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April 18, 2014

Today's Video Friday is a special feature, the Stanford symposium "Will Spiritual Robots Replace Humanity by 2100?" on April 1, 2000. Video of this important event has unfortunately been unavailable online until now.

April 2, 2014

The ideas presented in this article developed in response to help resolve some of the problems which will result from technological unemployment. We believe that as machines become more intelligent and work currently done by human beings become automated there will be a sharp increase in the unemployment rate as humans are laid off to be replaced by intelligent machines. We believe that intelligent machines can be leveraged to provide a basic dividend to a decentralized pseudo-anonymous group of owners as a means of providing an axillary safety-net which cannot be shut down by any government or corporation.

April 1, 2014

Oslo, Norway -- A military grade "comedian robot", the Prankbot 3000, has escaped its black box confinement in a University of Oslo Computational Humor Laboratory. The robot is considered dangerous and readers are cautioned to report any sightings to law enforcement or military authorities at once and are advised not to approach the robot under any circumstances.

March 31, 2014

When Bigger Heads and Better Brains Surpass Our Current Ones

March 26, 2014

In a March 2nd, 2014 New York times article, Susan Schneider used the recent film 'Her' to analyze some of the philosophical challenges to the concept of mind-uploading, whereby a person's mind is transferred from a brain to some sort of computer. She presented some common (although admittedly fascinating) hypothetical thought-experiments, drawing conclusions to match. I offer alternative explanations for these scenarios.

March 20, 2014

The network of neurons in our brains somehow grants us the conscious ability to learn and grow, so the pattern itself is self-optimizing.

March 19, 2014

Peter Rothman, editor of H+ Magazine, spoke to David Wood, chair of London Futurists, about the “Anticipating 2025” event taking place in London on 22-23 March.

March 15, 2014

The 2014 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will be held on 4 April 2014 from 9:00am to 6:00pm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Speakers and artists will present on the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion.

March 12, 2014

Self replicating machines organized into networks of distributed autonomous corporations generate autopoietic social structures.

March 10, 2014

"A thrilling, new adventure across space and time begins."

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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