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More geeking out over SW7:T2 had me hunting around. Found this one from 6 years ago on YT which is ancient history in internet time.

But it is about as cute as you can get.
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"You can't have a person driving a two-ton death machine."
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk believes that cars you can control will eventually be outlawed in favor of ones that are controlled by robots. The simple explanation: Musk believes computers...
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Jupiter Ascending

Love me some of that Wachowski bros. sibling ScI-Fi. They went on a rampage with the cool future-and-retro movie posters. Take a gander and thumb-up your favorite of the bunch.
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They are all pretty amazing 
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2014 was Awesome!

(only if you were rich, it seems)
This year was, to put it as gently as possible, the devil's playground. Oh sure, every year has its horrors and there are far worse annums behind us (the Crusades, anyone?), but 2014 proved to be a year in which long-festering social, environmental, and political problems were exposed in ways we have not seen in a very long time.
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Biggest power on the planet can hit half-a-terabit DDos.

Whatever you do, don't get that eye of Sauron pointed at you!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2014/11/20/the-largest-cyber-attack-in-history-has-been-hitting-hong-kong-sites/
Unprecedented in its scale, the attack prompted several ISPs to block access to independent media and raised new fears of a more balkanized Internet.
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Let's hope this isn't "Black Ice Barbie"...
Actually a funny thing that's happening if you're not hip to it yet.
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Definitely Gibson.
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No matter how hard I try, I cannot NOT get super stoked over this. It's like going against my DNA.
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"You can't have a person driving a two-ton death machine."

Well, duh. And yet each and every day we go out and battle thousands of these folks, most of whom are now at least partially paying attention to cyberspace on a tiny little screen instead of you and me.

If I can just survive these crucial years while AI driving gets really good and becomes the regulation, I'll be around to help get my kids into a vehicle; hopefully after narrow-band-AI driving comes online.
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk believes that cars you can control will eventually be outlawed in favor of ones that are controlled by robots. The simple explanation: Musk believes computers...
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The Space Internet

Looks like Musk is going to fix broadband too. Also answers the question of how he is going to fund building a million person city on Mars.
 
Revealed: Elon Musk's Plan to Build a Space Internet ... BUSINESSWEEK -- "Because he doesn't have enough going on, Elon Musk—he of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, and the Hyperloop—is launching another project. Musk wants to build a second Internet in space and one day use it to connect people on Mars to the Web.

Musk is tonight hosting a SpaceX event in Seattle, where the company is opening a new office. The talk will mostly be about SpaceX’s plans for hiring aerospace and software engineers in the Pacific Northwest to boost the company’s rocket-building efforts. But he'll also use the talk to announce his newest idea, which would launch a vast network of communication satellites to orbit earth. The network would do two things: speed up the general flow of data on the Internet and deliver high-speed, low-cost Internet services to the three billion-plus people who still have poor access to the Web. “Our focus is on creating a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date,” Musk told Bloomberg Businessweek ahead of the announcement.

The Space Internet venture, to which Musk hasn’t yet given a name, would be hugely ambitious. Hundreds of satellites would orbit about 750 miles above earth, much closer than traditional communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit at altitudes of up to 22,000 miles. The lower satellites would make for a speedier Internet service, with less distance for electromagnetic signals to travel. The lag in current satellite systems makes applications such as Skype, online gaming, and other cloud-based services tough to use. Musk’s service would, in theory, rival fiber optic cables on land while also making the Internet available to remote and poor regions that don’t have access.
“Our focus is on creating a global communications system that would be larger than anything that has been talked about to date.” 
In Musk’s vision, Internet data packets going from, say, Los Angeles to Johannesburg would no longer have to go through dozens of routers and terrestrial networks. Instead, the packets would go to space, bouncing from satellite to satellite until they reach the one nearest their destination, then return to an antenna on earth. “The speed of light is 40 percent faster in the vacuum of space than it is for fiber,” Musk says. “The long-term potential is to be the primary means of long-distance Internet traffic and to serve people in sparsely populated areas.” ..."

MORE:  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-17/elon-musk-and-spacex-plan-a-space-internet
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Interstellar shows us other solar systems. Wanderers shows us our own.
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Transhumanism v1.0

Here's further proof that modern sci-fi is dealing with the issues of our time which is how will we treat machines, especially when we become them.

It seems like ideas and production outside the Hollywood model are presenting a much more open-minded view of the subject. This one was made in the UK and has one of the more liberal perspectives, which I enjoyed.

It has just been released on Netflix streaming so check it if you have an account.  Let me know what you think.

Automata: Automata - Official Trailer #1 [FULL HD] - Subtitulado por Cinescondite is Spanish and Bulgarian made which felt very different too. A little hokey in sections but still somewhat profound, I thought.
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I watched this movie the other day, while yes there are some plot holes and some eyebrow raising moments the movie is worth watching overall.

I really liked how the Turing Test was conducted at the start, that part was very well done I thought.

As others mentioned, the movie does lack some of the elements that you would expect from a Hollywood film but I think that resulted in making it far better than it would've been if the directors went down the typical Hollywood sci-fi action route.

I do recommend watching it, it is one of the better AI/Transhumanism movies out there.
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If everyone micro loaned just a bit, a huge percentage of the world's entrepreneurs could start to realize their dream.
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I forget about Kiva until every 10 months to a year I get my loans paid back and then I get reminded to reinvest. It's nice to keep the money circulating and being able to help over and over again.
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Jason has had a long and sordid career helping to pioneer the field of Technical Art. After starting the Motion Capture studio for Sony Computer's first party Playstation Development he learned Character Rigging and Scripting while making Cinematics, all told more than one hundred games over a dozen years. He then moved onto advanced Character research for games and gave several presentations for Kaydara, Alias, and Autodesk at Siggraph and the Games Developers Conference. These days he codes animation and art tools and develops large scale pipelines for open world sandbox games and MMOs while simultaneously researching the latest techniques in runtime animation systems. With his free time, he's working on Independent game development in Unity which will lead to the coming revolution in virtual digital spaces using Motion Control systems with Virtual and Augmented reality displays.
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  • Continuity AI
    Owner, 2012 - present
    Founder, Developer, Cyberspace Maker
  • Volition
    Principal Technical Artist, 2012 - 2014
  • THQ Inc.
    Principal Technical Artist, 2012 - 2013
  • Unity Technologies
    Software Developer, 2011 - 2011
  • Sony Online Entertainment
    Video Game Artist, 2008 - 2011
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America
    Pipeline Sup, 1997 - 2008
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