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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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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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All The Formats You Can Eat

There are two kinds of people in this world. People who love magazines and assholes. Just kidding!  (It will take me a few weeks to get the hang of this public outreach thing.) And really, I'm just kidding…. no, really. I know. You love magazines but don't think they work online.  And besides, I live only to please everybody.  And while many are pleased by the flash digital magazine forma...

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“Wave” Goodbye To Peak Spectrum

Is the wireless industry facing hard times? Increasing spectrum use from a greater number of carriers and the advent of wireless broadband is carving our once plentiful broadcast spectrum into smaller chunks that cost carriers more to license.

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Wearable Realities for your Head

Are you a World of Warcraft player or someone who enjoys hanging out in Second Life? Do you wish these avatars you spend quality time with could come off of the screen to play and interact with you in real life? Well, look no further than Georgia Tech University, where they have been working on a wearable, translucent augmented reality headpiece.

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