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R.U. Sirius
December 31, 2011

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.

Hugo de Garis
December 19, 2011

in the second half of 2011, I started taking opinion polls concerning the rise of massively intelligent machines ("artilects"), by creating questionnaires. This essay reports on the results of the third such poll.

George Dvorsky
December 9, 2011

Creatine is quickly becoming one of my favorite supplements, and not just because of the way it helps me in the gym. It's been shown that creatine can also be used as a nootropic and as a way to stave off potential neurodegeneration.

Katja Grace
December 8, 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.

Rachel Haywire
December 7, 2011

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.

Schwann Cybershaman
December 7, 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.

Avatar Polymorph
December 6, 2011

Ordinary people, and even older and more educated ones, disbelieve in a technological Singularity for three major reasons.

Paul Raven & Eric Drexler
November 30, 2011

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.

Hugo de Garis
November 29, 2011

In the second half of 2011, I started taking opinion polls on the subject of a potential impending Artilect War. This essay reports on the results of two such polls.

Rodney Shackelford
November 28, 2011

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.

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