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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Microsoft enters the AR space
« on: Yesterday at 10:12:31 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:

Subvocalization is not direct neural activity, so the answer is that the two technologies are completely unrelated. There's this, though: http://www.livescience.com/47708-human-brain-link-sends-thoughts.html

I wouldn't get too excited about it and go making grandiose claims about what it means is possible or likely, though. Leave that to the media.


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Or is your question "why develop robots at all?"

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well, to address the first part, I was trying to argue for cyborgs as a shortcut to the level of grace and autonomy that were trying to achieve with robots like Asimo. why teach a robots to walk and run and shit when we can already do that stuff?

Admittedly I admit i think i might not understand what you mean by biomedically, which here i thought meant small stuff like pacemakers, or replacement limbs, and not augmentative things like brain to brain telepathy. If it is the proper term for what i'm trying to convey, (installing electronics directly into our meaty bits) then i'm sorry, not just for being ignorant but also for being dismissive.
 
 Also, i blame that mad scientist wet dream I posted just now mostly on that Choice of Robots game. It has sent my imagination to some very odd places lately.

Maybe you should start by defining what you mean by "cyborg", because you seem to be using it to mean something different from "a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device", which is, precisely, a biomedical application for robot or computer technology.

You SEEM to be asking whether robotic technology could possibly be interfaced with the human body. I am running out of ways to say yes.

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well, to address the first part, I was trying to argue for cyborgs as a shortcut to the level of grace and autonomy that were trying to achieve with robots like Asimo. why teach a robots to walk and run and shit when we can already do that stuff?

Admittedly I admit i think i might not understand what you mean by biomedically, which here i thought meant small stuff like pacemakers, or replacement limbs, and not augmentative things like brain to brain telepathy. If it is the proper term for what i'm trying to convey, (installing electronics directly into our meaty bits) then i'm sorry, not just for being ignorant but also for being dismissive.
 
 Also, i blame that mad scientist wet dream I posted just now mostly on that Choice of Robots game. It has sent my imagination to some very odd places lately.

I still can't figure out exactly what you're asking. Can you distill it into something concise and specific? "installing electronics directly into our meaty bits" is hopelessly vague. Are you talking about putting a computer "brain" inside a human body? The human brain is already much much better than any computers are and possibly better than we can ever make them. Are you talking about adding enhancements, like implanted internet connectivity? That could be neat, and will almost certainly happen.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: SARAH PALIN IS ACTUALLY RUNNING!
« on: Yesterday at 09:52:18 pm »
I hope she picks Ron Paul as her vice.

Is Ron Paul still alive?

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I think there's also a neurological component to lifting.  That is, you can only try[\i] as hard as your brain and nerves will allow.

To put it another way, if you transplant a power lifter's brain into a pipsqueak's body, he/she could easily break bones or tear ligaments just by flexing.

Yeah, I think there is a neurological component. Newbs neurons just won't fire hard enough, or activate enough fibers or what not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMT4PtXRCVA

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I will try to get him to pose for a picture, cranky face and all.

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I mean, check this shit out:



If Beethoven had been balding on top, this would be the spitting image. Especially when the old man has his cranky face on.

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It's not the old man, thank god, it's someone I dated a long, long time ago. The sexual part of our relationship has long since ended, but we have remained close friends, if kind of in an on again off again way.

While not intending to slight the other guy, thank baby Jebus.

Yeah, I would definitely not be taking this well if it was the old man. Luckily, though, he is healthy as a horse, still going on absurd 60-mile bike rides and giving blood every six weeks or however frequently they'll take it.

He has been growing his hair, and as a consequence has developed a more than passing resemblance to Beethoven. :lol:

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"Filed to: SURPRISE!" kind of says it all.  :lulz:

Yep. 

It's kind of refreshing seeing rich bastards take in the pants for once.

It's also profoundly illustrative of what unfettered commerce actually looks like.

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"Filed to: SURPRISE!" kind of says it all.  :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: PEEDEE
« on: Yesterday at 09:32:50 pm »
It was posted by the same guy who has posted the "True Facts" nature videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k01DIVDJlY

Could be the same guy doing a different voice.

Yes, it is Ze Frank. He is the best.

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It's kind of making me want to call all the people I have ever loved, and make peace with them, if need be.

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It's not the old man, thank god, it's someone I dated a long, long time ago. The sexual part of our relationship has long since ended, but we have remained close friends, if kind of in an on again off again way.

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