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Existential Risk Threatens Human Immortality

Deadly environmental pollution has become an existential risk that threatens the prospect not just for human immortality, but for the long-term survival of our species and a great many others. Here we will focus on the nuclear waste aspect of… Continue Reading →

Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Fall 2015

Transhumanity.net in partnership with The Foundation Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT) Redmond, WA   Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Fall 2015 (the last one was sold out…) EFTF is a tech conference focused on… Continue Reading →

C. S. Lewis Denounced Transhumanism in 1945

“Dreams of the far future destiny of man were dragging up from its shallow and unquiet grave the old dream of man as god…” – C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength, 1945 The fact that a technocratic system of government is… Continue Reading →

The God Helmet & Neuro-Theology

Named after the mystical experiences that it causes, the God helmet is a piece of advanced, mind-altering technology that was developed by Dr. Michael A. Persinger. The God Helmet can create experiences such as out-of-body experiences and visions. Persinger claimed… Continue Reading →

Emergence, Reduction & Artificial Intelligence

The concept of emergence is controversial to some – for example Eliezer Yudkowski, who favors reductionism, wrote a critique at Less Wrong (see link below).  Do reductionists often dismiss emergence? Ben formalized emergence in his book ‘The Evolving Mind’ as… Continue Reading →

Transhumanity.net Endorses Zoltan’s campaign for US President

Ok, yes some of the ideas in some of Zoltan’s articles and his book may be some what ‘controversial'; but lets be real… There is no reality in this world, at this time that Zoltan will win the presidency of… Continue Reading →

VR: It’s More Than Just Games

Flying cars. Hotels in space. Robotic sexual partners. Some technologies seem destined to remain vaporware: Great ideas in theory which never seem to become practical, widespread products. But next year could be the year in which we tick at least… Continue Reading →

For Life’s Sake, Join the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension

There are many groups working toward indefinite life extension. They put in a lot of work and lead the way down the paths toward the goal. All of them have one thing in common: they are part of the overall… Continue Reading →

A Transhumanism of Ethics (opinion)

While still a pretty unknown tendency in Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries (where atheist humanism just recently has started to troll the consensus culture), transhumanism is a growing current in the Anglo-Saxon world. Rather than an outright ideology, I… Continue Reading →

From Human to Transhuman

There is no greater harm to philosophical discourse than to reduce it to its history, incapable of seeing it as constant exploration.  Maybe philosophical  anthropology  could be a good example, as it looks more like a type of theoretical cemetery than the vibrant… Continue Reading →

Superhuman Terminator-like Vision Could Be Coming Soon

Google X has made a recent announcement in which they state a new way of viewing the world is coming soon. According to the ExtremeTech  blog post Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera… Continue Reading →

Where the Human Ends & the Machine Begins: Getting ‘Unclearer’…

Cyborg Stuff There’s an interesting piece over at NYT – The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg. I’m not entirely sure what the dilemma is, but cyborg stuff is no small deal here at Anthrobotic, so it merits some consideration. Here… Continue Reading →

Don’t mistake elections for political change!

I felt moved to write this post after seeing an article about the futility of Transhumanists standing in elections. As it happens I have already written a chapter addressing questions of strategy for the developing Transhumanist Party, but thought I’d… Continue Reading →

Coevolution & The Technology of Desire

A few years ago, the first emotional robot pet hit the market.  Designed by the co-inventor of Furby, Pleo the Dinosaur is an adorable little beast, big eyes and feet, curious and playful and a little awkward… just like a baby… Continue Reading →

How to Make a Young Child Smarter

If the title of this blog [Editorial note: referring to Daniels Blog not t.net] struck you as brash, I came by it honestly: it’s the title of a terrific new paper by three NYU researchers (Protzko, Aronson & Blair, 2013). The… Continue Reading →

Godhood Is Boring

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and… Continue Reading →

The Value of Being Objective

Why should we think and act objectively? Why is it better than thinking and acting subjectively? Should we encourage other people to think objectively? Are there problems in thinking objectively? If I were to ask the reader the question, ‘Is… Continue Reading →

Global Brains & Singularities: Cadell Last & Michael Garfield Debate The Technopocalypse

Cadell Last is an evolutionary anthropologist at the Global Brain Institute and producer of the PBS Digital Studios series The Advanced Apes.  In our recent email correspondence we discussed the possibility that our entire planet is waking up as a single super-intelligent organism,… Continue Reading →

Working toward a new paradigm

This is an update on progress from the Transhumanist Party, but not a dry technical report. Instead, this is the first in what I intend to be a new style of message, combining news of our activity with the bigger… Continue Reading →

Telexistence: Future of Communication

We live in an era where the speed of technological advances has far exceed the rate of individual’s adaptation and learning abilities. To avoid a fatal outcome, researchers and developers of computer technology must cultivate a human-centered paradigm. It is… Continue Reading →

Distributed Intelligence & Octopus Smarts

“To understand ourselves, we must embrace the alien.” –  PZ Meyers, octopus neuroscientist As discussed in Biomimicry and the Design Revolution, our species is learning to consult the natural world for evolved solutions to contemporary human problems.  This paradigm shift – commonly… Continue Reading →

Let A Hundred Futures Bloom

Mention the word “transhumanism” to most of my friends, and they will assume you mean uploading people into a computer. Transcendence typically connotes an escape from the trappings of this world — from the frailty of our bodies, the evolutionary… Continue Reading →

Purpose and Timing

The influence of religion was once thunder in the ears of man. It was all pervasive, telling men when to work the fields and when to rest, when to express compassion and when to kill. In the proper context of… Continue Reading →

The Vision Thing

  A brief review of existing visions for alternative political systems Introduction Last year’s establishment of the Transhumanist Party in the u.s. has sparked much activity in Europe towards the same goal, and it seems likely that the trend will… Continue Reading →

Join the Battle against Disease and Death

Rise to Meet the Enemies at the Gates: Join the Battle against Disease and Death A lot of your great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers have prepared and gone through the fire of war. This happened time and time again over the centuries…. Continue Reading →

Transhumanism and ‘Sacred’ Intelligence (Wisdom/Sapience) As the basis for a Scientific but Spiritual Approach to Transhumansim

Transhumanism and ‘Sacred’ Intelligence (Wisdom/Sapience) As the basis a Scientific but Spiritual Approach to Transhumansim Admittedly I’m co-oping a term but in my scientific approach to ‘Spiritualism’ it fits as a well of using the cultural bagged of the terms… Continue Reading →

Can Science Resurrect the Dead?

Quantum Archaeology (QA) is the controversial science of resurrecting the dead including their memories. It assumes the universe is made of events and the laws that govern them, and seeks to make maps of brain/body states to the instant of… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity

A conference on “Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity” will be held at Humanist Hall in Oakland, on July 12, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Speakers will talk about our radical future, with copious time for Q & A’s and audience… Continue Reading →

Robot Exoskeletons in Japan

We of the robot/technology nerd demo are well aware of the non-ironically, ironically named HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) exoskeletal suit developed by Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai’s also totally not meta-ironically named Cyberdyne, Inc. Since its 2004 founding in Tsukuba City, just… Continue Reading →

Gloveone Is Bringing Touch To VR

Although the Oculus Rift, the most greatly anticipated virtuality headset still seems many months away from releasing to consumers, there’s no stopping startups from innovating the VR experience by creating new products that are making the experience seem all more real…. Continue Reading →

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