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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:47:09 pm »
The main problem is, music in your brain isn't physical sound. The only way that would work is to invent a neuron reader.

It seems to be mainly a problem with resolution and neural net density. Presumably those are going to increase over time. The neural nets themselves, I'd put money on. Bloody rapidly if the history of transistors on silicon is anything to go by. FuckifIknow with the brain scanners but it wouldn't surprise me. Maybe some

So once we have the tech in place, we scan at max resoution, umpteen images per second. So you play a known note or sound and then you tell the trainer guy to imagine it just so. Then spit the scanner output in the markov and crosslink the sound/note/tune with the scan.

Eventually you're catching notes and waveforms, then whole sequences of those, then it'll be polyphonic, multi tibral, symphonic... Remember the Moog? First stage - mental Stylophonetm Did you have those in the states?

It'd get interesting when you were applying enough horsepower

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 26, 2015, 05:09:28 pm »
Just had a thought regarding this subvocalization malarkey. If you take understanding spoken language as a baseline, how far up or down is the fidelity required to grab music I play in my head?

I quite often invent whole bloody symphonies in my mind's ear but lack the dedication to figure out how to write it down in music language and then turn it into out loud shit. Only I get to listen to it. Would be the crown king of epic if I could just record the shit as it happened. Use it as backing tracks for kayaking vids.

Musicians and composers, spitting bullets about how it's just not cricket in 3... 2... 1...  :evil:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:29:43 am »
That application sounds like fun, but I'm still waiting for the technology that translates subvocalizations to readable text so that we can have functional telepathy. Phone texting approaches it, but isn't quite there.

Sounds like voodoo to me. Last I heard they were still working on vocal-vocalizations. The last couple of years have covered a lot of ground on that front but there's still a ways to go in understanding context and following conversational threads. Are you talking about some research you know or is the subvocalization thing still strictly scifi?

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/261272927_Signal_processing_advances_for_the_MUTE_sEMG-based_silent_speech_recognition_system

NASA was working on something too, but I have no idea what happened with that.

Awesome! That would certainly be a game changer. I'm not currently paying much attention to BCI stuff, atm. The last I heard there was some kind of implantable chip but there were problems with the neural connections degrading (scarring?) over time. Non-invasive would definitely seem to be the way to go in the short term.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:06:55 pm »
AR's been around for donkeys but the wearable display is the quantum leap. Not having to reach into your pocket and tap a screen to access your computation will make it seamless. No line of demarcation between meatspace and cyberspace, they'll essentially be the same thing from this point forward.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Explaining eris
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:41:44 am »
What the actual fuck is this thread? :roll:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:52:09 am »
That application sounds like fun, but I'm still waiting for the technology that translates subvocalizations to readable text so that we can have functional telepathy. Phone texting approaches it, but isn't quite there.

Sounds like voodoo to me. Last I heard they were still working on vocal-vocalizations. The last couple of years have covered a lot of ground on that front but there's still a ways to go in understanding context and following conversational threads. Are you talking about some research you know or is the subvocalization thing still strictly scifi?

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I had to get that out of my head.


Sometimes a problem shared is a problem multiplied :argh!:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 22, 2015, 12:03:29 pm »
We mass produce terrorists, globally by setting up near perfect incubator conditions and then act all shocked cos terrorism, resulting in enacting "combative" measures which specifically act as accelerators, nitro boost for your global terrorism production apparatus.

Given that this terrorism generation effort is more effective than any other measure I could envisage, either our collective agenda is to replace every man woman and child on earth with either a terrorist or a smoldering corpse put there by a terrorist or else the powers that be really are dumber than a sack of particularly intellectually challenged shit.

I'm not sure which explanation I find more horrifying  :eek:

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Techmology and Scientism / Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:20:19 am »
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/hands-on-with-hololens-making-the-virtual-real/

Truth be told I'm much more interested in AR than VR. Whilst VR will be cool for gaming and entertainment, AR has the potential to be a genuine cognitive upgrade, integrating our meatware with cloud AI much more tightly than screens and keyboard allow.

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Literate Chaotic / Singularity/Uploading Brony fashion
« on: January 21, 2015, 09:37:13 pm »
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“Out in the physical world, you lived in a lawful universe of subatomic particles and nothing else. You were built by an optimization process called evolution that only cared about reproductive fitness and didn’t care about what you wanted. The universe did not care about your continued existence, your happiness or your satisfaction. In that uncaring universe, your thoughts formed deterministically as photon hit eye which caused neuron to carry charge to other neuron.
“But now,” she said, standing tall and regal, “You live in a universe in which the rules care about your satisfaction.

I'm hating myself for enjoying this but it has a "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" vibe to it, only with fucking Ponies. A hilarious take on paper clip optimisers, only with a more benign, human-centric goal set. Mostly involving friendship and ponies  :lulz:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Thinking Discordian for brain hygiene
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:35:47 am »
I always found getting outrageously drunk on fine scotch and trolling the shit out of someone, IRL or online, works for me.

On the topic of doing something difficult and fun, I've been looking at fencing classes.  There is a fencing studio literally five minutes walk away, with 4 weekly sessions.  I'll admit my preferences in swordplay run more towards the ARMA "bash them in the face with your pommel, kick them in the balls and stab them while they're crying on the ground" method, but a more...refined approach could be interesting.

If you're going to carry a sword, it's prolly best to have the whole Assassin's Creed repertoire down 

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Or Kill Me / Re: Thinking Discordian for brain hygiene
« on: January 16, 2015, 08:12:20 pm »


..get better!

Do more difficult shit for more fun

Get more better

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Marmite doesn't do the tingle but it's a fucking horrific "normal" taste that I haven't experienced anywhere apart from those Victory V losenges. Soy sauce I love. Cook with it all the time.

The thing that weirds me out a bit is I've never heard a single other account of this tingle effect. Maybe it's psychosomatic  :eek:

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Fuck if I know. It's not just chinese. Happens from time to time with other things, there's a brand of protein bar f'rinstance they used to sell down the gym, but it happens so often with chinese that I just don't bother anymore. Exception being one upmarket restaurant in Stirling where the food is so good it makes the takeaway shit look like some kind of obscene parody.

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Most chinese food does a weird thing in my mouth. Not an allergic reaction, per se but a kind of really fucked up odd thing that's more like licking a battery than a taste. Maybe it's just coincidence and chinese food regularly contains some other ingredient or additive that's doing this or maybe it's some additive in the MSG but I hate it.

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