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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2018
     
    We Could Be on The Verge of Creating 'Artificial' Free Will.

    If only we knew exactly what that was.

    https://www.sciencealert.com/is-quantum-theory-the-key-to-building-a-computer-with-free-will
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    Free will is an untestable hypothesis
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    open the pod bay doors Hal....
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    Nope, not a refutation
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    How do you know? Untestable, right?

    (churn that one around for a while...)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2018
     
    I refute to engage in this.
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    Aww. What happened to the usual tag team I have to deal with?
    (yes, I get the intended irony)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2018
     
    I never use an iron.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2018
     
    Trim increases every day.
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    A wrinkle in spacetime?
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    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2018 edited
     
    Could the police replay murder victims' memories after they DIE?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5603921/Your-memories-read-replayed-DIE.html

    Now Hannibal Lecter's brain eating makes sense.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    I've long been anticipating and interested in Magic Leap, and wondering if it can live up to it's demo videos. One of the things they show is virtual objects that are opaque and fully obscure real objects seen through the glasses.

    Yesterday I ran across this little clip that surprised me. I assume that by "projecting black" he means removing light coming from the real world. I can't think of how this can be done with incoherent light and without knowing the exact path distance to the retina.

    Can anyone here think of what he might be hinting at?

    If you don't know already, the Magic Leap display is an augmented reality display with lenses that have some kind of micro-pattern in them, and the image comes in from the side of the lens. The lens refracts the image out to the eye. They do it in such a way as to get different focal distances for objects that are different apparent distances (convergence isn't the only depth cue).
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    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    Thanks Korky.

    This is from wired.

    https://youtu.be/BLkFWq_ipCc
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    For what it's worth, Magic Leap would prefer me to use the term "mixed reality" rather than "augmented reality".
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    Posted By: korkskrewby "projecting black" he means removing light coming from the real world


    Absolutely no way, other than blocking it.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    ... unless it's coherent light and you know the exact path length.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    And it's coherent with the light you intend to interfere it with. Which means in practice thst you generated both.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018
     
    Yes.
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    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018
     
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    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2018
     
    “Prosthetic Memory Systems,” Delivered Via Electrode, Could Be Dope, If You’re Willing To Wait A While.

    https://futurism.com/prosthetic-memory-system-electrode-wait/