Check out the 8th Match entry,
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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 16:08:16 +0000
From: Brian Lavery <lavery at dna.ie>
To: crackmice at netnoteinc.com
Subject: cyborg comes to TCD
check out the last paragraph. warwick is the dude on the cover of
february's wired magazine; his cover story is online at www.wired.com/wired.
>Delivered-To: qmail at dna.ie>Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:05:27 +0000 (GMT)
>From: Chris <chris at netsoc.tcd.ie>
>To: Brian Lavery <lavery at dna.ie>
>Subject: Trinity Internet Society Events 2000
>>Here's everything you need to know....
>>>23rd Feb - Barry O'Neill - "Interactive Media of the Future"
>8th March - Richard Stallman - "The Freedom Software Foundation and the
> GNU/Linux OS."
>21st March- Fran Rooney - "Entrepreneurs Who Made It - Part IV"
>5th April - Kevin Warwick - Reading University Cybernetics Professor
> who is officially the world's first human
>>Fran will be delivering the fourth installment in our highly successful
>'Entrepreneurs Who Made It' series. Previous speakers in this series
>include: Esat Telecom's Denis O'Brien; Iona Technologies' Annrai O'Toole
>and Bullfrog Software founding computer-games legend, Peter Molyneux.
>>Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU Project, launched in 1984 to
>develop the free operating system GNU (an acronym for ``GNU's Not
>Unix''), and thereby give computer users the freedom that most of them
>have lost. GNU is free software: everyone is free to copy it and
>redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small.
>>Today, Linux-based variants of the GNU system, based on the kernel
>Linux developed by Linus Torvalds, are in widespread use. There are
>estimated to be over 10 million users of GNU/Linux systems today.
>>Richard Stallman is the principal author of the GNU C Compiler, a
>portable optimizing compiler which was designed to support diverse
>architectures and multiple languages. The compiler now supports over 30
>different architectures and 7 programming languages.
>>Stallman also wrote the GNU symbolic debugger (GDB), GNU Emacs, and
>various other GNU programs.
>>Stallman received the Grace Hopper Award from the Association for
>Computing Machinery for 1991 for his development of the first Emacs
>editor in the 1970s. In 1990 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation
>fellowship, and in 1996 an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of
>Technology in Sweden. In 1998 he received the Electronic Frontier
>Foundation's Pioneer award along with Linus Torvalds. In 1999 he received
>the Yuri Rubinski Award.
>>Kevin Warwick is a professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading
>in the United Kingdom and is one of the leading experts in machine
>intelligence. He is also an author, a proponent of machine intelligence
>and a cyborg, a human being with computer parts. On April 20, 1998,
>Professor Warwick had a glass capsule about 23 millimeters long and 3
>millimeters wide containing an electromagnetic coil and a silicon chip
>inserted in his arm. The chip, in conjunction with computer equipment in
>his house, turns lights on and off when he enters and exits room, and
>gives him a spoken, running tally of the mail in his email box. The chip
>merely sends out an identifying signal, and isn't tied into Warwick's
>nervous system, but is still a step forward since his body has not
>rejected the foreign matter.
>>Secertary 4th Session
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