http://research.microsoft.com/barc/mediapresence/MyLifeBits.aspx

This is the main ongoing example of what I’m talking about here.

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Digital Actors in ‘Beowulf’ Are Just Uncanny – NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/digital-actors-in-beowulf-are-just-uncanny/index.html

OK so it may not be perfect. Nor was Jar Jar Binks. Still a major step in the right direction. I’m ready to see the next one…

The hormone of darkness: melatonin could hurt memory formation at night

http://www.physorg.com/news114358662.html

Dubious. If Melatonin does indeed inhibit night-time memory formation, and it’s been doing that for numpty million years, I’m guessing there’s going to be a bloody good reason why…

Led by Robots, Roaches Abandon Instincts – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/science/16roach.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

they may not be interested in people but I am. I certainly see a parallel between the way cockroaches and human crowds can be easily led astray by small cliques moving in unison. A mexican wave can begin with just a few people leading the way. And I’m sure the crowd’s rhythmic chanting at the Nuremberg rally was triggered by a few loyal drones…

BBC NEWS | Health | Paralysed mans mind is read

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7094526.stm

Can you imagine what it’s going to be like when the poor guy can actually “speak” again for the first time in eight years??!!

More importantly for the species, this nudges us gently in the direction of capturing our brain content generally. Keep that kind of data to ourselves and it becomes the perfect authentication tool (the ultimate protection against identity theft). It also becomes the major stepping stone to omortality. Before we can become digital beings, we must be able to transfer the data, so reading brains is a vital step.

On the other hand, let “the authorities” anywhere near this technology and it becomes the tool for perfect social control.

So folks, which is it going to be? Liberty and omortality or the ultimate Police State?

We report, you decide…

Swedish hemp farmer wins green prize

http://physorg.com/news115641741.html

always difficult to fight social psychosis…

School leader resigns over science memo

http://www.physorg.com/news115640649.html

always difficult to fight social psychosis…