In The State of Future 2015-16 report the Millennium Project has provided a framework to assess our prospects, both locally and globally on the 15 Global Challenges.
The term breakthrough propulsion refers to concepts like space drives and faster-than-light travel, the kind of breakthroughs that would make interstellar travel practical.
DARPA, the Defense Research Projects Agency, is best known for its role as progenitor of the Internet. Now they want to revolutionize biotechnology.
Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film that is relevant to transhumanists. It offers an interesting cautionary tale and introduces the idea of The Ordering Problem in transhumanism as well as the idea of an omni-useful and omnipresent Great Machine.
Is this what Elon Musk is actually planning? I don’t know, but it should be.
Jacque Fresco’s futurist book, Designing the Future which serves as something of an introduction the revolutionary Venus Project, is a manifesto for redesigning civilization itself.
Michio Kaku, has speculated on Kardashev’s scale and believes humanity will attain Type 1 status within a century or two.
My father-in-law had a cardiac pacemaker implanted when he was in his mid-80s. He had it replaced after about 5 years because the battery failed. This is a common occurrence and even though pacemakers have become smaller, the battery represents the single component in the form factor that restricts them from becoming really tiny while at the same time requires them to be replaced periodically.
Two new energy technologies were in the news recently.