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1432 No. 1432 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which field of science do you think is most suited for bringing us closer to our waifu? Robotics? Virtual reality? When and where do you think the 3D world will be brought closer to the 2D world? How much progress have we made already?
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Psychopharmacology/ drug discovery chemistry-
A drug that triggers feelings of being loved would be interesting. Maybe a drug that has a phenylethylamine or tryptamine structure but binds to mu-opioid receptors, sort of like 7-hydroxymitragynine? Of course, that would just be a lovey-dovey euphoria, it wouldn't really have anything to do with your waifu, not to mention the fact that, as with anything that binds to the mu-opioid receptors, it would be addictive.

Oneirology- training yourself to control your dreams (lucid dreaming) is a way to become much closer to your waifu, and it can be attained with today's level of technological development. The down side to this option is that it takes hard work, discipline, and determination if you aren't a natural at it. There are several herbs, supplements, and gadgets that can greatly boost your chances of realizing you're dreaming/becoming lucid.

Augmented reality contact lenses- Research is currently underway involving placing LEDs in contact lenses with the end goal of contact lenses that can create a layer of augmented reality over physical reality. It will be several years before consumers see anything like this (currently, all that exists is a proof of concept that can only display one pixel), but with them, you could potentially have an augmented reality version of your waifu.

>>1436
Artificial intelligences that are advanced enough to function as a partner would likely have rights, which could potentially mean a relationship with them would be similar to a relationship with a human. That's just conjecture, though; I'm hoping for the personal companionship humanoid robots scenario myself.

>>1434
I wouldn't necessarily say that. Every year, a vast amount of knowledge is gained about medical science and human longevity. Without taking into account unfortunate accidents, and provided you don't routinely poison yourself with junk food, fast food, MSG, aspartame, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, etc... we could potentially live a
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I'd think religion would be the most realistic route to it. Most people I've talked to treat their waifu as an imaginary person who they can talk to as a real person, this isn't too far from how religious people see god. Prehaps through prayer and meditation (or something like it) you can get even closer to your waifu.
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If there was a waifu simulator (utilizing robotics or VR or both), what features would you expect? I guess something like this:
* response to your sight, words and touch
* paying attention to your presence and actions
* having an attractive appearance and/or personality
Feel free to amend, detail or debate.
>> No. 1490 [Edit]
>>1487
Needs to have a highly advanced AI. What if this was done similar to Siri? The "brain" would not be stored locally (for the most part) but would connect to a data center of servers containing petabytes of data collected and organised to allow the robotic entity to be able to respond, talk, and act like a human? And to keep every personality separate something like setting up your Firefox Sync could be done: encrypted and accessible only by the owner.

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So do you guys believe in conspiracy theories? That some organization is pulling global strings? I think there's some credit to the New World Order, but to completely believe something that has been a plot point in so many shows seems crazy. It's interesting nonetheless. What's some of the more believable or interesting conspiracy theories you guys have heard of?
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>> No. 1446 [Edit]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMBOB4Gg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Not a conspiracy, but I can't think where else to put this documentary. Everyone should give it a look.
>> No. 1447 [Edit]
>>1446
Is the point of this documentary that "wealth creation" is a fake idea and western countries practice economic slavery? I knew all that. The next election is completely meaningless, the country and the entire world is fucked.
>> No. 1448 [Edit]
>>1447
Not everyone knows it though.
>> No. 1450 [Edit]
>>1365
Just started this video, but honestly, fractional reserve banking isn't the problem. It's been around for over two thousand years. While the wealth it "creates" isn't tangible, it is an expression of trust and agreement between the parties conducting their business, so the idea behind it is real. Same with money; people know it's just an expression of trust. Lots of Ron Paul supporters and other people swear by the gold standard, but it's not like gold has a whole lot of intrinsic value either, it just happens to be something human society agreed to put a lot of value on. Anyway, if society simply went off what we could actually make or use, it would not have advanced technologically nearly as it has.

No, the real problem is with unethical loaners, speculators and all the bullshit financial instruments that have been devised in the recent past. The financial sector is just too bloated, and the SEC doesn't do a thing to regulate it (i.e. the fucking reason it exists.) Something needs to be done about that.

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1149 No. 1149 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How many of you guys like to read about Mythology/Folk Tales/Religions and all that stuff?

ITT: General Mythology/Folk Tales/Religions thread. Discuss your favorite figures, myths, aspects of a religion, etc.

Pic related, the King of Kings.
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>> No. 1162 [Edit]
>>1161
Eh in Fate/Zero Bluebeard is one of Rais' aliases. Historically Bluebeard as a character was took some inspiration from Rais.
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I love figures that have to deal with the snow or ice. I love Winter too so maybe I just love cold stuff.

Image related, a Yuki Onna.
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>>1189
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>>1190
And the last one I'll dump so I can save them later when I get on my computer

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1168 No. 1168 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I want to open some touhou sheet music, but its in .sdf file format. The program コアプレーヤーFX opens these files, and you can download a trial version of 6.0 on the producer's website. However, version 6.0 only opens .sdx files, not .sdf (maybe you need to pay or something). Aparently only version 4.0 can read those files. Can someone who knows Japanese help me find a download for コアプレーヤーFX 4.0?
>> No. 1185 [Edit]
Don't worry I found it.

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760 No. 760 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let's post some academic podcasts in this thread. History, law, science, economics - any subject you want. These are great for listening to when you're bored and want to learn something new, but you're not able or willing to read for whatever reason.

http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/ - This guy is pulling old sources together to tell a narrative of Rome from its founding to the end of the western Roman Empire. I like his style, he throws some dry humor in that makes it nice to listen to. Reminds me of one of my old history teachers actually, and that's a compliment.

http://12byzantinerulers.com/ - This one is pretty dry, but it's well-researched and done by a published author, and I listened to it when I realized I barely knew anything about the Byzantine Empire. If you're a big history fag like me, you might like it.

http://www.astronomycast.com/ - A nice astronomy podcast covering all kinds of areas like the history of astronomy, space programs, the lives of planets, stars and galaxies, etc. It doesn't dumb things down, but it's also understandable to someone who doesn't understand all the math or technical stuff - like me. So I recommend it if you're interested in that stuff.
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>>860
...I can't really argue against that.
>> No. 866 [Edit]
>>796
Finally finished all the free HH podcasts. It's rekindled my love of history again. Time to find some more podcasts.
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http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=john%2Belder%2Brobison%2Bbig%2Bideas&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Ftv%2Fbigideas%2Fs
tories%2F2011%2F09%2F26%2F3325779.htm&ei=R9KkTs6jHbGQiAel7bHkAg&usg=AFQjCNGjgsATYHR3HjyNqWqGvTNAQDU4Rg&sig2=g24fdddJ0J1vztfXiQbxvg

An interesting and helpful thingy about Aspergers syndrome by John Elder Robison.
>> No. 1159 [Edit]
Any good political podcasts? Dan Carlin's Common Sense is good, but I want to find some more perspectives.

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152 No. 152 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I have an idea to bring more life into /mt/.

Let's have a thread about Light Novels.

To get a start I uploaded both "Digital Devil Story" books to /ddl/. Maybe we can share with each other nice Light Novels and talk about them.
>> No. 154 [Edit]
Thanks, I've always liked Shin Megami Tensei and I was wanting to read this stuff.
>> No. 1155 [Edit]
I might read them, though I've been warned in the past that the MT LN's suck pretty badly.

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1148 No. 1148 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
http://projecteuler.net/

Very nice site if you are bored and have some sort mathematical and programmng skill. Myself I am not really good programmer but this site helps me to learn. I've solved only 6 problems so far and I feel my programming skill is holding me back a bit.

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>> No. 1147 [Edit]
I can almost hear the "opening" music for Ghost in the Shell when looking at that picture.

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>All that we can see clearly, is how language works in the games we play.

I just recently found this couple videos. I'm positive that, since Wittgenstein constitutes one of my very own main references, certain things said in here can work as a way better put exposition of some of the ideas I've painfully tried to share on /mai/ (althought not being entirely equivalent), concerning the problems around the subjectiveness (and thus ultimate falsehood, in the world) of anyone's concept of anything; in particular: of a character when becoming anyone's waifu, or even of any kind of "beloved" entity as the subject of -such an artificial thing that is- love.

To put it simply: a waifu or any beloved entity, just like (a) God, is so immersed in art that it only exists in the measure that it changes your own life, so they can't be but (metaphysical, conceptual and) personal; in their most powerful and authentic ways, love and faith do are extremely similar and work quite analogically, so the boundaries of one can tell us a lot about those of the other (for good or bad).

I sincerely hope some of you will finally be able/willing to confront this ideas and thus put your own into a wider perspective, as 2D lovers. I mean: no matter what way your own conclusions head towards, I hope that you'll be somehow enriched by merely coming to know something that I personally still find fascinating and very related with what we all on /mai/ seem to do everyday, intentionally or not, but hopefully more consciously (and thus more freely) than before.

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>> No. 1041 [Edit]
>>1040
"Bulma" is a concept. (For the sake of argument, let's ignore she's fictional.) Concepts are like boxes or shelves we attempt to organize our experience with, and they have no independent existence.
So whether the result "is" Bulma, depends mostly on what you mean by "Bulma", which is a really tricky question, since the word means something slightly different with every utterance.
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>>1041
Son, I'm proud.
>> No. 1124 [Edit]
>>1048
Was that meant ironically?
Do Peirce's views match or contradict mine?
>> No. 1126 [Edit]
>>1124
Lol, relax: it was honest. Peirce's pragmaticism (yes: not -mere- pragmatism; he made the term ugly for others not to steal it that easily) stablishes the impossibility of properly translating the meaning of any given sign from one private language to another, beyond the purposes (pragmatic dimension) those two languages may share in common... That is: in order to say anything about Bulma, we must first find a common functional definition of what "Bulma" shall mean in this case, and for what purposes.

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1089 No. 1089 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
T.o.h.n.o - chan
True
Otaku
Hikikomori
Neet
Organization
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N.E.E.T

Not in
Education
Employment, or
Training

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>> No. 1100 [Edit]
You learn more from being NEET than you do paying yourself into debt so someone to test you on useless shit you will forget about anyways.
>> No. 1101 [Edit]
>>1100
Well that depends on a lot of things, doesn't it.
>> No. 1102 [Edit]
>>1100
>1101
>> No. 1103 [Edit]
>>1100
What, that's not true, there are some things I don't have the willpower to learn on my own in a reasonable time span, most things I learn on my own are rather superficial coverings of their topics.

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This is cool
>> No. 1092 [Edit]
I want it
>> No. 1096 [Edit]
...You know what this means??

Monoraaaail!!!
Monoraaaail!!!
MONORAAAIL!!!
♪♫

>> No. 1111 [Edit]
>>1096
Mono...

DOH!

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