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Sara Shank

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Twin Cities + Book Club presents our July selection and our first non fiction pick  per our members recommendation:
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies By Nick Bostrum

This is being announced a bit early to give you some time to ramp up in to denser non fiction selection.  It is available in all formats, i have been tearing through the Audible format which comes with accompanying reference guide download.

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Sara Shank

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If you didn't have time to read...Now you do!
May's book club event:Blood Music-- TwinCities + Book Club has been moved to June to accommodate some schedules.  http://www.meetup.com/twincitiesplus/events/221702000/
TwinCities + May Book Club Selection is Blood Music By Greg Bear In the tradition of the greatest cyberpunk novels, Blood Music explores the imminent destruction of mankind and the fear of mass destruction by technological advancements. The novel follows present-day events in which the fears concerning the nuclear annihilation of the world subsided after the Cold War and the fear of chemical warfare spilled over into the empty void it left behind...
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This seems aimed at controlling data with our brains but not having any data being sent to our brains.
Aside from games what would be most useful?
Which apps would easily be adapted to brain control?
Tech enthusiasts predict people will be able to control smart devices with their thoughts
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BTW I own one of these https://emotiv.com/epoc.php in case anyone wants to try something out. I've been trying to think of a use for it for some time now.
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Need some non fiction book club ideas...I am vetting the Bostro, book http://www.amazon.com/Superintelligence-Dangers-Strategies-Nick-Bostrom/dp/1501227742, any others?  We have done a lot of fiction, time to get into some non fiction. Keep in mind I want books that can easily be read out in a month and in non essay form if possible.
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Thanks-sampling it now.
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For those who attended our cryopreservation round table or are interested in the topic.

It seems that long term memory may be at least partially intact. 
A recent publication in journal Rejuvenation Research has demonstrated that some long term memories can be preserved in an animal model, the worm C. elegans
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Shankt
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Dennis Kowalski, the president of the Cryonics Institute will be joining us online to answer questions about human cryonic preseration.

It should be a great event. Hope to see you all there!
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Sara Shank
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Roundtable on Cryonics this coming Saturday.  Please see the meetup link for details.  
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Sara Shank
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Announcing May's book club selection so you can get a head start!  Details on he link. I listened via Audible and was done in less than 3 days.  Great selection suggested by (I think) John.  Got more suggestions?  Please post!
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What is your favorite nonfiction book on artificial intelligence? What is your favorite transhumanist themed novel? Tax season is coming to a close April 15th, so I will have more time to read and come to meetups!
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Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom is the most thorough treatment of AI/singularity issues I've seen. It's heavy reading but well worth it.
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Shankt
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Hey we are live right now--if you cannot attend in person please feel free to view!
 
Here is today's roundtable on TwinCities+
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Paul Christian

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Have a Pebble? Interested in Lucid Dreaming? I wrote an app that reminds you to do reality checks. It's called "Lucid Time". Find it on the app store and let me know what you think!
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I get my Pebble in August, this will be one of the first apps loaded up! Nice
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Hello all - I haven't been to any of the meetups yet, but I thought I would introduce myself, say hi, and share with the group a great podcast that covers a lot of subject areas regarding future tech.
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Agreed! Thanks for the recommendation
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Sara Shank
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Virtual Reality  - 
 
interesting article..."The very fact that the world is so difficult to replicate is part of the reason we intuit that the real world is actually real."
The very fact that the world is so difficult to replicate is part of the reason we intuit that the real world is actually real.​​
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Sara Shank
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Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
Articles like this make me regret going into finance instead of something else...what is Google cooking up??
Help make the search giant’s nanomedicine dreams come true.
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Shankt
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Thanks for sharing this with me +Michael Golen 

This is truly amazing.
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The story is a little old.

Turns out that this man's family ended up unplugging him for multiple organ failures after a couple weeks.
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Sara Shank
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Good Morning! A reminder that the TC+ Book Club is in just a few weeks. If you are a fast reader, its not hard to get through-an easy read! I will be announcing the new selection today as well so you can get a head start.
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Sara Shank
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Hey Everyone! Reminder that the TwinCities+ movie night is this next Thursday.  Her will be shown, please RSVP at meetup.  Looking forward to seeing the movie with you and good discussion after.  
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Sara Shank
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Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
Bionic eyes on a Duluth, MN pastor makes a cyborg out of him! 
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