Archive for the ‘transhumanism’ category: Page 117

Dec 11, 2015

University hospital performs first bionic eye transplant in Colorado

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

The UCHealth Eye Center implants first bionic eye in a Colorado resident.

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Dec 10, 2015

The CraveCast visits the future with U.S. Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

An Immortality Bus campaign report today on CNET from South Carolina and transhumanism discussed.…an-istvan/ And here’s the original story:…he-robots/

The Transhumanist Party candidate called in from the campaign trail and his “Immortality Bus” to help us look forward to 2016… and to 2050.

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Dec 8, 2015

Transhumanism Solving Violence and Improving the Human Condition: IQ, EQi, and Intelligence Upgrades

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, computing, cyborgs, life extension, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Can we end violence? Can we create greater emotional well being and intellectual equality for the greater well being of humanity? Will we be able to keep up with machines? How can we augment our intelligence? Could we cure mental illness? After advancements in aging the next major area of research from a standpoint of eliminating personal and global suffering would be upgrades in intelligence. Transhumanist values at their core want to eliminate suffering and existential risk to people’s lives. With well founded logic, these goals are not completely out of reach, it is possible but as usual, we will have to take the complex issue from many angles and from the standpoint of a systems engineer, but let’s look at some fun stuff before we get into the heavy stuff.

The Benefits of Intelligence Upgrades

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Dec 4, 2015

Geneticists Are Concerned Transhumanists Will Use CRISPR on Themselves

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

A informative article by Vice Motherboard:

The biggest debate at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing is where to draw the line between “medical treatment” and “body enhancement.”

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Dec 3, 2015

I visited one of the largest megachurches in the US as an atheist Transhumanist presidential candidate — here’s what happened

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

A new article on visiting Alabama’s largest megachurch on the Immortality Bus and discussing transhumanism. Make sure to check out the 2-min YouTube video embedded in the story:

The pastor considered whether robots could be saved.

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Dec 2, 2015

Can Zoltan Istvan beat Hillary, Trump, and Death itself?

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

Here’s a very in depth, approximately 6,000 word story (broken into 5 articles) with many pictures on transhumanism–from one of the world’s leading tech sites: The Verge.

Zoltan Istvan is very worried about the superintelligent machines.

He says the war over artificial intelligence will be worse than the Cold War nuclear arms race — much worse. It will be far more deadly, and whoever wins will control the world, eternally. This artificial intelligence might be being developed right now, he says, for all we know. At a government facility in the middle of the Arizona desert, perhaps.

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Nov 30, 2015

Meet Zoltan, the presidential candidate who drives a coffin

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, economics, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Excited to have a full feature on the BBC homepage on transhumanism and my growing presidential campaign. Transhumanist Party, speech at the World Bank, Immortality Bus, and universal basic income issues discussed:

Not many politicians running for the White House promise to end death. But not many politicians are Zoltan Istvan. Tim Maughan meets a man travelling America in a giant coffin-shaped bus to make his point.

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Nov 27, 2015

Researchers Working on Technology to Bring Dead Back to Life

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

Humai, a technology company based in Los Angeles, says that it is working on a project known as “Atom & Eve” that would let human consciousness be transferred to an artificial body after their death.

Artificial intelligence, the most important and major discovery of science will be one of the most helpful things in the whole project. The Humai have already started working on human rebirth using artificial intelligence.

The three technologies collectively used by the tech giant company are “Nanotechnology, bionics & artificial intelligence”. The company is expecting the whole system to be ready in 3 decades and, of course, this type of work requires this much time.

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Nov 25, 2015

Ray Kurzweil — The Future of Medicine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, computing, health, life extension, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

Ray Kurzweil:

Raymond “Ray” Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.

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Nov 19, 2015

Presidential Candidate Suggests We Microchip Syrian Refugees

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

A new article on my campaign with a provocative headline, but most of the story is nice. I’ll be speaking in Florida on Saturday as part of the Immortality Bus tour. We visited Alabama’s largest megachurch yesterday:

His name sounds funny to Americans, but presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan says it’s totally normal in Hungary, from where his parents hail. Istvan himself was born in Los Angeles and worked for National Geographic for years — a job that led him to explore science, particularly the concept of transhumanism, which posits that people will merge with technology.

Today, Istvan continues to write for Vice, Psychology Today, Gizmod o, and more — when he’s not campaigning across the country and promoting the Transhumanist Party platform, which promises better lives — and hopefully immortality — through science. Istvan will speak this Saturday at the Church of Perpetual Life in Hollywood, which promotes the same ideals and which New Times featured in a cover story earlier this year.

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