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The inevitability of VR

Our Virtual Future

A few months ago, I pulled on an Oculus Rift headset for the first time and stepped into a virtual reality meeting room. 75 more words

Virtual Reality

You Are Not a Gadget

“Humans are free. We can commit suicide for the benefit of a Singularity. We can engineer our genes to better support an imaginary hive mind. We can make culture and journalism into second-rate activities and spend centuries remixing the detritus of the 1960s and other eras from before individual creativity went out of fashion. 526 more words

Books

Thank You for Waiting by Simon Armitage

Back home in one of the bars in my local, there was no women’s toilet (this was the mid-80s). The few women who did frequent… 941 more words

Poem

Terence McKenna Archives - Random Item #21 - Erik Davis: Data Density Data-Dense

Today’s random item from the Terence McKenna Archives is one that only mentions Terence in passing and, yet, feels more Terence-relevant than many of the items in the archives that feature him more heavily. 970 more words

Who Owns the Future?

“If technologists are creating their own ultramodern religion, and it is one in which people are told to wait politely as their very souls are made obsolete, we might expect further and worsening tensions….People must not be gradually equated with machines if we are to engineer a world that is good for people. 1,430 more words

Books

Participation: Are You In Or Are You Out?

Conversations are moving more and more into Facebook. In order to continue to participate, I’d have to accept Facebook’s philosophy, which includes the idea that third parties would pay to be able to spy on me and my family in order to manipulate what shows up on the screen in front of us…

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show #142: the trough

fascinating convo, all over the place in a good way, with larry rosenthal and maxwell graf.

if you care about the past, present and future of vr you better listen all the way through: 179 more words

Podcast