What ICANN DOES AND HOW DOES IT GET PAID? You may well ask why these questions matter, and whether we need greater transparency. To put it baldly: ICANN’s transparency is crucial. ICANN is today something of a monopoly; it manages the IANA functions, makes policy for domain names and is increasingly active in Internet governance.Read More
"In some sense it's a test, but it's not rigorous," Shostak said. "It's hard to prove that nobody is out there and it may be hard to find them even if they are there." What do you think?
"There is no way of making a hedge grow like pruning it. There is no way of making sex interesting like repressing it."Read More
Moreover, we can say that the concept of an "Eternity," which encompasses all the stars and galaxies in the Universe, is definitely far too grand, given the existence of dark energy and what's known about the fate of our Universe. The only ways to test this, unfortunately, rely either on simulations (which have their own inherent flaws) or sitting around and waiting, and seeing what arises. Until a greater-scale intelligence tries to communicate with us by creating and sending an obviously "intelligent" signal, we'll have only the Count of Monte Cristo option: wait and hope.Read More
"As an actor you play characters, and then if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize that your own character is pretty thin to begin with," he said. "You suddenly have this separation and go: 'Who's Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn't exist actually.' There's just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and then somebody gave him a bunch of ideas — they gave him a name, and a religion, and a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that's supposed to be a personality, and it doesn't actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real."Read More