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MyCreativity | Erich Honecker & the Internet of Things. A Comment on Jeremy Rifkin’s “The Zero Marginal Cost Society”

MyCreativity | Erich Honecker & the Internet of Things. A Comment on Jeremy Rifkin’s “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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We might all be having sex with robots soon

We might all be having sex with robots soon | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
A new Pew Research Center report says that robotic sex partners will likely become commonplace in the near future
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A Transhuman Primer - The Daily Californian

A Transhuman Primer - The Daily Californian | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
By the end of my lifetime, I want to be part machine. Transhumanism is the ideal of bettering the human condition by joining our bodies with our technology. We have been moving toward it since a proto-human in sub-Saharan Africa discovered that sharp rocks were better than fingernails for gutting Read More…
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Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Viv was named after the Latin root meaning live. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tsotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI and V in roman numerals). Ariel Zambelich When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead…
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We Need a Legal Framework for Biohacking Our Brains

We Need a Legal Framework for Biohacking Our Brains | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
"There is an enormous potential for chaos."
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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes' | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say "I told you so." The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence...
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Psychology Comes To Halt As Weary Researchers Say The Mind Cannot Possibly Study Itself

Psychology Comes To Halt As Weary Researchers Say The Mind Cannot Possibly Study Itself | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
NEW YORK—The field of psychology was brought to an immediate halt this week as disillusioned and weary practitioners of the discipline reportedly concluded that the mind could never possibly hope to study itself. Abandoning more than a century of cl...
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WATCH: 'What We Found Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics'

WATCH: 'What We Found Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics' | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something big.

"I couldn't believe my eyes," Esra Bulbul, of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics,...
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Experience James Joyce’s Ulysses in Virtual Reality, Using the Oculus Rift Headset

Experience James Joyce’s Ulysses in Virtual Reality, Using the Oculus Rift Headset | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
If, like Virginia Woolf, you could never read James Joyce's Ulysses from start to finish, then here's another way to experience the modernist classic. Virtually rather than textually.
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What is the Difference between Posthumanism and Transhumanism?

What is the Difference between Posthumanism and Transhumanism? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
While at conferences and doing research and writing over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed a lot of confusion about the terms “posthuman,” “transhuman,” and “posthumanism.”  A lot of people—including scholars who should know better—use these terms pretty much interchangeably and indiscriminately.  Part of the problem is that these terms are all fairly new.  So for clarity’s sake, I offer these simple thumbnail definitions of all three terms…
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The Future of Robot Caregivers

The Future of Robot Caregivers | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Elderly people need everyday help, and there aren’t enough humans to provide it.
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A guaranteed income for every American would eliminate poverty — and it wouldn't destroy the economy

A guaranteed income for every American would eliminate poverty — and it wouldn't destroy the economy | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Contrary to recent arguments, a guaranteed minimum income wouldn't produce a nation of layabouts. And it would eliminate America's gravest social problem.
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Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones

Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
"Containment control" model looks at how groups of influencers can manipulate people.
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Slow Politics: International Conference on Power & Creativity in an Age of Crisis « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB

Slow Politics: International Conference on Power & Creativity in an Age of Crisis « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Slow Politics International Conference on Power & Creativity in an Age of Crisis September 27-29th 2014 | PORTO Sapporo | Japan Concept People talk about a crisis, others sense a revolution, but maybe yet another catastrophe is around the corner. Having left behind an era of relative calm and order, we face a chaos of abundance, including a surplus of turbulences and trepidations, which in turn put our possibilities to orient ourselves and to act into question: Are solutions and convictions that were applicable yesterday still valid today? Are there only personal answers to social problems, or also such t…
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Humans Need Not Apply - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/2dfh5v/humans_need_not_apply/ http://www.CGPGrey.com/ https://twitter.com/cgpgrey ## Robots, Etc...
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The Cult of Sharing

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Aloft Hotel to Begin Testing ‘Botlr,’ a Robotic Bellhop

Aloft Hotel to Begin Testing ‘Botlr,’ a Robotic Bellhop | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif., will begin testing a robot designed to shuttle items from the hotel lobby desk to guest rooms.
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What’s Going on at Google’s Secret ‘Davos’?

What’s Going on at Google’s Secret ‘Davos’? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Google is reportedly holding a hush-hush conference in Sicily with CEOs, high-profile investors, entrepreneurs and celebrities.
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BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN

BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The rise of the hidden systems in modern society that are stopping us changing the world. Systems that keep us trapped in the past and where everything repeats. How we have become haunted by the ghosts of our own past desires and cannot imagine anything that has not existed before.
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Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell

Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist who is also an Intel Fellow, looks at how tech changes the world, and vice versa. She is convinced we are at a rare period of social change, with the explosion of digital intelligence into every part of our lives.
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Wait Til You See What Nature Did To These 9 Places Once Humans Abandoned Them. #5 Is Magical.

Wait Til You See What Nature Did To These 9 Places Once Humans Abandoned Them. #5 Is Magical. | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Life always finds a way.
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper | Chemical & Engineering News

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper | Chemical & Engineering News | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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25 Facebook Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014

25 Facebook Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014 | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
There are now over 1.28b people and 30m brands using Facebook each quarter. Here are 25 more Facebook Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014
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Google hauled in by Europe over ‘right to be forgotten’ reaction

Google hauled in by Europe over ‘right to be forgotten’ reaction | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Search giant faces backlash over its handling of the European Court of Justice ruling forcing link removals. By Samuel Gibbs
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7 Signs of the Post Social Media Era | Geoff Livingston's Blog

7 Signs of the Post Social Media Era | Geoff Livingston's Blog | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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