Posted: Mon, February 18, 2013 | By: DEBATE
DIY grinders / biohackers, like Rich Lee, have posited a near-future where surgeries on the black market would be available for about 90% less than the medical establishment cost.
Of course, the black market surgeries would be performed by grinders with no licenses / legal credentials, with equipment created… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, February 18, 2013 | By: Eric Schulke
Alpha thinkers are creatives, innovators, pioneers. They acutely and agilely navigate an abundance of diverse, fallacy aware thinking.
The alpha thinker can’t bring themselves to live at the last outpost and not venture further. They cannot resist poking their finger through the realm of sub atomic particles. They can’t… Continue Reading
Posted: Mon, February 18, 2013 | By: Terra Bosart
Language is the first invention which distinctly separated us from other animals on this planet. Although some argue it was our dextrous thumbs capable of advanced tool wielding, I disagree. There are other species with thumbs, but no other species has the same vocal conveyance of intelligent thought… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, February 17, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva
I dislike the Deathist label. To me, it seems to be pouring scorn on what is actually a perfectly reasonable stance: Namely that immortality is not possible.
Having said that, I also do not wish to pour scorn on those who pursue goals that seem to me to be impossible.… Continue Reading
Posted: Sun, February 17, 2013 | By: Hank Pellissier
I was hanging out at a North Beach cafe yesterday with two non-transhumanist friends. Actually, they’re the “Dads” of my 8-year-old daughter’s pals.
“How’s your website doing, Hank?” asked Igor. “What’s it about, anyway?”
I started to explain TNet’s agenda but Chuck jumped in…
“His website is for people… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, February 16, 2013 | By: Hank Pellissier
The Computer Simulation Argument was first advanced by Nick Bostrom in 2003 in his paper HERE
Transhumanity.net readers - do you believe we’re living in a “Matrix” - or do you think that’s just a foolish notion?
One argument against it is - would beings of advanced intelligence actually… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, February 15, 2013 | By: Tim Gross (Setai)
as every aspect of our reality is ever more rapidly consumed by Information Technology and Information Theory - an Ouroboric pancomputational cosmology is emerging- a synthesis of the Technological Singularity/ Omega Point / Multiverse/ and Simulation hypotheses into a singular cosmological principle-
the form of the Singularity as an attractor… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 14, 2013 | By: Gennady Stolyarov II
While the achievement of radical human life extension is primarily a scientific and technical challenge, the political environment in which research takes place is extremely influential as to the rate of progress, as well as whether the research could even occur in the first place, and whether consumers could benefit… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 14, 2013 | By: Eric Schulke
The Boston Globe reported three days ago that enrollment in the UMass Boston undergraduate gerontology program has fallen by two-thirds, to a mere 13 students, over the last decade. A relaunch in 2010 failed to yield more students. For that reason, UMass Boston’s decision to suspend the gerontology undergraduate… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 14, 2013 | By: Hank Pellissier
“God” and “Death” are intertwined… because “God” with his lure of “Heaven” was devised to blunt the horror of every human’s extinction.
What’s the major Promise of every major Religion?
Eternal Life. Escape from Death.
Does Religion deliver the goods? No. None of the 100+ billion humans born on Earth… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, February 13, 2013 | By: DEBATE
People today regularly get augmentation to be sexier - that’s why breast enhancement and other cosmetic surgeries are a booming business.
In the future, will radical bio-interventions succeed or fail based largely on their sex appeal? Will human sexual preferences evolve in unforeseen ways, into factions that do-or-don’t like radical… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, February 13, 2013 | By: Rachel Armstrong
All matter squirms – that is the fundamental nature of reality. Yet we are accustomed to thinking of the material world as inert or passive - being the mere fabric for intelligent vitalizing agencies. These forces have been attributed to gods, cosmic consciousness, apprehension by the human mind, or the… Continue Reading
‹ First < 15 16 17 18 19 > Last ›