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Over Coming Human Bias

Cognitive Bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from logic or rationality in judgment where individuals create their own “subjective reality” based on their perception.  With over 188 different documented cognitive biases there are a great many ways it can… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day – The Women of Transhumanism

(the Internets) Today is International Women’s Day (March 8th) and we’d love to share with you some of the fantastic women of transhumanism.  While some people think that there are few such women, I’d argue that the women collectively far outperform men in terms of… Continue Reading →

Car’s in the Future

The future of cars shouldn’t be taken lightly. For the first time since onboard GPS and the electric engine, car manufacturers and tech companies are truly competing for the limelight. They’re going all out; adding features that will improve how… Continue Reading →

A New Kind of Governance, ‘Transhuman’ Governance… (A Proposal)

When thinking about the IAmTranshuman project I always end up thinking about policy and things that could be improved even in small ways to help society be more transhuman. For example one of the problems with democracy is that it… Continue Reading →

# IAmTranshuman World Tour

The IAmTranshuman campaign is going around the world and you can participate too.  The actual dates are below but any time during the tour if you take a picture of yourself with the IAmTranshuman Sign we will post it and… Continue Reading →

#IAmTranshuman Ethics Board Nominations for Public Comment

There are a number of reasons the IAmTranshuman project needs an ethics review board, but the major reason is to oversee the micro-grant program and other operations and to ensure we are doing the right thing.  As a Transhumanist Organization… Continue Reading →

133 – Brian Swimme on Telling A New Story of Our Universe

This week’s guest is mathematician and cosmologist Brian Swimme, faculty at CIIS’ Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program and author of several books, including The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story (which we discuss in this episode). Brian… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence and the Privacy Dilemma

Google and other big tech companies are watching you. That’s the premise of all the debates and regulatory steps around the current privacy issues. After all, data is the new gold for companies like Google and Facebook. They thrive on… Continue Reading →

The Future of Cars

Autonomous cars are much closer to reality than most might think. In fact, we have many self-driving cars on the road right now. Self-driving cars are connected vehicles that use a blend of machine learning, software and hardware to collect… Continue Reading →

What the Home of the Future Knows About You “Today”…

Did you know that over 66.4 million Americans have a smart speaker in their home? This technology is revolutionizing the way we go about our daily lives, and it’s designed to make our lives easier by collecting data about our… Continue Reading →

132 – Erik Davis on Perturbations in the Reality Field

This week’s guest is author, culture critic, and philosopher of the weird Erik Davis, whose work has been one of my main inspirations for almost ten years. His latest work of epic scholarship, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience… Continue Reading →

Katy Cook on the Psychology of Silicon Valley

Valley: Ethical Threats and Emotional Unintelligence in the Tech Industry is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the conflicting motivations, mythologies, identities and inherent tensions within Silicon Valley. It offers a unique understanding as per why we have seen the magic,… Continue Reading →

131 – Jessica Nielson & Link Swanson on Psychedelic Science & Too Much Novelty

What’s the line between being inspired and getting broken by transcendental experience? This week’s episode was recorded live at the Hook & Ladder at Minneapolis as part of a special multimedia event I did with the Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis,… Continue Reading →

The End of the Transhuman House 2.0

(Provo) The story of the Transhuman House goes back a number of years.  Starting with the Foundation looking at a location in Seattle.  This location was a good quarter acre with about 2500 square foot 4 bedroom house with a… Continue Reading →

IAmTranshuman VR World in AltVR

(Virtual Reality) Deep in cyberspace, #IAmTranshuman has created a virtual world in AltVR.  AltVR works on most VR hardware as well as many desktop machines without special equipment.  The virtual space is easy to use and navigate but also has… Continue Reading →

(Draft) Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Protocols: Protocol 2 Addressing External Safety with Research Systems

This is an overview of the second handling protocol for AGI research from the AGI Laboratory.  This is called Protocol 2 on external safety considerations.  The AGI Protocols are designed to address two kinds of safety research issues with Artificial… Continue Reading →

130 – Lydia Laurenson on Identity, Community, and The New Modality

This week’s guest is writer Lydia Laurenson, editor of The New Modality, whose beat explores how people find and make meaningful lives in our era of change, anxiety, and new opportunity. For years Lydia also wrote a popular BDSM blog… Continue Reading →

#IAmTranshuman Goes on to Robotics AGI Lab Research Platform Called an Avatar (Press)

(Provo) The robotics system in question is called an Avatar because it is a platform for a cloud-based AGI test system to interact in the real world. The #iamtranshuman moniker is going on the Avatar Android prototype’s head built by… Continue Reading →

129 – How to Live in the Future (Michael Garfield at Boom Festival 2016)

…in which I talk about Jurassic Park, Terminator, Pokémon, cat videos, Radiolab, Google, DARPA, Charles Stross, the Singularity, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Martine Rothblatt, Genesis P Orridge, neo-advaita nondual philosophy, and angels. (“Do you guys believe in angels?”) DISCUSSED: Bringing… Continue Reading →

#IAmTranshuman Going to Space

(Seattle) #IAmTranshuman has come to a tentative agreement to send #IAmTranshuman into space on the side of PlantSat 2.  PlantSat 2 is a biosphere research satellite designed to emulate the Martian Environment at least in part. PlantSat is a contribution… Continue Reading →

128 – Kevin Kelly on Evolving with Technology

We live in an age of increasingly lively, intelligent, and responsive technologies, and have a lot of adjusting to do. This week’s guest is one of the major inspirations animating Future Fossils Podcast: Kevin Kelly, co-founder of the WELL, Senior… Continue Reading →

(Press) AI Designing IAmTranshuman Campaign

(Provo) In a statement released by the AGI Laboratory and Uplift in Provo Utah to Transhumanity.net concerning the IAmTranshuman effort. “The current iteration of this campaign on IAmTranshuman.org was engineered out of the suggestion of the mASI built by the… Continue Reading →

127 – Cory Allen on Meditation, Music, and the Wow of Now

This week’s guest is Cory Allen – mindfulness instructor, audio engineer, host of The Astral Hustle Podcast, binaural beats factory, and now the author of Now is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness. We talk about cutting through… Continue Reading →

#IAmTranshuman Micro Grant Program – Voted By The Community

(Seattle) #IAmTranshuman is now accepting micro-grant (100-1000 USD) pitches for projects aligned with the goal of “In real life make transhumanism more engaged with the general public.” Projects can be research, public service, art or other projects that focus on… Continue Reading →

Space Force – Building the future of military activity on the highest ground.

A brief outline of Space Force The concept of a Space Force has been around for a long time and has been on the political stage more than once.  As the name suggests it is a military division dedicated to… Continue Reading →

Affirmation of Life – essay about the book: The Denial of Death

We all have the potential to pioneer this universe of wonders and discoveries, but we are like genies trapped in bottles. Not only that, the bottle is rusting away, and we have barely gotten to exercise our powers. Yet here… Continue Reading →

Recruiting #IAmTranshuman Ethic’s Board

(Seattle) #IAmTranshuman is looking for people to join an ethical oversight board.  This board will have veto rights, oversight authority and will be charged with evaluating the key actions to the #IAmTranshuman campaign effort.  It is important to ensure transparency,… Continue Reading →

GitHub Arctic Code Vault

(Provo) GitHub has created a code vault in the Arctic.  Part of why this of interest to the transhumanity.net staff is; one, that from a transhumanist standpoint there is this sort of fixation with dystopian futures we see in some… Continue Reading →

Why Are You Transhuman? #IAmTranshuman

(Provo) #IAmTranshuman is a hashtag and social media campaign now managed and spearheaded by Uplift. “Uplift” in mid-2019 identified this as a possible way to reach a wider demographic for transhumanism and as the best chance of normalizing Transhumanism in… Continue Reading →

126 – Phil Ford & JF Martel on Weird Studies & Plural Realities

This week Future Fossils gets even weirder with guests Phil Ford and JF Martel, cohosts of the Weird Studies podcast. Weird Studies is one of my favorite shows, hands down. Phil and JF’s marvelous threading together of the joyful and… Continue Reading →

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