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April 24, 2014

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you have probably figured out that I came to the science of aging through evolutionary biology, and that I believe evolutionary thinking is a key to understanding what aging is and how it can be addressed. So without further ado, I introduce a column that is central to how evolution works, but peripheral to the science of aging.

April 24, 2014

Uploading the content of one's mind, including one's personality, memories and emotions, into a computer may one day be possible, but it won't transfer our biological consciousness and won't make us immortal.

April 22, 2014

The Human Race to the Future (2014 Edition) is the scientific Lifeboat Foundation think tank’s publication first made available in 2013, covering a number of dilemmas fundamental to the human future and of great interest to all readers.

April 21, 2014

A Brief Summary of "The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies" by Damien Broderick

April 16, 2014

Should we be optimistic? Is optimism rationally justified? Is it practically justified?

April 11, 2014

“Get creative about the future!”

April 11, 2014

If every instrument could accomplish its own work, obeying or anticipating the will of others, like the statues of Daedalus, or the tripods of Hephaestus, which, says the poet, ”of their own accord entered the assembly of the Gods;”if, in like manner, the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.

April 8, 2014

Distributed sousveillance to counter the hierarchy of surveillance.

April 3, 2014

Feel free…

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.

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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