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immortality

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Apple store crazy lady immortalized by Backstreet Boys

You remember the lady who went nuts in an Apple store because she couldn't just walk in and get the part she needed? Jimmy Kimmel persuades the Backstreet Boys to turn her rant into music.

By July 31, 2013

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Digital novel 'The New World' offers more than a good story

"The New World," a digital novel by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz, tackles topics like love, grief, memory, and immortality. Special e-book design elements add to the immersive experience.

By August 15, 2014

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Creepy realistic vampire baby dolls are immortal

Artist Bean Shanine takes ultra-realistic Reborn baby dolls and turns them into creepy creatures from beyond humanity.

By January 29, 2013

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Ito: Think twice about immortality and the singularity

The director of the MIT Media Lab said sci-fi visions of computers and humans emphasize the wrong priorities for development. Technological progress should aim for resilience, not efficiency.

By January 25, 2013

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Your phone will never love you back (and you shouldn't want it to)

Commentary: Futurist Ray Kurzweil says our devices will soon be able to process and mimic human emotions. But even if that's possible, it's not exactly a great idea.

By June 20, 2014

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Literally wrestle with the words of James Joyce

Rather than helping you read faster, He Liked Thick Word Soup sees you literally grappling with words in order to construct passages from James Joyce's Ulysses.

By June 10, 2014

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Action figures immortalized in artsy lamps

Do you yearn for some geek-gaudy home decor that truly shows off your affection for the nerdy? If so, these lamps should turn you on.

By June 14, 2012

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Man forgets he once bought $25 of Bitcoins -- now worth $848K

A Norwegian man bought 5,000 Bitcoins in 2009. Suddenly, he wonders what they're now worth. A lot, is the answer. In fact, he's already bought an apartment with some of it.

By October 29, 2013

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Billion-dollar babies: Far-out pet projects of the tech elite

From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.

By October 26, 2013

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Become an official witness to the next tar-pitch drop

The Ninth Watch site gives anyone a chance at being part of the world's longest-running (and possibly most boring) experiment.

By October 21, 2013