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Transhumanist Avatars Storm Second Life

More than 80 transhumanist avatars stormed the virtual world of Second Life for a community event organized by Humanity+ on September 15. This has been by far the largest virtual transhumanist event that I have seen, and I believe I have seen them all. Two or three years ago the Second Life system would have been slowed down to a halt by 80 participants, but now everything worked without a glitch: virtual reality technology has evolved, and transhumanists want to bring the same fast evolution to RL (Second Life slang for “Real Life.”)

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Hot Carl: Sagan’s Cosmos Meets Lil Wayne

Ever since Karlheinz Stockhausen first started monkeying around with magnetic tape, artists have been using the human voice as a source for sonic manipulation.