People have been trying to predict the future since Nostradamus was a lad.
Can you live forever? What would it be like to be immortal?
Vernor Vinge Department of Mathematical Sciences San Diego State University (c) 1993 by Vernor Vinge (This article may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes if it is copied in its entirety, including this notice.) The original version of this article was presented at the VISION-21 Symposium sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, March 30-31, 1993. A slightly changed version appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of Whole Earth Review . Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.
Technology Review - 9/23/09 (by Kristina Grifantini)
It's June 2018. Sally picks up a handheld device and holds it to her finger. With a tiny pinprick, it draws off a fraction of a droplet of blood, makes 2,000 different measurements and sends the data wirelessly to a distant computer for analysis.
The Institute of Unlearning is first and foremost a "cyberspace classroom" dedicated to promoting the visions of its creator, Patrick Mooney. The Institute intends to draw people from all ages and walks of life to this site for the purpose of stimulating the unlearning process, which is a crucial component in transforming yourself (and therefore the world) into a more fully human living experience.
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On the grand scale of things, we know so very little about the brain .
The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life. The abolitionist project is hugely ambitious but technically feasible.
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You've known each another for many years now, and you've come to truly understand each another.
We can relegate this one to the realm of science fiction for the moment, but two researchers from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand suggest that in the near future, we could all be looking at a world where prostitution is largely the work of robotic sex companions.
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