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#Chapter8 of #StraightFromTheHeart by @rk_process9
Should you consider Machine Translation? Image
@rk_process9 #ChatGPT has generated more interest & debate in recent months than any other #tech in decades. It has accomplished tasks previously only seen in #scifi movies or read in fiction, marking a significant milestone in the field of #ai.
In 1950, father of #AI - Alan Turing, devised a test where a #machine could be considered AI, if one can't differentiate its responses from a human's. If a machine can accurately #translate text from one language to another, like a human, it would pass the Turing test.
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Réponse à Musk avec "9 impressions"!
Techniquement impossible. Preuve que les non-bleus sont masqués, pestiférés (lui, Président des USA lors de la #Covid19 aurait fait de camps de concentrations pour "malades", à la #Philippot).
#Shadowban #FreeSpeech, #Liberté d'#Expression... Image
#Shadowban #FreeSpeech #Liberté #Expression selon l'inculte #ElonMusk & sociopathe cliché de romans/films #SciFi du "cool" anarcho-libertaire, tyran une fois aux pouvoirs soutenu par des teubés, trolls & lèche-cul excités: "Paie pour une visibilité" ou "Parle toujours!" #Coluche. Image
#Shadowban #FreeSpeech #Liberté #Expression selon l'inculte #ElonMusk… ignorant donc que la "Liberté d'expression" est lié à la #DEMOCRATIE : Sous-entend de pouvoir s'exprimer & d'être entendu!
Et dire que "on" a importé le système Bachelor-Licence/Master/PhD en #France et #UEImage
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I have just begun my annual re-read of John @Scalzi’s superb novel of future war, “Old Man’s War”. It is one of the few books that I re-read frequently (another is Clausewitz’s “On War”). I thought I would explain why in a thread that started short, but grew as I wrote. 1/15 🧵
2/ Old Man’s War gets war right. While technology & society drive change in the character of war, there is much that is enduring. This includes the human-centricity of conflict, as well as the friction, uncertainty and terror experienced by combatant. @scalzi describes this well.
3/ The novel explores adaptation. Soldier scholar Sir Michael Howard once wrote that it was less important to predict or prepare for the next fight than it was to ensure one’s institution had the leadership and culture to learn and adapt more quickly than an enemy once war began.
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(1/4) I asked ChatGPT on 2023-03-23 to write a story about an open-source machine that can travel through space, time, parallel worlds, and the multiverse.
(2/4) I also asked it to dedicate its work to the Public Domain through Creative Commons Public Dedication (CC0 / CCzero), and it did.

Here is the story dedicated to the Public Domain.


(3/4) or


… for the story.
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"I think what really drives [the popularity of the #multiverse in #scifi] is regret... There's a line in @allatoncemovie where #MichelleYeoh is told she's the worst version of herself."

"I don't think we should resist melting brains. I think we should just bite the bullet."
"When you measure the spin of an electron, or the position...what happened to all of the other things you could have seen? Everett's idea is that they're all real. They all become real in that measurement."
- SFI Fractal Faculty @seanmcarroll at @guardian…
"At the level of the equations there is zero ambiguity, but the metaphors break down. The two universes it splits into aren't as big as the original universe. The thickness of the two new universes adds up to the thickness of the original universe."
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Un futuro dominato dalle macchine è uno scenario quasi familiare per il lettore di fantascienza, eppure Tevis riesce a raccontare una storia tenera e sorprendente sull’intreccio di tre personaggi diversissimi tra loro ⬇️ Image
Siamo nell’anno 2467 ma questa data ha senso solo per Spofforth, androide Serie Nove e creazione più superba dell’Umanità, o ciò che ne resta, di cui è anche, suo malgrado, il custode ⬇️
Gli uomini sono pochi, vivono in solitudine, immersi nelle droghe, nell’indifferenza, nell'apatia.
Non c’è famiglia, amore, empatia, amicizia. ⬇️
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#σημερα είναι ημέρα καταγωγής στην #haiti, #berchtoldstag σε #Switzerland και #lichtenstein, ημέρα καρναβαλιού στο #saintKittsAndNevis, #nyinlong στο #bhutan, πρώτη μέρα του καρναβαλιού του μαύρου και του άσπρου στη νότια #colombia,

ημέρα νίκης των ενόπλων δυνάμεων στην #cuba.

#σανΣημερα το 1492 ολοκληρώνεται η #reconquista με την παράδοση της #granada στους Ισπανούς.

To 1818 ιδρύεται ο βρετανικός #institutionOfCivilEngineers.

To 1843 κάνει πρεμιέρα η όπερα #theFlyinDutchman του #RichardWagner στη #dresden.

To 1905 ιδρύεται το αμερικανικό αναρχικό συνδικάτο #industrialWorkersOfTheWorld.

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Space fiction stories I deeply loved in 2022. Warmly recommended.
#scifi #spacefiction #spaceship
Space fiction stories I deeply loved in 2022. Warmly recommended.
#scifi #spacefiction #spaceship
Bonus :)
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What I learned after drawing 150+ bugs is they're amazing and complicated! Thanks for the opportunity @SimonScarr . Incredible experience. Sharing some of my fav in thread. @ReutersGraphics…
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released 43 years ago today.
I know that some find it too slow, but this film is eminently Trek for me. Without forgetting the best scene of seduction between a man and a spaceship. #startrek #scifi #ussenterprise #spaceship ImageImageImage
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) ImageImageImageImage
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Walt Disney Feature Animation's Treasure Planet, written and directed by John Musker & Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana), was released 20 years ago today.

This 43rd Disney animated feature film is also one that my followers keep describing as "underrated"...
...every time I talk about it, proof that this movie is well-loved by those who haven't missed it. Yes, it had failed at the box office. But no more excuses: it's now available on Disney+!
It's never too late to board the R.L.S. Legacy (R.L.S.: Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, 1883), especially for its 20th anniversary.
#treasureplanet #scifi #disney #spaceship #animation
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Avatar: The Way of Water (Dec. 16)

Final mix and picture mastering are now done: 13 years later, Avatar 2 is finished.

This is an opportunity to get a better look at the vehicles, whose designers are almost the same as for the original.
#avatar #avatar2 #vehicles #design #scifi ImageImageImageImage
As seen in the first image, there is more than one ISV (ship design story coming next month on my Patreon!) this time around, and in a new role.

New commercial:

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the unused art of Plerion, courtesy of

prompt is usually: “line art in the style of Michael Whelan”


#IA #scifi #plerion #ttrpg #nsr #osr ImageImageImageImage
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the unused art of Plerion, courtesy of

prompt is usually: “line art in the style of Michael Whelan”


#IA #scifi #plerion #ttrpg #nsr #osr ImageImageImageImage
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The Invincible (2023)
"Initial recon has told us that Regis III seems to be an unusually calm planet, with idyllic and breathtaking vistas in abundance. We’ve seen no signs of herbivores or predators".
#scifi #game #StanislawLem
"You are Yasna, a highly qualified astrobiologist sent on a scientific mission to discover what lies on the dusty surface of the uncharted, eerie planet, Regis III. When your crew disappears, things quickly get out of hand."

Of course.

The Invincible by @StarwardInd & @11bitstudios is an upcoming "first-person single-player sci-fi thriller set in a retro-future timeline", based on the 1964 novel by Stanislaw Lem.…
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🚀 We are live! Here is the correct streaming link for all of today's discussions and performances, starting with a panel on complex time with David Krakauer, James Gleick, Ted Chiang, and David Wolpert in a few moments (measured linearly...):

"One of the ideas we had with #InterPlanetary was, 'What would it take to make science hedonistic? And instead of telling people to do it, you'd have to tell people to STOP doing it?"

- SFI President David Krakauer sets the tone for this weekend's celebrations
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David Krakauer: "Do you have a favorite model or metaphor for #time?"

@JamesGleick: "You've already mentioned a river; that's everybody's favorite. Borges said time is a tiger. People talk about it as a thread. We ONLY talk about time in metaphors." Image
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Hoshi and Joji are characters in The Thinking Machine Part 2. The twins attend Kira's classes on how to build a thinking machine and decide to intern with her. These are their adventures.

A ten-tweet episode.
Hoshi and Joji's Adventures with The Thinking Machine

Episode 2

#scifi #amwrtingscifi The Title with an old illustration of a Japanese empress.
Kira finds the twins working in the basement. She is so happy they decided to intern with her. They are really enthusiastic and bright. Their help has been invaluable the last couple of weeks. They even found time to work on their own project. Kira wondered what it was.
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Claire Zimmerman reached for the core sampler, eyeballing the spot she was about to drill.

The initial resource scan showed that this lot was rich in bitumen, but she knew from experience that scans did not always mean quality samples.

#communitylore #adalia #scifi
Nervous about the result of her core sample. She knew that if it were bad, it likely meant she was out her last bit of monthly SWAY.

She was far past due to replace her worn out gen1 spacesuit, but a good sample here would turn her luck.
To her surprise she hit the jackpot, her core sample was showing a 96% pure bitumen deposit, with 1000 metric tons available.

Finally she'd be able to replace her gen1 space suit, upgrade her equipment, and pick up the tab at Ronnie's.

Crater Frosts add up after a while...
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An empire arrives on your planet to eradicate and plunder. Heal the land and people, prevent erasure of your native language & culture, and confront the invaders before it is too late! #indiegames #scifiart #scifi #adventuregames
IndigiStar is a game by a Native Hawaiian (me) about the poisoning of water, military occupation, language and culture erasure are based on real world experiences of us Hawaiians, and countless other indigenous people around the world.
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#Avatar (2009)
#SciFi #Planet #3D

என்னப்பா திடீர்நு இந்தப்படம்னு நீங்க நினக்கலாம். @HD__Movies1 கொடுத்த 6GB பிரிண்ட்ல கிட்டத்தட்ட 10 வருசம் கழிச்சு இப்பதான் பார்த்து முடிச்சேன்.
காலேஜ் பைனல் இயர் தியேட்டர்ல பார்த்தப்ப இருந்த அதே பிரம்மாண்டம், பிரம்மிப்பு•••#Ktkviews•••
கொஞ்சம்கூட குறையல.

பூமியில இருந்து கிட்டத்தட்ட 5 வருஷம் பயணம் செஞ்சு, ஒரு புது கிரகத்துக்குபோற ஹீரோ, அந்த கிரகத்து ஆளா மாறுற கதை! 2154ல நடக்கிறமாதிரி.

பண்டோரா கிரகம், மிதக்கும் மலைகள், 6 கால் விலங்குகள், கூந்தலிழையில் விலங்குகளுடன் இணைதல், மரங்களுக்கிடையே உறவுநு படம் முழுக்க
கற்பனைய அள்ளி வீசியிருக்கார். முழுக்க முழுக்க Sci-fic காட்டியும், அங்கயும் இறை நம்பிக்கை, ஈவா கடவுள், Scientist வாயாலயே, நான் ஈவாவ உணர்ந்தேன்னு சொல்ல வெக்கிறதெல்லாம் இயக்குனரின் spiritual டச்.
2009லயே இந்தளவு Technical Brilliance, Visual Extravaganza Sound effects, graphicsலாம்
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Claire Carlson is the youngest daughter of Harry Carlson and sister to Melissa. At the moment, she is 12 years old, but when she first appeared in #Symbiosis, she was only 6. #JusticeKeepers #scifi 1/7

Claire is mouthy, headstrong and a bit of a troublemaker. She's reached that age where she sees all the adults around her going on missions and saving the world, and she desperately wants to be part of the team. #scifi 2/7
She was born on Earth, in Ottawa Ontario. But she has visited many worlds, including Leyria, Antaur, Alios and Ezryn. #scifi 3/7
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#scifi has problems but Silence and Starsong wants to be part of the solution.

C.S.Lewis wrote that there was one #scifi “sub-species in which alone I myself am greatly interested” found in “American magazines bear[ing] the significant title Fantasy and Science Fiction.” (1/4) Image
In those pages readers will find “not only stories about space-travel but stories about gods, ghosts, ghouls, demons, fairies, monsters, etc.”

Eschewing “hard science fiction,” Lewis wrote that he was “inclined to think that frankly supernatural methods are best.” (2/4) Image
“Nor need the strange worlds, when we get there, be at all strictly tied to scientific probabilities. It is their wonder, or beauty, or suggestiveness that matter.” (3/4)

☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻 Image
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WEEKLY POLL RESULTS (Week Of 7/17/22): “Which Is Your Favorite Film With Aliens?” #NBPpolls #NopeMovie  #NopeFilm #SciFi #Movies #Film #Cinema #Streaming #FilmTwitter

Here are your top 20 results (Thread):
Dir. Dan Trachtenberg
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Dir. James Cameron
(99 Votes)
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I am deeply grateful to have this tangled tale published by @PetarPjandric & @SpringerEdu: “Rewild my heart with pedagogies of love, kindness and the sun and moon” -…

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The pressing problems we face from wars to pandemics erupt against the less dramatic background of the mundane continued destruction of our planet as a habitable realm.

All the while “EdTech solutionism” creates new problems as fast as it fixes old ones. Something in the urgency of the fix may be part of the problem. Are we too desperate to fill a hole in the world that we only see through a hole in ourselves?

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