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H+ Art: Bionic Vision Thoughts by the Artist: “Future technologies will allow us to engineer ourselves and the environment around us in a way never scene before. Link to this post!

Synthetic Biology as an Open System for Architectural Design

We’re living in an age of synthetic biology where we can design and engineer organisms using life’s building blocks such as, fats, proteins, minerals and genetic code. This is a relatively new practice in science and we’re still trying to… Continue Reading →

Transhumanist March (March #12), Op. 78

Transhumanist March (March #12), Op. 78 The Transhumanist March depicts the accelerating improvement of the human condition and the overcoming of human limitations through technological progress. An ambitious and benevolent melody intensifies throughout the piece, pushing onward to champion the radical… Continue Reading →

Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature

In Western cultures, nature is a cosmological, primal ordering force and a terrestrial condition that exists in the absence of human beings. Both meanings are freely implied in everyday conversation. We distinguish ourselves from the natural world by manipulating our… Continue Reading →

Helix: Death or Immortality via Biohacking?

[WARNING: Spoilers Ahead] In a plot that questions the depth of humanity and its limitations, the SyFy-aired TV series Helix left nowhere to breathe as it consistently challenged the next evolutionary steps us human beings will take via advanced technology:… Continue Reading →

Lawless Sustainability—new technology & innovative solutions for a sustainable future

The problem with sustainability is that it was designed by committee rather than springing from the loins of a mature design movement. It is a chimera that is retrofitted to suit industrial, technological and political parameters that are ‘branded’ as… Continue Reading →

Twenty-First Century Science

We are at an extremely exciting time where many changes have been accelerated through contemporary technological advances and worldwide communications systems. We are also faced with some very severe problems, many of which have been accelerated by our own success,… Continue Reading →

Bacteria “R” Us

There is a domain of creatures that diffusively encircles an entire planet. There are so many of them that they occupy every conceivable ecological niche. Yet, despite their countless numbers they are so in tune with their local ecology that… Continue Reading →

Self-Repairing Architecture

All buildings today have something in common: They are made using Victorian technologies. This involves blueprints, industrial manufacturing and construction using teams of workers. All this effort results in an inert object, which means there is a one–way transfer of… Continue Reading →

Maria Konovalenko’s Longevity Cookbook Project

It is commonplace to see the promotion of narrowly-focused, goal-oriented diets that claim to help you lose fat and gain six-pack abs, etc. There are many conflicting claims about the best diet for “everyone” based on dubious, or even unstated,… Continue Reading →

Natural City: ‘Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light’

In a plot that questions humanity from both a psychological and futurist angle, Natural City imbues the ancient innate drive to live long enough to conquer death once and for all. Taking place in a 2080 South Korea, Natural City… Continue Reading →

Lucy: Transhumanism Without Technology?

[WARNING: Spoilers Ahead] What can only be described as a mishmash of Neil Burger’s Limitless and Wally Pfister’s Transcendence, the latest science-fiction box office hit Lucy is a rollercoaster ride of pseudo-science and futurist ideals. Taking place in a modern… Continue Reading →

Diamond Based Quantum Computer POC Project Start

Project Status: Time to get volunteers and raise money, currently project assets are in process such as this site, a cloud based share and more. Overview: “We propose a profitable means of building a new space economy for the people… Continue Reading →

The New Grind (opinion)

There is a significant difference between wanting the future and working towards it. We are at a point where we are an increasingly design driven society. We’re in a feedback loop of building a narrative about what we want and… Continue Reading →

The Evolving Dynamic of Evil and Love

“I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a… Continue Reading →

Cyberlife Is Now Live

After a few weeks of hard work and dedication, Cyberlife is now completely available to the public. This new webzine will be primarily focused on showcasing the culture of transhumanism, a philosophical and scientific movement that has been gaining momentum… Continue Reading →

H+ Couture: AR Cosmetics and Oxygen Masks

I have always said that transhumanist fashion is focused around form and function. At times, this can be situational but is always dependent on the latest trends and the latest technological developments. Of course, necessity can be incorporated into style… Continue Reading →

Ushering in the Diamond Age of Quantum Computing

Abstract: A robust quantum computer could have been affordably built decades ago based on existing technologies. Diamond’s atomic structure is perfectly suited for the optical form of quantum computing. Proton beam lithography will convert areas below the surface of synthetic… Continue Reading →

The “Certificate in Transhumanism” – is back!

Transhumanity.net and Brighter Brains Institute are co-hosting an exciting and unique Certificate in Transhumanism course. The course was first offered at “TNET” two years ago. Dozens of people have taken the course, including TNET editor David J Kelley.   THE CURRICULUM:… Continue Reading →

Cyberlife: The New Periodical on the Block

Lately, there has been some buzzing around on TNet about a new website and some people have been intrigued with what is going on. Well, here’s the truth; we are. We have been working on an adjacent site that deals… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Ethereum

Two days ago I attended a very interesting talk hosted by London Futurists, and presented by Stephan Tual, CCO of Ethereum. I find Ethereum extremely interesting, both out of my general interests in computing and decentralization, and also because Zero… Continue Reading →

Advantages of DMF optical computing over the D-wave Quantum Computing

A way to understand the huge and important advantages of DMF optical computing over the D-wave is to think of things this way:  Imagine the problems of building a D-wave into a computer brain that will allow robots to operate… Continue Reading →

How Safely Can You Practice DIY Drugs?

The demand is rising for enhancement technologies. An article at Forbes argues the market is ripe for a means of cognitive augmentation, hypothesizing “IQ” as the next trillion dollar business. And culturally, more are becoming comfortable with the idea of… Continue Reading →

Researchers, Ahoy! Should Futurist Science Move… Offshore?

What is the likelihood of seeing research vessels devoted to scientific research outside the bounds of national jurisdiction? The idea of relocating for the sake of circumventing law, in particular the notion of establishing new nations in international waters, is… Continue Reading →

Oscar Pistorius Now … Elective Amputation in 10 Years?

Oscar Pistorious’ – nicknamed “Blade Runner” and “The Fastest Man On No Legs” – was the first ever amputee to compete in the World Olympics. Ever since the announcement that Pistorius would race for South Africa in the 2012 Olympics… Continue Reading →

Artificial Wombs Will Spawn New Freedoms

co-written with Hank Pellissier  Eggs were first. Millions of years before mammals, eggs existed, their hard shells protecting the incubating embryo inside. Egg Mom wanders mobile, light in her anatomy—unlike her mammalian sister that waddles around, heavily crippled with the… Continue Reading →

Gabriel Rothblatt Lost the Race

Yes, this is true. Gabriel Rothblatt, the first transhumanist to run for a US Congressional seat, has lost to Bill Posey. Acquiring roughly 65% of the popular vote, Bill Posey won Florida’s District 8 House of Representatives seat. Considering that… Continue Reading →

3D Printing Laboratories: The Age of DIY Designer Drugs Begins

Novel techniques in 3D printing technology simplify the production of drugs, enabling home design and synthesis of pharmaceuticals.The Science: Professor Lee Cronin, Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and his team have built what they call “reactionware”, “special… Continue Reading →

Transhumanism for Children

Are children capable of contemplating transhumanism?It is often pointed out that transhumanism shares many features with religion. It answers questions regarding the nature of the world and humanity’s place in it, offers guidance on how to live, and inspires hope…. Continue Reading →

H+ couture: Clever Wearables and Solar Dresses

With transhumanism becoming more popular, the movement will spread to more mediums than computing and medicine. Fashion is one of these mediums. In my last article dealing with transhumanist fashion, I laid out a simple rubric as to what how… Continue Reading →

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