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What is Technoprogressivism? With James Hughes

What is Technoprogressivism? With James Hughes

Rejecting the two extremes of bioconservatism and libertarian transhumanism, Hughes argues for a third way, “democratic transhumanism,” a radical form of techno-progressivism which asserts that the best possible “posthuman future” is achievable only by ensuring that human enhancement technologies are safe, made available to everyone, and respect the right of individuals to ...

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The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth

The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth

Keith B. Wiley kwiley@keithwiley.com Affiliation at the time of writing: Univ. of Washington, Dept. of Astronomy, Box 351580, Seattle WA 98195, USA Originally written November 25, 2011 Citation: Wiley K. The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth. arXiv:1111.6131. 2011. Video Interview with Adam Ford [[Subscribe to Adam Ford’s YouTube Channel]] ...

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How to Escape the Matrix: Part 1

How to Escape the Matrix: Part 1

Let’s do a little thought experiment together. Imagine that last night while you slept, while you were in the deepest unconscious stages of sleep, you were drugged and kidnapped. Your body was moved to a secret location, where unknown individuals conducted complex brain surgery to connect your sensory systems directly to a neural interface and virtual reality system. When you wake, you find yourse...

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