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You Own Your Own Genes. Now What? by Jamais Cascio

As biomedical technologies get cheaper, it becomes easier for non-specialists to get access to them; as the technologies get "smarter," it becomes easier for non-specialists to use those them. We see this happening with devices such as inexpensive defibrillators, now standard issue on many airplanes, which are sufficiently automated to allow people with no medical knowledge to save the lives of heart attack victims in mid-air. This is pretty clearly a good thing. But we’re also ...

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Cozying Up with Deep Blue by George Dvorsky "Advanced Chess" pitting computer-human teams against each other shows how humans can avoid obsolescence through symbiotic relationships with technology By George Dvorsky

Betterhumans  3/2/2005

Several weeks ago, while bored on a commuter train, I decided to pull out my Palm Pilot and play a game of chess. Seeing as I had no one to play against, I decided to try m...

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Ben Hyink
The Third Axis by Ben Hyink

If it had not been for the discontent of a few who were not satisfied with their condition we would still be living in caves. Intelligent dissent is the mainspring of civilization. - Eugene V. Debs

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Dale Carrico
Healthcare and Private Perfections by Dale Carrico

In his Confessions St. Augustine, contemplating the excesses and indiscretions of his youth famously pronounced the verdict, O Lord, how crooked and sordid, bespotted and ulcerous was I. From Paul to the present, the Church has expressed especial hostility to the pleasures and meanings aroused in the free play of human bodies and brains in the world, and preached mortification of the flesh and faithful obedience as routes to the presumably deeper, more spiritual satisfactions the Church offers instead.

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Conservative Wants to Enslave Women to Make More Gay Babies by Dale Carrico Conservative Wants to Enslave Women to Make More Gay Babies

Cyborg Democracy   February 25, 2005

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Participatory Telemedicine by Jamais Cascio

While most of us would prefer to interact face-to-face with our doctors, that’s not always an option: patients may be too remote for a doctor to reach, or a necessary specialist may not be available nearby. In the past, that meant that the patient would need to travel to receive care,  or wait until a doctor or other health provider could visit.  The advent of telemedicine, the examination and diagnosis of medical conditions via networked cameras and monitors, changed that.&n...

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Therapy, Enhancement and the Augmented Society by Jamais Cascio

Global warming isn’t the only topic being discussed at this week’s AAAS meeting. University of Pittsburgh researchers at the conference announced a significant step forward in the development of functional-replacement artificial limbs. They created a simple artificial arm which can be controlled by neural impulses directly from the brain, via a series of extremely thin implanted probes. A test monkey (its healthy real arms restrained) was able to learn to move the prosthetic arm with sufficient precision to be able to feed itself...

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Justice for Retirees Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Ed Coyle, Executive Director of Alliance for Retired Americans. They discuss Social Security, Medicare and the crisis in private work-place retirement benefits. (Originally broadcast February 18, 2005)

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Nanotechnology and the Developing World by Jamais Cascio

The Meridian Institute,  a strategic solutions consultancy, is running the Global Dialogue on Nanotechnology and the Poor, a project intended to trigger a conversation about the ways in which nanotechnology can be applied to the problems of development and poverty. Anyone may participate, and I encourage WorldChanging readers to do so. Meridian has prepared a short (29 page) document outlining the key issues in some detail. The Global Dialogue project would prefer if you ...

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Pax Warrior by Jamais Cascio

Scenarios don’t have to be about the future. We can learn from the examination of past experiences, exploring how alternative options may have played out. These are often referred to as "counter-factual" exercises, as they are intended to play out in ways contrary to historical fact,  giving participants insights into both how decisions are made and the complexity of events. Pax Warrior, a computer simulation-documentary on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is designed to be j...