Monthly Archives: July 2011

THINKERS JULY 26 2011: GOOGLE PLUS PSUEDONYM FUSS

[15:33] Extropia DaSilva: Today the topic is…GOOGLE+ AND THE PSUEDONYM FUSS… [15:33] Extropia DaSilva: GOOGLE+ AND THE PSUEDONYM FUSS: “Google the corporation doesn’t quite get social” says Hamlet Au. But is it actually more a case of users with psuedonyms … Continue reading

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Thinkers July 19 2011: Emotion Detectors

Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers! Today the topic is ‘EMOTION DETECTORS’.. [2011/07/19 15:31]  Extropia DaSilva: Technologists are developing sensors that can accurately interpret a person’s emotions. Tests show the tech is actually better at sensing moods than most people are. … Continue reading

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TIMES A-CHANGIN’ (APPOLOGIES TO BOB DYLAN)

Get Bob Dylan on and sing-a-long to my version of ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIPQxrog8M REMEMBER THE 90S WHEN THE WEB WAS NEW? YOU MADE UP A NAME BY WHICH FOLKS WOULD KNOW YOU AND YOUR INTERNET HANDLE IT JUST … Continue reading

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BOTGIRL: (UN)REAL ADDENDUM

BOTGIRL: (UN)REAL ADDENDUM. Giulio Prisco replied to my article ‘Botgirl: (un)real’ and as I thought about my response to his comments, what I wanted to say in reply grew until it seemed more appropriate to write up an article. So … Continue reading

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BOTGIRL: (UN)REAL

BOTGIRL: (UN)REAL. Botgirl Questi has a post on her blog called “For Those Who Say Avatar Identity Isn’t Real”. What could possibly be meant by a statement like ‘Botgirl isn’t real’? If we equate reality with existence, then the statement … Continue reading

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Thinkers July 05 2011: Bitcoin Bites The Dust

Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers! [2011/07/05 15:32]  Arisia Vita: ty [2011/07/05 15:32]  Julie Bluebird (lolli.bluebird): Ari can sit by me :) [2011/07/05 15:32]  Extropia DaSilva: Today it is guest chaired by Ivy Sunkiller, who chose the topic.. [2011/07/05 15:32]  TommyJW … Continue reading

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GIULIO PRISCO’S TURING CHURCH

GIULIO PRISCO’S TURING CHURCH Giulio Prisco has published an article for H+ magazine, which may well re-open the debate regarding the religious overtones of transhumanism.  Prisco is by no means the only person to perceive a link between transhumanism and … Continue reading

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