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Old 03-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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There's a Conspiracy Con? Damn! That's some rich soil for a Steve Carell comedy right there. I haven't worked in the screenwriting format for years but I still have Final Draft on this PC. Must get to work...
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Will there be any guys who throw like girls and are thus less manly in this future?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Everyone who knows the Truth stays away from these bogus Conspira-Cons. Those are just part of the Conspiracy.
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Will there be any guys who throw like girls and are thus less manly in this future?
More importantly there will be a large numbers that will not have a clue as to how to take care of themselves and their families when systems do break down be it natural disaster, war, false flag or economic collapse.
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Everybody needs to lighten up. Here. Crank this up...

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Here's the second verse...

Saw a man with the jinx in the third degree
From trying to deal with people--people you can't see
Take away, take away, this house of mirrors
Give away, give away, all the souvenirs
We're all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world
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More importantly there will be a large numbers that will not have a clue as to how to take care of themselves and their families when systems do break down be it natural disaster, war, false flag or economic collapse.
What, in your opinion, would be the best indicator of whether I'm ready for a natural disaster?

- I can throw a spiral.

- I can hit home on a rope 9 times out of 10 from center field.

- I'm probably better than anyone on this board at darts (regular or lawn)

- Also horseshoes.

Are any of those necessary things in a natural disaster/in order for my son to be a manly man?
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What, in your opinion, would be the best indicator of whether I'm ready for a natural disaster?

- I can throw a spiral.

- I can hit home on a rope 9 times out of 10 from center field.

- I'm probably better than anyone on this board at darts (regular or lawn)

- Also horseshoes.

Are any of those necessary things in a natural disaster/in order for my son to be a manly man?
Darts? Care for a little Cricket?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #11
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Darts? Care for a little Cricket?
Hells yes! I usually play 501 2x in/out, butcricket will work, too...I mean, we're in a future wasteland where every day is a struggle to survive. We're going to need something to pass the time, amirite?
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The future according to Ray Kurzweil

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SINGULARITY - the greatest threat to human existence since the beginning of time yet most of you will embrace it. You will stand in line to be chipped then get in the next line for your Stepford wife just like you did for you iPhone. Wake up!
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Sorry you feel that way Baja. I believe that the Singularity means the end of disease, poverty, and old age. It means that all of us will be able to enjoy indefinite youth, perfect health, and dramatically increased intelligence. Our ability to consume will be greatly outstripped by our ability to supply. Our access to vast amounts of information will be instantaneous. Our decision making will be collective and not hierarchical.

Put your anxiety on hold and try to imagine the potential for humanity.
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What, in your opinion, would be the best indicator of whether I'm ready for a natural disaster?

- I can throw a spiral.

- I can hit home on a rope 9 times out of 10 from center field.

- I'm probably better than anyone on this board at darts (regular or lawn)

- Also horseshoes.

Are any of those necessary things in a natural disaster/in order for my son to be a manly man?
old school lawn darts or the new style p***Y ones that don't even kill one kid a yr?
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Sorry you feel that way Baja. I believe that the Singularity means the end of disease, poverty, and old age. It means that all of us will be able to enjoy indefinite youth, perfect health, and dramatically increased intelligence. Our ability to consume will be greatly outstripped by our ability to supply. Our access to vast amounts of information will be instantaneous. Our decision making will be collective and not hierarchical.

Put your anxiety on hold and try to imagine the potential for humanity.
Sounds like the Borg.
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Sounds like the Borg.
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You mean this one?

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I thought Kurzweil's Singularity is the moment in time when the first machine becomes self aware..

AKA "the Rapture of the Nerds".

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Anyone ever read Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke?

IMO that's what the singularity is.

Except its thousands of years off and a natural process, not right around the corner due to an alien invasion.
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What, in your opinion, would be the best indicator of whether I'm ready for a natural disaster?

- I can throw a spiral.

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- I'm probably better than anyone on this board at darts (regular or lawn)

- Also horseshoes.

Are any of those necessary things in a natural disaster/in order for my son to be a manly man?
You misunderstand me. It is not the father's lack of athletic ability I find harmful it is the pervasive media portrayal of men being weak and helpless.

There is a programing going on. I am surprised more do not see given it is so in your face.
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Just to take one small issue out of the thousands presented by such an idea: Has anybody looked at what the combination of climate change and population growth has done to this planet and then projected forward the outcome of aging being reversed and people living much longer?

I think the human capacity for innovation outpaces the human capacity to evolve the consciousness needed to deal with much of the innovation. In simple terms: We invent the internet and then use it for porno. I rest my case.
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You misunderstand me. It is not the father's lack of athletic ability I find harmful it is the pervasive media portrayal of men being weak and helpless.

There is a programing going on. I am surprised more do not see given it is so in your face.
I saw Skyfall last night, so I can't agree.
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I thought Kurzweil's Singularity is the moment in time when the first machine becomes self aware..

AKA "the Rapture of the Nerds".
The Singularity has been around as a concept for decades. Kurzweil just wrote a book presenting the supporting evidence and predicting when it will occur.

It's based on the Law of Accellerating Returns, which posits that technological advance is increasing as time goes by. An example of this is "Moore's Law" created by Intel founder Gordon Moore in the 1960s. It states that the number of transistors that can fit on a single microprocessor will double every 2 years. Not only has it proven accurate, but, as Kurzweil has pointed out, it has increased to every year.



(Note that this is a logarithmic chart)

So the Singularity is when technological innovation reaches the point of the curve that is almost vertical and advances come so fast they seem instantaneous. After that it's becomes imposible to predict what happens.

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