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Why ASI Will Need Mankind

Mankind has come closer than any other lifeform to answering the “Why” because of our supreme level of intelligence.   The enhancement of this intelligence is the only way to enhance our understanding of the universe. Developing AI is, in itself,… Continue Reading →

Ready Player One: AR Gaming Meets Transhumanism

If you are looking for the accompanying TNET article about Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Ready Player One”, you will find it here.  [ARG6 Order of the Inner Court] This post is the last in a six part series, links to… Continue Reading →

The Singularity Depends on Mining (AGI and Rare Earth Minerals)

In this special edition:  The rare earth elements have been in the news lately and we thought it would be good to discuss the background and current state of affairs in this matter, given the worldwide importance of these minerals… Continue Reading →

Naive Faith versus Naive Realism

As I mentioned in an earlier TNET article (“Must H+ ALWAYS be Optimistic?”), I take issue with “painfully superficial and/or literal criticism of religion, mythology, and the arts”. I would like to take this opportunity to explore what I mean… Continue Reading →

ARG5 Houses of the Outer Court

Welcome to a Rabbit Hole for TNET‘s March-April 2018 Game Event.  The following piece is FRActal MEtafiction (FRAME); a Futurist Arts & Culture paradigm which draws upon the concepts of Culture Mining and Gamification, and is inspired by artists such… Continue Reading →

Must H+ ALWAYS be Optimistic?

The text below is mine, derived from comments on the TNET article “Futurist Arts & Culture”. My words are in response to a clear, calmly offered comment advocating consistent and total optimism in Transhumanist messages. I must admit, that is… Continue Reading →

Latest From Nikola – Gennady Stolyarov II: Death is Wrong and Life is Right

The Latest From Nikola – in an interview with Gennady Stolyarov II.  Nikola says on his blog: “Transhumanism is a growing social and philosophical movement with more and more people becoming aware of and sympathetic to it. In fact, in… Continue Reading →

ARG4 MONTSALVAT

Welcome to a Rabbit Hole for TNET‘s March-April 2018 Game Event. 

ARG3 Cataclysmic Renewal

Welcome to a Rabbit Hole for TNET‘s March-April 2018 Game Event.  The following piece is FRActal MEtafiction (FRAME); a Futurist Arts & Culture paradigm which draws upon the concepts of Culture Mining and Gamification, and is inspired by artists such… Continue Reading →

Wealth Preservation In The Singularity Age

The primary concern for family offices, HNWI, and institutional investors is wealth preservation. Growth is great, but the most important thing is not to lose, or at worst, to minimize losses. Wealth is to be preserved for succeeding generations, to… Continue Reading →

Episode 8 – Losing Faith in Humanity on The Technocracy

The latest from TheTechnocracy; In this edition, the top news starts with: The simple observation of the monkeys normally referred to as humans observing that the use of machine intelligence smarter than themselves could actually help them be more successful… Continue Reading →

ARG2 Twenty Thousand Years

Welcome to a Rabbit Hole for TNET‘s March-April 2018 Game Event.  The following piece is FRActal MEtafiction (FRAME); a Futurist Arts & Culture paradigm which draws upon the concepts of Culture Mining and Gamification, and is inspired by artists such… Continue Reading →

ARG1 Zone of Nothing

Welcome to a Rabbit Hole for TNET‘s March-April 2018 Game Event.  The following piece is FRActal MEtafiction (FRAME); a Futurist Arts & Culture paradigm which draws upon the concepts of Culture Mining and Gamification, and is inspired by artists such… Continue Reading →

Technology is Nothing…

…in the absence of minds to appreciate its benefits. Futurism is therefore not only about technology, but also about people. More to the point, it is about the effects of technology on ourselves and our communities. The Process Technology is… Continue Reading →

Futurist Arts & Culture

What is Futurism? What isn’t? When people hear the word “Futurism”, a number of possible associations may spring to mind. One may be prognostication, which is to say secular oracles telling us what they think will or will not happen… Continue Reading →

Transhumanity.net Starts Paying Authors

(Seattle, WA)  Executives at the Foundation (the sponsor of Transhumanity.net) is now paying authors for new content not published previously.  Articles need to be related to Transhumanism/Futurist and be technically sound and not advertisements.  New content if accepted is paid… Continue Reading →

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, & Beyond

Blockchain technology is currently deep into the “ridiculous hype” phase of its development, but it does have the potential to be incredibly powerful. The ideas of Smart Contracts and AI Negotiation Assistants are similarly not new, but with a convergence… Continue Reading →

“Conversations with the Future” Book Reading

“A couple of weeks ago, during the last Transhumanist Meetup in Toronto, I did a Conversations with the Future book reading. Basically, I read my book’s forward – the story of how I got to do what I do, as well as the… Continue Reading →

Automated Content & Culture Mining: Das Glasperlenspiel

Up until very recently, we have understood creativity to be the sole preserve of human beings. Over the last twenty years, however, we have seen signs that machines are catching up fast, and the range of creative machine activities is… Continue Reading →

Enter The Technocracy

(WWW) The Technocracy is a new ‘news’ podcast that launches today described as Answer the most important question: “What are the most important trends and the latest news?” all the news that matters, according to the machine… A news video… Continue Reading →

RECOMBINANT DISRUPTION

How important is Artificial Intelligence to emerging 21st Century society? Before assessing the likely practical impact, we must first understand that its philosophical and moral impact already goes to the very heart of who we are, and what we believe… Continue Reading →

Cryptography Donation To Transhuman House

(Provo, Ut) Presenting educational material is one of the key purposes of the Transhuman House. Visitors can explore the Foundation Library and the Transhuman Collection or check out local research on the BioCell or on the AGI Laboratory but also… Continue Reading →

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE vs. HUMANS: WHO IS THE WINNER?

Artificial intelligence, or simply AI, is starting to rapidly take over the world of technology. Whether it is an assistant like Siri or Alexa, or a self-driving car produced by Tesla, AI is changing our everyday lives. Although today’s AI… Continue Reading →

Futuristic Now – The Show

(Provo, UT) Along with the new show “The Technocracy” and an effort to encourage more and better high-quality content related to Transhumanism, Transhumanity.net has decided to sponsor Gray Scott’s new now Futuristic Now.  The media quality is high and certainly… Continue Reading →

Shock Level 5: Epistemology and Future Shock (part 6 of 6)

The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London. The presentation was originally titled “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”. Future Shock… Continue Reading →

Shock Level 5: Epistemology and Future Shock (part 5 of 6)

The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London. The presentation was originally titled “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”. In the… Continue Reading →

Shock Level 5: Anthropic Implications (part 4 of 6)

The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London. The presentation was originally titled “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”. If the… Continue Reading →

Shock Level 5: Anthropic Implications (part 3 of 6)

The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London. The presentation was originally titled “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”. The anthropic… Continue Reading →

Shock Level 5: Perceptual Augmentation (part 2 of 6)

The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London. The presentation was originally titled “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”. Many animals… Continue Reading →

Shock Level 5: Perceptual Augmentation (part 1 of 6)

The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London. The presentation was originally titled “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”. Perceptual augmentation… Continue Reading →

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