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Outlook

AI personal career website, circa 2047. https://fauux.neocities.org/
Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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    Outlook
    Neocity art is so fucking dope. It's the greatest project on the internet rn. Just check out all the websites, you'll lose your day.

    https://neocities.org/browse
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
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    Outlook
    Man, you guys really had a golden age of gifs back then too.
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
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funkervogt

Has anyone experienced "ego death" while on drugs?
Yesterday, 03:30 PM
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    starspawn0
    I'm guessing many novice meditators have experienced this before. If you push it further, you will notice your body seems to have a mind of its own -- e.g. arms will raise, seemingly without conscious effort. If you push it further, even more profound types of disconnection will manifest.
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
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    starspawn0
    Such as, where you are located in space (a subtle kind of out-of-body experience), your conception of space itself (e.g. its extent; how expansive it is relative to the image of it you have in your head without realizing it).
    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
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    funkervogt
    I'm very sensitive to marijuana, and have used it to have "ego death" several times. I forget my name, that I'm a human, and even that I'm a unitary being that is distinct from everything else. Like the few others who experience it, it makes me feel like I'm going to die.

    It's a very powerful experience, but not fun. Something you only do once or twice a year.
    Today, 03:58 AM
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starspawn0

More surveillance capitalism: "You might think my 29-cent swipe at Target would be just between me and my bank. Heavens, no. My banana generated data that’s probably worth more than the banana itself. It ended up with marketers, Target, Amazon, Google and hedge funds, to name a few." https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/26/spy-your-wallet-credit-cards-have-privacy-problem/
Yesterday, 01:37 PM
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Zaphod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98I4luNNai4 This is quite strange to see if you are British.
Yesterday, 10:53 AM
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    wjfox
    Losing Hong Kong in 1997 marked the official end of the British Empire. I'm sure we'd be happy to take it back :-)
    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
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    Zaphod
    I think this sentiment is actually much more widespread than many people realise, at least in countries that have done less well after colonialism. I spent a month in Guyana a few years ago and was shocked by the number of people that told me they wished they hadn't gained independence from Britain. A lot of the issues arose when the British left abruptly leaving a sort of economic/administrative vacuum.
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
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    Erowind
    What a world.
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
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eacao

Project Artemis is a real gem of an executive directive. Such a well put together program. Absolute kudos to the Trump admin for (1) having the commitment required, and (2) the incredibly logical way they’ve put incentives together. Very smart program
Yesterday, 06:38 AM
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    eacao
    Fincke sounds like one of those people who pulled himself together early on, good on 'im.

    & NASA is producing some great technical talent. Not that anyone here has said it iirc, but I've heard the lunar gateway being criticised as senatorial waste and this & that because it would be easier to go straight to the Moon etc etc. Imho, the gateway is laying out the capital investment that makes it hard to turn away from deep space after 2024. As long as NASA can build i...
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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    eacao
    ...build infrastructure before Trump's out, later admins will have little choice but to continue down the track of manned deep-space exploration & long-term habitation.
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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    Erowind
    Not just that but practically speaking we haven't been to the moon in so long that our space agency needs to re-learn how to explore with modern engineering before making such a big jump to Mars. We don't have the practical expertise of the Apollo program anymore. Artemis looks like it will establish a new generation of skill.
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
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Raklian

Did you guys see the Air Force showing off the 6,599 mph hypersonic sled? It moves so fast you can't even see it even in slow motion. O_o
Yesterday, 04:12 AM
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    Raklian
    This puts into perspective how fast the ISS is traveling in orbit which is over 17,000 mph.
    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
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    Erowind
    That's really wild. Logistical and engineering problems aside I'd love to travel across the globe in under 2 hours. I know we'd have to accelerate gradually in order to not turn ourselves to goop but still, very cool.
    Yesterday, 05:55 AM
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Erowind

I know I've not always articulated why I despise copyright well before. Instead of explaining theory badly. Consider that the reason no affordable easy access generic insulin currently exists is because megacorps enforce monopoly through copyright. Copyright kills in practice as a law. This is one of many examples.
Yesterday, 03:23 AM
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    Erowind
    patents/paywalls. My main gripes are when copyright makes corporations not artists/creators rich, blocks scientific liberty, enforces monopoly and kills people as with the example above.
    Yesterday, 05:27 AM
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    Jessica
    It kills everything! Even limiting copyright to 10 years for digital and 75 for solid would do wonders for advancement of ideas. Public movie, gaming and educational sites would pop up overnight that would dwarf netflix, etc.
    Yesterday, 05:50 AM
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    Erowind
    +1 Jessica +1 Outlook
    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
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Outlook

I've been wanting to create a YouTube channel for so long now but I'm still stuck on what I should even make it about. I was thinking politics coming from a western-raised arab perspective, but I also want to talk about futurism, and political science, and other stuff. What do you guys think?
Sep 14 2019 07:14 PM
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    Raklian
    Outlook, I would make the channel all about you. You talk about what you think about everything through your own lens. Think about what sets you apart from the rest, what makes you different, etc.
    Yesterday, 12:34 AM
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    eacao
    I think go the Stoic-perspective route. Analyse different happenings through a Stoic lens (be it politics, the singularity, religion etc). Also, perhaps it's important to remember that it's not what decision you make at the beginning, it's about what you make of that decision as time goes on. There are wrong answers but no single right answer, so as long as you pick something workable, your real talent will be in making the best of whatever imperfect choice you've made.
    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
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    Outlook
    Thanks for the answers guys, it helped a lot.
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
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wjfox

Please stop posting NEWS stories in the Future sub-forums.
Sep 14 2019 07:17 AM
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    PhoenixRu
    Mea culpa...
    Sep 14 2019 03:03 PM
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    Outlook
    Mea culpa, I like that phrase.
    Sep 14 2019 05:13 PM
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Yuli Ban

We're essentially transforming the planet into computronium as we speak https://www.futuretimeline.net/forum/topic/15935-weird-and-interesting-facts-in-the-world/?p=268740
Sep 13 2019 07:17 PM
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    Outlook
    I won't be convinced until we haven't turned the planet into farmonium, or concretonium.
    Sep 13 2019 10:09 PM
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Outlook

There are an estimated billion objects greater than a km across in the Kuiper belt. Imagine our future civilization colonizing that, do you guys know how beautifully complex that shit would be. My brain is blown apart.
Sep 13 2019 04:21 PM
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    wjfox
    I doubt there'd be physical humans living there. Most likely our AI descendants will convert it to computronium.
    Sep 13 2019 06:05 PM
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    Outlook
    I'm skeptical on computronium. I'll always think theres a physical singular vantage point to which intelligence latches onto once at a time.
    Sep 13 2019 06:15 PM
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funkervogt

Friday the 13th is already off to a bad start for me. I'm going to keep a low profile for the rest of today and go to bed early. [Knocks on wood]
Sep 13 2019 02:54 PM
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    Outlook
    When my amazon package comes I'll send the rest of my good luck to you.
    Sep 13 2019 02:59 PM
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starspawn0

A few weeks back I had a massage, one of several over the past year, and got in a conversation with the woman doing it. I told her about a few futurist things I thought she might like to hear, like about how anti-aging is coming along nicely. She was very skeptical; and was skeptical when I mentioned universal healthcare would be a good thing -- she mentioned how bad she heard it was in other countries.
Sep 13 2019 11:03 AM
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    starspawn0
    I thought to myself, "Maybe she's got a naturally skeptical mind, and is `analytical' -- best to speak in arguments, not empty facts." And then I thought it might be a good idea to look her up on the web, to see who she is; and so I did. Turns out, she's a BIG Trump supporter. So then I thought, "Never mind. False alarm. She's asleep..."
    Sep 13 2019 11:06 AM
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    Outlook
    https://youtu.be/Ag1o3koTLWM
    Sep 13 2019 01:19 PM
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    wjfox
    The NHS is the best thing about living in the UK and is half the per-capita cost of U.S. healthcare.
    Sep 13 2019 01:21 PM
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Outlook

My amazon order arriving on friday the 13th out of all days.
Sep 12 2019 11:23 PM
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    Erowind
    Spoopy
    Sep 13 2019 12:16 AM
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    Raklian
    Hope Jason isn't the one who will deliver the package.
    Sep 13 2019 12:23 AM
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    kjaggard
    good luck

    Sep 13 2019 01:13 AM
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Erowind

The ECB just dropped interest rates to -0.5% and is implementing quantitative easing.
Sep 12 2019 08:01 PM
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    Erowind
    Nevermind the ECB's statement that "recession risk to the eurozone remains low." The fact that they've taken these measures means that the European economy is in shoddy shape.
    Sep 12 2019 08:09 PM
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    Raklian
    The Euro is more likely to strengthen against the US dollar from this point on. Any further easing or rate cuts by ECB won't be effective. The relay has been passed on to the Euro governments to do something about fiscal policy. What they will do with it will determine how the Euro will perform next.
    Sep 13 2019 12:18 AM
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    Erowind
    Agreed mostly :)
    Sep 13 2019 03:38 AM