Posted: Fri, December 14, 2012 | By:
Imagine becoming superhuman. Or, at the very least, becoming superhumanly good at your job. A new prescription allows you total focus. Total composure. Genius-level clarity of thought, and the ability to stay up, in the zone, for two days straight. Aural and optical implants, gene transfers, and even bionics keep… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, December 14, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
Africa is Rising! Technology, like cell phones, is aiding Africa’s fantastic leap forward. But are the poorest of the poor left behind?
Africa is often demeaned as the “Lost” or “Hopeless” continent due to 1st World Afro-pessimism that’s gorges itself on a media diet of AIDS, genocide, raping armies, Biafra,… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, December 13, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
The Ukrainian feminist-activist group FEMEN, renowned for their topless, confrontational tactics, engaged in a rough skirmish with Catholics last month - November 19 - on the streets of Paris.
FEMEN, (partially) costumed as nuns, was there to support socialist President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalize gay marriage and… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, December 13, 2012 | By: Jason Xu
Hyperreal computer simulation could create the ‘New Jerusalem’: a realm in the world, but not of it.
Even if the “naturalistic materialistic” view of reality espoused by most atheists is correct, the prophecies of the bible can still be fulfilled via hyperreal computer simulations. When virtual reality advances to the… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, December 13, 2012 | By: Michael Lee
Everyone can see that North Korea is trapped in a tragic time-warp, a kind of living museum of 1950s style Cold War socialism. Its political bubble of unreality is likely to burst open with great force well before mid-century.
After the overthrow of the current dictatorship, I see this extremely… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, December 12, 2012 | By: Martine Rothblatt
Cyberconsciousness implies techno-immortality. Immortality means living forever. This has never happened in the real world, so we think of immortality as a spiritual existence (as in heaven) or as a non-personal existence (as in ‘Bach’s music will live forever’). With cyberconsciousness it will be possible, for the first time, for… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, December 12, 2012 | By: Memes
The winning entries of the Longevity Meme Contest have finally been determined.
It was brutally difficult to decide the best memes out of approximately 200 contestants, especially because there appeared to be a variety of “sub-categories” even within the somewhat narrow definition of a “Longevity Meme.”
Who helped pick the… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, December 12, 2012 | By: David J. Kelley
Why do you (transhumanists in general) care if mainstream thinking in modern civilization cares about ‘Transhumanism’?
If you talk to random people on the street about transhumanism, you will get eye-squinting and other strange responses. For the most part, the response will be negative. Transhumanism is not anywhere close… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, December 12, 2012 | By: David A. Kekich
As a population grows more long-lived, its members become wealthier:
In spite of concerns expressed by various government representatives, human longevity goes hand in hand with increased wealth. There are many economic benefits to living longer in good health beyond the immediately obvious ones.
This has been demonstrated over… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, December 11, 2012 | By: Memes
by Sean Emery Flatt
[editor: Sean Emery Flatt is a Canadian life extension activist who is active in the International Longevity Party, plus he’s the founder of the website, Longevity Hub. He entered the following five memes in Transhumanity.net‘s Longevity Meme Contest just before as the deadline arrived. Turns out… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, December 11, 2012 | By: Hank Pellissier
Was that a giant extraterrestrial spacecraft hovering over Istanbul?
Did alien “gods” build Macchu Picchu?
Are 13 astronauts lying when they report they saw UFOS, including Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11?
My Santa Cruz friend Dennis - who swears he wasn’t stoned at the time -… Continue Reading
Posted: Tue, December 11, 2012 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty
Promoting the use of clean stoves in the developing world can contribute to the broader development objectives of reducing poverty, improving health and gender equality, and mitigating climate change.
Replacing fuel-inefficient, polluting stoves with those that have better energy-combustion properties can help poor households climb out of poverty by reducing… Continue Reading
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