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Artificial Intelligence Generally and Watson are NOT real AI…

Recently the venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, founder, and CEO of Social Capital created a huge stir by calling IBM’s Watson a joke.  Frankly, as a computer scientist that is focused on ‘real’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) I am not able to… Continue Reading →

Psychopaths, Violence, Intelligence, Civilization

Author David Louis Edelman wondered why mass killings didn’t happen in the past. See his 2 Oct 2017 Facebook post. His “pet theory” is modern communication regarding “instant fame and notoriety” make perpetrators more likely to express their “inherent craziness.” Speculation… Continue Reading →

Emerging Social Mesh Network Powered Business

One of the most interesting trends I’ve seen in our sort of post-industrial world is a move to a more self-driven world where manufacturing and services and just about everything that used to be driven by governments, corporations, and large economic factors are… Continue Reading →

TRIBALISM AND HOW IT THREATENS OUR SURVIVAL

Introduction Throughout the European and wider western world, tribalism is once again emerging, through the lens of mainstream xenophobic parties, CounterJihad activism, the emergent Alt-Right and outright militant neo-Nazis. This phenomenon is however not only confined to the western world… Continue Reading →

Zoltan Istvan “gave away” the Transhumanist Party, but kept the TP trademark… four possible explanations

Zoltan Istvan was a 2016 Presidential transhumanist candidate who actually ran as an individual (not as the Transhumanist Party candidate, because TP was never registered with the FEC – Federal Election Committee.) Despite the fraudulent past of the Transhumanist Party,… Continue Reading →

AI Paranoia

Paranoid fear of #artificialintelligence will historically been seen in the same light as the house arrest of Galileo. Historic Catholic Church repression (suppression of the heliocentric solar system model) is identical in essence to the fear of AI. In fact,… Continue Reading →

Preview – The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous Artificial Intelligence

Newton Lee in partnership with Springer is working on an upcoming book covering transhumanist topics, one of the chapters covers IVA (Intelligence Value Argument) which is summary of the chapter titled: “The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous… Continue Reading →

Nootropics and Thrivous – Better Brains Now…

Last MTA meeting I went to I was speaking with Lincoln Cannon about his new company “Thrivious” and their Nootropic stack. I have been taking a Nootropic stack for some time and have read a lot of material on them…. Continue Reading →

(press) Artificial General Intelligence Inc.’s Response to IEEE’s “Ethically Aligned Design – A vision for prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems”

Overall, the kind of thinking behind the aforementioned document released by IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a negative impact on the industry leading to increased fear and potentially slowing the development of critical technology that should be… Continue Reading →

RESPONSE TO A NEW GOD ARGUMENT CRITIQUE BY TIMOTHY KILLIAN

Timothy Killian authored a critique of the New God Argument (NGA). Entitled “An Analytic Review of Lincoln Cannon’s ‘The New God Argument’“, the critique includes some interesting thoughts about NGA’s assumptions. The critique also includes numerous mischaracterizations of NGA, the… Continue Reading →

An Analytical Review of Lincoln Cannon’s The New God Argument

“A Logical Argument for Faith In God” The New God Argument [1] (NGA) purports to be a logical argument for faith in God. It was created by Lincoln Cannon, the founder of The Mormon Transhumanist Association. The NGA owes much to a… Continue Reading →

Open Access to Tools and Technology

Open access to Tools and Technology by Gabriel Licina presented by the Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Winter 2016. Open access to tool and advancing technology is key to moving technology forward. the Restrictions we have in the industry currently… Continue Reading →

Exosphere Academy 2016 – Prepare Yourself For The Creative Economy

“The burning desire to press forward in the face of all opposition, limitless curiosity for learning, the ability to adapt, and the will to shape the world for the better— these are the essential traits of the entrepreneur. In our… Continue Reading →

Death – What Can We Do? [video]

The first presentation after the keynote done by Evan West – The Informed Futurist talking about ad attitude adjustment in how we think of death. Even’s talk on Death and how we can look at it differently talks about the… Continue Reading →

AI Self driving Cars No Moral Dilemma

Artificial intelligence debate is flawed at the core. Here is one quick fix regarding the deeply flawed lose-lose AI car-crash greater-good scenario. I am addressing research flaws of: Autonomous Vehicles Need Experimental Ethics: Are We Ready for Utilitarian Cars? By… Continue Reading →

Basic Income Fact and Fiction

Basic Income Has Not Been Debunked David Rotman, via Technology Review (11 March 2016), described basic income as a “danger.” David Rotman wrote: “Eduardo Porter […] does an excellent job of debunking this utopian scenario.” On this occasion I won’t… Continue Reading →

For Public Comment: The 21st Century Cures Act

Being evaluated by the TPC currently: The 21st Century Cures Act (House Resolution 6 is a bi-partisan proposal introduced by from Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and introduced May 19 2015 and assigned to the House Energy and Commerce Committee chaired… Continue Reading →

The State of Transhumanism 02016

By the Interim Chairperson of the Transhuman National Committee of the United States Let us face it, Transhumanism is an Ideology, an ideology about ‘transcending’ our biology, of being more than we are, of being ethically and morally bound to… Continue Reading →

15 Question Zoltan Istvan is Avoiding – why? what are the answers? (opinion)

In early October 2015, a supporter of Zoltan Istvan suggested to the Transhumanist Party Presidential candidate that he should do an “AMA” – Ask Me Anything – to answer questions from the public, and from a group of his criticizers…. Continue Reading →

Transhumanism as a Social Movement and Strategy in Politics, Academia and Government in the United States

It is important when effecting change that we look at the various elements that we need to assess.  Ideally it is my opinion that this be done logically and without emotional baggage but with academic rigor.  This essay is my… Continue Reading →

ZOLTAN ISTVAN DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE TRANSHUMANIST PARTY

EDIT: Please note that the first paragraph below has been expanded slightly, to make it perfectly clear who the author is, and in what official capacity this letter has been written. My name is Amon Twyman. This is an open… Continue Reading →

I Quit the USA Transhumanist Party. Why? Zoltan’s Non-Inclusive Leadership

On September 19th I left, disgruntled, my position as Secretary of the USATranshumanist Party. The next day, I joined the Open Source Party. The two decisions are closely related: they’re about transparency and democracy in government. USA Transhumanist Party doesn’t… Continue Reading →

Critical Topics and Focus Survey (TPC)

The mission of the Transhumanist Policy Center (TPC) is to provide nonpartisan guidance to the public, policy makers and electoral candidates on issues that affect legislation. TPC aims to safeguard the efficacy of scientific fact, empirical research, and critical thinking… Continue Reading →

Descartes vs. The Future (opinion)

The human race is rocketing toward an unknown future, every second of every day. As time passes, we as a species push ourselves to not only keep up with all of the changes that passing time brings, but we also… Continue Reading →

Pushing the Boundaries: Transhumanism and the next 25 Years

Transhumanism is a relatively new philosophy that believes in the possibility of humans and technology merging to the point of being indistinguishable from one another. Through technology, humans will be able to transcend the current limitations we all have in… Continue Reading →

How Should the Concept of God Evolve in the Future?

According to the Wikipedia entry on “major religious groups”, 85% of the world’s population subscribes to some kind of religion. While in reality the world is obviously not divided neatly into “religious” and “non-religious”, and while religion and theism are… Continue Reading →

Transhumanity.net Endorses Zoltan’s campaign for US President

Ok, yes some of the ideas in some of Zoltan’s articles and his book may be some what ‘controversial’; but lets be real… There is no reality in this world, at this time that Zoltan will win the presidency of… Continue Reading →

The Vision Thing

  A brief review of existing visions for alternative political systems Introduction Last year’s establishment of the Transhumanist Party in the u.s. has sparked much activity in Europe towards the same goal, and it seems likely that the trend will… Continue Reading →

A Vote for the Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Is a Vote for Tyranny (opinion)

I am advocate for transhumanism, rightly defined. I am certainly not a technophobe who perceives all technology to be bad. In my opinion, human technology – like all matter – is a tool that can be used for good or… Continue Reading →

The Transhuman Illuminati

Now days it is sort of a joke about this conspiracy or that government plot when the term illuminati comes up. I was doing some reading and it seems that while the thinking around the term tends to be fringe… Continue Reading →

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