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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 →

Episode 106: Stowe Boyd on The Future(s) of Work and How to Thrive Amidst Accelerating Change

This week it’s a deep dive into futurist Stowe Boyd’s research on Social Scaling, Boundless Curiosity, Deep Generalists, Emergent Leadership, and other major features in the metamorphic landscape of the 21st Century workplace. We live in an age when our… Continue Reading →

Sh*t Brickhouse

Consider the brick. It is ubiquitous. We build all sort of things out of bricks: Foundations to houses, building, and other structures; buildings and houses and other structures, themselves; fireplaces; in some rare instances, we pave roads with them. A… Continue Reading →

Episode `105 – The Hypermoderns talk Clowns, Dead Souls, and UFOs (Part 2)

This week is part two of the intense, bizarre, and wonderful roundtable conversation with The Hypermoderns – John David Ebert, Michael Aaron Kamins, and Mimetic Value/Ikkyu Sojun) where we discuss the puzzling connection between clowns and DMT; John’s voyage into the… Continue Reading →

Episode 104 – The Hypermoderns talk Snow Crash, Language, Mind, & Video Game Metaphysics (Part 1)

This week, we have a rad roundtable conversation with The Hypermoderns – John David Ebert, Michael Aaron Kamins, and Mimetic Value/Ikkyu Sojun) where we talk Snow Crash, Linguistic Entropy, and The Metaphysics of Video Games; spoil Meow Wolf and Annihilation (warning!);… Continue Reading →

The Unprecedented Decade: A Proposed Solution to Current Global Crises

In response to various reports of ongoing crises throughout the world, this essay has been written with the aim of proposing a radical transition in the way the world currently operates. Through general observation, the case presented below posits that… Continue Reading →

Episode 103 – Tricia Eastman on Facilitating Psychedelic Journeys to Recover from An Age of Epidemic Trauma

Happy holidays! This week’s guest Tricia Eastman helps people find the holiness in every day by facilitating legal ceremonies in which ordinary membranes in between the different areas of thought and non-thought relax, and new or somehow ancient greater selves… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Tales of the Turning Church

(Hungary) Giulio Prisco just released a book titled, “Tales of the Turing Church”.  The paper version of the book is oversized but is a significant contribution to books on transhumanist topics.  Certainly the best book on the more philosophical elements… Continue Reading →

Dialog, Social Futurism and a Zero State Condition

Dr. Twyman developed the idea of social futurism which can be characterized as the idea of using technology to solve social problems.  Dr. Twyman has tried two variations to drive interest in the community as well as some political efforts… Continue Reading →

Episode 102 – Bill Pfeiffer on Continuity, Belonging, Ecstasy Among the Native People of the North

This week we sit with Bill Pfeiffer – deep ecologist, shamanic guide, and spiritual coach – whose life carried him from nuclear protests on the US East Coast to citizen diplomacy to Russia, where he first encountered Siberian shamans and became immersed,… Continue Reading →

“Future Fossils 101” with Michelle Shevin & Michaelangelo

“Future Fossils 101” with Michelle Shevin & Michaelangelo 101_-_A_Future_Fossils_Primer_with_Michelle_Shevin__Michaelangelo.mp3 Hey everyone!  This week’s guests are two of the most limber and insightful minds I know, futurist Michelle Shevin and actor-artist “The Ungoogleable” Michaelangelo.Since this is episode one of a whole… Continue Reading →

Messaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (METI) – A Local Search

Abstract: This paper examines the feasibility of an amateur approach to METI using cheaply available lasers and optics. We suggest a novel variation in the search methodology, concentrating on contacting any interstellar extraterrestrial probes that may be present in the… Continue Reading →

Robotics and AI Can Enhance Human Capabilities

Striving for perfection is a universal characteristic found in human nature. Although we’re far from perfect, technological innovations have improved our lives in so many ways, and thanks to medical advances, we live longer than our ancestors. Not only did… Continue Reading →

A Fond Farewell to ZS

ZS, the Zero State, is something I’ve been intimately involved with since late 12010. The basic idea was initially a combination of Transhumanism and Social Justice concerns. Over the intervening years ZS has faced its challenges, as have I on… Continue Reading →

The Future Of In-Ear Headphones… Literally

In 2013 news broke that Rich Lee, body modification and music enthusiast, implanted magnets into each tragus to be able to listen to music without external headphones. The technology needed a homemade chunky necklace that “creates a magnetic field causing the implant… Continue Reading →

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