In the last week, a hundred million people devoted themselves to work of all kinds. Some of it was menial and repetitive; some of it required sophisticated analysis and team building. There were people buying and selling, people inventing, and… Continue Reading →
Have you heard? Robots are coming and they are going to steal our jobs! I expect you have heard rumors to that effect, because the tech news seems positively awash with reports of automation replacing shop assistants, cooks, and much… Continue Reading →
INTRODUCTION In the last lecture, I talked about how the West may well be in the age of decadence, and devoted much of the talk in explaining how financial and monetary systems have been manipulated over the centuries to bring… Continue Reading →
MONEY: ITS FAILURE AND ITS FUTURE. PART ONE: ITS FAILURE. INTRODUCTION. Welcome to this year’s lecture, ‘Money: Its failure and its future’. Actually, it is two lectures this year. Part one will deal with money’s failure and part two will… Continue Reading →
Today, thanks to modern medicine, surgical techniques, biotechnologies like IVF and social services like surrogate motherhood, people who in previous years would have died in infancy, childbirth, or would never have been born at all are able to live a full life.
It is an abiding characteristic of transhumanists to be simultaneously in admiration for the human body, impressed with what evolution achieved, while also considering the body as very much work in progress that needs fixing. One aspect of life that… Continue Reading →
As robots slowly become more capable, the realization that our relationship with work must undergo radical review is spreading. Mostly, thoughts turn to the link between jobs and wages. Proposals are put forward, such as the introduction of a guaranteed… Continue Reading →
Here is a question for transhumanists: What is the number one goal we should be pursuing? Judging by the essays and arguments put forward on the topic, it seems that most of us deem ‘achieve immortality’ as the top priority…. Continue Reading →