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An Anthropologist’s Study of Transhumanist Ideas

An Anthropologist’s Study of Transhumanist Ideas

By Ingrid Bäckström My name is Ingrid Bäckström and I am a graduate student working on a Master’s in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University in Sweden. I also have the great pleasure of being titled as an associated scholar at Humanity + which I am forever grateful for. As of right now, I am located in Scottsdale Arizona where I also will be staying for two months to conduct fieldwork and gath...

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Life Extension Leadership Meetings, Conferences, and Festivals

Life Extension Leadership Meetings, Conferences, and Festivals

By: Natasha Vita-More, PhD What is life extension and why is it radical: What is meant by the phrase life extension? The meaning is fundamental and essential for people who want to live long, healthy lives. In comparison, the phrase life extension usually refers to living a full life with the aid of diet, exercise, and vitamins to maintain good health within the historical maximum human lifespan, ...

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ANNOUNCING THE BLOCKCHAIN $5,000 ESSAY PRIZE

ANNOUNCING THE BLOCKCHAIN $5,000 ESSAY PRIZE

$5,000.00 USD will be awarded to the winner. $1,000.000 USD will be awarded to three runner-up papers, one of which could be the final winner. About the Prize: Humanity+, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization is sponsoring the Blockchain essay prize for papers that cover the topic of “Mutual Benefits of Blockchain and Transhumanism”. Blockchain: a distributed leger technology that are appe...

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Humans for Transparency in Artificial Intelligence

Humans for Transparency in Artificial Intelligence

One thing we can do now is to advocate for the development of AI technology to be as open and transparent as possible -- so that AI is something the whole human race is doing for itself, rather than something being foisted on the rest of the world by one or another small groups. In collaboration with Ethiopian AI firm iCog Labs, we have created an online petition in support of transparent AI.

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Video: International Summit on Human Gene Editing

Video: International Summit on Human Gene Editing

A major component of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine’s Human Gene-Editing Initiative is an international summit to take place December 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the U.K.’s Royal Society, the summit will convene experts from around the world to discuss the scientific, ethical, and governance issues as...

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