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More Human Then Human: AI as a Competitive Advantage

James Canton | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business
James Canton

"More Human than Human" is a slogan from the iconic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K Dick, and memorialized in the film Blade R...

What The Man Who Plans To Live 'Indefinitely' Has For Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty

Meet Ray Kurzweil. He's the head engineering honcho at Google and aside from computing and technology, there's something else he wants to engineer: a ...

Techs and the City: Part 2 Femmes Up

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

This special spring collection celebrates Women's History Month, with a mosaic of contemporary femmes - each one swaying the narrative with her passio...

Copies of Copies

Gregg Murray | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Gregg Murray

Friends make fun of me for having a fireplace going on Netflix. And they're right, it is a bit ridiculous. But we do not deal with real things anyway, only copies.

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2017 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the hu...

The Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 01.21.2017 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

As a mid-century mod girl, my eyes were always focused on the future. From the Jetsons to the Six Million Dollar Man to the Bionic Woman, everything s...

Abortion?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 12.21.2016 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

The abortion debate over the last 50 years can be summarized as the entrenchment of both sides, abortionists and antiabortionists, without any signs o...

Emergence: A Powerful but Little Known Notion

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 12.13.2016 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

Lee Smolin in his book, "The Trouble with Physics" first brought my attention to the concept of emergence. This is a very powerful approach to physics...

Body Work

Francis Levy | Posted 10.14.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Is there a certain point at which you want a trade in, rather than more body work? When you come down to it, there's not much difference between a car and a body and the new driverless cars armed with A.I. are in many ways going to be slightly more intelligent.

Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting th...

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

Dear Ray Kurzweil

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Kevin F. Adler

You connected Singularity University to my work with one simple insight: stories were the first invention. Life is pretty short in prehistoric times if the story of the lion behind the rock is not effectively communicated.

A New State Of Mind In California

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

California's state of mind, as much as its magnificent landscape, has always loomed large in the global imagination. And just when many were beginning to believe that the future of the Golden State had passed it by, California is breaking new ground again on many fronts.

Our Mother the Machine

Dan Rockmore | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

Machine-made consciousness remains one of the great challenges of modern science. "Ex Machina" makes us think about what that might mean.

Expecting the Unexpected

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

Sounds like we should be expecting the unexpected! If that seems contradictory, let's back up a moment for a perspective view. We may assume we control our lives, that there is order to our days. Is that really true? We have our routines, our habits, but at any moment it can all be disrupted.

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Within seven years -- about when the iPhone 11 is likely to be released -- the smartphones in our pockets will be as computationally intelligent as we are. It doesn't stop there, though. These devices will continue to advance, exponentially, until they exceed the combined intelligence of the human race.

What Happens When Our iPhones Become More Intelligent Than Us?

Singularity University | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and stora...

Will 'Smart Drugs' Soon Sweep the Nation?

Bobby Azarian | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

If you haven't heard of the term "biohacking", you may already be being outcompeted by those who have. A biohacker has generally been defined as someone who aims to gain control over their own biology.

Will Google Pluto Berlitz?

Steve Leveen | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Steve Leveen

I find myself on a quest to learn how bilingualism might become the norm in America rather than the exception. That is, how most Americans might speak English plus another language of their choice. It seems clear that technology will play a role in accomplishing that transformation.

Old Family Recipe for a Thanksgiving of Books

Steve Leveen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books
Steve Leveen

Being no cook, I offer no recipes for oyster stuffing or pumpkin tarts, but I am going to share my recipe for cooking up a Thanksgiving of books, and you're welcome to it.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Transhumanism and All My Mortal Friends

James Moore | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Transhumanism is an idea that we can transcend mortal definitions of our lives. There are already discussions about uploading consciousness and memory to computer networks to enable the human experience to continue even if only in an incorporeal form.

Neuromorphic Processors and the Fall of Man

Francis Levy | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

What will happen when a computer cannot only think, but can think better than a brain? In terms of executive function. if the brain, which heads the f...

Google Will Soon Know You Better Than Your Spouse Does, Top Exec Says

Posted 02.23.2014 | Technology

Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, believes that the tech behemoth will soon know you even better than your spouse does. Kurzweil...