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CAN BRAIN SCIENCES ELIMINATE EVIL?

CAN BRAIN SCIENCES ELIMINATE EVIL? Thanks to modern technologies that enable us to observe, in increasing detail, not only how brains are organised but how they function, and thanks to increasingly capable communications networks and knowledge-management systems, humanity is slowly … Continue reading

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Thinkers 8th April 2014: Can tech reduce crime?

Extropia DaSilva: welcome to thinkers! [2014/04/08 15:32] ArtCrash Exonar: Where is Gwyn these days? [2014/04/08 15:33] ArtCrash Exonar: Is her computer challenged? [2014/04/08 15:33] Zobeid Zuma: She has a schedule conflict I think? [2014/04/08 15:33] Extropia DaSilva: She is a … Continue reading

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Thinkers April 01 2014: Oculus Rift and Facebook

Extropia DaSilva: Welcome back to Thinkers! After its long absence due to pointless bloody clock changes (mutters) [2014/04/01 15:30] Extropia DaSilva: so this week the topic is…. [2014/04/01 15:30] Extropia DaSilva: What does Facebook want with VR? [2014/04/01 15:30] Zobeid … Continue reading

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Thinkers Feb 18 2014: Science and money

[2014/02/18 15:32]  Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers! [2014/02/18 15:32]  Extropia DaSilva: today the topic for discussion is….. [2014/02/18 15:32]  Extropia DaSilva: what would science be like if money were no object? [2014/02/18 15:32]  Scarp Godenot: Everyone would become a scientist … Continue reading

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The X-Files’ True Skeptic.

THE X-FILES’ TRUE SKEPTIC. Who is the true skeptic of the X-files, that 90s TV series concerning two FBI agents who investigate paranormal activities? The answer might seem obvious to anyone who has heard of the show. Everybody knows that … Continue reading

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Thinkers Jan 28 2014: Post-human families (with guest chairperson Zobeid Zuma)

Zobeid Zuma: okay… So! [2014/01/28 15:34]  Extropia DaSilva: how alien that must feel. [2014/01/28 15:34]  Rhiannon of the Birds (rhiannon.dragoone): Oh, it did when I first stopped s tripping–wearing clothes at work?  Seemed weird. [2014/01/28 15:35]  Zobeid Zuma: A couple … Continue reading

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Thinkers Jan 21 2014: Will transhumanism kick off in the far east?

Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers.. [2014/01/21 15:30]  Extropia DaSilva: Which.. [2014/01/21 15:30]  Extropia DaSilva: As Gwyn remembered.. [2014/01/21 15:30]  Extropia DaSilva: Is to do with China.. [2014/01/21 15:30]  Extropia DaSilva: Only, I expanded it a bit to the Far East. … Continue reading

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Thinkers January 14 2014: Post-human civilization.

Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers! [2014/01/14 15:31]  ArtCrash Exonar: Let’s begin at the middle [2014/01/14 15:31]  Extropia DaSilva: Today the topic is……… [2014/01/14 15:31]  Extropia DaSilva: What would a post-human civilization look like? [2014/01/14 15:31]  Ari (arisia.vita): I like the … Continue reading

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CTRL-Q QUANTUM TIME

CTRL-Q: QUANTUM TIME. (This essay was used as my 2013 Thinkers Lecture). Have you ever stopped to consider how the impossibility of logging off from SL might ultimately reveal the quantum physical nature of time? Probably not. Quite a few … Continue reading

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THINKERS DEC 10 2013: WHAT WILL WE NEED NOT LEARN IN THE FUTURE?

Extropia DaSilva: HEEEEEER’S THINKERS! [2013/12/10 15:33]  Extropia DaSilva: :) [2013/12/10 15:33]  Extropia DaSilva: And today’s topic is… [2013/12/10 15:33]  Extropia DaSilva: What things that need to be learned now will not need to be learned in the future? [2013/12/10 15:33] … Continue reading

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