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Jonathan Lin
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by Jonathan Lin

The loss of thousands of US jobs. $300 billion in trade secrets stolen from the United States last year. Doing nothing to combat other countries using this data to compete against America. “That’s just wrong,” Democratic Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger announced during a panel session at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) less than two weeks ago.

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Maria Konovalenko
Why It Is Ethical to Cure the Disease of Aging by Maria Konovalenko

Arthur Caplan, renowned bioethicist, presents simply brilliant argumentation that aging is an unnatural process in this paper. It’s a must-read. I’d love to highlight the main thoughts that I find are profoundly important for the whole fighting aging field.

Vision > Contributors > Kelly Hills > HealthLongevity
Kelly Hills
The Problem with Highlighting Beauty Along with Brains by Kelly Hills

So apparently Business Insider thought that they would do the world a solid and highlight the fact that scientists can be attractive, sexy people, too. It seems the idea that there can be more to being a scientist than a messy-haired, lab-coat-wearing dweeb is not only newsworthy, but list-worthy.

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Greg Adamson - Norbert Wiener - Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012 Adam Ford

SSIT - Society on Social Implications of Technology

Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894—March 18, 1964) was an American mathematician. He was Professor of Mathematics at MIT. A famous child prodigy, Wiener later became an early researcher in stochastic and noise processes, contributing work relevant to electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems. Wiener is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, compute...

Vision > Contributors > HealthLongevity > Dick Pelletier
Dick Pelletier
Future of relationships: monogamy vs. promiscuity; the winner is… by Dick Pelletier

There’s a pervasive notion that monogamous relationships are the end-all-be-all – the default pact in human couplings that keep the fabric of society from being torn apart. But growing numbers of scientists believe monogamy is not our biological default; and may not even represent the best road to happiness.

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George Dvorsky
Mississippi Officially Bans Slavery at Last by George Dvorsky

An associate professor from the University of Mississippi Medical Center has uncovered what is quite possibly the grandaddy of all oversights. Even though the Thirteenth Amendment was adopted 148 years ago, the state of Mississippi never officially ratified the amendment on account of some sloppy paperwork. It’s an oversight that has since been corrected, making it really and truly official: slavery is indeed illegal in that state.

Vision > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher > HealthLongevity
John Danaher
Theism and the Meaning of Life (Part One) by John Danaher

This article starts by critiquing Craig’s conception of meaning and then offers an alternative conception that does not depend on the truth of theism. While I enjoyed Di Muzio’s article, I was frustrated by the lack of formality in it (this might just be an annoying idiosyncrasy of mine, for which I apologise). In particular, I was frustrated by the failure to formalise Craig’s argument and then to map out each step in the critique of that argument. Admittedly, this is not an easy thing to do. This is for two reasons: (i) in contrast t...

Vision > Interns > George Bickers > HealthLongevity > Enablement > Futurism > Innovation
George Bickers on the subject of Post-Humanism and Trans-Humanism Matthew Harris

George Bickers, Editor of the Post-Human Press, talks on the subject of Post-Humanism and Trans-Humanism.

Producer/Director: Matthew Harris Camera Operator: Alice Robinson Editor: Matthew Harris Music: 'Are You Receiving' by AKM Music

Vision > Contributors > V.R.Manoj > HealthLongevity
Draw yourself a whole new world with the world’s first 3D pen! 3Doodler Their site itself has this to say about the World's first 3D pen :

Have you ever just wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well now you can!

At the outset, it is a handheld 3D printer that can release heated and rapidly setting plastic material as an extruding material. You can draw just about anything in 3D !!! Now, this is one innovation that can truly be hailed as an innovation because it signals the time when humans are finally going to leave the 2D world ...

Vision > Contributors > HealthLongevity > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Finding Our Way Through The Great God Debate by Rick Searle

Over the last decade a heated debate broke onto the American scene. The intellectual conflict between the religious and those who came to be called “the New Atheists” did indeed, I think, bring something new into American society that had not existed before- the open conflict between what, at least at the top tier of researchers, is a largely secular scientific establishment, or better those who presumed to speak for them, and the traditionally religious.