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SDog's musings and meanderings ...

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posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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AWESOME!









posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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Not good!





posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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Oh noes ... (with bad words)




posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 06:33 AM
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Sorry S-Dog I posted in wrong thread!

[edit on 25-4-2010 by Chevalerous]



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Sokey buddy ... come back and post any time though, I get lonely in here.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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Is Kurzweil’s New Movie a Dud or a Must-See?


The battle lines are already being drawn around Ray Kurzweil’s new documentary. The Singularity is Near, based on the book of the same name, discusses the future of accelerating technology while presenting a fictional narrative about an artificial intelligence based on Kurzweil himself. We were very sad to miss the movie’s Sonoma Film Festival debut on April 16th, but there are two reputable reviews of the premier and the panel discussion that followed. Sonoma News was less than flattering of Kurzweil’s film, calling it narcissistic and self-congratulatory, comparing it unfavorably to a documentary about Wavy Gravy the clown. H+ Magazine, a futurist site of some renown, praised the film as a “total blast to sit through.” Maybe there’s little surprise that a singularity-friendly site enjoyed the movie while a traditional media source was turned off by it. Yet if the documentary is supposed to proselytize, as so much of Kurzweil’s work seems aimed at doing, shouldn’t we worry more about what the traditional movie reviewers think?

I’ve read The Singularity is Near, I’ve watched a lot of Kurzweil’s presentations, and I keep track of his predictions. While I understand why, financially, I should be the documentary’s target audience, philosophically it doesn’t make much sense – I’m already interested in the Singularity. That’s why it’s disappointing to see Sonoma News prefer the loving tribute to Wavy Gravy rather than a serious film about the future. Admittedly anybody might have lost to the “clown” because he is a a truly phenomenal social commentator, but c’mon, we’re talking about new forms of (artificial) life here! Will the film be unappealing to an average viewer? We probably won’t know for certain until the final cut makes it to theaters. In the meantime, I would love for anyone who attended the Sonoma Film Festival premier to tell us what they thought of the movie in the comments below. Is this a film to bring the Singularity to the masses or is it a total dud? Or is it just a nice romp for those of us who are already fascinated by the concept? Let me know.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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Hi, I find that topic quite intresting.
Ive just recently finished reading some books that deal with, what the author called Singularity.
Written by Charles Stross.
One of them was called Accelerando and is topic related. Showing near future mans reliance on technology until it becomes self aware etc.
Its just science fiction, but an intresting eye brow raiser.
Just wondering if you've heard of it or read anything by the author?



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire
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Just wondering if you've heard of it or read anything by the author?


I have not EEE ... but I find the whole field of singularity/transhumanism one of the most fascinating of our time so I will definitely look for him and his work.



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posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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FREEDOM!!! ELEVEN!!!!




posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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That "A-Pod" looks a lot like the fictional 'replicator' from Stargate SG-1 TV series.

I say, good on them. So far.

(Unless they have 'evil' intent in the programming...)



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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'Dog....thread has gotten too quiet; needs some energy.

I had a "GaGa" moment...






posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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like the signature

who is WA?

I'm sure it's someone obvious

but not obvious to me

:-)



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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"Love and Death" - Woody Allen



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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"To suffer is to attempt to parse the logic of that signature."




posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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"Judgment of any system, or a priori relationship or phenomenon exists in an irrational, or metaphysical, or at least epistemological contradiction to an abstract empirical concept such as being, or to be, or to occur in the thing itself, or of the thing itself. "



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