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Robert Bruce
New Gravestone Technology: Hi-Tech Gimmickry? by Robert Bruce

The typical gravestone hasn’t changed in hundreds, if not thousands of years. That said, there are more than a few companies out there trying to use modern technology to upgrade the traditional stone or marble marker. With the likes of wi-fi, video screens and QR codes abound, are these new additions useful or just a hi-tech gimmick?

Rights > Economic > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Bioculture > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle > Sociology > Artificial Intelligence > Eco-gov
Rick Searle
The one percent discovers transhumanism: Davos 2016 by Rick Searle

The World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland just wrapped up its annual gathering. It isn’t hard to make fun of this yearly coming together of the global economic and cultural elites who rule the world, or at least think they do.

Vision > Bioculture > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher > HealthLongevity > Enablement > Sociology > Philosophy > Psychology
John Danaher
The Value of Deep Work and How to Prioritise It by John Danaher

My life is filled with trivial, time-wasting tasks. As an academic, teaching and research are the most valuable* activities I perform. And yet as I progress in my career I find myself constantly drawn away from these two things to focus on administrative tasks. While efficient administration is important in large organisations (like universities), it feels like a major time-sink to someone like me because (a) I am not ultimately rewarded for being good at it (career progression depends far more research and, to a lesser extent, teaching) and...

Francaise > Rights > HealthLongevity > Vision > Bioculture > Advisory Board > Marc Roux > Enablement > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Innovation
Marc Roux
Le choix d’une vie très longue en bonne santé : pourquoi ? (4/4) : Effets écono by Marc Roux

Dernière partie dédiée à la réflexion sur “Le choix d’une vie très longue en bonne santé : pourquoi?” Préserver et renforcer la part de l’économie non marchande L’accroissement d’abord progressif, puis éventuellement considérable de la durée de vie en bonne santé a commencé depuis longtemps par se traduire par une augmentation de la quantité d’activité fournie par des personnes curieusement qualifiées par les statistiques françaises de « non-actives ».

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David Brin
Is Cheap Oil a Bad Thing? by David Brin

I cannot understand the markets’ panic over lower oil prices.  Sure, it hurts if you own Exxon or drilling-fracking services companies, or work for one, or if you are Saudi or Venezuela or Russia or Iran.  But for most of the world, it amounts to a spectacular tax cut and cost discount for all manufacturers, transportation and consumers of almost anything. See this article on much cheaper airline deals. 

Vision > Bioculture > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly > HealthLongevity > Minduploading > Enablement > Futurism > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Brain–computer-interface > Nanotechnology
John G. Messerly
Ray Kurzweil’s Basic Ideas by John G. Messerly

Ray Kurzweil is an author, inventor, futurist, and currently Director of Engineering at Google. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments; he is the author of several books on health, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism; and he may be the most prominent spokesman in the world today for advocating the use of technology to transform humanity.

Vision > Bioculture > Advisory Board > Marc Roux > Futurism > Technoprogressivism
Marc Roux at the French National Assembly 100 ideas for a digital France

IEET Affiliate Scholar and Advisory Board Member Marc Roux has been invited to the French National Assembly, this Thursday February 4, 2016.

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John G. Messerly
Death is an Ultimate Evil by John G. Messerly

The story of Ivan Ilyich indicates an inseparable connection between death and meaning. The precise connection is unclear, but surely it depends in large part on whether death is the end of our consciousness. While beliefs in immortality have been widespread among humans, such beliefs are extremely difficult to defend rationally.

Vision > Bioculture > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy > Futurism
B. J. Murphy
Top Five Features to Expect from Your Future Car by B. J. Murphy

If someone were to ask you nearly 30 years ago what your future car will be by 2016, I’d assume that you would base your ideas on Back to the Future Part II. The flying car would almost always come to mind. But then, despite the fact that flying cars do exist in 2016, they’re incredibly expensive and not very popular. What Back to the Future didn’t expect were cars that could drive themselves, were connected to online systems, and were increasingly abandoning fossil fuels.

Vision > Virtuality > Bioculture > Fiction > Contributors > Richard Stallman > Artificial Intelligence
Richard Stallman
Made for You (Fiction) by Richard Stallman

Growing old, and having lost hope of finding love again, I read about the Lifemates Co-op and was intrigued.  “Mr or Ms Right doesn’t exist in nature.  If you want someone that was made for you, come to us.”  I made an appointment to visit their office and talk with a salesperson…