transhumanism

Video Friday: Anders Sandberg – Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers

Video Friday: Anders Sandberg – Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers

Anders Sandberg is one of my favorite people in the transhumanist scene Anders. Here he  discusses the recent overhyped report of a chatbot passing the Turing Test. Anders is one of the most rigorous thinkers in transhumanism and his paper on  mathematical models for the Singularity is  one of the most important works on this subject. In this video, he discusses the recent reports in depth with Hu...

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Fix diseases and improve yourself through gene therapy

Fix diseases and improve yourself through gene therapy

Advances in genetics now permit to edit one's genome relatively easily. Gene therapy is now used exclusively to fix diseases, but could soon be used by transhumanists for genetic enhancement, such as augmenting one's mental faculties or improving one's physical appearance. What exactly can we modify and what are the risks involved ?

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PostHuman: A Video Series on Transhumanism – 1st Video & KickStarter Campaign!

PostHuman: A Video Series on Transhumanism – 1st Video & KickStarter Campaign!

I recently spoke to the guys making this series, looks promising – and I hope they reach their KickStarter target! It is important to expose transhumanist ideas to the public in a way which is easily consumable. These videos look like they will do just that. Check out their first video below: [heading] PostHuman: An Introduction to Transhumanism [/heading] Where philosophy meets technology –...

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The Transhumanist Wager – Zoltan Istvan

I recently did an interview with Zoltan Istvan – author of the Transhumanist Wager, which I enjoyed reading very much – It was a fun interview, so have a watch. Also below is an intro to the book, and a short biography. [youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qV4HNl2k0A”] [heading] The Transhumanist Wager [/heading] When I set out to write The Transhumanist Wager five...

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Interview – Kim Stanley Robinson – Utopia, Transhumanism, Social Systems, Climate Change & Strategic Foresight

Renowned Science Fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson is interviewed by H+ director Adam Ford. Robinson's novels have won eleven major science fiction awards, and have been nominated on twenty-nine occasions. Robinson won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with Green Mars (1994); and Blue Mars (1997); the Nebula Award for Best Novel with Red Mars (1993) and 2312 (2012); the Nebula Award for Best Novel...

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The Moral Equivalent of War – Steve Fuller

The Moral Equivalent of War – Steve Fuller

Last December I interviewed Steve Fuller at Warwick University in England. He spoke broadly and very eloquently, I was engaged - not surprisingly - he holds the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology. I asked him to provide an article for H+ Magazine, and he obliged - so here it is, 'The Moral Equivalent of War' (and The Right to Science). Note I will finish edit...

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