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Yuli Ban

2020 has been so wild. Start of the month: World War III is imminent. Today: We've cured cancer https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51182451
Today, 04:13 AM
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    wjfox
    Yeah, but as a reader of r/Futurology, you should know that cancer cures are announced every month :) Sometimes every week.
    Today, 09:40 AM
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    Erowind
    It is exceptional to hear about on the BBC while driving home though. I'll still hold my breath until this t-cell breakthrough passes clinical trial.
    Today, 10:29 AM
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10 year march

I find the like to dislike ratio on this video a little bit disturbing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VhOuVou-lbA
Today, 04:00 AM
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    Erowind
    The comments are a treat as always. The far right really does dominate many online spaces and not enough people are conscious of it.
    Today, 06:39 AM
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eacao

Narcoleptic in the streets, insomniac in the sheets
Yesterday, 11:29 PM
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10 year march

The singularity is nearer has been delayed another year I expect Ray will have passed from old age before it is released he is close to the US life expectancy
Yesterday, 07:18 AM
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    Casey
    Life expectancy from birth is not the same thing as life expectancy for someone who's (almost) reached 72. Life expectancy for a 72 year old is 85.
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
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    waitingforthe2030s
    The singularity is never happening.
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
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    Outlook
    If GPT-2 can play chess then the singularity is happening and it's going to happen very soon.
    Today, 03:06 AM
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kjaggard

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker... WTF?
Yesterday, 02:51 AM
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    Alislaws
    Although Disney have managed to do a pretty good job with marvel so not sure what's up with that.
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
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    Erowind
    Non-expanded universe isn't canon to me. Haven't seen a movie since Rogue One and wasn't a fan personally.
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
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    Omosoap
    What I read was that it seems Disney is trying to make Star Wars a successful franchise like Avengers is, but Star Wars is very different. One of their major errors for the fan base was that they did not utilize all of the extra built in resources and storylines from the fan base community and instead scrapped it for their own story, which lost most of the original fan base in the process.
    Today, 04:00 AM
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10 year march

US secretary of defence Mike pompeo has suggested killing leaders of China and Russia if "they acted like Iran"
Jan 19 2020 11:51 PM
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    Maximus
    Mike Pompeo is the Secretary of State, and where did you hear this? Can't find mention of it anywhere.
    Yesterday, 01:29 AM
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    10 year march
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/14/pompeo-says-killing-of-suleimani-is-part-of-bigger-strategy-to-deter-us-foes
    Yesterday, 02:00 AM
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    Maximus
    I think that's taking what he said out of context, he just said the US is re-establishing credible deterrence against adversaries. In the case of Russia, he gave the example of increasing lethal aid to Ukraine, and navy partols in the SCS in response to China.
    Yesterday, 02:07 AM
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starspawn0

If you want to see what future (non-invasive, orders-of-magnitude-better-than-EEG) BCIs might look like, see this "HI LLC" (Kernel) patent filing, and look at the stylish images at the end: https://patents.google.com/patent/US10340408
Jan 19 2020 05:48 PM
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    starspawn0
    Several companies are working on light-headed scanning of "fast optical signals". What they can do with this is probably so advanced that experts would laugh at you, and say it's "impossible". I've never actually seen the tech that various companies have produced myself, but a little bird told me it's real, and prototypes exist.
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
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    starspawn0
    You might check out this podcast. It's wild. The offices of Kernel in LA sound very futuristic, as do many high-tech companies:
    https://www.thelifecyclepodcast.com/episodes/2019/11/22/dont-you-know-im-loco-the-life-cycle
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
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    starspawn0
    Damn auto-correct! "Light-headed" should be "light-based". Not sure how it came to write that.
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
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wjfox

I still can't believe it's 2020. Like, wtf?
Jan 19 2020 03:57 PM
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    Alislaws
    Don't fuck Dogs. They don't like it.
    (apparently? I haven't done any comprehensive surveys or anything? Pretty sure PETA is against it and they have probably asked dogs how they feel about it I guess)
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
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    Alislaws
    #NotAPetOwnerButImPrettySureThatIsNotRight
    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
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    waitingforthe2030s
    Creative automation is going to make writers and animators even more useless. and very fast.
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
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Outlook

ladybug larvae hatchlings look like satan spawn
Jan 19 2020 03:42 AM
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Yuli Ban

Unbelievable! GPT-2 may really be a proto-AGI after all! https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/01/06/a-very-unlikely-chess-game/
Jan 19 2020 02:00 AM
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    10 year march
    What will this actually mean in terms of how long for benifical Ai
    Jan 19 2020 07:26 AM
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eacao

[NSFW] Artwork from retired Soviet prison guard, danzig baldaev depicting what he saw inside the gulags. https://einsamerkrieger.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/drawings-from-the-gulag/
Jan 18 2020 03:41 AM
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    Erowind
    tortures and death."

    "Everybody knows that leftists just love radical Islam fanatics; however, few manage to understand that their perverted sympathies are not limited to bomb-making, knife-wielding crazies. Leftist policy is to import and promote scum of EVERY kind that exists on the face of the Earth, no matter from East or West."

    Jan 19 2020 12:18 AM
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    Erowind
    I don't know about you, but I'm getting white genocide conspiracy theory vibes. Islamaphobia, russophobia and homophobia oh my!

    All said, can we appreciate how wonderful this gif is

    https://einsamerkrieger.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/essence.gif
    Jan 19 2020 12:28 AM
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    @Erowind

    That website itself is Breitbart levels of garbage, no argument there. But I was only saying that the book itself which depicts those images of gulag imprisonment is separate from it, or didn't originate there.

    That said, some of the book is very true while I figure some is allegory for oppression. In any case, agreed that is not the "leftism" we aspire to.
    Jan 19 2020 01:53 AM
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Erowind

why did the heater have to break on the first night winter actually showed up ;-;
Jan 17 2020 11:22 AM
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    Raklian
    Because the gods are bored and need to play a joke.
    Jan 17 2020 05:27 PM
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    Erowind
    The house is from the 1920s and has old radiators in every room. It's one of many reasons I'm moving next month. The paint is falling off the walls too over the past month and the bathroom tile has been falling off the walls for nearly a year. Aren't cheap landlords great! He did show though and the heat is back on.
    Jan 17 2020 10:06 PM
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    Erowind
    It would not surprise me if the insulation hasn't been checked in 50 years

    @raklian lol
    Jan 17 2020 10:10 PM
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    Alislaws
    Patrick stewart has voiced all the station announcements apparently, with many of them changed to fit the star trek theme.
    Jan 16 2020 03:15 PM
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funkervogt

This movie was set in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJAaT13EMvA
Jan 15 2020 10:39 PM
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Omosoap

So, I finally figured out what to call my beliefs, but I have created an entirely new branch of Paganism in the process. Lol! I am a Digital Pagan with a theological bent of Panentheism (for the most part). Pondering starting a blog and later a Reddit community about it. Mostly to discuss current events, ideas, philosophies, etc.
Jan 15 2020 04:25 PM
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    Outlook
    That makes a lot more sense. For the longest time I kept thinking of polytheistic pagans, but the sacredness of nature and now how you relate it to futurist and modern elements is really interesting.
    Jan 15 2020 06:10 PM
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    Omosoap
    Yeah, polytheism is a part of Paganism, but there are a lot of different "Paganisms" in a sense. There are even Atheopagans (though their acceptance in Paganism is hotly debated). I am sure my brand of Paganism will be given a lot of heated debate at first. Granted some Digital Pagans will be Polytheist, but most will probably be either Animistic, Pantheist, Panentheist, or Secular (Atheist/Agnostic), I would guess. I've seen divisions of Paganism where they say there are three b...
    Jan 15 2020 07:08 PM
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    Omosoap
    branches (polytheist, animistic/pantheist, or witchcraft), but Paganism could be divided in so many different ways, as Modern Paganism is divided into many smaller branches. And, I would argue new ways to practice Paganism are forming all the time, as it is not relying on any overarching text so it has very few limitations in that sense.
    Jan 15 2020 07:10 PM