Category: Virtual Reality

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The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

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...

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Best of H+: The Reluctant Transhumanist

Singularity, 2012: God springs out of a computer to rapture the human race… The “God” of Singularity Sky is really just an Artificial Intelligence, manipulating us all merely to beat the alien competition. The Merchant Princes (from a series of novels by Stross) are just as rapacious as anything on Wall Street, and a downstream parallel universe is just another market to exploit.

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Best of H+: Dancing at the End of Time

Michael Moorcock, creator of iconic characters…has been freaking us out for over forty years…The godfather of New Wave sci-fi, Moorcock was writing steampunk thirty years before Gibson and Sterling’s The Difference Engine, and anticipated posthuman themes a full generation before the World Transhumanist Association formed.

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Ghosts, Resurrections & Fantasy in the Entertainment Industry (Part I)

Rapper Tupac Shakur, who died at age 25 in a 1996 shooting, recently made headlines when he appeared on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella 2012 festival. The Tupac “hologram” performed Hail Mary and 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted with Snoop Dogg before dissipating into thin air, leaving the audience in awe, and somewhat unsettled, by the technology used to make the rapper reappear and perform.