Sensory Enhancement

Intelligence Augmentation

Intelligence Augmentation

Yesterday’s post argued for the moral and intellectual augmentation of human beings. I’d like to add to my thoughts on intellectual augmentation, saving the more controversial moral issues for later.

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The Swiss Army Brain: Sensory Extensibility as Native Function

The Swiss Army Brain: Sensory Extensibility as Native Function

There is no such thing as a 'phantom limb'. On the face of it, that's obvious - a phantom limb is no longer present and, therefore, does not exist. That is not what I mean. I mean that the 'phantom' in the phrase is itself the phantom. To understand this, look at it the other way around: we don't say that a person with a limb over which she has no control has a 'phantom brain map' for that inopera...

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Event Review: Being Human 2013

Event Review: Being Human 2013

Being Human is a conference which was recently held in San Francisco which is the brainchild of musician Peter Baumann. This past Saturday I was lucky enough to attend this interesting and enjoyable event.

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