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  1. Bio-scanners don't seem a fraction as significant in the advancement of human economies the way cryptocurrencies do, but maybe that's because they aren't. I also think that as 3d printers start to rise, the more finessed ones will allow you to print finger-pad textures, making it very easy to trick these kinds of biometric sensors.
  2. Been a while, I hope my return doesn't scare too many people. After finding that there was only one active Logic group on facebook and that it mainly dealt with normal philosophy and less with Logic, I made my own group for Formal Logic in which argumentation can be broken down into symbolic representation and thrown into truth tables to prove validity of arguments. So far we haven't actually done much of the symbolic form as most of the 30-sih people in the group are new to Formal Logic and me and the other two admins are going through the normal conversational form with them first. This
  3. I got a belated april fools on this forum. Someone bumped a year-old thread on april 2nd where the conversation was pretty much done and delt with. I mean, I think it was supposed to be a joke, maybe they're just really late to respond.
  4. "something like that could never be attained down here in the real world." Naw. If there are 72 virgins on the planet, then they are not outside obtainment.
  5. This ^ Everyone talks about transfering your consciousness into a machine, but they ignore what is it to be a "mind". Robert Nozick has a book called Philosophic Explanations where he goes over a very important schema called the Closest Continuer. The closest continuer goes back to the ancient philosophers; they argued that if you had a small wooden boat that you took out onto a lake everyday, and noticed that there was a squeaky board everyday, and replaced a single board everyday until every board on the boat was replaced, you still have the same original boat. The problem arises when you ta
  6. Ethics is only half (50%) logical argumentation; to say it is "right" or "wrong" to do something is to say it is logical or illogical, as ethics is logic based and morality is belief based. The other half most people ignore is the implication an action has on liberty. When people are asking if it is right or wrong to do something, they are asking about the other players in the game. If it effects the other players, even in a positive way, it's still unethical to commit that action because you are infringing on their liberty. There has to be mutual agreement between the players in order to sto
  7. How do you know it cannot be tested? That's one of the questions that's been presented here (not by me, but it's still a good question). Also, what good would it do us? Besides radically changing or eliminating every current world religion, I don't know. Besides changing the way we approach contacting extraterrestrials, the way we view and study for parallel universes or the multiverse, or the way treat our own potential universe simulations... I mean it does us a lot of good to know if we're being simulated. Maybe the only thing stopping our puppet master from tearing down the curtains is a s
  8. It's all based on the unit circle and common multiples of the 45 degree angle. It's all trig. The math side of it is just what gives it constants, but it's not super important. Really I was looking at it to bridge aesthetic languages with a common a priori language. I have a friend that does professional beatboxing and we're working on getting 26 base sounds that can be beatboxed to represent the English alphabet. If we can get that to work, then we'll have an a priori language with universal musical sounds to represent the utterances of the characters (which hasn't been done for an a priori o
  9. But no reference is needed. Forget about the scientists, can we just discuss the philosophical idea, since this is a philosophy board? If you need a reference, The Matrix. Or how about Ghost In The Shell? There's been plenty of scifi based on simulated realities, take your pick for what prompted this, it doesn't matter.
  10. Still won't work lol so here- <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /> <title>Lemme Break It Down</title> <style type="text/css"> <!-- body { background-color: #151515; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; } body,td,th { font-family: "lucida console"; font-size: 12px; color: #f2b665; } a:link { color: #f2b665; text-decoration: none; } a:visited { color: #f2b665; text-decoration: none; } a:hover { color: #808080; text-decoration: non
  11. It doesn't. I can hit browse and select the .html file I want to attach, but the "Attach This File" button doesn't run any scripts so when I click it, it does nothing. I get no response at all from the Attach This File button. I know it is not the size of the file because I have 460.38 KB left over in my upload allowance on this site and the .html file is only 10.3 KB...
  12. Yes, here is my bitcoin address - 1BHxq8bwifRdkfcfJu5ysxq7zZMbxs2MhX Send me as much money, I mean kisses, as you want lol. Okay, the way bitcoin works is everyone who is mining is working to solve the next hash value for the next block in the block-chain. Whoever guesses the hash first gets awarded with 25-ish bitcoins. Every miner on the entire network is working for this one hash value so only one miner (or pool) gets it every ten minutes. Keep in mind there is more computing power on the bitcoin network now than anything else on the planet. The bitcoin network has far surpassed google's
  13. Really I used "you" plural, as in any and all readers or persons being addressed. As in, "you people". lol. Science forum, but philosophy board. I am not making technical arguments, I am making philosophical ones. Shots fired. The only thing they teach you until college is MLA and that Jane chick's system, both of which are identical minus source formatting. If I followed those conventions, I wouldn't be able to ever write more that five paragraphs, or three main arguments. And in college, the formats for "conventional" writing are also identical except they allow up to nine paragraphs a
  14. I think many second-world countries are incredibly upset. I think revolution and war are side effects of poor economic management, large wars, global wars. Take for example Ukraine, whose people have effectively won their revolution. Russia's military is now being sent to Ukraine to put their old government back in charge (to which Obama said military action would be met with military action), giving a very ominous WWIII feel, or at least a second cold war. A lot of countries, instead of redoing their economics, throw out their old leaders in hopes the new leaders majored in economics. It d
  15. What you said, about a simulation in which I would have no control over my actions, is by definition deterministic. No reference is needed because that is the semantic definition of the term and your argument. In my original post, nowhere does it describe a scenario in which the simulation would be deterministic, unless you have a mathematical definition of "simulation", but since this is philosophy and not mathematics, it doesn't make sense to use a non-philosophical definition of that word. I would go even further to say that because this is philosophy, no reference to any outside sources ar
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