Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty
Africa is the second most populous continent after Asia. Its current population of nearly 1 billion people is expected to rise to 2.2 billion over the next 40 years. Between 2000 and 2010, GDP grew at 5.6% a year, topping 7% in 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively.
The global economic… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Staff
A new website has emerged called Aryan Legacy that promotes “Nationalist Transhumanism.” Its agenda is clearly Neo-Nazi - examining the site one quickly finds racist and anti-Semitic propaganda.
Should progressive transhumanists confront this hate-mongering site? Or ignore it?
Should we accept the notion that “transhumanism” is movement that can be adopted… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: David A. Kekich
Dear Future Centenarian,
According to Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a lack of biology is the only limit on longevity.
In his personal opinion, medicine is all about transcending the limits of biology. Where we have not yet transcended, such as in maximum observed human lifespan, is because the necessary biotechnology has… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Simon de Croft
Overview of empathy
The process by which one’s affective experience is shared by another person is known as empathy. In order to understand empathy using the scientific method it is imperative to first define empathy.
There are a wide range of definitions of empathy in the literature. 1) The capacity… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: DEBATE
The transhumanist topic today is Robotized Warfare, with its present-and-potential cyborg soldiers, drones, and semi-or-fully autonomous sentries, tanks, patrol boats, etc.
Are they inevitable? Is their arrival far superior to the enlisting of sentient meatballs, that bleed, scream and die?
Or is that naive? Will killer ‘bots just be used to… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Eric Schulke
MILE: Guide to the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension
The MILE mission is to execute a series of goals to bring awareness of indefinite life extension to the world stage (8 million+ people) through themile.info Facebook page.
- the main goals are:
We will get 8 million supporters here… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, February 25, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II
Imagine if it were possible to help cure disease and lengthen human lifespans simply by playing one’s computer games of choice. Here, I describe a concept for doing just that, and I welcome efforts from any readers to help bring it about.
To make a practical, concrete difference in… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, February 25, 2013 | By: Leo Igwe
Critical thinking is one of the powers and abilities which we humans have and can exercise in our daily lives. It enables us to identify gaps in our thinking, ideas and outlook. Critical mindedness is humankind’s most potent weapon against erroneous credulous notions and superstitions. It helps us to explore… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, February 25, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
(Part 1 of this essay was posted yesterday, here)
I wonder how many others there are out there like me, yet to approach the world with their vast extrapersonal visions of self-directed self-realization, yet to find the daring to throw their raucous good works in the face of this… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, February 25, 2013 | By: Zeev Kirsch
Imagine if a policy of embracing Unbelievably Cheap Electricity was not only necessary but sufficient to bring about a dramatic electrification of America’s electric powerline infrastructure. Imagine a sustained and dramatic increase in the supply of electricity that could result in dramatically lower electricity prices. Imagine that coal, with the… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, February 24, 2013 | By: TJL-2080
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, February 24, 2013 | By: Dirk Bruere
Eugenics, well it’s all about killing off genetic defectives, gassing people designated as insane or subhuman and giving lethal injections to kids with learning difficulties. Or at least it has become that in popular imagination.
The original impetus for eugenics was the observation by certain members of Victorian era Middle… Continue Reading
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