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April 15, 2014

Even in this day of global change and universal paradigm shifts, the technologies that will evolve us beyond our previous states will soon become a reality for everyone. As this may be, there will be one element that will not change. That element is hostility, the very element that has been with us throughout history. In the posthuman era, hostility will still continue to exist and divide us into factions. This time, it will be our choice in form that will cause intolerance and hostility. As one chooses to become part of posthumanity, they will choose to either upload their minds into computers to become one with machinery or evolve their current form using genetic manipulation. It is this choice that will make them part of the Schism.

March 7, 2014

Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.

March 5, 2014

Ever since I was a kid I have been interested in an episode of Batman The Animated series, in which a fight scene takes place between a robotic version of Bruce Wayne, AKA Batman, called a "duplicant", basically a robot that duplicates a human.

February 6, 2014

This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and facts along the way, so this is one to listen to in its entirety rather […]

January 24, 2014

With all the excitement about the return of virtual reality, the new Occulus Rift HMD and Google Glass, I thought it might be fun to take a snarky trip down HMD memory lane.

December 15, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc's performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia - the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space - it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video of the performance below. Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late […]

October 23, 2013

Singularity, 2012: God springs out of a computer to rapture the human race... The “God” of Singularity Sky is really just an Artificial Intelligence, manipulating us all merely to beat the alien competition. The Merchant Princes (from a series of novels by Stross) are just as rapacious as anything on Wall Street, and a downstream parallel universe is just another market to exploit.

October 16, 2013

Michael Moorcock, creator of iconic characters...has been freaking us out for over forty years...The godfather of New Wave sci-fi, Moorcock was writing steampunk thirty years before Gibson and Sterling’s The Difference Engine, and anticipated posthuman themes a full generation before the World Transhumanist Association formed.

June 27, 2013

A post on Facebook caught my attention recently. The author was voicing her frustration with the limitations of being human. This inspired me to think about the advantages (and disadvantages) of being a digital person.

June 21, 2013

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or liked, every YouTube video watched, every Reddit upvote, and all the StumbleUpon rabbit holes that make up your digital persona.

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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