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Review: The Transhuman Identity Thesis

Review: The Transhuman Identity Thesis

A quick little short video that I recently found. This video explains a bit about transhumanism and the nature of personhood, and it's short and a good introduction for an impatient friend.

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Intelligence Augmentation

Intelligence Augmentation

Yesterday’s post argued for the moral and intellectual augmentation of human beings. I’d like to add to my thoughts on intellectual augmentation, saving the more controversial moral issues for later.

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Enter the World of the Surrogates

Enter the World of the Surrogates

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.

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STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc’s performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia – the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space – it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video of the performance below. Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late 1960s. His performances include attaching a “Third Hand” to his body,...

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Ghosts, Resurrections & Fantasy in the Entertainment Industry (Part I)

Ghosts, Resurrections & Fantasy in the Entertainment Industry (Part I)

Rapper Tupac Shakur, who died at age 25 in a 1996 shooting, recently made headlines when he appeared on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella 2012 festival. The Tupac "hologram" performed Hail Mary and 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted with Snoop Dogg before dissipating into thin air, leaving the audience in awe, and somewhat unsettled, by the technology used to make the rapper reappear and perform.

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