|Comment on Why Cryonics Makes Sense by Nomoturtle Cache Translate Page||Well yes, that's the readily predictable economic consequence of that scenario, but I was exploring the cultural side of it. The idea of being born to freeze. Freeze rights. That sort of thing.|
|Comment on Why Cryonics Makes Sense by chase leffers Cache Translate Page||If the amount of people signing up for cyonics outstipped the capabilities of the companies to provide for their patients, then the cost would go up. Simple supply and demand economics. Now that does mean that poorer people wouldn't be able to have access to cronics, but generally peaking poor people get screwed out of a lot of services already, so what's new?|
|Comment on Why Cryonics Makes Sense by chase leffers Cache Translate Page||Me.|
|#252 Ralph Merkle: Revolutionizing Democracy Using DAOs (rebroadcast) Cache Translate Page|
Legendary scientist and cryptography pioneer Ralph Merkle joined us to discuss his recent paper on DAOs. Merkle examined how the voting mechanisms in today's democracies are flawed and how a decentralized, transparent DAO making decisions using prediction markets could create more efficient democratic systems.
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|Oct 13, 2018: Imagine Science Film Festival @ The New School at Various locations, see description Cache Translate Page|
The 11th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival will take place across New York City from October 12-19, 2018. The Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) was created in the hybridization of art and science, mixing subjects, genres, and even fact and fiction.The theme of this year’s festival is SURVIVAL. We invite you to explore those topics that place the planet in crisis: nuclear arms proliferation, climate change, air pollution, dwindling resources, and loss of biodiversity. The festival will traverse the tumultuous natural history and startling feats of adaptation from cell death to immortal cell lines, half-lives to radical life extension, and the birth and death of stars in the cosmos.
Eugene Lang College will host lab workshops, film screenings, panels, and Q & A with filmmakers on October 13-14. Over the course of the week, other events will take place across the city, and we encourage you to review the entire schedule and to reserve tickets via their links to Eventbrite.
Events on The New School campus will be free for New School students with code ISFF11NEW but students must register on ISFF's Eventbrite and present their ID on site at film screenings. Most events at other locations will be available to students at discounts with code ISFF11STUDENT (prices for these venues will range from $8.00-$18.00 per event, excluding the following venues which do not provide discounts: Rubin Museum, AMNH, Caveat, Littlefield, UnionDocs).
Programming on The New School Campus is listed below. Each film screening will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with New School faculty, scientists, and filmmakers.
SCIENCE + ART + DESIGN LAB WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 13
Short Film Program: Life Lines
Sunday, October 14
Short Film Program: Interspecies Love Song
Sponsored by Imagine Science Films and the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The New School's Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.