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Bionic Bodies HuffPost Live

David Brin Discusses breakthroughs in organ rebuilding and regeneration with two scientists and an ethicist.  Can we reconstruct ourselves, piece by piece, and should we? The one hour panel-interview is now up/online.

Vision > Contributors > Dick Pelletier > Futurism
Dick Pelletier
Technologies could one day enable us to simulate the deceased by Dick Pelletier

Technologies that can simulate a deceased person’s life experience, consciousness, and memories do not exist today, but many experts believe that exponential advances in computers, artificial intelligence, and communications technologies could bring this dream into reality by mid-century or before.

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Transhumanism and Disability by Elizabeth Synclair - FurCon 2013 maymaym

Elizabeth Synclair;

Weaving together both wit and wonder on this panel at the Further Confusion Conference,[1] Elizabeth Synclair,[2] intern at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network,[3] speaks eloquently about the relationship between transhumanist culture, disability culture, and the parallels that relationship has to myriad aspects of our society-even in places one may not expect.

"Transhumanists are transhuman, but so are a lot of other cultures, a lot of other people," ...

Patent Reform: Lee Cheng, Newegg Inc. The Innovation Movemen

Lee Cheng was at the 2013 CES to shine a light on the problem of non-practicing entities, “patent trolls” and their drain on the innovation economy.


Vision > Contributors > Annalee Newitz > HealthLongevity
Knowing your Audience when Writing about the Future Adam Ford

Who are you talking to, and what are you trying to tell them? Main points will be the differences between the mass audience vs. the scientist/policy maker audience; and the intended effects of writing realistic futurism, aspirational futurism or dystopian futurism.

Vision > Fellows > David Brin > HealthLongevity
David Brin
Science Fiction and Our Duty to the Past by David Brin

Does science fiction owe a “duty” to the past? I’ve long pondered: might the field better have been named Speculative History?  First: SF authors read more history than science (only a few of us know very much about the latter).  Second, almost everything we do is about extending, or extrapolating, or pondering alterations in the grand, sweeping epic of humanity.  Even when zooming down to the private angst of one narrow life, we in this genre remain keenly aware of the context - our shared drama and the poig...

Vision > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Singularity: Overview and Framework Redux by John Danaher

I want to begin with the problem. A couple of weeks back — the 24th of December to be precise — I published a post offering a general framework for understanding and participating in (philosophical) debates about the technological singularity. The rationale behind the post was simple: I wanted to organise the dialectical terrain surrounding the technological singularity into a number of core theses, each of which could be supported or rejected by a number of arguments. Analysing, developing and defending the premises of those arguments c...

Vision > Contributors > Lee-Roy Chetty > HealthLongevity
Lee-Roy Chetty
Mobile technology – creating an enabling environment in Africa by Lee-Roy Chetty

With an increasing use of retail agents and communications technology, bank-led and nonbank-led models are found to be converging not in branchless banking but a banking beyond- branch (BBB) arrangement.

Vision > Fellows > Ramez Naam > HealthLongevity
Inner Space vs. Outer Space in Science Fiction and Science Fact Adam Ford

How the big future changes likely to impact us are much more about our ability to manipulate information and our own bodies and minds than about venturing into space.

Vision > Bioculture > Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > HealthLongevity > Innovation
SENS Context: Why we Should Dramatically Extend Healthy Life 02 Adam Ford

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000 respectively. His original field was computer science, and he did research in the private sector for six years in the are...