If Dmitry Itskov's 2045 initiative plays out as planned, humans will have the option of living forever with the help of machines in only 33 years.
It may sound ridiculous, but the 31-year-old Russian mogul is dead serious about neuroscience, android robotics, and cybernetic immortality.
He has already pulled together a team of leading Russian scientists intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house artificial brains which contain a person's complete consciousness - in other words, a humanoid robot.
Together, they've laid out an ambitious course of action that would see the team transplant a human brain into an artificial body (or 'avatar') in as little as seven years time.
What would I do? Given I'd be more than human I'd start hating humans. Then given that a Biblical Apocalyptic event, or any other Apocalypse I'd take a few decades to master a few more martial arts, then spend a very long time studying....well...everything.
Would I accept a brain transplant? That kind of depends I guess. If we're talking a terminator-style endoskeleton then I'd consider it. It would depend on what the answer to the philosophical argument would be, that if I'm my brain and the cybernetic organism that resulted from the procedure would be 'me'. I wonder what would happen to my soul /shrug.
If I could upgrade myself to be more integrated with tech I'd do it, given I could become more than human, run faster, jump higher, high harder, ect. If I was able to 'download' information a la Matrix that would be pretty bad ass. My worry would be security risks, since if I was part tech could that be hacked? Tracked by the government? I'm not sure I'm ok with the repercussions....
It sort of immediately reminded me of all the people claiming to hear strange sounds from the skies recently. Related or not, I don't know; but it might explain why only some people hear it, and some don't?
At first glance, this kid is just a blue-eyed asian. Already pretty unique.
Take a closer look and you'll find that when you shine a flashlight on his eyes at night, they'll glow green like a cat's. In addition to this eerie glow, his eyes have built-in night-vision, allowing him to see little insects at night and read/write in darkness.
I'm sure we'll start to see more evolutionary advancements in random individuals as we go forward into the future.
Here's a little snippet of something that I figured you guys might like.
In 1949, Thomas Galen Hieronymus patented a machine that he dubbed an "Hieronymus Machine": the machine supposedly used a type of energy called "eloptic energy" to determine the chemical/structural composition of objects placed onto it. The person using the machine places the object onto the tray, then presses their hand on a plate on the machine, while slowly turning the dial. Eventually, the operator will apparently notice a change in the plate's surface (referred to as a "tinglyness"). Supposedly, people have reported changes in the feel of the plate at the same point the dial is turned to, for the same objects.
What's really interesting about this, though, is that later, John W. Campbell stated that Hieronymus machines could work on a purely symbolic level - one can actually remove the physical components of the machine (the circuits and what have you) and replace it with a circuit diagram, and apparently, people still get meaningful, consistent results, as though the symbol of the machine is enough to drive the user's own psychic potential into making it work as it normally...
Willam S. Burrows talks extensivly in a audio recording about his many trials with using it at audioarchives.com He being a member of IOT can only imagine his implications for spreading word of it. But in its many sucesses and near perfect trials he somberly says it didnt bring backi a lost cat.
Cain BuhnerHunter - Sunday, June 19th, 2011 - 5:52 PM
Over the last several months I have dove head first into UFology. Originally an entertained skeptic, I quickly became surrounded by books, articles, and videos concerning the subject...
Well... It turns out legit research provides interesting results.
Former Director of the CIA, Vice Admiral R.H. Hillenkoetter, once stated to the New York Times: “Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense”
(transcript from the disclosure conference, testimonies from nuclear missile operators)
(Buzz Aldrin, 2nd man on the moon)
Fun follow up on the Crisman/Kennedy connection:
As they said, he was cleared... Somewhat, as much as a CIA/OSS can be cleared. But what we do know is that he was involved in internal disruption activities and with UFOs. And was suspected to be one of the three tramps at Dealy Plaza.
As pointed out in my original post, Kennedy was killed 10 days after demanding Disclosure regarding UFOs.
At around 2 a.m. on the morning of May 22, 1949, America’s first Secretary of Defense, James Vincent Forrestal, fell to his death from a small window of the 16th floor of the Bethesda Naval Hospital.
The decline and death of Forrestal is an unresolved problem of history.
There is no question that he suffered from a spectacular mental breakdown during 1948 and 1949. Exactly why he did so is less certain, but the answer may have relevance to American national security – and the pesky topic of UFOs.
From the standpoint of conventional history -- that is, sans UFOs -- there were no shortage of problems facing Forrestal. Throughout 1948, Forrestal locked horns with Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington over defense spending. Truman demanded an impossibly balanced budget, and Forrestal’s job was to keep the services in line. He could not do this and, to some degree, would not. The result was the erosion of Truman’s confidence. It may not have mattered to Forrestal: like most of the country, he assumed Truman’s political career was over and that by the end of the year a Republican, probably Thomas Dewey, would be in the White House. » Comment too long. Click to view the full text.
Hey /sci/, i got a question about computer technology and sh*t.
My cousin is studying electronics in college, and once he explained me about the electrons and how they move and crap and all the way so that the computer can see the zeroes and ones that become letters and crap.
This is probably not the only way to do stuff, but is there another way to achieve the technology we have now without all the components and materials we have now?
I dont know if I'm asking very well, so I'll ask with an example: suppose that there's a planet somewhere with beings which have an intelligence similar to ours, and their planet's environment is also similar to ours. If those guys began messing with electrical things and technology, do you think their stuff will come out similar to the stuff we have, or at least we once had?
I mean, sub atomic particles and other things that make technology happen are thought to be virtually the same everywhere, so in order to make them act as bits of data, they should use them in a similar manner to ours. Or is there another way around?? What do you think?
There have been calculation machines based on hydraulics (Soviet Union 30s) or analog computers (USA 50s). There have been non-binary computers (number-base 3 or 10). There have been networks of minimal cpu's like the systolic computers (used in some of the first real-time mpeg encoders). Neural Networks are theoretically able to do everything a computer does but are completely different in design.
Future cpu's may be magnetronic machines, able to reconfigure their calculation engines in nanoseconds, effectively configuring the cpu to the algorithm. Alternatives are light processing and sometime in the future the holy grail of IT, the quantum computer.
The way we make computers today is just the cheapest way with current technology, as were the analog computers in the 50s.
Still I think the development would be similar.
If you have transistors, digital computers are the best option because analog computers need to be fine-tuned. And at some time they would
get there, transistors are just too practical to be left out. Binary it the most simple way to code numbers, so maybe they will do that too.
I'm not so sure about the cpu...
It's a question I've wondered about, given no interaction whatsoever if two human groups started parallel to each other what would happen given enough time. I tend to agree with what's already been said, it would probably be very similar. Electricity or pulses/whatever either are or the aren't so using anything that isn't a 1/0 system or a similar styled one wouldn't be likely. In a nerd way because I love the genre I've always wondered without the digital age if the steam age had continued if some sort of literal steam punk culture would have arisen.
That would be without tossing around quantum mechanics and how they move and crap.
"this new study is the first to extensively evaluate the influence of gut bacteria on the biochemistry and development of the brain. The scientists raised mice lacking normal gut microflora, then compared their behavior, brain chemistry and brain development to mice having normal gut bacteria.
Consistent with these behavioral findings, two genes implicated in anxiety -- nerve growth factor-inducible clone A (NGF1-A) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) -- were found to be down-regulated in multiple brain regions in the germ-free animals ...
I've never felt like plants had any sort of sentience, even though they are 'alive'. It's strange because I would say that they have a life force. Although I'm still learning about my own apparent ability to sense auras, to me plants don't have one. Neither do animals strangely. I can't sense them at all. Usually when I 'see' people in the distance they all appear as various shades of gray until I get to know/touch them and 'issue' them a color. Also on the more lolzy side of this topic. Anybody remember that mythbusters episode where this was tested? And plants apparently prefer heavy metal to grow. Odd indeed.
Was on /bx/ earlier and found a 'deep web'/secret website thread. It wasn't much to see. It was basically just /bx/ learning how to find CP using Tor. At one point, someone posted a story about how he found some alter-net and what he saw in it. It goes as follows:
So. I just want to point out some things you guys are missing completely.
True "Dark" nets are not nets at all. TOR and protocols like it are an anonymity and "plausible deniability" source. Actual "dark" nets are kept well and truly hidden, and can not be found by any means available to the average channer. Trust me.
Just one example, out of maybe 4 or 5 I have personal experience with, to illustrate what it takes. Do take special note that this involves a great deal of luck.
Friend of mine works at a small car insurance broker's office and asks me to fix a problem with his computer not recognizing the office scanner on the network. This is not related, just how I ended up there.
I brought my laptop, and notice a WEP wireless net with high signal strength. Out of curiosity I turn on a sniffer to pick out the password while I work...
"Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.
Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky's brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.
When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we'd see a second sun.
Old news. We don't know when it's going to nova other than the next thousand years or so. It's approx 500 lightyears away, so when we see it, it will have already happened that long ago.
It won't be a "second sun". More like a second full moon that will persist in the sky for a month or so and then fade out.
Antares is likely to go soon, too. Neither one will have any significant effect on us, other than maybe messing with some nocturnal insects' breeding cycles or something. Also, very much not paranormal in any way. Stars have fixed lifespans, and the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. Supergiants only live a few million years.