steveblamey / Steve Blamey

Just this guy. You know?

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  1. Nick Bostrom on the Simulation Argument

    Nick Bostrom doesn’t rule out the possibility that he might be part of a computer simulation. Find out why in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

    http://philosophybites.com/2011/08/nick-bostrom-on-the-simulation-argument.html

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  2. The Why & How of Decentralized Web Identity | SXSW 2011 panel

    The big players in social networking are setting a plodding pace of innovation. New startups, keen to offer useful and exciting new means of communication, have migrated wholesale to platform-based approaches. Constrained by what it means to be boxed into 140 characters or Facebook’s vision of a lifestream, we’re left without a compelling view of what "social" means on the web. It’s time to take back our identities, and with it the web. We’ll discuss examples of how the web is more Awesome when people are a part of it (and not just a layer on top of a few companies’ databases). We’ll talk about what kinds of approaches make sense in this new world (and which don’t), and discuss some successes (and failures) that have happened along the way. Parts of this discussion will be technical; you can’t build the web without some HTML, and we can’t build a social web without getting our hands dirty. However, tech is boring. You can always look up how to do something - knowing why you want to do something is the hard part. We’re going to look beyond the modern gold rush, and talk about ideas that have lasting value for content providers, producers, and consumers, and why you should care.

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  3. Spark: Ben Fullerton on Design for Solitude (Full Interview)

    [Ben] argues that the default for designers is assuming that connection is good, and that maybe, instead, designers should think about how their work can support solitude, at least some of the time. Ben cited some examples of new ways of thinking about design to support values such as solitude and mindfulness, including former Spark guest, Jaron Lanier’s book, You Are Not a Gadget, and the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The conversation reminded me of an interview I did with William Deresiewicz, back in 2009. He argued that we may be losing our ability to be alone, in our ‘always on’ culture. I’d love to get your thoughts on how we might begin to think about designing for things like solitude and attention, instead of just connection.

    http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2011/01/full-interview-ben-fullerton-on-design-for-solitude/

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  4. Hugh Mellor on Frank Ramsey on Truth

    Frank Ramsey, who died aged 26, made important contributions to philosophy, economics and mathematics. In this episode of Philosophy Bites Hugh Mellor discusses Ramsey’s approach to truth.

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  5. Pseudopod 067: Memories of the Knacker’s Yard

    A Hard-boiled ghost story by Ian Creasy, http://www.iancreasey.com/

    I shook my head in disgust. “Look, when someone’s been murdered, they want us on the case. If their ghost doesn’t turn up in twenty-four hours, that’s because it can’t.”

    That was the problem. If a ghost complains that it’s just been murdered, it can help us by describing the killer, or at least telling us about its enemies. Investigating a murder without a ghost is much harder. The slashing was the third this month, all without ghosts, and the eighth this year. Or was it the ninth?

    Hell, when you lose count of the corpses, you know you’re losing.

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  6. Pat Churchland on Eliminative Materialism

    Pat Churchland argues that we may need to modify our concepts in the light of recent brain research in this episode of the podcast Philosophy Bites. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy (www.sas.philosophy.ac.uk).

    http://philosophybites.libsyn.com/pat_churchland_on_eliminative_materialism

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  7. David Chalmers on the Singularity

    The upward spiral of artificial intelligence looks set to produce machines which are cleverer and more powerful than any humans. What happens when machines can themselves create super-intelligent machines? ‘The Singularity’ is the name science fiction writers gave to this situation. Philosopher David Chalmers discusses the philosophical implications of this imaginable situation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

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  8. Escape Pod » EP228: Everything That Matters

    By Jeff Spock. Read by Geoff Michelli.

    “I have done over fifteen hundred dives,” I said, and let that sink in. The number was astronomical for a guy my age, even for a professional. “I have done free diving down to eighty meters. I have worked as a commercial diver and in commercial salvage.”

    They were listening and nodding, concentrating on me while recording the conversation. “Then you, of all people, should have known better,” said the little guy.

    “I did know better!” They were acting like the shark was the victim, not me. “How many people in the whole fucking galaxy could have come up alive, huh? How many would have had the technology and experience and conditioning?”

    “If you want our congratulations, you got ‘em,” said Odenny. “But we’re more interested in what you were doing.”

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    Tagged with sci-fi

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  9. CBS Radio Workshop - “The Space Merchants” (Part 2 of 2)

    From INTERNET ARCHIVE - Based on a story by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth; Performed by a full cast. First broadcast on CBS Radio on February 24th, 1957

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  10. CBS Radio Workshop - “The Space Merchants” (Part 1 of 2)

    From INTERNET ARCHIVE - Based on a story by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth; Performed by a full cast. First broadcast on CBS Radio on February 17th, 1957

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