Tuesday, 3 February 2009

'University prepares students for technotronic era...'

'Preparing for the day when machines will take over the human race sounds like the stuff of sci-fi novels, conspiracy theorists or Hollywood blockbusters.

But Google and Nasa are already getting ready for such a day.

The technological heavyweights have lent their support to a new university that will prepare scientists for an age when computers will be cleverer than humans.

Singularity University will be based in Nasa's Silicon Valley campus and will host its first class of 30 graduates this summer.

The name of the unconventional school comes from futurist Ray Kurzweil's theory of Singularity - a period of rapid technological advancement in the near future.'

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1134743/Brave-new-college-University-prepares-scientists-era-computers-cleverer-humans.html

4 comments:

Christopher Knowles said...

It's funny- people are running around talking about survivalism and the collapse of society while the most pervasive electronic infrastructure you could imagine is being relentlessly installed everywhere every single day. I'd say The Matrix was not far off.

Anadæ said...

Lyrics "This Beat Is Technotronic"
by Technotronic ~ 1990

Now when I'm down on the microphone stand
I give you all the dope lyrics and
Introducing the band
To make you understand
How this is planned, I demand
A microphone to rock the home boys
With an instrumental to make noise
Yo, I rock the home girls too
I'll explain the name of the crew, yo

This beat is, this beat is
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic

And Eric's got lyrics for ya
I saw ya posse
But now it's me who's bossing
So I give the orders around here
You don't wanna get sacked so be
A good party goer, get the floor ready
And yaself ready, huh, I rock steady
Like a rock and I won't stop
Till it's at the top and the suckers drop to hop to it
Yo, they couldn't do it, to get more to the point they blew it
But not like ya blowing the speaker
They can't go on because they're weaker

This beat is, this beat is
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is, this beat is
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic
There's the dance floor, get on it

Now when I'm down on the microphone stand
I give you all the dope lyrics and
Introducing the band
To make you understand
How this is planned, I demand
A microphone to rock the home boys
With an instrumental to make noise
Yo, I rock the home girls too
I'll explain the name of the crew, hah

This beat is, this beat is
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is, this beat is
This beat is Technotronic
This beat is Technotronic
There's the dance floor, get on it

Prescient of 'em, wunnit?
Alt He best, awe-ways,
Anadæ Effro ( :-)}

Thuth said...

I LOVE Foucault - and his work on mental illnesses and clinics. Heady, yes. But so informative. And what a portrait that man cast.

While I would never deny the existence of diseases like CBS, it's interesting that when you put a name on an experience, it lets you put it in a little box, lets you call the people that 'see things that aren't there' crazy, and reinforce your own belief system.

Of course those people weren't in his room. That would be impossible. I wouldn't see them there. He must insane. But this denies the very fundamental nature of the HOLOGRAPHIC universe.

But Einstein let us onto the idea that time is relative. And these days many physicists say time is spacial - and space is temporal. One big quantum clusterf&*k.

So the thought tunnel I prefer is that this was an overlap of time, and his eye problems actually make him see alternative landscapes better.

If you're the only person that sees a plasma ball UFO, is it there? ;)

Thuth

nanotech said...

Converging Technologies, Nano.Bio.Info/Cognitive - NASA & DARPA are investing heavily in these emerging, and converging technology's,, This is one of the reasons (of many), i believe, "They" are forging a New World Order, these technology's will be to powerful for any one nation,, in our current Order,, no one country would hold power, the way they do now,, there will be Huge advancements, each day,, once this hits the scene,, and could alter the order of nations in a second depending on which country makes the advancements,, .. so , they need to forge this hell, before the technology's become real,,

a double edged sword,, this could be used for good, but most likely be used for evil..

sad,