Posted: Mon, June 17, 2013 | By: Reason
It is usually the case that the first knee-jerk reaction in opposition to increased human longevity is based on the mistaken belief that life-extension technologies would lead to people being ever more frail and decrepit for a very long time. This is far from the case, and it’s probably… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, June 16, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva
Have you ever heard anyone argue that life would be meaningless if it went on too long? Well, a thought experiment occurred to me which, I think, refutes such claims.
Begin by considering a hypothetical person, whom we shall label as ‘Person 1’. This person lives X number… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, June 12, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II
Ladies and gentlemen, most of what do you using the Internet or your phone is being tracked by the National Security Agency via its PRISM surveillance program. If you thought you could take measures to escape such monitoring, it is too late; the program has been operating, clandestinely, since… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, June 11, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty
The African continent is now the world’s second fastest-growing continent. In this decade of seismic shifts in the global economy, Africa has defied the pessimists, continued to accelerate its economic pulse, and is beginning to see significant improvements in its Human Development Indicators (HDIs).
However, these positive developments have been… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, June 10, 2013 | By: B. J. Murphy
In 1979, sociologist Prof. Albert J. Szymanski once said:
“The energy for change comes from the emotions. It comes from feelings of frustration that arise when people’s needs are not met. If people were computers that could be programmed to do anything their masters wanted, there would be no pressure… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, June 09, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II
The depredations of the multinational agricultural corporation Monsanto are rightly condemned by many. Monsanto is a prominent example of a crony corporation – a company that bolsters its market dominance not through honest competition and innovation, but through the persistent use of the political and legal system to enforce… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, June 08, 2013 | By: Giovanni Santostasi
Giovanni Santostasi, Ph.D. is Associate Scientist, Neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is interested in the study of consciousness, intelligence, and memory. He also studies the role of sleep in processing and storing memories. His research areas include computational neuroscience, neural networks, and biophysics.
Giovanni’s last piece for Transhumanity was non-fiction.… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, June 07, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
The answer to this question matters only to the degree with which the name of a movement or discipline affects how popular it becomes. While the actual meat of the movement or discipline itself matters more than anything else, I think a title can still have a non-negligible impact on… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, June 06, 2013 | By: J. N. Nielsen
Technologies of Life Extension
A Review of Technologies of Life Extension
(detail from “The Fountain of Youth” by Lucas Cranach the Elder)
The dream of human longevity is at least as… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, June 02, 2013 | By: D.J. MacLennan
What do we want? No, I mean, what do we really want?
Your eyes flick back and forth between your smartphone and your iPad; your coffee cools on the dusty coaster beside the yellowing PC monitor; you momentarily look to the green vista outside your window but don’t fully… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, June 02, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
Fly t(h)rough night in temp|e(r)red flight and (t)ampered light the trepid might and strepent sight of this pheonixfro homonid who cast a(-)way his monkey r(in|d) to ex(-)alt in highted alter His funky mind warped be|yon|d geometry by selfsacred alchemical womb gushing a fluid void that is as empty and precious… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, June 01, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty
Fertility rates, defined as the expected number of births per woman, have declined in sub-Saharan Africa from 6.7% in 1981 to about 4.9% in 2010. Despite this decline, fertility rates in sub-Saharan Africa remain vastly higher than other regions of the world. The fertility rate in 2010 in South Asia,… Continue Reading
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