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  • cyborgblog: Ghost in shell, becoming a reality?
    upgrading humans I wonder how much it will cost to upload a four year English Honours degree posted by bumblepanda at 2 16 PM 3 Comments bumblepanda said Sorry this came from www zdnet com 2 38 PM Dustin said This reminds me of one idea I read in a book where this guy wanted to create a supercomputer and feed into it all the knowledge of the philohosophers and historians of the ages so that it could come up with some ultimate conclusions Though that s obviously a bit less sinister since it s just a computer and not PUTTING people into a computer 2 34 PM Andrew said Can you slap the URL for the source of this into a comment Also he doesn t sound that deranged to me He sounds like a pragmatist 9 29 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts MetroNaps Do more with your day Time Travel Analyzed Machinima storytelling Kevin Warwick s Cyborg Virus warning Jeff Noon s Nymphomation The NS 5 What will you do with yours Halo THE game for cyborgs Better living and smarter rats through nanotec Unrelated The Job of Art www

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  • cyborgblog: MetroNaps: Do more with your day
    weary travelers will be able to snooze in the slumber station for 20 minutes posted by Warren at 4 40 PM 3 Comments Dustin said What a rip off 15 5 would be even pushing it Why not just sleep on one of the many many seats they have in airports 2 39 PM Warren said That is what I was thinking But I guess with such a marvelous set of options who could resist I wonder if it comes with a seatbelt Order Lunch Optional MetroNaps offers everything from Salad to Sandwiches to Sushi Order before you nap your food will be waiting for you when you wake Recharge Drift off as you listen to tranquil relaxation inducing music The MetroNaps pod will wake you with a gentle combination of light and vibration Refresh Use the MetroNaps Wake Station s lotion facial spritz and lemon scented hand towels to help bring you back to the real world Return Continue your day feeling completely renewed The whole process takes less than 25 minutes 5 31 PM Janet Gritter said How silly Paying to nap This is what happens to a Western society that has drifted away from observing a Biblical seventh day rest We humans need a day for family worship and just good old rest Early pioneers credited this rest to their success in reaching destinations beyond their imaginations I love my Sundays 7 58 AM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Time Travel Analyzed Machinima storytelling Kevin Warwick s Cyborg Virus warning Jeff Noon s Nymphomation The NS 5 What will you do with yours Halo THE game for cyborgs Better living and smarter rats through nanotec Unrelated The Job of Art 2001 A Space Odyssey www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia

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  • cyborgblog: Time Travel Analyzed
    the logical paradoxes involved in it are interesting posted by Dustin at 1 34 PM 1 Comments bumblepanda said What a coincidence I just had a rather lengthy discussion about the represention of time travel in film with my dad I find it interesting how many of the more popular films center around the the theme of the grandfather clause the notion that if you went back in time and killed your grandfather you would cease to exist I had always just passively accepted this theme in films such as The Terminator but my dad pointed out that in basing a film on this premise your film loses legitimacy for example the act of sending a terminator back in time to kill sarah conners indicates that failure is inevitable whereas if there was any chance that the terminator could kill sarah conners then you wouldn t be aware of this as an option because sarah conners would already be dead and there would never have been an issue There is one film a rather old film that I saw many years ago about a safari tour in the future that sends individuals back in time to kill dinosaurs and one man accidently crushes a moth and this seriously affects the course of history that seems to work but then again I am not sure tis a baffling topic for discussion one that perhaps requires beers or ever snifters of brandy 1 36 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Machinima storytelling Kevin Warwick s Cyborg Virus warning Jeff Noon s Nymphomation The NS 5 What will you do with yours Halo THE game for cyborgs Better living and smarter rats through nanotec Unrelated The Job of Art 2001 A Space Odyssey Putting a face

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  • cyborgblog: Machinima storytelling
    Unrelated The Job of Art 2001 A Space Odyssey Putting a face on Big Brother Brave New World Here we Come Manufacturing the Pe 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

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  • cyborgblog: Kevin Warwick's Cyborg Virus warning
    human you ll be a subspecies in the future he said Warwick said he believes there are advantages for a human being networked to a computer It would mean an almost infinite knowledge base he said adding that it would be akin to upgrading humans The security problems that dog modern computing won t be much different from those that could plague the cyborgs of the future We re looking at software viruses and biological viruses becoming one and the same Warwick said The security problems will be much much greater posted by Allison Muri at 6 59 AM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Jeff Noon s Nymphomation The NS 5 What will you do with yours Halo THE game for cyborgs Better living and smarter rats through nanotec Unrelated The Job of Art 2001 A Space Odyssey Putting a face on Big Brother Brave New World Here we Come Manufacturing the Pe Animal genes in tomatoes 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

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  • cyborgblog: Jeff Noon's Nymphomation
    pre loaded with messages and armed to the teeth for the appropriate price 8e None but the Company shall know the insides of a blurb 8f None but the Company shall capture a blurb 8g If captured a blurb may take the necessary steps to escape posted by Warren at 4 53 PM 2 Comments bumblepanda said Okay not to point out the obvious but aren t these blurbflies awfully similar to the cool media we experience today It seems to me that we are almost there in that controlled state right now what with big business controling the governments media etc 2 06 PM Warren said I guess the only step left is when the ads start fighting for their lives Ads have lives right 5 34 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts The NS 5 What will you do with yours Halo THE game for cyborgs Better living and smarter rats through nanotec Unrelated The Job of Art 2001 A Space Odyssey Putting a face on Big Brother Brave New World Here we Come Manufacturing the Pe Animal genes in tomatoes Computer Scientists Studying the Social Effects of www cyborgblog Other

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  • cyborgblog: The NS-5: What will you do with yours?
    9 17 AM 4 Comments Warren said HA I bet that is when the movie came out and the site is just a promotion Ha boy is my face red 9 43 AM Andrew said It was a great movie But I d take an NS 4 over an NS 5 any day 7 39 PM Allison Muri said but aside from all that this ad has to be one of the sweetest most beautifully designed sensual things I am so completely besotted by this most ethereal of things the beautifully done creative exquisite electronic advertisment and of course it s ultimately advertising the most material and physical of things the servant but I adore its purely eloctronic digital rendering Sometimes you have to wonder if the digital image is purely about image purely about the perfection that it encompasses Whether these robots are real seems almost beside the point the image itself is so perfect 7 50 PM Warren said There is something so weird about that the shiny image of mechanical perfection It reminds me of the New Citroën pictures Actually it reminds me of anything that is trying to appear futuristic like the new Ford Focus Why is the future so shiny round and cornerless and all I want to do is collect old rusty tobacco tins clearly romanticizing the dull past 5 49 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Halo THE game for cyborgs Better living and smarter rats through nanotec Unrelated The Job of Art 2001 A Space Odyssey Putting a face on Big Brother Brave New World Here we Come Manufacturing the Pe Animal genes in tomatoes Computer Scientists Studying the Social Effects of This Must be the Official Week of Cyborg Brains B www cyborgblog Other

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  • cyborgblog: Halo: THE game for cyborgs
    names rather than basing every single product they make on a movie like so many banal games companies do because they publishers that own them are too uninspired and banal to take any risks 2 55 PM Meshon said Every Thursday night I join up with a half dozen other wannabe cyborgs to play Halo and now Halo 2 and I think in these games the cyborg angle exists to aid in the suspension of disbelief However Bungie has a long association with cyborgs Back when they were producing for Mac only ironically they are now owned by Microsoft Bungie released the Marathon trilogy a first person sci fi game starring a cynical cyborg and an insane Artificial Intelligence named Durandal The humans were called BOBs I think it meant Basic Ordinary Biologicals and there were many tongue in cheek references to the their expendability mostly the AI s perspective These earlier games had a surprising depth of philosophy and mythic resonance mixed in with the battle for survival Sadly in Halo much of that is gone and the interesting themes are less obvious and less developed One theme remains constant though the cyborg is a machine of war He is even kept in suspended animation until humanity needs his help to save it from destruction And as far as saving his crew the BOBs and the Marines are always completely expendable 10 38 AM Allison Muri said so questions about these games from the perspective of a non gamer are they a narrative do they rely on old literary techniques are they a new form of story arising from a new technology or an old form of story simply reshaped reborn from a new technology Do gamers and is that even the right term for people who play this game have new and unique identities wrought from their violent e experiences I confess I have my doubts or are they finding new ways to express all the old mythic themes as we know these games can be addictive but then so can natural substances such as drugs alcohol food sex are cyborgs any different from all the natural fools from which we descended 10 29 PM Allison Muri said Red vs Blue The NY Times has an article today about online comedy series called Red vs Blue Interestingly in this instance at least the video game inspires creativity narrative and comedy These short films which depict fictional events in the world of Halo have storylines and characters that are blocked out recorded in a series of takes edited and dubbed Burnie Burns the originator of the idea and creator of the first films explains One player in a game is literally a cameraman you re recording through that character s eyes It looks like animation but it s really a lot like live action Machinima kind of starts when you stop playing Halo is a virtual world a character s programmed to talk or shoot when a player enters

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