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Future Technology from Films

Whether it be a hoverboard from Back to the Future, some top of the range memory loss tools from MIB or, of course, a lightsaber from Star Wars, all of us have watched a movie and truly wished the wonderful… 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 →

EFTF Attendee’s will become named authors of the Extreme Futures Technology and Forecasting Journal 2016 edition

At the upcoming EFTF being used to raise funds for the TNC and creating a transhuman political lobby in DC we are adding a new feature to the EFTF even that includes creating a book. So that means EFTF Attendee’s… Continue Reading →

Intro to Qualitative Futures Squares

The Qualitative Futures Square (QFS) is a method of formulating a futures hypothesis. Like a general scientific hypothesis, a futures hypothesis is a starting point in investigating a futures possibility. The QFS is a flexible tool, capable of being the… Continue Reading →

New Fathom Neural Compute Stick [press]

Press Release – The world’s first discrete deep learning accelerator. A standalone, ultra-low power neural network compute accelerator inside a standard USB stick. See it first at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, CA, May 2-4. Movidius is pleased… Continue Reading →

Envisioning the Future of Technology [video]

Extreme Futures Tech Fest (Winter 2016) Presents Kati Rissanen on ‘Envisioning the Future of Technology. check out the latest EFTF coming up on May 14th:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-futures-technology-fest-spring-2016-tickets-23741229657

Nanobots for Dinner – Preparing for the Technological Singularity – Book Review

Now you don’t normally see ‘book’ reviews on Transhumanity.net and further probably not  ‘children’s’ book reviews and in fact now that I think about it this is only the second time ever.  What is cool is that now there is… Continue Reading →

The Future of Power Transmission Wirelessly – Extreme Futures Technology Fest

Exploring the Future of space based solar power and wireless power tranmission from travel to other large scale applications in the future.  From the Extreme Futures Technology Fest Winter 2016 – Session 2 on Wireless Power Adair Daniels speaking from his… 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 →

Modeling Emotions in a Computational System

Emotional Modeling in the Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture ABSTRACT This paper is an overview of the emotional modeling used in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Extension Architecture research which is a methodology or software ‘pattern’ for… Continue Reading →

[press] Official Statement to the TNC Convention 02016 by David Brin

It is, of course, wise and beneficial to peer ahead for potential dangers and problems — one of the central tasks of high-end science fiction. Alas, detecting that a danger lurks is easier than prescribing solutions that can prevent it…. Continue Reading →

Live Streaming – EFTF Winter 02016

EFTF is a tech conference focused on emerging technology trends, across the tech sector. It covers the latest in emerging technology, the topics related to those trends but also social impact and emerging societal changes and where we are going… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Debate

The debate will feature three “Oxford Style” Transhumanist Team Debates on these three topics: IMMIGRATION & BORDERS BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE WHAT IS THE ‘NATURE’ OF THE SINGULARITY? WILL IT HAPPEN AT ALL? Each debate will be one hour long. The… Continue Reading →

Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Winter 2016

This time even better then before EFTF, get your tickets now for Saturday Febuarary 27th in Seattle. Get the Early Bird Tickets Now before the prices goes up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-futures-technology-fest-winter-2016-tickets-20356613178 EFTF is a tech conference focused on emerging technology trends, across… Continue Reading →

Double-Edged Absurdity

I wish Ray Kurzweil would cease his waffling about a supposed “double-edged sword.” It’s a silly notion he utters in almost every interview.   Whoops I’ve sliced my fingers off on the sword-edge of my keyboard typing this. Technology isn’t… Continue Reading →

Stoicism in the Post-Singularity Future

De Mente Artificiosa et Philosophia: Stoicism in the Post-Singularity Future By Steven Umbrello & Tina Forsee   Futurists like Ray Kurzweil believe that advancements in the field of artificial intelligence will culminate to a point in the near future to… Continue Reading →

Godhood Is Boring

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and… Continue Reading →

Global Brains & Singularities: Cadell Last & Michael Garfield Debate The Technopocalypse

Cadell Last is an evolutionary anthropologist at the Global Brain Institute and producer of the PBS Digital Studios series The Advanced Apes.  In our recent email correspondence we discussed the possibility that our entire planet is waking up as a single super-intelligent organism,… 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 →

unSingularity – let’s enjoy the slow hike to the future

As a child of the 60s I spent most of my life regretting that we didn’t build those cities on the Moon and the planets. Now I realize that the Apollo adventure was too far from our supply lines to… Continue Reading →

The birth of Political Transhumanism

A footnote in History: The first explicitly Transhumanist candidate Political Transhumanism is beginning to coalesce, and will become a force to reckon with as accelerating technologies increasingly transform society, and people seek a new paradigm to handle the wave of… Continue Reading →

Dog-God AI-Delusion Redacted

The first version of this article insulted proponents of AI fear. Those insults could distract people from my logic so I created this redacted version with insults removed. This redacted version also includes extra information. The logical fallacy (human treatment… 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 →

Ex Machina Movie Review

After months of mind numbing patience, I finally managed to see ‘Ex Machina’ the movie (http://exmachina-movie.com/ ). There have been a few AI centered or Singularity related movies the past few years such as Transcendence with Johnny Depp (love hate… Continue Reading →

Imbecilic Dog-God-AI-Delusion

Super-smart AI harming or enslaving humans is a fiction similar to gods. It is fitting to link the two idiotic delusions together, which Steve Wozniak did in March 2015. Gods have zero relevance to intelligence. Gods relate wholly to deluded… Continue Reading →

PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?

Have you heard? Robots are coming and they are going to steal our jobs! I expect you have heard rumors to that effect, because the tech news seems positively awash with reports of automation replacing shop assistants, cooks, and much… 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 →

MILE: Guide to the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension

MILE: Guide to the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension Goals: The MILE mission is to execute a series of goals to bring awareness of indefinite life extension to the world stage (8 million+ people) through themile.info Facebook page. – the… Continue Reading →

Introducing the Singularity Index – A Market Index focused on the Companies helping drive us towards Singularity

Introducing the Singularity Index. The Singularity Index (also referred to as the SI) is part of a statistical approach to looking at market trends, as it relates to relative motion in the market, towards or away from ‘Singularity’. As the… Continue Reading →

“In Our Lifetimes, Human Beings Will No Longer Be Human” claims Lord Anthony Giddens

It’s not every day that the world’s most eminent sociologist reveals himself as having an intense interest in the Technological Singularity, and urges that “Everyone should read the books of Ray Kurzweil”. That’s what happened this evening. The speaker in… Continue Reading →

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