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why you may want to see yourself as a machine

why you may want to see yourself as a machine | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When it comes to the realm of Singularity skepticism and transhumanism, you’ll often see skeptics telling you not to look at the human body as a machine, this skeptic included.
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This is one of my news digests. If you like my editorial choices, there are more to be found by clicking on the "dear reader" link, and on my name above.
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Zeezee's comment, May 29, 2013 3:12 AM
Success always with your project
Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 8:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

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Looking forward to having a go at some of the projects on here

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The Remarkable Predictions And Inventions Of Sir Winston Churchill

The Remarkable Predictions And Inventions Of Sir Winston Churchill | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Though primarily known as a statesman, Winston Churchill was also a very capable futurist and inventor.
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Optical Illusions - HALLUCINOGENIC effects - Eye Vision - YouTube

Be Aware! This video may cause temporary hallucinogenic effects. But please do not be afraid, these effects usually last a few seconds. Read aloud every lett...
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10 Most Incredible Insect Invasions

10 Most Incredible Insect Invasions | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You don't fool with Mother Nature! Some of the worst invasions in history have been natural – bugs in particular have brought havoc and destruction to people, places, animals and things for thousands of years.
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The Government Just Told Thousands of Dead Men to Register for the Draft

The Government Just Told Thousands of Dead Men to Register for the Draft | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Thanks to a computer glitch, the Selective Service System recently reminded over 14,000 men born between the years of 1893 and 1897 to register for the draft.
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A Field Guide To Unusual (And Hilarious) Harry Potter Patronuses

A Field Guide To Unusual (And Hilarious) Harry Potter Patronuses | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Not everyone can have a Patronus that's steeped in romance or a longing for the father they never knew. Some wizards have Patronuses that are steeped in pop culture, awesomely frightening, or just plain silly.
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The Rotating Building Where the Offices of the Future Will Be Tested

The Rotating Building Where the Offices of the Future Will Be Tested | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
High up in the hills of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory sit four square, blue buildings you'd be forgiven for finding nondescript. Inside, they're decorated with drab gray carpet familiar to any cubicle worker.
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A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck.
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Stuck in Time – Meet the Man Who Lives Like It’s 1946

Stuck in Time – Meet the Man Who Lives Like It’s 1946 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
35-year-old Ben Sansum doesn’t isn’t very impressed with high-tech gadgets, modern appliances or the internet. Instead, he prefers the old-world charm of the 1940s.
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Drool In Envy Over Some of the World's Largest Books

Drool In Envy Over Some of the World's Largest Books | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you love books as a physical object, just imagine burying your nose between the pages of these beauties, massive atlases, photobooks, and tributes to the written word.
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15 Funniest Grad Caps

15 Funniest Grad Caps | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the most creative and hilarious cap decorations.
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The Indian Strongman Village Where All the Men Train to Become Bouncers

The Indian Strongman Village Where All the Men Train to Become Bouncers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For centuries, farming was the main source of income for the people of Asola-Fatehpur Beri, twin villages in northern India.
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Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
No, it’s not an alien colony, a time machine, or even a Russian version of America’s ionospheric HAARP program. But in a forest near Moscow, this Soviet-era “lightning machine” has a capacity arguably equal to Russia’s entire electricity output.
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12 Craziest Soccer Tattoos

12 Craziest Soccer Tattoos | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Let's celebrate the last weekend of the 2014 World Cup with the coolest, wackiest and craziest soccer related tattoos.
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Woman Has Been Married to a Bridge for Over One Year Now

Woman Has Been Married to a Bridge for Over One Year Now | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Jodie Rose, who currently lives in Australia, has been married to a bridge in southern France for over a year now. Thus, the two tied the knot back in June 2013, on the 17th day of the month.
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Twenty Common Sex Myths, Debunked

Twenty Common Sex Myths, Debunked | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Dr. Aaron Carroll – author of the fantastic guide to sex-debunkery, Don't Put That in There – stopped by Mental Floss to guest-host an episode dedicated to deflating common myths and misconceptions about sex.
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10 Hilarious Pictures of Roommate Shaming

10 Hilarious Pictures of Roommate Shaming | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It was about time someone did something about these inconvenient roomies.
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​13 Tips For Surviving A Night In A Cabin In The Woods

​13 Tips For Surviving A Night In A Cabin In The Woods | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
So you've decided to spend a night in a cabin in the woods! You fool. You might as well sacrifice yourself to Satan and save yourself some time and effort.
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This Abandoned Warehouse Is Full of Live Jellyfish

This Abandoned Warehouse Is Full of Live Jellyfish | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you find yourself wandering around Liverpool in the middle of the night, you might be surprised to happen upon a warehouse with a glowing blue door. Inside, you'll see countless live jellyfish floating peacefully in the unlikely setting.
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Journey into the Dystopian World of Abandoned Soviet Submarine Bases

Journey into the Dystopian World of Abandoned Soviet Submarine Bases | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You've entered an enormous building scoured by ocean tides and haunted by hulking machines, slowly rusting away. It looks like the set for a post-apocalyptic movie, but it's actually a real-life Soviet submarine base, left over from the Cold War.
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Cryptozoologist raising funds to study Lovelock Cave Giants

Cryptozoologist raising funds to study Lovelock Cave Giants | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Despite my colleague Chris Cox’s article the other day (see A Bad Day for Bigfoot), I remain optimistic that there will be some proof of an unknown, living, upright-walking primate found — eventually.
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Teqball – An Awesome Combination of Football and Table Tennis

Teqball – An Awesome Combination of Football and Table Tennis | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What do you get when you combine Table Tennis and Football, and throw in a dash of technology? The answer is Teqball, an addictive new sport that’s becoming more popular every day.
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10 Most Extreme Method Actors

10 Most Extreme Method Actors | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
How far will some actors go to get into character? Meet 10 intense artists who push themselves to the limit to add depth and realism to the characters they portray.
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World’s Fastest Talking Woman Speaks 11 Words Per Second, Can Read ‘Three Little Pigs’ Story in 15 Seconds

World’s Fastest Talking Woman Speaks 11 Words Per Second, Can Read ‘Three Little Pigs’ Story in 15 Seconds | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
‘Motor mouth’ Fran Capo is a fast talker – the woman can churn out over 600 words a minute, or 11 words per second! At such high speeds, you might not always be able to understand what she’s saying.
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12 Funny Photos of Grammar Nazis Correcting Mistakes

12 Funny Photos of Grammar Nazis Correcting Mistakes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the most annoying, funny or inappropriate vigilante proofreaders out there.
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Man with Real Balls of Steel Works Out by Hitting his Crotch with Hard Objects

Man with Real Balls of Steel Works Out by Hitting his Crotch with Hard Objects | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While most elderly men go to the park for a leisurely stroll, retired railway worker Zhou Chengli prefers a more ‘hardcore’ workout.
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