Cyborgs Move Among Us

They’re on the weird side, but with a fascinating notion: their “art lies in the creation of their own senses.”

neil harbisson

This is Neil Harbisson. That thing on his head is an antennae he had planted IN HIS SKULL.

The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites.

moon ribas

This is Moon Ribas (way to go, mom and dad).  She has connected her elbows to global seismic sensors.  She is developing a “motion sense” for planetary movement.

She gives performances, Waiting for Earthquakes, where she stands, waiting for earthquakes. If there is no earthquake she just stands.

It’s hard to describe this without snark because WTF. BUT… amazing. And bold.

And there are civil rights issues. Apparently people see them and freak the fuck out. WHICH IS BIGOTRY and they’re fighting it.

Hopefully they don’t aspire to Star Trek villainy.

To advance the cause of cyborgery Moon and Neil have a Cyborg Foundation.

Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson website site web


The Universe Has No Beginning

Physicists have proposed a correction to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (obviously, a bad ass move).

You read this so often it’s become cliche but just so we’re on the same page the age of the universe is:

age of universe equation.

For various reasons Ahmed Farag Alia and Saurya Dasc quantum corrected the equation, presenting this as the age of the universe:

corrected age of universe

Do the math. The universe has no beginning. Big Bang = conspiracy theory.

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) -The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark …

Cosmology from quantum potential

It was shown recently that replacing classical geodesics with quantal (Bohmian) trajectories gives rise to a quantum corrected Raychaudhuri equation (QRE).


Tom Cosm Stretches The LIGO Waveform To 60 Minutes

Colliding black holes creating a spacetime hurricane.

And it’s beautiful. Possibly tinged with holy.

LIGO Black Holes Colliding Waveform Stretched to 60 Minutes by TomCosm

When I heard the news this morning that they managed to record the sound of the gravity produced when two black holes collide, I had to stretch out the sound to 60 minutes for my own personal curiosity. The results were eerily awesome so I decided to share.


When Encryption Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Are Encrypted.

encryption

Which for a moment makes a kind of sense until you think for half a second. Then it’s obviously stupid the way insuring privacy can be violated is obviously stupid.

What makes more sense is, “when encryption is outlawed, only outlaws have encryption.”

There is always the panicked rush to give terrorists the victory of Americans voluntarily giving up basic rights. In this case the right to privacy.

That we voluntarily give the technomedia companies our data does not mean we should enable doing so involuntarily. If a government backdoor is created, a backdoor will have been created, and it will be exploited.

And it’s hardly unimaginable that there would be  encrypt enabled devices to fill that glaring market hole.

Game chats are not encrypted. SMS is not encrypted. Both have been used to coordinate terrorist plots. Experience says terrorist activity doesn’t require encryption.

We’re looking to machines to solve the problem. The answer is people. Fire the bloated useful Homeland Security and intelligence mega-community that’s been over built. Put those resources instead into people who know what’s happening on these networks because they’re participants.

Thank you Tim Cook for being a leader on the issue. Also thanks for fixing my Mac for free because you used crap solder to keep the GPU in place.