Transhumanism: A Viable Goal? I consider myself a transhumanist in terms of being an advocate for human enhancement, but I think there is a lot of charlatanism and snake oil salesman out there, trying to make a buck on peoples hopes. I would make the distinction between transhumanism and human enhancement in the length of someones outlook. An advocate for human enhancement would both believe that 1. individuals have the right to choose for themselves to technologically/biologically enhance themselves with any available technology (enhancement being different from treatment of illness or disability) or to choose not to and 2. new technologies should be available to anyone. A transhumanist, in my definition, is someone who see's human enhancement (possibly as defined above) as a means to an end - the end ultimately being posthumanism. It's mixing human enhancement with futurism. Especially as someone interested in the brain, I find these claims dubious. The question then becomes threefold.
Greatest Lesbian Movies - a list by straightless The Future Fire editors' blog The Opte Project Here you will find static and dynamic 2D JPG/PNG images and 3D VRML maps of the Internet. These maps are built off of our database using two different graphing engines: Large Graph Layout (LGL) by Alex Adai and Graphviz by Peter North at AT&T Labs Research. Each graphing engine produces wonderful displays, but they are only as good as the data and graphing language we provide. You can find our test images and some well produced full Internet maps below. Soon we will release the tools to create these maps on your own. How to view LGL data: You can view these maps with LGL View the LGL Java viwer (it requires JRE >= 1.4.1). VRML: Some of these graphs include VRML wrl files. Testing Maps: To see more detailed history of our maps/graphs click here. Image Usage:
Cafe SETI: Trade stories with other SETI@home users . . . A leading neuroscientist says processing digital information can rewire your circuits. But is it evolution? By Jeneen Interlandi | NEWSWEEK Is technology changing our brains? A new study by UCLA neuroscientist Gary Small adds to a growing body of research that says it is. And according to Small's new book, "iBRAIN: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind," a dramatic shift in how we gather information and communicate with one another has touched off an era of rapid evolution that may ultimately change the human brain as we know it.
The Revolution at Hand La Liberté guidant le peuple is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 “Economists and theorists of innovation such as Jeremy Rifkin, Yochai Benkler, Michel Bauwens, and several others have concluded that the Third Industrial Revolution is at hand” are the opening words of a newly published survey by Statistical Studies of Peer Production. It is indeed difficult not to note the success and increasing visibility of peer production — the decentralized alternative to large-scale industrial production first theorized in 2006 by Professor Yochai Benkler in his seminal book The Wealth of Networks — on the network scene and in factual reality. The Economist has dedicated an entire report to the phenomenon. However, aside from the sterile evaluation of how this paradigm is penetrating today’s reality, perhaps we should think more about what appear to be the inexorable facts that have led to such sudden and widespread success. Mediocrity is obsolete
Transhumanity Homo Perfectus! Friday, March 23, 2007 The Perfect World Tour: An Imperfect Guide to the Perfect World By A.R. “The Perfect World Tour opens the portals of your imagination, presenting a vision of humanity that is in complete harmony with nature and ultimate reality. The Perfect World Tour is a mythical story created as an attempt to express, explore and communicate through a series of visual art and writing, the desire and state of perfection. Book Outline I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Book is FREE for download at: www.homoperfectus.net Read full article Posted by posthumor on 03/23 at 08:12 PM Print • Permalink A guide to hosting your own transhumanist arts center Tuesday, January 30, 2007 A guide to hosting your own transhumanist arts center Through the concept of a temporary nomadic cultural center, you can set out to build this new art scene and bring people from disparate social circles together under one roof. Solidify your concept. Image is everything. Find the key players. Find a space.
I waste so much time: Popular. Cool story bro. One of these is not like the other... Pajama day Michael Bolton face swap Star Wars Yoga. Reality. 15 reasons to not become vegetarian. Transhuman Space – Sark Asmi Erik odotti kadun varjonpuolella, että poliisipartio rullaisi ohitse. Molemmat olivat vanhanmallisia korealaisia cyberkoteloita – mallia, jota ei enää edes neljännen aallon alueilla pidettäisi ajanmukaisina. Lukuisat metallisten lonkeroiden päässä olevat silmät tarkkailivat ympäristöä ja tuskin huomasivat mitään erikoista baarissa kahvia juovasta vanhemmasta knallipäisestä herrasmiehestä (knalli on viimeisin muotimeemi 40-50v mustan Afrikan miesten keskuudessa). Erik oli keskittynyt lukemaan näkökenttäänsä projisoitua viihdelehteä, jonka päivän otsikkona (niinkuin aina) oli erilaiset Bollywoodin uusimmat sim-tähdet (”nyt myös ilmaisia tuntemusmaistiaisia – Koe miltä Kerala Gunhashin iho todella tuntuu!”). Lukemaan, ei olevaan lukevinaan. Erik oli hyvin koulututettu, ja tiesi että jopa Kenialaisilla voi olla kunnollisia behaviorismisoftia kaduntarkkailu-Älyissään. Kaikilla ei ollut vanhempia joilla olisi ollut rahaa maksaa alfa-modifikaatioista tai kalliista VR-implanteista.
GoodShit internetiturundus » transhumanism Transhumanists believe that humanity can and should strive to attain higher levels of physical, mental, and social achievement through the use of technology. They seek to extend human capabilities and improve the human condition through technology- supporting the quest for immortality, the conquering of death and disease, the amplification of human intelligence, and the capabilities of the human body. Transhumanists recognize that over time and with technological advancements, man will realize new possibilities for society and human nature and achieve a posthuman condition (becoming more than human). Societal change is an important consequence of technological progress. Because of this passionate trust in technological advancement, transhumanists generally see all technologies, as long as they don’t jeopardize the non-corporeal consciousness of a person, as being beneficial both to society and to the happiness and advancement of the person. [ See All Results ]
52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less Being hungry sucks (it’s a scientific fact). So why spend hours cooking a gourmet feast when a nutritious meal could be only 12 minutes away from getting from the kitchen to your plate? Skip the grumbling tummy, the hangriness, and the cranky guests, and serve up any one of these 52 healthy meals that are so quick and easy, you’ll wonder why you ever ordered takeout. 1. Cacao and Blueberry Smoothie Um, YUM. 2. Say goodbye to boring toast. 3. You can have salad for breakfast, too. 4. This healthy breakfast is a little more of a healthy dessert, but we’ll let it slide. 5. Take a trip to the tropics with this pineapple and coconut flavored breakfast. 6. It doesn’t get much better (or easier!) 7. This blogger has recipes for four different flavors of awesome instant oats: blueberry vanilla, chocolate banana, walnut and date, and strawberries and cream. 8. Peanut butter toast might be a classic, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! 9. 10. 11. Leggo that Eggo! 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.
thesis « Drugs in Milk In the past few days, I’ve encountered numerous articles on blogs and forums that announced an alien-coming today. As I’ve also heard there were many people awake waiting for the chance to witness the visitors. The name of the Aliens is Galactic Federation of Light , which we get to know from a seer (my humblest apologies, if the title is, even a bit, amateur). But let’s contemplate a bit. “Lacan studied to prove [...] the presence of the subject of the enunciation does not need the presence of the énoncé “ Although, he talks about a bomb scare, we can easily transfer this mechanism to the beforesaid scare as well. “Of course, but identifying with the bomb may not be the best way to get out of such a situation” that is, even if we are to meet some kind of an alien-life form, we should not let ourselves be fooled with what we are not sure of. “Interestingly, it makes no difference here whetherwe are talking about something [uncanny] in a bookor something in the so-called outside world.
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