Transhumanism

Randal Koene on Substrate-Independent Minds

Randal Koene on Substrate-Independent Minds

Randal Koene has been the world's most vocal, steadfast and successful advocate of the idea of "mind uploading" or, as he now prefers to call it "substrate-independent minds." In this interview he gives a wonderful overview of the current state and future prospects of R&D in these areas.

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A Dream of Robot’s Rights

A Dream of Robot’s Rights

Walking down 33rd Street, under the shadow of the Empire State Building, Frank Capri heads towards his usual Starbucks on the corner of Fifth Avenue while a multitude of human bodies pass him by. Some of these people are tourists; some of these people have a myopic fix on getting to work. Capri makes small talk to the familiar barista, then takes his chai latte to a window table where he sits alon...

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A History of Transhumanism

A History of Transhumanism

How old is the transhumanist desire in man? We suspect very old indeed. The desire of transhumanists is to avoid death. Death is the enemy. It, to a transhumanist, destroys continuity of thought, interrupts research and learning and separates us from loved ones.

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Beyond Otaku: Transhumanism and Judaism

Transhumanism seeks to bring about a radically transformed future, one in which every aspect of our human existence is changed for the better. The ideology, though not explicitly dependent on any one culture, is in practice tightly bound with Silicon Valley way of life: intellectual, elitist, Americentric, secular, and technophilic.

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Did “The Hippies” Save Physics?

Back in the day, before Mondo 2000, I and my partners had a magazine called "Reality Hackers" (which evolved into Mondo).  The notion that reality was a hackable system was very attractive to us proto-transhumanists.  One one level, reality hacking implied all of the enhancement tropes that are fondly embraced by the H+ community — improved brains, awesome abilities, extended lifespans, wingspans…...

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Transhumanism Worldwide

Interested in meeting transhumanists in your area? Get yourself on this map with some contact info. Personal connections are the lifeblood of any movement! Started as an Accelerating Future blog post on June 3rd, this map now has over 100 people and 80,000 views.

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