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Nov 15, 2017

In my 2nd talk of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils event in Dubai, I was on a panel formally discussing #transhumanism as part of the panel agenda, which I believe may serve as the first official introduction of the “transhuman” term for the Arab world (since various UAE Cabinet ministers were in the audience and mainstream #Arabic and some international press broadly covered the event)

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When the discussion turned toward life exension, as a #libertarian Gubernatorial candidate, I suggested less regulation for science is the best way forward. Here’s in image of the panel and some links that discuss it: http://www.alkhaleej.ae/economics/page/cdaacb52-16f6&#45…1725b0869b & http://www.albayan.ae/economy/local-market/2017-11-13-1.3098274 & https://hamrinnews.

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Nov 12, 2017

The Government of Dubai Media Office

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

The Government of Dubai Media Office via the United Arab Emirates Prime Minister’s official YouTube channel has released a 3-minute video of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils 2017 meeting. My speech on the main stage at the event is covered a number of times in the middle of this video as I discuss #transhumanism and human enhancement. I was honored to have founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab and the Prime Minister of UAE, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, listen to some of my talk. The Global Futures Council event was a big success and a lot of fun: #gfc17


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11 November, 2017 — Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has attended part of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils (AMGFC) organised in partnership between the UAE Government and the World Economic Forum (WEF) – Davos. During a meeting with the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Professor Klaus Schwab, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed asserted that the United Arab Emirates is keen on adopting the future industry by utilising the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to benefit societies.

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Nov 12, 2017

Listen: Adam Savage interviews Natasha Vita-More

Posted by in categories: cosmology, evolution, neuroscience, transhumanism

The SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast, hosted by Adam Savage (editor-in-chief, tested.com and former co-host of Mythbusters), is a nostalgic celebration of all things science fiction. In this podcast series Adam sits down with creators, thought-leaders, and celebrity fans to discuss the moments, people, and milestones that have changed the genre universe forever. From revealing personal anecdotes to deep philosophical discussions.

Transhumanist philosopher Natasha Vita-More chats with Adam and explains what transhumanism means for us regular humans, how it will impact the evolution of humanity, and close we are to uploading our brains into databases, ensuring our immortality.

Listen on iTunes.

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Nov 11, 2017

Today I spoke at the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils 2017 in Dubai

Posted by in categories: government, transhumanism

In this image, I’m giving a short talk on the main stage on #transhumaniism and human enhancement as part of a special side session to UAE government members and various World Economic Forum co-speakers. I met many wonderful people!

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Nov 10, 2017

I’m honored to be speaking on #transhumanism and human enhancement in a side session at the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils 2017 meeting in Dubai tomorrow

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I’m involved in other events on Sunday too. https://www.weforum.org/events/annual-meeting-of-the-global-future-councils-2017 #gfc17

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Nov 6, 2017

Becoming Post-Human

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“We need a name for this new belief,” mused Julian Huxley in 1957. “Perhaps transhumanism will serve: man remaining man, but transcending himself, by realizing new possibilities of and for his human nature.”

The twentieth century saw a progression of thinkers begin to grapple with technology’s power to radically transform humanity. Julian and his brother Aldous, author of Brave New World, became two of the most influential thinkers on the subject. On one side, Aldous warned against the dangers of technology by depicting technogenic oppression in his dystopian novel. On the other, Julian preached technological transcendence, coining the term that would come to represent an intellectual movement spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Still in its infancy, transhumanism is not yet entirely coherent as a theory. But there are several distinct beliefs that adherents tend to share. Most transhumanists support the use of technology to radically increase a healthy lifespan and to boost biologically-based capacities such as memory and analytical skills. But they often disagree on how exactly to accomplish these aims.

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Nov 4, 2017

Cyborgs Among Us

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, evolution, transhumanism

This film “Cyborgs Among Us” that has a segment on my #transhumanism work (as well as many others in our community) has its #Dutch premier on Nov 10 in a major international science film festival. Go see it if you can!


Imagine having a sixth sense! These are the first cyborgs that transcend the boundaries of human possibility and spark the debate about the technological evolution of mankind. Cyborgs Among Us offers insight into how technology can become part of us and the social and ethical implications associated with it.

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Nov 2, 2017

Transhumanism: A technological “worldview”

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, transhumanism

A local ABC story on #transhumanism:


NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — From the minute we wake up until we go to sleep, we’re constantly surrounded by technology.

Computers, cell phones, iPads, they’ve become ingrained in our everyday lives.

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Oct 29, 2017

Bionic Contacts: Goodbye Glasses. Hello Vision That’s 3x Better Than 20/20

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

The Ocumetics Bionic Lens essentially replaces a person’s natural eye lens, given them the ability to see three times better than 20/20 vision. Though not yet available to the public, human trials are expected to begin on the lenses in July 2017.

Most of us take our vision for granted. As a result, we take the ability to read, write, drive, and complete a multitude of other tasks for granted. However, unfortunately, sight is not so easy for everyone.

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Oct 27, 2017

My work with transhumanism and longevity covered in the largest private #Russian TV station NTV with 42 million unique viewers a week

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

Kurweil and others also in this well done 5-minute newscast:

http://www.ntv.ru/video/1530566/

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