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Offlinefreddurgan
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Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum..
    #3749458 - 02/08/05 03:40 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Lol, all I ever see are computer posts. I posted once about the technological singularity (aka the PINNACLE of science and technology) and I got like 3 replies from one appreciated person. Arent there any other things people are interested in?

String Theory?
Any sort of Transhumanism?
Nanotech?

Anything?


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750120 - 02/08/05 09:47 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Yea, I like to read all about that kind of stuff, only theories though.  Whenever I start looking at all the calculus I have to stop...  Nanotechnology, monotomic elements, zero point energy, gravity/inertia manipulation, it all intrigues me.

I thought the same thing about this forum when I first joined, figured I'd check it out, was very dissapointed :frown:  Why would anyone want to talk about their computers?  I don't get it, unless they are asking a question about it.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750468 - 02/08/05 12:09 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm moving up to "the level above human" when the next comet comes through. :thumbup:


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750471 - 02/08/05 12:10 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I made a recent thread about a Stephen Hawking book, but got only one reply.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750494 - 02/08/05 12:16 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

What interests you about Transhumanism?

I plan on being one of the first to jack-in, and eventually upload, when the times comes!


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750516 - 02/08/05 12:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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freddurgan said:
String Theory?
Any sort of Transhumanism?
Nanotech?

Anything?




No offense, but what do you bring to the table when discussing these topics? I'm interested in them and so are many others here, but when a thread is posted about them which doesn't ask anything or provoke any discussion, what are we supposed to do? I'm not enough of a post whore to just say "cool."


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: MarioNett]
    #3750708 - 02/08/05 01:26 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Well I'd like to hear if other people are intersted before I type out a post. I wasn't trying to start a fire here, just wanted to know.

I was recently reading about this thing called "The Hedonistic Imperative" http://www.hedweb.com/hedethic/tabconhi.htm which is sort of like a transhumanistic utopian idea, but I'm not sure if it's silly, or awe inspiring. The idea that we reprogram humans in order to make them constantly happy, or have the ability to just indulge in modern superdrugs (MDMA) without consequence just seems..I dunno, misguided. I can see where they are coming from, because if human mental and physical suffering just ENDED, then alot of human imperative desires would go away. But what would we have left? What would humanity do?

And yeah man, to the guy that said "whenever I look at all the Calculus I have to stop", I feel you to the point of crying. I'm at Georgia Tech right now and my dreams are this close to being stepped on by Calculus.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750737 - 02/08/05 01:33 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Calculus rocks.  :thumbup:  It helped me with all other aspects of mathematics. :smile:

I'm into science and technology.  I want to become a jacked-in techno-ninja, possibly...  Sort of a cross between a decker and a samurai from the shadowrun universe.  :thumbup:


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750751 - 02/08/05 01:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Ever read Brave New World?  It says that having humans genetically modified to do work based upon what they are bred to do and intelligent enough to do (which is predetermined), and everyone fucking and doing drugs will lead to social utopia.  Same idea, but there is also a story developed in which an outsider questions the society and is allowed to live in it to see it.  It's a pretty damn good book, it was the only book that I got an A in for my Honors English class in 12th grade.  The writer Aldous Huxley also was quoted as saying he wanted to die on acid, according to my teacher :wink:


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: biglo]
    #3750791 - 02/08/05 01:52 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Haha, wasn't Aldous Huxley the guy that started spreading acid around before it basically exploded? He was like the godfather of acid I think?

But yeah, I dunno. Somehow your summary of BNW didn't seem too bad. Nobody would be unhappy. We'd probably get more done because we're bred to do what we do and we wouldn't have anything to bitch about. But that's pretty much a hideous violation of mankind, ala the Matrix. So I guess it would only appeal to people like me who still have their heads wrapped around the E they took 3 days ago.

And yeah man, I'll bet Calculus rocks. Just seeing the word Calculus makes me nauseus almost. I've really let it get out of hand. 4th semester and I'm in Calc II, heading for a 5th semester. I've let my life go to shit =(


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3750800 - 02/08/05 01:56 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

It actually seems to get *easier* after Calc II. Calc II is supposed to be one of the most challenging math classes.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: delta9]
    #3750931 - 02/08/05 02:32 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I think Series are the most complicated thing I've ever had to do. That and truely understanding limits. Infinity is just too big to grasp sometimes.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3752096 - 02/08/05 07:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

freddurgan said:
Lol, all I ever see are computer posts. I posted once about the technological singularity (aka the PINNACLE of science and technology) and I got like 3 replies from one appreciated person. Arent there any other things people are interested in?

String Theory?
Any sort of Transhumanism?
Nanotech?

Anything?




I am in biomaterial engineering and biocompatable material synthesis. I guess that falls into the nanotech category and maybe transhumanism...but I am WAY into it and i just don't think my discussions would go very far here.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3752540 - 02/08/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I think the big reason for no one talkin about that here is stuff like that get discussed much more in S&P. It might not be the right place for it sometimes but people sure talk a lot there.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3752654 - 02/08/05 09:58 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The most interesting posts I've seen in this forum had to do with physics or calculus help and comparing different people's methods of solving.

The problem with trying to discuss advanced scientific theories in this forum is that only a small percentage of Shoomery members are actually interested in Science and Technology issues enough to come here and post, etc. And when you consider there's a relatively small number of people, who's studies are extremely varied, it is hard to continue an advanced discussion with only one or two other people who are into the same things as you. And if it's a basic concept, well then anybody can speak there mind and it doesn't really get anywhere. Or if the discussion is advanced, and it's someone's specialty, they can basically end the discussion.

For example, I'm very interested in nuclear energy and physics, and I also like chemistry, even though my understanding of Chem is mediocre. But there are chemists in these forums who would put any discussion to rest, and I'll go out on a limb and say that most people aren't really interested in nuclear energy, even if they're into science/technology.

Maybe we should just start a math or physics problem of the week for this forum. :smile: jk

Maybe one way to encourage activity in this forum (besides all the computer garbage :smile:) would be to post interesting science and technology articles about recent breakthroughs and their implications of something. Something where everyone doesn't necessarily be concerned with the same topics or have the same level of understanding. I noticed that people would post articles or interesting scientific things like this in S&P, but it would just end up as an S&P type debate, not really covering the original post.


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3753787 - 02/09/05 01:08 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

biology is my favourite thing on earth.  i woudl also like to talk about photography here.  i dont post here cause its all techy stuff.  much liek i dont post much in health forum about hiking cause its all sick people.

way it goes :frown:


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Re: Isn't anyone else interested in SCIENCE or TECHNOLOGY? Just call this the computer forum.. [Re: freddurgan]
    #3754062 - 02/09/05 02:01 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

ok. start your own threads.


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