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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 AI or… Continue Reading →

The Imperative & The Circle

In the past I have written about a vision for human civilizational flourishing, and would like to follow up those thoughts briefly now. More to the point, I wish to offer a deeper or foundational basis for those previous ideas…. Continue Reading →

Transpire – Transhumanist Project Support

A great new project by a number of transhumanist leaders is called ‘Transpire’.  It is not about any one project but about helping other projects move forward.  “Transpire is a Hub of Transhumanism and Immortality. Contains a Modern Transhumanist Manifesto,… 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 →

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.

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 →

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 →

ZS updates #1

This is the first in a series of articles giving you news on developments within the Zero State (ZS).   A Work In Progress We just concluded the weekly Cloud Nine meeting on the ZS Discord server, in which we… Continue Reading →

ZS2.0: The Zero State Reboot [3/3]

This is the third and final part in my last article series outlining Zero State (ZS) ideas. You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. This series outlines our transition from establishing a firm theoretical basis to an… Continue Reading →

H+ Mythos & Action [3/3]: First Five

The following article is a node in the Zero State Alternate Reality Game (ZS–ARG). You can learn more at http://zerostate.net, or in Transhumanity.net articles tagged “ZS” or “Zero State”. ZS is Transhumanist, Singularitarian, and Social Futurist. This is the third… Continue Reading →

H+ Mythos & Action [⅓]: Singularitarian Metaphysics

The following article is a node in the ZS-ARG. If you want to know more, you can read about ZS (the Zero State) at http://zerostate.net, or in any number of Transhumanity.net articles with the tags “ZS” or “Zero State”. ZS… Continue Reading →

Escape To Reality!

Escape To Reality: Transhumanism, Gnosticism, Pure Land Buddhism, & the Zero State. Do you know the Gnostic myth? Do you know how that story goes? The Matrix came out nearly twenty years ago, dragging Gnosticism into the bright light of… Continue Reading →

(Press) Enlightenment Transhumanist Association Registered in Nigeria

(Nigeria, Africa) this is a press release sent to Transhumanity.net, we do not know the validity; per say, but seems harmless and if true is great and we wish them the best.  What is important to note that as a… Continue Reading →

★ Black Hole Sun: Leadership within Social Futurism

★ Black Hole Sun: Leadership within Social Futurism The following is an adapted and expanded version of my introduction to “Social Futurism and the Zero State” (AKA ‘The Black Book’), exclusive to Transhumanity.net: I am a fervent proponent of Social… Continue Reading →

ZS Mythos (3b/3): Twelve Foundation Stones

This article concludes an earlier summary of the Zero State’s twelve “Foundation Stones”, which are story-fragments, ‘seeds’ of a sort, together comprising the basis of our unifying narrative. Metahouse 4: The Black Parade The Black Parade gets its name from… Continue Reading →

Special Episode 8 – Questions From the Masses

In this special edition: We are focused on questions from the masses to the Technocracy… including: * “What’s one sense you wish you had and why?” * “What would your elevator pitch be for your stance on {life extension/cryonics/nootropics/GE pets/GE… 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 →

Epistle to the Libertarians

Hello. If someone gave you the link to this page, then they either thought you’d find it interesting, or were possibly attempting to do you a favour. This is a page about Libertarianism, from the viewpoint of someone who takes… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – The Demands of Satisfaction (Part 9)

By this point, one may conclude that civilized society is inherently unsustainable, if not impossible; having gone so far as to change the nature of humanity to the limits of what it is to be human, one still observes failure… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Regarding Posthumanism (Part 8)

While this text mainly examines Transhumanism, it has made more than a passing reference to Posthumanism; to provide better context, despite the retrospection, one now intends to elaborate on the nature of Posthumanism. Posthumanist ideology does share similarities with Transhumanist… Continue Reading →

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

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (pt.3 of 3) Part 1 of this article introduced the Zero State (ZS) and its philosophical foundation. Part 2 looked at the application of that philosophy to real-life judgments. Now Part 3, below, will briefly… 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 – Transhumanist Solutions to Societal Problems (Part 6)

Previously, one established the failures of human faculties as such concerns as lack of sustenance, wellbeing, intelligence, autonomy and productivity, either causing or caused by each other, and resulting in uncivilization. Augmentation of human faculties, physical, mental and/or autonomous, aims… 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 →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Conventional Solutions to Societal Problems (Part 4)

Throughout history, such issues have been addressed by conventional solutions, that is, improvements of human nature that do not overly alter human faculties. However, historically, it is clear that humanity has always struggled to implement these solutions and reconcile its… Continue Reading →

Wyrd, Fyrd, & Rebis: Mythological Past to Posthuman Future

Transhumanism and Social Futurism are concerned with the deep future, which is to say the fate of humanity, rather than just the next few decades. When politicians and social commentators talk about the future, the end of this Century is… Continue Reading →

A Treatise On Transhumanism – Inherent Inadequacies of Society (Part 3)

Using this approach, one now examines the conditions whereby humanity fails to achieve civilization; given the interdependency of economy, issues obstructing civilization are interrelated in similar ways. Labour, capital, agreement and population can succumb to such problems as corruption, debt,… 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 →

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