 2017

Let's assume that this monstrosity really will hit the market next year (because in all probability it won't). What immediate, practical applications are there for having such advanced hardware/software on a mobile device? These guys are gonna be hard-pressed to prove to consumers that their AI-driven operating system is anything more than a slightly more intelligent, much more obnoxious Siri. They'll also have to explain why the ridiculous specs (and implicit price tag) required to run said software are more than premature incremental upgrades that will be industry-standard in a few years' time anyway, but that they will make a pronounced difference in how the user interacts with their device.

I know all of that is Sales Training Talk 101, but with an outlandish product like this, such typically mundane considerations suddenly become relevant and intriguing, not least because this phone potentially offers a glimpse of what's waiting for us further down the line, and foments debate on the direction consumer device evolution is taking (i.e. hardware upgrades vs. new features).

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Graham Fickleshaw - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:25:40 EST Dr3fNsJ4 No.37599 Reply
I want my tools to have zero AI
John Blathercocke - Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:50:09 EST 7RFJ6C6p No.37618 Reply
I'm just impressed that my cheap shit phone can emulate the PSP


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- Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:01:11 EST mosf3Pgf No.37607
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Post spaceships, real or fake, and what you would do if you had a spaceship? What kind of spaceship would you have? And why? What would you name it, who or what would be on your crew? What is your cosmic purpose? This could be in the future.
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Samuel Honeyfuck - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:04:40 EST 7RFJ6C6p No.37613 Reply
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Samuel Honeyfuck - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:05:25 EST 7RFJ6C6p No.37614 Reply
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Eliza Gebblewell - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:52:35 EST xZy7bj2Z No.37615 Reply
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Oh my how the orb has grown since the last time I saw it!


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- Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:52:13 EST L8V4Kn0z No.37568
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Are lightsabers real?
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Cedric Chibberfield - Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:09:29 EST qD96GnKE No.37578 Reply
Ludosports will turn lightsabers real, using electrically powered batons with fancy lighting

this will be the new 'fencing' in the future
Shitting Simmlehure - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:47:38 EST kfTkzi+6 No.37591 Reply
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We sorta of have lightsaber fighting already in the form of tournament kendo, though they treat them like real swords with a single cutting edge. Lightsaber fighting can be different as it's basically a long baton that insta kills. so a shinai fits the bill for practise lightsaber fighting sans the unknown balance of a beam sword.

or you can be a turbo nerd like these guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmR5LoyZ4jw
it's staged af but it works if it was in the movie.
Hannah Gandleletch - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:18:05 EST fIS7VhYA No.37598 Reply
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Yeah bitch.

Brain emulation

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- Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:48:38 EST rAsSDYK/ No.37333
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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.

No doubt this idea will be controversial. Many people are concerned with the fact that a whole brain emulation will be a copy rather than a direct continuation of them. Personally I'm not sure if it matters. What does matter is our freedom to choose our own way. Whatever peoples positions are on this technology, they should respect other peoples right to make their own decision about embracing it.
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Polly Sottingstodge - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:21:19 EST xnmW28Zy No.37587 Reply
Game streaming is something you can do today. Valve, Sony and Microsoft all have popular solutions for it, and Google is working on a new one. It's not that great, latency is pretty rough so you can forget about anything multiplayer/action based. Putting everything into the cloud is fashionable nowadays, but when latency is a factor nothing will ever beat on-site processing.
Shitting Simmlehure - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:53:25 EST kfTkzi+6 No.37592 Reply
>adding lag to all your single player games

and people pay for this? Instead of saving for a "good" tier cheap box that will run every thing just not on high?
Isabella Hirringham - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:07:53 EST xnmW28Zy No.37597 Reply
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>>and people pay for this?
ikr? It's cause the world is shit and we're all gonna die soon in a slapstick techno-social apocalyptic pileup and/or plz maybe be robots


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- Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:38:39 EST vtLNTMWT No.37345
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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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SmallHentai - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:40:45 EST r6Xe2Dzf No.37595 Reply
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/r/ a fully articulated mecha suit to climb into and never leave, such that all bodily functions are maintained by the mecha suit, eat, drink, shit, piss, breath, clip toenails and fingernails, shave and haircut, brush teeth and all, and i can live in the suit 24/7 for an unlimited duration, but exit the suit and fuck bitches whenever whenever

Futurism board

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!cyBOrG7t12 - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:44:43 EST 44pyuxIG No.37565
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>but the threads are in December
Fuck is wrong with you?
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Edward Mummerfield - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:51:20 EST BBhLuMt7 No.37570 Reply
what will be was and what was will be
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:59:01 EST 44pyuxIG No.37572 Reply
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>this is the past Kirt wants

Cyberpunk revival

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- Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:46:22 EST KnZ28Bqz No.36514
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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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xaivier.mod - Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:47:23 EST NFZoJ84t No.37560 Reply
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I kicked down a brainwashing satellite does that mean I am cyber punk enough?

Chaarrrrginn mah laaazzzeeer

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- Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:07:17 EST xnmW28Zy No.37458
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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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Earthworm Jim - Sun, 25 Nov 2018 19:18:50 EST pFzExxSN No.37555 Reply
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Ah holy fuck lads I've finally put it all together. God I'm so dense, I mean I was already considering wave interference I just didn't consider holographics... researching how to map light to where I want it now.
Now I just have to start the two year process of making it happen wew
Doris Clickleville - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:46:36 EST xnmW28Zy No.37556 Reply
I'm almost afraid to ask since your post so obviously ignores mentioning the thing it itself is talking about, but uhm, what're you talking about?
Doris Nenningson - Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:14:56 EST xnmW28Zy No.37558 Reply
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Chargin mah lazer part 2: now with more lazer
So this is a pretty old article, but it got me to thinking. So there's this NASA award out now for a system that can be sent to mars and produce rocket fuel automatically without any other input.

At first, I was thinking about that thing I mentioned in the other thread, about sequestering carbon by turning it into sugar batteries. In model rocketry there are these things called sugar rockets, so I was thinking that could be a fuel, but the problem is the propellant isn't very efficient for its weight and is prone to uneven burns (meaning, explosions.) And you would also need the probe or whatever to mechanically adept enough to manage storing a solid propellant. So, big problems.

But then I thought about this laser. All you would need would be a probe with a solar collector, UV laser, a heat exchanger, and a collapsible fuel bladder. I would think you would choose a polar landing site to mitigate the energy costs of cryogenic storage. You siphon in Martian CO2, UV laser it to free O2, and cool it to form liquid oxygen, which while primarily used as an oxidizer in rocket fuel, as far as I know could also be used as the primary propellant, especially since Mars surface G is about 40% of earth.

The biggest problem I think is keeping the fuel tank cold enough long enough to keep oxygen liquid. I was thinking it would be easier to keep it cool underground, but then you'd have to bring in something that could drill out a million liters worth of Martian soil, hoping to create an air-tight chasm. If it could even work, I think it would blow up the weight budget. What do you guys think?

Rage your Dream.

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- Wed, 31 Oct 2018 02:55:12 EST me0VS2lL No.37546
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Ohai, the yuan paid for all those Yen I lent the Kenji... And then the dollar outbid it. Zeni is really good if you have enough ki to convert to some capsules >_>

But there's no science in that, just a bunch of ideals in health. Build your home in your capsule and outside you'll find the pod is just the world before the super saiyan gets back to his life. Make your body your equilibrium, inhale some real shards in that it's no glass, just thc crystals... CBC CBD, CBGa... weed's a good sister goddess, for reals. She knows where she is in your life when you plant a seed in your heart. yeah it's the flute if she ever panned it like sex... then made a religion out of it. Oh yeah, snake charmers were real smart if Hunter X Hunter had a lot to say about anime.
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Isabella Fonnerfere - Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:47:55 EST HfI4ub9Q No.37551 Reply
Now this is /wc/. I love the total abandonment of reality in favor of speed and tangential associations. It's art of a sort.

The Future of Energy

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- Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:19:50 EST AECV3w0N No.37529
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Reading current trends, this is what I see as most likely for the future of Energy production in the world:

It is possible to turn solar energy into either jet fuel or liquid ammonia. The former captures carbon from the atmosphere in the process but puts it back once it is burned so it is carbon neutral. The latter process produces a fuel which does not contain any carbon and therefore is also carbon neutral. Both fuels can be used to power fuel cells and jet fuel can also be burned to power generators. Both fuels already have the infrastructure designed to transport them and can be scaled up easily.

Certain areas on the planet are exposed to more solar irradiance than others (deserts mostly) and they are ideal locations for solar plants. The problem with that is that it would be very expensive to run power transmission lines from places with high solar irradiance to places that need the power, and you would also lose some power because it's inefficient to transfer power over long distances using electrical wire. Converting the solar energy into liquid fuel on site that can be shipped anywhere solves this problem. Areas that have lots of cheap land with high solar irradiance that is near traditional shipping lanes will become major hubs to produce carbon neutral liquid fuels to power fuel cells. What's really cool is that many of the major fossil fuel producing countries in the Middle East actually fit these criteria perfectly. They will be perfectly situated to move into this industry once it opens up and becomes commonplace.

I think that the solar plants themselves will adopt concentrated solar rather than photovoltaic because the materials will be cheaper as it just uses mirrors which can be cheaply mass produced. Systems using molten salts would probably not be needed as they could just churn out as much fuel as possible during the daylight hours and ignore dark hours meaning that the technology for this already exists today and can simply be scaled up.

The only thing that could kill this is intellectual property rights. I have a suspicion that some of the companies funding the research into fuel cell breakthroughs actually get their money from fossil fuels and they're funding the research in order to get the patents so they can stop them from ever being used. I've seen big breakthroughs go nowhere. This is the same thing they do in the pharmaceutical industry. Promising research is funded only so that it can be locked in a drawer never to see the light of day. Scientists go in thinking they're going to make a difference only to find no one cares about their breakthrough because it could potentially actually cure diseases that they want to just "treat". Oh well, at the moment I remain optimistic that this will be implemented within the next two decades at the very latest. Our days of relying on oil are over because we realize it's starting to fuck with the climate.
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Matilda Drucklelodge - Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:46:56 EST AECV3w0N No.37543 Reply
nigga, do you even know what batteries are made out of? Not only are they highly combustible they're also pressurized and have exploded many times before. We also use gasoline to power our cars and appliances and you don't see people freaking out because it can be combusted, in fact that's kind of the whole point. Fuel cells also don't combust it so you can just build them in a sturdy enclosure to make sure the fuel doesn't leak out.

Martin Duckcocke - Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:01:20 EST xnmW28Zy No.37544 Reply
>>pulling weight about fucking batteries
>>comparing the explosive potential of batteries and jet fuel
>>fuel cells don't combust
>>"make sure" the fuel doesn't leak out
You know what place they really, really "make sure" fuel doesn't leak out? Rocket fuel tanks. You know the number of times rocket fuel tanks have failed? Not zero.
Look, no one is denying jet fuel is more energy dense than batteries or sugar, by about 2000x. And while I admit it is pretty cool we can find ways to get energy out of hydrocarbons without combusting them, that doesn't change the fact that they are volatile, toxic fossil fuels that are infinitely more dangerous when an inevitable failure does happen than even highly explosive lithium batteries (like lithium itself is anything but stone-age by the standard of cutting edge battery tech.)

I mean, I guess its good to have the option to use fossil fuels in a slightly less destructive way, but is that the direction we really want to go? Why don't we use gasoline to power robots right now, then?
Betsy Murdspear - Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:13:47 EST KXfK2XaG No.37545 Reply
You know, hydrogen power cells don't go off IRL like in Terminator 3 and Quantum Of Solace.

And, I'll say it again, something something ocean thermal power, something something Dymaxion global energy grid.
Free energy is there, it's just a matter of scale.

One of these days.

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- Fri, 05 Jan 2018 03:23:30 EST vWDrIt6H No.37385
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Do you guys think they'll roll out the death robots used to fight future wars gradually or all at once?
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Charlotte Dartville - Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:52:46 EST mHRdLpqU No.37508 Reply
This is really well written, I maintained joy through reading all of it.

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