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The Million Year Life Span by Reason

I’m not going to try to convince you that the foreseeable future is a wondrous place: either you accept the implications of the present rate of technological progress towards everything allowed by the laws of physics, in which case you’ve probably… Continue Reading →

Globally Acceptable Truth” and the Crime of Thinking by Tom DeWeese

Do you feel it? It’s everywhere: on television, in the newspaper, at any public gathering, in any discussion – even among friends. It’s a feeling of mistrust, nervousness, suspicion, and even rage. Mostly, it’s just under the surface. But more and… Continue Reading →

Choice and Bias: 1% or 1000%? by KYRTIN ATREIDES

If someone offered you either $1 or $1000, which would you choose? A version of this thought experiment is known as “Newcomb’s Paradox“, of which there are many variations, but the real-world reasons behind peoples’ decision-making are far more interesting… Continue Reading →

Phylogenesis of Consciousness and Free Will: A Teleological Approach – article by Leonid Fainberg

Contemporary philosophy of mind is still living under the deep shadow of the Cartesian and the non-Cartesian mind-body dichotomies.  This is the textbook description of this fallacy: “According to some, minds are spiritual entities that temporarily reside in bodies, entering… Continue Reading →

A Glitch in the Matrix BY KYRTIN ATREIDES

How often do you get distracted and forget what you were doing, or find a word on the tip of your tongue that you can’t quite remember? In humans, these “brain farts” (cognition errors) can be irritating, but in a Mediated… Continue Reading →

Significant Single Gene Longevity Mutations in Humans: What Are the Odds? – Article by Reason

Prior to the discovery of single genes that could be mutated, silenced, or otherwise altered to significantly extend longevity in lower animals, such a thing was thought very unlikely. This is to say that nobody really thought about it at all… Continue Reading →

Scarcity & Diversity of Perspective by KYRTIN ATREIDES

What does the term Diversity mean to you? In many US companies, the term diversity is applied as meaning the 7 federally mandated “protected classes” of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability plus any local laws which… Continue Reading →

Exploring Interesting Questions About the Human Brain by G. Stolyarov II

The human brain is a fascinating organ, and it accounts for much of the distinction between human beings and other life forms. Interesting questions regarding the brain arise. For example, why is it that, in the early stages of human… Continue Reading →

The Engineer’s Viewpoint: Treat Change as Damage and Fix It

An aging body has changed in many ways, and not just in those obvious to visual inspection. The typical old body is identifiably different from the typical middle-aged body at the level of cells, genes, and biochemistry: biochemical processes, gene… Continue Reading →

Ageism, Wageism and Transhumanism

In a recent “Progress, Potential and Possiblities” interview with Dr. Jean C. Accius, PhD of AARP, a series of data analyses collectively called “The Longevity Economy Outlook” was discussed. A few interesting statistics were presented: In the U.S there are… Continue Reading →

The Twin Pillars of Transhumanism- Biology and Machinery

Twin Pillars of Transhumanism: Deep Learning *If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Longevity Escape Velocity. This article describes the overarching strategy the editors support for attaining that goal.* Unless someone was keeping specific track,… Continue Reading →

One DNA Fingerprint, One Vote

It may be anathema to say this, but I have not always been the biggest fan of democracy. The whole idea of one person having one vote struck me as extremely odd. How can one vote be equal to another?… Continue Reading →

Crass Transit Systems

It truly baffles me that Congress has decided to allocate such a large sum in the recent infrastructure bill towards local mass-transit systems. How is it not seen that ridesharing trumps mass-transit in every possible way (except in SOME cases,… Continue Reading →

Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.

Cryptocurrency will soon be a form of replicator credits in the post-scarcity economy. Satoshi Nakamoto described his invention like this: “Bitcoin is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact… Continue Reading →

Pamper a Cow and You’ll Get Spoiled Milk

  When dealing with the issue of sentience in animals, it becomes important to ask: Where do we draw the line? Many of the animals we use for companionship are ones we would easily define as having sentience, but the… Continue Reading →

Keeping up with the Jet Blacks’s

  What do you see in the future of cybernetics technology? There are certain individuals who have suffered the complete loss of a limb, such as a traumatic amputation or a congenital disorder. In these cases, a functional prosthesis can… Continue Reading →

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