You might expect a professional evolutionary biologist like myself to claim that my discipline has nothing to learn from creationists.
If you stop and think about it for a moment, you will realise what an astonishing feat of precision engineering your color printer is.
Sex is so important to the health of a breeding community that natural selection has arranged to encourage everyone to participate. There’s a conflict here, because the selfish gene does not want to share. The strongest and most fertile individuals–anyone who has an advantage in the present environment–is tempted not to dilute her genes by sharing, but to reproduce clonally instead. Avoid the competition for mates; avoid the energy expense, the dangers and deceptions to which mating is prone; transmit all your genes to the next generation, not just half.
Modern Meadow believes that increasing livestock herds is not the answer. There is a better way and our London hamburger taste test of last year is showing us the way. Growing meat from stem cells cultures at an industrial scale is the answer.
Suddenly, rather than an abstract and science fictional notion, sousveillance is something that makes intuitive sense to everyone who follows the daily news. The emergence of sousveillance is a wonderful example — suddenly, rather than an abstract and science fictional notion, it’s something that makes intuitive sense to everyone who follows the daily news.
Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film that is relevant to transhumanists. It offers an interesting cautionary tale and introduces the idea of The Ordering Problem in transhumanism as well as the idea of an omni-useful and omnipresent Great Machine.
I’m neither worried nor pleased at the prospect of superintelligent computers. Why? Because they aren’t going to happen in the foreseeable future, if ever. I figure the future is going to be more interesting than that. Why? Because: the next singularity.
Can advanced AGI go from subhuman intelligence to superintelligence in a remarkably short period of time? Probably not.
Nanotechnology promises significant advances in electronics, materials, biotechnology, alternative energy sources, and much more.
Martine Rothblatt discusses her new book, mindclones and cyberconsciousness, Elon Musk, and the future of humanity in space.
When I first became interested in magnet implants, I devised a method to overcome the limitations of Parylene consisting of a durable biosafe resin coating. I still have one of these implants as of the writing of this article but the added resin material is approximately 1mm thick.
The Touch ID fingerprint reader on the new iPhone 6 can be fooled by the same trick that was working with iPhone 5S.
A 5-hour symposium
Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing A new age of long term health and longevity
The speakers will give you the very latest updates on cryonics research, ways to improve your chances for rejuvenation and survival, and new ideas in transhumanism.
Accelerating exponential technologies are fundamental game changers for human civilisation. Old institutions will crumble and business empires will melt away in a fortnight due to disrupting technological advances. A number of industries are set for disruption. At the same time, the opportunities are massive for the entrepreneur and innovator who can spot and leverage these trends before anyone else.