Transhumanism And The True Nature of Mind: Creation and Discovery!Wednesday, August 31, 2005
A definition of TranshumanismRead full article
Don’t Bother a Trip to “The Island” - Rafal SmigrodskiMonday, August 15, 2005
“The Island” movie may have been already been mentioned on this list, so perhaps I am beating a dead horse but the story riled me up considerably.
Spoilers follow below.Read full article
Consciousness and Advancing TechnologySaturday, August 13, 2005
A recent conference on consciousness and teleportation illustrates that some advances in technology can’t happen until we have a better understanding of the nature of consciousness.
Transhuman conflict and conflict resolution researchWednesday, August 10, 2005
Alex Alaniz, MS, PhD
Applied Physics Div. X-4
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Dear Fellow Members,
I work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where, among other activities,
research is conducted in simulating artificial societies. Recently, a
large-scale supercomputer study was released simulating the effects of a
terror strike in virtual cities in the United States. See here.
Along these lines, I have recently published a science fiction book to
popularize the research ideas I am starting to work on in earnest ( ISBN:
1419609440 ). Namely, I am interested in socio-economic conflict and
conflict resolution in the relatively near term post-Darwinian,
post-corporeal future. The book, Beyond Future Shock received a glowing
review from a New York Times best selling author. It is available at
Amazon.com. See here.
The “Buy Now” button is missing (this will be fixed in a few days) BUT the
“1 used & new” link works.
I encourage you to read the online reviews and would welcome feedback from
With warm regards,
AlexRead full article
Transhumanisticphobia by Kevin JacksonMonday, May 16, 2005
The word “transhumanism” often conjures up comic book like imagery because the word itself is the combination of “trans”, meaning to move from one place to the next, and “humanism”, which refers to a system of thought that centers on humans and their values, capacities, and worth. Using simple Fukayamian addition methods, one could conclude the word “transhumanism” literally means the desire to leave the centers for human values, capacities, and worth and move to a completely different one created by a small group of deranged white coats who furiously twist their long handlebar moustaches while hatching their master plan. Word games and comic books, however, are not enough to encapsulate what transhumanism is all about, so let’s try and forget what we have seen in the Terminator, the Matrix, and the X-Men for just a few moments. Let’s rather ask ourselves the question “Can technology be ethically and rationally used to permanently improve the human condition?”Read full article
“Countryside Communications and the Domestic Digital Divide” Robert Joel LewisMonday, May 09, 2005
“Everyone will have to be conscious of the digital divide if we are to ensure general prosperity.”Read full article
Life-Long Students Make MoreTuesday, March 22, 2005
If your brain muscles are getting rusty, this article is for you – it highlights some of the benefits of being continuing students and a few of the venues available to you to continue learning about your chosen profession.
Soul, Spacetime and The Hidden ObserverFriday, March 04, 2005
Soul, Spacetime and The Hidden Observer, by Richard L. Miller. From the author of “Dreamer” and “The Atomic Express”, fascinating reflections on quantum reality, psychology and the nature of consciousness.Read full article
Neo-EmotionsMonday, February 14, 2005
One of my hypotheses right now is that emotions often seem irrational to us simply because many of them are outdated to work with modern situations, culture, and technologically-enabled existence. The solution is to develop neo-emotions. A neo-emotional system would take whatever beneficial roles existing emotional systems provide, and extend and modify these roles to better suit the environment.Read full article
‘Towards a Science of Morality’Thursday, February 03, 2005
A new kind of science...
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Transhumanism and Gnosticism: The antithesis of Christianity ?Sunday, January 09, 2005
A response to an article from a Christian bioethics website that condemns Transhumanism as a resurgence of the Gnostic heresy.Read full article
A Proposed End-Goal: Justice Maximism - Edward SmithFriday, December 31, 2004
Generally, the primary purpose of transhumanism is to increase the efficiency of human functioning by modifying the human genome of zygotes, which I assume means eliminating the countless rare, common, and omnipresent genetic flaws, not excluding age-induced degeneration, and to increase human desirability, ability, versatility, and resilience. Other technologies that serve a similar purpose are also considered.Read full article
Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute (AGIRI) Announces R&D Fundraising DriveThursday, December 23, 2004
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 22, 2004—AGIRI is pleased to launch a new drive to raise $80,000 dedicated to pure AGI research with a specific goal: to complete the next major software development milestone of the Novamente AI System by the end of 2005. The funded research program, code-named AGI-SIM, will develop a Novamente system specialized to control an embodied agent, interacting linguistically and “physically” with other agents and objects in a simulated world.Read full article
Transhumanism, a philosophy for the third millenniumSunday, October 17, 2004
This is the English version of my article in Spanish ”Transhumanismo, una propuesta filosĂłfica para el tercer milenio”, published on TENDENCIAS CIENTĂŤFICAS.Read full article
High price of DarwinismTuesday, October 12, 2004
Posted by Michael Vassar - While formerly intellectual strength was a gift given by god for the benefit of fellow man, after Darwin (and Nietzsche) it was increasingly seen as a badge granting privilege as one of the true in-group of real and worthy men. As a result, less effort went into doing what one could by developing ideas to improve life, and more into trying to demonstrate one’s mental superiority.Read full article