Category: Futurism

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Eray Özkural on The Intelligence Explosion, The Infinity Point Hypothesis, And The Law Of Accelerating Returns

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.

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The Moral Equivalent of War – Steve Fuller

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

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The biological microprocessor, or how to build a computer with biological parts

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.

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The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen — and What to Do

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The Analytic of the Vile

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?

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Future of Entertainment – Global Community Scenario Gallery (Part II)

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?”