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DEBATE FORUM - do you want a Singularity via Artificial Intelligence, or Human Bio-Intelligence?

Posted: Sat, February 09, 2013 | By: DEBATE

DEBATE FORUM - do you want a Singularity via Artificial Intelligence, or Human Bio-Intelligence?

Today’s DEBATE FORUM topic is:

do you want The Singularity via Artificial Intelligence, or Human Bio-Intelligence? 

Most observers, researchers, computer programmers, and transhumanist pundits on The Singularity assume it will occur via the first possibility.

Others suggest that human bio-intelligence could be enhanced massively through biotechnology - via smart drugs,… Continue Reading




Writers Can Prosper Without Intellectual Property

Posted: Fri, February 08, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II

Writers Can Prosper Without Intellectual Property

It is commonly supposed that, whatever its moral and theoretical standing, intellectual property is necessary for creators of written works to make a living and — even more importantly — to continue to create. Here, I will set aside the theoretical status of copyright, which is amply discussed in Stephan… Continue Reading


ALCOR - I’m a happy (but not impatient) customer

Posted: Fri, February 08, 2013 | By: Special Guest

ALCOR - I’m a happy (but not impatient) customer

by Alan Brooks

“It was sunny in Los Angeles, I was working the afternoon shift…”

Joe Friday’s voice said that, in my dream. I came out of a trance. The Amtrak train was pulling into early-morning Flagstaff Arizona hours late, which was a plus, wouldn’t have to stay there all night. The… Continue Reading





Vitology is Life

Posted: Wed, February 06, 2013 | By: Martine Rothblatt

Vitology is Life

To avoid confusion we need a new, more appropriate term for the study of life than biology – which is now more properly understood as the study of life built from organic cellular chemistry.  A better term for the study of life is Vitology.

Vitology includes biological life as well… Continue Reading




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