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Transcendence

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Transcendence for Realists

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Lawrence Rifkin

A rush of powerful, transforming emotion. A love that overwhelms. A bolt of altered perspective. An encounter with pure beauty. A profound realization of significance--or insignificance.

Transcending the Game: The Human Side of Sport

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.13.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

The outcome of the game was clearly not what he was hoping for, but his commanding presence on the field - Nick doing what he always does - could not have been a more appropriate way for him to honor his courageous sister's life.

First Nighter: New Dance Craze "Flexn" Fills Park Avenue Armory

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Would the 21 dancers of Flexn, directed by Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and Peter Sellars, object to their movement styles being described as break-dancing hiked to another level?

Thinking the Unthinkable

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves.

Searching for Transcendence: A Report

Greg Cootsona | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

For my money, I don't think the desire for transcendence is going away. But I do wonder if students will bet their lives that the answer for this search lies beyond our world.

Why AI?

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

I have come to believe that the reason is that AI engages some of our deepest existential hopes and fears and forces us to look at ourselves in novel, unsettling ways. Even though the ways in which we are forced to face our humanity are new, the issues and questions are old.

10 Resolutions for Growth and Compassionate Living for 2015

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Change requires hard work. Too often, in our endeavor for change, we bite off more than we can chew. We over commit and think that transformation has to be immediate and this is the mistake that will lead to disappointment.

The Year's Biggest Box Office Turkeys

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

Box office figures have been down this year to such an extent that even the hits are considered a disappointment. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part...

Manifest and Hidden: Embracing the One

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Jewish wisdom reminds us that knowledge is not significant if it doesn't engage, mobilize, and connect. Disinterested information doesn't constitute wisdom until it can inspire awe, deepen comprehension, and inspire transformation.

Daily Meditation: Transcendence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Pain: A Gateway to Transcendence

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Mario Tenaglia

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon According to Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Theogony aroun...

Creating Transcendent Moments

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The mystery that is life surrounds us. As we go about taking care of our responsibilities throughout the day, we can choose to take a few moments to be with what is greater than ourselves and revel in it.

Everyday Transcendence: A New Way to Define and Experience The Light (Or, Get Your Spirit On)

Emily Ballard | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Emily Ballard

Many of us are having spiritual, holy moments all the time. They're all around us. They are us. It's the way we notice the sunlight on the river. Or how the smell of our spouse shifts time for one swift moment while we're hovering over the stove.

Lucy, I Heart Huckabees, Her, Transcendence and Being John Malkovich...

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 10.04.2014 | Comedy
J.J. Colagrande

So basically now I'm thinking we're everywhere and nowhere; we're all the same; there is no such thing as time, or at least it's very slippery; today is tomorrow; I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together; AND, to top it all off, we can all live forever.

Amazon's Big Dispute With Warner Bros Is Nearly Over

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has resumed preorders of movie discs from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros Studio as the companies are close to resolving a pr...

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

Johnny Depp Among the Nanobots: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Transcendence

Dan Persons | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The film, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the promises of its premise, but the notion of what happens to humanity as it begins to intersect more and more with technology is so potent that I feel an examination of what director Wally Pfister did right and wrong in exploring the concept is still worthwhile.

Transcendence: An AI Researcher Enjoys Watching His Own Execution

Stuart Russell | Posted 06.29.2014 | Science
Stuart Russell

So, how seriously should we take the movie's premise -- that superhuman AI is a potential threat to humanity? And how plausible, from a scientific viewpoint, is the sequence of events leading to Caster's mind being reconstituted, in vastly magnified form, inside a quantum computer?

The MovieFilm Podcast: Star Wars, Transcendence, and John Turturro on Fading Gigolo

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It was 15 years ago next month that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released. The MovieFilm guys have decided to look back at the worldwide phenomenon that led up to and followed the first Star Wars film to be released after the instantly iconic original trilogy.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Transcendence

Dan Persons | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's some kind of irony that the experience of watching a film called Transcendence is far from transcendent. Not that director Wally Pfister doesn't try.

'Captain America' Eclipses 'Transcendence'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating o...

Transcending Complacency On Superintelligent Machines

Stephen Hawking | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science
Stephen Hawking

As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake ever.

WATCH: 'Transcendence' Director Separates A.I. Fact From A.I. Fiction

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.18.2014 | Science

In director Wally Pfister's new film, "Transcendence," Johnny Depp stars as an artificial intelligence (A.I.) researcher who is exploring the idea of ...

Week in Film: Transcendence, Fading Gigolo

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are so many potentially interesting elements swirling around Wally Pfister's Transcendence - something old, new, borrowed and blue - that the...