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Sep 18, 2017

I Tried Direct Neurofeedback and the Results Surprised Me

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

My new story for my #transhumanism column at Psychology Today on Direct Neurofeedback:


Transhumanism—the movement of using science and technology to improve the human being—covers many different fields of research. There are exoskeleton suits to help the disabled; there are stem cell treatments to cure disease; there are robots and AI to perform human chores. The field is wide open and booming as humanity uses more and more tech in its world.

It’s not that often I get to participate directly in these radical technologies, but I did so recently when Grant Rudolph, Clinical Director at Echo Rock Neurotherapy in Mill Valley, California invited me to try his Direct Neurofeedback techniques. Via his computer and EEG wire hookups, Mr. Rudolph echoed my brainwave information back into my head at an imperceptible level. I did two sessions of Direct Neurofeedback.

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Sep 16, 2017

2017 Baillie Gifford Longlist Announced

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

More great news with the book Mark O’Connell’s “To Be a Machine”, whose closing chapter is on The Immortality Bus journey and my presidential run. It was nominated on the longlist of UK’s Baillie Gifford award for nonfiction. This is one of the most prestigious nonfiction prizes in the UK: http://www.foyles.co.uk/news/2017-Baillie-Gifford-Longlist%20Announced #transhumanism


Non-Fiction.

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Sep 14, 2017

There’s a $100 Million Plan to Make a Synthetic Spinal Cord to End Paralysis

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

Researchers at MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics are engaged in a $100 million, five-year project with a goal to end disability worldwide.

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Sep 14, 2017

Could we soon ‘upgrade’ our bodies? Extreme bionics will create modular superhumans

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics it trying to eliminate human disabilities and push us beyond the limits of our own bodies.

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Sep 14, 2017

There’s no need to fear a robot taking your job – not if you become one yourself

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

A new article recently out discussing issues of #transhumanism:


Hello reader, are you trans? Transhuman, that is.

Probably not, but one day you might be – or, failing that, your kids or grandkids. In what is very much a ‘guest’ piece for the American Conservative, Zoltan Istvan – the Libertarian candidate for Governor of California – explains his transhumanist vision:

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Sep 11, 2017

Here’s my 20 minute talk at Raadfest 2017 on #transhumanism and the Immortality Bus

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

Here’s my 20 minute talk at Raadfest 2017 on # transhumanism and the Immortality Bus. https://www.facebook.com/ZoltanGIstvan/videos/1980371782204597/?fref=mentions

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Sep 11, 2017

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

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

From robotic replacement limbs to bionic eyes, the next step in human evolution might involve augmenting our bodies with a variety of new technology.

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Sep 7, 2017

‘Becoming Machines Is Part of Our Destiny,’ Says Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan [Podcast]

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transhumanism

I was honored to be interviewed by Nick Gillespie (editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV) in a 40 minute podcast about transhumanism and my run for California Governor as a libertarian. Give it a listen—or read the text of the conversation in the link below: http://reason.com/blog/2017/09/07/transhumanism-libertarianism-zoltan


The “California Dream of Transhumanism” on why he’s pro-robot, running for governor of California, and still angry about getting busted at 18 for selling pot.

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Sep 7, 2017

Should We be Cautious about Envisioning Dystopias?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, ethics, existential risks, futurism, human trajectories, media & arts, philosophy, transhumanism

How will our relationship to technology evolve in the future? Will we regard it as something apart from ourselves, part of ourselves, or as a new area of evolution? In this new video from the Galactic Public Archives, Futurist Gray Scott explains that we are a part of a technological cosmos. Do you agree with Scott that technology is built into the universe, waiting to be discovered?

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Sep 4, 2017

Christian transhumanism? Yes, says pastor

Posted by in categories: ethics, transhumanism

Facts of life, even for passionate seperation of church and state advocates like me: Religious #transhumanism is growing.


WASHINGTON – A Christian pastor from Florida is promoting acceptance of some forms of transhumanism, saying believers should be open to finding an “ethical alternative” to the complete rejection of the scientific, technical and philosophical transhumanist movement that has already begun.

Rev. Christopher Benek, associate pastor of family ministries and mission at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, writes in the Christian Post that it’s time for the development of “Christian transhumanism.”

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