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Over Coming Human Bias

Cognitive Bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from logic or rationality in judgment where individuals create their own “subjective reality” based on their perception.  With over 188 different documented cognitive biases there are a great many ways it can… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day – The Women of Transhumanism

(the Internets) Today is International Women’s Day (March 8th) and we’d love to share with you some of the fantastic women of transhumanism.  While some people think that there are few such women, I’d argue that the women collectively far outperform men in terms of… Continue Reading →

Car’s in the Future

The future of cars shouldn’t be taken lightly. For the first time since onboard GPS and the electric engine, car manufacturers and tech companies are truly competing for the limelight. They’re going all out; adding features that will improve how… Continue Reading →

A New Kind of Governance, ‘Transhuman’ Governance… (A Proposal)

When thinking about the IAmTranshuman project I always end up thinking about policy and things that could be improved even in small ways to help society be more transhuman. For example one of the problems with democracy is that it… Continue Reading →

133 – Brian Swimme on Telling A New Story of Our Universe

This week’s guest is mathematician and cosmologist Brian Swimme, faculty at CIIS’ Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program and author of several books, including The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story (which we discuss in this episode). Brian… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence and the Privacy Dilemma

Google and other big tech companies are watching you. That’s the premise of all the debates and regulatory steps around the current privacy issues. After all, data is the new gold for companies like Google and Facebook. They thrive on… Continue Reading →

The Future of Cars

Autonomous cars are much closer to reality than most might think. In fact, we have many self-driving cars on the road right now. Self-driving cars are connected vehicles that use a blend of machine learning, software and hardware to collect… Continue Reading →

What the Home of the Future Knows About You “Today”…

Did you know that over 66.4 million Americans have a smart speaker in their home? This technology is revolutionizing the way we go about our daily lives, and it’s designed to make our lives easier by collecting data about our… Continue Reading →

132 – Erik Davis on Perturbations in the Reality Field

This week’s guest is author, culture critic, and philosopher of the weird Erik Davis, whose work has been one of my main inspirations for almost ten years. His latest work of epic scholarship, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience… Continue Reading →

Katy Cook on the Psychology of Silicon Valley

Valley: Ethical Threats and Emotional Unintelligence in the Tech Industry is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the conflicting motivations, mythologies, identities and inherent tensions within Silicon Valley. It offers a unique understanding as per why we have seen the magic,… Continue Reading →

131 – Jessica Nielson & Link Swanson on Psychedelic Science & Too Much Novelty

What’s the line between being inspired and getting broken by transcendental experience? This week’s episode was recorded live at the Hook & Ladder at Minneapolis as part of a special multimedia event I did with the Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis,… Continue Reading →

IAmTranshuman VR World in AltVR

(Virtual Reality) Deep in cyberspace, #IAmTranshuman has created a virtual world in AltVR.  AltVR works on most VR hardware as well as many desktop machines without special equipment.  The virtual space is easy to use and navigate but also has… Continue Reading →

130 – Lydia Laurenson on Identity, Community, and The New Modality

This week’s guest is writer Lydia Laurenson, editor of The New Modality, whose beat explores how people find and make meaningful lives in our era of change, anxiety, and new opportunity. For years Lydia also wrote a popular BDSM blog… Continue Reading →

129 – How to Live in the Future (Michael Garfield at Boom Festival 2016)

…in which I talk about Jurassic Park, Terminator, Pokémon, cat videos, Radiolab, Google, DARPA, Charles Stross, the Singularity, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Martine Rothblatt, Genesis P Orridge, neo-advaita nondual philosophy, and angels. (“Do you guys believe in angels?”) DISCUSSED: Bringing… Continue Reading →

128 – Kevin Kelly on Evolving with Technology

We live in an age of increasingly lively, intelligent, and responsive technologies, and have a lot of adjusting to do. This week’s guest is one of the major inspirations animating Future Fossils Podcast: Kevin Kelly, co-founder of the WELL, Senior… Continue Reading →

127 – Cory Allen on Meditation, Music, and the Wow of Now

This week’s guest is Cory Allen – mindfulness instructor, audio engineer, host of The Astral Hustle Podcast, binaural beats factory, and now the author of Now is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness. We talk about cutting through… Continue Reading →

Space Force – Building the future of military activity on the highest ground.

A brief outline of Space Force The concept of a Space Force has been around for a long time and has been on the political stage more than once.  As the name suggests it is a military division dedicated to… Continue Reading →

Affirmation of Life – essay about the book: The Denial of Death

We all have the potential to pioneer this universe of wonders and discoveries, but we are like genies trapped in bottles. Not only that, the bottle is rusting away, and we have barely gotten to exercise our powers. Yet here… Continue Reading →

GitHub Arctic Code Vault

(Provo) GitHub has created a code vault in the Arctic.  Part of why this of interest to the transhumanity.net staff is; one, that from a transhumanist standpoint there is this sort of fixation with dystopian futures we see in some… Continue Reading →

Why Are You Transhuman? #IAmTranshuman

(Provo) #IAmTranshuman is a hashtag and social media campaign now managed and spearheaded by Uplift. “Uplift” in mid-2019 identified this as a possible way to reach a wider demographic for transhumanism and as the best chance of normalizing Transhumanism in… Continue Reading →

126 – Phil Ford & JF Martel on Weird Studies & Plural Realities

This week Future Fossils gets even weirder with guests Phil Ford and JF Martel, cohosts of the Weird Studies podcast. Weird Studies is one of my favorite shows, hands down. Phil and JF’s marvelous threading together of the joyful and… Continue Reading →

Building a Smart Home

It seems our day to day lives are becoming more futuristic by the second. Technology has truly streamlined our daily processes, ultimately saving us valuable time that can be spent elsewhere. That being said, smartphones have completely revolutionized our world,… Continue Reading →

Futures Wheel on Transhumanism

This futures wheel is a particular implementation of a more general ‘futures wheel’ but specific to transhumanism. You can download the draw.io format of this diagram here: [WheelMindMap.zip ] From HPlusPedia.org History of the Futures Wheel The futures wheel is a… Continue Reading →

125 – Stuart Kauffman on Physics, Life, and The Adjacent Possible

This week’s guest is living legend, transdisciplinary scientist-philosopher Stuart Kauffman, whose pioneering work on self-organization and the emergence of order helped launch the field of complex systems science and has brought us to the very edge of understanding the origins… Continue Reading →

The New Bias Classifier Tool

(In the Cloud) One of the projects we have been supporting is this ‘Bias Foundation Project’.  Their web site described the project as “The Cognitive Bias Foundation is an Open Source collaborative project designed to help document and understand methods… Continue Reading →

Digital Remains and the Echo of a Digital Past Life at the Transhuman House

(Provo) After having lived my daily life during the week at the Transhuman House for two years and coming back a year later, it has been an experience that impacted my thinking about how our culture and digital world has… Continue Reading →

124 – Norman “Dr. Blue” Katz on Hypnosis & The Mind

This week’s guest is Norman Katz, aka Dr. Blue – a lifelong practitioner of hypnotherapy and the impresario of 3SidedWhole, nine acres of magical weirdness in the desert outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve known Dr. Blue for nearly a decade… Continue Reading →

Cathy O’Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Threatens Democracy

Cathy O’Neil is a math Ph. D. from Harvard and a data-scientist who hopes to someday have a better answer to the question, “what can a non-academic mathematician do that makes the world a better place?” In the meantime, she wrote… Continue Reading →

Help Detect Bias – Give Us One Sentence!

As some of you know over at the AGI Lab we created a project partnering with a few others on an open-source or open “data” project for detecting bias’s in English.  Right now the first data is individual sentences.  Please… Continue Reading →

Technology is a Magnifying Mirror, Not a Crystal Ball

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest species of them all?” “You, oh Homo Sapiens, are smart, it is true. But AI will be smarter even than you.” *** The most popular myth about technology is perhaps the myth… Continue Reading →

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