Transhumanism, Futurist & Extropian views of the Singularity Discussions (12)

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Temes, and the Singularity looks scary

I just watched Susan Blackmore's video on Memes and Temes. The emergence of a third replicator, temes, that has no need for our wetware, ma…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Sep 11, 2013
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Breakthrough in neural connection

Better Brain Implant: Slim Electrode Cozies Up to Single Neurons A thin, flexible electrode developed at the University of Michigan is 10 t…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Feb 13, 2013
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Hivemind Singularity senario

The Hivemind Singularity It's a vision to give one pause, not totally implausible. In a near-future science fiction novel, human intelligen…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 16, 2012

Global connection => expanding empathy

Jeremy Rifkin presents one aspect of emerging global consciousness, the expansion of our capacity for empathy based on information technolo…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 5, 2012

The Techno-Human Condition - new book

The Tehno-Human Condition by Bradley R. Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz  sounds worth reading, based on the table of contents and first 13 page…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 14, 2012

Measuring consciousness

Enriched with Information Giulio Tononi has a theory of consciousness based on the flow of information. "...he has untethered the theory of…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jun 5, 2012
Reply by John Bourgein

Anti-aging Gene Therapy works for Mice

First Gene Therapy Successful Against Aging-Associated Decline: Mouse Lifespan Extended Up to 24% With a Single Treatment A new study consi…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 15, 2012

Super Turing Machine

Call me old fashioned, but this sounds scary. We already can't keep up with unexpected bugs in contemporary computers. This sounds like we…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Apr 2, 2012

HGH: Human Growth Hormone(s)

(S) - yes: Both of them ... Estrogen and Testosterone I really don't want to address the 'is it legal' issue; I would like to think that m…

Started by Nexusway

2 Jan 5, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

David Gerrold makes the Singularity sound banal

The Singularity: Five Technologies That Will Change the World (and One That Won't)  He thinks Internet protocol Version 6 will lead to emer…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 23, 2011

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