Archive for the ‘transhumanism’ category

Jun 20, 2017

The Elite Want to Transfer Consciousness Into a New Body and Live Forever

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, nanotechnology, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, transhumanism

A conspiracy theory article that I think is spreading semi-fake news (but it’s interesting to see how some people react to #transhumanism):

While the title of this article may sound like it belongs on a strange and dark science fiction movie, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, it seems that as the technological world continues to advance, the more the old adage ‘the truth is stranger than fiction’ becomes true.

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Jun 19, 2017

Didier Coeurnelle – Life Extension and Existential Risks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, existential risks, government, life extension, transhumanism

Another LEAF interview from the International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid with Didier Coeurnelle of Heales.

LEAF director Elena Milova was recently at the International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid. During the conference she caught up with life extension advocate Didier Coeurnelle.

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Jun 17, 2017

3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, cyborgs, transhumanism

This could lead to a small 3D printer used by soldiers to quickly make anything needed in the field.

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Jun 16, 2017

Earlier this week, I interviewed on TV2, one of Hungary’s most popular channels w/ about a million viewers

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension, transhumanism

The story is on bringing people back to life with radical science and it talks about transhumanism and cryonics. This is the most widespread story I’ve seen on #transhumanism in Eastern Europe yet.

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Jun 15, 2017

The New Gnosticism of the Transhumanists

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, geopolitics, life extension, neuroscience, singularity, transhumanism

New story about the recent book on #transhumanism To Be a Machine:

For the (very very quickly) upcoming Love & Death Issue, I had the chance to interview the journalist, Mark O’Connell, who is the author most recently of To Be A Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death. He also wrote that amazing piece in the New York Times Magazine a few months ago about Zoltan Istvan, the transhumanist who ran for president and drove across the country in a coffin-shaped bus. O’Connell’s new book reads like a travelogue among characters like Zoltan, futuristic types (mostly from California) that O’Connell describes with a charming blend of cynicism and aloof interest. Like an agnostic amidst a group of “true believers,” O’Connell is both repelled by and drawn in by the belief system that transhumanism proffers.

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Jun 14, 2017

Bionic knee brace

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

This bionic knee brace will give you superhuman strength…and it’s available to everyone!

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Jun 13, 2017

Why is the language of transhumanists and religion so similar?

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

Very interesting new feature in Aeon on AI that also discusses my short fiction The Jesus Singularity:…so-similar #transhumanism

The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

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Jun 12, 2017

Zoltan Istvan’s Schedule for FreedomFest 2017

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

I’ll be on a panel and also doing an author’s roundtable (The Transhumanist Wager) at FreedomFest in Las Vegas on July 21. It’s one of the largest gatherings of free minds in the world and this year is the 10th anniversary. If you’re there, please say hello! Others are speaking on life extension and AI. Here’s my speaker’s page:

Check out what Zoltan Istvan will be attending at FreedomFest 2017.

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Jun 11, 2017

Outsiders Changing the World

Posted by in categories: climatology, geopolitics, transhumanism

The Evening Standard reviews the new book Radicals whose opening chapter is about transhumanism and my 2016 presidential campaign:

With the apparent collapse of Ukip and the defeat of Marine Le Pen, perhaps those of us fretting about the decline of liberal democracy may breathe easier. Still, many established Western parties remain in decline. And we have yet to deal with the consequences of the “populist” spasms that gave us Brexit and the absurd President Trump. This is the climate that impels Jamie Bartlett, of think tank Demos, to examine some of the new “radicals”.

Radicalism is important, he believes, because it is a source of new ideas: even if liberal democracy is forced to argue with racists or anti-democratic radicals, that should help make it stronger.

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Jun 9, 2017

I’m excited to see my NowThis video reach 600,000 views

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transhumanism

There’s been a few thousand comments between the various releases of the video too. It’s great to see so many people considering a Federal Land Dividend as a way to live and thrive in a challenging future tied to widespread automation, transhumanism, and AI:

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