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The Great Consciousness Swindle: Why Philosophers Will Never Find Consciousness, And Why They Secretly Don’t Want To

By James Kent, posted on November 14, 2012

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As someone who writes regularly on aspects of the brain and consciousness, I have recently received a large amount of correspondence from people wondering what I think about a news article linking consciousness to quantum gravity in cellular microtubules, and how this model could offer “proof” of the soul’s ability to survive outside the body […]

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Encouraging Developments In Quadcopters (w. Lots Of Video)

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on November 11, 2012

As I was doing my daily random browsing of interesting links, I came across a very interesting article by Mark Bruce, one of my regular readers and commenters, which had a huge list of links related to quadcopters and other “drones” that covered a very broad range of advances over the last couple of years. […]

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First Glimpse Of MONDO 2000 History Project Archives: Complete Issue #1 Of High Frontiers (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #39)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on November 9, 2012

The following is a rough draft excerpt from Chapter Six — titled “Funky Punky Acid Rag” of the book in progress, Use Your Hallucinations: MONDO 2000 In Late 20th Century Cyberculture along with a link to the first glimpse of the MONDO 2000 History Project archives, being organized by the Internet Archive. We did a […]

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Why Am I Here? Notes On Getting A Second Life

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on November 7, 2012

“Why am I here?” I asked myself for the twentieth time in the last hour. I felt like a fool.  Why had I allowed Shasta to talk me into this?  An idle fantasy?  A chance to escape the humdrum daily grind and allow myself the freedom of just being myself?  This was crazy.  It was […]

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Upcoming Humanity Plus Conference On Writing — An Interview With Natasha Vita-More

By R.U. Sirius, posted on November 4, 2012

Humanity Plus is sponsoring a conference on “Writing The Future” in San Francisco on December 1 – 2.  Among those presenting are Aubrey de Grey, Natasha Vita-More, Jamais Casio, Ben Goertzel, Max More, Sonia Arrison and David Brin.  Oh, and me.  I’m looking forward to it. I interviewed Natasha Vita-More, Chairman of Humanity Plus, about […]

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Your Friday MONDO: Brain Nuggets from Reality Hackers #5 –1988 (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #37)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on November 2, 2012

Pull quotes from Reality Hackers #5 (the follow up to High Frontiers #4)   …a vast molten core of the phantastical and absurd, an Agartha or never-neverland of the imagination where oxymorons walk hand in glove with palpable metaphors.  R.U. Sirius & Queen Mu   …cut the shit. Listen, if there’s a breakthrough in the grey room, […]

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