Your Weekend Satisfaction

posted on July 29, 2011


Oh sure, glorious future, wonderous times ahead… but tell me, how do you really feel?

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Podunk Cryptography

By Woody Evans, posted on July 26, 2011

Forgive me, I am no code breaker.  But it struck me some time ago that we do passwords the wrong way. We’ve witnessed the steady uptick in password requirements online since we got online big-time in the 90s, and it seems the upticking might morph into ways of “doing security” that are potentially much more […]

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VR Integration Requires Total Transparency

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on July 24, 2011

I’d like you to imagine it’s the year 2019. You are wearing a set of extremely lightweight wraparound lenses and have just gotten off the train in an unfamiliar part of the city to meet your friend at a new club. As you look around, you see a floating icon over a board against the […]

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Is The Singularity Near Or Far? It’s A Software Problem

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on July 22, 2011

When I first read The Singularity is Near by Kurzweil, it struck me that something seemed curiously “missing” from his predictions. At the time, I merely put it on the back burner as a question that needed more data to answer. Well, recently, it’s been brought up again by David Linden in his article “The […]

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I Predict That My Predictions Will Be Proven Wrong

By R.U. Sirius, posted on July 20, 2011

“Personally, when I hear someone who is generally upbeat being pessimistic, it makes me optimistic…”   Tonight, the audio podcast “Future Forward” will be uploading an interview with myself, Sonia Arrison and George Dvorsky.  Before doing the interview (twice, but that’s a whole other story) we were informed that we would be talking about likely […]

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MondoNet Fights The Internet Power: an Interview with Aram Sinnreich

By R.U. Sirius & Valkyrie Ice, posted on July 17, 2011

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, I’m sure you’ve heard about the “Declaration of War” by Lulzsec and Anonymous. Regardless of what you think about their actions, it should be obvious that there has been a growing effort by large corporations and governments to recreate the internet in an image completely alien […]

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Optimist Author Mark Stevenson Is Trippin’… Through The Tech Revolution

By R.U. Sirius, posted on July 14, 2011

“The oddest thing I did was attend an underwater cabinet meeting in the Maldives.” Mark Stevenson’s An Optimist’s Tour of the Future is a rare treat — an upbeat tour visiting major shakers behind all the technologies in transhumanism’s bag of tricks — written by a quippie (a culturally hip person who uses amusing quips […]

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Dolphin Head

Rights of the nonhuman: Give me liberty or give me death?

By Surf-D, posted on July 12, 2011

“Give me liberty or give me death!” By revealing a new level of importance for the burst-pulse sounds used by dolphins along with their clicks and whistles, researchers have realized that the sounds mirror behavior that keeps the social hierarchy and peace of the pod intact. Now, there is an increased call for a Declaration […]

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From Gamification to Intelligence Amplification to The Singularity

By Alex Peake, posted on July 10, 2011

“Moore’s law became obsolete as far as graphics were concerned.  Moore’s law was doubling. It was accelerating so fast that NVida started calling it Moore’s law cubed.” The following article was edited by R.U. Sirius and Alex Peake from a lecture Peake gave at the December 2010 Humanity+ Conference at the Beckman Institute in Pasadena, […]

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Ali G Asks “Science. What Is It All About?”

posted on July 8, 2011

Science what is it all about?/Technology, what is that all about?/Is it good?/Or is it wack?/Good?/Wack

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