Avatars in space

October 14, 2016

Leading transhumanists Elon Musk and Max More want to explore other planets and establish colonies in space. But while Musk wants to send astronauts to Mars, More wants to upload the minds of explorers into a hard drive on a rocket and then use a 3-D printer to create bodies–avatars–to carry them around once it arrives at the Red Planet.

Upgrading isn’t for everybody

May 13, 2016

Transhumanists envision an egalitarian future in which we’re all upgraded beyond the limits of our poorly designed biology.

Free will is an illusion?

May 1, 2016

Stories like this make my head hurt. Maybe I’m just not smart enough to get my head around the implications.  Or maybe the whole notion, which is apparently gaining traction among academics, is just stupid:

When boots on the ground aren’t

April 27, 2016

After declaring the US would not put boots on the ground in Syria, on Monday President Obama announced that 250 US soldiers will be sent to Syria.

The iMom

March 11, 2016

Technology is dehumanizing us. We discuss a startling new short film from Australia, The iMom.

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