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Editor's Blog

Dustin Ashley
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.

darklight
April 15, 2014

Seed, water, sunlight.

Len Rosen
April 14, 2014

What if we could re-engineer humans for the harsh environment of planets like Mars?

Peter Rothman
April 11, 2014

“Get creative about the future!”

Seb Murat
April 11, 2014

“Every now & then, rarely really, a technology suddenly & unexpectedly appears from out of left-field & leaves us wonder-struck & enchanted, because it transform the very fabric of our reality. Ideally, such technologies are simple, yet all the while endowed with futuristic-like sophistication & englightment. Preferably, they are deeply human-connected, transcending time, place & occasion. They may even seem invisible & unintelligible, but like the air we breathe & the water we drink, they may be vital, perhaps even a life-force, a quintessence.”

John G. Messerly
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.

Josh Mitteldorf
April 9, 2014

Friends often look at me quizzically when I tell them this. One says, “But I can feel myself wearing down.” And another: “Nothing works the way it used to. Isn’t that the definition of wearing out?” And again: “Do you mean it’s all in my head, it’s not really happening?” and then a moment later, “do you mean it doesn’t have to be this way?”

Darklight
April 8, 2014

Distributed sousveillance to counter the hierarchy of surveillance.

Len Rosen
April 7, 2014

A microgrid is a power grid on a small scale. It operates alone or can feed into the main power grid.

Peter Rothman
April 4, 2014

Herbert Marshall Mcluhan lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia.

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