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starspawn0

Living close to public amenities—from parks to grocery stores—increases trust, decreases loneliness, and restores faith in local government: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/america-needs-more-community-spaces/589729/
Today, 10:39 AM
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    starspawn0
    It's funny how people tend not to notice how much these micro-institutions matter.
    Today, 10:41 AM
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wjfox

Astronomers on Twitter are concerned that Starlink will disrupt their observations of the night sky. This is something I'd never even considered. I wonder what impact it will have.
Today, 05:18 AM
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    Erowind
    I mean if it does then then Starlink really shouldn't be built. The field of Astronomy barring the most well funded programs capable of launching their own satellites are worth significantly more than some capitalist venture. We don't need Starlink, we can actually just run fiber lines and build cell towers. Same thing if it effects the night sky in a detrimental way. I want to see real stars, not satellites (generally speaking) when I look up.
    Today, 05:34 AM
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    Erowind
    https://vimeo.com/338361997

    After seeing the footage I think Starlink should be banned or forced to find a non-disruptive design. For that matter force spaceX to pay for space junk removal. Over a city is fine, the sky is already screwed there, but no one has business polluting the sky like this in areas that aren't blighted by cities already.
    Today, 05:39 AM
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    tomasth
    The technology advance the more space of physicaly possible it have to negotiate.

    5G and climate monitoring , Starlink and astronomy ; do you know any other examples ?
    Today, 09:48 AM
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Yuli Ban

My belief is that we must remove human control of this planet as soon as possible before we destroy ourselves and erase everything we've ever done and die as an echo fading into the cosmos for a bit of Romantic security.
Today, 04:19 AM
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    Outlook
    and I think the way to show for this is that no human being in history, no matter how intelligent, has truly ascended the perspective and nature given to them by nature-- by god. If AI comes and shows itself as lost as us with existence, then what will really change?
    Today, 05:09 AM
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    Outlook
    Will they not be people struggling with ethics, struggling with what is right, struggling with why do we exist, and why we do the things we do, and what is truly the meaning behind our actions if not to excite our reward system?
    Today, 05:13 AM
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    tomasth
    AI will as they are built.

    Many will not agree with Outlook characterization for all people , and AI will be more different then humans.

    Because AI is more diverse then people , it could be more incompetent , more competent, and more irrelevant competencies ; then humans.

    So an AI could be a good government. or not.
    Today, 09:43 AM
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Sciencerocks

The future that I want? I want humanity itself to enhance its self but as we do so we must keep marriage and love. Who are we without our family? We must not become "Cold" soulless creatures, but better within our sphere. We can move to the stars and become the god species that we were meant to be but with all the best parts of what it is to be human at the same time.
Today, 03:08 AM
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    Sciencerocks
    Because if we're either a machine or ruled by them we've failed.
    Today, 03:15 AM
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    Sciencerocks
    Our biological bodies are already superior to any machine. So why become inferior?
    Today, 03:18 AM
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    Sciencerocks
    Just enhance them
    Today, 03:19 AM
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Outlook

Ugh, I got this weird kind of headache where its like if I bent over my head pounds to the beat of my heart, near my nape. Either way, it's making me cranky.
Today, 02:06 AM
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TranscendingGod

While i'm as concerned about being influenced and brainwashed by large corporations making we want to use their products for something I don't need by making me think that I need something to fit into society as much as the next guy, when I consider my exponentially receding hairline i'm glad for technologies like hair transplantation :D
Yesterday, 11:58 PM
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    Erowind
    Balding here too bud, I feel you. There's a picture of me in a Droog costume from Clockwork Orange lurking on this forum somewhere. Can't remember the thread. Anywho, I've got really nice long hair that I put a lot of care into. Losing it is actually triggering some body image dysphoria for me. I'm just not a short/no hair person. I used to fight my mum over it everytime she made me get a haircut as a kid until I got old enough to make my own decisions go as far back as 4 year...
    Today, 06:52 AM
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    Erowind
    4 years old. Anywho, getting bloodwork done as a preliminary test to make sure my liver is good, then I'm getting finasteride to treat this shit. If it works I'll let you know. I know fin doesn't work forever, but for most folks it gives another 5-25 years of hair. Which might be long enough for some better treatments to develop. There's some promising human trials in Japan going on right now that use stem cells. Anywho, don't browse most hair loss forums they're fille...
    Today, 06:53 AM
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    Erowind
    filled with incels that'll make you feel worse about yourself. Stick to more scientific sources like the NHS and U.S Library of Medicine if you decide to research treatments.
    Today, 06:53 AM
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starspawn0

"The defense names BEN SHAPIRO as a motivation for Kiyomi's radical right wing views.": https://mobile.twitter.com/EmilyGorcenski/status/1132211945619251200
Yesterday, 09:41 PM
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    Outlook
    "17 year-old wife" tooooo early
    Today, 02:30 AM
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wjfox

You guys are awesome. But you already know that, right? I know we sometimes have our disagreements, but thanks for keeping this forum active and interesting for so many years.
Yesterday, 11:00 AM
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    eacao
    Cheers for your work on the site, Will. Much love <3
    Today, 03:07 AM
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    FrogCAT
    no, you are awesome! love this forum!
    Today, 04:35 AM
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    Erowind
    <3 for everyone :3
    Today, 06:44 AM
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Outlook

I still consider Jerry Springer and Judge Judy to be the peak of american cultural output. It contests Shakespeare and even the Bible.
Yesterday, 03:04 AM
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    FrogCAT
    My gramps just recently went on Judge Judy. Don't know if they're gonna make his case an episode though. (also he's a mormon)
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
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    TranscendingGod
    FrogCat not to be a creep but are we still getting married?
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
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    FrogCAT
    Haha, sure ;b
    Today, 01:47 AM
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Sciencerocks

I won't read anti-science post anymore. I don't want you to destroy my futurist buzzz.
May 24 2019 11:23 PM
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    Sciencerocks
    You probably should be against A.i as it will be a truly ugly and unforgiving master. I'll probably kill our entire species off.
    May 24 2019 11:35 PM
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    tomasth
    https://www.overcomingbias.com/2019/05/expand-vs-fight-social-justice-fertility-bioconservatism-and-ai-risk.html
    Yesterday, 04:10 AM
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    tomasth
    And with great power comes great magnanimity.
    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
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starspawn0

Over the years, I've learned that when speaking to my father to "keep it simple". He only pays attention to the first 5 words of every sentence, and then ignores everything else. For example, if I were to say, "I am tempted to reject mass human genetic engineering, given the history of eugenics, but I don't think we will have to worry about that." He'll respond, "Why do you reject genetic engineering?"
May 24 2019 08:26 PM
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    Sciencerocks
    Lol, dude, There's a big difference between forcing people to die and giving people the choice to pay for their own enhancement using a proven method of changing genes. Of course, you're without ability to consider this difference.
    May 24 2019 08:55 PM
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    starspawn0
    Lol! Sparky, please don't try to comment on the things I write, unless you understand what I'm actually saying.
    May 24 2019 09:01 PM
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    Erowind
    Rip SR
    May 24 2019 09:05 PM
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    tomasth
    From
    MCP: Learning Composable Hierarchical Control with Multiplicative Compositional Policies
    https://xbpeng.github.io/projects/MCP/index.html
    May 24 2019 01:38 PM
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    Alislaws
    this is very cool!
    May 24 2019 04:44 PM
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    Outlook
    I was thinking basketball, but watching a t-rex scientifically play soccer makes me happy that I'm alive in 2019
    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
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wjfox

Theresa May just announced her resignation.
May 24 2019 09:13 AM
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    Raklian
    ^ Nice one, Yuli!
    May 24 2019 01:43 PM
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    Maximus
    To be fair, Cameron was the captain abandoning ship. May was the clueless passenger trying to take control.
    May 24 2019 05:03 PM
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    Alislaws
    I stand corrected
    May 24 2019 05:41 PM
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Sciencerocks

I'd love to use gene slicing on myself as I am disabled and I'd love to fix that. Imagine me not disabled with A.i level intelligence? Who wouldn't jump at that.
Locked Status May 24 2019 06:30 AM
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    Sciencerocks
    What's the point of gene slicing if we're not going to use it for self improvement?
    May 24 2019 06:31 AM
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Outlook

The consequence of eugenics: https://youtu.be/xCR2zS4XUe8
May 24 2019 06:08 AM
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    Outlook
    You can't just strawman your way into winning an argument, SR. Don't be that pathetic and sad.

    @Alislaws, having a high IQ still doesn't mean you can't be a dumbass. Many examples to prove it.
    May 24 2019 10:35 AM
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    Outlook
    Still though, I do think it's a valuable topic to explore in the context of futurism. Neo-eugenics will be a thing, and there are many ethical viewpoints and interesting discussions to be made with it. I'll make a thread for it.
    May 24 2019 10:55 AM
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    Alislaws
    I posted in that thread!
    May 24 2019 03:49 PM