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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Angua » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:00 pm UTC

I swear that was the plot in an episode of Bones once.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Sizik » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:07 pm UTC

Angua wrote:I swear that was the plot in an episode of Bones once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPNcrP_0umc
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King Author wrote:If space (rather, distance) is an illusion, it'd be possible for one meta-me to experience both body's sensory inputs.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Angua » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:18 pm UTC

Sizik wrote:
Angua wrote:I swear that was the plot in an episode of Bones once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPNcrP_0umc

Sadly blocked.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Sizik » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:56 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Sadly blocked.


Huh, guess I drew too much attention to it.

Basic summary is that there was a virus pattern engraved into the victim's bones, which infected their computer when they downloaded the bone scans from the bone-scanning machine.
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King Author wrote:If space (rather, distance) is an illusion, it'd be possible for one meta-me to experience both body's sensory inputs.
Yes. And if wishes were horses, wishing wells would fill up very quickly with drowned horses.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby ahammel » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

Sizik wrote:
Angua wrote:Sadly blocked.


Huh, guess I drew too much attention to it.

Basic summary is that there was a virus pattern engraved into the victim's bones, which infected their computer when they downloaded the bone scans from the bone-scanning machine.

Its not my field, but that seems way harder than the DNA hack. At least DNA is quantized. I don't know how you make a physical object that is reliably stored as a particular sequence of bits when you take a picture of it.

That's about when I stopped watching Bones.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:04 pm UTC

QR code, obviously.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby idonno » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:54 pm UTC

ahammel wrote:Its not my field, but that seems way harder than the DNA hack. At least DNA is quantized. I don't know how you make a physical object that is reliably stored as a particular sequence of bits when you take a picture of it.

That's about when I stopped watching Bones.
Maybe their bone scanner has automatic OCR. As long at it can get the characters right, that should reliably store a particular sequence of bits from a picture.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby CBusAlex » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:51 pm UTC

'); DROP TABLE Bones; --

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby wst » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:26 am UTC

Clicky, it's a photo

Photographer's watermark shows who deserves credit. That and Elon Musk's tireless engineers. I won't list everyone whose discoveries led to this photograph.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Mutex » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:25 pm UTC

What's the thing parachuting down?

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby wst » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:35 pm UTC

They're being towed by a boat, a-la "Start of Jurassic Park Episode 3 : Stop going on those islands!"
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:37 pm UTC

(Or, avoiding the comedy ninjas…)

The top of the thing landing1 on the left.

1 Barging? Can't see one, at first glance, but presume it's there.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby wst » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:55 pm UTC

No, it's seriously a person parasailing. The top of the thing that's landing on the left was still travelling towards the ISS.

We've gone past the crazy tests. We have rockets recovering themselves for "routine" supply missions, instead of having to build a whole new one every time.

If I had enough money, I could get a pizza delivered to the ISS with only a minor impact on the state of available launch vehicles for the foreseeable future. There'd be some maintenance work, but they could launch a followup pizza a few weeks later.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby morriswalters » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:07 pm UTC

That's a strange rocket. It seems to be in a different time zone. The surfer has a better bald spot than me. The tow boat's in a blind spot and evidently doesn't leave a wake.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:10 pm UTC

wst wrote:No, it's seriously a person parasailing.
You know you think you're being reminded you're in the future when you spot a beach scene and skip the whole concept of parasailing, and start to try to work out if the parachute is from the top of this rocket or was the top of the last rocket. Then find yourself wrong both ways. :oops:

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby stilettoblade » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:18 pm UTC

It makes me sad to see the thread to remind me we're living in the future fall so far down the forum.

Therefore, I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that we are now living in a world where a broadcast fight between two multi-ton giant "robots" (one with a half-ton steel punch, the other with a chainsword arm) is a real thing.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby wst » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:15 pm UTC

Not just real, but disappointing! We're that far progressed as society that mecha fights can be disappointing!
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby CBusAlex » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:10 pm UTC

wst wrote:Not just real, but disappointing! We're that far progressed as society that mecha fights can be disappointing!


Like, I know all those bots had a few thousand pounds on it, but I still think Tombstone could take any of them down without breaking a sweat.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Sizik » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:18 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
King Author wrote:If space (rather, distance) is an illusion, it'd be possible for one meta-me to experience both body's sensory inputs.
Yes. And if wishes were horses, wishing wells would fill up very quickly with drowned horses.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby speising » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:34 pm UTC


i wanted to post this too, but then i found out they use muon scans since the 50's! (but it sounds so sci-fi)

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby sardia » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:30 pm UTC

speising wrote:

i wanted to post this too, but then i found out they use muon scans since the 50's! (but it sounds so sci-fi)

That doesn't sound right. Is the giza pyramid really big?

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Liri » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:32 pm UTC

sardia wrote:
speising wrote:

i wanted to post this too, but then i found out they use muon scans since the 50's! (but it sounds so sci-fi)

That doesn't sound right. Is the giza pyramid really big?

It is both really big and the statue of liberty is not as big as people think. The SoL would fit within the dome of the capitol building.
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Postby Zohar » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:26 pm UTC

I was disappointed when I saw it for the first time (that's what he said)
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby sardia » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:27 pm UTC

Liri wrote:It is both really big and the statue of liberty is not as big as people think. The SoL would fit within the dome of the capitol building.

Google says the Giza Pyramid is 455' and the Statue of liberty is 305'. It still sounds like bullshit that the hole is that big. Though it would save a lot of construction material though.

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Postby Liri » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:33 pm UTC

sardia wrote:
Liri wrote:It is both really big and the statue of liberty is not as big as people think. The SoL would fit within the dome of the capitol building.

Google says the Giza Pyramid is 455' and the Statue of liberty is 305'. It still sounds like bullshit that the hole is that big. Though it would save a lot of construction material though.

The statue itself is only 151' (including the torch arm), they almost certainly meant the statue without the arm. So it's a little disingenuous, but it's still a big cavity.

Edit again: they even said it in the damn article - from heel to head.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:28 am UTC

The volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza is 2,583,283 cubic metres (91,227,778 cu ft)

It's volume is similar enough to The Millennium Dome/The O2

It's pretty fucking big, is what I am trying to convey here
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Postby Thesh » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:34 am UTC

That's near the leaning tower, right?
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Postby gmalivuk » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:58 am UTC

Liri wrote:Edit again: they even said it in the damn article - from heel to head.
It's almost as if the text of news articles sometimes further explains statements made in their headlines or something!
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Postby Soupspoon » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:40 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Liri wrote:Edit again: they even said it in the damn article - from heel to head.
It's almost as if the text of news articles sometimes further explains statements made in their headlines or something!
You have to carefully read between the between the lines lines!

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby speising » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:41 pm UTC

Regeneration of the entire human epidermis using transgenic stem cells

A 7 year old butterfly child was healed with genetically modified skin.
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Postby CorruptUser » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:44 pm UTC

speising wrote:Regeneration of the entire human epidermis using transgenic stem cells

A 7 year old butterly child was healed with genetically modified skin.


Can the same technology work on (rich) old people?

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:14 pm UTC

I was wondering why it didn't simply say "caterpillar" or something more technical until I read it a third time.

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby duodecimus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:38 am UTC

I'm a little sad I got referenced by the AI discussion and not pinged, but man did it go out of my scope of knowledge fast.

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Through the use of a technique known as CRISPR-cas9 it is now feasible to change an organism's genome in such a way that it is transmitted to its offspring at a rate of 100%.

An animation explaining the technology.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby elasto » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 am UTC

CRISPR-Cas9 is amazing, and I think strong AI will combine with CRISPR to completely change the world during the second half of this century. (Hopefully for the better but there's no guarantee...)

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Postby Liri » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:54 pm UTC

duodecimus wrote:I'm a little sad I got referenced by the AI discussion and not pinged, but man did it go out of my scope of knowledge fast.

Science tax:

Through the use of a technique known as CRISPR-cas9 it is now feasible to change an organism's genome in such a way that it is transmitted to its offspring at a rate of 100%.

An animation explaining the technology.
New Zealand thinks about releasing mice that cannot have daughters into the wild.

Boy, It would suck if one of those mice hitched a ride on a boat or something.

It wouldn't be that bad. Mus musculus are invasive pretty much everywhere.
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Postby Coyne » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:57 pm UTC

elasto wrote:CRISPR-Cas9 is amazing, and I think strong AI will combine with CRISPR to completely change the world during the second half of this century. (Hopefully for the better but there's no guarantee...)


You are not thinking genetically. No daughters means no offspring means no inheritance means dead end genome. Escapees would not matter.
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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:01 pm UTC

Coyne wrote:
elasto wrote:CRISPR-Cas9 is amazing, and I think strong AI will combine with CRISPR to completely change the world during the second half of this century. (Hopefully for the better but there's no guarantee...)


You are not thinking genetically. No daughters means no offspring means no inheritance means dead end genome. Escapees would not matter.

The point is the sons (who are offspring). Oversupply of sons, who can breed all they like with other-lineage daughters to produce grandsons who can breed all they like with the (proportionally depleted) granddaughters… And so the combined lineages die out with both a bang and a whimper.

(i.e. Escapees matter, until there's nothing but nth-generation escapees, and then you have no non-escapees.)

Surviving lines (with non-male offspring) must necessarily be effectively speciating by not having bred at all with the males-only lines, or developed some weird counter-mutation to make up for the chromasomally X-less (?) nature of the genetic material.


(Jurassic Park was females only. But we already know that female lizards can create males through parthogenesis, so someone definitely failed their biology...)

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Postby Coyne » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:10 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
Coyne wrote:
elasto wrote:CRISPR-Cas9 is amazing, and I think strong AI will combine with CRISPR to completely change the world during the second half of this century. (Hopefully for the better but there's no guarantee...)


You are not thinking genetically. No daughters means no offspring means no inheritance means dead end genome. Escapees would not matter.

The point is the sons (who are offspring). Oversupply of sons, who can breed all they like with other-lineage daughters to produce grandsons who can breed all they like with the (proportionally depleted) granddaughters… And so the combined lineages die out with both a bang and a whimper.

(i.e. Escapees matter, until there's nothing but nth-generation escapees, and then you have no non-escapees.)

Surviving lines (with non-male offspring) must necessarily be effectively speciating by not having bred at all with the males-only lines, or developed some weird counter-mutation to make up for the chromasomally X-less (?) nature of the genetic material.

(Jurassic Park was females only. But we already know that female lizards can create males through parthogenesis, so someone definitely failed their biology...)

Oh. Duh. Me the one not thinking genetically.
In all fairness...

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Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Postby Coyne » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:10 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
Coyne wrote:
elasto wrote:CRISPR-Cas9 is amazing, and I think strong AI will combine with CRISPR to completely change the world during the second half of this century. (Hopefully for the better but there's no guarantee...)


You are not thinking genetically. No daughters means no offspring means no inheritance means dead end genome. Escapees would not matter.

The point is the sons (who are offspring). Oversupply of sons, who can breed all they like with other-lineage daughters to produce grandsons who can breed all they like with the (proportionally depleted) granddaughters… And so the combined lineages die out with both a bang and a whimper.

(i.e. Escapees matter, until there's nothing but nth-generation escapees, and then you have no non-escapees.)

Surviving lines (with non-male offspring) must necessarily be effectively speciating by not having bred at all with the males-only lines, or developed some weird counter-mutation to make up for the chromasomally X-less (?) nature of the genetic material.

(Jurassic Park was females only. But we already know that female lizards can create males through parthogenesis, so someone definitely failed their biology...)

Oh. Duh. Me the one not thinking genetically.
In all fairness...


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