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The Quantified Home of the Future

The Quantified Home of the Future

I’ve been thinking about the idea of home a lot recently. I’ve been traveling over three continents for the last 6 months, living out of hostels, surfing friend’s couches, and even staying in local homes through Couchsurfing or personal connections.

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WEB, AWAKE!

WEB, AWAKE!

In his paper on the technological Singularity, Vernor Vinge outlined several pathways that could lead to superhuman intelligence. The one which gets talked about most often is the 'AI scenario: We create superhuman artificial intelligence (AI) in computers'. In fact, this pathway is referred to so often, it has become synonymous with the Technological Singularity in the minds of a lot of people. T...

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The Cyborg Garden

The Cyborg Garden

The garden is the future of ubiquitous computing, where the computer will be made invisible, made to disappear into the garden itself.

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Cliff Joslyn on the Global Brain

Cliff Joslyn on the Global Brain

The universal forces of evolution have acted on organisms to create e.g. metazoan multicelluarity and its attendant specialization of cells, tissues, and organs. Similarly, human social roles are differentiated, and there are many specialized human "organs".

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Videos from Singularity Summit 2011 Now Online

24 talks from the recent Singularity Summit conference in New York City are online at the SingularitySummits YouTube channel. Topics include robotics, economics, technology, artificial intelligence, and more.

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Propaganda 2.0 and the rise of ‘narrative networks’

Propaganda 2.0 and the rise of ‘narrative networks’

DARPA, the Pentagon's advanced concepts think-tank, is looking to take propaganda to the next level and they're hoping to do so by controlling the very way their targets perceive and interpret the flow of incoming information. The Pentagon believes that by engaging in 'narrative control' they can alter an individual's grasp on reality and the way in which they evaluate current events. Simply put, ...

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