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Ian MathWiz
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What does the social biology of ants have to do with online reputation? What kinds of organizations will dominate the future? Heather caught up with Matan Field, CEO of Backfeed, to discuss. Backfe…
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This group is going to be a community group, meant only for libertarian socialists. I've created a new group, Libertarian Socialist Discussion, which will allow anyone to have on-topic debates with libertarian socialists. Feel free to join.

I will also create a new set of rules for both groups. Feel free to add your suggestions for rules, and I'll try to incorporate the ones that many people seem to agree with.
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A place for discussion of the ideas of libertarian socialism.
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They posted a sort of manifesto in the other group, so I would highly recommend people go over and discuss it (seriously, I created that group for a reason!). 
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I'm not quite sure how I feel about this comic.

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Welcome to my new community for cybernetics enthusiasts!  Feel free to introduce yourself upon being accepted into the group.

I'm Ian, a mathematical physicist and cybernetics hobbyist.  I'm co-founder of Grindhouse Wetwares, a start-up that aims to develop cybernetic technology.
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Excellent, most human labor is completely useless at this point and if people actually focused attention and the legislation was looser as far as restrictions to raw materials I could see most jobs made completely irrelevant not to mention actually managing systems infrastructure instead of just living through complete insane randomness. The human system is certainly hack-able and we don't treat it like the beautiful machine that it is.
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Maybe not exactly as Varrick described it, but maybe the process of making this mover could be part of the story for a LOK movie, sort of like it was for Book Two. 
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Rob Spence lost the use of his eye following a shooting accident when he was nine and decades on had the idea of taking the bold step
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Should this group be open to people who aren't libertarian socialists/want to evangelize for statism or capitalism, or not?


EDIT: I'm re-pinning this post because Anthony is throwing a temper tantrum in the other group because I didn't wait the entire week. So, here's what's going to happen: for the moment, this group will be the capitalist- and statist-free group, and the other group will allow capitalists and statists. If, by Monday at noon UTC, a majority of people want to open this group, then I will switch the roles; this group will be for debate and the other group will be for community.
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I really missed the party eh, comrades? Usual capitalist arguments, riddled with dictionary fallacies, begging of the question, ad continuum, wikipedia articles instead of actual academic journals or work. I do not see a point of actually making a community to debate such issues until the other side is, say, worthy of the time. 
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I'm sorry that I've been neglecting this group. In the meantime, here's a really cool project being done at the University of Reading, which is similar to some work that I've been doing recently.
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There's a worse problem with the premise behind the Matrix:  it wouldn't work.  Humans only convert a proportion of the energy they eat into bioelectricity, so it takes more energy to sustain the humans than the machines get out of this setup.

Apparently, the original idea behind the Matrix was actually that the machines were using humans' brains as makeshift processors, and that the resulting brain activity was causing humans to hallucinate the Matrix.  That's still a bit of a stretch, but unlike the other idea, it's not so much of a stretch that it kills suspension of disbelief.

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Interesting lightsaber design. In combat, I can't imagine it would give any real advantage, but the hilt might have some kind of supplementary function.

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So, it turns out that the name for those antique Google Cardboard-like things is "stereoviewer"; and people are selling them all over the Internet if anyone wants one of their own. 
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Coolness. I'm going to try to make it, but already have a couple other commitments that day which might interfere. I'll bring the stereoviewer again the next time I come, though.
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