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Travis James Leland
Scientific Illiteracy in the United States by Travis James Leland

Why doesn’t everyone get excited about transhumanism? Why aren’t all people fascinated by augmented and virtual reality, radical life-extension, brain-uploading, and The Singularity? “The Casual Transhuman” examines H+ topics from the layman’s perspective and give suggestions on how transhumanists can spread their ideas without looking like crackpots to the world-at-large.

Vision > Fellows > Evan Selinger > HealthLongevity > Innovation
The Online Funeral Huffpost Live

“My grandfather died on Halloween. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, none of the New York family members could attend the funeral in Massachusetts. Fortunately, another option became available: The ceremony was streamed online, and so my wife, daughter and I gathered around a laptop in our living room to watch the live webcast.” - Evan Selinger

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Contour Crafting: Automated Construction TEDxTalks

“Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California (USC). He is active in CAD/CAM, robotics and mechatronics related related research projects that include the development of novel Solid Free Form, or Rapid Prototyping, processes (Contour Crafting and SIS), automated construction of civil structures, development of CAD/CAM systems for biomedical applications (e.g., restorative dentistry, rehabilitation engi...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Doug Rushkoff
Occupy, this time for the people’s debt by Doug Rushkoff

Much like President Obama, the Occupy movement is alive and well and entering its second term, thank you very much. It’s no longer about squatting in public parks, getting on the news, or—in some cases—getting arrested. No, instead this decentralized, bottom-up, anti-Wall Street effort is taking aim at your medical, student and other loans: It aims to relieve your debt.

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‘Terminator’ arm is world’s most advanced prosthetic limb jonmillsswns - Youtube

“A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can t...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan
Melanie Swan
Crowdsourced Labor, Digital Marketplaces, and the Future of Self-Actualized eWork by Melanie Swan

The third annual CrowdConf on changing the future of work through Internet-based crowdsourcing labor models was held in San Francisco on October 23, 2012. The field is much larger compared to prior years (2011 and 2010), both practically and intellectually, as a range of industry vendors and other ecosystem members (e.g.; research organizations, foundations, financial community) attended the conference.

Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Contributors > Rachel Armstrong
Rachel Armstrong
Twenty-First Century Science by Rachel Armstrong

We are at an extremely exciting time where many changes have been accelerated through contemporary technological advances and worldwide communications systems. We are also faced with some very severe problems, many of which have been accelerated by our own success, which are likely to result in human disaster at an unimaginable scale that require urgent attention. These changes are influencing how we consider our collective responsibilities and even ourselves, as a species.

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The Future of Freedom - Direct Democracy The Left-Libertarian - Youtube Channel

If you would like a fully detailed sketch of the organization of direct democracy and how it would function, please see the following link: http://www.infoshop.org/faq/secI5.html

A great first step toward direct democracy is a proposal to create a ballot initiative at the federal level. Please see: http://ni4d.us/.

I used some footage from the Venus Project. I just came across the videos and apparently they are pretty big on YouTube. I don’t necessarily indorse the VP. I actually just heard about it and I’m orderi...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi > Biosecurity
Marcelo Rinesi
The Coming Biosecurity Chaos by Marcelo Rinesi

If biotechnology is following the steps of IT, and it seems to, then we are going about biosecurity in precisely the worst possible way.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Dick Pelletier
Dick Pelletier
Artificial wombs: is a sexless reproduction society in our future? by Dick Pelletier

Cutting-edge research around the world will soon launch a new era in human procreation – a world in which embryos can be ‘brought to term’ in artificial wombs, replacing traditional pregnancies.