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Transhumanism has long been pitched as 'the philosophy of the future,' with proponents wondering when they will get a chance to use radical technology directly upon themselves.

In my article, I propose that Virtual Reality will be where the rubber finally meets the road, and the challenges involved in delivering an ideal VR experience lead directly into body-modifying biotechnologies like BCI

arvrjourney.com/how-vr-could-b

One thing that really struck me while watching the monkeys use BCI in the neuralink presentation is that animal uplifting is going to be enabled _purely as a result_ of testing & development of this tech. Imagine being able to put a voice box on a crow or dolphin eventually

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I published a #VRChat world that got out of labs in a record time.. 3hrs!

A cozy bedroom in the retrowave style equipped for a classic homeworld, this was done in ~10hrs for a world Jam!

Featuring 800+ videos, fully controllable screen & projector, props, playlists & more!

"Retrowave Cove" is fully compatible for #Quest and made with #Blender & #Unity
[24mb] Enjoy ^^

Preview (slightly outdated): youtube.com/watch?v=yXAoX93kyJ
vrchat.com/home/world/wrld_d82

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Can we rename all speculative bubbles to stock overflow?

Thankful for all my internet friends
I hope it's nice and comfy inside the glowing rectangle

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Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

anyways, as is glaringly obvious: all my homies are body freedom maxis

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I think there's a schism forming in transhumanism that, by 2030, will be obvious to everyone. It'll be similar to classic vs modern liberalism, with classic transhumanists being the grinder/diybio/body freedom maxis, and modern being the WEF/Davos/AI Safety types. They'll both agree that radical tech can improve the human condition, but the modern branch will be willing to embrace totalitarianism in order to (as they argue) prevent global catastrophe.

Anyways, go forth and abolish suffering it'll be fuckin lit

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2 reasons for this:
I know that the brain abhors a steady state, and 'keeping your finger on the button' will eventually result in downregulation
&
given the richness of everything I've experienced, in both sober and altered states, the idea of a 'single' pleasure state is just... completely wrong. There's 'firing on all cylinders' euphoria as well as 'melty warm blissful' euphoria at a very minimum

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To do some utilitarianism for a bit: there's this really common idea that you can't ever abolish suffering without losing something, but I think this is misguided. I feel there's a cluster of positive-valence states that are roughly equal in value that can be cycled through, some of which entail zen-flow productivity, & any superwellbeing maximizer will optimally explore this space without ever getting caught in the dreaded 'pleasure trap,' and without ever having to fall into negative states

Transhumanism has long been pitched as 'the philosophy of the future,' with proponents wondering when they will get a chance to use radical technology directly upon themselves.

In my article, I propose that Virtual Reality will be where the rubber finally meets the road, and the challenges involved in delivering an ideal VR experience lead directly into body-modifying biotechnologies like BCI

arvrjourney.com/how-vr-could-b

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Q: What do you say when someone asks you an algebra problem but you don't know the answer?
A: It's not my field.

Q: What should you do when you have a public-key cryptography problem but your colleagues can't help you?
A: Try a different group.

One thing that really reminds me how far we have to go with VR technology is a night like tonight - 20 degrees F outside. Absolutely frigid. I can't imagine a feasible technological solution for full body programmable variable thermoperception. And the haptics for feeling wind gusts? How would you even do that?

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A nervous DDR4 RDIMM walks into a bar. Bartender asks what's wrong. "I'm okay, just feeling a bit off."

You can tell that semiotics is a bullshit field of study because they don't have a single, easily recognizable symbol to represent it

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using image diffusion for dream journaling is a brilliant idea and I'm salty I didn't come up with it first

might even be useful for interactively aiding recall due to the way these systems hallucinate upon ambiguity

this future of machine-assisted cognition heralds a great Rewinding of the Mind

wandering.shop/@minxdragon/109

Forgive me for talking about collective abstractions, but I think there's a kurzweil shaped hole in the global hivemind right now - no easily available vision for how people spiritually exist in harmony with extreme high tech systems like artificial intelligence, virtual realities, and extreme automation.

I feel like there should be a handful of mainstream media extropian narratives as an antidote to the current vibe. What might those look like, if one were to make them?

I love my ridiculous shower thoughts. Was contemplating phenomenal consciousness and reference frames, only to be hit with the realization that "a modern Descartes' evil demon would just be a perfect VR headset"

and a second later was like

'congrats on independently rediscovering The Matrix, JC'

So apparently MIT did sub-millimeter body tracking using magnet implants. Their application is for prosthetics but it could be useful for lots of other things, like Virtual Reality

browndailyherald.com/article/2

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