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Hello all!

Here's a link to my first foray into online teaching, a two day seminar on sculpting faces in zbrush. The first session on Saturday Oct.5th is free. I will be covering some of the foundational sculpting exercises I picked up over ten years ago while working under a traditional sculptor from the former Soviet republic of Georgia. 

http://3dartlive.com/2013/how-to-sculpt-faces-in-zbrush-essential-tips-on-sculpting-anatomy-and-generating-a-morph/
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TOTALLY AMAZING POST

In a BBC interview (30th Aug 2013) the British science historian James Burke talked about how personal nano-factories will make everything free, things will cost nothing or virtually nothing, governments will cease to exist. Using air, water, dirt, and a little bit of acetylene gas people will make anything. James Burke said: "Something is going to happen in about forty years times, if my guess is right, if everybody else's guess is right, that is going to change things probably more, almost than since we left the caves." https://audioboo.fm/boos/1574606-james-burke-predicted-the-future-in-1973-now-he-does-it-again

Some of his key points are:

■ People will become entirely autonomous.

■ Technology will destroy the present socio-economic system.

■ There will be no need for institutions, nations, or governments.

■ The next twenty years (2013-2033) will move so fast and in so many directions we will struggle to keep up with technological acceleration.

■ Every aspect of our life for the past 150,000 talkative years has been dictated by scarcity. Nanofactories will bring something we are unprepared for.

I think James Burke is slightly too late with his "forty years" (2053) prediction. I think thirty two years (2045) will be ample time.

The whole interview is worth listening to but the good bit starts at around the eight minutes point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burke_%28science_historian%29

#nanotechnology #personalnanofactories #molecularassembly #PostScarcity #scarcity #utopia #autonomy #autonomous #free

It is good to hear a highly respected science historian expressing these views. Previously these views, except for Peter Diamandis in his book Abundance, have been largely fringe ideas, thus people have been very dismissive of the concepts. Perhaps people will now find it easily to accept the inevitability of the seemingly impossible, the end of governments, the age of everything being free.

Here are a few Singularity-themed links regarding Post-Scarcity:

http://hplusmagazine.com/2013/04/09/governments-money-capitalism-scarcity-and-stupidity/

http://www.singularityweblog.com/scarcity-causes-all-wars-and-violence/

http://www.singularityweblog.com/utopia-is-inevitable/

http://www.singularityweblog.com/is-the-singularity-happening-now/

#Abundance #Singularity  

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman

BBC Tweet:  https://twitter.com/BBCPM/status/373456956469415936

Updated: I could hardly write this post because I was so excited by the interview, it is amazing to hear such radical futuristic ideas on a mainstream platform like the BBC, I think I have eliminated all the typos now :)- ENJOY!
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