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Editor's Blog

August 9, 2013

H+ Magazine author and friendly cylon Eray Ozrukal talks about the intelligence explosion, the infinity point hypothesis, the law of accelerating returns and the relations between them.

July 11, 2013

Last December I interviewed Steve Fuller at Warwick University in England. He spoke broadly and very eloquently, I was engaged - not surprisingly - he holds the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology. I asked him to provide an article for H+ Magazine, and he obliged - so here it is, 'The Moral Equivalent of War' (and The Right to Science). Note I will finish editing uploading an interview series with him entitled 'Humanity 2.0' at a later stage (watch H+ Magazine for an article on that), but in the mean time I have embedded a couple of snippets of the interview with him along with his article on the Right to Science - I do hope you enjoy :) -- Adam Ford

July 3, 2013

Systemics, a revolutionary paradigm shift in scientific thinking, with applications in systems biology, and synthetic biology, have led to the idea of using silicon computers and their engineering principles as a blueprint for the engineering of a similar machine made from biological parts. Here we describe these building blocks and how they can be assembled to a general purpose computer system, a biological microprocessor.

May 12, 2013

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April 19, 2013

What is missing from that linear view is the power and influence of an invisible, yet monumentally powerful force. Possibility. And to get a clearer view of the road behind – and the road ahead – this force is one you ignore at your peril.

March 12, 2013

Nick Bostrom interviewed at AGI 12 by Adam A. Ford

February 28, 2013

If the posthuman entities – such as the Wide Descendents eating up the inner solar system of Stross’ novel – lack a linear, narrative consciousness, can their form of existence be worthy of ethical consideration?

February 18, 2013

Eddie Germino interviews J Storrs Hall on nanotech, AI and the Singularity.

February 12, 2013

The future always intrigues us! And entertainment has always been an integral part of our lives. We kicked off our first initiative to explore the signals regarding the future of entertainment via primary and secondary researches, expert interviews and crowd sourcing. We wanted to find out, “What will entertainment mean 10 years or 20 years from now?”

February 11, 2013

We all know that some powerful people, governments, companies and terrorists will also add lots of bad things to the mix. The same technology that lets you enhance your senses or expand your mind also allows greatly increased surveillance and control, eventually to the extremes of direct indoctrination and zombification.

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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