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Dance On Down To the Government – Jenny Holzer

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This is just brilliant George Lakoff summarising the development of the theory of the embodiment of thinking, language and consciousness. That’s all.

Spend 90 minutes. Bring a notebook.

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brucesterling:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/09/this-custom-apple-ii-watch-is-my-new-favorite-thing/

For davewongillies

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In the 1960s and 1970s geneticists pursued a fascinating hypothesis: Is it possible that a man could be born with a criminal gene?

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Jonathan Taplin reworks some idea from MLK to think about a moral framework for technological transformation, starting with Ken Kesey, Stuart Brand and Vint Cerf. It’s pretty awesome.

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benkraal:

futurescope:

Introducing “Spot” – Boston Dynamics newest robodog

Awww… Look at this little Google fella. How cute it is, nearly galloping up the stairs!

I bet the altruistic Spot from an alternative universe lives a happy life as an ambitious corporate coffee boybot, equipped with a sweet & delighful Pixar-like frontend interface driven by a devoted & humble AI. Our futures, however, are lost. All of them.

Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.

How is this not the Rat Thing?

It IS. IT IS THE RAT THING.

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“You must not avert your eyes, this is what is coming at us” – Werner Herzog