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Matthew Cole on Vegan Sociology, Ethics, Transhumanism and Technology

Dr. Matthew Cole is the only vegan sociologist that I know of. His unique point of view on veganism, especially its implications with respect to ethics, transhumanism, and the application of technology, has already left a mark on the way… Continue Reading →

Our Solarpunk Future

What is Solarpunk? What does a sustainable, equitable, and renewable future look like? Do we want to live in a Blade Runner world or do we want a world filled with abundance?  Sign up for the Gray Scott newsletter to… Continue Reading →

Simulation Hypothesis

Are we living in a simulated reality? Are we merely simulated quantum instances inside a holographic substrate? Is the cosmos an advanced computer simulation created by a future technologically mature human civilization? Who are the original simulators and what are… Continue Reading →

Maria Farrell on Technology, Ethics, Stories and the Prodigal Techbro

Maria Farrell is the author of some of my most favorite op-ed pieces of 2020. She is very smart, gutsy, genuine, feisty, generous, and Irish. Her writing is sharper, it penetrates deeper and she’s not afraid to go further than… Continue Reading →

HIVE MIND and Digital Consciousness – 人工知能

Imagine a future where you can wirelessly merge with another human mind. Imagine stepping into the mind and perspective of anyone on the planet at any time and having billions of other people who could do the same to you…. Continue Reading →

Ex-Google Design Ethicist Tristan Harris on Technology and Human Downgrading

Tristan Harris is one of my heroes. And I don’t know about you but I am much more demanding and harder on my heroes. I just expect them to hold themselves to a higher standard, to know more, to do more,… Continue Reading →

CONSCIOUS MACHINES

Conscious Machines. Imagine a future filled with conscious machines. Machines that can feel pain, fear, desire, and possess a survival instinct. What are the ethical implications of creating machine slaves? Welcome to the future of machine consciousness. It may be… Continue Reading →

Juan Enriquez on Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics

Juan Enriquez is a bestselling author, TED All-Star with 9 TED Talks, and countless TEDx talks. Juan is an angel investor and Managing Director of Excel Venture Management. He has sailed around the world on an expedition that increased the… Continue Reading →

We Are Nature And Nature Is Technological

Something hidden grows just under the surface of our reality. Something that has co-evolved alongside us on this planet from the very beginning. It is a powerful force capable of reaching deep into our lives. It knows us better than… Continue Reading →

How New Tech Will Change The World In The Next 50 years

According to The Emerging Future, every 12 to 18 months computers and machines double their capacity. This means that the speed of technological development is very high. In the past, we already went through disruption with the Industrial Revolution. But… Continue Reading →

E-Governance Study

(Provo) The AGI lab is conducting a study in e-governance technology titled, “Building Better Policy in e-Governance” which is an AI-Driven research program that is part of the Uplift mASI research program that has the goal of a better understanding… Continue Reading →

The End of the Transhuman House 2.0

(Provo) The story of the Transhuman House goes back a number of years.  Starting with the Foundation looking at a location in Seattle.  This location was a good quarter acre with about 2500 square foot 4 bedroom house with a… Continue Reading →

128 – Kevin Kelly on Evolving with Technology

We live in an age of increasingly lively, intelligent, and responsive technologies, and have a lot of adjusting to do. This week’s guest is one of the major inspirations animating Future Fossils Podcast: Kevin Kelly, co-founder of the WELL, Senior… Continue Reading →

Technology is a Magnifying Mirror, Not a Crystal Ball

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest species of them all?” “You, oh Homo Sapiens, are smart, it is true. But AI will be smarter even than you.” *** The most popular myth about technology is perhaps the myth… 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 →

The Future of Cars in 2020 & Beyond

The future of cars undoubtedly seems exciting. Up to this point, cars were viewed primarily as a convenient method of transportation. The main advancements were made in reliability, safety, performance, and overall comfort. However, the advent of the internet and artificial… Continue Reading →

115 – Eliot Peper on The History of Technology and The Future of Society

Eliot Peper (Episode 47) is back on the show this week to talk about the themes around and within his Analog trilogy of very adjacent and believable sci fi novels (Bandwidth, Borderless, and the new “conclusion” Breach): that is, about… Continue Reading →

Smart Homes are Going Green

Are you concerned with the environment? Are you looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Smart homes are here to help you in your quest. It’s not only convenient to use but healthy too. What Is a Smart Home?… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

[press] Startup Societies Summit

Startup Societies Summit – July 1-3, 2016 –  Tech Entrepreneurs, Policy Makers, Economists, and more to gather in Portsmouth New Hampshire over the summer to discuss new societies. The Startup Societies Summit is the world’s first ever conference to discuss the… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Gamification and Writing Contest

(WSRDC, Azure) By decree of the Architect, The Foundation’s Contest has been superseded; in its place, a new more logical contest designed around allowing a wider audience and higher participation with less friction to participation and the crypto from the Foundation… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Driven News Show Leak (press)

(Provo, UT) An employee of Metric.Media (a Machine Learning Digital Advertising Firm) leaked to us that they have been building a video production studio to produce a new ‘news’ show called: “The Technocracy”.  Apparently in conjunction with the Artificial General Intelligence… Continue Reading →

Autognosis: Cities 3 (part 4)

Grid Scale Energy Storage So far in Autognosis: Cities we’ve discussed how growth curves of cities could be brought into alignment with other life forms, how a city could be fitted with a smart grid which behaves functionally like a nervous system,… Continue Reading →

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