Monthly Archives: December 2013

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: ūüôā [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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MIND UPLOADING AND CYLON PHILOSOPHY

MIND UPLOADING AND CYLON PHILOSOPHY. Suppose it were possible to build an artificial brain which was, essentially, a copy of an existing brain. Yours, for example. If consciousness is reducible to the form and functions of the brain (to put … Continue reading

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Thinkers Dec 03 2013: Autonomous flying robots

¬†Extropia DaSilva: Welcome to Thinkers! [2013/12/03 15:32] ¬†Extropia DaSilva: Soon your Amazon purchases could be delivered pronto via nifty drones! What are the pros and cons of autonomous flying robots? [2013/12/03 15:32] ¬†Ivy Sunkiller: isn’t xbox on DX? [2013/12/03 15:33] … Continue reading

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THE LONG WALK: A SHORT SCI-FI TALE.

THE LONG WALK. ‘ONCE YOU’VE BEEN TO PARADISE, YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE’. So the advertisement had promised, and I knew from first-hand experience how right that was. They say that God created the world, but if so he sure … Continue reading

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