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Africa and the Key Drivers of Change

Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty

Africa and the Key Drivers of Change

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


Debate Forum: What Can - or Should - Be Done about “Nazi Transhumanists” ?

Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Staff

Debate Forum: What Can - or Should - Be Done about “Nazi Transhumanists” ?

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



Empathy, Mirror Neurons, and the Empathy Pathology

Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Simon de Croft

Empathy, Mirror Neurons, and the Empathy Pathology

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


Debate Forum: ROBOT WARRIORS - do we want them?

Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: DEBATE

Debate Forum: ROBOT WARRIORS - do we want them?

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


MILE: Guide to the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension

Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Eric Schulke

MILE: Guide to the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension

MILE: Guide to the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension

Goals:

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



Critically Thinking About Sorcery and Magic

Posted: Mon, February 25, 2013 | By: Leo Igwe

Critically Thinking About Sorcery and Magic

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


Why Isn’t USA Power… Electric?  - it’s because of environmentalism and price controls, stupid

Posted: Mon, February 25, 2013 | By: Zeev Kirsch

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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


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