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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 →

Help Develop Artificial General Intelligence

(Provo) The AGI Laboratory in Provo Utah is conducting a study related to a feasibility study of comparing human intelligence versus prototype Artificial General Intelligence cognitive architectures in this case around human-mediated AGI cognitive architectures designed to create models for teaching independent AGI systems. … 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 →

Is Time an Illusion? Gray Scott – FUTURISTIC NOW

Gray Scott produces great content now and then and this particular video is interesting.  From the video Description: “#Futurist Gray Scott – FUTURISTIC NOW – Is time an illusion? Newsletter – Text “GrayScott” to 474747 to get alerts from Gray… 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 →

The Independent Core Observer Model Computational Theory of Consciousness and the Mathematical model for Subjective Experience

Abstract: This paper outlines the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness defined as a computational model of consciousness that is objectively measurable and an abstraction produced by a mathematical model where the subjective experience of the system is only… Continue Reading →

Foundation Retreat VC Pitch Deck and Business Plan

An Altruistic Business, an institute, a museum of the future as we design it and a new home for the transhuman house… all of this is the part of the following ‘business’ plan. One of our most exciting projects is… 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 →

Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness as Implemented in the ICOM Cognitive Architecture and the Associated Consciousness Measures

Abstract: This paper articulates the fundamental theory of consciousness used in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) research program and the consciousness measures as applied to ICOM systems and their uses in context including defining of the basic assumptions for… 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 →

Architecting the Future 2019

The Foundation, Transhumanity.net, The Transhuman House, ZS and more… what is in store for 2019?  It will all be part of the plan… The past year has had a lot of ups and downs.  From the success of the AI… Continue Reading →

Episode 100! The Teafaerie on DMT, Transhumanism, and What To Do with All of God’s Attention

This week’s guest is The Teafaerie, my amazing friend and a true one-of-a-kind psychedelic superhero. The Teafaerie writes stories, poems, movies, plays and essays, makes videos, organizes flash mobs, and is one of the founders of Prometheatrics, a big beautiful… Continue Reading →

Joscha Bach: We need to understand the nature of AI to understand who we are (podcast)

Joscha Bach is one of those rare people whose primary motivation is unbound curiosity and inspiration. He clearly loves what he does and you can’t help but notice his radiating passion and youthful exuberance. Joscha has an impressively wide and deep knowledge in a variety of scientific, philosophical and artistic disciplines and I had to do my best just to keep up with Bach’s brilliant fast-paced mind and stream of consciousness. I enjoyed our conversation immensely and hope you love it too.

You Could Be a Von Neuman Probe…

Seeing all this advanced nanite self-evolving technology all around us all the time has always bothered me a touch or at least kept me thinking about it now and then.  It is sort of a break from my AI research… Continue Reading →

Episode 99 – Erik Davis on How to Navigate High Weirdness

This week’s guest is Erik Davis – one of my great inspirations, someone who has influenced me and this podcast in immeasurable ways since I first encountered his amazing criticism, histories, and “seen it all” visionary cool – I still recommend his… Continue Reading →

Sleep Is The New Coffee

A month ago I finished reading Why We Sleep. Not only did I become convinced that getting high-quality sleep is the best protector and enhancer of health and cognition, but it is also the most underappreciated. I’m shocked that sleep… Continue Reading →

Send Socrates to the Arctic: Vote for Nikola Danaylov for Fjallraven Polar

Hey friends, Please help me lead a dog-sled-team above the Arctic Circle in the wilderness between Norway and Sweden. 😉 All you need to do is vote for me and share this with your email list or anywhere else and ask… Continue Reading →

Episode 98 – Decentralization Panel at Arcosanti Convergence with Members of Holochain, NuMundo, Unify, & Reality Sandwich

It’s a deep and wide investigation of decentralized networks of many kinds this week, drawing on the insights and wisdoms of five very different panelists in a discussion held at the legendary experimental city-under-construction Arcosanti, Arizona. Like it’s a rainforest, I… Continue Reading →

A Collective Intelligence Research Platform for Cultivating Benevolent “Seed” Artificial Intelligences

Abstract. We constantly hear warnings about super-powerful super-intelligences whose interests, or even indifference, might exterminate humanity. The current reality, however, is that humanity is actually now dominated and whipsawed by unintelligent (and unfeeling) governance and social structures and mechanisms initially… Continue Reading →

The most incredible technology you’ve never seen

There’s money to be made and lives to be saved with the tiny stuff that’s all around us. Saving the world (or some subset of people in it) is in vogue among the world’s wealthiest. Jeff Bezos has a rocket… Continue Reading →

Episode 97 – Zak Stein on Love in a Time Between Worlds: A Metamodern Metaphysics of Eros

This week’s guest is Dr. Zak Stein, an author and educator whom I met as fellow students of the work of philosopher Ken Wilber over ten years ago. Zak took the road of serious high academic scholarship while I was… Continue Reading →

Brain Interface: A Vision Shared by Few, Feared by Many, and Destined for All

When I was approached to join Kernel, a startup building brain interfaces (BI), I was hesitant. I knew that the path to commercialize this technology was (and is) fantastically challenging. After nearly a year of working with Kernel as an… Continue Reading →

Episode 96 – Malena Grosz on Community-Led Party Culture vs. Corporate “Nightlife”

This week’s guest is the intriguing, talented, and amazingly well-organized Malena Grosz, who is currently traveling across the United States to interview party culture professionals for her multimedia thesis on community-led party culture to gain and share their perspectives on… 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 →

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