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The Pursuit of Crappiness

Did you enjoy reading your little transnerdulist magazine about pleasure, prancing and sustained orgasm? Now you expect a little humor, don’t you? Well, guess what? I’m not in the mood.

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The Genomic Bodhisattva

David Pearce wants to end your suffering. His manifesto “The Hedonistic Imperative” promises a future where humans live in high-functioning superhappy states devoid of pain and anxiety.

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When Death is an Outlaw

If you watch 27-year-old Jason Silva on Current TV -- the Emmy-winning youth-oriented cable network co-founded by Al Gore -- you’d never guess that he’s a first-rate transhumanist thinker, skeptic, and passionate advocate of science in overcoming the biological limitations of being human.

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Eclipse Phase

Games are playgrounds for ideas, and, these days, the playgrounds that best entertain ideas are role-playing games. Since the advent of Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, tabletop role-playing games have been crucibles for both ideas about gaming and ideas about the subjects of the game.

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