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Strange Toys: Beyond Holo Glasses

First, start here: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7865701/hololens-video-preview-microsoft-ar-headset We will see this consumer technology mature over the next decade. As with the other Strange Toys I’ve described, there will be a biomechanical convergence, creating a breakdown between the subjective and objective worlds of many … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 9

While we wait on Rob’s university fellows to render a verdict on my trilobite artifact, I’ve been pondering the Conspiracy on a different front, namely, the Bay Area computer elite and their dalliance with high technology leaked from outside the … Continue reading

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What World Do You Live In?

Rob sent me the following link this morning on a curiously stubborn geocentric view. The video uses Flat Earth science to make a general point about competing views that fit the same data points, so it’s timely for our exploration … Continue reading

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The Singularity Con, and Abraxas

Vanity Fair has posted an excellent article on Singulatarians among the high-tech community, boosters like Ray Kurzweil and also skeptics. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/11/artificial-intelligence-singularity-theory I find gurus like Kurzweil and Diamandis fun and intriguing, and also a bit alarming, very smart guys who … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 8

Rob just sent me this transcript of a text chat we had the other day. I was going to let him leak it, but he’s still setting up his own blog. Bob Kruger 12/5, [4:04pm PST] 7:04pm EST When I … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: The Canon

I am not a fan of grand conspiracy theories involving ancient astronauts and/or aliens. (And the idea that rich people control everything is not a conspiracy theory but observable fact.) The Precambrian Conspiracy is not another conspiracy theory; it is … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 7

Author Tony Daniel is acquainted with the Conspiracy. What’s more, The Junior Guide references technologies similar to those of his novels and short fiction: in particular, to the posthuman Large-Array Personalities and the nanotech machinery “grist.” He shares with us … Continue reading

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