I characterize computation in the generic sense as (roughly) the functional...– Information Processing, Computation, and Medium Independence
I propose that answers to questions of human value can be visualized on a “moral...– Edge: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MORALITY (via wildcat2030)
Midtown Madness San Francisco’s Buses as the Pulse of the City
The most-watched sport in South Korea, as in much of the rest of the world, is...– The significance of Starcraft
Powers of Ten In 1968, Ray and Charles Eames produced the short film Powers of Ten. The movie starts with a fixed point in Chicago, then zooms out into the universe by factors of ten. And, before too long, you find yourself 100 million light years away. Based on Kees Boeke’s 1957 book, Cosmic View, the 10-minute film offers what amounts to a breathtaking tour of the universe.
Albert Einstein said, “If the moon, in the act of completing its eternal way...– The Lucretian swerve: The biological basis of human behavior and the criminal justice system — PNAS (via wildcat2030)
It is widely believed, at least in scientific circles, that living systems,...– The Lucretian swerve: The biological basis of human behavior and the criminal justice system — PNAS (via wildcat2030)
The more offense you take of criticism against your religion, the more...– Lucy Moran
Ship Tracks [HD Video] Ship tracks reveal pollution’s effects on clouds NASA’s MODIS satellite instrument is revealing that humans may be changing our planet’s brightness. Pollution in the atmosphere creates smaller, brighter cloud droplets that reflect more sunlight back to space and may have a slight impact on global warming. This narrated visualization illustrates how...
The difference between stupid and intelligent people — and this is true whether...– — The Constable in The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. Words to live by: advice from 34 science fiction/fantasy authors (via wildcat2030)
If Gandhi doesn’t currently want to kill people, and you offer Gandhi a...– Simplified Humanism, Positive Futurism & How to Prevent the Universe From Being Turned Into Paper Clips
Questions of priority - and the relative intensity of suffering between members...– David Pearce via Facebook referring to Eliezer Yudkowsky commenting on Open Thread: July 2010, Part 2
Thought without symbols — life without language — it’s a cognitive reality that...– Life without language
Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks
Newspapers, Blogs, and Other Vectors: Infecting Minds with Science in the Age of New Media
God was a primitive notion invented by primitive people, people only just...– Transhumanism: A Futurist Philosophy (via wildcat2030)
I think “utility” is a useful term in itself for anything a given...– Jonatas Müller commenting on David Pearce’s link.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire...– E. B. White
A workable definition of spirituality is one’s emotional relationship with...– Jaron Lanier
Daniel Dennett on consciousness “There is no single, definitive “stream of...– Daniel Dennett, Consciousness Explained, (tnx inwrdbound) (via amiquote)