For those who are mystically inclined, 2011 is likely a year that is pregnant with significance. In fact, not merely pregnant — the birth of a new aeon is so near that, in the radiance of cosmic time — the new age baby should be sticking its head out of the womb right about now.
Yearly Archive: 2011
If the advertiser can manufacture enough classiness for thousands of people with a video camera and some actors, this is probably a more environmentally friendly choice for those after classiness than most of their alternatives, such as ordering stuff in from France.
Picture an event where the bridge between the counterculture and academia is finally crossed. If the original Burning Man was to meet the Singularity Summit, you would have Extreme Futurist Fest 2011.
It’s like celebratory gunfire isn’t life-threatening because your state of mind affects the reality you perceive. That is; until you get hit in the head by a stray bullet. It’s been said that no battle plan survives the first engagement, so it’s difficult to predict what will happen next as we continue the birthing of a new generation, a generation suckled on the Information Age.
Ordinary people, and even older and more educated ones, disbelieve in a technological Singularity for three major reasons.
In an h+ magazine exclusive, Paul Raven asks Eric Drexler some questions following his Inaugural Lecture for the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology.
Over the past twenty years several hundred DNA and RNA-based molecular diagnostic tests have been introduced that help physicians provide better care for their patients. Many tests predict individual risk for specific diseases, such as BRCA1 and -2 gene mutations for breast and ovarian cancer risk and CFTR gene mutation analysis for cystic fibrosis.