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Friday, 16 June 2017

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future

quote [ I knew the future would be shocking but this is a whole other level. ]

This is probably one of the best large scale looks at Brain Machine Interfaces, AI, and the future of humanity that I've read in quite some time. Definitely worth checking out. Things are moving very fast and humanity definitely isn't ready for what the future holds. I'm not sure how much I trust Elon Musk, but the dude does seem to be putting himself at the forefront of the few lifeboat industries we're going to need going forward.

Thanks to captainstubing for passing it my way.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@7:26pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Pixar Artist's 3D-Printed Animated Robots!

quote [ We're gushing with grins and delight at the sight of these adorable animated robots created by artist Alonso Martinez. Sean chats with Alonso to learn how he designed and engineered his family of robots, using processes like 3D printing, mold-making, and silicone casting. They're amazing! ]

Don't be lulled by their cuteness! The devil takes many forms!
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Good]
[by steele@4:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Social Cooling

quote [ If you feel you are being watched,
you change your behavior.

Big Data is supercharging this effect. ]

The end game of social credit score mentioned.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Underrated]
[by steele@4:07pmGMT] [24 comments]

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tech Insiders Explain How Apps Control Our Brains on ‘60 Minutes’

quote [ Scrolling, bursts of likes, and incentives like Snapchat streaks may seem like innocuous features within your favorite apps, but they’re actually designed to make you completely addicted to your smartphone.
“This thing is a slot machine,” Tristan Harris says, gesturing to his iPhone during a 60 Minutes segment that aired Sunday. ]

Sam Harris's podcast episode interviewing Tristan Harris is also well worth checking out.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@3:24pmGMT] [10 comments]

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Oy the Cat tries to steal my shoe

quote [ "This is the kind of crap Oy does in the morning to get me out of bed. Cute at 10am, not at 4am. #Caturday ]

I got beat on the Adam West. Have some cute stuff. This is how Oy, my cat, wakes me up. He'll grab my stuff and try to steal it. Shoes, glasses, my phone, it all ends up messed with when he wants me up at 4 in the am.

Panda cubs and nanny Mei’s war Ⅱ
[SFW] [humor] [+3 Original]
[by steele@4:08pmGMT] [15 comments]

Friday, 9 June 2017

The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

quote [ Automation in the Information Age is different. ]

Books we used for this video:
The Rise of the Robots
The Second Machine Age

Eventually I'm just gonna write a bot to make these posts for me. Then what?!

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by steele@1:56pmGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 29 May 2017

Voluptuous women sitting on subservient men: The erotic art of Namio Harukawa (VERY NSFW!)

quote [ Art is mostly about the artist’s personal obsessions, isn’t it? With Japanese artist Namio Harukawa, it’s kinda obvious what he’s obsessed with.

Harukawa draws big-assed dominant women sitting on the faces of skinny subservient men. His drawings depict ye ancient art of “facesitting”—which probably doesn’t need any more explaining than that. Some of his erotic drawings (not included here) go beyond the smothering power games of facesitting, and its associated acts of cunnilingus and anilingus, into coprophilia and urolagnia. ]

I've been sitting on this link for a couple of days. ;) #BootyBootyBooty

Fuck Yeah, Namio Harukawa
[NSFW] [art] [+10 Classy Pr0n]
[by steele@8:39pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees

quote [ Scientists dream of recreating mental images through brain scans, but current techniques produce results that are... fuzzy, to put it mildly. A trio of Chinese researchers might just solve that. They've developed neural network algorithms that do a much better job of reproducing images taken from functional MRI scans. The team trains its network to recreate images by feeding it the visual cortex scans of someone looking at a picture and asking the network to recreate the original image based on that data. ]

It's like a Convolutional Neural Neural Network. :D
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@5:19pmGMT] [12 comments]

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The meaning of life in a world without work

quote [ As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose ]

I'm running across more and more content comparing religion and VR. Finally. :D
[NSFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by steele@9:36pmGMT] [28 comments]

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

I Am Not Your Negro - Official Trailer

quote [ If any white man in the world says, "Give me liberty or give me death." The entire white world applauds. But, if a black man says exactly the same thing, he is judged a criminal and treated like one. And everything possible is done to make an example of this bad nigger, so there won't be anymore like him. ]

You can watch I am Not Your Negro, here

Finally got around to watching it this past weekend. Since we're in the midst of a 60's redux, it's well worth the watch.
[SFW] [history] [+7 Good]
[by steele@3:07pmGMT] [13 comments]

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