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The Importance of Qualia to Transhumanism and Science pt2

The Importance of Qualia to Transhumanism and Science pt2 | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
In my last article on transhumanism and qualia we looked at the definition of qualia and biological experiments that suggest qualia are nothing more then a physical outcome of a complex system, (for now the brain).
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10 Worst-Case Scenarios of Computers Controlling Your Emotions

10 Worst-Case Scenarios of Computers Controlling Your Emotions | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The internet is still reeling from recent revelations that Facebook workers have been conducting weird experiments with the emotions of Facebook users. Now it's time to see what science fiction has to say about machines that control our feelings.
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La Espada en la Tinta | Literatura fantástica, cómics, novedades, noticias: Los resultados de los premios Locus 2014: Neil Gaiman, Ann Leckie y Caitlín R. Kiernan entre los ganadores

La Espada en la Tinta | Literatura fantástica, cómics, novedades, noticias: Los resultados de los premios Locus 2014: Neil Gaiman, Ann Leckie y Caitlín R. Kiernan entre los ganadores | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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How Science Fiction can change the world from East to West

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Estonia will hand out digital ID cards to non-residents

Estonia will hand out digital ID cards to non-residents | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Digital ID cards are still a rarity in most countries, but they're a staple of everyday life in Estonia -- locals use them for everything from e-voting
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Writing in the Margins, or, Patriarch’s Day, Part 4

Writing in the Margins, or, Patriarch’s Day, Part 4 | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
(Trigger warning: sexual bias, harassment, assault, misogyny.) Foreword: This is the fourth in a series of related posts on sexual abuse and harassment, misogyny, and the science fiction and fantas...
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William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | WIRED

William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | WIRED | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
William Gibson, one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices, maintains that he and his fellow writers don’t possess some mystical ability to peer into the future.
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The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview

The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Neal Stephenson - legendary author of speculative fiction - on Elon Musk and geek culture, the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden, how negative cultural narratives are killing big science - and t...
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Serendipitous Science: the breakdown of non-living and living systems

Serendipitous Science: the breakdown of non-living and living systems | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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Polemic: how readers will discover books in future - Charlie's Diary

Polemic: how readers will discover books in future - Charlie's Diary | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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Computer Programs Are People, Too

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.
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The Future of Work and Death

The Future of Work and Death | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Whether you consider yourself a futurist, a technoprogressive, a Transhumanist, we all recognize the ongoing neglect by mainstream media, Hollywood, and other prominent media institutions in regards to a growing realization – the concepts of both work and death are changing before our very eyes! From technological unemployment now starting to affect workers in the industrial nations, to the international scientific community becoming more involved in anti-aging research, it’s quite clear that our near future may see the destruction of what we consider “working” and “dying.”
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Samuel R. Delany on racism in SF…

Samuel R. Delany on racism in SF… | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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Yes, Polarization Is Asymmetric—it’s not about physics… but politics

Yes, Polarization Is Asymmetric—it’s not about physics… but politics | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Back when I published research on optical ellipsometry, “polarization” seemed an innocent-enough term — and indeed, lately there have been applications that let us peer into the very origins of the universe.
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10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing

10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
To you, your short story is unique and perfect. To editors, it's "the third steampunk time-travel story we've seen this week." But which trends should you try to avoid?
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A counterintuitive phenomenon discovered: The coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation

A counterintuitive phenomenon discovered: The coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota, Yu Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, developed a novel way to fabricate superconducting nanocircuitry.
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Mars 'flying saucer' splashes back down after test

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes back down after test | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled.
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Charlie Stross on the stop/go nature of technological change

Charlie Stross on the stop/go nature of technological change | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Charlie Stross's keynote speech to the Yet Another Perl Conference is an inspired riff on the weird, gradual-then-sudden nature of technological change.
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A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today

A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
How Victorian female stenographers pioneered a unique art form with newfound notoriety in the digital age. "Art is not a thing -- it is a
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Jo Walton talks science fiction, research, & collaborating with readers

Jo Walton talks science fiction, research, & collaborating with readers | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
David writes, "I host the literary radio show Between The Covers (KBOO 90.7FM/PDX) and my most recent guest was Jo Walton (MP3), who has been profiled multiple times on Boing Boing.
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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Spits in the Eye of Nihilism | Tor.com

Iain M. Banks’ Culture Spits in the Eye of Nihilism | Tor.com | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
An appreciation of Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.
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Octavia Butlers fictional religion of ‘Earthseed’ inspires real religious movement

Octavia Butlers fictional religion of ‘Earthseed’ inspires real religious movement | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The fictional cosmic religion of “Earthseed,” featured in the works of Octavia E.
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31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like "death ray," "terraforming," "hive mind," "telepathy," and "parallel universe"?
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Theories of Consciousness that Neuroscientists Take Seriously (53 min)

Theories of Consciousness that Neuroscientists Take Seriously (53 min) | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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¿Es cada día más difícil escribir ciencia ficción?

¿Es cada día más difícil escribir ciencia ficción? | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
En su ensayo de 1978 titulado “Viajes extraordinarios”, Isaac Asimov define a la ciencia ficción como “...la rama de la literatura que trata sobre las respuestas humanas a los cambios en nivel de l...
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