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Release your Inner Cyborg with Brain Stimulation Implants – can Grinders drive the Research?

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease you may in fact be eligible to participate in a study involving implantation with Medtronic’s new deep-brain DBS-f device. The device is used to selectively stimulate nerve bundles like the fornix, a… Continue Reading →

Cyborg Possibilities – The Head (Part One)

It has been a while since I last talked about prosthetic devices. For reference, see here, here, and here. This is part one in a several part series, but I intend to put out the whole series over the next… Continue Reading →

Rise of the Military Robot

If you’re anything like me, you grew up on Transformers, or maybe Gundam Wing; big battling robots that carved swaths of destruction wherever they went. While we’re not quite there yet, the military has been pouring a lot of money… Continue Reading →

unSingularity – let’s enjoy the slow hike to the future

As a child of the 60s I spent most of my life regretting that we didn’t build those cities on the Moon and the planets. Now I realize that the Apollo adventure was too far from our supply lines to… Continue Reading →

Who Should ExtraTerrestrials Speak To? Who Should Talk to Them?

Who should extraterrestrials speak to? Alternately, if Earthlings were space bound and found a pre-spaceflight civilization, who should talk to them? To my knowledge, no specific first-contact plan exists. If the contact were to occur in outer space, then Article… Continue Reading →

Property Law and Outer Space

Before I proceed with this essay. let me emphasize that nothing I say here is to be construed as legal advice. If you’re planning on claiming an asteroid or something, consult a lawyer. The fancy Latin term for unclaimed land… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and their Impact on the Law

Watson showed, in dramatic form, the capabilities of current computers when it (he?) defeated the two best Jeopardy! Players in the world almost two years ago. If Kurzweil’s law of accelerating returns holds, Watson ought to be about twice as… Continue Reading →

The birth of Political Transhumanism

A footnote in History: The first explicitly Transhumanist candidate Political Transhumanism is beginning to coalesce, and will become a force to reckon with as accelerating technologies increasingly transform society, and people seek a new paradigm to handle the wave of… Continue Reading →

Immortality 101

Fairy tale immortality, whereby you drink an elixir and there, you’re indestructible, is a fool’s errand. It comes from a simplistic and sometimes anthropomorphic view of death: picturing it as a man who takes souls, who you can somehow evade… Continue Reading →

Dog-God AI-Delusion Redacted

The first version of this article insulted proponents of AI fear. Those insults could distract people from my logic so I created this redacted version with insults removed. This redacted version also includes extra information. The logical fallacy (human treatment… Continue Reading →

The Transhuman Illuminati

Now days it is sort of a joke about this conspiracy or that government plot when the term illuminati comes up. I was doing some reading and it seems that while the thinking around the term tends to be fringe… Continue Reading →

Ex Machina Movie Review

After months of mind numbing patience, I finally managed to see ‘Ex Machina’ the movie (http://exmachina-movie.com/ ). There have been a few AI centered or Singularity related movies the past few years such as Transcendence with Johnny Depp (love hate… Continue Reading →

Deneb IV Chronicles, Part 2 (SciFi)

“In my mind ‘Science Fiction’ is an important part of the process of visualizing possible futures thus helping shape that future building process.  As such especially hard fact based science fiction is important to the process of futurism and for… Continue Reading →

Imbecilic Dog-God-AI-Delusion

Super-smart AI harming or enslaving humans is a fiction similar to gods. It is fitting to link the two idiotic delusions together, which Steve Wozniak did in March 2015. Gods have zero relevance to intelligence. Gods relate wholly to deluded… Continue Reading →

PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?

Have you heard? Robots are coming and they are going to steal our jobs! I expect you have heard rumors to that effect, because the tech news seems positively awash with reports of automation replacing shop assistants, cooks, and much… Continue Reading →

Deneb IV Chronicles, Part 1 (SciFi)

“In my mind ‘Science Fiction’ is an important part of the process of visualizing possible futures thus helping shape that future building process.  As such especially hard fact based science fiction is important to the process of futurism and for… Continue Reading →

Transhumanist Party (UK) membership open

The Transhumanist Party wants YOU! The Transhumanist Party is a new political organization in the UK, part of a network of similar groups around the world, committed to positive social change through technology. Transhumanism is the idea that we must… Continue Reading →

The Singularity Conspiracy

SPOILER: Revolution won’t happen. When you were young, you remembered the creatures that crawled to your bed while you were trying to sleep. These creatures no longer visit you. The dark corner of the room is empty. Or is it?… Continue Reading →

Biological Machines

National Review published an article stating artificially intelligent computers would merely be machines. The author of the article doesn’t realise how biotech-synbio shows us DNA is a machine. Humans and all other biological life-forms are machines, which is why bio-engineers… Continue Reading →

Design Agency Offering Mindfile Support Program as an Employee Benefit

The new engineered design experience firm “Interact” (http://interact.agency/ ) whose CEO is an adamant Transhumanist (@DavidJKelley – https://twitter.com/DavidJKelley , http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameskelley/en ) has elected to offer Mindfile support and archiving for employees. One of Interacts key tenants is, “our employee’s or… Continue Reading →

Transhumanist “Speakers Bureau” – Assembling Our Visionary Team

Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) is compiling an excellent lineup of lecturers on futurist / transhumanist topics, in our new “HUB” section, designed by “Techno-Optimist” web designer, Kevin Russell. The majority of our featured speakers delivered excellent presentations at our 2014… Continue Reading →

Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration

The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension (MILE) is organizing an online demonstration to support life extension technologies and awareness. The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension (MILE) is organizing an online demonstration to support life extension technologies and awareness. The event… Continue Reading →

INTERACT.agency comes out of the closet as ‘Transhumanist’

The Seattle based design agency ‘INTERACT’ (http://interact.agency/) (a design agency focused on AR and wearable’s) has come out of the closet as an openly Transhumanist company. What does that mean? Really, that comes down to the philosophy of the founders;… Continue Reading →

“Transhuman Strategies” conference March 21 in Silicon Valley

What are the Transhuman Goals in the near future? How can these Transhuman ideas permeate the mainstream? Are there ways Transhumanism can assert itself in the political sphere? How can Transhumanist ideas and innovations create a better world now, for… Continue Reading →

Biological Machines

National Review published an article stating artificially intelligent computers would merely be machines. The author of the article doesn’t realize how biotech/syn-bio shows us DNA is a machine. Humans and all other biological life-forms are machines, which is why bio-engineers… Continue Reading →

The Moral Philosophy of Transhumanism

Transhumanism is an increasingly popular philosophical movement, and that increasing popularity can sometimes lead to a degree of confusion among newer adherents about what its necessary features are. In my opinion the only common basis to Transhumanism, coined by Anders… Continue Reading →

Mitochondrially Targeted Antioxidant SS-31 Reverses Some Measures of Aging in Muscle

Antioxidants of the sort you can buy at the store and consume are pretty much useless: the evidence shows us that they do nothing for health, and may even work to block some beneficial mechanisms. Targeting antioxidant compounds to the… Continue Reading →

Tales From the Future (closer then you think)

Part of what I do is look at where the future is going in the technology space,  if your interested you might reference this article on future technology trends () but the bottom line is that my job is in… Continue Reading →

Seasteading Institute Reality TV Show

If its one thing that I appreciate is real work action and results, not all this internet talk… when it comes to the real world the Seasteading Institute is actually doing something.  please check it out and help where you… Continue Reading →

Conceptual Nanomedical Lipofuscin Removal Strategy

Lipofuscin is a waxy heterogeneous substance that is comprised of aggregates of metabolic cellular waste end products, which reside within the lysosomes and cytosols of particular types of human cells. This substance can neither be degraded further via the typical… Continue Reading →

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