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The Evolving Dynamic of Evil and Love

“I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a… Continue Reading →

How Safely Can You Practice DIY Drugs?

The demand is rising for enhancement technologies. An article at Forbes argues the market is ripe for a means of cognitive augmentation, hypothesizing “IQ” as the next trillion dollar business. And culturally, more are becoming comfortable with the idea of… Continue Reading →

Researchers, Ahoy! Should Futurist Science Move… Offshore?

What is the likelihood of seeing research vessels devoted to scientific research outside the bounds of national jurisdiction? The idea of relocating for the sake of circumventing law, in particular the notion of establishing new nations in international waters, is… Continue Reading →

Oscar Pistorius Now … Elective Amputation in 10 Years?

Oscar Pistorious’ – nicknamed “Blade Runner” and “The Fastest Man On No Legs” – was the first ever amputee to compete in the World Olympics. Ever since the announcement that Pistorius would race for South Africa in the 2012 Olympics… Continue Reading →

Artificial Wombs Will Spawn New Freedoms

co-written with Hank Pellissier  Eggs were first. Millions of years before mammals, eggs existed, their hard shells protecting the incubating embryo inside. Egg Mom wanders mobile, light in her anatomy—unlike her mammalian sister that waddles around, heavily crippled with the… Continue Reading →

3D Printing Laboratories: The Age of DIY Designer Drugs Begins

Novel techniques in 3D printing technology simplify the production of drugs, enabling home design and synthesis of pharmaceuticals.The Science: Professor Lee Cronin, Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and his team have built what they call “reactionware”, “special… Continue Reading →

Transhumanism for Children

Are children capable of contemplating transhumanism?It is often pointed out that transhumanism shares many features with religion. It answers questions regarding the nature of the world and humanity’s place in it, offers guidance on how to live, and inspires hope…. Continue Reading →

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