Are Synthetic Police Coming? DARPA Engineering Autonomous Robots http://mys.tc/2f1
Technology that taps into a soldier’s thought patterns could soon see action on the battlefield. But some worry about its future applications.
Is it more troubling that they are attempting to merge man and machine, or that the first application of it is in warfare?
“The accelerating pace of technological change is leading to the creation of entirely new opportunities for humans to “play God” — to create and transform life in a way that has never been possible. What was once thought to be the exclusive realm of a higher power is now within the grasp of human beings.”
Artificial Intelligence, Transhumanism, and Genetic Engineering- is Man now the Architect of his own Design?
Scientists at Stanford University have created the iBrain, something that will help them translate brain waves onto a computer. As Stephen Hawking’s body fades, they are hoping to “hack” his brain directly.
Whats your take on ‘recording’ Hawking’s brain? He’s the snoop dogg of science…
“Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing is a documentary film from 1972, produced by Steven King and directed/edited by Peter Chvany, about ARPANET. It features many of the most important names in computer networking.”
Do you think all the attempts at policing the internet are inline with the philosophy that created it?
Zealots of the Atom: The Nuclear Cult - Are the scientists promoting nuclear energy doing so out of financial interests, or are they part of a Nuclear Cult? I am wary of applying religious paradigms to academic endeavors, but when the technology has such negative possibilities and implications, yet no one speaks against it, you have to wonder…
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‘Today, we imagine that there is a clear line between “hard” subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and “soft” ones - religion, the humanities and the like. The hard subjects are precise, logical and useful; the soft ones fuzzy, emotional and “ornamental”.’
‘Theology, revered in the Middle Ages as the ‘Queen of Sciences’, has been pushed off the throne. In today’s globalized and technologically advanced society, it has become a marginal intellectual endeavor, still taught in many universities but largely ignored by the high priests of academic life.
Meanwhile, it has remained redundant to the vast majority of believers, who don’t concern themselves too much with the fine points of intellectual debate and mostly take religion on faith. After all, for the irrevocably committed, religion is faith, and in that sense not unlike patriotism, the profit system, or hot dogs—things that are often accepted unquestioningly, because a life without them would be unimaginably disloyal.
Trouble is, we humans are, by nature, critical thinkers and reality changers, and cannot live by faith and habit alone. When we eventually ask awkward questions, religion replies through theology, so that, in a way, any book written by a theologian is already an admission that faith is not enough.’
Rethinking the soul as the Internet becomes more lifelike http://mys.tc/1rk technology religion science spirit