most of my Saturday was spent looking up stuff about Bina48.
BINA48 is a project of Terasem Movement, Incorporated (TMI) and is designed to test whether a person’s consciousness can be downloaded into a non-biological or nanotechnological body after combining detailed data about a person through the use of future consciousness software
A lesbian of color (who is married to a trans woman) becomes the model for an ultra advanced AI system.
This is huge.
“#NailedIt” — NASA
#4. We Still Don’t Know How to Land on Mars
So, first problem, and it’s kind of a big one: we can’t actually land on Mars. “Sure we can,” we hear you say, with the bluster of someone who gets their science news from a comedy website. “We’ve got rovers and shit down there!” Yeah, but landing a small robot isn’t the same as landing a bunch of humans and a bunch of gear to make sure the humans don’t die. Basically, the problem is that the atmosphere on Mars is way too thin to inflate the parachutes we would need to safely land anything heavier than Wall-E. That’s why NASA has been doing so many parachute tests — you know, like the above.