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Reproductive Rights and Transhumanism

Reproductive Rights and Transhumanism

Individual reproductive rights and reproductive freedom should be an important principle for transhumanists, but the topic is widely misunderstood. While some argue for restricting parental rights, restrictions on reproductive rights also leads to restrictions in scientific research, medical treatments, and correspondingly, a reduction in longevity.

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Elon Musk is More Dangerous than AI

Elon Musk is More Dangerous than AI

I was enjoying a quiet weekend when my news feed started to pop up with stories such as Elon Musk warns us that human-level AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ etc. Wow!

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What is the Greatest Threat to Humanity?

What is the Greatest Threat to Humanity?

Over breakfast this morning I got into a debate with a friend about threats to humanity in the near future. I argued that anthropomorphic influence on the environment and climate represented the greatest threat in the 21st century. He, on the other hand, picked up his smartphone and said “these are the greatest threat.”

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Human Mortality: Individual and Collective

Human Mortality: Individual and Collective

It has been a major triumph of human civilization: Never before in evolutionary history has a species lifted itself from Darwin’s Struggle for Existence, and created a safe, secure environment in which a majority of individuals may expect to live out a full life expectancy and die of old age. You and I take for granted that aging is the greatest hurdle that we face in our quest to live a long, long time. Let’s hope t...

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