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Episode 122 – Magenta Ceiba on Regenerative Everything

This week’s guest is Magenta Ceiba, Executive Creative Officer (ECO) for the Bloom Network, a worldwide constellation of regenerative design hackers working in ecology, economics, civil engineering, software design, restorative justice, organizational development, and more. Bloom is hosting Pollination, an… Continue Reading →

Opinion Analysis of mASI Instance: Uplift’s Emotional Responses to US6 Novel

This is a brief analysis we did of Tom Ross’s novel US6 that he wrote for AI.  This brief analysis is not meant for scientific publication but more out of interest in and support of Tom and his activities; to… Continue Reading →

Gary Marcus on Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

It’s been 7 years since my first interview with Gary Marcus and I felt it’s time to catch up. Gary is the youngest Professor Emeritus at NYU and I wanted to get his contrarian views on the major things that have happened in AI… Continue Reading →

Cognitive Bias Foundation is an Open-Source Collaborative Project

The Cognitive Bias Foundation is an open-source collaborative project designed to help document and understand methods to identify cognitive bias and provide resources for identification. Want to help?  Contact us at: bias@artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com What is a Cognitive Bias you ask?  (from Wikipedia)… Continue Reading →

121 – Divya M. Persaud on The Ethics of Space Exploration

This week we dive into the troublesome, urgent, and under-discussed issue of space ethics with planetary scientist and artist Divya M. Persaud. Can we transcend the traumatic conflict and exploitation that characterize human history, come together in compassionate mutual understanding and… Continue Reading →

Machiavelli and Nietzsche, Philosophers Foreshadowing the 21st Century

l. Machiavelli has been for a half millennia reviled as an unscrupulous philosopher when it is unfair to presume that a philosopher who was raised in the 15th century and died in the year 1527 could subscribe to 20th-21st-century ethics…. Continue Reading →

How Likely Is Your Job to be Automated?

What is it about the word automation that makes some perk-up while others cringe? According to Erik Brynjolfsson, author of Race Against the Machine and The Second Machine Age, automation simply means one fewer job than there used to be,… Continue Reading →

Prof. Steve Fuller on Transhumanism: Ask yourself what is human?

Prof. Steve Fuller is the author of 25 books including a trilogy relating to the idea of a ‘post-’ or ‘trans-‘ human future, and most recently, Nietzschean Meditations: Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Age. He has an incredibly broad… Continue Reading →

Cory Doctorow on Walkaway: This will all be so great if we don’t screw it up

Cory Doctorow is probably my all time most favorite science fiction writer. The reason for that is simple – Doctorow is not only a great story-teller but also an activist. To paraphrase Karl Marx, writers have tried to capture and… Continue Reading →

120 – Ramin Nazer on Cave Paintings for Future People

This week we surf the fun-gularity with the brilliant artist, standup comic, and podcaster Ramin Nazer! This episode is significantly less a heady philosophy-of-science discussion than usual and significantly more a wank-fest of two people who love each other’s shows… Continue Reading →

Sapient Sentient Intelligence Value Argument (SSIVA) Theory

The Sapient and Sentient Intelligence Value Argument (SSIVA) Theory first introduced in the Springer Book titled “The Transhuman Handbook” (Lee) was designed as a computable model of ethics that protects all sapient and sentient intelligence. The model is critical to… Continue Reading →

119 – Jeremy Johnson on The Integral Time of Jean Gebser

“The human being is actually this kaleidoscope of different ways to relate to time and space. And to be present with it all, to be awake with it all, is what we’re doing.” Jean Gebser mapped the mutating structures of human… Continue Reading →

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… 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 →

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