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Apr 9, 2020

A Transhumanism Future? – Anders Sandberg Interview

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This is a solid interview on core Transhumanist topics.


My interview with Anders Sandberg, a prominent transhumanist thinker and research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. We discuss how the transhumanist movement has changed, how it should engage in politics, whether pre-natural death cryogenics should be allowed and how long humans could live for amongst other things. Hope you enjoy!

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Apr 6, 2020

Notes from an Apocalypse

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space, transhumanism

O’Connell’s previous book, To Be a Machine, was an inspired journalistic exploration of “transhumanism”, the subculture that wants to fast-forward to a technological future in which man becomes part-machine. This one is haunted by the idea that, unless we change our ways, or even if we change our ways, our species does not have much of a future at all. For O’Connell, those fears had been sharpened by recent fatherhood.


A timely study of the world’s growing sense of doom ranges from tourists in Chernobyl to Elon Musk’s plan to colonise Mars.

Apr 5, 2020

Creating Superman (and woman): Who benefits from human enhancement?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, genetics, life extension, nanotechnology, neuroscience, transhumanism

Research involving bowhead whales has suggested that it may one day be possible to extend the human lifespan to 200 years.


From the demigods of Greek mythology to the superheroes of 20th century comic books, we’ve been intrigued by the idea of human enhancement for quite a while, but we’ve also worried about negative consequences. Both in the Greek myths and modern comics and television, each enhanced human has been flawed in some way.

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Apr 5, 2020

Make Aging History! /Bioviva Ceo Elizabeth Parrish 207. Debt Nation

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience, transhumanism

CHECK OUT SEASON 1 PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9AV4mMbOQ&list=PL_GIV9cvJ8…itbMC34bPF

KEEP THE SHOW ON-AIR! : WWW.PATREON.COM/DEBTNATION

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Apr 2, 2020

Aging is a Medical Problem! /Dr. Aubrey de Grey 210. Debt Nation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, transhumanism

CHECK OUT SEASON 1 PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9AV4mMbOQ&list=PL_GIV9…itbMC34bPF

KEEP THE SHOW ON-AIR! : WWW.PATREON.COM/DEBTNATION

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Apr 2, 2020

Remember Who We Are

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, transhumanism

We must remember our values and life will always hold more value than money and or corporate profits.


I have seen a number of posts and comments from Transhumanists putting economy over lives during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

This mentality is not who we are. We hold life as the highest endeavour and it is to be fought for to the bitter end. We do not bow to the Economic Elitists because the costs are too high. I am going to point out some of the finer points from Zero State, a group that existed some time ago that gave birth to a vast number of Transhumanist leaders of today.

The Way Of The Sea

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Mar 29, 2020

Meet 2020’s Real Life Cyborgs

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

Over the last five years, London-based photographer David Vintiner and art director Gemma Fletcher have been documenting the subculture of transhumanists across Europe, Russia and the United States. Their photobook I Want To Believe, due out this spring, explores these enthusiasts’ achievements and motivations.


Dispatches from the transhumanist movement.

Mar 26, 2020

Us Dirty Book of Secrets! / Ben Zion & Ellman 2020 200. Debt Nation

Posted by in category: transhumanism

CHECK OUT SEASON 1 PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9AV4mMbOQ&list=PL_GIV9cvJ8…itbMC34bPF

KEEP THE SHOW ON-AIR! : WWW.PATREON.COM/DEBTNATION

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Mar 24, 2020

A Letter About Coronavirus, the Longevity Movement, & Why Quarantining is Killing Us

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, employment, mathematics, transhumanism

I have not been a supporter of an extended public quarantine or shut down, if any. There are a number of reasons why (governments steal liberty during such times; national debt increases and is used to the point of total socialism; inequality becomes permanent; etc), but in this letter below to everyone I want to talk specifically about why a quarantine is ultimately harming the life extension and #transhumanism movements. Don’t ever forget, we are in a race to save the lives of “everyone” right now with the plague of aging, not just those who might get #coronavirus.


Dear Fellow Humans.

If you believe in the life extension movement of trying to live indefinitely through science and technology, then you likely should not support the worldwide quarantine (at least don’t support it over 14 days in the West where we don’t have the ability to do it as efficiently as Asia). It’s horrible that so many lives will be lost by COVID-19, but in a worse-case scenario it’s likely 100 million people will die globally (mostly older people who have only a few years left to live due to their underlying medical conditions of aging — and who have likely been kept alive due to science and 21st Century medicine anyway). But the damage we could cause (and almost certainly are causing) with the quarantine and shut down to the US and global economy may cost the life extension movement and its scientific research possibly three to five years of progress — because the funding, projects, and jobs around the anti-aging industry will disappear for a notable time. The math shows that if we achieve indefinite lifespans for the human race by the year 2035 vs 2040, approximately 250 million lives will be spared and could then go on indefinitely. The aging math (or life hours) for any transhumanist shows that if we care about human life and longevity — about how long people alive today live — then we should not quarantine the world right now, but get the economy going again as a first priority so that we may fund the future of anti-aging science for the species. Some of us call this reasoning the Transhumanist Wager. For the sake of everyone alive today, it must be acknowledged that there is a dramatically larger percent gain (many thousands of percent) of overall life years for our species by not quarantining and shutting down the world. This is all a horrible scenario, and one I am terribly sad to share with you, but that doesn’t mean we should cower from facts. We owe our species the most courageous decision for its long-term longevity of all its living citizens.

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Mar 21, 2020

The Immortalists Club

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

Dinorah Delfin has unleashed another exceptional edition of Immortalist Magazine. One of the best aspects is the dueling articles on the future states of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

Daniel Faggella constructs another dismal, dreary, depressing, destruction of hope for a benevolent artificial general intelligence. Emphasis on depressing. He has a wonderful way of creating a series of logical roadblocks to any optimism that there is a future with a compassionate artificial general intelligence. But he seems to be arguing against a contention that probably nobody believes in. He is arguing that there is no certainty that an artificial general intelligence will be benevolent. Most thinking humanoids are going to agree with that perspective. As he points out forcefully in his concluding and strongest rebuttal: no one knows what the future holds.

But no one is looking for absolute certainty in the far future. Transhumanists in general are looking for a path forward to an existence full of superhappiness, superintelligence and superlongevity.

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