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Angel Summoner and the BMX Bandit

May 25, 2015 sciphi 0

Have you seen That Mitchell and Webb Look? You can catch it on Hulu these days and on YouTube. It is well worth it. This particular clip is one that always amuses me, the most […]

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Happy Towel Day

May 25, 2015 sciphi 0

If you don’t know what Towel Day is, it is a celebration of [easyazon_link cloaking=”default” keywords=”Douglas Adams” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”superversivesf-20″]Douglas Adams[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link asin=”0345453743″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”superversivesf-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Hitchhiker’s […]

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NASA comments on FTL drive

May 24, 2015 EJSHUMAK 0

This is a memo, for public release, updated today 5-24-15 from NASA. It is reproduced here in its entirety and with the following link. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/warp.html It is most interesting in what it allows for. As […]

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Ethics genetics, robotics, & tech

May 24, 2015 EJSHUMAK 0

Ethics genetics, robotics, & technology Another interesting discussion in SA “The Many Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies”(Scientific American) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-many-ethical-implications-of-emerging-technologies/ Looking at genetics and technology and how that relates to robotics and AI “rights” It is […]

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Scary AI stuff coming true

May 24, 2015 EJSHUMAK 0

Scary AI stuff coming true; I recently wrote a short story on the aspect of robotics // AI becoming a protected class, and it being illegal to’violate’ their rights. This will likely be appearing in […]

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Interestingly Superversive comment from Brad Torgersen

May 23, 2015 sciphi 0

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003L16FAE” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61yeE1KkS3L._SL160_.jpg” tag=”superversivesf-20″ width=”128″]Gilgamesh[/easyazon_image] Brad Torgersen made this insightful comment on facebook From a comment I made, about someone else’s comment: “But [the movie] [easyazon_link asin=”B003L16FAE” […]

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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

May 23, 2015 EJSHUMAK 0

An interesting piece from the Pew Research Center on AI. Our robot masters may not need us at all. They are planning on taking over both the menial and administrative work. From the article: The […]

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Knowledge — experimental Philosophy

May 22, 2015 EJSHUMAK 0

There is a review on a new experimental philosophy book just released available on the Philosophy Now web site. It looks at knowledge, the acquisition of same and the reality of same. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” […]