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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 →

Building a Smart Home

It seems our day to day lives are becoming more futuristic by the second. Technology has truly streamlined our daily processes, ultimately saving us valuable time that can be spent elsewhere. That being said, smartphones have completely revolutionized our world,… Continue Reading →

Futures Wheel on Transhumanism

This futures wheel is a particular implementation of a more general ‘futures wheel’ but specific to transhumanism. You can download the draw.io format of this diagram here: [WheelMindMap.zip ] From HPlusPedia.org History of the Futures Wheel The futures wheel is a… Continue Reading →

125 – Stuart Kauffman on Physics, Life, and The Adjacent Possible

This week’s guest is living legend, transdisciplinary scientist-philosopher Stuart Kauffman, whose pioneering work on self-organization and the emergence of order helped launch the field of complex systems science and has brought us to the very edge of understanding the origins… Continue Reading →

The New Bias Classifier Tool

(In the Cloud) One of the projects we have been supporting is this ‘Bias Foundation Project’.  Their web site described the project as “The Cognitive Bias Foundation is an Open Source collaborative project designed to help document and understand methods… Continue Reading →

Digital Remains and the Echo of a Digital Past Life at the Transhuman House

(Provo) After having lived my daily life during the week at the Transhuman House for two years and coming back a year later, it has been an experience that impacted my thinking about how our culture and digital world has… Continue Reading →

124 – Norman “Dr. Blue” Katz on Hypnosis & The Mind

This week’s guest is Norman Katz, aka Dr. Blue – a lifelong practitioner of hypnotherapy and the impresario of 3SidedWhole, nine acres of magical weirdness in the desert outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve known Dr. Blue for nearly a decade… Continue Reading →

Cathy O’Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Threatens Democracy

Cathy O’Neil is a math Ph. D. from Harvard and a data-scientist who hopes to someday have a better answer to the question, “what can a non-academic mathematician do that makes the world a better place?” In the meantime, she wrote… Continue Reading →

Help Detect Bias – Give Us One Sentence!

As some of you know over at the AGI Lab we created a project partnering with a few others on an open-source or open “data” project for detecting bias’s in English.  Right now the first data is individual sentences.  Please… Continue Reading →

Technology is a Magnifying Mirror, Not a Crystal Ball

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest species of them all?” “You, oh Homo Sapiens, are smart, it is true. But AI will be smarter even than you.” *** The most popular myth about technology is perhaps the myth… Continue Reading →

Episode 123 – David Weinberger on Everyday Chaos & Thriving Amidst the Complexity

This week we’re joined by David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Technology exploring the effects of technology on how we think. David’s led a fascinating and nonlinear life, studying Heiddeger as a young… Continue Reading →

Youth Mixed Reality Development

October 9th, 2019 marks the official announcement of another program produced by Chronos Global Academy: CGA Youth Mixed Reality Development. This program is designed for ages 8 through 15, which is an age group Chronos did not serve before. Now… Continue Reading →

The Future of Cars in 2020 & Beyond

The future of cars undoubtedly seems exciting. Up to this point, cars were viewed primarily as a convenient method of transportation. The main advancements were made in reliability, safety, performance, and overall comfort. However, the advent of the internet and artificial… Continue Reading →

Blockchain and the Future of Payments

High fees, long queues in the bank, long waiting times to send money across the world, chargeback frauds, and similar issues are all about to become part of history. With the latest technology known as „blockchain“ that powers cryptocurrencies, our… Continue Reading →

Episode 122 – Magenta Ceiba on Regenerative Everything

This week’s guest is Magenta Ceiba, Executive Creative Officer (ECO) for the Bloom Network, a worldwide constellation of regenerative design hackers working in ecology, economics, civil engineering, software design, restorative justice, organizational development, and more. Bloom is hosting Pollination, an… Continue Reading →

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