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Look, Up in the Sky, it's a

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a BRAIN CLOUD.

Brain Cloud. Want one in your head? All's ya gotta do is "sniff the cloud," AND WALLA, you'll be one with "The Cloud." I don't think TPTShould'ntB will care if you'll want to have your head wired up or not, just be an obedient sniffer.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/the-dna-nanobots-have-ar...

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Reminds me of this...


http://youtu.be/KnlJ1Lrr3IU

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Don't confuse a brain cloud with a brain fart

Teacher, may I........

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images...

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

Kinda reminds me of the 1970's scifi movie

"The Lathe of Heaven." Aired once I think. Does anybody remember it?

Full length, 1.75 hrs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8VRbaVNvSA

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Michael Nystrom's picture

Was it good?

I never heard of it before this very moment.

The plot revolves around a character whose dreams alter reality. The story was first serialized in the American science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. The novel received nominations for the 1972 Hugo[1] and the 1971 Nebula Award,[2] and won the Locus Award for Best Novel in 1972.[1] Two television film adaptations have been released: the acclaimed PBS production, The Lathe of Heaven (1980); and Lathe of Heaven (2002), a remake produced by the A&E Network.

The title is taken from the writings of Chuang Tzu — specifically a passage from Book XXIII, paragraph 7, quoted as an epigraph to Chapter 3 of the novel:

Other epigraphs from Chuang Tzu appear throughout the novel. Le Guin chose the title because she loved the quotation. However, it seems that the quote is a mistranslation of Chuang Tzu's Chinese text. In an interview with Bill Moyers recorded for the 2000 DVD release of the 1980 adaptation, Le Guin clarified the issue:

...it's a terrible mistranslation apparently, I didn't know that at the time. There were no lathes in China at the time that that was said. Joseph Needham wrote me and said "It's a lovely translation, but it's wrong".[3]

There is only one word to describe all of this: Whoa!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Yes, it was very good.....

and then we went to dinner.....

Oh, I think you meant the movie right?

My synopsis (from memory 33 years ago):

Man has strange, sometimes terrifying, dreams and goes to see a shrink about them. The mad psyco-atrist that the guy goes to see has been working on a dream projector, that can project your dreams onto a screen when you sleep so others can watch.

Turns out the mad psyco-atrist really has other intentions up his sleeve. He finds out that he can "control the world," or create it the way he wants it to be and he uses the dreamer as the medium to achieve these ends.

Can't go any further or I'd spoil the ending.

Anywayz, if you can get past the 70's acting and sound effects, the movie was quite interesting in it's day involving spiritualism, dreams, technology, computers and shaping the future. I think the main thing that stuck with me was knowing about fait accompli.

What man thinks will eventually come to pass....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

If you look at the world through a spiritual lens....

and wonder what part "dna nanobots" could spiritually imply with humanity, you may consider viewing the video posted here:
http://www.dailypaul.com/311926/beast-tech

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

I think this is a awesome thing

Technology doesn't care if you like it or not. If the tech can make you superior and you don't use it... then you lose to those that do.

If your worried about government having this... just remember that hackers are always 1 step ahead of government. Hackers who can reveal more corruption of government.(if we even have government as we know it by then)

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

Just because we can

doesn't mean we should.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

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This is very true. But there are enough of us that, no doubt,

someone will.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
jrd3820's picture

That guy makes me so mad

I think Ray Kurzweil should find a new hobby. The rest of them too.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Oh! What a coincidence meeting you here.

I was going to leave you a little easter egg, but I've seen you've already stopped by.

At the 2045 Conference, he talked about a scientific paper that he wrote when he was 15, and how everything he wrote in it had been proven correct. What a genius!

I'm not saying he's not annoying. But look at this list of inventions under his belt:

Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind*, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

Every generation has one of these guys. Robert Anton Wilson thought he would see immortality in his lifetime (but he didn't). Kurzweil and his gang thinks we will also. He might turn out to be wrong, too.

Hey, but that is an interesting choice of words: "He makes me so mad." But then, maybe you're just embellishing.

:)

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* The first of which was purchased by Stevie Wonder, I might add.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
jrd3820's picture

Ok, there may have been some thatrics in that statment :)

It was a rough morning. See, all the time I spent skill acquiring the lat 2 nights was lost because I forgot to push a stupid button and I hate it when internet buttons win.

I’m not saying he isn’t smart. He has accomplished some good things. I don’t even know that he is annoying. It’s not so much the search for immortality that bothers me as that has been going on since the dawn of man as you stated.

I don’t see why he is so set on getting everyone’s brains online for the whole world to access. Sure, in the beginning it might just be for fun and you won’t have to do it if you don’t want to, but you know as well as I do eventually everyone will have to upload their thoughts. It will not be an option. When that happens we pretty much lose any sense of individuality.

I’ve already run some of this by you, but here we go…

What will the point be in having an individual thought when you can just access everyone elses thoughts? What about governing bodies using this to control your thoughts and protect you from your thoughts?

What about the fact that my thoughts are mine and I don’t want them online for everyone to see or read?

Right now I am uploading my thoughts via this comment, however I am choosing what I upload and who I share it with. I also chose which thoughts of mine are private, or which thoughts can be shared but maybe I’d rather just share those on an individual basis via email or sent mail, or which ones go in the jam session where I am surrounded by regulars, or which ones go out here, or which ones go at goodreads and on and on….

Listen, I know you’re a socialist now that you have watched the super bowl….but communism doesn’t work Michael. And Kurzweil is clearly intelligent, but if he was part genius why doesn’t he realize a communal brain for all of humanity isn’t going to be a good thing.

My thoughts are not loud, competitive, or aggressive enough to stand a chance. The loud, aggressive, and competitive thoughts will rise to the top. And I will be there all alone, looking for Jaron Lanier who probably has an escape plan for this kind of nonsense (I wouldn’t know yet, I’m only a chapter or so in because I was so busy acquiring skills only for the internet to win because of the buttons, the buttons will get me every time…). And Mountaincat and has and the other jam session regulars, I think my thoughts could mingle well with their thoughts. I would look for your thoughts, but they will probably be in scary part of the internet that I won't want to go to lol. And your thoughts will be mingling with thoughts of brilliant genius type people, while my thoughts will be in fictitious books and whatnot...

On that note, I do know as you stated, none of it is going to stop, so I have been trying to enjoy the internet more over the past few years. I just don’t understand the fascination. I know you love it, that’s one of the many reasons I am wildly entertained by the fact that I enjoy our conversations so much. I don’t think we could be further apart in the world of internet stuff and science and technology, although you would clearly be lost without me on the internet, you would be listening to a lot less music and you wouldn't know how to make youtubes into tunes.... I also know it is your livelihood, but I have a hard time seeing the positives outweighing the negatives on the internet.

Like I said though, I'm not done with the Jaron Lanier book so maybe that will make me less frustrated by some of this, but really....how do these guys not see the overwhelmingly obvious negative implications of what they are attempting?

Michael Nystrom's picture

BTW, speaking of buttons

http://xkcd.com/722/

Jon just showed me that.

:)

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

ha, that's a great comic strip

Here is a good one:

http://xkcd.com/367/

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ha!

Funny. It's talking about us!

We're the punchline!

lol.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Ron Paul Action Figure!



Yep. That's us now.
But I still want the toys!

Limited Edition produced by R3VOLution PAC.

Exercise Liberty!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

jrd3820's picture

ha

:)

I get it.

speed up Girlfriend.

Michael Nystrom's picture

The jam session appears to be leaking

What's this music doing here!?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
jrd3820's picture

I figured out a formula regarding

him and buttons and fake snow.

F/s(10*5)=jtr

Stick with me here.

f=fake
s= snow

So, the amount of fake over snow multiplied by 10 * 5 gets us 50 right?

Fake snow in 50 states = jtr

jon the robot. clearly has his hands in the fake snow phenomenon. he made buttons for the fake snow.

i have a formula.

im not wrong.

you have a cd coming soon also, i was just looking for something else for the package.

i'm trying to get used to the internet.

i don't know if it will work or not.

i hope so because i won't have a choice eventually.

if i can make buttons that make me happy i might like the internet better, but so far they win. i want rain buttons. or thunderstorm buttons. but so far the buttons aren't working for me.

it was so cool. it looked so cool. i was so proud. now its just blank. i hate blank spaces.

do i find the whole thing fascinating? Maybe a little, but not enough i don't think. I mean some good things have come i suppose. but then it's weird also because it's not real it's virtual. then what do you do when something bothers you about a virtual situation? everyone says, its the internet, toughen up, but if it's where i live and virtual is so close to reality what am i supposed to do? then what happens when virtual people disappear? you're not supposed to care because it's just the internet. so its this weird line that i don't understand. since it is so close to reality and becoming the future shouldn't i care? but then i shouldn't care should i?

Michael Nystrom's picture

What's with all the lowercase i's?

Except for one.

I've had too much whiskey sour to make an otherwise intelligent comment.

But I did notice, that there was a single, solitary capital "I" in your missive.

Great symbolism. Awesome. The solitary struggle of the Capital I in a sea of lowercase i's.

Brilliant.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

such a manly drink

And here I am, sipping on a nutty irishman. All I am missing is a pink doily to set my drink on.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

jrd3820's picture

And figure skating.

You need some figure skating also.

Does that mean

I have to get a whole new outfit? Like a glittery top and some tights?

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

jrd3820's picture

I wasn't suggesting you become a figure skater

I was suggesting you watch some figure skating with your girly drink and pink napkins.

I suppose if you want to you could take up the art of figure skating. I wouldn't judge.

Or, you could take a cue from Michael and drink some whiskey sours and run around here pretending you're Morpheus and or Tyler Durden and or a captain of an ark.

It's a tough choice to make though. You could become Michael or a figure skater....or you could just be Ed. Ucation. Education.

Or whatever works for you.

Be liberty. It's a verb. Michael changed it to a verb. He thinks he can do that.

Be Ed. Be Liberty. Be a figure skating, whiskey sour drinking, chilli making, kayaking, captain of an ark, with a glittery top and tights. Oh! Be Prince.

No, just be Ed.

Ed. Ucation.

Education.

speaking of Prince....

May be I'll just become a symbol. Michael can change my username to "The User Formerly Known As Ed Ucation."

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Michael Nystrom's picture

She beat you to it, kiddo

You should have trademarked that. Like this guy did.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

that's a pretty unoriginal symbol, come to think of it

Ok, may be I can be "The Kiddo Formerly Known As Kiddo"

Hey, did you know there is such a thing as a kiddopotamus?:

http://www.amazon.com/Kiddopotamus-SwaddleMe-100-Cotton-Larg...

That looks mighty comfortable. Where were these things when I was a baby?

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Michael Nystrom's picture

That is brilliant

The Kiddo formerly known as Kiddo. I love it!

I'll be the kiddo formerly known as baby.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.