David Pearce’s main focus is Super Well-being (or Superhappiness).
Video Friday: Anders Sandberg – Eugene the Turing test-beating teenbot reveals more about humans than computers
Anders Sandberg is one of my favorite people in the transhumanist scene Anders. Here he discusses the recent overhyped report of a chatbot passing the Turing Test. Anders is one of the most rigorous thinkers in transhumanism and his paper...
Zoltan Istvan’s recent SF novel “The Transhumanist Wager” is a fascinating exploration of a reasonably plausible near-term future in which transhumanist technologies become prevalent and impactful — but in a highly politically controversial way.
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 ?
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...
Adam Ford interviews Tim van Gelder on Intelligence Amplification, Artificial Intelligence, Argument Mapping and Douglas Engelbart’s contributions to computing and user interface design and collective wisdom.
Interview – Kim Stanley Robinson – Utopia, Transhumanism, Social Systems, Climate Change & Strategic Foresight
Renowned Science Fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson is interviewed by H+ director Adam Ford. Robinson’s novels have won eleven major science fiction awards, and have been nominated on twenty-nine occasions. Robinson won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with Green Mars (1994); and Blue Mars (1997); the Nebula Award for Best Novel with Red Mars (1993) and 2312 (2012); the Nebula Award for Best Novella with The Blind Geometer (1986); the World Fantasy Award with Black Air (1983); a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel with Pacific Edge (1991); and Locus Awards for The Wild Shore (1985), A Short, Sharp Shock (1991), Green Mars (1994), Blue Mars (1997), The Martians (2000), and The Years of Rice and Salt (2003).
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 editing uploading an interview series with him entitled ‘Humanity 2.0’ at a later stage (watch H+ Magazine for an article on that), but in the mean time I have embedded a couple of snippets of the interview with him along with his article on the Right to Science – I do hope you enjoy 🙂 — Adam Ford