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Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing–and will change–human beings in fundamental ways.

Editor's Blog

Ross Lockwood
December 29, 2012

Every day that passed and every new paper I read, my concerns mounted: how could I keep up with the accelerating rate of development, how could I learn to use new technologies, how could I stay relevant when the pace of development outstrips my ability to understand it?

Peter Rothman
December 29, 2012

Science funding and especially basic science funding directly impacts what will happen in our future. This report outlines the challenges that face the United States in an era of declining and already diminished basic research resources, and also outlines a growing role for universities in providing hubs of innovation and centers for research.

Peter Rothman
December 28, 2012

13 papers from Nature that were among the most widely read, cited, and circulated on social media and might be of interest to H+ readers.

Ben Goertzel, Adam Ford
December 27, 2012

Language, and how it relates to mind and reality … and about what may come AFTER language as we know it, when mind and reality change dramatically due to radical technological advances.

Robert David Steele Vivas
December 26, 2012

There is an urgent need for a new means of hybrid self-governance that reflects the diversity of human interests and capabilities. We are in the Information Era, but the United Nations (UN) and its Members are still “dumb” and unable to harness the distributed intelligence of the Whole Earth.

Alexey Kuznetsov
December 24, 2012

The human psyche is highly fragile in the times of stress, and it's only appropriate to assume that the simulated voices will follow us more and more, just like the GPS in your car telling you to turn around the corner. We must apply tight user experience guidelines to some of these simulations.

Peter Rothman
December 24, 2012

Well known cyberpunk author John Shirley recently gave a talk at TEDx Brussels in which he discusses two ideas of The Singularity, one true and one false, as well as a dark vision of the near future.

Peter Rothman
December 22, 2012

Small RNA; biology's dark matter.

Jason Xu, study by Joe Betts-LaCroix and Munjal Shah
December 21, 2012

Jason Xu reports on Joe Betts-LaCroix’s survey results on public opinion to the question “Do you want to live forever?” from Health Extension Salon

Ilia Stambler (LP/ILA)
December 19, 2012

The recent Eurosymposium on Healthy Aging – that was organized on December 12-14 in Brussels by HEALES, the European Healthy Life Extension Society – was a smashing success!

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