Monthly Archives: June 2010

ROBOTS.

EXAPTED SAYS: The way in which technology is currently combined with organizations to increase productivity does not usually involve direct replacement of humans with equivalent task-processing by machines. The economy gets more and more deeply integrated with technology, including artificial … Continue reading

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THINKERS JUNE 29 2010: PRIORITIES.

2010/06/29 15:36]  Gwyneth Llewelyn: PRIORITIES: We face many serious challenges in the decades to come. Peak oil, climate change, loss of biodiversity to name a few. Of all the impending challenges, which should we consider most in need of addressing? … Continue reading

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

HOW FAR AWAY IS TRUE AI? HOW DO WE CREATE SUCH A THING?…. I SAY: If you say flying machines are impossible and I show you a working helicopter, you have been proved wrong. Period. There is no point in … Continue reading

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WHAT IS ‘NORMAL’, ANYWAY?

In online worlds the everyday concerns that define real life coexist with experiences that can only be described as ‘surreal’. It is fairly safe to say that if you spend long enough exploring such worlds, sooner or later you will … Continue reading

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THINKERS JUNE 22 2010: SLnetworking.

THINKERS JUNE 22 2010: SLNETWORKING. Extropia DaSilva: …Anyway Welcome to Thinkers! Extropia DaSilva: Today the discussion is SLnetworking… Extropia DaSilva: The continuing evolution of SL now involves integrating it with social networking sites. But is this really the best strategy, … Continue reading

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SECONDARY THOUGHTS: UPLOADING/BRAIN EMULATION

…On Whole Brain Emulation aka Mind Uploading: SET/AI SAYS: the copy issue has been dead for nearly a decade since the discovery of molecular turn-over in the brain http://www.dichotomistic.com/mind_readings_molecular_turnover.html it is embarassing that at a forum like this we still … Continue reading

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The Universe Algorithm

Belief in the world as a virtual reality goes back a long way. Buddhism sees the physical world as an illusion, the allegorical tale of Plato’s cave suggested the reality we know is a mere shadow hinting at, rather than … Continue reading

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