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The Binding Problem of Consciousness: Transhuman Debate 2.0
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Manifesto for Cyborgs
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Futurist Gerd Leonhard interview with Stuff(NZ): work, jobs, automation and more
Future of Technology: the new question is WHY not IF
Technology versus Humanity: a provocative film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard
The Abundance of Solar Energy
How to Make Intellligent Robots That Understand the World
Recovering From Religion
Neuroscience and the Soul
Technological Unemployment and Basic Income
Basic Income and other ways to fix capitalism


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Rights > HealthLongevity > Economic > Vision > Contributors > Alex Lightman > Sociology
Alex Lightman
US Embargo of Cuba is Immoral - It Prevents Cuban Medicines from Reaching 316 Million Americans by Alex Lightman

The US and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations today for the first time in 54 years. The US embargo of Cuba continues, in part because of people who have never been to Cuba but claim to be victims of Cuba, like Marco Rubio.

Vision > Contributors > Danko Nikolic > Psychology > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Artificial Intelligence
Danko Nikolic
Machines that Dream: Developing Artificial General Intelligence through AI-Kindergarten by Danko Nikolic

Abstract: Development of artificial general intelligence (AGI) may not be possible exclusively through human-created algorithms. Many aspects of human brain are not understandable to human scientists and engineers. Instead, AGI may require machines to create their own algorithms i.e., machines that learn to learn. It has been proposed that this can be achieved through AI-Kindergarten. In AI-Kindergarten machines are not left alone to figure out on their own the necessary algorithms, but they are heavily guided through human feedback....

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Galactic > Contributors > Joel Marks > SpaceThreats
Joel Marks
Comet Day, Anyone? by Joel Marks

On this day 245 years ago – July 1, 1770 – humanity had its closest known encounter with extinction (with the possible exception of the Cuban Missile Crisis).

Two weeks before that date the French astronomer Charles Messier had discovered a faint comet in the constellation Sagittarius, which thereafter rapidly brightened and began moving swiftly across the sky. At its peak it was naked-eye, and its coma, according to various observers, the apparent size of from 5 to 16 full moons across. Lexell’s Comet, so named after another ...

Rights > HealthLongevity > CognitiveLiberty > Vision > Contributors > Aaron Moritz > Psychology > Technoprogressivism > Neuroscience
Aaron Moritz
The Revolutionary Potential of Psychedelics by Aaron Moritz

Psychedelic substances are resurging into the popular culture in ways unrivaled since the starry-eyed, long-haired baby boomers of the 1960’s dropped acid and discovered peace and promiscuity. However, today’s generation of visionary psychonauts are making a much more measured movement to the mainstream than the hundred thousand hippies who descended on San Francisco in 1967’s summer of love.

Vision > Contributors > Travis James Leland > Futurism
Travis James Leland
Miss Metaverse (Kate Aquino) - interviewed by Future/Culture Magazine by Travis James Leland

Miss Metaverse (Katie Aquino) is a futurist consultant and founder of the Futurista™ agency, and startups FutureFriday.org and Awesome Future TV and she has been a guest on several podcasts, including Robot Overlordz, Inspireland, and On Air With Sir.  She recently had an interview with Future/Culture on a variety of topics. Future/Culture is a magazine run by IEET Contributor Travis Leland.

Rights > Contributors > Lincoln Cannon > FreeThought
Lincoln Cannon
New God Argument (Version 3.2) by Lincoln Cannon

Here is version 3.2 of the New God Argument, as it appears on the new website I published last week. Changes from version 3.1 include shortening of the main summary, addition of short summaries for each section, addition of a “decentralized” qualification on the destructive capacity mentioned in the Compassion Argument, and removal of the hyphen in “posthumanity”.

Rights > Economic > Basic Income > Contributors > Scott Santens
Scott Santens
A Game of Musical Chairs over Hot Coals - an analogy about employment and basic income by Scott Santens

There’s a common belief that people who don’t have jobs somehow just aren’t trying hard enough, and this belief is therefore based on the idea that there are enough jobs for everyone. To get a job, all one really needs to do is just try hard enough.

“Just go get a job.”

Rights > HealthLongevity > Vision > Contributors > Valerie Tarico > Technoprogressivism > Innovation > Implants > ReproRights
Valerie Tarico
Simple Intervention Cuts Unplanned Pregnancy by Half by Valerie Tarico

A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according to research published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Virtuality > Galactic > Contributors > Dirk Bruere > Biosecurity
Dirk Bruere
Fermi Paradox, Doomsday Argument, Simulation Hypothesis—is our view of reality seriously flawed? by Dirk Bruere

There are three interlocking statistical arguments concerning the nature of the universe in which we live and which provide what I believe to be a strongly convincing indication that our view of reality is seriously flawed on a massive scale. Let’s begin by asking a simple question…

Vision > Contributors > Maria Konovalenko > HealthLongevity > Enablement > Technoprogressivism
Maria Konovalenko
The mTOR Story Part 1 – What Makes This Important Pro-Aging Molecule Active? by Maria Konovalenko

I have mentioned mTOR as one of the main aging genes on multiple occasions. It’s about time I tell you what it is, what it does and why it is so important in aging.

mTOR has a little m in front of TOR, which means I am speaking about mammals. It technically means «mechanistic» TOR, but think of it as the molecule that mice and all of us have, whereas in worms is it just TOR.