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The Disrupted Generation

The Disrupted Generation

author Andrew. F. Allan Change in the direction of humanity is inevitable. Whether Transhuman or Posthuman, we are unlikely to be the humans of recent history in the immediate future that lies ahead. The disruption to “normal” human life is profound in implication and consequence. From communication to life changing technologies the fabric of human existence is being fundamentally disrupted and re...

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The Asilomar AI Principles Should Include Transparency About the Purpose and Means of Advanced AI Systems

The Asilomar AI Principles Should Include Transparency About the Purpose and Means of Advanced AI Systems

author Bill Hibbard The recently published set of 23 Asilomar AI Principles are intended to guide the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Two principles, 7 and 8, call for transparency about the reasons for harm caused by AI and transparency about explaining judicial decisions made by AI. While helpful, these two principles are much too narrow. Principles 19 and 20 describe the unlimited ...

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Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

author Paul A. Spiegel    Humanity stands on the brink of the Age of Longevity. Advances in science hold the promise of extending the healthy lifespan beyond the roughly 120 years presently accepted as the “natural” limit’, achieving radical life extension (“RLE”)[1]. In considering this breakthrough, two questions often arise in popular discourse: If people live indefinitely, how will societ...

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Book Review: The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010)

Book Review: The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010)

Author Harry J. Bentham       Predicting an economic “singularity” approaching, Kevin Carson from the Center for a Stateless Society writes in The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010) we can look forward to a vibrant “alternative economy” driven less and less by corporate and state leviathans. According to Carson, “the more technical advances lower the capital o...

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Prospective Longevity R&D Program in Kazakhstan

Prospective Longevity R&D Program in Kazakhstan

Potential establishment of a state program in Kazakhstan to improve the healthspan of the population. On May 19, 2016, the World Health Organization released its report “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, describing the recent state of global health. The study reports rapid improvements in global life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. Th...

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AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

On February 2, 2015 Getnet Asefa, the CEO of iCog Labs, standing under the Azure Sky over the international Airport of Addis Ababa welcomed his guests from Hong Kong, Germany, and England. His exact words were, “Welcome to the era of hi-tech meetings in East Africa”. Until the last few years, it wasn’t even plausible to dream about meetings and seminars on Artificial intelligence or robotics or so...

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Infinity Point Will Arrive by 2035 Latest

Infinity Point Will Arrive by 2035 Latest

During writing a paper for the 100 Year Starship Symposium, I wished to convince the starship designers that they should acknowledge the dynamics of high-technology economy, which may be crucial for interstellar missions. Thus motivated, I have made a new calculation regarding infinity point, also known as the singularity. According to this most recent revision of the theory of infinity point, it...

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An Appeal to Transhumanism on the Question of Technological Inequality in Africa

An Appeal to Transhumanism on the Question of Technological Inequality in Africa

“We are deceived by the appearance of right.” J.J Rousseau   Part One: Today’s Reality   The idea of improving humanity is not a new one. Such movements, notions and groups have marked our past. Some of them achieved their target and some have concluded with remarkable results; and yet, some have brought more suffering to the human condition. Transhumanism is a movement...

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