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The Deeper Meaning of the Anthropocene

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Nicole Sallak Anderson

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How Augmented and Virtual Realities Might Change Productivity Forever in the Next 10 Years
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Christianity and Transhumanism Are Much Closer Than You Think
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piero scaruffi

Why Iran Should Worry

by piero scaruffi

Iran’s foreign minister dismissed Israeli threats of an imminent attack against its nuclear facilities because such a “stupid act” would provoke “very severe consequences.” But there are several reasons why an Israeli attack is more likely than ever.

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George Dvorsky

Would it be Boring if We could Live Forever?

by George Dvorsky

Some futurists predict that we’ll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner. Would immortality be ecstatically interesting, or would it be horrendously boring?

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Annalee Newitz interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson

American Museum of Natural History

What inspires scientists and innovators? On July 19, First Comes the Dream, a celebration of New York City’s emergence as a premier technology center, brought luminaries from science, technology, and media to the American Museum of Natural History to find out.

Co-hosted by the Museum with leading tech blog Gizmodo, the evening began in the Hayden Planetarium with remarks from Museum President Ellen Futter, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and New York City Deputy Mayor Robert Steel before launching the awe-struck audience on a tour of the universe with the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart.

Next, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium, sat down for an interview with iO9’s Annalee Newitz in the Cullman Hall of the Universe. In this video, find out what sparked Dr. Tyson’s interest in astronomy and what he thinks the future of space exploration might hold.

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‪How to Defend Earth from Asteroids‬

TEDTalks

What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid - and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

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Travis James Leland

Posthuman: The Endgame?

by Travis James Leland

What does the word “post-human” actually mean? Of course, we’ll be merging with machines, but what’s the final product? Do we need focus? Is this worrisome?

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Hank Pellissier

Immortality Will Arrive via Singularity, Nanotech, or Genetic Engineering - say 800+ Transhumanists

by Hank Pellissier

Three candidates mob the top post, with four other candidates trailing, according to Terasem Survey respondents.

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Dick Pelletier

Live 20 More Years and You May Never Die, expert claims

by Dick Pelletier

Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes we will soon eliminate most disease, pain, and forgetfulness; “If you live well for the next 20 years,” Kurzweil says, “you may be able to live in perfect health for as long as you wish.”

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Experiments that Hint of Longer Lives

TEDTalks

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. Elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life.

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Patrick Hopkins

Uploading Won’t Help You

by Patrick Hopkins

If there is a Holy Grail in the technological search for longevity and immortality it is uploading.  Unfortunately, while uploading will work (in a way), it won’t work for you.

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Tom Mooney

Advancing Life Extension via the USA Political System

by Tom Mooney

How can one promote longevity in the polarized atmosphere of contemporary USA politics? Registering to vote is the first step…

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Sohail Inayatullah

E-Health Futures for Bangladesh

by Sohail Inayatullah

Can e-health transform the nature of the Bangladeshi health system? If so, how? And who can deliver this vision?

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Maria Konovalenko

Do You Want to Be Immortal? Really? – Yes, Really.

by Maria Konovalenko

In a recent Huffington Post article, author George Young asks if we really want to be immortal. He tells the readers about Igor Vishev, a Russian philosopher, who believes that the first people to become immortal are likely to be already born today.

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Uploading Ruined by Capitalism

Tom Scott

If capitalism, intellectual property and other trends continue unchecked this could be the kind of user agreement we’d be offered upon upload.

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Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding

ITN

Lesbian couple Huang Mei-yu and You Ya-ting marry in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding ceremony. for more information on Buddhism and sexual orientation see Buddhism and sexual orientation.

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18 Things You Should Know About Genetics

Genomics Education

18 Things You Should Know About Genetics is an animated film that presents fundamental background information about genetics, as well as offering some quirky but interesting facts about DNA, genes and genetics. It was created to be an upbeat, fun educational short film to initiate and draw interest to this sometimes daunting and seemingly complex subject matter.

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Hank Pellissier

What Would Transhumanists Do With 100 Extra Years of Life? Space Travel? Alien Sex? Helping Others?

by Hank Pellissier

Radical Life Extension / Immortalism is a primary goal of the vast majority of transhumanists. But what, specifically, do we want to do with the extra time? (Terasem Survey, Part 2)

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Giulio Prisco

How to Cope with Death: the Cosmist ‘Third Way’

by Giulio Prisco

Recently on Facebook a friend asked: “Hey, atheist friends, I need your help. I would like to listen and read what do you do when you lose somebody who you loved? I have tried several ways to ease the pain, but it is still there.” He addressed his atheist friends because evidently he didn’t want to hear about a supernatural afterlife.

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First Flight of 3D Printed Plane

New Scientist

You no longer need high-tech machines to create a plane. Armed with a 3D printer, Jim Scanlan from the University of Southampton and his team designed and built a drone in just a week. Even moving parts were produced all in one go - doing away with the need for assembly. In this video, you can watch the plane take to the skies for the first time in an airfield close to Stonehenge in the UK.

http://youtu.be/kRDg4UB9Ajg

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Valerie Tarico

Morality, Spirituality, and Communications Technology

by Valerie Tarico

For the first time in human history, we have communication technologies that combine the best of oral tradition and the written word. What are the implications for our moral and spiritual dialogue?

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Dick Pelletier

Wormholes: Travel Instantly through Space, Time; Visit Parallel Worlds

by Dick Pelletier

“In a distant future, adventurers prepare for a cosmic journey at Spaceport America, but they will not be boarding any rocket-driven spacecraft. Instead, they simply walk through a StarGate-like archway and instantly step onto a planet hundreds of light years from Earth.”

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Free Power - How to Convert a Washing Machine into a Water-Powered Generator

Buddhanz1

Step by step guide showing how to convert a smartdrive washing machine into a pelton wheel dc generator making 780 watts, the power is fed into a small battery bank & inverter - generating enough power to live off the grid.

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Farms of the Future

NRDC Flix

To make room for nature, farms of the future may have to move off the land and into skyscrapers. Dickson Despommier explains his idea.

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Jaap Boekestein

In Memory of Old Tools (Fiction)

by Jaap Boekestein

‘It won’t hurt,’ assured the little medbot. It looked all efficient and professional, but it had a nice female voice. A voice you trusted.

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Water From Water - Desalination

Santa Barbara County News

“Water from Water” discusses the need to supplement world-wide water supplies and explains the vital role that desalination must play in increasing the world’s supply of usable water. Both the history and the future of desalination are explored.

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IEET Readers Divided on Right to Compete for Cyborg Athletes

We asked our readers “Should Oscar Pistorius, or other cyborg-enhanced amputees, be allowed to compete against athletes with meat legs?” Now that Pistorius has competed at the Olympics with his carbon spring legs, losing but movingly celebrated by the crowds and the gold-medal winner, what did you all think?

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‪Aubrey de Grey With Dr Krystal at Embiggen Books‬

The Rational Future

The Aubrey de Grey @Embiggen Books was a pre-Humanity+ @Melbourne activity. The place was packed out and we got very good feedback.

Aubrey talks about the concept of what aging is, the concept of Longevity Escape Velocity, his book “Ending Aging”, accumulated damage, preventative geriatrics, what will the first generation therapies look like?, stem cell therapies, telomeres, telomerase and cancer, over-population of cells (immune system filling with cells not doing what they are supposed to do), mitochondrial mutations etc.

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David Brin

Human Evolution: Speeding? Splitting? Borging?... and a dozen Olympics?

by David Brin

A number of recent web-notables all seem to revolve (eccentrically) around the question of human evolution.  Whether it continues…

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Singularity Summit Australia 2012 Promotional Video

Promotional video for Singularity Summit Australia 2012.

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“Social Singularity: Transitioning from Civilization 1.0 to 2.0”

Singularity Summit's channel

Michael Shermer at the Singularity Summit 2011 was a TED-style two-day event at the historic 92nd Street Y in New York City. The next event will take place in San Francisco, on October 13 & 14, 2012.

 

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Lincoln Cannon

Skeptical of the Ideas Proposed by Transhumanists?

by Lincoln Cannon

Are you skeptical of the ideas proposed by Transhumanists? Perhaps you have something in common with the folks quoted below:

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