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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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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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+Guppusmaximus FFWD me too
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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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