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Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

author Paul A. Spiegel    Humanity stands on the brink of the Age of Longevity. Advances in science hold the promise of extending the healthy lifespan beyond the roughly 120 years presently accepted as the “natural” limit’, achieving radical life extension (“RLE”)[1]. In considering this breakthrough, two questions often arise in popular discourse: If people live indefinitely, how will societ...

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Review: Rejuvenation Biotech Conference

Review: Rejuvenation Biotech Conference

Fifteen years ago, Aubrey de Grey organized the first SENS roundtable–Strategies for Engineering Negligible Senescence. It was a small group of out-of-the-box thinkers, heretics who talked about attacking head-on the idea that aging is just part of the human condition, looking for medical (and beyond-medical) treatments that would restore strength, stamina, and alertness, and lower the risk of al...

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Jonathan Coulton Embraces His Inner Squid

Four years ago, Jonathan Coulton quit his “code monkey” day job to pursue a career as a professional musician. His songs about laptops, supervillains and aspiring cyborgs quickly made him geek culture’s favorite troubadour, and this year he released his first concert DVD, brazenly titled Best. Concert. Ever.

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Will We Eventually Upload Our Minds?

Bruce Katz received his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from University of Illinois. He is a frequent lecturer in artificial intelligence at the University of Sussex in the U.K and serves as adjunct professor in of Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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Doing what the brain does — how computers learn to listen

Researchers at the Leipzig Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in London have now developed a mathematical model which could significantly improve the automatic recognition and processing of spoken language.

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Rebirth of a Nation

My friend the revolutionary artistic genius musician DJ Spooky has just come out with a DVD film of his performance Rebirth of a Nation, performed at Yale University's Art Center.   

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h+ covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing — and will change — human beings in fundamental ways. We will be following developments in areas like NBIC (nano-bio-info-cog), longevity, performance enhancement and self-modification, Virtual Reality, "The Singularity," and other areas that both promise and threaten to radically alter our lives and o...

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