Category Archives: Transhumanism

Into the Nexus — FastForward Radio

In the near future, cyber culture meets counter culture with the introduction of Nexus, a drug that integrates human minds with machines…and with each other. Does this capability represent the next step in human evolution or the end of humanity as we know it? Or both? Author Ramez Naam joins Phil and Stephen to discuss […]

I’m Just (Super) Sayin’

You have to see this video to believe it. And even then, it’s hard to be 100% sure it’s on the level. Before he goes batshit crazy for the grueling final couple of minutes, I kind of sympathize with this kid. He’s a transhumanist, really; he just doesn’t understand that New Age crapola will never […]

Why Airplanes Don’t Exist

There’s a great piece currently running on Pajamas Media from physicist Frank J. Tipler on the subject of whether our current society any longer has any interest in  pursuing big ideas. Not surprisingly, the author of The Anthropic Cosmological Principle opines that there are still some big ideas out there, and that people are still actively […]

Why Airplanes Don't Exist

There’s a great piece currently running on Pajamas Media from physicist Frank J. Tipler on the subject of whether our current society any longer has any interest in  pursuing big ideas. Not surprisingly, the author of The Anthropic Cosmological Principle opines that there are still some big ideas out there, and that people are still actively […]

H Plus Sunday Afternoon

Mark Hatch is the CEO of TechShop – a membership based “maker space” that provides machine tools and other resources to individuals to create products and prototypes. He showed videos and photos of told many stories of designers and entrepreneurs who have created products and businesses. He noted that the cost of machine tools has […]

H Plus Summit Day 2 – Morning

Started the day treated to a world premiere of a new video – by the group who created the Inner Life of a Cell, there is now a similar video that shows the workings of mitochondria and atp production. A few other highlights: Aubrey DeGrey described a role for citizen scientists to aid the work […]

H Plus Summit Sat. Afternoon Highlights

Heather Knight brought a robot with a lot of great human-like mannerisms for a demo (look for it in the video coverage) and discussed the importance of teaching robots to interact appropriately with humans, to facilitate our future collaboration. Seth Lloyd was a very dynamic and entertaining speaker and touched on some mind-bending scientific ideas […]

Coverage of H Plus Summit at Harvard

Just some quick notes from the H+ Summit. There is a very ambitious schedule with an A-list group of speakers, full streaming worldwide over the internet–many speakers have only 10 minutes, leading to a joke by one speaker about the acceleration of talking speed–and all questions being taken via Twitter to level the playing field […]

Posthuman Rules

On last week’s podcast, we touched briefly on the subject of what kind of government / security infrastructure will need to be implemented in a world in which anyone can make, well, anything. I suggested that some kind of powerful enforcement mechanism will have to be put in place, although much of the “policing” might […]

Who Are They Sticking it To?

Via InstaPundit, the new Futurisms blog from The New Atlantis is providing some live and in-depth coverage of the Singularity Summit with surprisingly restrained snark for an organization that takes such pride in its association with Leon Kass. Of course, the snark does come through from time to time, along with what appears to be […]