Profile

Cover photo
Jan Begine
Lived in Belgium
73 followers|9,872 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Jan Begine

Human Augmentation  - 
 
In Our Computers, Ourselves, a look at the ways technology affects us, and the main question is : Are computers changing human character? You’ll hear from cyborgs, bullies, neuroscientists and police chiefs about whether our closeness with computers is changing us as a species.
2
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Discussion  - 
 
Not really anything new here. But still an interesting read.
WIRED sat down with Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, to discuss this phenomenon of convergence, where digital bits from the computer world are fusing with atoms here in the physical world (see gallery above). The trend is advancing, he says, and it won't stop at gadgets. For Ito, the next great engineering platform will be living matter itself.
1
Add a comment...
 
Ars Technica is trying to develop a cooperative table top game. Let's help them out!
Help us imagine our initial prototype by sharing your favorite co-op game elements.
1
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Law & Ethics  - 
 
A proposal for a "Magna Cortica":

1. The right to self-knowledge

2. The right to self-modification

3. The right to refuse modification

4. The right to modify/refuse to modify your children

5. The right to know who has been modified

Number 5 looks like it could be controversial because of privacy issues. Number 4 runs into ethical issues, I think.
The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times. 
1
1
Rarian Rakista's profile photoHossein Madani's profile photo
 
I'm intrigued.

Would AI be given the right to become organic?  
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Discussion  - 
 
I remember reading something a year or so ago about conjoined twins who shared certain brain functions (the thalamus?). Now this experimental study seems to suggest we can artificially link different brains together.
1
Jan Begine's profile photo
Have him in circles
73 people
verelst jasper's profile photo
Joshua McNair's profile photo
Alexandre Baele's profile photo
xen xenonix's profile photo
Andreas Vandensande's profile photo
Endear For Alzheimer's's profile photo
Lukasz Gabrys's profile photo
Cecilia Abreu Teixeira's profile photo
Jens Claessens's profile photo
 
From prosthetic limbs to deep brain stimulation and memory implants.
1
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Law & Ethics  - 
 
Competing ethics.
After a New York restaurant asked a patron to remove her Google Glass, partisans in the technology culture war began duking it out with positive and negative online reviews.
1
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Research  - 
 
Everything's connected
One morning in May 1998, Kevin Tracey converted a room in his lab at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., into a makeshift operating theater and then prepped his patient — a rat — for surgery. A neurosurgeon, and also Feinstein Institute's president, Tracey had spent ...
1
Rarian Rakista's profile photo
 
You should check out Object Oriented Ontology which talks about a flat ontology where everything from ideas to fiction to materialism shares the same ontological plane.  
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Discussion  - 
 
An interesting take on (the limits of) AI.
Computers match or surpass top humans in a wide variety of games: Othello, Scrabble, backgammon, poker, even <em>Jeopardy</em>. But not Go. It's the one classic game where wetware still dominates hardware.
1
Add a comment...

Jan Begine

Discussion  - 
 
"It can also expand hearing beyond normal human levels: the experimental version picks up radio waves, for example."
2
2
Jan Begine's profile photoJon Knight's profile photoSabrina Clare's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
73 people
verelst jasper's profile photo
Joshua McNair's profile photo
Alexandre Baele's profile photo
xen xenonix's profile photo
Andreas Vandensande's profile photo
Endear For Alzheimer's's profile photo
Lukasz Gabrys's profile photo
Cecilia Abreu Teixeira's profile photo
Jens Claessens's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Belgium - Ireland
Story
Introduction
Forever a student.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The best coffee in town!
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
4 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago