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Brian Hanley
Quantum Biology – Wandering where the edge is by Brian Hanley

I have had thoughts about quantum mechanics and biology for many years - ever since my thermodynamics class in chemistry as an undergrad. I discussed and developed them over the years. When I thought it was ready, decades ago, I wrote to Linus Pauling about my speculation that the most important differentiator for life is that from the molecular scale to the organization of organs, chaos (in the mathematical chaos theory sense) is the organizing principle. This means that living organisms are all potentially sensitive to quantum events. He w...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Vision > Virtuality
Posthuman Perspectives by IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner gave a talk on Posthuman Perspectives in Bratislava in December in 2016. The spoken presentation is longer than the written text, as it also provides a brief historical insight into the movements of the posthuman debates. Both provide a summary of many of his positions, and how they relate to various posthuman issues. http://questionofwill.com/en/stefan-lorenz-sorgner/

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Vision > Virtuality > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy
B. J. Murphy
Plantoids: The Birth of a Block-Chain-Based Lifeform by B. J. Murphy

In the age of robotics, the question of life continues to be a puzzling matter of debate. As creatures of biological code, are we more alive than those made up of digital code? Questions like this are debated more so today than at any other time in history.

Vision > Virtuality > Fellows > Andy Miah
Andy Miah
Directions in Virtual Reality by Andy Miah

As part of the BBC Digital Cities week, I was delighted to take part and open the VR/AR Show and Tell event at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Digital Innovation hub last week. It brought together some really amazing pioneers in VR, demonstrating how it can be an interface for research, industry, art, and entertainment. It was a fantastic affirmation of England’s vibrant North West VR/AR network!

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Virtuality > Fellows > David Brin > Cyber
David Brin
Shining light on cyber-secrets by David Brin

Okay. All right. I’ve posted my thoughts about moving forward after this election. And yes, with confidence in a future-oriented civilization that may, yet, save the planet and take us to the stars.

Francaise > Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism
Alexandre Maurer
Pour un transhumanisme « open source » by Alexandre Maurer

Dans les œuvres de fiction, le transhumanisme s’inscrit souvent dans un futur dystopique dominé par l’argent et les multinationales. C’est notamment le cas du jeu Deus Ex, dont le dernier épisode a attiré l’attention des médias.

Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Eliott Edge > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism
Eliott Edge
Breaking into the Simulated Universe by Eliott Edge

I argued in my 2015 paper “Why it matters that you realize you’re in a Computer Simulation” that if our universe is indeed a computer simulation, then that particular discovery should be commonplace among the intelligent lifeforms throughout the universe.  The simple calculus of it all being (a) if intelligence is in part equivalent to detecting the environment (b) the environment is a computer simulation (c) eventually nearly all intelligent lifeforms should discover that their environment is a computer simulation.  I called...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Maria Ramos > HealthLongevity > Innovation > Cyber
Maria Ramos
Personal Security in the Age of Digital Assistants by Maria Ramos

Fully-realized artificial intelligence has long been the holy grail for daydreamers and forward-thinking inventors alike. We aren’t quite there yet, but modern virtual assistants are making the case that we aren’t so very far off. Whether it’s a feature integrated into your smartphone or a standalone assistant like the Amazon Echo, digital assistants have shown great strides in the ability to recognize and parse your spoken commands and respond to them appropriately.

Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Charles Bell > HealthLongevity > Sociology > Technoprogressivism > Innovation
Charles Bell
Here’s Why The IoT Is Already Bigger Than You Realize by Charles Bell

Sometimes it feels like the Internet of Things (or IoT) is a little bit overblown. Maddening commercials like this one try to make it seem like a spiritual revolution for humankind, and you may have seen our thoughts on the emergence of the term “smart” to define objects. Furthermore, the main IoT applications that people actually seem to care about at this point are pretty much FitBits and Nest thermostats-fun Christmas presents, but not exactly groundbreaking technological concepts.

Vision > Virtuality > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher > HealthLongevity > Psychology > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Innovation > Neuroscience
John Danaher
Phenomenological Coupling, Augmented Reality and the Extended Mind by John Danaher

Contrast these two scenarios. First, I’m in the supermarket. I want to remember what I need to buy but I’m not the kind of guy who write things down in lists. I just keep the information stored in my head and then jog my memory when I arrive at the store. If I’m lucky, the list of items immediately presents itself to my conscious mind. I remember what I need to buy. Second, I’m in the supermarket. I want to remember what I need to buy. But I’m hopelessly forgetful so I have to write things down in a list. I take the list from m...