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  • cyborgblog: Solar-powered implant could restore vision
    Cosmists Vs Terrans Books Cybugs DARPA and Metamorphborg bugs Pentagon s New Weapon Cyborg Spy Flies Cyborg Biathlon on Flickr Photo Sharing Cyborg Cells Sense Humidity Remote controlled fruit flies Japanese engineers create cockroach cyborgs anthropologist MA student seeks Cyborg Anthropolog www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on

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  • cyborgblog: Video of Garnet Hertz's Cockroach as CPU
    mechanism that uses a living Madagascan hissing cockroach atop a modified trackball to control a three wheeled robot If the cockroach moves left the robot moves left Infrared sensors also provide navigation feedback to the cockroach striving to create a pseudo intelligent system with the cockroach as the CPU posted by Allison Muri at 9 00 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Danny Fortson Cyborg Smasher The Artilect War Cosmists Vs Terrans Books Cybugs DARPA and Metamorphborg bugs Pentagon s New Weapon Cyborg Spy Flies Cyborg Biathlon on Flickr Photo Sharing Cyborg Cells Sense Humidity Remote controlled fruit flies Japanese engineers create cockroach cyborgs anthropologist MA student seeks Cyborg Anthropolog Yet Another Comics Blog 1977 vintage Giant Cyborg www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes and Cyborgopoulos Thoughts of a Greek Cyborg EyeTap Personal Imaging Lab Cyborg Democracy a nexus for techno progressives transmitting a sexy high tech vision of a radically democratic future Responsible Nanotechnology blog by Mike Treder co founder and Executive Director of

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  • cyborgblog: Danny Fortson: Cyborg Smasher
    Flickr Photo Sharing Cyborg Cells Sense Humidity Remote controlled fruit flies Japanese engineers create cockroach cyborgs anthropologist MA student seeks Cyborg Anthropolog Yet Another Comics Blog 1977 vintage Giant Cyborg Auto Assault the multiplayer role playing game o www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes

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  • cyborgblog: The Artilect War: Cosmists Vs. Terrans: Books
    I feel that I m constructing something that my become rather godlike in future decades although I probably won t live to see it The prospect of building godlike creatures fills me with a sense of religious awe that goes to the very depth of my soul and motivates me powerfully to continue despite the possible negative consequences I feel quite schizophrenic about this On the one hand I really want to build these artificial brains and to make them as smart as they can be I see this as a magnificent goal for humanity to pursue On the other hand I am terrified at how bleak are some of the scenarios that may ensue if brain building becomes too successful meaning that the artifical brains end up becoming a lot more intelligent than the biological brains we carry around in our skulls Let me be more specific As a professional brain building researcher and former theoretical physicist I feel I am in a position to see more clearly than most the potential of 21st century technologies to generate massively intelligent machines By massively intelligent I mean the creation of artificial brains which may end up being smater than human brains by not just a factor of two or even ten times but by a factor of trillions of trillions of trillions of times i e truly godlike posted by Allison Muri at 11 12 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Cybugs DARPA and Metamorphborg bugs Pentagon s New Weapon Cyborg Spy Flies Cyborg Biathlon on Flickr Photo Sharing Cyborg Cells Sense Humidity Remote controlled fruit flies Japanese engineers create cockroach cyborgs anthropologist MA student seeks Cyborg Anthropolog Yet Another Comics Blog 1977 vintage Giant Cyborg Auto Assault the multiplayer role

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  • cyborgblog: I guess I could just turn Spell Check off
    just unaware of this But I guess that would make sense because you don t really here of different brands of internet just different brand companies selling access to it Secretly I wish there was a Microsoft conspiracy here but unfortunately I suspect one of you is going to tell me that Internet is a brand name posted by Warren at 8 17 PM 4 Comments bumblepanda said On an unrelated related note DO NOT USE LIMEWIRE the shareware program I downloaded some Noam Chomsky lectures and some Sopranos and one of them has destroyed my computer once and for all erased it entirely and replaced it with an extremely bizarre graphic that actually laughs at me when I turn on my computer there is no start button at the bottom of the screen no cntrl alt dlt option just the laughing man always laughing 2 21 PM Allison Muri said Maybe Internet isn t a brand name maybe it s just the proper name of a sentient or organic individual say like Harold 4 03 PM Warren said So it is a conspiracy I knew it Well I guess if you punched the Internet it would probably tell you it hurt in the form of SPAM Ha I wonder what the It s practically extinct SaskTel kid thinks about that I bet he is in on it 6 34 PM Meshon said It s a contraction of the Extra Terrestrial International kind of like the L5I for aliens instead of communists 12 27 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts How to Make a Cyborg in Poser and Photoshop Upcoming Film NY Times Review of Digital People From Bionic Hu Westinghouse s first workable robot comes back to Cyborg Names Cybernetic Sharks steered

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  • cyborgblog: How to Make a Cyborg in Poser and Photoshop
    Sharks steered by remote control DARPA Defense Sciences Office Biological Input O FDA approves computer chip for humans Promethean Ambitions Book Review by Peter Dear DMT The Spirit Molecule Electronic underwear warns of heart attack The R www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes and

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  • cyborgblog: Upcoming Film
    tasks like extensions of their machines I had to wonder what stories were cooking behind all that protective headgear and those greasy coveralls Suddenly these two ideas collided and left me with a question do machinists have existential crises In theatres October 22 2004 See full information here http www rottentomatoes com m machinist about php Interesting idea a character study of a machinist who is presumably going crazy due to the psychological implications of his work posted by Dustin at 1 05 AM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts NY Times Review of Digital People From Bionic Hu Westinghouse s first workable robot comes back to Cyborg Names Cybernetic Sharks steered by remote control DARPA Defense Sciences Office Biological Input O FDA approves computer chip for humans Promethean Ambitions Book Review by Peter Dear DMT The Spirit Molecule Electronic underwear warns of heart attack The R The Lord of the Rings monstrous warning www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes and Cyborgopoulos Thoughts of a Greek

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  • cyborgblog: NY Times: Review of Digital People: From Bionic Humans to Androids
    social contact and success whether people in reality really like him or not what is the difference between the exact sensory input of the fantasy version and the exact sensory input of the real thing Nothing other than knowing that the former is false 1 04 AM bumblepanda said Okay let s drag the Matrix into this as well then but isn t he just fulfilling instincts for social contact and success whether people in reality really like him or not what is the difference between the exact sensory input of the fantasy version and the exact sensory input of the real thing Nothing other than knowing that the former is false Then why do the characters in The Matrix choose to live outside of the matrix Because the guy who gets false congratulations IS a loser because there is something inherently human about wanting to connect with another human and that human WANTING to connect with you no agency no humanity or about wanting to receive praise or to feel unconditional love and need from an animal and the satiation of these desires with something false could never be equally satisfying In our present social state wouldn t these tools simply serve as a reminder of how you had failed to actually quench your human thirsts 3 03 PM Dustin said The characters in The Matrix choose to live outside The Matrix for two reasons First humanity has historically had and continues to have an obsession with the idea of Truth If something is false people feel it to be inferior to the so called real thing Yet in modern industrialized society almost everything we consume is processed and manipulated before we consume it If there is no conscious or ultimate purpose to the universe which I hold to be the case then there is no intrinsic reason a truth is any better than a lie because there would be no objective values of any kind I have what I would call a personal preference for the truth but I do not attempt to back it up philosophically because I don t think you can Characters in the Matrix well the ones you re supposed to sympathize with anyway choose the truth over a lie based on a series of philosophical assumptions humanity is unique humanity is important there is a point to life and etc Given that the Matrix is entertainment it cannot go about challenging the underlying assumptions of its audience regardless of how much its marketing aura claimed to change the way people think It takes a very brave author or screenwriter to write a story that does not follow the conventions that the Matrix follows which are essentially the same as those in Spider man Star Wars or any other modern fairy tale People like the idea that the truth will set you free such an optimistic worldview in itself setting up justifications and rewards for conventional values For example if person A acts as if they like person B but they are really just looking for something say money that s a good example person B would feel used Yet if person A really liked person B they would just be getting the pleasure of feeling cared for and the pleasure of having conversations on topics of common interest rather than the pleasure of money Is there really an intrinsic difference 4 54 PM Allison Muri said Re the Matrix line It s such a strong desire we have to want to believe that we re not being duped by an illusion being drugged with soma or advertising that our reality is not just those shadows in Plato s cave barely approximating what is really out there Perhaps there is a cultural resistance to accepting that we cannot know reality as opposed to illusion So as Dustin says what difference does it make if our sensory experience tells us something is real when in fact it is illusion or artifice This goes back to Descartes too However there is something incredibly and profoundly striking about the statement In our present social state wouldn t these tools simply serve as a reminder of how you had failed to actually quench your human thirsts Let s say you have a doll or a robot dog that fulfills all your desires that you can care for and that is programmed to care for you I think there is truth in the notion that without agency there is no humanity and yet and yet we are all so drastically without agency in so many ways Human thirsts so often are for community and companionship an evolutionary trait that helped us to survive and so perhaps also another indicator of our lack of agency that most of us find the idea of an artificial lover somewhat distasteful or weird or perverse maybe even an indication of failure Would that change if we couldn t tell the difference between real and artificial But then if as Andrew says we would want an artificial pet or child replacement because we could shut it off then how much does the thing really need us It comes down again to what human is are we made human by solely by sensory contact with other humans By our love for other organic beings 9 42 PM Allison Muri said and on the other hand if there is no sensory information to tell me that the person I am loving or the life I am living is artificial or illusion then perhaps there s nothing wrong with it Perhaps the only horror implied by the Matrix or Animatrix films is learning you ve been duped 9 56 PM bumblepanda said this is the 3rd time I have written this argh Okay Firstly on the point of Descartes lest we forget that it was indeed an EVIL genius whom Descartes hypothesized was keeping our brains in the vats I feel this is significant because it again

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