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I was blessed enough to get a B.S. in neuro but realized tech is so necessary to realize ideas like exoskeletons for the disabled or even cybernetic nanomedicines that require general-purpose intelligence for instance.

I'm p much interested in anything that I can't understand without a couple textbooks or several long-winded blogposts.

Also, no filter. Sorry. I make it a point to keep it disciplined though. For my own sake.

I apologize for my comment made concerning the utility of the Fediverse. I need to be patient with this network just as I was with Twitter, in hopes of cultivating an interesting, useful community of diverse-minded individuals.

Forgive me!

Very little utility on this Mastodon platform. Mastodon, why should I stay here?

Have any system besides anesthetized human patients and Sophia the Robot had their Tononi phi measured?

Who ARE you?
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One of the great fundamental mysteries challenging philosophers, neuroscientists and contemplatives is the question of what makes us experience consciousness. What makes each of us have the experience of being me.

#philosophy #consciousness #meditation #idealism

How do you solve a 'Duplicate or Mock file' error on Android after having moved a file up the directory?

Your weekly tips for a healthy life: Do some sport this weekend, have some laughs with your IRL friends, and take some time for doing nothing but staring at the sky and spend some minutes with yourself.

Not even DALL-E 37 could make car art for my itasha in JUST the way I would like a human commissioner to do it for me.

I'll give this: maybe there will be a future device that can 'print' my HD imagination onto a document for use by a car art designer.

But even in that world, human artists would get an edge. New breeds of artists would emerge who don't possess the ability to draw.

Thinking will become a business, science, and an art.

BUT THEN THERE'S THE ACCESS ISSUE...

I have a novel (novella?) in the works. It's a series of short stories within the same universe, starting in alternate 2024 in a neuroscience class.

There's romance in some stories, but most stories are coated in world-building (massive 3D printers to replace cranes, utility fog meatloaf from swine with questionable levels of consciousness, an orphanage for superintelligent children).

The goal is to write about what a fantastical concept-clad 22XX might look like if people like Kurzweil and Goertzel are correct in their predictions/speculations.

If you have any ideas, feel free to reply to this. I pretty much have Story I completed, but there may be a dozen or 2 stories.

ALife is taking off. Like, what even is this ( openreview.net/pdf?id=H5eErMka )?

We have gone beyond creating physics engines. Projects like Lenia (chakazul.github.io/lenia.html ) have smooth-bodied species.

What's next? 'Nervous tissue' proximal to the bilateral symmetry formations?

Not to mention ALife is not only 'soft ALife'. There are roboticists working on artificial muscle ( nature.com/articles/s41598-022 ) AND the field of 'wet ALife'-- the stuff of organoids, primarily.

Though in a recent video presentation I swore I saw circuit boards being made of an array of neurons. Will have to dig that up...

Cross-platform post test: I like cellular automata. A lot.

I was blessed enough to get a B.S. in neuro but realized tech is so necessary to realize ideas like exoskeletons for the disabled or even cybernetic nanomedicines that require general-purpose intelligence for instance.

I'm p much interested in anything that I can't understand without a couple textbooks or several long-winded blogposts.

Also, no filter. Sorry. I make it a point to keep it disciplined though. For my own sake.

I did my junior thesis on motor imagery and now that all this stuff is taking off I want to be a part of it really badly.

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