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Nov 26, 2018

I think this is precisely why he built the BFR lol

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Nov 26, 2018

Why Online Security is the Fastest Growing and Most Profitable Niche Right Now

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

If you’re paranoid about your cyber security, you may not be so crazy after all.

The cybersecurity industry is experiencing a growth that is almost unparalleled across any other industry even taking into account historical figures. Some people say that the growth in the need of cybersecurity is going to create the biggest wealth transfer we have seen in our lifetime.

With every aspect of our life being fine-tuned with the use of data, making sure that data is secure is becoming a top priority around the globe. This is being reflected in the massive growth of the cybersecurity industry and the massive demand for individuals who have been trained to keep data safe.

The Growth of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the fastest growing technology sector out there. And with cybercrime at an all-time high, the cybersecurity niche is set for massive growth over the next 5 years.

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Nov 26, 2018

Here is a snippet from the inaugural #GXTalksUAE event where @zoltan_istvan delivered a talk on Convergence: a Transhumanist Approach & a…

Posted by in categories: government, transhumanism

Here’s a 2-min video of my recent talk in #Dubai for the inaugural #GSTalksUAE event. I was really excited that the UAE Prime Minister’s Office brought me in to talk specifically on #transhumanism and how it might improve Government Services. In the last year, many countries around the world have been getting in touch with me to better understand transhumanism and our changing #future. Click on the link to watch the video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqcN2bUHnwA/?utm_source=ig_share…9IE5_ASuEA

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Nov 26, 2018

NASA’s InSight Survives ‘Seven Minutes Of Terror,’ Lands On Mars

Posted by in category: space

Everything went without a hitch.

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Nov 26, 2018

You Can Now Pick Your Baby’s Eye Color Before You’re Even Pregnant

Posted by in category: futurism

This fertility clinic lets parents screen embryos for eye color.

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Nov 26, 2018

RegenerAge — Bioquark — Excélsior TV

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, transhumanism

Nov 26, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Wars End With No Relief for Biggest Cryptocurrency

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, policy

Update on bitcoin crash https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/b…tocurrency https://paper.li/e-1437691924


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Nov 26, 2018

Why do we need research on longevity? Interview with Aubrey de Grey (SENS)

Posted by in category: life extension

Very good tidbits here. Especially happy about Aubrey talking about the myth of overpopulation.


Why do we need research on longevity? Interview with Aubrey de Grey (SENS) at the EHA 2018 in Brussels. We talk about anti-aging and the latest scientific research to increase our longevity.

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Nov 26, 2018

Amazon opens up its internal machine learning training to everyone

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Amazon is offering more than 30 courses as well as a certification exam.

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Nov 26, 2018

Dissolution & Decay: Traits of the Posthuman Gothic

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

The posthuman search for ‘actual’ eternal life seems the opposite of the argument of this unhelpful book, imo https://thewastedworld.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/dissolution-decay/ https://paper.li/e-1437691924


In closing, I wish to make some final remarks on the purpose of theorising a Posthuman Gothic. Far from being the joyous celebration of vitality, agency, and connection most touted by its proponents, under the Gothic sign the Posthuman takes on a far more ambivalent character. The Gothic looks to a world beyond us—even without us, or at least not for us—and so without knowing it, the Posthuman and the Gothic are already intertwined. Both look outside the human to the weird amalgamations of body and machine, spirit and dirt, and the eerie influences of systems far greater than we may know. The Posthuman project is twisted up not only in Gothic categories and aesthetics, but Gothic commitments: it displays a mixed fascination with the spectres of the past while looking to a future wrenched free from the decayed laws of the dead.

The Posthuman Gothic stands at a crossroads. On the one hand it sees the deep past emerging into the near future, as circuits of matter, whether technological or earthly, put to rest the myth of the autonomous human subject. On the other, it balances the experience of utter privation and dehumanisation with the escape from human finitude. Two angles arch away from the human, into that liminal space occupied by the Gothic, which keeps one foot grounded in the human, while the other hangs over the precipice. In short, the Posthuman Gothic makes known its haunting by a human past to better cast itself into futures more or less joyous, and more or less terrifying. Here the mixed feelings of the Gothic seep through the framework of the Posthuman. The Posthuman Gothic recognises that “there is an enjoyment in seeing the familiar and the conventional become outmoded,” and that it is only in the death of the present that other futures may be imagined (Fisher 2016, 13).

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