I think a huge part of any anti-social/illegal sub-culture is part of the connection with like-minds. The internet makes it even easier to connect with people, so in some regards the web is an enabler for a group exploting vulnerability in online software in more than one way.
Is this a question that has come from this block’s reading? I’m settling down to them this weekend.
from Comments for Matthew’s EDC blog http://ift.tt/2lvaPNL
This is a good example as to how AI, robotics can actually enhance our world. If they are doing the type of job that might actually be impossible for humans to do, such as work under extreme pressures at the bottom of the sea, then they are not threatening society with ruin, rather, ensuring the survival of the human race.
Copied from the comment on this blog item that didn’t appear in the Lifestream directly:
Ultimately, the human race’s survival depends on our ability to escape this solar system. Perhaps much of the gloom of cyber-culture’s more dystopian views, are partly accepting that our doom is inevitable one way or another. More likely we’ll destroy ourselves before our sun runs out of energy. Granted that point is so far away as to statistically insignificant, BUT nevertheless, understanding how light travels, so that perhaps one day we may travel faster than it, is just another example of how human’s are capable of understanding even more how that might happen when we use tools to our best advantage. Capturing light moving as if it was a solid object is an amazing feat.
Willingness to assist in the problems of others in your community is a good way to build that sense of community, even if you’re many miles apart. But when it comes to a need for physical intervention – it gets a bit more tricky!
Are we looking at the next steps toward our fully immersive future in Virtual Reality?
Feedback gratefully received on my Block 1 artefact!
This week was the first “hangouts”. I enjoyed the session. Too short by far.
My dislike of twitter is growing at about the same rate as my enjoyment of it. So that still leaves me cold.
I decided to get a bit more “visual” with my postings by setting up a Pintrest account. However, I haven’t got it working with IFTTT, so I’ll need to edit out a lot of posts without their image.
I’ve been looking at the issue of cyborgs, AI, robots and jacked-in humans with interest. I used the theme for my artifact. As it was a “low stakes” piece of work, I didn’t quite pull off what I was hoping for with respects to the content, but I enjoyed making it and thinking around what I might do later.
My musical input in to the MSCEDC playlist via twitter was a challenge. I listen to a lot of music, but struggled to find suitable suggestions until this weekend. Once you start thinking about music and the themes, it does become a bit easier.
I created a playlist on YouTube for all the items I’m watching that I think have some merit, and some of those that are not so much, I should be adding meta info against them on my blog too.
I’m thinking more about how this all relates back to education. I suspect I’ll get there by week 10.
Oh, and I failed to do any of this week in VR. I still want to try this. Next week, hopefully….
I “own” a piece of software for a while that I’ve never got to grips with. Today was the day. I had a great time playing with Adobe Premiere. Great fun. I’ll post up a bit more about my thinking behind the actual content of the production later next week, but I’m sure you’ll get the general theme given the wholesale lifting of a trailer from a certain well referenced movie about androids…..
With apologies to all the sources I stitched together:
Minecraft world: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/cyberpunk-map-bladecraft/
Minecraft resource pack: http://www.planetminecraft.com/texture_pack/mrshortees-bladecraft-x64-cyberpunk-resource-pack/
Images used during the cinema scene via Pintrest: https://uk.pinterest.com/colin9068/future/
Meta: The following posts are supposed to be images of Cyborg, robots, political and environmental themes from the dystopian future view. IFTTT is suitably opaque…
Just Pinned to Future: Cyberpunk Atmosphere ****If you’re looking for more Sci Fi, Look out for Nathan Walsh’s Dark Science Fiction Novel “Pursuit of the Zodiacs.” Launching Soon! PursuitoftheZodiacs.com**** http://ift.tt/2l8EEDz
Towards my artefact, clones identified only by a bar code. Also the original author’s comment regards privacy and freedom strikes a chord, generally about perceptions of technology.
Just Pinned to Future: You dont need the barcode your license is already chipped and has REAL ID linked to it. We are not free http://ift.tt/2kbqdKK
The ubiquitous USB format still alive and kicking and just the right size to jack-in to upload some new learning, maybe. But clearly the addict is the subject here. Maybe we’re all enslaved to the information culture we live in.
Just Pinned to Future: “They said that once you had surrendered, once you were Bound, you lived normally. Free from the fearsome power in your blood and nerves and mind, from the stares and whispers of those born powerless. Binding made you free.” http://ift.tt/2l8DgAX
Image acommpanying an article https://thetiein.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/dream-woman-the-cyborg-manifesto/.
An image to accompany a suggested song for the EDC playlist.
Just Pinned to Future: The Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc. – LOVE this tune ❤️ http://ift.tt/2jQyBTV
The book that started it all.
Just Pinned to Future: The book that became Bladerunner, Do Androids Dream o fElectronic Sheep by Philip Dick http://ift.tt/2lcDPpc
He looks human. Cyborgs in the Bladerunner universe are indistinguishable from humans when pictured holding a dove, with an ear cut off, in the rain….
Just Pinned to Future: Rutger Hauer Blade Runner (1982). Coolest character in the coolest movie ever. Time to die… http://ift.tt/2kHw0Lh
Immersing myself in images and photos is quite relaxing. This is another cyberpunk excursion in the universe of the Bladerunner.
Just Pinned to Future: 20 photos that will transport you to a hyper-real neon world http://ift.tt/2lcOnF5
Toward my artefact and also with reference to the Togethertube playlist.
Just Pinned to Future: Blade Runner: chart topping science fiction favourite http://ift.tt/2kHExxQ
Unable to access minecraft due to technical errors. I was planning on working on my artefact.