Posthuman

Posthuman Hyperplasticity: Smearing Omohundro’s basic AI drives

Posthuman Hyperplasticity: Smearing Omohundro’s basic AI drives

In “The Basic AI Drives” Steve Omohundro has argued there is scope for predicting the goals of post-singularity entities able to modify their own software and hardware to improve their intellects. For example, systems that can alter their software or physical structure would have an incentive to make modifications that would help them achieve their goals more effectively as have humans have done o...

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Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject?

Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject?

In the 17th & 18th Centuries with the Enlightenment movement the rise of humanism was witnessed and the disconnection from the 'Real' authority. The rise of humanism and the control of science and technology has pushed our knowledge of the world around us, how has this affected the autonomous human subject? Where do the ethical and moral implications of technology leave the human? Where will human...

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Can We Live Forever?

The Humanity+ community doesn't need me to tell them that a growing number of scientists are dedicating their time and energy into research that could radically alter the human aging trajectory. As a result we could be on the verge of the end of aging.

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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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H+ and The Defiant

H+ and The Defiant

H+ Magazine it is teaming with UK based fashion magazine Defiant and will be guest editing articles for the magazine.

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It is (NOT) Great to be a Digital Person

It is (NOT) Great to be a Digital Person

A post on Facebook caught my attention recently. The author was voicing her frustration with the limitations of being human. This inspired me to think about the advantages (and disadvantages) of being a digital person.

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