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Editor's Blog

April 15, 2014

Even in this day of global change and universal paradigm shifts, the technologies that will evolve us beyond our previous states will soon become a reality for everyone. As this may be, there will be one element that will not change. That element is hostility, the very element that has been with us throughout history. In the posthuman era, hostility will still continue to exist and divide us into factions. This time, it will be our choice in form that will cause intolerance and hostility. As one chooses to become part of posthumanity, they will choose to either upload their minds into computers to become one with machinery or evolve their current form using genetic manipulation. It is this choice that will make them part of the Schism.

March 31, 2014

When Bigger Heads and Better Brains Surpass Our Current Ones

February 4, 2014

Perhaps parallel to the physical enhancement of human ability and longevity through technology, enhancements to civilization must also have cultural and political forms. By far the most important of these could be the neglect and final dissolution of borders and “nations”.

November 12, 2013

While many in the hearing community view deafness as a disability that must be cured, those in the Deaf community associate themselves as part of a minority cultural group, with deafness being their defining trait. They view cochlear implants as an attack on their way of life, a tool symbolizing forced cultural assimilation imposed by a largely hearing based society.

October 23, 2013

There is no such thing as a 'phantom limb'. On the face of it, that's obvious - a phantom limb is no longer present and, therefore, does not exist. That is not what I mean. I mean that the 'phantom' in the phrase is itself the phantom. To understand this, look at it the other way around: we don't say that a person with a limb over which she has no control has a 'phantom brain map' for that inoperative limb.

July 17, 2013

Perhaps the IA path will allow us to have our cake and eat it too.

June 21, 2013

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or liked, every YouTube video watched, every Reddit upvote, and all the StumbleUpon rabbit holes that make up your digital persona.

May 16, 2013

The PowerSwim Program is developing highly efficient, human-­powered swimming devices for use by combat and reconnaissance swimmers.

May 10, 2013

What would it be like to see different wavelengths of light or at a different time scale? Check out these videos to find out.

April 25, 2013

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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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