Short Online Texts Thread

Is Radical Life Extension Good for Society?

"Should we embrace our end, or should we cure aging? Are human lifespans long enough as is?

This was the central motion of a provocative debate recently hosted by Intelligence Squared. Pitting a philosopher and a sociologist against two scientists, the well-rounded debate delved into the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing human lifespan."

http://singularityhub.com/2016/12/01/is-radical-life-extension-good-for-society/

and this is interesting as well

Portions of the brain fall asleep and ... (read more)

1sen4ySome short papers worth reading. A good introduction to topos theory [http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~kostecki/ittt.pdf], which in turn explains why the Yoneda embedding so so useful. I would not recommend this as an introduction to category theory or the Yoneda lemma. A love letter to adjoint functors [http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.404.7981&rep=rep1&type=pdf] discussing their meaning and philosophical significance. A paper on categorification [https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9802029v1.pdf], from which I will include a quote below in hopes of showing some of you heathens the light.

December 2016 Media Thread

by ArisKatsaris 1 min read1st Dec 201623 comments

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This is the monthly thread for posting media of various types that you've found that you enjoy. Post what you're reading, listening to, watching, and your opinion of it. Post recommendations to blogs. Post whatever media you feel like discussing! To see previous recommendations, check out the older threads.

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