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Virtuous Retail creates magnificent Kandeel art to launch ‘Dilwaali Diwali’

Posted: October 30, 2013 at 8:43 am

As a testament of Virtuous Retails commitment to public art and celebration, VR Surat, Gujarats only communitycentric world class lifestyle destination, today unveiled the countrys largest Kandeel art piece - Irony in Balance, which is installed at theRunway. The concept, which is inspired by the kinetic work of the legendary artiste Alexander Calder, comprises more than 200 specially-customised lanterns of varying sizes with striking Ikat prints balanced in an asymmetrical pattern and the entire installation moving in arotational manner.

Commenting on the installation, Anupam Yog, Director, Marketing, Virtuous Retail, said, Public art can not only enhance and transform a spacebut can also bring people together to fulfill a social and educational purpose. At Virtuous Retail, its a tradition to celebrate festivities in style. We are committed to using public art to engage, sensitise, and bring a community together to celebrate festivals differently.

'Irony in Balance' has been created by Virtuous Retail in collaboration with Transhuman Collective and a team of over82 student artistes from Veer NarmadSouth Gujarat University, School of Architecture and Fine Arts, Suratand Faculty of Fine Arts Maharaja Sayaji Rao University,Baroda. They collectively put in over 200 hours in making 200 handmade Kandeels for this project while a team of50including artistes, student artistes, technicians and labourers were involved in creating the installation at The Runway.

This festive season, VR Surat launches the Dilwaali Diwali campaign to encourage Surtis to shop from their heart (giving equal importance toDil) while taking advantage of the attractive deals being offered by the premium lifestyle brands at the Community Center. Part of the proceeds will be given away by VR Surat to the identified charities that support underprivileged children and education-related causes.

Packed with unique outdoor and indoor experiences, VR Surat is anchored by Zara, Marks & Spencer, Shoppers Stop, Westside and INOX, and will openin 3 phases. VR Surat's Phase I and Phase II opening saw the launch of over 100 brands, many of which have debuted in Surat and Gujarat.

Alongside its Phase-II retail launch during the festive season, VR Surat with its retail partners showcases the best of Indian and international premium brands such as Zara (to launch in November), Marks & Spencer (to launch in October), Zodiac, Peter England, Clarks, Helios, SVM Bowling &Gaming, Being Human, MAC, Sisley, Monte Carlo, Jade Blue, Ethos, Clinique, Nautica, GANT, BIBA, Pizza Hut, Subway, McDonalds, Punjab Street, andWok on Fire, among others.

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Encephalon – The Transhuman Condition – Video

Posted: October 28, 2013 at 10:41 am


Encephalon - The Transhuman Condition
The title track on The Transhuman Condition.

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transhuman demo preview – Video

Posted: October 17, 2013 at 11:42 am


transhuman demo preview
One of 3 tracks in the working for the next EP from Cornwall based progressive djentleman Transhuman.

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Transhuman EP 3 pre production – Video

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Transhuman EP 3 pre production
Adam jamming a few pre production riff ideas for new material (May or May not be used)

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Vladimir Putin against the new Carthaginian civilization

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My high charms work,

And these mine enemies are all knit up

in their distractions.

The Tempest

By Nicolas Bonnal

Vladimir Putin recently spoke of the Euro-Atlantic forces that want to push the Christian roots out of Europe and the West. I thought his expression had an almost esoteric dimension. First there is the Heartland, the Christian Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals - and beyond - as de Gaulle said. A land rich in traditions, proud of its high and ancient civilization, which had managed to transform and renew its culture and inheritance for thousands of years.

Then there is the other side: the dark forces of the modern Euro-Atlantic world, devourer of time, and space eater. As Putin said, it is not that this world is purely satanic, it is that it puts on the same level the one who claims his allegiance to Christianity and the one who claims his allegiance to Satanism. That means Mozart and Tolstoy against Lady Gaga in your Android and Tim Burton in a Blue Ray.

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More Transhuman than Human | theVAULTmagazine

Posted: October 16, 2013 at 1:40 am

BY MARY WARREN

Humans have evolved into a state of self-ascribed superiority in comparison to the rest of the animal kingdom, so what is the next rung on the ladder of humanity? Transhumanists believe its to shed the human condition with the help of science and technology.

Transhumanism is a movement aimed at transforming or modifying the human body and mind into something far more advanced. As a species, weve all had transhumanist thoughts at least once, where we imagined the benefits to being smarter, more athletic, or more psychologically stable. With the ideals of personal enhancement in mind, transhumanism seems like a logical and beneficial progression for humanity, but some naysayers warn that transhumanism could be one of the worlds most dangerous ideas.

On the exterior, the motives behind transhumanism appear to be fundamentally for the good, and humanitys desire for transhumanist progression can even be traced as far back as the tale of the quest for the fountain of youth. However, when ethics enters the field all the potential good has to be immediately questioned. Unlike many other movements, transhumanists dont value the preservation of natural systems and instead see the natural as problematic. Another glaring issue with transhumanism would be the division of people. Much like the division of social classes, transhumanism could create an unfair divide between the technologically enhanced and those who remain au naturel.

With a disregard for the natural state of humanity, those who choose (or could afford) to enhance themselves would be at a great advantage over those who chose to maintain their natural traits or simply couldnt afford to rise above the human condition. To draw from the wise words of Spidermans Uncle Ben With great power, comes great responsibility. However, we cant rely on an entire population to be as moral as Spider-man, especially when humans have a tendency to disregard those with a differing ideology.

It would be incredibly likely for the transhumanist class to feel a sense of superiority over their natural counterparts as warned by G. Annas, L. Andrews and R. Isasi in their paper Protecting the Endangered Human: Toward an International Treaty Prohibiting Cloning and Inheritable Alteration:

The new species, or posthuman, will likely view the old normal humans as inferior, even savages, and fit for slavery or slaughter. The normals, on the other hand, may see the post-humans as a threat and if they can, may engage in a pre-emptive strike by killing the post-humans before they themselves are killed or enslaved by them. It is ultimately this predictable potential for genocide that makes species-altering experiments potential weapons of mass destruction, and makes the unaccountable genetic engineer a potential bioterrorist.

Its also been argued that a transhumanist society would be left vulnerable due to a lack of the need for dissent and dissatisfaction. Physician, scientist and intellectual Leon Kass warns what will become of us if we decide to dehumanize ourselves:

The final technical conquest of his own nature would almost certainly leave mankind utterly enfeebled. This form of mastery would be identical with utter dehumanization. Read Huxleys Brave New World, read C. S. Lewiss Abolition of Man, read Nietzsches account of the last man, and then read the newspapers.

Homogenization, mediocrity, pacification, drug-induced contentment, debasement of taste, souls without loves and longingsthese are the inevitable results of making the essence of human nature the last project of technical mastery. In his moment of triumph, Promethean man will become a contented cow.

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More Transhuman than Human | theVAULTmagazine

Posted: October 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

BY MARY WARREN

Humans have evolved into a state of self-ascribed superiority in comparison to the rest of the animal kingdom, so what is the next rung on the ladder of humanity? Transhumanists believe its to shed the human condition with the help of science and technology.

Transhumanism is a movement aimed at transforming or modifying the human body and mind into something far more advanced. As a species, weve all had transhumanist thoughts at least once, where we imagined the benefits to being smarter, more athletic, or more psychologically stable. With the ideals of personal enhancement in mind, transhumanism seems like a logical and beneficial progression for humanity, but some naysayers warn that transhumanism could be one of the worlds most dangerous ideas.

On the exterior, the motives behind transhumanism appear to be fundamentally for the good, and humanitys desire for transhumanist progression can even be traced as far back as the tale of the quest for the fountain of youth. However, when ethics enters the field all the potential good has to be immediately questioned. Unlike many other movements, transhumanists dont value the preservation of natural systems and instead see the natural as problematic. Another glaring issue with transhumanism would be the division of people. Much like the division of social classes, transhumanism could create an unfair divide between the technologically enhanced and those who remain au naturel.

With a disregard for the natural state of humanity, those who choose (or could afford) to enhance themselves would be at a great advantage over those who chose to maintain their natural traits or simply couldnt afford to rise above the human condition. To draw from the wise words of Spidermans Uncle Ben With great power, comes great responsibility. However, we cant rely on an entire population to be as moral as Spider-man, especially when humans have a tendency to disregard those with a differing ideology.

It would be incredibly likely for the transhumanist class to feel a sense of superiority over their natural counterparts as warned by G. Annas, L. Andrews and R. Isasi in their paper Protecting the Endangered Human: Toward an International Treaty Prohibiting Cloning and Inheritable Alteration:

The new species, or posthuman, will likely view the old normal humans as inferior, even savages, and fit for slavery or slaughter. The normals, on the other hand, may see the post-humans as a threat and if they can, may engage in a pre-emptive strike by killing the post-humans before they themselves are killed or enslaved by them. It is ultimately this predictable potential for genocide that makes species-altering experiments potential weapons of mass destruction, and makes the unaccountable genetic engineer a potential bioterrorist.

Its also been argued that a transhumanist society would be left vulnerable due to a lack of the need for dissent and dissatisfaction. Physician, scientist and intellectual Leon Kass warns what will become of us if we decide to dehumanize ourselves:

The final technical conquest of his own nature would almost certainly leave mankind utterly enfeebled. This form of mastery would be identical with utter dehumanization. Read Huxleys Brave New World, read C. S. Lewiss Abolition of Man, read Nietzsches account of the last man, and then read the newspapers.

Homogenization, mediocrity, pacification, drug-induced contentment, debasement of taste, souls without loves and longingsthese are the inevitable results of making the essence of human nature the last project of technical mastery. In his moment of triumph, Promethean man will become a contented cow.

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The Ubermensch vs. the Transhuman | Systems and Symbols

Posted: October 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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One of the goals of any future White collective should be the evolution of a more advanced human type. This new man in the past has sometimes been referred to as the Ubermensch. I will use this term as well. I wanted to describe my own vision for the Ubermensch and where it fits with the White Path (1) religion that Ive been describing. I want to contrast this Ubermensch with the transhumanist vision that is pushed by the globalist elites and their ideological fellow travelers.

The starting point for my vision of the Ubermensch is with a physical description. The new man/woman would be a perfect physical specimen. The model for which can be found in athletes and models found in their respective fields today. The real challenging question is how much technology should be used in the creation of such specimens? This author prefers that while technology can be used, that much of the development of such bodies should still require that the individual work hard to obtain it. The discipline required to obtain a healthy body is part of the reason for obtaining it. While important, the physical attributes of the Ubermensch are really the least significant aspects.

The real importance lays in the mental and spiritual realms. An Ubermensch is a being that exemplifies the 9 noble virtues (2). This is being that can lead people. That has creative and problem solving abilities. This is a being who is highly motivated, but at the same time serene. This is a being who loves life and who loves the mission allotted to him/her by the Creator (3), but who will gladly sacrifice their life for the good of the mission. This is a being who cares little for material possessions. This is a being that desires mastery in their specialization within the collective White community. This is a being in-tuned with the Force/God and nature. This is a being constantly looking to improve him/herself, while being confident in who they are. This is a humble being. This is a being without ego. This is being whose intentions stem from a positive place (love, goodwill, kindness).

Achieving the Ubermensch will require an environment that could bring this person about. The White Path will be the most important institution in bringing this being about. The White Path will include the White gods in its theology that act as models of the Ubermensch. New mythologies will be written (or uncovered) that tell of these beings in action. The practice of meditation and contemplation will be a major part of producing such beings. The educational institutions will also be important in bringing this being about, but this author expects that the White Path will have its own educational institutions just as the Catholic Church does. Physic powers will be cultivated.

If theres one point that I must make perfectly clear to future persons carrying out my vision, is that you MUST NOT mix the human mind with machines. There is no reason for a human mind to have the computational ability of a computer. If you need to compute something, use a computer. Hooking the mind into a computer will allow for outside forces to control the mind. The future White collective community must always keep the mind machine free.

The future White intergalactic civilization will use robots, computers, and androids, but the decision making will always be done by humans with minds not hooked into computers. The concept of singularity (where artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more intelligent than humans) is extremely dangerous. The future White collective must always have an off switch for AI and if no off switch is possible; then the technology should not be created.

People make the argument that future enhanced humans will be able to think, compute, and communicate faster than non-enhanced humans. This is true, but once the human mind is jacked into a central computer, or into a cloud of other minds, all human freedom will be lost. It can even start out with good intentions, but if someone can hack into the central computer, then all reality can be controlled by outside forces that dont have good intentions. Theres an inventor named Kurzweil who has been pushing this future. His argument is persuasive in that hes promising immortality. The problem is that his immortality is a false promise. If our minds get downloaded into computers, whats to stop someone from smashing the computers? Wars will occur between cloud-mind entities, which can and will result in computers being turned off. With the introduction of scalar weapons, whole solar systems will be able to be blown away.

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building Gods Documentary | transhuman artificial intelligence and nanotechnology AI – Video

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building Gods Documentary | transhuman artificial intelligence and nanotechnology AI
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A Transhuman Conundrum: Uploading Your Consciousness – Tested

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By Erin Biba on Oct. 11, 2013 at 9 a.m.

This week were taking a look at the ethics of enhancing ourselves. Well present you with a series of ethical conundrums brought about by entirely possible future transhuman modifications and you can argue the ethics in the comments. Well have to face these questions eventually, might as well get started now. Are you pro or con superhumans?

The scenario: Well, the singularity is here. Computers have surpassed humans in terms of processing power and level of intelligence. But the machines arent totally evil. Theyre open to letting humankind upload their minds into the collective consciousness and live on as digital beings. Youll have to give up your body, though. Still, its a small price to pay. Your knee has never been right since you tweaked it playing football in high school anyway. Plus: immortality! What do you do?

Ok, this one is a bit of a leap. Were nowhere near uploading our entire minds into a computer, depending on who you ask. But there are definitely some folks working on figuring out how to do it. Earlier this year, famous futurist (and director of engineering at Google) Ray Kurzweil said a conservative estimate would have us uploading our brains into a computer by 2045. And, hey, if Google says it will happen theres no reason to think its not possible. Though, in the same speech he also said the singularity would be upon us by 2100. So, grain of salt. Others argue uploading our brains may actually never be possible at all.

Youre going to have to decide how much you like your body and want to hang on to it. Once you upload your consciousness theres very likely no going back. You also have no idea what to expect from living inside a computer, which means youll have to accept the fact that your very idea of consciousness might change once youve become fully digital. If your friends and family arent uploading themselves youll also have to decide if youre willing to give up your current way of interacting with them. Or accept the fact that you may never see them again. But if the singularity has already happened, then youll get the added benefit of being smarter, faster, and better than a human.

There isnt a whole lot of legitimate writing on the ethics of uploading the brain. But those considering it often point to The Ship of Theseus, or Theseuss Paradox, which goes something like this (excerpt from Logical Paradoxes):

Theseus is remembered in Greek mythology as the slayer of the Minotaur. For years, the Athenians had been sending sacrifices to be given to the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull beast who inhabited the labyrinth of Knossos. One year, Theseus braved the labyrinth, and killed the Minotaur.

The ship in which he returned was long preserved. As parts of the ship needed repair, it was rebuilt plank by plank. Suppose that, eventually, every plank was replaced; would it still have been the same ship? A strong case can be made for saying that it would have been: When the first plank was replaced, the ship would still have been Theseus ship. When the second was replaced, the ship would still have been Theseus ship. Changing a single plank can never turn one ship into another. Even when every plank had been replaced, then, and no part of the original ship remained, it would still have been Theseus ship.

Suppose, though, that each of the planks removed from Theseus ship was restored, and that these planks were then recombined to once again form a ship. Would this have been Theseus ship? Again, a strong case can be made for saying that it would have been: this ship would have had precisely the same parts as Theseus ship, arranged in precisely the same way.

If this happened, then it would seem that Theseus had returned from Knossos in two ships. First, there would have been Theseus ship that has had each of its parts replaced one by one. Second, there would have been Theseus ship that had been dismantled, restored, and then reassembled. Each of them would have been Theseus ship.

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