Featured Authors: Alan Brooks Remembering the 1950s-60s Futurists: What Went Wrong? Amon Kalkin THE NEW : An open letter to all Futurists, Hackers, & Transhumanists WAVE: Unity in Radical Change, Rejecting Extremism New Zealand: A Future ‘Home Base’ for Transhumanists? Andrew Wallace Building a Star Trek Economy Armand Vespertine Does Enhanced Human Equal Transhuman? B. J. Murphy ‘What seems to be the problem?’ – Hollywood’s anti-immortality Quoting our Future: The Past and Present Speak Do Robots Deserve the Right to Unionize? H+ Poetry: Re-Live/Re-Boot H+ Poetry: A Cosmist’s Tale - Part 1 - Opt Not for Death Ben Goertzel Humanity Plus Elections: The Boring Truth (Response to Vlad Frolov) Boris Karpa Open Letter to Ronald Bailey Soldiers without Banners - Why the Future Doesn’t Need Transhumanists Carol Lloyd Why I Didn’t Talk to My Children about Sandy Hook—and why it may not have mattered Is Your Autistic Child a Dandelion? Weed or Herb? D.J. MacLennan Tapping the Transcendence Drive David A. Kekich Live Long… and the World Prospers What Will Humans Look Like in 2033? The Search for a Miracle Longevity Drug - to Slow, Halt or Reverse Cell Senescence The Most Important Person in the World (will be whoever donates $5 billion to cure aging) 107,000,000,000 - what does this number signify? David Eubanks An Apology for a Cybernetic Future Namespace It Just Seems Like Forever (From the Auto-Journal™ of Jonny Blake Johnson, 2033) David J. Kelley Vision for a Trans-Human Institute Retreat Interview with an AI (Artificial Intelligence) – A Subtle Warning… Understanding the Transhumanist Demographic The Psychological Trend Towards Transhumanity Vote for David Kelley in the HumanityPlus Election David Pearce Parasites, Predators and Serial Killers (Part 2 of “Reprogramming Predators”) Feeling Groovy, Forever… THE ABOLITIONIST PROJECT - suffering and how to get rid of it Humans and Intelligent Machines - Co-Evolution, Fusion or Repla cement? The Biointelligence Explosion David Wood “In Our Lifetimes, Human Beings Will No Longer Be Human” claims Lord Anthony Giddens Controversies Over Singularitarian Utopianism DEBATE DEBATE Forum - Why is Space Exploration Important to Transhumanists? Debate Forum: Robot Sex Poll Reveals Americans’ Attitudes About Robotic Lovers, Servants, Soldiers Debate Forum: ROBOT WARRIORS - do we want them? DEBATE FORUM: do we want to be the Borg? DEBATE Topic - Would you get a black market Brain Implant from a Biohacker for 90% off? Dirk Bruere Conspiracy! Quantum Suicide: Killing yourself for fun and profit “The Praxis” - Transhumanism as Religion and the Conversion of Philosophy into Action DIY Solar Electricity Installation: The True Costs Surviving a Carrington Event and Similar Disasters Dustin Ashley New H+ Poetry Eric Schulke If They Say No - Regarding Indefinite Life Extension “Alpha Thinkers” are the Transhuman Wave of the Future Our Surroundings are Seemingly Limitlessly Profound Indefinite Life Extension: How To Convince Skeptics, Fence-Sitters, and the Uninformed Study Gerontology! This Frontier Provides Hope for the Future Extropia DaSilva Future Love: Romancing the Robot (Part 1) The Universe and Us - in the grand scheme of things, how important are we? Future Love: Transhuman Romances Love and Sex in Second Life IT’S ALIVE! How Technology Evolves and What it Means Feminism The Neurobiology Behind All of the Ridiculous Things You Do When You’re in Love Top 5 Questions About the Female Orgasm Answered Shame on India! Fiction Incomplete Demigods (2033 Immortality Fiction Contestant) Love’s Not Worth Dying For More than Once (2033 Immortality Fiction Contestant) What Happened to the Good Old Days - (2033 Immortality Fiction Contestant) One Hundred Years of Immortality (2033 Immortality Fiction Contestant) Memory of Death (2033 Immortality Fiction Contestant) Francesca Ferrando Towards A Posthumanist Methodology Franco Cortese 4 in 5 of Americans Don’t Think Death Exists? Is Price-Performance the Wrong Measure for a Coming Intelligence-Explosion? 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Mclean Transhumanist Elitism, Privilege and Intersectionality Ian Linnel BioHack Diabolical Plot #1 - Implant “Defiance” via Mass DBS to Topple Authoritarian Regimes DIY Nanotechnology – “buckyballs” + olive oil doubles the lifespan of mice Ilia Stambler International Longevity Alliance Plans Its Agenda for 2013 The Longevity Party - Who Needs it? Who Wants it? The Brussels Summit of Longevity Activists Demonstration for Radical Life Extension in Tel Aviv J. N. Nielsen Technologies of Life Extension Mind and Civilization: Consequences of Transhumanism James Hutton Explain Yourself (2013 Immortality Fiction Contestant) Transhuman “Conversion” in Tajikstan and My New Career - Counseling Augmented H+ Clients in Crises “Self Service” - Towards a New Information-Based Paradigm, and Acceptance of our Multiple Selves Jason Xu Desiring Immortality TransChristianity - Simulating the Hyperreal Kingdom of Heaven The Lord’s Prayer – Omega Point version Silicon Valley Transhumanist establishes “Resurrection Groups” The Unstoppable Longevity Virus Joern Pallensen Vegans, Notables, Celebs and the Abolition of Suffering Time Magazine 2012 PERSON-of-the-year should be: Malala Yusufzai ! Transhumanism Websites & Resources (the best of the web) Female Freedom Fighters: Malala Yousufzai, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, FEMEN, and others… Veganism Is The Future John Niman Why Lance Armstrong’s Doping Doesn’t Matter Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and their Impact on the Law The Future Is Bright: Some Musings On Solar Power Who Should ExtraTerrestrials Speak To? Who Should Talk to Them? Cyborg Possibilities – The Torso and Skin (Part 2) José Cordeiro Technological Convergence and Transhumanism The Principles of Extropy: A Quarter Century Later From Humanism to Transhumanism Khannea Suntzu Crises and the Epidemic of Rape The Succubus Mythology - Engineering a Radical Future Sexy Self Living Forever - the Biggest Fear in the most Audacious Hope Dear European Politicians: Criminalize Abuse of Facial Recognition Software 2113 - Immortality and Taxes Lawrence Lessig A Time For Silence (Mourning the Death of Aaron Swartz) Lee-Roy Chetty Africa’s Population Growth and Demographic Transition in the Coming Decades The Future of Water in African Cities The Importance of Social Safety Nets on the African Continent The Impact of Mobile Money in Africa The Importance of Social Protection in Africa Leo Igwe A New Wave of Reason in Africa Witchcraft and African Football The Changing Face of African Humanism “Child Witch Hunting” and the Nigerian Justice System Skepticism and African Awakening Lincoln Cannon Do I Want to Be a Robot? Purpose of the Mormon Transhumanist Association Ludwig Sandgren H+ Poetry: We Are The Gods Now Manifestos Additional Excellent Contestants in “Transhumanism Declaration 2.0 Contest” Maria Konovalenko Stop Polluting the Serene Ideas of Transhumanism I am an “Aging Fighter” Because Life is the Main Human Right, Demand and Desire Google Wants to Fund Radical Life Extension Startups Fixing the Brain - Dr. Lisa Ellerby’s Research on Huntington’s Disease The Roadmap to Immortality Marios Kyriazis Environmental Enrichment - Practical Steps Towards Indefinite Lifespans Extreme Lifespans though Perpetual-Equalising Interventions (Human Biological Immortality) Cyprus Symposium - “Pathways To Indefinite Lifespans” Bio-Philosophical Arguments for Human Biological Immortality Mark McManus Do Myostatin Inhibitors Really Increase Muscle Hypertrophy? Mark Waser Value is Simple and Robust Backward Induction: Rationality or Inappropriate Reductionism? – Part 1 Waser Contra Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading Dissecting the Scientists’ Call to Ban Autonomous Lethal Robots Backward Induction: Rationality or Inappropriate Reductionism? – Part 2 Martine Rothblatt The Bathroom Bugaboo Vitology is Life How Can a Mindclone Be Immortal If It’s Not Even Alive? What is Techno-Immortality? Won’t Mindclones Only Be for the Rich and Famous? Max More Superlongevity Without Overpopulation Memes Memes Promoting Radical Life Extension Immortality Memes by Jason Xu and Roen Horn Longevity Memes Longevity Memes Michael Lee Our Automated Future 2012: This Troubled Year that Was and the Real Mayan Prophecy Thirsty Australia: A Parched View of it’s Long-Term Future Taleb’s “The Black Swan” Ridicules Futurism - Author Views World as “Random…Revolting” Unmasking North Korea’s Future Mike Dodd H+ Poetry: You Are The One 21st Century Foreign Policy Agenda For Western Nations Mike Perry Deconstructing Deathism - Answering Objections to Immortality Nanobot Models Conceptual Nanomedical Lipofuscin Removal Strategy Natasha Vita-More The Aesthetics of Transhumanism H+: Bringing Arts/Sciences and Design Into the Discussion of Transhumanism Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Skin We Are Strong: Only Insofar As We Take Advantage of Our Innate Abilities and Build Smarter Tools Nikki Olson 3D Printing Laboratories: The Age of DIY Designer Drugs Begins Artificial Wombs Will Spawn New Freedoms The Evolving Dynamic of Evil and Love Oscar Pistorius Now … Elective Amputation in 10 Years? How Safely Can You Practice DIY Drugs? Owen Nicholas Make Me SuperHuman - the Top 10 Enhancements I Crave The Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movies The Transcension Hypothesis: An Intriguing Answer to the Fermi Paradox? Piracetam - is it the smartest of the smart drugs? Meditation Boosts the Brain P. Tittle “I’m Too Drunk to Consent to Sex. But Not Too Drunk to Assault You” Business Rules the World. Do we want it to? Making the Outside Match the Inside The Future of Women The Humanist View of Animal Rights Peter Wicks POLL Preston Estep III and Alex Hoekstra Advances in Telomere Research and Testing Pubali R. Chaudhuri Being Female in India: A Hate Story She [Nirbhaya, the New Delhi Rape Victim] is Dead. But Can We Be Said to Live? “India’s Forced Marriages are Institutionalized Rape” The Empire Within: India’s Imperialist Misogyny Proposed Manifesto for Indian Parents (for gender equality) QUIZ Celebrity Transhumanist Gossip Quiz Answers to Celebrity Transhumanist Gossip Quiz #1 Rüdiger Koch ZeroState Fund - Enabling Practical Transhumanism Bitcoin - a Means for Redistribution of Wealth Liberty Reserve, Managed Democracy and what it means for H+ Technologies Rachel Armstrong Future Cities: Combined Advanced Technologies and Flexible Urban Infrastructures Twenty-First Century Science Self-Repairing Architecture Synthetic Biology as an Open System for Architectural Design “Matter Not Only Has Rhythm, It Sings and Dances” - Particle Physics and Culture Rachel Haywire Why I Am Running for the Humanity+ Board of Directors freedom to infinity (poem) Extreming The Future DIY Transhumanism Are We Creating the Future by Predicting It? Reason We Already Live in a Gerontocracy Mitochondrially Targeted Antioxidant SS-31 Reverses Some Measures of Aging in Muscle On Costs and Opportunity Costs of Aging Arguing by Induction for an Absence of Boredom in an Ageless, Greatly Extended Healthy Life Reeve Armstrong The Illusion of Progress - are we truly accelerating, or heading towards extinction? Where Are the T-Shirts? Utilitarianism is immoral and inconsistent with transhumanism Get Him Away From Death Politics Poisons Everything - transhumanism should avoid “ideological baggage” for it’s own survival Rene Milan Be Here Now! Who’s Your Daddy Now ? Reno Tibke Machine Morality: a Survey of Thought and a Hint of Harbinger Human Brain Mapping & Simulation Projects: America Wants Some, Too? Rich Lee Want to Biohack your Brain? – $50,000 Cranial Surgery Equipment costs only $10 via DIY Black Market DIY & Grinding: Get In Here! - Transhumanism is a Verb, not a Club Sexy Time, Grinder Style - penile subincision, semen flavoring, genital implants, etc. “If Eternal Life Becomes a Medical Possibility, I Will Have It Because I am a Tech Pirate” Samantha Atkins To Have ALL, Give ALL to All We have always been “Transhumanists” - Yearning for Transcendence Species Crunch Time – A Possible Means of Resolution Scott Jackisch Extreme Futurist Festival – Grinders, the Practical Transhumanists Tough Times for Young People Today - will their prospects improve in the Future? 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Sirius - Counterculture Icon Hacking our Wetware; A Video Lecture at London Futurists Event Stephan Kinsella Ideas Are Free: The Case Against Intellectual Property Patent Trolls as Mafioso (and that’s a compliment) Ted Howard Ted Howard Reviews The Transhumanist Wager Teresa Belcher Nanomedicine - an Introductory Explanation Extending Life Expectancy Keep Your Brain Young!—tips on maintaining healthy cognitive function Top Ten Anti-Aging Supplements Anti-Aging Exercise, Diet and Lifestyle Tips Terra Bosart “Borg” is Derogatory - transhumanists need to avoid this association The Final Guard: are we the Big Brother we were taught to fear? Physiques of the Future - Custom Bodies and Multiple Selves Transhuman Simultaneous Hermaphroditism: why it is a goal for some, and how it might eventually work Tim Gross (Setai) WE Will be the Artilects - Cultural Singularity by 2020, driven by Augmented Reality The Singularity is the Cosmic Reflection of the Big Bang TJL-2080 Transhuman Heroes - Dr. Manhattan Scientific Illiteracy We Are The Borg… And That Is A Good Thing Autism: Disease or The New Normal? Ursula K. Le Guin The Intersection of Anarchism and Fiction Personal and Political in The Dispossessed The Dispossessed (Book Review by “The Instant Librarian”) Valkyrie Ice Freedom of Information Will Change the World A Cassandra Moment – is Aaron Swartz the Martyr of a New Revolution? Sadie’s Letter to Obama - a demonstration of “Transgendered Courage” First, You Must Question! (science Does Not have all the answers…) Total Gender Change within a Decade Zeev Kirsch Asteroid Scare! Can We Dodge the Next Space Rock? Transhumanism and Money Why Isn’t USA Power… Electric? - it’s because of environmentalism and price controls, stupid Asteroid Mining? - the Wrong & Right Reasons to Invest in this Critical Enterprise Transhumanism’s Schism – are we motivated by Greed or Humanism?