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Channels for Improved Development in Africa

Posted: Tue, June 11, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty

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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


Do Robots Deserve the Right to Unionize?

Posted: Mon, June 10, 2013 | By: B. J. Murphy

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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


Against Monsanto, For GMOs

Posted: Sun, June 09, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II

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               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


H+ Poetry: Cybernetic Love Poem

Posted: Sat, June 08, 2013 | By: Giovanni Santostasi

H+ Poetry: Cybernetic Love Poem

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


Technologies of Life Extension

Posted: Thu, June 06, 2013 | By: J. N. Nielsen

Technologies of Life Extension

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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


Tapping the Transcendence Drive

Posted: Sun, June 02, 2013 | By: D.J. MacLennan

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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




21st Century Foreign Policy Agenda For Western Nations

Posted: Thu, May 30, 2013 | By: Mike Dodd

21st Century Foreign Policy Agenda For Western Nations

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


The Hubris of Neo-Luddism

Posted: Wed, May 29, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese

The Hubris of Neo-Luddism

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



Greener cities. V7

Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013 | By: Rachel Armstrong

Greener cities. V7

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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