Category: Miscellaneous

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New Contest for Transhumanist Writers

You can be in the company of such learned professionals as Marvin Minsky, Ph.D., Inventor/Entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil, Ph.D., Barry Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D., Steve Mann, Ph.D., William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D. and many others by submitting a scholarly article for publishing consideration to the Terasem Journals Online.

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Techno Desire and Cyber Sex

We have a new relationship with technology, one we truly cannot extricate ourselves from, and this changes everything. Cyber technologies and information science have brought to bear, not a new tool but a new world with which to be intimate, a cyberspace horizon of potentiality that extends into the material world.

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100 Transhumanists Needed for Survey

The following questions are for a survey commissioned by Terasem Movement, Inc. and fiscally sponsored by the World Future Society. Results of the survey will be published, analyzed, and commented on in an html manuscript or e-book format, plus they’ll be presented in shorter versions on the websites of three 501(c)3 non-profits – the World Future Society, Terasem Movement Inc., and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology.

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Animal Cyborgization, from Technorganic pets to Cyber-Hyle servants pt.1

The ethics of the question, if question there is, concerning the re-invention of life and the cyborgization of animals (in conjunction with recreating ourselves and our own process of cyborgization) is not only deep and all encompassing, but possibly unanswerable. 

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After the Tsunami

Nearly fifty years had passed for Yomo Yanobe since the last tsunami devastated the Sendai region, when he was a young rescue volunteer in the clean up operation after the 2011 events. It was almost unthinkable that he would ever find himself facing the same situation that had since shaped his life. Back then, his youthful belligerence to mortality had spared him a little from the full emotional impact of the tragedy, yet he had still been deeply affected by the experience.

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Genetic Credit Scoring

Telling individuals how their credit score was calculated does not only provide transparency that might deflect a backlash by rejected consumers. It also makes some consumers subscribe to the credit bureau’s service and work on improving their score. Volunteering detailed information on your last six places of residence, for example, improves your credit score. So I wondered: Would I volunteer my genetic information to improve my credit score?

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A Cautionary Tale: Our Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

Today it is not inconceivable to imagine a race of extraterrestrials that, like brilliant computers, go gallivanting about the universe with the same finesse, capacity for self-knowledge, and manners as alligators in a wetland.

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The Transhuman Agenda – Human Robot (H-1)

Before oblivion, before geology or cosmology; before Minimalism, Pink Floyd, Quantum Physics, Mind Control, Math Rock, Electronic Imaging; before Buddha, even before the cosmic microwave frequency; you only have to pose a single question;

“What was there before the Big Bang?”

Ask that and you’re immediately in trouble.

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Humanity+ @Melbourne May 5-6 2012

Ben Goertzel interviews Adam Ford about the upcoming Humanity+ @Melbourne (May 5-6 2012), which will feature Aubrey de Grey, Natasha Vita-More, Stelarc and many more inspiring speakers.

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How to Submit Articles to H+ Magazine

We are seeking articles that provide unique perspectives on Transhumanism. It is important that you are both engaging and scientific. We are not looking for overly opinionated or overly academic articles but articles that manage to blend a healthy dose of both personality and fact. We want your articles to provoke discussion and we also want people to learn from them.