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    Thread: Posthuman Norms
Post: RE: Posthuman Norms

Is it probable for most clades of posthumanity to be social creatures?
xsampa General Off-topic Discussion 7 358 06-09-2022, 11:14 PM
    Thread: Posthuman Norms
Post: Posthuman Norms

What behavioral incentives (or social norms, if they are social) will post-human species have?  In some works of science fiction, the distant descendants of humans becoming post-sapient animals, nota...
xsampa General Off-topic Discussion 7 358 06-09-2022, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Let's Talk About...Sex
Post: RE: Let's Talk About...Sex

So a higher form of 'Communion' analogous to the states described as 'union with god' in Abrahamic religions and Bhakti in Hinduism is what S1s experience in attraction? What have social norms surrou...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 61 1,339 05-31-2022, 01:19 PM
    Thread: Alien Holograms
Post: RE: Alien Holograms

The mechobot system is closer to what I am thinking of
xsampa General Setting Discussion 3 70 01-08-2020, 03:56 AM
    Thread: Alien Holograms
Post: Alien Holograms

Is it possible that certain species of aliens, in particular those that are silicon-based, have the ability to create holograms "naturally" somehow?
xsampa General Setting Discussion 3 70 01-04-2020, 03:28 AM
    Thread: Transhumanism: How do we know?
Post: RE: Transhumanism: How do we know?

@Drashner: You wrote:" a) Most notions about what an alien (or future human) civilization might do with its time are built on the notion that a civ must/will grow in material and energy consumption ...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 20 43,872 01-02-2015, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@radtech: No high-tech alternative fuels are currently easily producible or generate as much energy as oil. Here's the problem: Consider the difficulties that would be involved in building the sort of...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-23-2014, 10:44 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@kch49er: Here's (http://teresamcguffey.com/greenwizards.org/index.php) a forum about the 70s tech movement that may be needed in the event of slow collapse.
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-23-2014, 12:40 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-22-2014, 07:56 AM) -- You seem to be operating on the theory that the only possible response to societal stress is for society to fall apart. Historically, that isn't want happen...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-22-2014, 11:13 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@kch49er: Quote: -- If we are past the point that its possibile why is Iceland in the psotion it is in? Early enough investment? Fortunate geography/population density? Or did I miss something? -- M...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-22-2014, 06:17 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@kch49er: I agree that all these technologies are viable in a post-peak-oil universe. However, since oil either has peaked or will do so w/in a decade, as evidenced by this table (http://en.wikipedia....
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-22-2014, 04:24 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@ian: Fracking (http://www.moneynews.com/Markets/trader-energy-shale-Andrew-John-Hall/2014/09/03/id/592391/) may not be worth it. The issue is that to transition from a old energy source to a new one...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-21-2014, 03:36 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

Here's what could have happened had the US decided to transition to 100% renewables in the 70s: Quote: -- The steps necessary to make that transition were discussed during that time in any number of...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-21-2014, 02:36 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

Renewables without Hot Air (http://www.withouthotair.com/sewthacontents.shtml) is a book written by the chief advisor to the UK's Department and Climate Change. It analyzes hard numbers about renew...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-20-2014, 08:55 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

stevebowers Wrote: (09-19-2014, 06:22 PM) -- My degree was a long time ago, but it was in environmental science, so I've got a rough idea of the problems, which are many. The most difficult problems ...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-20-2014, 12:09 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: Renewables

Have any of you been electrical engineers or permanant members of any branch of science/engineering dealing with renewables?
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 116,734 09-19-2014, 11:38 AM
    Thread: Early Interstellar Colonies
Post: Renewables

Have any of you been electrical engineers or permanant members of any branch of science/engineering dealing with renewables?
xsampa General Setting Discussion 33 379 09-19-2014, 11:38 AM
    Thread: One Billion opportunity
Post: RE: One Billion opportunity

Can we use the billion, to say, kill all the people we think are deluded, or blow up the world?
xsampa General Off-topic Discussion 4 10,033 09-17-2014, 05:54 AM
    Thread: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm
Post: RE: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm

Here's an issue with any global/continental renewables projects: Quote: -- That difficulty, interestingly enough, was sketched out well in advance in the pages of The Limits to Growth, still the bes...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 45 482 09-16-2014, 11:10 AM
    Thread: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm
Post: RE: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm

stevebowers Wrote: (08-12-2014, 06:08 AM) -- This is a key point. Detractors of photovoltaic power say that storage is an insurmountable problem. With a worldwide grid there would be little need for ...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 45 482 09-15-2014, 11:10 AM