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September 24 2011

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Reconstructing visual experiences from brain activity evoked by natural movies
The left clip is a segment of the movie that the subject viewed while in the magnet. The right clip shows the reconstruction of this movie from brain activity measured using fMRI. The reconstruction was obtained using only each subject's brain activity and a library of 18 million seconds of random YouTube video. (In brief, the algorithm processes each of the 18 million clips through the brain model, and identifies the clips that would have produced brain activity as similar to the measured brain activity as possible. The clips used to fit the model, those used to test the model and those used to reconstruct the stimulus were entirely separate.)
Waaaaaait, what? Hooooly crap! Brain spinning. O_O
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July 09 2011

Es gibt kein Real Life, nur ein Nahleben, das sich auf den Umkreis des Körpers beschränkt, und ein Fernleben, das den Geist entgrenzt.
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March 24 2011

I assume that Instagram-of-the-future will have filters like "way too much jpeg compression" and "bad metadata".
Tags: laugh future
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October 17 2010

Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos.
This is the first step towards a future in which people who can afford to do so will be running around with diminished reality goggles to filter out all the invasive targeted advertising. Soon thereafter, a nimble clothing brand will discover that logo-covered merchandise now actually works as a cloak of invisibility and find new ways of capitalizing on that. At this point the government steps in, requiring that all computer-modified vision feeds be passed through state-owned servers for safety and fraud detection reasons...click here to order my upcoming dystopian science fiction novel for just three easy payments of $19.84.
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July 13 2010

Politicians, capitalists, and officials are flotsam bobbing upriver on the tide of invention [powered by the free, democratized, ever-increasing exchange of ideas]. ... We may soon be living in a post-capitalist, post-corporate world where individuals are free to come together in temporary aggregations to share, collaborate, and innovate, and where websites enable people to find employers, employees, customers, and clients anywhere in the world.
Reason Magazine

April 26 2010

The pixels... they're alive! (by Julia Tsao)
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April 25 2010

as pixelized sediment.
the past collects ever downward,
The future drops in from above;
forms a 'now' horizon.
the 'top' of your window
In this new text world,

screen-based writing.
direction of time-flow in
now to shift the expected
Twitter -- they all work
News websites, blogs, friend feeds,
Up In The Future
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April 04 2010

When the ecosystem stops rewarding complexity, it is the people who figure out how to work simply in the present, rather than the people who mastered the complexities of the past, who get to say what happens in the future.
Clay Shirky
Tags: wonder future
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November 13 2009

One day [we will] build the Pioneer 10 museum to celebrate the first artificial object to leave the solar system.
We'll build it around Pioneer 10, of course, perfectly co-moving. Visitors to the museum will be able to walk around the space-craft and admire its antique workmanship as it obliviously continues its steady journey towards Aldebaran.
Comment on: Designing society for posterity
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November 12 2009


Designing society for posterity

Thought-provoking essay by SF writer Charles Stross on the social and political challenge of keeping a society going in a closed system: "You, and a quarter of a million other folks, have embarked on a 1000-year voyage aboard a hollowed-out asteroid. What sort of governance and society do you think would be most comfortable, not to mention likely to survive the trip without civil war, famine, and reigns of terror?"
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July 15 2009

Perhaps the Pacific ocean, the world’s biggest expanse, will one day become the new West, the new frontier, will one day hold the most diverse, innovative, prosperous civilization on Earth.
History hasn’t stopped, changes of this scale and strangeness will happen.
elzr on Seasteading
What used to take up a building now fits in my pocket, and what now fits in my pocket will fit inside a blood cell in 25 years.
Ray Kurzweil on How to Combat Aging via elzr
Tags: wonder future
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July 02 2009


April 03 2009

World's prime vital problem: How to triple swiftly safely satisfyingly overall performance realizations per pounds kilowatts manhours of world's comprehensive resources, rendering those resources capable of supporting one hundred per cent of humanity's increasing population at ever higher standards of living than any human minority single individual has known or dreamed of.
Buckminster Fuller: I seem to be a verb
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February 05 2009

Most meta-level reporting of trends show a world that is getting better. We live longer, in cleaner environments, are healthier, and have access to goods and experiences that kings of old could never have dreamed of. If that doesn't make us happier, we really have no one to blame except ourselves. Oh, and the media lackeys who continue to feed us the litany of woes that we subconsciously crave.
Chris Anderson
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January 03 2009


What will change everything?

is this year's Edge annual question
Tags: wonder future

November 25 2008

Politics, always a crippled, lagging indicator of social change, will be the last entrenched oligopoly to be squashed like a bug on the windshield of history.
The Libertarian Moment – Reason Magazine

November 16 2008

If you're basically a conventional person, with a conventional, average view of the world, conventional understanding of morality, and so forth, people who never knew you will look back at you from the future and ask, "How could you think such things? What was wrong with you?"
dgordon @ Hacker News

March 21 2008

In the future, “you’ll have your CV online, your résumé online, and your sex video online.” When everyone has already seen everything (and is thoroughly bored by most of it), the theory goes, politicians will have to find another way to self-destruct.
Doing Something Sketchy? It’s Harder to Cover Up Now - New York Times
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