Monday, August 10, 2009

The 2009 Singularity Summit

By:  Aaron Franz
TransAlchemy.com

TransAlchemy.com will be attending the 2009 Singularity Summit.   This event is put on by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and features many speakers from the SIAI as well as other big names within the fields of technological convergence.  

"In the coming decades, humanity will likely create a powerful artificial intelligence.  SIAI exists to handle this urgent challenge, both the opportunity and the risk."  -SIAI website

Not only will TA be covering the event itself, but also gathering footage for a documentary.  This documentary will cover transhumanism, Singularity, etc.  We have some great interviews lined up, so get excited.  

We are very fortunate to be able to cover this event, as our financial situation is extremely tight.  The sad fact of the matter is that we have very little money, and the ability to continue our work  hangs on a shoestring budget.  We want to make the best documentary possible, but we need some serious help to do it.  That is why we are making yet another call for donations.  



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NCkYJ7RLrU



If you could make a donation of just $1 or $5 it would make a difference.  TransAlchemy receives a fair amount of traffic, and is steadily growing.  If everyone who appreciates the site made a small contribution it would make a big difference.  small-->big,  that's how we do things here at TransAlchemy.  

If you make a $10 or greater donation then you will receive a DVD copy of the Age of Transitions as a gift.  I know that a lot of people viewed AoT online.  I am very happy about that, but again, it did not help me financially.  The TransAlchemy documentary will be far better than AoT.  Any help that you could give us will ensure that we can indeed finish this project.  You can donate to us through paypal by using our handy donate button on the right hand column of this site.  

The Age of Transitions (google video)



Thank you for simply reading this blog/ watching our web videos.  Please pass TransAlchemy along by recommending it to a friend.  Most of all, stay human.


The 2009 Singularity Summit

By:  Aaron Franz
TransAlchemy.com

TransAlchemy.com will be attending the 2009 Singularity Summit.   This event is put on by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and features many speakers from the SIAI as well as other big names within the fields of technological convergence.  

"In the coming decades, humanity will likely create a powerful artificial intelligence.  SIAI exists to handle this urgent challenge, both the opportunity and the risk."  -SIAI website

Not only will TA be covering the event itself, but also gathering footage for a documentary.  This documentary will cover transhumanism, Singularity, etc.  We have some great interviews lined up, so get excited.  

We are very fortunate to be able to cover this event, as our financial situation is extremely tight.  The sad fact of the matter is that we have very little money, and the ability to continue our work  hangs on a shoestring budget.  We want to make the best documentary possible, but we need some serious help to do it.  That is why we are making yet another call for donations.  



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NCkYJ7RLrU



If you could make a donation of just $1 or $5 it would make a difference.  TransAlchemy receives a fair amount of traffic, and is steadily growing.  If everyone who appreciates the site made a small contribution it would make a big difference.  small-->big,  that's how we do things here at TransAlchemy.  

If you make a $10 or greater donation then you will receive a DVD copy of the Age of Transitions as a gift.  I know that a lot of people viewed AoT online.  I am very happy about that, but again, it did not help me financially.  The TransAlchemy documentary will be far better than AoT.  Any help that you could give us will ensure that we can indeed finish this project.  You can donate to us through paypal by using our handy donate button on the right hand column of this site.  

The Age of Transitions (google video)



Thank you for simply reading this blog/ watching our web videos.  Please pass TransAlchemy along by recommending it to a friend.  Most of all, stay human.


The 2009 Singularity Summit

By:  Aaron Franz
TransAlchemy.com

TransAlchemy.com will be attending the 2009 Singularity Summit.   This event is put on by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and features many speakers from the SIAI as well as other big names within the fields of technological convergence.  

"In the coming decades, humanity will likely create a powerful artificial intelligence.  SIAI exists to handle this urgent challenge, both the opportunity and the risk."  -SIAI website

Not only will TA be covering the event itself, but also gathering footage for a documentary.  This documentary will cover transhumanism, Singularity, etc.  We have some great interviews lined up, so get excited.  

We are very fortunate to be able to cover this event, as our financial situation is extremely tight.  The sad fact of the matter is that we have very little money, and the ability to continue our work  hangs on a shoestring budget.  We want to make the best documentary possible, but we need some serious help to do it.  That is why we are making yet another call for donations.  



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NCkYJ7RLrU



If you could make a donation of just $1 or $5 it would make a difference.  TransAlchemy receives a fair amount of traffic, and is steadily growing.  If everyone who appreciates the site made a small contribution it would make a big difference.  small-->big,  that's how we do things here at TransAlchemy.  

If you make a $10 or greater donation then you will receive a DVD copy of the Age of Transitions as a gift.  I know that a lot of people viewed AoT online.  I am very happy about that, but again, it did not help me financially.  The TransAlchemy documentary will be far better than AoT.  Any help that you could give us will ensure that we can indeed finish this project.  You can donate to us through paypal by using our handy donate button on the right hand column of this site.  

The Age of Transitions (google video)



Thank you for simply reading this blog/ watching our web videos.  Please pass TransAlchemy along by recommending it to a friend.  Most of all, stay human.


Hive mind Experiments and the rise of super memes







Click to hear the hive mind speak





Sometimes I can't help but feel that all of our new Internet technologies are heading down the the hive mind path. Take for instance the explosion of twitter in the last several months, a service that promotes the hive mind mentality. It's not just twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace do more than just promote social networking, what they are really doing is creating the necessary web of connections needed for a true hive mind.

Every day our technologies are bringing us closer together, I can now communicate with people I would have never met in real life. These technologies while entertaining also keep us constantly busy, writing away in our live journals, making YouTube videos, twittering, facebooking, and countless other forms of ever growing communication online. All this data is increasingly becoming searchable, a dream I blogged about today is open for the world to comment on.

So what is the end goal with all these technologies?

The creation of a world where our thoughts are quickly scanned, viewed, and approved by the collective mind. A world where your judged immediately on anything that is out of the norm from the collective. A world where you will have to conform to the the hive mind, a synchronized collective approach to doing all things.

This interconnectivity is also the perfect breeding ground for a mass thought virus. I call these thought viruses super memes. Once we're all interconnected via all of our social networks the degree of separation may reach a low number where everyone could reached in 2-3 steps. This low degree of separation would cause the normal spread of memes to accelerate and reach thought penetration never before seen.

Some memes die not from running out of steam, but rather out of lack of more connections. Many memes stay within underground circles simply from lack of outside connections to the greater collective. This would not be the case in very well connected world.

Lets map out the path of a super meme shall we.

Birth(underground forum)---> Someone shares it on Facebook
The meme now enters Facebook and spreads----> Someone turns it into a YouTube video
we now have a viral video spreading through YouTube----> the YouTube video gets placed all over blogs-----> people begin to twit out there new blog post with the meme in them----> this simply goes on and on till were all forced to view the new meme.



By the time the hype dies down the meme which can be considered a super meme, only for its ability to travel through all of our social networks has now been absorbed by hundred of millions of minds.

This will only continue to increase till we have the network infrastructure put into place that will let a meme reach 1 billion minds in a short period of time.




"All your thoughts are belong to us" said the memes to the humans


Ps This exploration was done under the assumption that the majority of the population is still fully human. A direct neural global social network could give rise to an even more powerful replicator. A neural meme?

Hive mind Experiments and the rise of super memes







Click to hear the hive mind speak





Sometimes I can't help but feel that all of our new Internet technologies are heading down the the hive mind path. Take for instance the explosion of twitter in the last several months, a service that promotes the hive mind mentality. It's not just twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace do more than just promote social networking, what they are really doing is creating the necessary web of connections needed for a true hive mind.

Every day our technologies are bringing us closer together, I can now communicate with people I would have never met in real life. These technologies while entertaining also keep us constantly busy, writing away in our live journals, making YouTube videos, twittering, facebooking, and countless other forms of ever growing communication online. All this data is increasingly becoming searchable, a dream I blogged about today is open for the world to comment on.

So what is the end goal with all these technologies?

The creation of a world where our thoughts are quickly scanned, viewed, and approved by the collective mind. A world where your judged immediately on anything that is out of the norm from the collective. A world where you will have to conform to the the hive mind, a synchronized collective approach to doing all things.

This interconnectivity is also the perfect breeding ground for a mass thought virus. I call these thought viruses super memes. Once we're all interconnected via all of our social networks the degree of separation may reach a low number where everyone could reached in 2-3 steps. This low degree of separation would cause the normal spread of memes to accelerate and reach thought penetration never before seen.

Some memes die not from running out of steam, but rather out of lack of more connections. Many memes stay within underground circles simply from lack of outside connections to the greater collective. This would not be the case in very well connected world.

Lets map out the path of a super meme shall we.

Birth(underground forum)---> Someone shares it on Facebook
The meme now enters Facebook and spreads----> Someone turns it into a YouTube video
we now have a viral video spreading through YouTube----> the YouTube video gets placed all over blogs-----> people begin to twit out there new blog post with the meme in them----> this simply goes on and on till were all forced to view the new meme.



By the time the hype dies down the meme which can be considered a super meme, only for its ability to travel through all of our social networks has now been absorbed by hundred of millions of minds.

This will only continue to increase till we have the network infrastructure put into place that will let a meme reach 1 billion minds in a short period of time.




"All your thoughts are belong to us" said the memes to the humans


Ps This exploration was done under the assumption that the majority of the population is still fully human. A direct neural global social network could give rise to an even more powerful replicator. A neural meme?

Hive mind Experiments and the rise of super memes







Click to hear the hive mind speak





Sometimes I can't help but feel that all of our new Internet technologies are heading down the the hive mind path. Take for instance the explosion of twitter in the last several months, a service that promotes the hive mind mentality. It's not just twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace do more than just promote social networking, what they are really doing is creating the necessary web of connections needed for a true hive mind.

Every day our technologies are bringing us closer together, I can now communicate with people I would have never met in real life. These technologies while entertaining also keep us constantly busy, writing away in our live journals, making YouTube videos, twittering, facebooking, and countless other forms of ever growing communication online. All this data is increasingly becoming searchable, a dream I blogged about today is open for the world to comment on.

So what is the end goal with all these technologies?

The creation of a world where our thoughts are quickly scanned, viewed, and approved by the collective mind. A world where your judged immediately on anything that is out of the norm from the collective. A world where you will have to conform to the the hive mind, a synchronized collective approach to doing all things.

This interconnectivity is also the perfect breeding ground for a mass thought virus. I call these thought viruses super memes. Once we're all interconnected via all of our social networks the degree of separation may reach a low number where everyone could reached in 2-3 steps. This low degree of separation would cause the normal spread of memes to accelerate and reach thought penetration never before seen.

Some memes die not from running out of steam, but rather out of lack of more connections. Many memes stay within underground circles simply from lack of outside connections to the greater collective. This would not be the case in very well connected world.

Lets map out the path of a super meme shall we.

Birth(underground forum)---> Someone shares it on Facebook
The meme now enters Facebook and spreads----> Someone turns it into a YouTube video
we now have a viral video spreading through YouTube----> the YouTube video gets placed all over blogs-----> people begin to twit out there new blog post with the meme in them----> this simply goes on and on till were all forced to view the new meme.



By the time the hype dies down the meme which can be considered a super meme, only for its ability to travel through all of our social networks has now been absorbed by hundred of millions of minds.

This will only continue to increase till we have the network infrastructure put into place that will let a meme reach 1 billion minds in a short period of time.




"All your thoughts are belong to us" said the memes to the humans


Ps This exploration was done under the assumption that the majority of the population is still fully human. A direct neural global social network could give rise to an even more powerful replicator. A neural meme?

My Riddles

Dear Antz Particleion Is Hacking your Universe (live)

I will give your universe/Mind back to you if you answer my riddles.

Call your answers in!

(305) 735-9490

A) Is your universe real?

B) Are you real?

C) Who currently has {source}?

D) What is {Root}?

When you got the answer email it to

Key.universe@gmail.com

and I will give you back your universe assuming your right ;-)

Rules subject to change but will be posted.

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! It will be Billions of years till I let you just have it... Till then I urge you try to get your key back.