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: 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: 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
Posted: Fri, May 31, 2013 | By: Rüdiger Koch
Liberty Reserve allegedly was not so much a money transfer agent as they were a money laundering operation, washing about $6 Billion in the course of their 11 years of operation. If true, the organized crime will need to look for alternatives and they must do so quickly unless… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, May 30, 2013 | By: Mike Dodd
The current policy of forcing Islamist Nations to embrace Western thought has failed epically. Nation after nation, trillions of dollars, many thousands of lives and the Islamist world does not want to join Western Civilization and that simple fact needs to be respected and enforced.
How many times are we going… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, May 29, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
One of the most common anti-Transhumanist tropes one finds recurring throughout Transhumanist rhetoric is our supposedly rampant hubris. Hubris is an ancient Greek concept meaning excess of pride that carries connotations of reckless vanity and heedless self-absorbment, often to the point of carelessly endangering the welfare of others… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013 | By: David J. Kelley
With the opening of the retreat next month, there are lots of projects proposals to review and people to interview. Of the projects selected so far the following are some of our favorites that we are already prepping at the site so they start when we open. For more information… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013 | By: Rachel Armstrong
Wafer thin artificial leaves separate with the rising sun, as buildings wake up. They continue to follow its path over the course of the day, sucking dew and carbon dioxide out of the air. These substances are then filtered into the fleshy fabric, within the walls of our homes, which… Continue Reading
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