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Dec 21, 2022

Cybernetic Theory: The Code of Reality & Our Future as Cybergods

Posted by in categories: cosmology, existential risks, physics, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism, virtual reality

In this talk titled CYBERNETIC THEORY: THE CODE OF REALITY & OUR FUTURE AS CYBERGODS at the Rotary Club, The Grand Autograph Hotel, Novosibirsk, Russia, on July 19, 2022, I go over many topics such as evolutionary cybernetics, Digital Physics, consciousness, philosophy of mind, cybernetic theory, Omega Point cosmology, physics of time, simulation theory, the Global Mind, AGI, VR, Metaverse, Cybernetic Singularity, transhumanism, posthumanism, cybernetic immortality, synthetic telepathy, mind-uploading, neurotechnologies, Fermi Paradox, the Dark Universe (Dark Matter and Dark Energy), the Argument for Cybertheism. The main 45-minute slide presentation is followed by a 15-minute Q&A session… More.


Russian-American futurist Alex M. Vikoulov presents his published works in a talk titled CYBERNETIC THEORY: THE CODE OF REALITY & OUR FUTURE AS CYBERGODS at the Rotary Club, The Grand Autograph Hotel, Novosibirsk, Russia, on July 19, 2022. The main 45-min.

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Dec 19, 2022

Scientists discover what was on the menu of the first dinosaurs

Posted by in categories: computing, existential risks, food

The earliest dinosaurs included carnivorous, omnivorous and herbivorous species, according to a team of University of Bristol paleobiologists.

By looking at the tooth shapes of the earliest dinosaurs and simulating their tooth function with computational modeling, experts were able to compare them to living reptiles and their diets. Their findings, published December 16 in Science Advances, show that many groups of plant-eating dinosaurs were ancestrally omnivorous and that the ancestors of our famous long-necked herbivores, such as Diplodocus, ate meat. This ability to diversify their diets early in their evolution likely explains their evolutionary and ecological success.

The earliest dinosaurs are enigmatic: they were much smaller than their later relatives and for most of the Triassic they were in the shadow of the crocodile-like reptiles. It is unknown how diverse they were in terms of diets and ecology, but scientists know something must have happened in the Triassic that allowed dinosaurs to endure the Triassic–Jurassic mass extinction and adapt in its aftermath, becoming the for the rest of the Mesozoic.

Dec 19, 2022

The Fermi Paradox: Extinction

Posted by in categories: alien life, evolution, existential risks

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The Fermi Paradox ask us how in a Universe so vast and ancient we seem to be the only intelligent civilization around, with no older interstellar alien empires visible in the galaxy. But could extinction play a role in that, or might extinction events instead drive evolution forward?

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Dec 16, 2022

Aliens likely haven’t visited because humanity’s technological signature is very limited

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks

There are likely many exciting alien worlds for extraterrestrials to visit.

Now that more and more scientists are actively searching for signs of extraterrestrial life, whether in our solar system or in the far reaches of space, more attention has been brought to the Fermi paradox.

A new study in preprint server arXiv suggests that we might not have encountered intelligent extraterrestrials because they may not find humanity very interesting.

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Dec 11, 2022

Scientists find ‘unusual, intense blast of energy’ from nearby galaxy

Posted by in categories: cosmology, existential risks

A massive blast of light considered extremely rare and is believed to have been triggered by the collision of stars with a black hole that hit the Earth recently and which could help change our understanding of the universe, scientists revealed.

The event called a gamma-ray burst (GRB), which lasted for only 50 seconds, came from a nearby galaxy in December 2021. These blasts are considered to be the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Earlier, it was believed that GRBs only resulted from the destruction of massive stars, but astronomers now believe that it can come from the combination of two neutron stars.

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Dec 10, 2022

Men are losing their Y chromosome, and rats could show our future

Posted by in categories: existential risks, sex

What alternative sex-determining system will we adapt?

The sex of human and other mammal babies is decided by a male-determining gene on the Y chromosome. But the human Y chromosome is degenerating and may disappear in a few million years, leading to our extinction unless we evolve a new sex gene.

A new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows how the spiny rat has evolved a new male-determining gene.

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Dec 10, 2022

2 Answering Fermis Paradox

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Dec 10, 2022

Potential Answer for Fermi Paradox

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks, mathematics

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Dec 8, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s Health Called Into Question After Russian Leader Looks ‘Critically Ill’ During Chilling Nuclear War Warning To Ukraine

Posted by in categories: existential risks, health, nuclear energy

Earth has been hit by an intense, unusual blast of light that could change our understanding of the universe, scientists have said.

Late last year, scientists spotted a 50-second-long blast of energy coming towards Earth, known as a gamma-ray burst or GRB, which are the most powerful explosions in the universe. Immediately, researchers started looking for the afterglow that such blasts leave behind, with that visible light being useful to find where the blast has come from.

Dec 8, 2022

The Fermi paradox: Are we alone in the universe?

Posted by in category: existential risks

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. ~Carl Sagan.

Looking up at a starry night sky makes one wonder if we are really alone. If you have never asked yourself this question, here’s some perspective on the vastness of our universe.

And this is just one galaxy.

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