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Teleologic Evolution, Intelligent Self-Design, Anticipatory Computing, Local-Global Feedback Concurrent ontology and the extensional conception of attribute "By analogy with the extension of a type as the set of individuals of that type, we define the extension of an attribute as the set of states of an idealized observer of that attribute, observing concurrently with observers of other attributes. The attribute theoretic counterpart of an operation mapping individuals of one type to individuals of another is a dependency mapping states of one attribute to states of another. We integrate attributes with types via a symmetric but not self-dual framework of dipolar algebras or disheaves amounting to a type-theoretic notion of Chu space over a family of sets of qualia doubly indexed by type and attribute, for example the set of possible colors of a ball or heights of buildings. We extend the sheaf-theoretic basis for type theory to a notion of disheaf on a profunctor. Keywords: Attribute, Chu space, ontology, presheaf, type." "3.3 Ontology of properties and qualia (Notes:

Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines Bruce Sterling is a prominent science fiction writer and a pioneer of the cyberpunk genre. His cyberpunk novels Heavy Weather (1994), Islands in the Net (1988), Schismatrix (1985), The Artificial Kid (1980) earned him the nickname “Chairman Bruce”. Apart from his writings, Bruce Sterling is also a professor of internet studies and science fiction at the European Graduate School. He has contributed to several projects within the scheme of futurist theory, founded an environmental aesthetic movement, edited anthologies and he still continues to write for several magazines including Wired, Discover, Architectural Record and The Atlantic. In the interview below, we had the honor of hosting Bruce Sterling in our Next Nature Network headquarters to talk to him about the concept of the convergence of humans and machines. Lots of people are actually talking about and also investing a lot of money in this idea of convergence of the machine and humans. There will not be a Singularity.

Helle Magazine: Welcome to Helle It is with much pleasure that we bring you Helle Magazine A Compleat Compendium of Satanic Witchery, concerning itself with The Carnal, The Satanic, The Empirical, The Bizarre and The Beautiful. Our objective in creating this project is to allow a platform for writing about topics of interest to us as Satanists and observers of the human condition. You will find that all your contributors have varied style, backgrounds, interests and opinions. Herein you will find varietal Musings, Church of Satan Member Spotlight Interviews, Recipes, Articles and Essays regarding Satanism and other befitting subjects. We look forward to ever evolving our project and are so pleased that you've chosen to take this journey with us and feel that the creation of this has been a true ritual for us. So it is done!

If Modern Humans Are So Smart, Why Are Our Brains Shrinking? | Human Evolution | DI A recent study he conducted with a colleague, Drew Bailey, led Geary to this epiphany. The aim of their investigation was to explore how cranial size changed as our species adapted to an increasingly complex social environment between 1.9 million and 10,000 years ago. Since that period predates the first alphabets, the researchers had no written record with which to gauge the social milieu of our predecessors. Consequently, the Missouri team used population density as a proxy for social complexity, reasoning that when more people are concentrated in a geographic region, trade springs up between groups, there is greater division of labor, the gathering of food becomes more efficient, and interactions among individuals become richer and more varied. Bailey and Geary found population density did indeed track closely with brain size, but in a surprising way. Geary is not implying that our beetle-browed forebears would have towered over us intellectually.

Let's Philosophize | Word Vomit Alright. Here's the deal. I'm gonna rant out a string of thoughts, and you're gonna read that shit, and think. Now, I'm not telling you to just consider the shit I'm writing and then brush it off like crumbles off your shoulders, I mean really think. Use your inefficient nugget and ponder on the words I'm about to lay upon you like a priest for his congregation. We're all so proud of being part of this great masterplan, this greatness we call humankind. For all of you who're thinking I'm about to lay upon you scriptures or other holy shit, don't get ahead of yourself. I'm having a hard time figuring out where to start, but I'll go ahead with the spark that incited this post in the first place. If I was given the responsibility to correct humanity, on a grand scale, I'd make ignorance a crime. Now, I'm not trying to eliminate the human factor within all of this. Where am I going with this? Alright, so that was just one of my many opinions. I don't wanna live on this planet anymore.

La società Ipadizzata di Michael Tchong Questo è il quinto e ultimo degli interventi al Summit Upa che vi racconto. Il primo ( Sassoli de Bianchi ) parla di pubblicità, sviluppo, etica, media… il secondo ( Giavazzi ) di Pil, crisi, tasse e tagli di spesa, e del perché bisogna usare i secondi per diminuire le prime. Il terzo ( Salmann ) parla di tutti noi, nella relazione con economia – rating agencies comprese -, democrazia, pubblicità, consumi. Il quarto ( Campo Dall’Orto ) parla della generazione dei Millennials i ragazzi nati a cavallo tra il secolo passato e questo. Michael Tchong è un futurologo e trendwatcher. Michael Tchong : nuovi linguaggi e nuovi segni Parlerò di molti fenomeni che stanno modificando il nostro stile di vita. 1) Accelerazione della vita, attuata attraverso la compressione dei tempi. 2) Stili di vita digitali Ossigeno online. 4) I media Ipadizzati: ormai i programmi televisivi vengono progettati per essere guardati su iPad.

Daniele Bolelli - Home Public Intelligence Blog Click on Image to Enlarge Earth Intelligence Network (EIN) is a Virginia-based non-profit corporation certified as a 501c3 Public Charity. Donations are tax deductible. Although EIN has a home page, this web site, Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, is its portal to content across multiple legacy websites, and the EIN point of interface with the public. The logo consists of the Whole Earth within a Rescue Cross, with four symbols: the bowl for food and water; the quill pen for education and communication; the shovel for construction and development; and the stilleto for the inevitable rogues that need to be killed one at a time. Our mind-set is deeply rooted in Ecological Economics as pioneered by Dr. Here is our “method” graphic. Government — in isolation from the other seven tribes shown in the EIN logo — has failed. OPEN POWER / ELECTORAL REFORM @ Phi Beta Iota This is our short story: 2014 Story Board Short And here is our longer story: 1957-2013 Story Board Long

The New Copernican Revolution: Fritjof Capra on the Shift to 'The Systems View of Life' Image courtesy Fritjof Capra Fritjof Capra is one of the world’s leading thinkers in systems theory, and the author of many influential books, such as The Tao of Physics; The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter; The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture; The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living; and Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius. Fritjof has described his latest book, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision as “the realisation of a dream” and it has been written with his long-time friend and colleague Pier Luigi Luisi, one of the world’s leading authorities on the origin of life and self-organisation of synthetic and natural systems. The result is a book that presents, for the first time, a coherent systemic framework that integrates four dimensions of life — biological, cognitive, social and ecological — and discusses the profound philosophical, social and political implications of this new paradigm.

The Myth Of AI That mythology, in turn, has spurred a reactionary, perpetual spasm from people who are horrified by what they hear. You'll have a figure say, "The computers will take over the Earth, but that's a good thing, because people had their chance and now we should give it to the machines." Then you'll have other people say, "Oh, that's horrible, we must stop these computers." Most recently, some of the most beloved and respected figures in the tech and science world, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have taken that position of: "Oh my God, these things are an existential threat. In the past, all kinds of different figures have proposed that this kind of thing will happen, using different terminology. A good starting point might be the latest round of anxiety about artificial intelligence, which has been stoked by some figures who I respect tremendously, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. What do I mean by AI being a fake thing? This is not one of those.

The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer While many tech moguls dream of changing the way we live with new smart devices or social media apps, one Russian internet millionaire is trying to change nothing less than our destiny, by making it possible to upload a human brain to a computer, reports Tristan Quinn. "Within the next 30 years," promises Dmitry Itskov, "I am going to make sure that we can all live forever." It sounds preposterous, but there is no doubting the seriousness of this softly spoken 35-year-old, who says he left the business world to devote himself to something more useful to humanity. "I'm 100% confident it will happen. It is a breathtaking ambition, but could it actually be done? "If there is no immortality technology, I'll be dead in the next 35 years," he laments. So Itskov is putting a slice of his fortune in to a bold plan he has devised to bypass ageing. "The ultimate goal of my plan is to transfer someone's personality into a completely new body," he says. Find out more But Ken is a realist.

#18: Will Artificial Intelligence be a Buddha? Is Fear of AI just a symptom of Human Self-Loathing? According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top 30 articles published this year on our blog (out of more than 1,000), based on how many total hits each one received. The following piece was first published here on June 17, 2015, and is the #18 most viewed of the year. I’m interested in the intersection of consciousness and technology, so when I discovered the Consciousness Hacking MeetUp in Silicon Valley, (organized by IEET Affiliate Scholar Mikey Siegel) I signed up immediately. Soon afterwards, I attended a MeetUp titled, “Enlightened AI”, at Sophia University in Palo Alto. Tarifi’s theory hinged on two points: 1. 2. Tarifi even went so far as to suggest that a fear of AI is merely a fear of one’s own egoic tendencies. To some, this may seem naïve and that the only way to keep AI from killing us is to program it to be good. But that’s not all. Is AI the guru we’ve been waiting for?