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Archive for the ‘Abundance’ Category

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April 16, 2014

Should we be optimistic? Is optimism rationally justified? Is it practically justified?

March 20, 2014

The origins of any new idea are unknown and can never be proven definitively

March 12, 2014

Self replicating machines organized into networks of distributed autonomous corporations generate autopoietic social structures.

March 5, 2014

Ever since I was a kid I have been interested in an episode of Batman The Animated series, in which a fight scene takes place between a robotic version of Bruce Wayne, AKA Batman, called a "duplicant", basically a robot that duplicates a human.

January 30, 2014

BOTR is an Indiegogo project seeking funding in order to develop a sophisticated scientific financial trading platform for everyone.

January 13, 2014

The line between the consumers and producers of commercial objects is increasingly becoming blurred in the 21st century. As an economic imperative for consumer participation is quickly emerging, more than ever before businesses are turning to consumers to guide their creative decisions. Crucially this could begin to have a significant impact on the way that cities and their commercial architecture is designed and evaluated, through the promotion of consumers as direct, collective decision makers.

Referring to key economic theorists; the work of contemporary architectural practitioners; while additionally including first hand interaction with one of the world’s most successful prosumption communities, this essay attempts to construct an argument for the value of consumer involvement in the active design of 21st century commercial architecture.

November 26, 2013

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization, a work authored by the founding father of nanotechnology K. Eric Drexler, posits some stimulating questions about the impact of atomically precise manufacturing (APM) on civilization. This includes clarifying just what APM really is, and then addressing the kind of social and economic consequences.

November 6, 2013

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, authored by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, is an excellent work for informing the public on when and how to expect good results from some of the world-altering technologies of this vital phase in human history.

October 26, 2013

David Pearce will be speaking at Science, Technology & the Future on Nov 30 - Dec 1st 2013 in Melbourne Australia - he is a British utilitarian philosopher who believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life.

October 22, 2013

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet is IEET Fellow Ramez Naam’s case for a market-driven solution that will simultaneously preserve the current economic order and avert all resource shortages and existential threats, allowing the global population to reach 10 billion and live the lifestyle of middle class US citizens.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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