Archive for the ‘ Inspiration ’ Category

The Effects of Resleeving, as seen through youtube

I’ve embedded below a series of videos from an experiment youtube user Canzona did through the site.  The experiment is called, “I am Sitting in a Video Room.”  He recorded a video of himself explaining that he was sitting in a room, then uploaded it to youtube.  Then he ripped it from youtube, and uploaded this new video copy back onto youtube.  He did this 1,000 times.

As you can see through the series, by 1000 all trace of humanity is gone.  By seeing the first, you can piece together that it was a person moving and talking, but I don’t know if you saw the 1000th video out of context, that you’d have any idea what it was.

This might be an interesting story device for Eclipse Phase.  What happens to us after our 5th or 6th or 1000th resleeving.  What is lost in the process?  Is there any memory loss or ability loss that we aren’t aware of?  What do you guys  think would happen after resleeving countless times, and what kind of situations would you guys want to play out?

I AM SITTING IN A VIDEO ROOM–VIDEOS 1, 50, 200, 700, 1000

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50.

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a video mix, showing the transformation

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Jaron Lanier’s idea on VR communication

Our possible Future

Chris’ comment on wanting to be a cephalopod reminded me of this article Lanier wrote for discovery.com.

Jaron Lanier “What cephalopods can teach us about language”

It’s a short article, but the basic idea is that cephalopods can communicate in color and shape, and with virtual worlds there’s no reason why we cannot communicate that way as well.  When we are in an avatar, nothing binds us to spoken language.  Cephalopods point to an interesting way we could talk to one another.

Though it’s about VR, it could be about transhuman as well.  No reason a morph couldn’t augment his skin and translate through youtube feeds projected on his chest, or colors and harsh shapes.