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Juan Enriquez on Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics

Juan Enriquez is a bestselling author, TED All-Star with 9 TED Talks, and countless TEDx talks. Juan is an angel investor and Managing Director of Excel Venture Management. He has sailed around the world on an expedition that increased the… Continue Reading →

A Unifying Meta-Theory of UFOs & The Weird with Sean Esbjörn-Hargens (150)

For Episode 150 we welcome back Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, one of the most formidable and daring intellects I know, and the author of a new paper integrating over 650 books on UFOs and the paranormal, from over 150 disciplines, to trace… Continue Reading →

Chris Hables Gray Predicts Global Pandemic in 2013

Prof. Chris Hables Gray is someone whose work on both war and the cyborg is a must read for anyone interested in those topics. I have followed Gray’s work for over 10 years and have read at least 3 of his… Continue Reading →

We Are Nature And Nature Is Technological

Something hidden grows just under the surface of our reality. Something that has co-evolved alongside us on this planet from the very beginning. It is a powerful force capable of reaching deep into our lives. It knows us better than… Continue Reading →

Future Fossils Book Club #7: Dawn by Octavia Butler

…in which we discuss the alien Oankali as a possible analogy for teledildonics (specifically) and electronic communications technology (generally); the difference between being someone’s child and being someone’s pet; the banal evil of trying to help someone you don’t understand;… Continue Reading →

Debora Spar on Work, Mate, Marry, Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny

Debora Spar is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Online. Her research focuses on issues of gender and technology as well as the interplay between technological change and broader… Continue Reading →

Cultural Somatics & Ritual as Justice with Tada Hozumi, Dare Sohei, and Naomi Most

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having. If there won’t be dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming.” – Emma Goldman Strap in for what might be the best Future Fossils episode yet: a four-way with guests Tada Hozumi and Dare Sohei of the Ritual as Justice School and… Continue Reading →

Machine Intelligence and Data Science

Data science has now become even more meaningful than in the past. Transhumanists and data experts claim that it holds the future of humanity through global improvements in all sectors. For instance, businesses are now taking advantage of big data… Continue Reading →

Melanie Mitchell on AI: Intelligence is a Complex Phenomenon (257)

Melanie Mitchell is the Davis Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute, and Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University. Prof. Mitchell is the author of a number of interesting books such as Complexity: A Guided Tour and Artificial Intelligence: A Guide… Continue Reading →

Immortalist Magazine No. 8

From issue No. 8’s Letter from the editor: Should attaining super-intelligence be humanity’s number one priority? Technological species, like the human race, depend, after all, solely on intelligence to put in place the systems that have allowed us to adapt… Continue Reading →

Cultural Somatics & Ritual as Justice with Tada Hozumi, Dare Sohei, and Naomi Most (149)

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having. If there won’t be dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming.” – Emma Goldman Strap in for what might be the best Future Fossils episode yet: a four-way with guests Tada Hozumi and Dare Sohei of the Ritual as Justice School and… Continue Reading →

Jenny Kleeman on Sex Robots and Vegan Meat (256)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Jenny Kleeman is a journalist who covers award-winning true stories in print, audio, and video. Most recently Kleeman is the author of a meticulously researched and extremely well-written book titled Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the… Continue Reading →

148 – Sahana Chattopadhyay on Community, Leadership, and Befriending Uncertainty

148 – Sahana Chattopadhyay on Community, Leadership, and Befriending Uncertainty.mp3 This week we sit for a soulful chat with speaker, writer, and organizational development expert Sahana Chattopadhyay of Mumbai to discuss her essays “The Power of Communities in Uncertain Times”… Continue Reading →

Jacinta González on ICE, Palantir, Big Tech and Surveillance (255)

Jacinta González is not an angel or venture capitalist. She is not a scientist or a technologist. She doesn’t have a Ph.D. in AI or quantum mechanics. She is not an entrepreneur who founded the next unicorn startup. Yet Jacinta’s decade-long… Continue Reading →

147 – How to Live in The Future (Parts 1 – 4)

This week is something different: author-read audio of the first four essays from my ongoing book-in-progress, How to Live in The Future. These essays are the first in my feature-length interrogation of the insufficient ways we think about the future…a… Continue Reading →

Johan Steyn Interviews Nikola Danaylov on Artificial Intelligence (Episode 254)

Last month I did an interview for Johan Steyn. It was a great 45-min-conversation where we covered a variety of topics such as the definition of the singularity; whether we are making progress towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI); open vs closed… Continue Reading →

DNA Tests Tailor Transhuman Technological Developments

“We will transcend all of the limitations of our biology.” –Ray Kurzweil Approximately 9000 years ago, hunters and gatherers were lactose intolerant. Their bodies couldn’t process milk after infancy. However, when they began to herd animals instead of simply hunting… Continue Reading →

How New Tech Will Change The World In The Next 50 years

According to The Emerging Future, every 12 to 18 months computers and machines double their capacity. This means that the speed of technological development is very high. In the past, we already went through disruption with the Industrial Revolution. But… Continue Reading →

Raising Earth Consciousness with Ralph Metzner, Dennis McKenna, Gay Dillingham, Valerie Plame Wilson, Allan Badiner, and Michael Garfield at Synergia Ranch, April 2016

Where do I even start explaining this week’s episode? Probably with a vignette: someone came up to me after I was on this all-star panel discussion featuring five living legends — psychedelic researchers Ralph Metzner and Dennis McKenna, author Allan… Continue Reading →

Renée Cummings on AI Ethics and Racism: Do what is right!

Renée Cummings is a criminologist, criminal psychologist, and an AI ethicist who, among other things, specializes in best-practice criminal justice interventions and implicit bias. Given the global Black Lives Matter movement and the fact that there have been numerous examples… Continue Reading →

Ghost in the shell 2045 Episode 3 Themes

The first thing that was notable in this episode is the reinforcement of the fact that despite the whole range of mods, upgrades, and entire custom builds not one of the team have any parts that are fundamentally different from… Continue Reading →

IAmTranshuman and the Psychology of Abundance

(Cyberspace) Abstract: This presentation is about living the Psychology of Abundance now – and the fact that it is a choice we can collectively make, from the example of how IAmTranshuman became a thing to the kinds of things you… Continue Reading →

E-Governance Study

(Provo) The AGI lab is conducting a study in e-governance technology titled, “Building Better Policy in e-Governance” which is an AI-Driven research program that is part of the Uplift mASI research program that has the goal of a better understanding… Continue Reading →

GITS 2045 episode 2 themes

This series is deeply engaged with economics.  While it is generally less direct most events in the early episodes deal with economic disparities to one extent or another.  Nowhere is this more direct and consistent than in the opening theme.  … Continue Reading →

Weaving A New Prehistory to Rewild The Future – Michael Garfield at Earth Frequency Festival 2017

“We are living through a health crisis, an economic crisis, a racial crisis, and a democratic crisis. Each would be historic on their own. All of them are connected. That they have struck together in this way just might be… Continue Reading →

Immortalists Magazine; Issue No. 6 “In Our Image We Create” Jun – Jul 2020

This issue starts with “Editor’s Letter to Justice” by Dinorah Delfin “Racism is a mental disorder” says Hip-Hop Artist and fellow Transhumanist and Radical Longevity Activist, Maitreya One. I agree. The belief that certain ethnic groups are inherently superior or… Continue Reading →

Post-Pandemic: A Future Free of Disease and Destruction (July 7-8)

Beyond Disease; Beyond Scarcity; Beyond Cruelty: We need new technology, science, and culture to get beyond disease and destruction. About this Event The H+ Summit will host speakers on Zoom and steam live for all attendees on YouTube. We will… Continue Reading →

Ada Palmer on Viking Ethics, Laws of History, Partial Victories, and Terra Ignota

Ada Palmer is a Professor in History researching the history of science, religion, progress, culture, and many other fascinating topics. She is also a science fiction author of the award-winning Terra Ignota series beginning with Too Like the Lightning, which explores a twenty-fifth civilization… Continue Reading →

Aaron Benanav on Automation, Technological Unemployment and UBI

Prof. Aaron Benanav has devoted his life to studying unemployment. Given that automation, technological unemployment, and universal basic income have become hot political and economic issues across the world, it was about time to have a podcast episode exclusively on those topics…. Continue Reading →

144 – On Dinosaurs & Holy Wars: Creationist Amusement Parks & America’s Strange Relationship with Science, with Monica Long Ross & Clayton Brown

144 – On Dinosaurs & Holy Wars: Creationist Amusement Parks & America’s Strange Relationship with Science, with Monica Long Ross & Clayton Brown This week I talk with film-makers Monica Long Ross and Clayton Brown about their bizarre and wonderful… Continue Reading →

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