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The Coming Retail Singularity

Jon Bird | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

In retail evolutionary terms, we are still crawling out of the primordial sludge when it comes to Singularity, but before we know it, we will be walking upright and running.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

Death, Life and Rebirth

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Each death is a reminder of the mystery of it all -- a reminder that we can only live each day as if it were the most important day of our lives and love as if it means everything.

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

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?

Should Transhumanists Have Children?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While the international movement of transhumanism is rapidly growing and diversifying, its most important goal remains the same: overcoming human mortality.

Some Futurists Aren't Worried About Global Warming or Overpopulation

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

What many environmentalists, journalists and politicians fail to consider when assessing the future is how quickly technological innovation is growing. The future is coming much faster than people realize.

Humanity in Jeopardy

Max Tegmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Max Tegmark

Exactly three years ago, on January 13, 2011, we humans were dethroned by a computer on the quiz show Jeopardy!. A year later, a computer was licensed to drive cars in Nevada after being judged safer than a human. What's next?

Intrepid Travels: The Bus That Fell Behind The Times

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You might need a little more than just the sonospheric groove in the album, Intrepid Travels, in order to experience Sound Strider's out-of-this-wo...

I'm an Atheist, Therefore I'm a Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Zoltan Istvan

Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the billion-person mark.

Can We Live Forever? (VIDEO)

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Research related to stem cell replacement organs and brain-interface technology is already moving forward at quite a rapid pace. This trend should continue as more people and companies with deep pockets invest in genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.

The Digital Life

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Discoveries of how technology and humans really interact are being made every day, leading one to the conclusion that it's not an unimaginable future -- and it may be the key to sustainable living on an increasingly overcrowded planet.

Can Google Defeat Aging?

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Scientific theories and ideas related to the potential future of genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet, and nanotechnology are not currently taken seriously by the majority of people. I think that is all about to change.

The Forest for the Trees

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.

How Futurists Claim 'Immortality' Will Be Possible

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — By 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers — or at least that's what some futurists believ...

The Scariest NSA-Gate Lesson: 'Private Citizen' Is Now an Oxymoron

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

In 1882, sensing an emerging age of secularism, Friedrich Nietzsche famously wrote, "God is dead." History proved him wrong, but although God is not yet dead, something else sure as hell is: Privacy.

Avatars for Humanity

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

What does it take to make avatars real? We face two significant hurdles: body and brain.

The Digital Revolution Is Over... Or Not

Oren Frank | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Oren Frank

Enough with your "Digital revolution, ever-changing technology world." There's nothing new under our digital skies.

Dregs: Five Videos of Future Reality

Michael Molina | Posted 03.19.2013 | Comedy
Michael Molina

Where reality shows falter, dregs take hold. As these five videos will demonstrate, prophets on YouTube have brought back from future times the evolution of humans in entertainment.

Cara Santa Maria

Is The Singularity Near?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.20.2012 | Science

In a nutshell: the singularity marks a moment when technology trumps the human brain, and the limitations of the mind are surpassed by artificial inte...

Machines Will Outsmart Humans. We Better Be Ready

XPRIZE | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Federico Pistono Federico Pistono is alum of Singularity University's graduate studies program. His book Robots Will Steal Your Job, but that's OK...

Reality Is in the Context of the Beholder

Jason Silva | Posted 01.17.2013 | Home
Jason Silva

2012-11-16-genericvidpullWe can never really know anything outside of its context, even things we are looking at with our eyes. After gasping at how easily our eyes can be fooled, I found myself thinking of the role of context in many other situations.

Koyakatsi: Enter the Civilization of Light With Director Ayoub Qanir

Jason Silva | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Silva

A potential break in the human continuum serves as the backdrop to filmmaker Ayoub Qanir's latest film project, Koyakatsi, equal parts science and art -- a mind-bending marriage of grit, fantasy and style.