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Cyborg anthropologist: We can all be superhuman

Cyborg anthropologist: We can all be superhuman | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

Editor's note: Amber Case is the Director of the Esri R&D Center, Portland, a company which aims to understand our world and "unleash the power of location." She was formerly the CEO of geolocation platform creator Geoloqi, Inc., acquired by Esri in Oct 2012.As a student of cyborg anthropology, Case studies the symbiotic interactions between humans and technology.

(CNN) -- What exactly is cyborg anthropology?

Cyborg anthropology is the study of the interaction between humans and technology, and how technology affects culture. Mobile technology allows one to stand almost anywhere in the world, whisper something, and be heard elsewhere. These devices that live in our pockets need to be fed every night require our frequent attention. In only a few years these devices have become stitched into the fabric of our everyday lives. Phones offer us respite from the boredom of waiting in lines, but they also inhi

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The Emergence of Distributed Cognition - a conceptual framework

The Emergence of Distributed Cognition - a conceptual framework | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
We propose a first step in the development of an integrated theory of the emergence of distributed cognition/extended mind.

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Huge Mars colony eyed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk | KurzweilAI

Huge Mars colony eyed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk | KurzweilAI | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

 

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers there for perhaps $500,000 a trip, Space.com reports.

In Musk’s vision, the ambitious Mars settlement program would start with a pioneering group of fewer than 10 people.

Accompanying the founders of the new Mars colony would be large amounts of equipment, including machines to produce fertilizer, methane and oxygen from Mars’ atmospheric nitrogen and carbon dioxide and the planet’s subsurface water ice; and construction materials to build transparent domes, which when pressurized with Mars’ atmospheric CO2 could grow Earth crops in Martian soil.

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Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase | Wired Science | Wired.com

Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase | Wired Science | Wired.com | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
If you could escape the human time scale for a moment, and regard evolution from the perspective of deep time, in which the last 10,000 years are a short chapter in a long story, you'd say: Things are pretty wild right now.
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The nanotech replicators are coming! ~ I, Cringely

The nanotech replicators are coming! ~ I, Cringely | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

That’s physicist Michio Kaku talking about the upsides, downsides, insides and outsides of having a replicator like on Star Trek to make anything we’d ever need or want. It’s a compelling vision and he’s right that its implications go far beyond the economic to include cultural, social, even psychological. Kaku says it’s possible to make such a device and suggests we’ll have it in 100 years.

I say we’ll have it in 20.

A longtime friend of mine has significant pieces of a replicator functioning in his lab right now. He’s no mad scientist but a respected engineer who is known for his broad technical interests. Right now he can’t make you a mug of Earl Grey (hot), but he can lay down in nanoseconds trillions of atoms of any abundant element, placing those atoms not just in perfect rows, but also placing them in intricate patterns with other atoms to create familiar combinations as well as new materials the world has never seen before.

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when the economy becomes collaborative - "Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy",

when the economy becomes collaborative - "Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy", | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

Exchanging houses during vacation time, sharing car with strangers, designing a lamp for one’s own living room in a FabLab, proposing a packaging design for a favorite brand, inventing a solution to help a company innovate, writing a article in wikipedia or a hotel review in a tourism site, ordering with neighbors organic vegetables... collaborative practices between individuals or between individuals and businesses are multiplying around us.

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Seeing the light: Ed Boyden's tools for brain hackers (Wired UK)

Seeing the light: Ed Boyden's tools for brain hackers (Wired UK) | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
Ed Boyden, an engineer turned neuroscientist, makes tools for brain hackers."Solving the brain" is as difficult as it sounds. A cubic millimetre of brain tissue can house 100,000 neurons, sending signals across a billion connections in mere thousandths of a second. This cross-talk is what turns a lump of spongy tissue into the most sophisticated computer in existence. It is also impenetrable to modern methods. We can zoom out to scan broad regions encompassing millions of cells, or zoom in to dissect the traits of individual ones, but the intermediate world of circuits still eludes us. Boyden likens our current technology to studying one pixel on a computer screen at a time. "Even if you buy a million screens, you won't understand how a computer works by looking at that one pixel," he says. "I'd rather have one computer and look at everything in it." The auto-patcher is one of the tools that Boyden is developing to observe neural circuits in detail, to better understand how the brain computes.
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The Brain in the Machine: I.B.M's Compass

The Brain in the Machine: I.B.M's Compass | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
I.B.M. has just announced the world’s grandest simulation of a brain, all running on a collection of ninety-six of the world’s fastest computers. Are full-scale simulations of human brains imminent, as some media accounts seem to suggest?
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How Far Away Is Mind-Machine Integration?: Scientific American

How Far Away Is Mind-Machine Integration?: Scientific American | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

Okay, great: we can control Our phones with speech recognition and our television sets with gesture recognition. But those technologies don't work in all situations for all people. So I say, forget about those crude beginnings; what we really want is thought recognition.

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Single-celled amoebae can remember, make decisions - slime molds redefine intelligence

Single-celled amoebae can remember, make decisions  - slime molds redefine intelligence | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

Something scientists have come to understand is that slime molds are much smarter than they look. One species in particular, the SpongeBob SquarePants–yellow Physarum polycephalum, can solve mazes, mimic the layout of man-made transportation networks and choose the healthiest food from a diverse menu—and all this without a brain or nervous system. "Slime molds are redefining what you need to have to qualify as intelligent," Reid says.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Complexity Digest, Spaceweaver
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Engineering Extra Senses: Technology and the Human Body | PRI's The World

Engineering Extra Senses: Technology and the Human Body | PRI's The World | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. We interact with the world and navigate through it thanks to our senses. But what if we could add to that repertoire? A British scientist and a small group of enthusiasts are exploring ways to do just that.
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How the Internet of everything will change the world | KurzweilAI

How the Internet of everything will change the world | KurzweilAI | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
Internet of Everything (credit: Cisco) From the Internet of Things (IoT), where we are today, we are just beginning to enter a new realm: the Internet...
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The Singularity Summit 2012

The Singularity Summit 2012 | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
The Singularity Summit is the premier event on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.The Singularity Institute has just posted videos here for all sessions at the recent Singularity Summit 12
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anti-capitalist cybernetics | THE STATE

anti-capitalist cybernetics | THE STATE | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

This modus vivendi, whether in the sense of compromise or in the sense of a new way of living, is the key to “escaping” capitalism. We need not dampen our critique of capitalism, or even throw out our spatial metaphors. But we must stop thinking of the current state of power regimes as a limit. We have never sought to leave the world, but merely to leave behind a way of living in the world. The anti-capitalist cyborgs of the present and the future will no doubt exchange certain resources with the capitalist world it escapes, as its blood pumps between one and the other. Like multi-stage rockets, their revolution will be expensive, and encounter planetary resistance. But it is the dissolution of the boundary between our current ecosystem and that-which-is-not that is the real escape. By taking the first steps of provisionally living outside of capitalism, this cyborg paves the way of modification. Where once we waited for species-wide evolution, now we start by hacking our bodies.

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The Future Is Not Accelerating

The Future Is Not Accelerating | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
I have some bad news and some good news for you about the future. First, the bad news. The future is not coming at us any faster than it ever has. We will not become immortal cyborgs with superintelligent computer friends in the next twenty years.

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Technological evolution (the future) is quite obviously accelerating...
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Three radical new energy technologies | KurzweilAI

Three radical new energy technologies | KurzweilAI | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

 

Three innovative new energy technologies are explored in the current issue of Technology and Innovation — Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors:

Tidal currents and ocean waves that can be recovered using ocean thermal conversion technology.Infrared thermal radiation (more than half of the power provided by the Sun).A new nanophosphor-based electroluminesence lighting device that caters to the exact wavelengths of light required for photosynthesis in indoor, hydroponic agriculture.

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Ray Kurzweil - How to Create a Mind

Ray Kurzweil - How to Create a Mind | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential – and often controversial – futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization-reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.

Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.

Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the yea

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Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence

Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
Advances in an artificial intelligence technology that can recognize patterns offer the possibility of machines that perform human activities like seeing, listening and thinking.
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Becoming a Cyborg should be taken gently: Of Modern Bio-Paleo-Machines » Cyborgology

Becoming a Cyborg should be taken gently: Of Modern Bio-Paleo-Machines » Cyborgology | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

We are on the edge of a Paleolithic Machine intelligence world. A world oscillating between that which is already historical, and that which is barely recognizable. Some of us, teetering on this bio-electronic borderline, have this ghostly sensation that a new horizon is on the verge of being revealed, still misty yet glowing with some inner light, eerie but compelling.The metaphor I used for bridging, seemingly contrasting, on first sight paradoxical, between such a futuristic concept as machine intelligence and the Paleolithic age is apt I think. For though advances in computation, with fractional AI, appearing almost everywhere are becoming nearly casual, the truth of the matter is that Machines are still tribal and dispersed. It is a dawn all right, but a dawn is still only a hint of the day that is about to shine, a dawn of hyperconnected machines, interweaved with biological organisms, cyberneticaly info-related and semi independent.

The modern Paleo-machines do not recognize borders; do not concern themselves with values and morality and do not philosophize about the meaning of it all, not yet that is. As in our own Paleo past the needs of the machines do not yet contain passions for individuation, desire for emotional recognition or indeed feelings of dismay or despair, uncontrollable urges or dreams of far worlds.

Also this will change, eventually. But not yet.

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Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American

Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it

When it really comes down to it—when the chips are down and the lights are off—are we naturally good? That is, are we predisposed to act cooperatively, to help others even when it costs us? Or are we, in our hearts, selfish creatures?

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Complex Body Parts Could Soon Be Lab-Grown : Discovery News

Complex Body Parts Could Soon Be Lab-Grown : Discovery News | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
Within a generation, there may be no limit to the kinds of organs and body parts that can be created from scratch.
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The Future of Materiality, PART I: Illusionary High Tech

The Future of Materiality, PART I: Illusionary High Tech | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
As designers, we are interested not only in the performance qualities of materials but also in their emotive attributes, those that connect with our senses, perceptions, and aesthetics. During our ...
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Existence before essence thoughts on artificial intelligence | Melissa's Blog

Existence before essence thoughts on artificial intelligence | Melissa's Blog | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
I analyze concepts of artificial intelligence through the Loebner Prize's use of the Turing Test as presented in Brian Christian's The Most Human Human.
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Ray Kurzweil’s new book predicts development of a super ‘digital brain’

Ray Kurzweil’s new book predicts development of a super ‘digital brain’ | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
Futurist Ray Kurzweil optimistically predicts much longer life expectancies, cures for cancer and heart disease, flying cars and robot butlers.
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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | The Long Poiesis | Scoop.it
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist...
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