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Ethicists Generally Agree: The Pro-Life Arguments Are Worthless
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Artificial Intelligence in the UK: Risks and Rewards
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David Brin

On the Transparency Front: Secrecy, Drones and War

by David Brin

Since 9/11 the budget for the USA Special Ops has quadrupled. Under President Obama, the forces of the Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which includes the Green Berets, Navy SEALS and Army Rangers, have been granted more latitude and greater autonomy, engaged in counter-terrorism, surveillance and reconnaissance in as many as 120 countries around the world.

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Andrew Maynard

Online Learning is where Online Music was Five Years Ago

by Andrew Maynard

YouTube is gearing up to transform the way we learn…We are at the beginning of an exciting revolution in online educational content.

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‪A Tale of Mental Illness—From the Inside‬

TEDTalks

“Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

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How I’m Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s

TEDTalks

When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s, most of us respond with denial (“It won’t happen to me”) or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She’s taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment—should it arrive—when she herself gets Alzheimer’s disease.

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piero scaruffi

Assessing the “Liberation” of Iraq - Nine Years Later

by piero scaruffi

It was said that it takes at least a decade to figure out the effects of a major war. It probably takes a lot longer. It took a few decades to figure out that Britain had lost its empire by winning World War II and only now are we beginning to see that Germany was not defeated after all.

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Jaap Boekestein

Floating Butterflies

by Jaap Boekestein

When we become immortal, visiting “old friends” for nostalgic reminiscing will require an enormous amount of time. But - we’ll have eternity at our disposal… Here’s a short Science Fiction gem from a new contributor.

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David Brin

Your e-Reading Habits are “Public”- Kindles, iPads and Nooks are Tracking You

by David Brin

Your e-reader is reading you, tracking and collecting data on your bookish habits. When and where did you put the book down? Or take notes?  Or reread a passage? Publishers now have access to detailed information about exactly how people use a book. Did most readers finish?  Which sections did readers favorite or ‘highlight’? 

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Andrew Maynard

YouTube does the the Higgs Boson – Science communication on the quick!

by Andrew Maynard

Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement on the Higgs Boson, some of YouTube’s most viewed science communicators burned the midnight oil to explain why this is so exciting.  Wrapping up this series of posts on YouTube, I thought I would call out three prominent YouTubers who were at VidCon last week, yet still found the time to pull together a video.

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‪Make Love, Not Porn ?‬

TEDTalks

At TED2009, audience member Cindy Gallop gave a 4-minute presentation that became one of the event’s most talked about. Speaking from her personal experience, she argued that hardcore pornography had distorted the way a generation of young men think about sex. She talked about how she was fighting back with the launch of a website—‪http://makelovenotporn.com‬—to correct the myths being propagated.

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Against the Singularity

tmtyler

Tim Tyler’s take on the Singularity terminology.

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Jønathan Lyons

My H+ Shopping List - Six Excellent Upgrade Items Available Now

by Jønathan Lyons

When I go shopping for transhumanist enhancements, these items will be on the top of my list.  As more futuristic innovations arrive, I’ll add additional enhancements.

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Travis James Leland

The Singularity Is Here…For Some Of Us

by Travis James Leland

Is the Future already upon us, but we just don’t see it for what it is? We already have an augmented lifestyle, don’t we?

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George Dvorsky

10 of the Weirdest Futurist Scenarios for the Evolution of Humanity

by George Dvorsky

How weird could our progeny become? Here are 10 of the absolute strangest visions of our post-human future.

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the Idea of Transhumanism

AndyMiah.net

Andy Miah discusses tranhumanism, in an interview in Madrid.

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‪Tools for Building a Better World‬

TEDTalks

We all want to make the world better—but how? Jamais Cascio looks at some specific tools and techniques that can make a difference. It’s a fascinating talk that might just inspire you to act. Delivered in 2006.

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Loraine (Lori) Rhodes

The Future of Languages?

by Loraine (Lori) Rhodes

Will more than half the world’s languages disappear by the end of this century? Is there a technological way to safeguard the knowledge in the endangered vocabulary codes?

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Rachel Armstrong

The City as an Ecosystem

by Rachel Armstrong

Currently our urban design and development practices work within the framing of modernism, which positions humans at the centre of existence that prioritises the status of objects and operates through the technology of machines. The processes engaged by modernism involve the simplification of systems to command their obedience, without any ideological commitment to return something in exchange for their servitude.

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‪Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained‬

The Industry Website

The four different ways Crowdsourcing works and the five different categories of things you can do with crowdsourcing. See how to tap the power of the crowd for creative projects (Crowd Creativity), to collect and organize knowledge (Distributed Knowledge), how to use the crowd to develop and test new ideas (Open Innovation), to access an on-demand scalable workforce (Cloud Labor) and how to use the crowd to raise capital (Crowdfunding).

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When the Universe Ends, Can We Escape to a Parallel Universe?

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Like many physicists, Michio Kaku thinks our universe will end in a “big freeze.” Unlike many physicists, he thinks we might be able to avoid this fate by slipping into a parallel universe “in the same way that Alice entered the looking glass to enter Wonderland.”

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‪The Groupish Gene: Hive Psychology and the Origins of Morality and Religion‬

The RSA

Leading social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the uniquely human ability for self-transcendence, and shows how this is crucial for understanding the origins of morality and religion.

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Multiverse Parallel Universes

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Everything you’re about to read and view here seems impossible and insane, beyond science fiction. Yet it’s all true.

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Benjamin Abbott

My Socio-Political Disagreements with Transhumanism

by Benjamin Abbott

In general, I have affection for the goals of H+.  However, when I compare my socio-political stances with transhumanism, I discover numerous points of contention. Here’s a brief list of platform issues and my positions that are occasionally in synch with H+ majority but often contrast sharply.

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Are We Building Gods or Terminators?

Singularity 1 on 1

Hugo de Garis is the past director of the Artificial Brain Lab (ABL) at Xiamen University in China who is best known for his doomsday book The Artilect War. This video discusses how and why he got interested in artificial intelligence; Moore’s Law and the laws of physics; the hardware and software requirements for artificial intelligence; why cutting edge experts are often missing the writing on the wall; emerging intelligence and other approaches to AI; Dr. Henry Markram’s Blue Brain Project; the stakes in building AI and his concepts of Artilects, Cosmists and Terrans; cosmology, the Fermi Paradox and the Drake equation; the advance of robotics and the political, ethical, legal and existential implications thereof; species dominance as the major issue of the 21st century; the technological singularity and our chances of surviving it in the context of fast and slow take-off.

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Are We Living in a Matrix?

thedudeinok

Speech by sci-fi author Philip K. Dick

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Radical Openess

PodReel

Inspired by the ideas of TED, Chris Anderson, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Steven Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, Imaginary Foundation and many others.

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Transhumanists needed for Survey funded by Terasem

Volunteers are needed to fill out a series of questions on H+ topics, including, “If you were immortal, what would you do with all that extra time?”

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Giulio Prisco

Could Reincarnation be Real?

by Giulio Prisco

Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body. This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions and a common belief of pagan religions found in many tribal societies around the world. I don’t think there is a “spirit” or “soul” separate from the information encoded in our brain. But if there is, what can it be?

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Scientific Evidence for Reincarnation

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Dr Ian Stevenson presents cases of children who claim to remember previous lives and people with birth marks and birth defects.

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IEET’s Top Essays and Videos in June

What did IEET visitors read, view, and argue about in June? AI, parenting, gender, religion, enhancement, The Singularity, and the Future were all popular topics. Statistics with links are provided to the Top 10-15 in three categories.

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Dick Pelletier

Modified Humans: the Most Cost-Efficient Way to Colonize Space

by Dick Pelletier

In 30 years, “enhanced” astronauts might not have lungs or stomachs, so they can survive without breathing or eating. Plus they’ll have nano-skin to resist radiation.

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