Inside Artificial Intelligence's disruptive
Inside Artificial Intelligence's disruptive power: From marketing to resurrection of characters, singularity, more WRAL Tech WireEditor's note: In the second of several in-depth interviews with Alexander Ferguson, CEO and founder of YourLocalStudio.com, talks with Richard Boyd, founder ...
Posted on 11 April 2019 | 10:21 am
YouTube's Pedophile Problem - TidBITS
YouTube's Pedophile Problem TidBITSThe New York Times reports that YouTuber Matt Watson has revealed a hidden pedophile ring in the comments on Google's video-sharing site, which has led to ...
Posted on 21 February 2019 | 12:00 am
2019 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists
2019 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists Locus OnlineThe Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS) has named the finalists for the 2019 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, “for best classic literary works of liberty.” “Sam Hall” ...
Posted on 28 January 2019 | 12:00 am
The Cypherpunk Dream: Protecting Data and
The Cypherpunk Dream: Protecting Data and Dismantling the Dossier Society Bitcoin NewsAI specialist Dr. Rand Hindi conducted a presentation on cypherpunk history and data privacy in St. Moritz, Switzerland, at the Crypto Finance conference.
Posted on 25 January 2019 | 12:00 am
How AI is changing knowledge work: MIT's
How AI is changing knowledge work: MIT's Thomas Malone MIT Technology ReviewWith help from the right AI algorithms, organizations can evolve into “superminds” that are smarter than their individual members.
Posted on 24 January 2019 | 12:00 am
2019 Recap: “Vernor Vinge on the
2019 Recap: “Vernor Vinge on the Singularity”— (2 decades ago) - h+ Media h+ Magazineby Natasha Vita-More. Has the technological singularity in 2019 changed since the late 1990s? As a theoretical concept it has become more recognized.
Posted on 11 January 2019 | 12:00 am
Virtual War – A Revolution in Human
Virtual War – A Revolution in Human Affairs smallwarsjournalWar, of any kind, is the ultimate failure of mankind. Yet, in the course of human endeavors, we have found another way in which to wage global war.
Posted on 3 January 2019 | 9:32 am
Tribute to one of crypto's godfathers,
Tribute to one of crypto's godfathers, Timothy C. May Crypto InsiderTimothy C. May (often referred as Tim May) was one of the main driving forces behind the cypherpunk movement. Here's a biographical tribute.
Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:00 am
The Sorites Paradox - Seeking Alpha
The Sorites Paradox Seeking AlphaEven the largest avalanche is triggered by small things. - Vernor Vinge, American writer Looking at the pre-revolutionary mindset of my home country France, wit.
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:00 am
10 new science fiction and fantasy books to
10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out this December The VergeMy background is in military history, and one of the things that I've been trying to do more of in recent months is to get a bit more up to speed on the current state ...
Posted on 1 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Rethinking HCI with Neural Interfaces
Rethinking HCI with Neural Interfaces @CTRLlabsCo InfoQ.comAdam Berenzweig talks about brain-computer interfaces, neuromuscular interfaces, and other biosensing techniques that can eliminate the need for physical ...
Posted on 28 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Famed sci-fi writers to help UC San Diego
Famed sci-fi writers to help UC San Diego students forecast the future The San Diego Union-TribuneThe school's new San Diego 2049 contest asks graduates students to "imagine a world unlike the one they are living in today" to address change wrought by ...
Posted on 18 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Will robots outsmart us? The late Stephen
Will robots outsmart us? The late Stephen Hawking answers this and other big questions facing humanity The TimesI have led an extraordinary life on this planet, while at the same time travelling across the universe by using my mind and the laws of physics. I have been to the ...
Posted on 14 October 2018 | 12:00 am
Egregores & Semiotic Ghosts: Group
Egregores & Semiotic Ghosts: Group Thoughtforms in Magic & Culture PatheosRecently I discovered a concept in science fiction, attributed to William Gibson, called "semiotic ghosts." To me, they were talking about were egregores. But how ...
Posted on 4 October 2018 | 12:00 am
Human 2.0 Is Coming Faster Than You Think.
Human 2.0 Is Coming Faster Than You Think. Will You Evolve With The Times? ForbesIn the past, early adopters embraced inanimate technology, like smartphones. But what happens when transhumanism stops being sci-fi conjecture and goes ...
Posted on 1 October 2018 | 12:00 am
N.K. Jemisin becomes first author to win
N.K. Jemisin becomes first author to win Hugo Award for Best Novel three years in a row Entertainment Weekly NewsThe author's Broken Earth trilogy books — 'The Fifth Season,' 'The Obelisk Gate,' and 'The Stone Sky' — have won the award since 2016.
Posted on 20 August 2018 | 12:00 am
Your name is all over the internet, but it
Your name is all over the internet, but it doesn’t need to be The Mercury NewsBy Elaine Ou | Bloomberg News. In the 1981 sci-fi novel “True Names,” Vernor Vinge describes a dystopian future in which hackers go to great lengths to keep ...
Posted on 15 August 2018 | 12:00 am
Silicon Valley funds our helpless future, by
Silicon Valley funds our helpless future, by Charles Perragin & Guillaume Renouard Le Monde DiplomatiqueWhy is research into the development of artificial intelligence, and its future effects on humanity, mostly funded and controlled by those who (...)
Posted on 27 July 2018 | 1:06 pm
Life Extension Leadership Meetings,
Life Extension Leadership Meetings, Conferences, and Festivals - h+ Media h+ MagazineBy: Natasha Vita-More, PhD. What is life extension and why is it radical: What is meant by the phrase life extension? The meaning is fundamental and essential ...
Posted on 22 July 2018 | 12:00 am
'Hi, I'm George and I build robots' - Neos
'Hi, I'm George and I build robots' Neos KosmosGeorge Tsoukalas' work with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics is on the cusp of an agricultural revolution. Con Stamocostas 16 July 2018 1:11pm.
Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:00 am
Open Question: What is “anguille
am currently reading "The Children of The Sky" and I come across this word. "Anguille borkner" seems like some kind of skill. It has been a long time since I read "A Fire Upon the Deep", I don't remember anything related to this word. I am currently reading "The Children of The Sky" and I come across this word. "Anguille borkner" seems like some kind of skill. It has been a long time since I read "A Fire Upon the Deep", I don't remember anything related to this word.
Posted on 8 December 2014 | 5:16 pm
Resolved Question: Zheng He (Chinese
This may be a strange request but I need to know of fictional pieces featuring Zheng He (I believe his name used to be romanized differently but I'm not sure) as a main character or at least a character with some relevance.
I don't care about the format: Movies, Comics, Manga, TV Shows, Books, it's all good, it doesn't matter if it is realistic or more out there with supernatural elements. Documentaries are not exactly what I'm looking for but if you know any I'd appreciate it as well.
Thanks in advance. @Petrusclavus If you could recall the actual name of the series and some of the books that'd be great. Maybe I can find translations somewhere, it's a something at least.
Posted on 23 November 2013 | 12:50 am
Resolved Question: What are Vernor's Zones
I'm 65 pages into Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep and I am little confused. What exactly are Zones of Thought? It seems to be boundaries between radically different stages of technology except if one technology from one zone is brought into another zone then that technology won't work. Why not? Different physics? AI cannot exist in the Slow Zone but can exist in the Beyond? What's preventing intelligence existing in the Unthinking Depths?
I feel like I'm reading a sequel to a book I should have read first.
Posted on 23 April 2013 | 4:44 am
Resolved Question: Any suggestions for good
Looking for some good sci-fi books to read over the summer.
Posted on 18 May 2012 | 3:49 pm
Resolved Question: What is the sci fi novel
Posted on 7 May 2012 | 1:35 am