Tagged: enhancement

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Fix diseases and improve yourself through gene therapy

Advances in genetics now permit to edit one’s genome relatively easily. Gene therapy is now used exclusively to fix diseases, but could soon be used by transhumanists for genetic enhancement, such as augmenting one’s mental faculties or improving one’s physical appearance. What exactly can we modify and what are the risks involved ?

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DJ Dolphin Z: How Dolphins Can Improve on Cochlear Implants

DJ Dolphin-Z with the perfect beat. If dolphins could actually do human-style DJ’ing with turntables, mixers, samplers, and drum machines, they might paint something that looks like 3D sound “pictures” of their moods, feelings, and surroundings.

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Citizen-Scientist Joseph Jackson and the New Open Source

As I write this, we are a few weeks away from the H+ Summit: Rise of the Citizen-Scientist, to be held at Harvard University Science Hall, June 12-13, 2010.

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Stephen Hawking: “Humans Have Entered a New Stage of Evolution”

At a recent talk, eminent scientist Stephen Hawking said that humans are entering, “a new phase, of what might be called self designed evolution, in which we will be able to change and improve our DNA.”

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Fast Blasts

For over twenty years, investigators at the nanoscale have been using AFMs (atomic force microscopes) to image individual atoms and push them into stable configurations on a smooth surface.

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Skin Phone

Welcome to the conceptual solution that combines the beauty of a tattoo with the convenience of your cell phone and Bluetooth technology, the “Digital Tattoo Interface.”

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About Us

h+ covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing — and will change — human beings in fundamental ways. We will be following developments in areas like NBIC (nano-bio-info-cog), longevity, performance enhancement and self-modification, Virtual Reality, "The Singularity," and other areas that both promise and threaten to radically alter our lives and our view of the world and ourselves.