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Artificial Intelligence questions (part 1)

#BICA #FoAI #Uplift  http://foai19.artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com/ What institutions will AI disrupt in the coming decades? Do you think we are ten years away from AI passing the Turing Test, as Ray Kurzweil predicts?    What’s most likely to happen first: Full-blown runaway AI or… Continue Reading →

Statement on the Transhumanist Party and its Negative Impact on Transhumanism as a Movement

I realize that for many Transhumanists it is about what is right and what the best way forward is. (The majority of most humans mean well, including Transhumanists and virtually anyone else. There are, of course, a small minority that… Continue Reading →

118 – Nathan Waters on the Future of Housing, Mobility, and Work

“I want to break the idea that housing is an investment vehicle. I mean housing is a f-cking HUMAN NEED.” This week’s guest is Australian futurist Nathan Waters, whose vision for a mobile, modular mashup of apartment living and driverless cars… Continue Reading →

Future of Artificial Intelligence workshop event

http://foai19.artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com/ EXPERTS COMING TOGETHER The Future of AI (FoAI) Workshop is an industry event, jointly organized by BICA Society, Microsoft, BCG, and other major organizations in academia and the corporate world that are coming together in Redmond, Washington USA to… Continue Reading →

117 – Eric Wargo on Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious

This week’s guest is Eric Wargo, author of Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.  Contrary to your most likely first impression based on the title of the book alone, this is a supremely carefully constructed argument that anticipates its… Continue Reading →

Recent Additions to the Transhuman House

We are actually starting to build up a bit of a shipment in the Seattle archive to send to the Transhuman House in Provo.  Amoung things we were able to recover this digital painting done for the Transhuman House by… Continue Reading →

Episode 116 – The Next Ten Billion Years: Ugo Bardi & John Michael Greer as read by Kevin Arthur Wohlmut

This week is a watershed moment for Future Fossils Podcast: the show’s first guest host! My friend Kevin Arthur Wohlmut is an engineer who creates occasional one-shot podcasts of fiction and nonfiction, and (according to him) worries about the future… Continue Reading →

Big Brother (Facebook) is watching…

Whether it’s eerily-specific ads popping up in our news feeds, or stories about our data leaking into the wrong hands, there’s plenty of evidence that Facebook knows quite a bit about us. But exactly what information does Facebook have? It’s… Continue Reading →

115 – Eliot Peper on The History of Technology and The Future of Society

Eliot Peper (Episode 47) is back on the show this week to talk about the themes around and within his Analog trilogy of very adjacent and believable sci fi novels (Bandwidth, Borderless, and the new “conclusion” Breach): that is, about… Continue Reading →

Transhumanist Artist – Blaire Ostler

(Provo) Recently a transhumanist artist named Blaire Ostler donated a painting from her collection of work she has done.  Blaire among many things has been featured in art shows and paints in oil.  This painting its another great addition to… Continue Reading →

Episode 114 – Bernie Taylor on The Prehistoric Art of El Castillo & An Ancient Hero’s Journey

This week’s guest is Bernie Taylor, whose novel interpretation of ancient cave paintings suggests an overlooked and deeply significant alternative take on the subjective experience and world-space of prehistoric human culture. Finding animals hidden in the interplay of paint and… Continue Reading →

The Imperative & The Circle

In the past I have written about a vision for human civilizational flourishing, and would like to follow up those thoughts briefly now. More to the point, I wish to offer a deeper or foundational basis for those previous ideas…. Continue Reading →

Transpire – Transhumanist Project Support

A great new project by a number of transhumanist leaders is called ‘Transpire’.  It is not about any one project but about helping other projects move forward.  “Transpire is a Hub of Transhumanism and Immortality. Contains a Modern Transhumanist Manifesto,… Continue Reading →

113 – Sean Esbjörn-Hargens on Exostudies: Philosophical Explorations…

My graduate advisor Sean Esbjörn-Hargens is one of the most consistently inspiring and refreshingly different thinkers I’ve ever met. In our first Future Fossils conversation, we discussed his work to apply a profoundly “meta” and pluralistic philosophy to the everyday work… Continue Reading →

Smart Homes are Going Green

Are you concerned with the environment? Are you looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Smart homes are here to help you in your quest. It’s not only convenient to use but healthy too. What Is a Smart Home?… Continue Reading →

Episode 112 – Mitsuaki Chi on Serving the Mushroom

This week’s guest is professional psilocybin retreat host, long-time practicing Buddhist, and general good guy Mitsuaki Chi of Amsterdam. In this episode we get into the practices and benefits of psychedelic community, his unusual path from hardcore meditator to mushroom… Continue Reading →

Can Blockchain Change How We Compute Credit Scores?

Blockchain has been making people in the know reconsider the way they handle finances. Blockchain is basically a triple-entry accounting ledger that is part of a network. Each blockchain contains a copy of that ledger and every new record will… Continue Reading →

Episode 111 – Android Jones on Analog/Digital, Painting the Sutras, & Being an Artist Dad

Android Jones is one of the world’s hottest digital artists – even if it’s kind of a mistake to label him this way and limit his creative action to the digital. A master portraitist, designer, and explorer of new tools, Android made… Continue Reading →

How robots are displacing humans on Wall Street

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been gaining traction since its inception. No longer is it just a fanciful idea confined to the pages of science fiction. Instead, it has become the next ‘great leap’ in modern technology, rivaling the introduction of… Continue Reading →

Episode 110 – Erick Godsey on (Why It’s Too Soon To Give Up) The Myths That Make Us

Erick Godsey was almost my roommate in Austin, and even though I trust our destinies I still consider it a bummer that we didn’t. He is a nobler beast than I. He’s also the host of The Myths That Make Us, which… Continue Reading →

I AM HUMAN

For the past two years, I have been involved with a documentary on the future of the brain. As announced today in Wired, I’m excited to share that the film, I AM HUMAN, will be premiering at Tribeca Film Festival today… Continue Reading →

109 – Bruce Damer on The Origins and Future of Life

Bruce Damer is a living legend and international man of mystery – specifically, the mystery of our cosmos, to which he’s devoted his life to exploring: the origins of life, simulating artificial life in computers, deriving amazing new plans for… Continue Reading →

The Exciting Future of Artificial Intelligence

Although artificial intelligence has been one of the major tech topics in the past several years, the first “smart” computers can be traced back to the middle of the 20th century. As technology advanced and scientists and engineers continued to… Continue Reading →

Episode 108 – Nadja Oertelt on Humanizing The Stories of Science

This week’s guest is Nadja Oertelt – research scientist turned film-maker and founder of Massive Science, a science communication community that cares about restoring care to the storytelling of scientific discovery. Not only is the website wonderfully both rigorous and easy on… Continue Reading →

Episode 107 – Epiphany Jordan on Human Touch in The Internet Age

This week’s guest is Epiphany Jordan of Austin, Texas – a nurturing touch professional whose therapy sessions help triage the crisis of loneliness and touch-hunger facing billions of tech-immersed but intimacy-stranded people. In her new book, Somebody Hold Me: The Single… Continue Reading →

Dr. Joseph Mercola on Health and Longevity: Take Health into Your Own Hands

With 15 million unique visitors per month, Dr. Joseph Mercola is the founder of the largest health and wellness website on the internet. His life’s mission is to cure rather than treat disease and Dr. Mercola has not only published extensively but… Continue Reading →

Arch Mission – Humanity’s Backup Plan

THE MEMORY OF HUMANITY The Arch Mission Foundation is a non-profit organization that maintains a backup of planet Earth, designed to continuously preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important knowledge across time and space. The Arch Mission Foundation is preserving the… Continue Reading →

The Future You That You Least Suspect

The other night my teenage boys asked me what was on my mind (likely looking for material to make fun of me. Just kidding, they’re thoughtful kids). Instead of trying to “kid proof” my thoughts or rush the conversation, I… Continue Reading →

Review – Sustainable Superabundance: A Universal Transhumanist Invitation

David Wood’s future of Superabundance is a positive view of what we can accomplish in the next few decades.  My favorite quote is from Natasha Vita-More – “Sustainable Superabundance offers a profoundly uplifting vision for the 2020s and beyond”.  The book… Continue Reading →

PLANTSAT1 – Simulated Martian Environment

One of our favorite projects at the Transhuman House is PlantSat1 – Growing a plant in space simulating Mars conditions. “PlantSat is a contribution to the ongoing human efforts of exploring, understanding and eventually colonizing Mars. Its goal is to… Continue Reading →

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