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Ray Kurzweil about the Singularity

2 Mar

Despite being perceived as an extreme optimist, Kurzweil is the first to admit that this technology could very quickly bring an end to the world as we know it. Stuff like gray goo is a concern, but a biological terrorist attack could happen tomorrow that is based on the very same type of technology he touts as the harbingers of the unimaginable future. He believes we’ll exist in a permanent virtual/“real”-reality hybrid. It makes us think about future people spending all day auto-mastubrating to polygons with the genital equivalent of the Power Glove. But we’re sick like that, and if Ray is right unenlightened pigs like us won’t be around in 40 years. Everyone will be hyper-intelligent, shapeshifting nonbiological humans who can live forever. It’s a bummer, a blessing, and a mind-fuck all at the same time. That’s about as much as we can explain on our own. Unless you’re really religious or dumb, watch on to have your brain melted. Once you’re done, check out Vice magazine’s interview with Ray Kurzweil in our Technology Issue to get socked over the head with more insights from the Great Beyond. And if you’re still jonesing for more Kurzweil, be sure to catch the new documentary Transcendent Man, premiering in late April. As always, you can head over to Dell Lounge for even more supplemental material.

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The Waiting Room | Our film about a post-human society

4 Feb

It’s finally here … we are proud to show you the video we have worked on the last few weeks. Thank you for help.

It is a time where people are able to enhance their abilities and knowledge by implementing chips into their bodies. The film explains a possible future of a post-human society.

SARCOS – Half human, half robot

1 Feb

The next generation soldier?

Limitless: Movie Trailer

7 Jan

The whole concept of this new movie seems quit interesting. It deals with one of the subjects of transhumanity that we want to focus on.

Here are a few sentences for you to know what the movie is all about:

Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret smart drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

What is your opinion about increasing your intelligence by for example using such ‘drugs’ or implementing little chips into your brain?

The Future of Robotics: Robots that are going to take over our world!

5 Jan

Robots are already able to learn. They are able to build other robots and these robots are able to work together. At the moment we can only build robots that are working under human control. But Scientists are already working on machines that are independent-minded and reproducing themselves.

Robots that can come up with duplicates of their own might take over world domination one day. If one robot builds an identical version of its own you have got two. Now when these two build two other robots you have got four robotos, and so on. From this moment on the first replica has came into existence you are not able to stop them. A prototype of a robot that duplicates itself is already existing. If you are giving it the building blocks it needs, the robot is able to put together a replication of itself. But he is still depending on human interference by getting the matching building block from us.

The process of Robotic can also have a negative impact on our world. Robots are theoretically able to reproduce themselves out of control as an example. Follow this interesting scenario:

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Critical analysis of Transhumanism

19 Dec

We have found this very good video that deals with a brief critical analysis of the transhumanist movement and the intention behind being ‘posthuman’.

One of the topics we want to focus on is the use of neurochips (computer chips that are connected directly to the brain). With the use of such neurochips you are able to increase your intelligence and you can turn the human brain into a super computer. sounds good at the first moment but there are a lot of questions behind it.

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