Monthly Archives: July 2010

THINKERS 27th JULY 2010: HARD TAKEOFF.

[2010/07/27 15:33]  Extropia DaSilva: Today we are discussion what singularitarians call the ‘hard takeoff’. [2010/07/27 15:33]  Gwyneth Llewelyn: yay, 20 million registered users today! [2010/07/27 15:33]  Shorahmin Femto: is Big M still on the list? [2010/07/27 15:33]  Extropia DaSilva: So … Continue reading

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EXTIE’S EPIC PARACHUTE JUMP.

I spend most of my time on private islands. They can be nice places, but they do have one drawback: Limited horizons. I mean it literally, because if you fly out to sea you inevitably encounter an invisible shield that … Continue reading

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ILLUSION=DOES NOT EXIST?

Sometimes one comes across philosophical schools of thought that say the self is an illusion. Such an idea is hard to wrap one’s mind around because…well..who is it that is trying to make sense of this concept? I am thinking … Continue reading

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THINKERS JULY 20 2010: SACRED CYBERSPACE.

[2010/07/20 15:32]  Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers! [2010/07/20 15:32]  Extropia DaSilva: Materialism has steady narrowed the number of places where one may look for the spiritual.. [2010/07/20 15:32]  Zobeid Zuma: oif! [2010/07/20 15:33]  Extropia DaSilva: And yet, people still have … Continue reading

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SECONDARY THOUGHTS: DIGITAL PEOPLE.

METAFIRE: What will be the most basic and important categorization of post- singularity minds? It most probably won’t be gender, because the ubiquitous use of metamorphic bodies or avatars it will be nonexistent or very easily changeable. The same goes … Continue reading

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IMPOSSIBLE SINGULARITY?

Technological Singularity: Is such a thing possible? No doubt all of you have come across people who think not, but what does it actually mean to say technological singularities are impossible? Well, what do we mean by the term? A … Continue reading

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THINKERS JULY 14 2010: BETTER OFF BUT MISERABLE.

[2010/07/13 15:35]  Extropia DaSilva: It is fair to say that, materially-speaking, our generation is better off than any before it. And yet, it has been found that our generation is less happy. So…how can that be? [2010/07/13 15:35]  Gwyneth Llewelyn: … Continue reading

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