Nanotech

Transcendence vs. Her: Clash of Two Wimpy Future Visions

Transcendence vs. Her: Clash of Two Wimpy Future Visions

My friend and sometime collaborator Hugo DeGaris was looking forward to the movie “Transcendence” with great enthusiasm… With its theme of anti-technology terrorists attacking scientists and provoking a sort of war between pro-Singularity and anti-Singularity forces, the movie plot reflects many of the ideas from Hugo’s book The Artilect War and his related articles. Hugo was hop...

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Transhumanism and Superheroes

When I tell people I study transhumanism I get three responses: “What?” “Wow!” and “Is that like posthumanism?”

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Transhumanism at Play

Watch children, or adults, at play. And by “play” I mean the real thing — experimental, messy, reality-shifting and explorative, not the routinized pseudo-work we call “leisure” or “recreation.”

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The Sheep Shit Grass (or The End of Scarcity)

DOCTOROW: It’s not hard to think about a kind of nanotech future where virtually all objects are available on demand. In that kind of world, both the traditional Marxist and the traditional Keynesian analyses don’t make a lot of sense. These are predicated first and foremost on the regulation of scarce and valuable objects.

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