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Martine Rothblatt
Will Mindclones, AIs, and Uploads Ever Run Out of Cyberspace? by Martine Rothblatt

The cybersphere will expand exponentially as life expands into the universe.

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Marcelo Rinesi
The Unaugmented Consumer is Obsolete by Marcelo Rinesi

There is no part of our daily thoughts that is more relentlessly, skillfully, and resourcefully manipulated than our decisions on whether and how we spend or invest our money.

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Ben Scarlato
Caprica: Artificial Heavens by Ben Scarlato

This week saw the return of Caprica. In its world with technology not too far beyond our own, Caprica jumped right back into action with a premiere remarkably relevant to transhumanism. While Sister Clarice seeks to attract followers to her religion with an artificial heaven, Daniel Graystone wants to win back his company with software to remove the pain of a loved one’s death.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Virtuality > Directors > Giulio Prisco > HealthLongevity > Enablement > Innovation > Cyber > SciTech
Getting Mental with Giulio Prisco

IEET Board Member Giulio Prisco was interviewed for a new article in the online magazine, H+.

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Russell Blackford
Survival Beyond the Flesh by Russell Blackford

I’ll be speaking at the Singularity Summit AU this Sunday afternoon, on the topic “Survival Beyond the Flesh” - which relates to the prospect of “uploading” rather than to anything of a more otherworldly or spiritual kind.

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Maria Korolov
We All Live in a Virtual World by Maria Korolov

The IEET’s Mike Treder recently asked a loaded question: “If you could live in a world that was just the way you wanted it to be, with specifications you’d chosen, customized and personalized to meet your every need and fulfill your fondest desires, would you spend all your time there? Or would you prefer to stay here, in the real world?”

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V.R. Manoj
Conflicting Convictions of Personhood and Emulated Personhood by V.R. Manoj

The concept of embodiment often does not offer a corresponding explanation for the variety of personalities that a human being expresses once within the Internet’s intricate social network.

Vision > Virtuality > Bioculture > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Doug Rushkoff’s New Book Out

Doug Rushkoff’s first book on interactive media, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, is now heading to the printer and available for pre-order.

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George Dvorsky
Making brains: Reverse engineering the human brain to achieve AI by George Dvorsky

The ongoing debate between PZ Myers and Ray Kurzweil about reverse engineering the human brain is fairly representative of the same debate that’s been going in futurist circles for quite some time now. And as the Myers/Kurzweil conversation attests, there is little consensus on the best way for us to achieve human-equivalent AI.

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Kris Notaro
Can We Be Happy Forever In Robot Bodies? by Kris Notaro

This may come as a surprise to many, but apparently near the end of last year golfer Tiger Woods found himself in the middle of a sex scandal that was covered extensively throughout almost every news outlet.  During all this, a sub-scandal erupted when Fox News correspondent Brit Hume said that Woods should convert from his previous religion of Buddhism to Christianity, as Christianity offers more forgiveness than Buddhism.  Woods did not convert and, in fact, during his public apology for all that had happened, discussed his adher...