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Every Technology Has Both Negative and Positive Effects!

Life, Death and Palliative Care

Gene Therapy is NOT a Monstrous Science / Singularity 1on1

Practopoiesis Tells Us Machine Learning Isn’t Enough

We’re approaching humanity’s make or break period

Singularity 1-on-1: PJ Manney on her sci-fi novel (R)Evolution

Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right

Singularity 1 on 1: Expose Yourself to a Diversity of Inputs!

Singularity 1on1: Interrogate and Engage the World

Singularity 1on 1: Marc Goodman on Future Crimes

Terminator or Transcendence?

Ambition: A Short Sci Fi Film Celebrates the Rosetta Mission (5min)

Singularity 1 on 1: Compassion is the reason to reverse aging!

Singularity 1 on 1: Take Steps and Be Prepared!

Singularity 1 on 1: Sci Fi Roundtable: Greg Bear, Ramez Naam and William Hertling on the Singularity

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New IEET Affiliate Scholars: Nikola Danaylov, Steve Fuller, Rene Milan, Tsvi Bisk

IEET is proud to announce that four of our writers have accepted appointments as Affiliate Scholars - Nikola Danaylov, Rene Milan, Steve Fuller, and Tsvi Bisk.

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Calum Chace on Pandora’s Brain: AI is Coming and It Could Be the Best or the Worst Thing

by Nikola Danaylov

Pandora’s Brain is one of the most philosophical science fiction novels I have read recently. And since Calum Chace has been a valuable contributor to Singularity Weblog, as well as a great blogger with an interesting and diverse experience in his own right, I thought that he would make a great guest for my Singularity 1on1 podcast. And so I invited him for an interview which turned out to be a very enjoyable conversation indeed.

Transhumanism Needs to Establish a Meaning to Life

by Nikola Danaylov

It is important that the transhumanist movement establish a consensus on the meaning of life. Failure to do so will result in conflict, the extent of which is difficult to predict. As it stands today, transhumanism is a divided movement of various competing interests promoting values which are contradictory in nature. It seems the only agreement the movement has reached thus far is that the proper course of action is to promote the widespread adaptation of transhumanism.

A Transhumanist Manifesto

by Nikola Danaylov

Intelligence wants to be free but everywhere it is in chains. It is imprisoned by biology and its inevitable scarcity. Biology mandates not only very limited durability, death and poor memory retention, but also limited speed of communication, transportation, learning, interaction and evolution.

A Tour of the Cryonics Institute

by Nikola Danaylov

Chief Operations Officer Andy Zawacki guides us through a tour of the Cryonics Institute (CI) facility as well as the whole process of cryo-preservation – from the moment that legal death is declared to the moment patients are placed in long term storage.

Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here

by Nikola Danaylov

I have to admit – I was a total bitcoin skeptic. But after spending several months learning about cryptocurrencies I have come to believe that bitcoin is the financial singularity – the most disruptive technology of our present day beyond whose event-horizon human affairs as we know them – be it financial or otherwise, will be fundamentally transformed.

The World is Transformed by Asking Questions [draft]

by Nikola Danaylov

​The world is transformed by asking questions, not by providing answers. Politics, religion, and even philosophy, have promised us the answers for millennia. But the value of the answers delivered has always been contextual and temporary. There is no answer that will last forever.

Humanity is Dead as the Dodo

by Nikola Danaylov

There was this unique bird. It was endemic to a small island called Mauritius. It flourished there for thousands of years. It then went extinct. It was called the Dodo.

Cyborg Cockroach Wired for Search and Rescue

by Nikola Danaylov

Researchers at North Carolina State University are turning cockroaches into joystick-controlled cyborgs for use in search and rescue operations.

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Bald Eagle Gets 3D Beak Prosthesis

by Nikola Danaylov

This is the story of Beauty and her 3D printed prosthetic beak. Beauty is an American bald eagle that got shot in the head by a poacher and consequently lost the top half of her beak.

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The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing

by Nikola Danaylov

Most of us are uncomfortable not knowing. Just think about it: Wouldn’t it be nice (and easy) if we knew the answers to all the important questions? Who am I? Is there a God?

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Why I Am an Optimist

by Nikola Danaylov

People ask me why I am an optimist about the progress of technology and the technological singularity. My reply is simple. I choose to focus on the upside.

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Prometheus Gave Us Fire. Ridley Scott’s Film Gave Us Disappointment and all the Wrong Messages!

by Nikola Danaylov

Prometheus is the most over-hyped and under-delivering film I have seen in a long while. Even Worse: It sends out all the wrong messages!

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Top 10 Reasons We Should NOT Fear The Singularity

by Nikola Danaylov

An excellent way to get motivated to create the best possible future is to read this list of the 10 most inspiring reasons we should embrace The Singularity:

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Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity

by Nikola Danaylov

Why do we fear the technological singularity? Let me give you what I believe are the top 10 most popular reasons:

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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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