Category: Education

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Transhumanists Should Attend Singularity University

If you’re in any leadership position, interested in the future of technology, want to network with the top executives, live forever, upload your mind into a machine and see an exclusive glimpse of the future of technology, you must attend a Singularity University conference or program.

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NROL-39 Nothing is Beyond Our Reach

With all the talk about the Lovecraftian logo, I haven’t seen word one on the NROL-39 mission itself. And that’s a shame because it is actually pretty cool. Formally known as ELaNa II / GEMSAT the unclassified auxiliary mission also included a variety of NASA student designed CubeSats.

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NERVE Center Opens

Robots ran obstacle courses, climbed through a honeycomb of compartments, tested their vision and soaked themselves in simulated rainstorms. Those were just a few of the demonstrations today at the opening of the most advanced robotics testing facility in the nation, the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center, located at UMass Lowell.

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Four Statements About the Future

1. Chemical brain preservation is a technology that may soon be validated to inexpensively preserve the key features of our memories and identity at our biological death.
2. If either chemical or cryogenic brain preservation can be validated to reliably store retrievable and useful individual mental information, these medical procedures should be made available in all societies as an option at biological death.
3. If computational neuroscience, microscopy, scanning, and robotics technologies continue to improve at their historical rates, preserved memories and identity may be affordably reanimated by being “uploaded” into computer simulations, beginning well before the end of this century.
4. In all societies where a significant minority (let’s say 100,000 people) have done brain preservation at biological death, significant positive social change will result in those societies today, regardless of how much information is eventually recovered from preserved brains.

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Friday Brain Food: Video Interview with Author and Futurist Howard Rheingold

Join Howard Rheingold’s self organized peer-to-peer network of self learners and amplify your mind. A 30 minute interview with author, futurist, and friend Howard Rheingold.