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Reform will not solve this issue, technology will. Hard to crack and easy to use encryption solutions will be developed and popularized. This is force the culture to adapt to the new reality.
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Today is a good day to fly :)

+NASA #GlobalSelfie  

h/t (literally) +Electronic Frontier Foundation  Thanks guys :)
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I support this kind of thing but only as a means to an end. I still reject the notion of original debt.

http://underlore.com/bait-and-switch/
http://underlore.com/one-possible-solution/
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One of the better movie openings in history. I think the reason the Elm Street movies are so good is that the dream context allows for literally any cinematic presentation. That's where the reboot attempt failed. It focused on what was always supposed to be filler.

The charm of Elm Street was the hope of each kill being as different and creative as a dream. And this movie has some really excellent ones. The plot and such is mostly irrelevant. And the genius of the filmmakers here is that they realize that. Which is why they had no problem replacing the lead actress.

Someday humanity will get its shit together enough to revisit this art form and its infinite themes properly. I hope I live to see it :)
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Could we get a list of the films used? I don't recognize one of them. Clearly I need to see it.
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I'm far too lazy .
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And people wonder why I'm so eager for the future.

For some tiny hope of emotionally understanding, watch this video.
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A genetic disease has been cured in living, adult animals for the first time using a revolutionary genome-editing technique that can make the smallest changes to the vast database of the DNA molecule with pinpoint accuracy.
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“Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.” (Voltaire)
Alas for complications...
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Modern medicine has neglected pleasure. With major depressive disorder being the leading cause of disability in the United States for people between the ages of 15 and 44, there is an urgent need to treat depression and, arguably, a somewhat less urgent need to better the lives of already well people. How could the medicinal chemist think of something so gauche as pleasure in a world plagued by suicidality and unremitting despair? And aside from ...
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"Why is forcing us to live up to our own standards evil, but allowing certain people to suffer because we can't be bothered to do better "freedom"? Instead of worrying that "evil" computers will take over the world, maybe we should worry that they won't."

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We do so much with petty justifications based on the outcome. From torturing criminals and children, to working decades on end and running literally in circles.

Would it not by hypocritical then to fail to consider alternatives?

Humanity already in a sense runs itself by open source. That source being the text of law instead of programming code.

I can easily imagine a time when instead of coding conduct for representatives we code decision making directly.

We already live under the law, why not live under code?

The question is rhetorical.
We all know the story. The moment that computers with their lightning-quick processing power and interlinked systems gain sentience - it's judgment day. But would that really happen? Here are some psychological reasons why digital super-intelligence isn't going to be evil intelligence.
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It is probably an illusion to think we ever create justice. Making things a bit better is not justice - to say so is motivational obfuscation. misdirection - but just making things a bit better. When a justice thing bruises me, then I will believe in justice. Things improve to be sure but not as anything so abstract as justice. We get wealthier and so we get kinder but, certainly, whatever is done that is good is made by us if it is made at all. I was not privileging justice against law but expressing scepticism about both.
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I'm a politically and culturally subversive author with obsessive tendencies and a lot of free time. I feel a sense of personal responsibility for the fate of my species. My writing is the result.
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Author of Food for Rage a collection of left libertarian subversive essays and minority opinions centered around American cultural policy and in defense of individualism and collaboration where appropriate.

My primary blog is at http://underlore.com but this G+ profile is a far more active representation of my viewpoint.

Generally I feel the answer to society's ills are technological in nature not political or cultural.
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Certified locksmith, patented inventor, concealed weapons permit, never broken a confidence.
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