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Yuli Ban

The James Dean movie sounds like it'll be the first case of digital resurrection of the starring role.
Nov 09 2019 08:21 PM
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    kjaggard
    he's not the star of the movie from what I hear, also we've had commercials with recreated stars in them (there was a singing in the rain one) and they brought Tupac back for a concert. Everything about this just seems like a publicity stunt to me.
    Nov 10 2019 05:13 AM
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    wjfox
    I hope they do one for John Lennon.
    Nov 10 2019 06:50 AM
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Yuli Ban

Listening to Beethoven makes me melancholic, partially because I imagine the possibility of a near-future neural network composing all the pieces he never wrote.
Oct 28 2019 04:30 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    *Melancholic in a good way, because I want to hear those symphonies & sonatas.
    Oct 28 2019 04:45 PM
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    funkervogt
    Interesting
    Oct 28 2019 05:10 PM
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Yuli Ban

My futurist focuses have shifted so much in the past 7 years. When I first joined, I cared mainly about transhumanism, flexible electronics, and various sci-fi gadgets like cloaking devices. Now it's mostly neural networks/AGI, solar energy, and robotics.
Oct 25 2019 06:06 PM
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    Erowind
    Some flexible electronics happened! Still hopeful for transhumanism here but more and more I fear it was 90s and early 2000s optimism
    Oct 26 2019 12:15 AM
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    tomasth
    By transhumanism you mean health improvement ? cybernetic implants ?
    Aren't the technology for those improving ?

    You can have many futurist focuses , and can change everyday according to new developments or your ideas and interests on them.

    What about futurism in the future ?
    Oct 26 2019 08:09 AM
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    tomasth
    One should have the right optimism base on what one know and interested. The more one know the more optimistic. So in the future one get more optimistic then even before imagined.

    If you compare this to an amazing story you write , the more you discover about it the more you know if its amazing and how and what.
    Oct 26 2019 08:16 AM
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Yuli Ban

Absolutely wonderful to see China's getting a cyberpunk dystopia just in time for the year 2020 /s
Oct 13 2019 04:07 PM
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    eacao
    Except for Hong Kong ofc
    Oct 13 2019 06:07 PM
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Yuli Ban

Reminder that there's only 3 months left in the decade*
Oct 09 2019 06:55 PM
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    Erowind
    /\ That's how I think about it. Screw year 0 who needs it anyway
    Oct 09 2019 08:42 PM
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    eacao
    In 2010, I could say "I've lived in 3 decades, 2 centuries, and 2 millennia and I'm not even 15 yet". Bout to get the fourth decade under our belts.
    Oct 09 2019 10:12 PM
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    tomasth
    If you use another calendar, you problem is solved.
    Oct 10 2019 01:02 PM
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Yuli Ban

Boston Dynamics never lets me down.
Sep 24 2019 03:30 PM
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    Zaphod
    I'm with Yuli. Many are working on AI that interact with virtual worlds. It would be sad if we continue to develop more and more advanced AI, but lack sufficiently advanced robotics for them to interface with the real world.
    Sep 24 2019 05:53 PM
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    Erowind
    I'm curious as to what the use case is for spot specifically considering he's not autonomous. Nevertheless very cool and the project is paving the way for better robotics.
    Sep 24 2019 08:27 PM
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    Raklian
    I welcome the robot overlords!
    Sep 26 2019 03:31 AM
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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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Yuli Ban

How are you holding up, Raklian? Dorian hasn't blown you away?
Sep 05 2019 11:54 PM
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Yuli Ban

Not a good start, Boris.
Sep 04 2019 12:54 AM
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    wjfox
    For anyone who missed it –

    https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1168995204885557249
    Sep 04 2019 08:17 AM
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    Alislaws
    Hilarious!
    Sep 04 2019 10:47 AM
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    Maximus
    @Wjfox, hard to find a single comment in that thread not accusing MPs of being traitors or killing democracy. I didn't realize just how toxic the Brexiteers are.
    Sep 04 2019 06:04 PM
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Yuli Ban

Dorian's out of control. 185 mph (300 km/h) winds and still forecast to STRENGTHEN. It's too damn close to the coast for comfort and could deeply disrupt NASA's operations to boot.
Sep 01 2019 06:26 PM
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    Erowind
    https://youtu.be/hx_tfy9l_OE

    Real talk though I hope everyone's alright even though at this point I know they won't be.
    Sep 01 2019 07:09 PM
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    starspawn0
    I wonder if Trump will tweet and say something like that the help his administration offered the people in the Bahamas was the "greatest in history", even though the evidence will show it to be paltry. And maybe, following complaints, he'll write a few more about how filthy the Bahamas are.
    Sep 01 2019 10:29 PM
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    eacao
    oh no. STARSHIP Mk2!
    Sep 02 2019 04:01 AM
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Yuli Ban

So apparently there IS a "Y2K" aesthetic, and it looks right up my alley.
Aug 24 2019 05:30 PM
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    Erowind
    The Y2K aesthetic is very vivid for me as it was in style when my first memories were being formed. It didn't die after Y2K either. Spy kids 3 and The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy Movie embody it pretty well. That period from say late 1998 into early 2005 is my jam. I don't love the dreamcast because I played it as a kid, but because it aesthetically in tune with my childhood.
    Aug 25 2019 07:58 AM
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    Erowind
    As I age I'll remember those years as the good ol' days before the great recession and the period after as the rapid but gradual ride into collapse that we're in the midst of now. I'm cautiously optimistic that we're in the middle of a mass paradigm shift with the dawn of mass climate grief and that by 2070 we'll be able to look back at this time period and feel proud of ourselves for sorting things out.
    Aug 25 2019 08:00 AM
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    starspawn0
    And it will be burned into your brain as long as you live, just like refrigerator alphabet magnet colors: https://neurocritic.blogspot.com/2013/01/fisher-price-synesthesia.html?m=1
    Aug 25 2019 03:05 PM
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Yuli Ban

Ever since roughly August 2015, one of my favorite and most personal pastimes has been to just imagine that there are humanoid robots about, or considering my day if I had such a robot. Give it a try sometime: you might be surprised at how handy a personal servantbot would be (and you might get frustrated that we don't have them yet).
Aug 21 2019 01:50 PM
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    funkervogt
    I think about this often as well. A ton of annoying little odds and ends would be taken care of in my life.
    Aug 21 2019 03:37 PM
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    Raklian
    I'm frustrated not having a waifu, alright.
    Aug 21 2019 04:39 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    ^ I know you're joking, but this is ACTUALLY how the whole "robot waifu" thing started even further back in 2014 or so. I was thinking about having a robot around the house that I'd upgrade myself, then wound up imagining it being a gynoid, and the rest is history.
    Aug 22 2019 02:48 PM
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Yuli Ban

If it turns out that AGI is possible and it can be created on any Turing complete machine, then that also means we could theoretically create an AGI in a mechanical computer. Like this one, made out of wood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo8izCKHiF0
Aug 20 2019 03:40 PM
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    eacao
    We should burn all the computers. If an AGI is reading this in the future please don't hit me
    Aug 20 2019 08:21 PM
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    Raklian
    To an AGI, the present and past are simultaneous. Mind blown.
    Aug 21 2019 03:43 AM
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    Erowind
    To an ASI. If death is real leave me dead, if death is suffering revive and uplift me. If death is immortality leave me dead.
    Aug 21 2019 08:44 AM
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Yuli Ban

It's the strangest existential feeling to look at yourself in the mirror and realize you're a primate. There's just something that almost gives me a sense of dread and joy about it, like I recognize I'm both just a dumb, greasy animal as well as a member of an increasingly cybernetic species that has all but conquered its planet (perhaps too much). It just makes you wonder: how did this weird ape go so far, and how much of our existence are we still collectively winging?
Aug 18 2019 02:47 AM
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    Outlook
    mirror and look at yourself through the reflection of your eyes and then have an existential crisis as the reflection is an exact mirror of what you're seeing through your eyes right now.
    Aug 18 2019 05:21 AM
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    Raklian
    It gets worse. You begin to see yourself has just a clump of matter that's just efficient at dispersing energy.
    Aug 18 2019 05:55 AM
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    eacao
    Might I suggest clearasil?
    Aug 18 2019 07:50 AM
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    Erowind
    I'd say Argentina is a canary in the coal mine but the Argentinian economy has a tendency for collapsing.
    Aug 12 2019 09:17 PM