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The Singularity is near

March 30th, 2011

MindSet

I'm not entirely sure why, but for the last several days I have been pondering The Singularity, and its possible outcome.

So what's a Singularity?

The Singularity as postulated by Ray Kurzweil, is a theory that machines will achieve consciousness and become self aware around 2045, and then go on to completely out match humans in every capacity somewhere around 2060. This theory is currently confirmed by everything we know about how reality, conscience and technology functions, all leading to the fact that sentient machines infinitely smarter than us, will start to appear on Earth in about 50 years.
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TV Will Rot Your Mind

March 8th, 2011

Piration

Hey Mind Setters I thought you would find this show interesting, this is episode 3 Aspiration

I heard your call out on the podcast Peter 😉

Comedy series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television.

Great fun, containing oodles of honest truth skillfully disguised  as comedy!
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The Future of Advertising?

February 28th, 2011

MindSet

Could this be the future of advertising?

Privacy is dead, and has been for a number of years now.

For people who grew up pre-internet, this is a disturbing fact.  Knowing that practically every aspect of modern life is either publicly available or stored for later retrieval on a server somewhere out there in cyberspace, can be an unnerving thought for "old timers".
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Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

February 25th, 2011

MindSet

Famed Hacker group "Anonymous" who was discussed on Mind Set Podcast Ep.56, has been at it again. The group has posted a "bitchSlap" on the right wing (maniac) Christian web site for the Westboro Baptist Church.

The Westboro Baptist Church has gained world wide media attention for their "God Hates Fags" protests and other hate speech demonstrations.  While we can all condemn their message, as it is one that reeks of mental illness on so many levels, we must also support their right to say it.
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Internet Down?

February 2nd, 2011

MindSet

The fact that governments can kill the internet, has moved from informed speculation into established fact, as witnessed in the recent events in Egypt. The communication infrastructure that we all use daily, is for the most part owned and maintained by "private" corporations and the government.

If a national security event were to take place, the government could very easily take control of, or completely stop all avenues of communication, limiting incoming and outgoing news.

So how do you communicate if your government decides to pull the plug?

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Could Obama Switch Off The Net?

November 24th, 2010

Peter John Glynn

Legislation is already in place to allow US President the authority to 'shut off' the Internet in the USA.

It is uncertain what effect this would have on the rest of the world. Or whether it is actually possible that there is a 'plug' system available for the authorities to pull.

The fact they are now discussing this in the name of cyber-security is worrying.

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