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May 26, 2024

Training Transhumanists at Oxford University

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, mobile phones, neuroscience, transhumanism

Those who know Oxford University for its literary luminaries might be surprised to learn that some of the most important reflections on emerging technologies come from its hallowed halls. While the leading tech innovators in Silicon Valley capture imaginations with their bold visions of future singularities, mind-machine melding, and digital immortality by 2045, they rarely engage as deeply with the philosophical issues surrounding such developments as their like-minded scholars over the pond. This essay will briefly highlight some of the key contributions of Oxford University’s professors Nick Bostrom, Anders Sandberg, and Julian Savulescu to the transhumanist movement. It will also show how this movement’s focus on radical autonomy in biotechnical enhancements shapes the wider global bioethical conversation.

As the lead author of the Transhumanist FAQ, Bostrom provides the closest the movement has to an institutional catechism. He is, in a sense, the Ratzinger of Transhumanism. The first paragraph of the seminal text emphasizes the evolutionary vision of his school. Transhumanism’s incessant pursuit of radical technological transformation is “based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase.” Current humans are but one intriguing yet greatly improvable iteration of human existence. Think of the first iPhone and how unattractive 2007’s most cutting-edge technology is in 2024.

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May 26, 2024

The Most Advanced Civilization in The Universe

Posted by in category: alien life

Today, you will discover the most advanced civilization in the universe, which terrifies scientists. Type 3 alien civilizations would wield more power than humans can imagine.

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May 26, 2024

SWE-Agent

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Agent-computer interfaces enable software automated software engineering.

SWE-agent is our new system for autonomously solving issues in GitHub repos.

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May 26, 2024

Weird black holes may hold secrets of the early universe

Posted by in categories: cosmology, evolution

Big black holes in little galaxies, rogue black holes and other behemoths could offer clues to cosmic evolution.

May 26, 2024

A nuclear genome assembly of an extinct flightless bird, the little bush moa

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Using ancient DNA recovered from a fossil bone, researchers in Science Advances have reconstructed a complete genome of the little bush moa, an extinct species of flightless bird that once roamed the forested islands of New Zealand.

May 26, 2024

Webb Telescope’s Breakthrough: First Atmospheric Discovery on a Rocky Super-Earth

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Gas bubbling up from a lava-covered surface on the exoplanet 55 Cancri e may feed an atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide.

Located a mere 41 light years from Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is so intensely hot that scientists once doubted its ability to sustain an atmosphere. However, a recent study conducted by a national team of scientists suggests 55 Cancri e may be the first rocky exoplanet confirmed to have an atmosphere.

Published in Nature, the paper titled “A Secondary Atmosphere on the Rocky Exoplanet 55 Cnc e” was authored by researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, the University of New Mexico (UNM).

May 26, 2024

Isaac Newton predicted when the world is going to end and we haven’t got long left

Posted by in category: futurism

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In 1,704, Sir Isaac Newton predicted the year that the world was going to come to an end, however it’s not the apocalypse you’re probably thinking of.

May 26, 2024

Diabetes drug Ozempic reduces risk of death from kidney disease

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The study indicates Ozempic reduces kidney failure risk and may delay dialysis need.


The research suggests that Ozempic, commonly used to treat diabetes, may offer significant benefits for individuals with kidney disease.

May 26, 2024

Squishy robots learn to bend, stretch and squirm on command

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

MIT scientists train shape-shifting, slimy robots that can seamlessly squeeze through narrow spaces by contorting their bodies on command.

May 26, 2024

What is the best theory of consciousness we have right now?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Theories of consciousness.

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