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Mind Over Technology Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks to Richard Samson, a futurist, author of a number of books on human potential and director of the EraNova Institute. In Mind over Technology, Mr. Samson argues that, as machines automate routine physical and intellectual labor, human beings will be able to enhance their unique human capacities to find new niches in the economy.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Staff > J. Hughes > CSR > Enablement > Innovation > ReproRights
Pandora’s Baby Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks to Robin Marantz Henig on her book Pandora’s Baby, a story about the moral panic around the first “test-tube babies,” born from in-vitro fertilization.

HealthLongevity > J. Hughes > Innovation > Implants
J. Hughes
George W. Bush Is Getting Brain-jacked by J. Hughes

Despite the president’s best efforts to stop human enhancement, the spirit of Vannevar Bush is rising to smite him

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Sickness and Wealth pt2 Changesurfer Radio

CSR presents Part Two of a Feb. 9, 2004 speech by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, author of a series of books on the Himalayas, and a series of articles on the connections between inequality, globalization and health. Dr. Bezruchka set up SCALPEL, which links Nepali surgeons to medical officers posted to rural hospitals. Currently he teaches in the International Health Program at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine in the University of Washington, where he directs the Population Health Forum. Dr. Bezruchka has an essay in the forthcomi...

Fellows > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
Accurately Describing a Technology That Does Not Yet Exist by Mike Treder by Chris Phoenix and Mike Treder

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Sickness and Wealth pt1 Changesurfer Radio

CSR presents Part One of a Feb. 9, 2004 speech by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, author of a series of books on the Himalayas, and a series of articles on the connections between inequality, globalization and health. Dr. Bezruchka set up SCALPEL, which links Nepali surgeons to medical officers posted to rural hospitals. Currently he teaches in the International Health Program at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine in the University of Washington, where he directs the Population Health Forum. Dr. Bezruchka has an essay in the forthcomi...

Vision > Fellows > Milan Ćirković > Futurism
Milan Ćirković
Forecast for the Next Eon: Applied Cosmology and the Long-Term Fate of Intelligent Beings by Milan Ćirković

Cosmology seems extremely remote from everyday human practice and experience. It is usually taken for granted that cosmological data cannot rationally influence our beliefs about the fate of humanity—and possible other intelligent species—except perhaps in the extremely distant future, when the question of heat death (in an ever-expanding universe) becomes actual. Here, an attempt is made to show that it may become a practical issue much sooner, if an intelligent community wishes to maximize its creative potential. New developmen...

Rights > Economic > J. Hughes
J. Hughes
Embrace the End of Work by J. Hughes

Unless we send humanity on a permanent paid vacation, the future could get very bleak

Fellows > Jamais Cascio
Jamais Cascio
Open the Future by Jamais Cascio

Very soon, sooner than we may wish, we will see the onset of a process of social and technological transformation that will utterly reshape our lives—a process that some have termed a "singularity." While some embrace this possibility,  others fear its potential. Aggressive steps to deflect this wave of global transformation will not save us, and would likely make things worse. Powerful interests desire drastic technological change; powerful cultural forces drive it. The see...

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Ben Goertzel
Encouraging a Positive Transcension: Issues in Transhumanist Ethical Philosophy by Ben Goertzel The (Probably) Coming Transcension The Ethics and Meta-Ethics of Transcension AGI and Alternative Dangers Singularity Stewardship and the Global Brain  Mindplex Pragmatic Politics of Transcension Research Creating Joyously Growing, Volition-Respecting AI Encouraging a Positive Transcension