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I'm not quite sure how I feel about this comic.
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It was pretty good
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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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Great start. Hope it takes off.
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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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Suggestion: Do one with Lee Smolin next. 
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real-world product placement

This article makes a pretty good case for the coming existence of "real-world product placement"  -- getting paid for influencing others and technology that makes it easy to act on that influence.

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140828113631-21677256-the-50-billion-opportunity-hidden-in-the-internet-of-things-that-nobody-is-talking-about?trk=mta-lnk
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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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I recently bought a couple of DVDs, so hopefully that does its part in supporting the show! 
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For another refutation of WLC citing this paper, I recommend the late Victor Stenger's 2010 debate with him.
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Good job.
I have wondered if a self containing non-money system working alongside  any money system would help us help people where God has not?
 Think of a buffet where you pay a nominal fee and that fee grants you portions to your natural fullness, or so. Instead of paying with money, what if you paid with labor that day. And, not just food but clothes, fuel ethanol, a car, a dwelling, utilities, health, etc.
 If you are producing a product you would produce a 2X surplus. 1X would go to the money system and the other would be for the non-money system.
  Not all work would work here. Mostly infrastructure and related jobs. From growing food to road repair.
 I can see how this could help us. It could better help those 5 million people if it were implemented.
 Money itself is a good idea, but no matter what form it is used in there appears to be hang-ups and short-falls. I propose an alternate system that would work alongside to help. Money is finite by design. Non-money is infinite by design.
 Benefits from a non-money system no money related crimes. If you live in country A and want to go visit country B. You pack your bags and go. You  could also work there to lengthen your visit. In a money based system it always costs to do X.
 Some of the shackling nature of money might be good but it is preventing progress, taking care of the sick and hungry, or going faster into space.
 OOPS. thanks
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