Posted: Thu, May 09, 2013 | By: J. N. Nielsen
In my post Mind and Civilization: A Developmental Perspective,I considered how the embodiment of minds in organisms that experience a natural history shapes the minds in question, and how, in turn, civilization is shaped by minds shaped by natural history, so that, both directly and transitively, civilization is… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, May 08, 2013 | By: Joern Pallensen
The few books I read tend to circle around values. Two such books, among the very best I’ve ever read, are Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the art of motorcycle maintanance, and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.
Just yesterday, I finished reading Zoltan Istvan’s The Transhumanist Wager,… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, May 07, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva
One question that I have seen repeatedly asked is: When did the transhuman era begin; indeed, has it begun or is it an event that is yet to occur?
One can find arguments both for and against it being an event we are in the midst of. Those who argue… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, May 07, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
A( )negative prefix is a( )n indefinite article taken’ a( )step back 2 look back a( )head. Thus not U or Mu or Me, but yus. Thus no chair is the chair, a( )nd e’erfore no chair a chair, for the particular is not the category a( )nd hence the… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, May 06, 2013 | By: Gyreck
Some people say that death is what gives life significance, but then people often parrot nonsense they haven’t given any real thought to.
150,000 people die on Earth every day, on average, and people rarely give it much or any thought. That doesn’t sound much like significance… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, May 05, 2013 | By: B. J. Murphy
See Part 1 of “A Cosmist’s Tale” here.
See Part 2 of “A Cosmist’s Tale” here.
Like a flicker of light illuminating the night sky;
A coma patient, whose only inevitability was death, arisen
from his biological ashes like a newborn phoenix,
I, the underling, became… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, May 05, 2013 | By: Mark McManus
You’re going to see some weird and wonderful things in this article!
Some animals (including people) have the ability to develop a freakishly large musculature in a much shorter period of time than the rest of us.
In my last article about bodybuilding genetics I said that one… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, May 04, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
Artifacts, Artifictions, Artifutures 0.3
In the last installment I argued that the increasing predominance of futuristic themes, memes and motifs in mainstream popular media (focusing on mainstream music and music-videos) is making future-friendly and technology-dominated concepts, aesthetics and general gestalts increasingly attractive, appealing and sexy to mainstream audiences. I… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, May 03, 2013 | By: Nanobot Models
by Y. Svidinenko and FJ Boehm
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 complement of lysosomal enzymes,… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, May 03, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
True of False:
a.) Is I?
b.) I is.
c.) Am I?
d.) I am.
e.) Is is?
f.) Is is.
g.) Is “Is is?”?
h.) “Is is?” is.
I.) Is “Is ‘Is is?’?”?
j.) “Is ‘Is is?’?” is.
k.) Is “Is ‘Is “Is is?”?’?”?
l.) “Is ‘Is “Is is?”?’?” is.… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, May 02, 2013 | By: Armand Vespertine
Human enhancement and Transhumanism are common topics for futurists, and
the two terms are often treated as if they’re interchangeable.
While there is certainly overlap between the two concepts, and by
definition a Transhuman would have to be the beneficiary of Human
enhancement, does… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, May 02, 2013 | By: Special Guest
INFOGRAPHIC: Google’s foray into wearable technology - Glass - is a step toward the dream of ubiquitous computing in which the Internet is available everywhere at all times without the need for interrupting the task at hand. With Glass, Google puts the Internet even closer than your fingertips-right… Continue Reading
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