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April 15, 2014

Seed, water, sunlight.

April 11, 2014

If every instrument could accomplish its own work, obeying or anticipating the will of others, like the statues of Daedalus, or the tripods of Hephaestus, which, says the poet, ”of their own accord entered the assembly of the Gods;”if, in like manner, the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.

April 2, 2014

The ideas presented in this article developed in response to help resolve some of the problems which will result from technological unemployment. We believe that as machines become more intelligent and work currently done by human beings become automated there will be a sharp increase in the unemployment rate as humans are laid off to be replaced by intelligent machines. We believe that intelligent machines can be leveraged to provide a basic dividend to a decentralized pseudo-anonymous group of owners as a means of providing an axillary safety-net which cannot be shut down by any government or corporation.

March 26, 2014

Offer Networks, like Bitcoin, would be enabled by Internet technology and advanced computer algorithms. Using Offer Networks, people would be able to make bids to provide one good or service in exchange for getting (not necessarily from the recipient of said good or service) some other good or service that they want. A computer algorithm would reconcile different peoples’ offers and try to find collectively satisfying arrangements.

March 12, 2014

Self replicating machines organized into networks of distributed autonomous corporations generate autopoietic social structures.

February 6, 2014

This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and facts along the way, so this is one to listen to in its entirety rather […]

January 30, 2014

BOTR is an Indiegogo project seeking funding in order to develop a sophisticated scientific financial trading platform for everyone.

January 14, 2014

HackHumanity is a 2-day full immersion experience that combines the best of hackathons, workshops & personal coaching into a unique Hackshop experience.

January 13, 2014

The line between the consumers and producers of commercial objects is increasingly becoming blurred in the 21st century. As an economic imperative for consumer participation is quickly emerging, more than ever before businesses are turning to consumers to guide their creative decisions. Crucially this could begin to have a significant impact on the way that cities and their commercial architecture is designed and evaluated, through the promotion of consumers as direct, collective decision makers.

Referring to key economic theorists; the work of contemporary architectural practitioners; while additionally including first hand interaction with one of the world’s most successful prosumption communities, this essay attempts to construct an argument for the value of consumer involvement in the active design of 21st century commercial architecture.

December 9, 2013

"We are deceived by the appearance of right." J.J Rousseau   Part One: Today's Reality   The idea of improving humanity is not a new one. Such movements, notions and groups have marked our past. Some of them achieved their target and some have concluded with remarkable results; and yet, some have brought more suffering […]

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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