Superintelligence A superintelligence, hyperintelligence, or superhuman intelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. ‘’Superintelligence’’ may also refer to the form or degree of intelligence possessed by such an agent. Technological forecasters and researchers disagree about when human intelligence is likely to be surpassed. Some argue that advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will probably result in general reasoning systems that lack human cognitive limitations. Others believe that humans will evolve or directly modify their biology so as to achieve radically greater intelligence.
gijs van vaerenbergh / Reading Between the Lines Arch2O.com In this unique project by Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, architecture meets art in a beautiful and gentle way. Made with 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and on a fundament of armed concrete this unconventional church provides the viewer with unique perspectives and views from each angel. Courtesy of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church can appear as a conventional solid mass or a can disappear and blend into the landscape almost entirely.
Minding the Planet: From Semantic Web to Global Mind Draft 1.1 for Review (integrates some fixes from readers) Nova Spivack (www.mindingtheplanet.net) This article presents some thoughts about the future of intelligence on Earth. In particular, I discuss the similarities between the Internet and the brain, and how I believe the emerging Semantic Web will make this similarity even greater. The Semantic Web enables the formal communication of a higher level of language -- metalanguage. Metalanguage is language about language -- language that encodes knowledge about how to interpret and use information.
ANGELA WASHKO - Playing A Girl Screened/Exhibited:The Sun That Never Sets: Spectacle and Normalcy in Time, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, NYCSubversive Strategies in Online Gaming Culture, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki FinlandA Haven, Art Connects New York, NYCAngela Washko: It's Just Not Fair, Austin Peay State UniversityParameters: Jena Cummiskey, Kyle J Thompson, Angela Washko, Center for Design and Geopolitics, UCSD, San Diego In early 2012 Angela Washko founded "The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft" as an intervention within World of Warcraft, the most popular massively multiplayer role playing game of all time. In this particular performance, I discussed several male players' decision to play female toons (avatars) and also got into a discussion with a female player about her belief that if you wear revealing clothing it's your fault that you get raped (hardcore slut-shaming).
Six Global Theories of Mythology: Part Six – Myths express the Unconscious Human Mind The Human Mind The Sixth Global Theory – Myths reflect Man’s Unconscious Mind After the intensity of the progression of mythological theories in their investigation into the psychology, values, phenomenology, history and rituals of any particular civilisation or society, the Psychoanalytical Theory of myths was inevitable. Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ investigated the link between the language of dreams and mythological symbols based on the tribal belief that dreams and myths arise from the same reality. Freud (1856 – 1939) believed in a transhistorical and biological conception of mankind and furthermore that myth expressed repressed desires. Sigmund Freud on the realities of Mythical Themes in the Individual and Society:
Benjamin Ziggy Lee Stock Photos On the surface, this series is a documentary of adolescent youths in their rooms. Their gazes are averted, looking out the window and beyond. And in their respective “window frames”, an artificial landscape is constructed using found images online. The Global Brain, the Semantic Web, the Singularity and 360-2020 consciousness to create the Web of WE: socially-voiced co-creation - un knol de 刘Twain Video Introduction F irstly, thank you for your interest and I hope readers will contribute their own considered analysis and gut intuitions here intelligently, regardless of whether or not they agree with these postulations and the presentation of them. Secondly, I’m looking forward to our interactions and building upon this model together. Thirdly, I have the flu whilst I write this so my own brain may not be optimally functioning! Nevertheless, I promised a knowledge share and here it is.
Diego Collado - Data Recovery One of the haunting aspects of digital technology refers to the unknown durability of the equipment used. What will happen to the memory accumulated in DVDs and hard drives? Analog film has a physical presence that enables its direct visualization but for an archive in graphic format it is necessary to be decoded. We can make backup copies, but the doubts regarding images of immaterial nature persist.
to be published in: R. Trappl (ed.) (1996): Cybernetics and Systems '96 (World Science, Singapore?)Francis Heylighen & Johan Bollen Center "Leo Apostel", Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels A House of Dust - Alison Knowles and James Tenney - 1967 (East of Borneo) A House of Dust - Alison Knowles and James Tenney - 1967 posted by john on July 12, 2013 A House of Dust, a poetry project created by Alison Knowles and James Tenney and the Siemens 4004 computer in 1967. An early example of a computer generated poem, creating stanzas by working through iterations of lines with changing words from a finite vocabulary list. The result is an edition of 500 different ﬁfteen-page poems. A Metathinking Manifesto The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Einstein For several years now, I’ve been studying the intersection of technology, culture and communication, the impacts of social media, the relationship between creativity, innovation and design, and the potential of various futures. I’ve had this gnawing sensation at the edges of my mind that all these areas were held together by a common thread, but I couldn’t put my finger on the connection. My intention is that by taking this out of the incubation stage in my head and putting it into words, it will become clarified and provide some value.
Birth of the global mind The best symbiosis of man and computer is where a program learns from humans but notices things they would not Global consciousness. We’ve heard that before. A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe by Cliff Pickover, Reality Carnival Physicists discover that the structure of a brain cell is the same as the entire universe. Image Source Return to Reality Carnival. If you like stories like this, Reality Carnival has many more.