Extropia DaSilva

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Taking today's technological proof-of-principles and theoretically expanding their potentials to imagine Sl-meets-The-Matrix is my bag, baby!

Fake Avatars and the Duplicates Paradox: An Essay by Extropia DaSilva

In ‘A Tale Of Two Avatars’, Wagner James Au reports on the discovery that there are two ‘Hamlet Aus’ on the social networking site ‘Avatars United’. Like many things to do with life on the screen, a superficial consideration of this discovery leads to a clear-cut and simple conclusion: There […]

Digital People and Anonymous Avatars by Extropia DaSilva

This time, we get a short essay from Extropia DaSilva… but one that is quite close to my heart 🙂 Enjoy! — Gwyn “Trussssst in me/ Jusssst in me”- Ka from Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’. When H+ Magazine published Stephen Cobb’s article ‘Real Discrimination Against Digital People’, someone wrote the following […]

It’s Alive: The Theory and Consequences of Technological Evolution by Extropia DaSilva

Four years after Darwin published ‘On The Origin Of Species’, Samuel Butler was calling for a theory of evolution for machines. Most attempts at such a theory have tried to frame it in terms of the steady accumulation of changes, recognisable as Darwinian. But natural selection has certain limitations. For […]

Google and The Red Queen – An Essay By Extropia DaSilva

No, it’s not about Google Wave — but you still might find it entertaining reading! — Gwyn “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place” – Lewis Carrol. INTRODUCTION This essay, which is all about the evolution of search engines, […]