http://www.simulation-argument.com/ The argument is that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a "posthuman" stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.
The Next Web (blog) Deezer music streaming service seeks partner to help it enter the US TechRadar UK Deezer, a French music streaming service, is looking to finally invade the U.S. and is seeking a partner to help infiltrate the lucrative market.
"...there is a level of hierarchical control that is being exerted by the human species as a whole. That the destiny of man as a whole is not in the hands of governments and corporations...it is in the hands of a weirdly democratic, amoeboid-like, hyper intelligent super organism which is called everybody. And as we come to terms with this, as we take our place embedded in the body of everybody and information flows more freely, the reality of this informational creature is seen more clearly, it’s an organism, we are having a symbiotic relationship with an organism made of information."
"Here’s a new way to listen to music you are likely to like, for free on your iPhone or other iOS device: the recently-updated Playground.fm, which turns people’s playlists into free radio stations for your phone."
Efforts by European authorities to encourage pan-European Union music distribution and licensing are bearing fruit with the launch on Monday of a system that brings together a quarter of the bloc’s music repertories.
World-renowned artificial intelligence expert and Google's new Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, wants to build a search engine so sophisticated that it could act like a 'cybernetic friend,' who knows users better than they know themselves.
CBS Local Live Streaming Concerts Becoming A Growing Trend CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you missed out on tickets to see your favorite band, or you just couldn't swing the cost social networks might help you see the show.
Amazon Prime The Amazon Instant Video app is now available for another Google TV device, as it's now in Google Play if you're using an LG Google TV set. Users can download the app and install right from their TV, and ...
Report: Mobile app revenue will exceed $30 billion by year's endLos Angeles TimesBy the end of this year, the mobile app industry will have generated more than $30 billion in revenue since emerging about four years ago, according to a report on...
By Mark Mulligan, independent music analyst and author of Music Industry Blog. The importance of Apple to the digital music market cannot be overstated. Without Apple the digital market would be vastly smaller than it is now.
Guest post by Aaron Masters (@aaronmidomi) of sidewinder.fm, a music a tech think tank. Masters works at Soundhound Inc., a sound search company. When the history of music social networking is written, it probably won’t list 2012 as a strong year.
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