My Blog Posts

2013 14/May

I am still of the belief that two of the most important conversations we can have with regards to the future of humanity and of sentient life in general are (a) how the transition to transhumanism could / should take place, and (b) where we would like this transition to inevitably leave us. This short […]

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2013 6/May

In an interview with Wired about his work building a brain at Google, Ray Kurzweil was asked about his thoughts on Steve Jobs’ notion of death as a natural part of life, and a provider of meaning and urgency (from his now-famous speech at Stanford). “…This is what I call a deathist statement, part of […]

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2013 24/Apr

Dr. Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity is Near peaked my interest when he posited his reasoning for why there is likely no intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. By a mere matter of odds, most of us assume (likely myself included) that there simply must be some kind of super-intelligent species “out there somewhere.” One of […]

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2013 15/Apr

Dr. Peter Ellyard is Australia’s foremost futurist, and the author of Designing 2050: Pathways to Sustainable Prosperity on Spaceship Earth. His experience ranges from running companies involved in the environment, 30 years as a senior advisor for the United Nations, as well as experience as the executive director of the Australian Commission for the Future. […]

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2013 15/Apr

As of late, much of my thinking has been anchored on the ideas of a “beginning and end” of the transition to higher levels of consciousness and conscious power. By “beginning and end” I mean: the transition into and eventual ideals of the developments in consciousness. The “transition to transhumanism” has been the phrase I’ve […]

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2013 7/Apr

As a follower of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), I’d been familiar with Dr. James Hughes for some time – but it was a writer from Wired (Brandon Kliem) who convinced me I should reach out for an interview. We talked about a vast number of topics, with the foremost being a […]

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2013 29/Mar

One of my favorite parts about interviews is that I’m able to bounce ideas off of the people behind the blogs I read. Mr. Thomas Frey is the author at www.ImpactLab.com, and is now known as the Futurist Speaker. Before this, Thom worked for IBM for 15 years and was the only engineer to receive […]

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2013 23/Mar

What if the brain was no longer the only container for rational, volitional consciousness? I will not here explore the topic of whether or not this technological feat is achievable (though personally I believe that it is likely to be just as achievable as mapping the human genome, as putting a man on the moon, […]

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2013 20/Mar

In my explorations into the world of AI, technology, and futurism, I’ve come across and interviewed a whole host of philosophers, tech entrepreneurs, and brain scientists – but Brandon is none of these. He’s a writer, and his work first caught my attention when I found him on his personal blog, EarthLab.net, which focuses at an […]

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2013 13/Mar

Staying on the path of digging into Nietzsche, I was able to catch up recently with Professor Mark Anderson of Nashiville’s Belmont University. Specializing in Nietzsche and the ancient greeks, Prof. Anderson shared some if his insights into Nietzsche’s potential views of human enhancement. Our correspondance is below. Daniel Faggella: 1) If Nietzsche had known of the idea […]

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