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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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Implanting Morality

Implanting Morality

In a recent post I argued that humans need to become more intelligent and moral if they are to survive and flourish. In other words, they must evolve. A few perceptive readers raised objections about the nature of morality and the techniques to be used to maximize moral behavior. As for the nature of morality, I claimed that “the essence of morality lies in … the benefits of mutual cooperation and...

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Overfishing and evolution

Using snorkelers and SCUBA divers is not the best way to monitor fish populations, if we want to know the evolutionary effects of overfishing.

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We’re All Edge Cases

This is the most corrosive thing that happens to people who self-identify as science fiction fans

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Here’s Jewels in Your Eye

If you’ve ever wanted to have that extraspecial something that puts a sparkle in your eye, and really attract attention, you should take a trip over to the Netherlands.

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Skin Phone

Welcome to the conceptual solution that combines the beauty of a tattoo with the convenience of your cell phone and Bluetooth technology, the “Digital Tattoo Interface.”

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Humanity Plus: The New Synthesis

Lately, I love it when people out there in the general population ask me what I do. I tell them that I’m working on a transhumanist webzine and then pause -- offering no further explanation -- as if a transhumanist magazine were as comprehensible as a magazine about real estate or pet monkeys.

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Fall 2008

The Premiere issue of h+ Magazine. Digital Edition

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