The Singularity meets Eastern mysticism in Human+, by U.K.-based writer and journalist Martin Higgins, a just-published science-fiction page-turner inspired by of futures studies, psychic spy research, and the transhumanist movement.
After the Pakistani actress Veena Malik appeared on Indian television, the clerics in her homeland criticized her behavior in the film as inappropriate for a Pakistani Muslim woman. Watch her enraged rebuttal here, in a 2011 interview. Today, she lives in India where she feels appreciated for her work. She also supports gay rights.
In less than three months the U.S. will elect a President, 435 members of Congress and approximately one third of the Senate. Those who support “Indefinite Life Extension” need to become involved - silence and apathy are not rewarded.
Fall is prayer season. Some folks think of it as football season, and indeed, images of football players circled with heads bowed or pointing to the big guy in the sky are almost as familiar lately as birds flying south.
Transhumanism needs an Enhancement. A Facelift, an Upgrade, some Serious Augmentation. H+ espouses the utopian potential of accelerating technology, but philosophically-culturally-ethically, it’s stale. Flailing weakly like a Shiny Android Paralyzed in a Tar Pit.
The internet at its current growth rate and development stands to be the greatest machine ever built in the history of humanity. Extract of a keynote presentation at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre on Thursday, June 21 2012.
In some crucial areas of human cognition, we don’t know and we can’t fully trust ourselves. On the bright side, Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s work shows that the kinds of errors we tend to make are extremely predictable.
(CNN) —Last time around, humanity’s savior came in the form of a human messiah. This time, if technology analysts, bankers and venture capitalists are to be believed, it will take the form of a handheld computer otherwise known as a smartphone.
Predictably Irrational. Dan Ariely’s work on “the hidden forces that shape our decisions” captures well the truth of human decision making: “free agents” exercise their agency in ways both (1) predictable and (2) irrational.
According to a recent worldwide poll called, The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism, Africa is the world’s most devout region. Even with the global decline in religiosity, the black continent has the least number of self-proclaimed atheists in the world.
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