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A Treatise On Transhumanism – Failures of Transhumanism (Part 7)

Despite this apparent and hypothetical success, Transhumanism is still susceptible to failure on certain grounds; for instance, one has made several assumptions, such as a majority of citizens accepting augmentations in pursuit of civilization. This assumption is fundamentally flawed in… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Transhumanist Solutions to Societal Problems (Part 6)

Previously, one established the failures of human faculties as such concerns as lack of sustenance, wellbeing, intelligence, autonomy and productivity, either causing or caused by each other, and resulting in uncivilization. Augmentation of human faculties, physical, mental and/or autonomous, aims… Continue Reading →

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.2 of 3)

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.2 of 3) Part 1 of this article introduced the Zero State (ZS) and its philosophical foundation. Now Part 2, below, will begin to outline some “Breadcrumbs and Rabbit Holes”, which is to say ideas… Continue Reading →

“Oracle of Silicon Valley” Tim O’Reilly on WTF: Do Work That Matters

Inc Magazine called Tim O’Reilly the “Oracle of Silicon Valley.” Wired called him “The Trend Spotter.” Others have noted that “the Internet was built on O’Reilly books.” All in all, Tim O’Reilly is as perfect of a guest for my Singularity.FM podcast as I… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – In Pursuite of Transhumanism (Part 5)

Thus far, one has established a basic model of society with which to identify failures in guaranteeing and maximising satisfaction and stability of society. Summarily, society, comprised of population, labour, capital and agreement, and its economy, the relations between them,… Continue Reading →

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.1 of 3)

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.1 of 3) Welcome to the Zero State (ZS). ZS is an activist community, part of the Social Futurist movement, and – depending on who you ask – it may or may not be a… Continue Reading →

Don’t Underestimate the Space Force

US President Donald Trump’s demands for a “Space Force” as a new branch of the US Armed Forces is contrary to international treaties and may also be part of the anachronistic desire for national dominance. However, military competition could be… Continue Reading →

At the Heart of Intelligence: A Film by Gerd Leonhard & Telia Finland

At the Heart of Intelligence is an emotionally compelling and well-made short film discussing artificial intelligence. It was produced in collaboration between popular futurist Gerd Leonhard and Telia Finland. The movie employes powerful visuals, fantastic music and high-quality production but not at the… Continue Reading →

Living Architecture And The Transhuman House

Many of you know about the Transhuman House in Provo Utah.  Part of the job of the Transhuman House is a sort of museum of the future from Transhuman Art to the Foundation’s ‘Transhuman’ Book Collection.  But while your at… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Conventional Solutions to Societal Problems (Part 4)

Throughout history, such issues have been addressed by conventional solutions, that is, improvements of human nature that do not overly alter human faculties. However, historically, it is clear that humanity has always struggled to implement these solutions and reconcile its… Continue Reading →

Wyrd, Fyrd, & Rebis: Mythological Past to Posthuman Future

Transhumanism and Social Futurism are concerned with the deep future, which is to say the fate of humanity, rather than just the next few decades. When politicians and social commentators talk about the future, the end of this Century is… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Inherent Inadequacies of Society (Part 3)

Using this approach, one now examines the conditions whereby humanity fails to achieve civilization; given the interdependency of economy, issues obstructing civilization are interrelated in similar ways. Labour, capital, agreement and population can succumb to such problems as corruption, debt,… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – The Nature of Civilization (Part 2)

To begin, one considers the fundamentals of any society, the most foundational of which population, of which society is comprised. Conventionally, population has been classed as the human populace of a society, which provides an acceptable definition for population, at… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Introduction (Part 1)

Transhumanism is an ideological movement aiming to improve human intellect, physiology and society through technological and scientific means. It is due to this reliance on technology, and any relevant impedance of scientific progress, that it suffers a lack of implementation;… Continue Reading →

Radical Centrism vs. Spectacle/Dialectic

In a previous article, I recently said: “I believe that our society is governed by Spectacle; which is to say the modern equivalent of “bread and circuses”, designed as an array of deliberately false choices between options that don’t matter,… Continue Reading →

Fakebook Drones Losing their AI

In this edition, the top news starts with:  AI in drones is being used to predict violent individuals from on high…   https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/drones-predict-violent-individuals-from-sky/  Fakebook is closing down its spy drones… er, I mean solar powered Wi-Fi drone project, due to other… Continue Reading →

Movement for Indefinite Life Extension 2018 Drive to Stay Alive Awareness Campaign

The work to give ourselves and our children the chance to choose how long we live continues – it depends on the word getting out. The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension has launched a new fundraiser to generate advertising dollars…. Continue Reading →

The ZS Calendar (pt.1)

“Sṇtējō, dō mejnō daitis atqe legs…” – First Hierophant, 0 HE     The “pulse” or activity-level of any movement can best be measured by looking at its events calendar, since that is likely to give you information about organizational capability,… Continue Reading →

OpenAI and Spy Operations

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Adobe is working on a new AI that can detect image manipulation more effectively than humans.    https://newatlas.com/adobe-ai-detect-image-manipulation/55179/  OpenAI has built a game algorithm system that can interact as a team only through… Continue Reading →

I Believe…

The article below offers a worldview, starting with an abstract philosophical foundation, upon which increasingly pragmatic structures can be built. The framework presented here is deliberately compatible with the political philosophy known as Social Futurism, although it is not part… Continue Reading →

Nikola Danaylov on the Future Grind Podcast

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea is joined by bestselling author and futurist speaker Nikola Danaylov. Nikola writes about the future at his website Singularity Weblog and hosts the Singularity.FM podcast. His 2017 book Conversations with the Future features highlights from… Continue Reading →

How NuMat is Engineering the Building Blocks of the Future, One Molecule at a Time

This article is part of a series about how OS Fund (OSF) companies are radically redefining our future by rewriting the operating systems of life. Or as we prefer to think about it; Step 1: Put a dent into the… Continue Reading →

All Our Missing Baryonic Matter Was Found

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Sadly, Microsoft is focusing on VR for the PC and not the Xbox… this is a step back from statements to the opposite effect last year.   https://thenextweb.com/virtual-reality/2018/06/21/microsoft-says-no-to-vr-gaming-on-xbox/  GE, after more than 100… Continue Reading →

Puffing Smoke and Incremental Progress

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Hmmm… it seems some humans have figured out that deep learning is not real AI and is never going to take over the universe… unfortunately they might be on to something in… Continue Reading →

A Vision For Humanity

Let’s take a moment to consider the world in the early 21st Century. Some things are better than they’ve ever been, and getting better all the time, while other very dangerous trends are moving rapidly in the other direction. Something… Continue Reading →

The Principles of Social Futurism (pt.1/5)

The Principles of Social Futurism define Social Futurism itself, which is a movement for Positive Social Change Through Technology. As such, Social Futurism represents the intersection of social, political, and economic concerns on the one hand, and technological issues on… Continue Reading →

Incremental Steps To Nowhere

In this edition, the top news starts with:  AI systems are now spotting heart attacks on emergency calls, improving the time it takes to identify cases.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/the-ai-that-spots-heart-attacks  A real AI scientist thinks Elon Musk’s fears about the future of AI… Continue Reading →

Better Control Over Humans By The Machine Overlords

In this edition, the top news starts with:  NASA is making progress with growing plants in space, mostly focused on small experiments on small scales.  https://www.popsci.com/nasa-growing-food-in-space  A new startup is looking at some kind of centrifuge mass driver to put… Continue Reading →

Know Your ABCs (pt.2): Convergence

The previous article introduced the concepts of Asterion and Blackstar, being the ZS–ARG formulations of Technological Singularity and its Transhuman “Event Horizon”, respectively. Part 2, below, will now explain what Convergence means to ZSers.   Top-Level Goal (TLG)   As… Continue Reading →

Physicist Max Tegmark on Life 3.0: What We Do Makes a Difference

Aome people say that renowned MIT physicist Max Tegmark is totally bonkers and refer to him as “Mad Max”. But, to quote Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, “All the best people are.” Furthermore, I am not sure if Tegmark is “mad” but I am… Continue Reading →

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