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Sep 20, 2016

Dawn of the super human: U. S. is daunted by Russia’s “enhanced human operation”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, military, neuroscience, transhumanism

Pentagon accused Russia that the country is working on “enhanced human operation” to create an army of superhuman soldiers. Russia’s Sputnik issues the news.

U.S. Army chiefs are claiming that Moscow is working to create bionic superhuman soldiers with brain implants. And the soldiers will be fuelled by steroids. Usage of steroid will increase the tolerance capability and make the soldiers more resilient. While the brain implant or chip will assist a soldier to fight for a longer time even in extreme warfare. It will also force the soldiers to fight and obey the command at any cost. The sole purpose is to strengthen the soldiers to make them stronger and tougher in battles.

Yet, the U.S. opponent is working to use microscopic technology so that soldiers can cure themselves without any assistance of physicians.

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Sep 17, 2016

Westworld Review: HBO’s New Series Is Bold, Compelling

Posted by in categories: entertainment, transhumanism

Fantastic review! I will DEFINITELY be giving this series a go when it premieres very early next month!

This show, like the novel it’s based on, will explore many major transhumanist (and humanist, for that matter) themes. What do you think? Will you be watching too?


Allison Keene reviews the first four episodes of the upcoming HBO drama Westworld, which stars Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Anthony Hopkins.

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Sep 14, 2016

O mais detalhado mapa 3D já feito da nossa Via Láctea

Posted by in category: transhumanism

BILHÕES de estrela mapeada.

Lançada 1000 dias atrás, Gaia iniciou os seus trabalhos científicos em Julho de 2014. Esta primeira versão é baseada em dados recolhidos durante seus primeiros 14 meses de varredura do céu, até setembro de 2015.

“O mapa mais bonito que estamos publicando hoje mostra a densidade de estrelas medidos por Gaia por todo o céu, e confirma que os dados coletados excelentes durante o seu primeiro ano de operações”, diz Timo Prusti, Gaia cientista do projeto na ESA.

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Sep 12, 2016

Robô ATLAS aprendendo novas habilidades

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Sep 11, 2016

Cybathlon: World’s first ‘bionic Olympics’ gears up

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

Awesome.


Competitors prepare for a contest involving electronic arms and robotic exoskeletons.

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Sep 10, 2016

Transhumanism Is Inevitable

Posted by in category: transhumanism

And that’s a very good thing.

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Sep 8, 2016

Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” Tech

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, evolution, habitats, neuroscience, robotics/AI, singularity, sustainability, transhumanism

Elon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.

There’s no doubt that Elon Musk is one busy individual. When not playing on the Tesla factory floor, he may be bringing electric roofs to electric vehicles, or dreaming up the Hyperloop, or toying with the future of AI.

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Sep 4, 2016

‘Abolish artificial scarcity’: @KevinCarson1

Posted by in categories: disruptive technology, economics, futurism, government, hacking, hardware, policy, transhumanism

Predicting an economic “singularity” approaching, Kevin Carson from the Center for a Stateless Society writes in The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010) we can look forward to a vibrant “alternative economy” driven less and less by corporate and state leviathans.

According to Carson, “the more technical advances lower the capital outlays and overhead for production in the informal economy, the more the economic calculus is shifted” (p. 357). While this sums up the message of the book and its relevance to advocates of open existing and emerging technologies, the analysis Carson offers to reach his conclusions is extensive and sophisticated.

With the technology of individual creativity expanding constantly, the analysis goes, “increasing competition, easy diffusion of new technology and technique, and increasing transparency of cost structure will – between them – arbitrage the rate of profit to virtually zero and squeeze artificial scarcity rents” (p. 346).

An unrivalled champion of arguments against “intellectual property”, the author believes IP to be nothing more than a last-ditch attempt by talentless corporations to continue making profit at the expensive of true creators and scientists (p. 114–129). The view has significant merit.

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Sep 1, 2016

This Other Third-Party Candidate Thinks Johnson Should Be in Debates

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

A new story out on my Op-Ed yesterday:


Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party presidential article, argues that Gary Johnson should be let into the debates because America needs another voice.

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Aug 31, 2016

How a Hillbilly Delivery Man Is Trailblazing Our Cyborg Future

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

Never under estimate people you never know who may be the next Bill Gates.


After losing his left arm to cancer in 2008, Jonny Matheny’s life changed radically. The self-styled West Virginia hillbilly, formerly a retail bread sales and delivery man, started traveling to medical research facilities around the country to volunteer as a test-subject for advanced prosthetics and experimental surgeries. Today, Matheny is something of a Model T for cyborgs, wielding one of the most advanced mind-controlled prosthetics ever built.

When I met Matheny at a DARPA technology expo earlier this year, I was astounded by the flexibility and responsiveness of his Modular Prosthetic Limb, the latest in a series of mind-controlled prosthetics developed at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. But nothing drives home the revolutionary potential of a device like this than seeing it used to perform mundane tasks: effortlessly putting on a hat or stirring a pot, for instance.

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