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Rick Searle
Pinker, Foucault and Progress by Rick Searle

Pinker’s book is copiously researched and argued, but it leaves one with a host of questions. It is not merely that tragic incidents of violence that we see all around us seem to fly in the face of his argument, it is that his viewpoint, at least for me, always seems to be missing something, to have skipped over some important element that would challenge its premise or undermine its argument, a criticism that Pinker has by some sleight of hand skillfully managed to keep hidden from us.

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Samuel Kenyon
Is Humanism False? by Samuel Kenyon

Perhaps what transhumanism should be is less of a cult of cults pretending that various science fictions are true and more of a science patch to humanism. Humanism already included science and learning in general.  So the patch is not to add science, but to fix its use and expectations in culture. To advance by tuning the dangerous oscillations out of the civilization-science feedback system.

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Dick Pelletier
Correcting faulty DNA: stronger bodies, smarter minds, longer lives by Dick Pelletier

What if you could improve your memory, become smarter and stronger, and live in an ageless disease-free body – just by taking a pill?

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Richard Eskow
Aaron Swartz Was Gifted and Brave. Too Bad He Wasn’t ‘Too Big to Fail’ by Richard Eskow

By all accounts Aaron Swartz was brilliant, gifted, idealistic ... and fragile.  Too bad he wasn’t “too big to fail.” I never met Aaron, but I know a lot of people who knew him well. (We did “converse” as members of the same online discussion group.) I learned about Aaron’s suicide at the age of 26 the same way millions of other people did: on the Internet whose freedom he served with such dedication and brilliance.

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CES 2013: The tablet that turns itself lumpy BBC Technology

When you can’t feel individual keys on a touchscreen device it can be hard to type at speed.

That is why Tactus, a company based in California, has developed technology which can turn a typical flat tablet screen into a real keyboard with bumpy buttons.

The keyboard rises from the tablet when needed, before disappearing when the typing is done.

Micah Yairi from Tactus explained how it works.

Video journalist: Dave Lee” - BBC

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Futuristic highways in the Netherlands glow in the dark NMA News Direct

“A futuristic highway that can save energy and improve road safety is set to be installed in the Netherlands by mid-2013. Two companies, Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure, came up with the highway, which includes: glow-in-the-dark road markings painted with photo-luminescent paint which are charged during the day and light up during the night; temperature-responsive paint which indicates slippery roads when temperatures fall below zero; and interactive lights along the highway that light up as cars approach. Wind lights th...

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Giulio Prisco
The meek shall inherit the earth, the rest of us are going to the stars by Giulio Prisco

My essay on uploaded astronauts has been republished in the January issue of the Club of Amsterdam Journal. The next Club of Amsterdam event, on Jan 31, will be about the future of space travel. There is an interesting pre-event discussion: Is Space Travel worth the effort?

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Giulio Prisco Interviewing Dirk Bruere on The Praxis Book teleXLR8 January 13, 2013   Giulio Prisco:Turing Church

We chatted with author Dirk Bruere about his book The Praxis in teleXLR8, on January 12, 2013.

Main topics: The Praxis, the importance of community and mutual help, transhumanist religion, the multiverse of quantum physics, quantum immortality, quantum suicide, resurrection, reality as a simulation.

See the full video below, thanks Eugen for recording.

A follow-up chat to discuss practicalities of implementation will take place on February 2, 2013, at 6pm UK time (7pm ...

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Artificial muscles at MIT MIT News videos

“MIT researchers at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research have developed a new material that changes its shape after absorbing water vapor.

This material is made from an interlocking network of two different polymers. One forms a hard but flexible matrix that provides structural support while the other is a soft gel that swells when it absorbs water. Together these polymers create a material that converts water vapor to energy without the use of an external energy source.

When the 20-micrometer...

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Leo Igwe
Kukuo: Inside a ‘Witch Camp’ in Ghana by Leo Igwe

Kukuo is a small community located off Bimbilla, near Oti river in the Northern Region of Ghana. It is one of those communities where banished ‘witches’ take refuge.