Futurism

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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The biological microprocessor, or how to build a computer with biological parts

The biological microprocessor, or how to build a computer with biological parts

Systemics, a revolutionary paradigm shift in scientific thinking, with applications in systems biology, and synthetic biology, have led to the idea of using silicon computers and their engineering principles as a blueprint for the engineering of a similar machine made from biological parts. Here we describe these building blocks and how they can be assembled to a general purpose computer system, a...

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The Stars Above The Sea

The Stars Above The Sea

What is missing from that linear view is the power and influence of an invisible, yet monumentally powerful force. Possibility. And to get a clearer view of the road behind – and the road ahead – this force is one you ignore at your peril.

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The Analytic of the Vile

The Analytic of the Vile

If the posthuman entities – such as the Wide Descendents eating up the inner solar system of Stross’ novel – lack a linear, narrative consciousness, can their form of existence be worthy of ethical consideration?

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Future of Entertainment – Global Community Scenario Gallery (Part II)

Future of Entertainment – Global Community Scenario Gallery (Part II)

The future always intrigues us! And entertainment has always been an integral part of our lives. We kicked off our first initiative to explore the signals regarding the future of entertainment via primary and secondary researches, expert interviews and crowd sourcing. We wanted to find out, “What will entertainment mean 10 years or 20 years from now?”

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A Singularitarian Utopia Or A New Dark Age? With Ian Pearson

A Singularitarian Utopia Or A New Dark Age? With Ian Pearson

We all know that some powerful people, governments, companies and terrorists will also add lots of bad things to the mix. The same technology that lets you enhance your senses or expand your mind also allows greatly increased surveillance and control, eventually to the extremes of direct indoctrination and zombification.

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