Transcendence

CCR 144: Metamorphosis – Burning Man 2019

When a caterpillar reaches the chrysalis phase of their life cycle, it goes through dramatic physical changes through cell growth and differentiation. This process of turning into a beautiful butterfly is called Metamorphosis. Such was the theme of this years Burning Man. The idea, as promoted by the “burn” community, is that humanity is currently [...]

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FLYBY: Gonz Saw Transcendence

ON THIS FLYBY, Gonz talks about the movie Transcendence starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman.   Transcendence¬†is a film chalked full of philosophical and ethical questions regarding the advent of Artificial Intelligence, nanotech, and mind uploading. These questions are posed throughout the film in the various characters that identify with particular positions in [...]

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