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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. This seems a pity, as...

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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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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, DARPA is looking to ...

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Natasha Vita-More's avatar Natasha Cordeaux

Transhumanist Avatars Storm Second Life

More than 80 transhumanist avatars stormed the virtual world of Second Life for a community event organized by Humanity+ on September 15. This has been by far the largest virtual transhumanist event that I have seen, and I believe I have seen them all. Two or three years ago the Second Life system would have been slowed down to a halt by 80 participants, but now everything worked without a glitch: virtual reality tec...

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Digital Anthropology: is Web 2.0 an Idiocracy?

Digital Anthropology: is Web 2.0 an Idiocracy?

If you are like me you might come from a generation that was raised online before the boom of social networking sites. The Internet was once a secret room that only the freaks could experience. We were trolling before it was called trolling and we didn’t do it for mob sport but intellectual exercise. My first exposure to the Internet was through a free text-based service where you could view alt.newsgroups and send e...

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