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"Delated"- Soundwave, 25 April, 2016
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"We know the tiniest fraction of what there is to know, and that fraction, we only perceive through a mammalian mind honed for survival on an obscure little blue-green jungle world. Our entire history is a history of getting everything wrong and yet invariably, every new generation thinks they've finally got things figured out this time. We don't know shit. The first generation to figure that out will be the first one to genuinely progress." - Recyvuym, 22 May, 2016

 

... 'nough said.


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Playing God is actually the highest expression of human nature. The urges to improve ourselves, to master our environment, [...] have been the fundamental driving forces of all of human history. Without these urges to ‘play God’, the world as we know it wouldn’t exist today.” - Ramez Naam


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"We've domesticated society into well tended flocks, and while they may resent the shepherd, they'd never survive un tended and not a one of them is fit to become shepherd themselves." - kjaggard, 15th May 2016. In thread - Possibility of a mass revolution.
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We should just say what we like and what we don't like and who cares if what we like is socialism or capitalism. Don't judge what i prefer based on whether people would consider it socialistic or capitalistic or any damn label, but rather judge it on its merits to society. - TranscendingGod, June 6th, 2016.



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"I've known Mensans, it pretty much without exception they are not exceptional.

I've know people who test brilliantly and have more than one degree... and work at temp services before going home to an apartment they rent from an old greek lady. And apartment they've lived at for 8 years since their divorce and have not once mopped the floors or washed the counters. They have three DUIs and spend friday nights downing twelve packs.

I've also known people who tested in the ninties on the IQ tests or dropped out of highschool to work at a garage, who I'd rather sit down with and go over designs of mechanical devices I have in mind or who can tell you what you need to know to strip the parts from a broken first gen DVD player and build a lazer cutter for home fabrication with. (the lazer cutter will help with templates you'll need to config a router to cut wood for full fabrication machines, but they could help with that too)

High IQ, and genius are useless if somebody doesn't have the passion and guts to try to manifest ideas. The village idiot who dares to create things that make a difference is infinately better then the know it alls doing nothing.

The over lap of those two fields is much narrower than people expect."

- kjaggard in thread 'What is your IQ'.
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"Even if there is enough food to feed everyone, it isn't going to grow legs and walk to wherever it's needed. People will have to expend effort carting it around." -Jakob

 

"Not to sound big-headed, but I do have intelligence and skills on my side."- Jakob

 

"We will literally direct our own evolution, starting in a century or two. And evolutionary changes will come about in a generation, not thousands or millions of years. That is the very meaning of transhumanism." -Jakob


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The growth of computation is doubly exponential growth. 


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^This entire post. It is too long so I am not going to quote it all but I'll quote the last paragraph.

"Merely disagreeing with Islam as a religion is one thing. Islamophobia is something else entirely. It's a toxic, racist political tendency that, though it's always existed and ebbed and flowed over the centuries, conveniently emerged again on a large scale in the aftermath of the disappearance of the Soviet bloc. Right when imperialism found itself without a major enemy and desperately needed a new boogeyman to use to justify its neo-colonial resource-grabbing wars. Islamophobia is reactionary, racist and pro-imperialist, and must be rejected by progressives and leftists in the West, as it prevents them from uniting with their natural allies among the masses in the Islamic world against our mutual, universal enemy (whether or not you agree, I mean, like I said, this is more addressed to other leftists): world capitalism and imperialism. "

- joe00uk 13th June 2016 in thread Orlando terror attack.

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"People that are against fossil fuels are racist." - Lunix688, 14 August 2016 (3rd reply here)


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"People that are against fossil fuels are racist." - Lunix688, 14 August 2016 (3rd reply here)

#FossilFuelLivesMatter


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Oh no I love clean air, it's just I recognize that my first world living standards are available to me because we use fossil fuels and that I was lucky enough to be born into a time and civilization that uses fossil fuels and reaps the benefits of them. A lot of people in the world are energy starved and don't have reliable cheap or abundant energy, and it's a real pity - it's a pity that environmentalists want to prevent them from burning fossil fuels. 

 

In Ireland you can have wind farms kill your birds and everything's fine, because you at least can still get fossil fuels to power your life - but in much poorer places they DONT have the energy and SOLAR PANELS will not power a city of 10 million people to live first world lives (considering that in 3rd world countries THEY CANT AFFORD EXPENSIVE ENERGY. Even if fossil fuels are 5 cents cheaper, it's in their interest to use them). 

 

People that are against fossil fuels are racist. Also, some of the greatest energy companies on Earth (Exxon, Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, etc) are all investing heavily into renewable energy. So don't be against big oil, because big oil will become big solar WHEN it is economically feasible and in their interest to do so. LET THE FREE MARKET decide what energy we use. 

 

Also as a side note, I love coal. COAL is CLEAN. In the U.S we have CLEAN COAL technology, if we had a sudden 400% growth in coal usage in the U.S, the U.S would NOT "turn into China" with smog, we'd still have non polluted skies but energy would be a LOT cheaper. - Lunix


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I will quote one of the greats on this forum.. (and also the person with the greatest like to post ratio)

 

BEING AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS IS RACIST - LUNIX

"Liberterianism is a mental disease. A national health crisis and a threat to the future of this country...Worse than the threat from terrorism, asteroids, disease and yes global warming.
It is mindless anti-government idiocy. If it isn't turned back I predict the end of this country as a world power. Simply put the need to educate our entire population like any sane country is sen as wrong by the cult that practice this foolish idiocy. So is simple workers rights, child labor and every other sane policy of the modern world."
-Matthew
 
"The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”
-Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
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"The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way."
-Milton Friedman
 
 

 


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New to the forums and first post. I hope you all don't mind me adding a few thoughts of my own since this a subject of real interest for me these days.

As a 65 year old grandfather in excellent health who lives a comfortable life and with a livable pension that allows me to do whatever I want with my time, I've chosen to spend a significant amount of that time living inside my imagination. I read copious amounts of science fiction and write an equal amount of sci-fi and speculative future short stories and novellas. I'm also a part of the carless community, people who gave up cars in favor of walking, biking and public transportation.

 

I have no trouble envisioning  VR technology as a part of my future as a means of not only replacing reality but supplementing/enhancing reality. For example: the nearest grocery store to my house is about 2 miles away. I walk to there about twice a month for groceries. During the walk I always listen to an audio book (fantasy or sci-fi) to help me escape from the tiresome activity of towing a full load groceries behind me in my carry cart. One of my dreams to have a VR display that will overlay my field of vision with images of the book's world.

 

Another use of VR would be to enhance the visuals of the walking trails I use for exercise. With a visual overlay, I could enhance the colors and contrast of the rather drab scenery or replace with  different flora and fauna. Such enhancements would leave me aware of reality (don't want to get run over by a car) but also take the exercise routine to an entirely new level of enjoyment.

Most of us (assuming too much?) already spend a great deal of time escaping from reality by reading, watching movies, writing, long conversations with a friend or lover, gaming, sleeping, you name it. That's why I envision one of the major uses of near future VR as simply a means to elevate all those currently normal escapist activities to an entirely new level that will both enhance our enjoyment of them but increase our knowledge of new things.

 

One final thought: I want to become a Virtual Reality tourist to places on earth and beyond that I currently cannot travel to. Some imaginative entrepreneur in the next few years is going to create a VR Tourist business where they sell/rent out both the hardware and software that allows shut ins or less wealthy people to be immersed for hours or days at a time into whatever time and place they wish to "travel" to.

 

So, yea, this old guy has great hope for the future of VR and I have no problem seeing it become not so much a liability but more of a asset that will enrich many lives.

 

 


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^I remember that dumb argument with jose. Still stand by that reality>vr
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^I remember that dumb argument with jose. Still stand by that reality>vr

We might be in a simulation.


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Then I applaud its creators for being able to make this simulation realistic.
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I will quote one of the greats on this forum.. (and also the person with the greatest like to post ratio)

 

BEING AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS IS RACIST - LUNIX

 

I too am one of the greats, Lunix. I don't think you have the highest like:post ratio. Certainly up there though :D

 

"Not to sound big-headed, but I do have intelligence and skills on my side."

- Jakob



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"two candidates we have are the equivalent of rich guys presenting a pot of of parasite-infested diarrhea from a sick pig's anus and a bag of cold mung milked from the wrinkly vag of an elderly, STD-ridden prostitute and asking us which one we want to drink" - Yuli Ban, 14 September, 2016 

 

Yuli Ban's analysis of the presidential campaign of 2016.


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"two candidates we have are the equivalent of rich guys presenting a pot of of parasite-infested diarrhea from a sick pig's anus and a bag of cold mung milked from the wrinkly vag of an elderly, STD-ridden prostitute and asking us which one we want to drink" - Yuli Ban, 14 September, 2016 

 

Yuli Ban's analysis of the presidential campaign of 2016.

And meanwhile there is a little cup of lemonade, but it's behind both of the other two options, so no one sees it. And some of the ones who do see it just look at the color, assume it must be piss because what other liquid is yellow, and move on.


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Not to sound egotistical, but; i dont know why i hAven't been quoted yet.

I can only assume its a conspiracy!
“Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution.”
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I think most people will agree that frizz is the most iconic symbol of this forum. Noone no matter their views on frizz can argue the fact that frizz is an icon.
“Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution.”
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