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Dr. Michael Greger on How Not to Age (Episode 229)

There are two people who caused me to become vegan and switch to a whole-plant-based diet. The first is Prof. Peter Singer who put the idea in my head many years ago when I started studying ethics. The second person is Dr. Michael… Continue Reading →

Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence: What if we succeed? (Episode 228)

Stuart Russell is a professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley as well as co-author of the most popular textbook in the field – Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Given that it has been translated into 13 languages and is… 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The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London.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The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London.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The following article is part of a six-part Transhumanity.net series, comprising a single, previously unpublished paper delivered at the 2010 Humanity+ UK conference in London.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 →

Super-Cyborgs: The Future of Human Enhancement

A festival of athletic, artistic and scientific visitations from the future featuring theatre, improvisation, interactive experiences, design prototypes, & multimedia performances! Future sports won’t be a battle of humans vs. robots, but natural vs. enhanced athletes, researchers say. Gone are the days… Continue Reading →

Superhuman Terminator-like Vision Could Be Coming Soon

Google X has made a recent announcement in which they state a new way of viewing the world is coming soon. According to the ExtremeTech  blog post Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera… Continue Reading →

Where the Human Ends & the Machine Begins: Getting ‘Unclearer’…

Cyborg Stuff There’s an interesting piece over at NYT – The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg. I’m not entirely sure what the dilemma is, but cyborg stuff is no small deal here at Anthrobotic, so it merits some consideration. Here… Continue Reading →

Want to Biohack your Brain? – $50,000 Cranial Surgery Equipment costs only $10 via DIY Black Market

Nootropics are popular in our circles, but in my opinion there isn’t a non-prescription substance on the market right now that is staggeringly apparent in its effects. You know; something like the pill on the movie Limitless. I’m always on… Continue Reading →

Cyborg Possibilities – The Arms and Legs (Part Three)

This article doesn’t need any of the special categories or explanations – the two classifications are pretty self explanatory. Let’s jump right in. Arms: The most recent advancements in bionic arms seem to be included in the BeBionic prosthetic arms…. Continue Reading →

Cyborg Possibilities – The Torso and Skin (Part 2)

Returning to our Deus Ex graphic, the next three categories are the torso, back, and skin. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll lump the torso and back together. The skin, however, deserves its own category. The Torso: I am construing the torso… Continue Reading →

“If Eternal Life Becomes a Medical Possibility, I Will Have It Because I am a Tech Pirate”

I’d say most Grinders [DIY biohackers] are interested in life extension, but it hasn’t been a primary focus of the community. It is an intricate topic. There was talk for a while about the effects of IGF-1, and we have… Continue Reading →

Release your Inner Cyborg with Brain Stimulation Implants – can Grinders drive the Research?

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease you may in fact be eligible to participate in a study involving implantation with Medtronic’s new deep-brain DBS-f device. The device is used to selectively stimulate nerve bundles like the fornix, a… Continue Reading →

Cyborg Possibilities – The Head (Part One)

It has been a while since I last talked about prosthetic devices. For reference, see here, here, and here. This is part one in a several part series, but I intend to put out the whole series over the next… Continue Reading →

Biological Machines

National Review published an article stating artificially intelligent computers would merely be machines. The author of the article doesn’t realise how biotech-synbio shows us DNA is a machine. Humans and all other biological life-forms are machines, which is why bio-engineers… Continue Reading →

Natural City: ‘Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light’

In a plot that questions humanity from both a psychological and futurist angle, Natural City imbues the ancient innate drive to live long enough to conquer death once and for all. Taking place in a 2080 South Korea, Natural City… Continue Reading →

Oscar Pistorius Now … Elective Amputation in 10 Years?

Oscar Pistorious’ – nicknamed “Blade Runner” and “The Fastest Man On No Legs” – was the first ever amputee to compete in the World Olympics. Ever since the announcement that Pistorius would race for South Africa in the 2012 Olympics… Continue Reading →

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