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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 →

Episode 123 – David Weinberger on Everyday Chaos & Thriving Amidst the Complexity

This week we’re joined by David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Technology exploring the effects of technology on how we think. David’s led a fascinating and nonlinear life, studying Heiddeger as a young… Continue Reading →

Machiavelli and Nietzsche, Philosophers Foreshadowing the 21st Century

l. Machiavelli has been for a half millennia reviled as an unscrupulous philosopher when it is unfair to presume that a philosopher who was raised in the 15th century and died in the year 1527 could subscribe to 20th-21st-century ethics…. Continue Reading →

119 – Jeremy Johnson on The Integral Time of Jean Gebser

“The human being is actually this kaleidoscope of different ways to relate to time and space. And to be present with it all, to be awake with it all, is what we’re doing.” Jean Gebser mapped the mutating structures of human… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence questions (part 1)

#BICA #FoAI #Uplift  http://foai19.artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com/   What institutions will AI disrupt in the coming decades?   Do you think we are ten years away from AI passing the Turing Test, as Ray Kurzweil predicts?    What’s most likely to happen first: Full-blown runaway… Continue Reading →

113 – Sean Esbjörn-Hargens on Exostudies: Philosophical Explorations…

My graduate advisor Sean Esbjörn-Hargens is one of the most consistently inspiring and refreshingly different thinkers I’ve ever met. In our first Future Fossils conversation, we discussed his work to apply a profoundly “meta” and pluralistic philosophy to the everyday work… Continue Reading →

Episode 108 – Nadja Oertelt on Humanizing The Stories of Science

This week’s guest is Nadja Oertelt – research scientist turned film-maker and founder of Massive Science, a science communication community that cares about restoring care to the storytelling of scientific discovery. Not only is the website wonderfully both rigorous and easy on… 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 →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – The Foreseeable Future (Part 11)

By now the reader should have some opinion on the contents of this discourse and the arguments it puts forward; indeed, a response is encouraged, as this text has emphasised autonomy and the optimisation of all things that support it…. Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – In Retrospect (Part 10)

Having achieved the aim of this treatise, a truly civilized society, it seems only fitting that it now proceeds to disprove it. Such is long overdue in fact, as much of this text is generalized, axiomatic and empirical; civilization, labour,… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Failures of Transhumanism (Part 7)

Despite this apparent and hypothetical success, Transhumanism is still susceptible to failure on certain grounds; for instance, one has made several assumptions, such as a majority of citizens accepting augmentations in pursuit of civilization. This assumption is fundamentally flawed in… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – In Pursuite of Transhumanism (Part 5)

Thus far, one has established a basic model of society with which to identify failures in guaranteeing and maximising satisfaction and stability of society. Summarily, society, comprised of population, labour, capital and agreement, and its economy, the relations between them,… Continue Reading →

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.1 of 3)

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.1 of 3) Welcome to the Zero State (ZS). ZS is an activist community, part of the Social Futurist movement, and – depending on who you ask – it may or may not be a… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – The Nature of Civilization (Part 2)

To begin, one considers the fundamentals of any society, the most foundational of which population, of which society is comprised. Conventionally, population has been classed as the human populace of a society, which provides an acceptable definition for population, at… Continue Reading →

Liberal Democracy, the Third Way, & Social Futurism

Liberal Democracy, the Third Way, & Social Futurism   1.0 The Flaws of Liberal Democracy   The developed nations of the Western world are currently characterised by a political-economic system typically referred to as “Liberal Democracy“*. Up until very recently,… Continue Reading →

Philosopher Peter Singer on AI, Transhumanism and Ethics

Peter Singer is arguably the most influential living philosopher of our day. His book on Animal Liberation basically started the animal rights movement and his textbook on Practical Ethics is the standard philosophy text of first-year students. No wonder that in 2005 Time Magazine called Peter Singer… Continue Reading →

SAPNA: Logic of the Zero State [ARG / MetaFiction]

[MetaFiction][Alternate Reality Game][Social Futurism]* The Zero State (ZS) is a Posthuman, distributed, virtual State (among other things). Its philosophical foundation is the ideology of Social Futurism. All of these concepts can be taken together as existing on a single axis,… Continue Reading →

Launching the Church of Transhumanism?

(2 MAR 2017) Seattle, WA – Amal DT Graffstra CEO of DangeriousThings.com launched a campaign on gofundme to start a ‘Transhumanist Church’.  While this is not a uni-formally supported idea and goes outside of the more academic areas of the… Continue Reading →

Antinomianism as a necessary component of Transhumanist Philosophy

When I first learned of Transhumanism, I agreed with it almost reflexively. To me it seemed obvious that “we” needed to build a future in which the humanity could overcome its natural enemies: disease, poverty, and political corruption/mismanagement. I say… Continue Reading →

A Transhumanism of Ethics (opinion)

While still a pretty unknown tendency in Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries (where atheist humanism just recently has started to troll the consensus culture), transhumanism is a growing current in the Anglo-Saxon world. Rather than an outright ideology, I… Continue Reading →

The Transcendence Conjecture (opinion)

“All confess that God is omnipotent; but it seems difficult to explain in what His omnipotence precisely consists: for there may be doubt as to the precise meaning of the word ‘all’ when we say that God can do all… Continue Reading →

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