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Nicole Sallak Anderson

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Tom Mooney

Obtaining Political Support for USA Life Extension Research

by Tom Mooney

There are many ways to influence elected officials to support life extension. Here’s several suggestions on how become involved.

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Building Houses with 3D Printing

TEDxTalks

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California (USC). He is active in CAD/CAM, robotics and mechatronics related related research projects that include the development of novel Solid Free Form, or Rapid Prototyping, processes (Contour Crafting and SIS), automated construction of civil structures, development of CAD/CAM systems for biomedical applications (e.g., restorative dentistry, rehabilitation engineering, haptics devices for medical applications), autonomous mobile and modular robots for assembly applications in space, and invention of technologies in the field of oil and gas. His research in simulation has aimed at creating intelligent simulation tools that can automatically perform many simulation functions that are conventionally performed by human analysts. His textbook, “Discrete Systems Simulation”, and his simulation software EZSIM benefit from some aspects of his research in simulation. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars on invention and technology development.


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Robot Chefs taking over China’s Noodle Bars

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A Chinese restaurateur in Beijing has invented a robot chef to make sliced noodles. The robotic noodle expert is taking China’s noodle bars by storm.

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Jason Sussberg

Longevity Running: Life Extension Scientist Bill Andrew’s 138-mile Himalayan Ultramarathon

by Jason Sussberg

A funny thing happens when I film with biotech scientist and telomere expert Bill Andrews: I run a lot. This trend continued when I arrived in the Himalayas in Northern India to film Andrews racing in an impossibly cruel 138-mile ultramarathon at 18,000 feet.

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Gabriel Rothblatt

Are We Panspermia or Not? Does Knowing Matter?

by Gabriel Rothblatt

Did life on Earth arrive from outer space? Are we spawned by Von Neumann Probes sent from distant solar systems? Here’s pro and con arguments for both possibilities.

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Travis James Leland

“Singular” Chapter 1 (Fiction)

by Travis James Leland

IEET Contributor Travis James Leland offers the first chapter of his current work-in-progress, about the world’s first posthuman being and how he impacts the world. In this selection, we meet Alpha and his online girlfriend, ‘Loo. They are attracted to each other online. Should they risk a meat-meeting?

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Transhumanism, The Singularity and Skepticism

The Rational Future

Micheael Shermer is interviewed about his views on the future of AI, the Technological Singularity, Transhumanism, and skepticism.

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WikiLeaks Needs You

WikiLeaks

Profile of their organization, by WikiLeaks.

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Michell Zappa

The Smartphone of the Future - an Explosive Wealth of Possibilities

by Michell Zappa

Let’s look ahead a half-decade to predict what the smartphone might be like in 2017.

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George Dvorsky

Billionaire Peter Thiel Invests in the Development of 3D Printed Meat

by George Dvorsky

The prospect of lab-grown meat has intrigued both vegetarians and environmentalists for years - can this develop soon, aided by a 3D printer?

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Ilia Stambler

The Longevity Party - Who Needs it?  Who Wants it?

by Ilia Stambler

A few weeks ago, there began organizing efforts to create longevity parties in several parts of the world – in Russia, the US, Israel and Europe – dedicated to political promotion of life-extension research and practice.

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Three Ways Julian Assange can Escape England

ReutersTV

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London trying to avoid arrest and extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted on rape charges. If he steps outside the embassy, Assange will be cuffed, but there are ways he could escape. (August 21, 2012)

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Do You Want To Live Forever? (feature length)

Channel 4

Channel 4 Documentary following the revolutionary life-extension and immortality ideas of Dr. Aubrey de Grey.

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Nikola Danaylov

17 Definitions of the Technological Singularity

by Nikola Danaylov

The term singularity has many meanings. Here are 17 distinct definitions by noted observers, ranging from R.Thornton, Samuel Butler and Alan Turing, to contemporaries such as Ray Kurzweil, John Smart, and Eliezer Yudkowsky. Which description of The Singularity is your favorite?

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Valkyrie McGill

Privacy and Secrecy are Not The Same Thing - My Refutation of Cryptography

by Valkyrie McGill

I’ve been having many arguments about transparency and “privacy”, so I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about “Cryptography” - one of the first arguments thrown up when I point out that transparency means an end to secrecy.

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Kris Notaro

Transhumanism and Anarchism

by Kris Notaro

A short and simple overview of how anarchism relates to transhumanism.

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Closing Statements from Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot Eng - Pussy Riot Trial - motildanopa…

English full version - The closing statements from Nadia #Pussyriot in trial 8 august 2012.
Closing statements of all 3 Pussy Riot members are here.

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Extreme Lifestyle Experiments

TEDxTalks

Colin Wright is a 25-year-old serial entrepreneur, minimalist, and blogger who moves to a new country every 4 months based on the votes of his readers. While travelling, Colin starts up new business endeavours, manages his existing projects, and engages in extreme lifestyle experiments—from not wearing black for half a year to going completely paperless—in order to gain new perspective and to inspire others to make positive changes to their lives that might otherwise seem impossible. Colin writes about entrepreneurship, minimalism, and long-term travel at ExileLifestyle.com. “I wish that the knowledge that humanity has amassed could be evenly and universally available to everyone on the planet, allowing more people to have access to the resources that will allow them to contribute to the global conversation, take care of themselves (and others), and pursue further innovation.”

 

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Dustin Eirdosh

Reasonable Genes, Rational Responses? - the polarized battle on GMOs

by Dustin Eirdosh

What we need is both long-term vision and short-term solutions. Remember this, if you are rabidly anti-GMO or staunchly pro-GMO.

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Pussy Riot Protest in Germany

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Four people stormed Germany’s Cologne Cathedral during services, wearing balaclavas and carrying signs showing solidarity with the jailed members of Pussy Riot. They were swiftly ejected from the premises

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piero scaruffi

A Referendum on Ayn Rand

by piero scaruffi

Ayn Rand’s writing is highly-influential today in USA politics - the current presidential contest features two candidates who stand precisely for and against her philosophy.

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Giulio Prisco

The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates (Book Review)

by Giulio Prisco

Howard Bloom‘s forthcoming book The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates, is arguably his best book so far, a page-turner with deep thoughts and entertaining bits on every page.

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IEET’s African Futures Project delivers Cellphones to Madagascar

IEET is sending an initial shipment of 25 cellphones to Madagascar as part of it’s African Futures Project, to elevate daily life there via techno-progress.

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‪Technology That Masters Nature is Not Sustainable‬

Singularity 1 on 1

Steve Mann is sometimes called the first cyborg. Other times he is called the cyborg Luddite because of the stress he puts on choosing which technologies to embrace and which ones to abandon in order to be in harmony with nature.

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‪“End the WikiLeaks Witch Hunt”‬

News Research Interviews Insights! Foresights?!

In his first public appearance since he took refuge two months ago inside Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange calls for President Obama to end his war on whistleblowers. “The United States must renounce its witch hunt against WikiLeaks. The United States must dissolve its FBI investigation, the United States must vow that it will not seek to prosecute our staff or our supporters,” Assange says. “The United States must pledge before the world that it will not pursue journalists for shining a light on the secret crimes of the powerful.” Assange spoke from a window sill near a small balcony on the second floor of the Ecuadorean embassy as dozens of police officers looked on. He carefully did not step onto the balcony, which is considered outside the legal boundary of the embassy. The diplomatic standoff between Ecuador and Britain continues this week after Assange was granted political asylum by Ecuador, but U.K. authorities say they will arrest Assange and extradite him to Sweden.”

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Hank Pellissier

Who are the “Longevity Party” Co-Leaders, and What do They Want? (Part 1)

by Hank Pellissier

The recently-formed Longevity Party was co-founded by Ilia Stambler of Israel and Maria Konovalenko of Russia. This interview queries Stambler on his interest in radical life extension.

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Jamais Cascio

Ten Rules for Creating Awful Scenarios

by Jamais Cascio

Warning: This is satire! For futurists! You actually want to do the opposite of all of these things - Seriously!

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Alan Brooks

Incivility In Pursuit Of Justice Is No Vice, Civility In Pursuit Of Injustice Is No Virtue

by Alan Brooks

On the Web, promoting civility is do-able. Offline, in my opinion, this is much more problematic.

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Topless FEMEN Activist Saws Down Cross in Kiev in Support of Pussy Riot

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Activists from the Ukrainian feminist protest group Femen cut down a cross in central Kiev in a show of solidarity for the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who face trial in Moscow.

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Paiden Gyal

The Problem of Personal Identity

by Paiden Gyal

Is there a “self”? Or not?  A new - Tibetan - IEET contributor examines the notion of “personal identity” via both Western and Eastern philosophies.

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