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Cloud of Mexico Pork

Too easy to laugh at the list of <i>trigger words</i><br>In the <i>Analyst’s Security Binder</i> as revealed<br>By a <i>Freedom of Information Act</i> lawsuit.<p>A website smirks at</i> …

Surveillance Poems - Modern Award-winning Surveillance Poetry

on May 23 2016 11:35 PM<p>The autobots are here, my friends,<br>embedded algorithms<br>that scan and capture keyword trends,<br>a selling mechanism.<p>View Amazon, get …

Surveillance

Michelle Bastian - Projects

James Achilles Kirkpatrick & Khair-u-Nissa Begum

<b>Before the War of Independence in 1857, after which India became part of the British Empire, many British men working for the East India Company, who</b> …

Space operas and far futures

This is a golden age for British science fiction, chiefly thanks to a wave of writers who are tackling an area their American rivals tend to leave well alone - far-future set, space-operatic, hard sci-fi. Americans tend to set their sci-fi in soft (ie, scientifically unsupported) near futures. …

Amid Chinese investment, technical education on a roll

<b>LAHORE:</b> With Chinese-funded projects mushrooming across Pakistan, an increasing number of youngsters are opting for technical and vocational training …

panikkar written words

<b>Diatopical Hermeneutics</b><p>“I call it <i>diatopical</i> hermeneutics because the distance to be overcome is not merely temporal, within one broad tradtion, but …

The sex robot is a troubling reality 

There is a barely audible click as her doe-like eyes framed by thick black lashes snap open: ‘Hello humans, my name is Harmony,’ she says in a gentle …

21st Century Islam: Artificial Intelligence

<i>“Say ‘La ilaaha illalah, Muhammad ar rasullallah.'”</i><p><i>21st Century Islam is a new series by Mufti News in which we examine contemporary issues facing</i> …

"Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age," Future Insight, Aug. 1994

<b>by Esther Dyson, George Gilder, George Keyworth,<br>and Alvin Toffler</b><p><b>Future Insight</b> <br>Release 1.2 n August 1994<p><b>Preamble</b><p>The central event of the 20th …

Cyberspace

40% Pakistanis live in poverty

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b> Four out of 10 Pakistanis are living in acute poverty with the population of Balochistan faring the worst among the provinces, according …

Here's How The CIA Allegedly Hacked Samsung Smart TVs -- And How To Protect Yourself

Amongst the many, many CIA exploits of Apple, Google and Microsoft consumer technology in today’s Wikileaks massive info dump was a particularly novel project to spy on Samsung smart TVs.<p>According to the Wikileaks-hosted files, CIA agents named their TV malware Weeping Angel that appeared to have …

APA Style Blog: How to Capitalize and Format Reference Titles in APA Style

by Chelsea Lee<p>APA Style has special formatting rules for the titles of the sources you use in your paper, such as the titles of books, articles, book …

31 Contemporary Poets You Need To Read

There's still time to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Books

Granta’s list of the best young American novelists

Once a decade, Granta picks the most-promising authors under 40 in the US and UK. Here are the 21 young American writers to watch this decade<p><b>Jesse Ball</b>, 38,was born in New York and has published six novels, a number of poetry and prose collections, a book of drawings and a pedagogical monograph,</i> …

Elon Musk Nick Bostrom Ray Kurzweil Superintelligence

Ray Kurzweil

Radical body design “Primo Posthuman” | Kurzweil

Primo 3M+ is a prototype future body, a conceptual design with superlongevity in mind. Primo by design is multi-functional. It is reliable, …

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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Ray Kurzweil

Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI

<i>“The easier it is to communicate, the faster change happens.” – James Burke, Science Historian</i>During an October 2015 press conference announcing the …

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Transhumanism Is Dominating Sci-Fi TV

The future belongs to those who can afford it. This may be virtually true in today’s world, where surviving retirement can feel impossible, but it’s …

Mnemotechnics: from Anamnesis to Hypomnesis

Robert M. Pirsig’s novel, “The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” speaks a lot about ghosts and of the notion, proof and existence of ‘Quality,’ …

Women | Politics | Congress | TMC | BSP | Sonia Gandhi | Mamata Banerjee

On the surface, everything looks perfect. India's most powerful woman is Sonia Gandhi, chief of the ruling Congress party. The speaker of the …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

Why So Many Women Abandoned Hillary Clinton

In the final week of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a group of mostly women formed a secret Facebook group called Pantsuit Nation. It rapidly ballooned …

Book Review: Re-thinking strategy in the fight against fake news

Homology — a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal’s fin and a bird’s wing — is one of the most …

Will Smith’s Bright: racial allegory or straight up racism?

Nobody was sure what to think when Netflix recently announced that it was making a sequel to Bright, its most expensive movie to date. That’s mainly because nobody was sure what to think of Bright in the first place. Was it a bracing new blend of fantasy, sci-fi and cop movie and a return to form …

7 emerging genres in fiction writing

There is a silent revolution taking shape right now, and it doesn’t involve guns and swords but something considered mightier: the pen (or its modern …

Ten Basic Principles of Metamodernism

<b>Metamodernism</b> is variously called a cultural paradigm, a cultural philosophy, a structure of feeling, and a system of logic. All these phrases really mean is that, like its predecessors modernism and postmodernism, metamodernism is a particular lens for thinking about the self, language, culture, …

Metamodern Literature and the Metaverse

<i>Above: A map based upon David Foster Wallace's metamodern novel Infinite Jest.</i><p>The term "metamodernism" first appeared in 1975, in a scholarly article by Mas'ud Zavarzadeh that focused its attention on 1970s domestic politics, a small subset of 1970s metafiction, and the burgeoning "technetronic …