My Blog Posts

2013 6/Jan

1 – Does “Making the Most” of Our Biological Lives Provide Insight to How We Might or Could “Make the Most” of Our Post-Human Lives? My greatest fascination in the past 7 years of my life has been in the understanding and execution of living one’s best life. This has involved cycles of introspection, the […]

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2012 30/Dec

Seneca, Epictetus, Aurelius – even westerners unfamiliar with “Stoicism” recognize many of the names that brought this Philosophy to bear. Today, there are few self-professed Stoics in the world, but I was lucky enough to catch up with one of them last week: Professor William O. Stephens at Creighton University, in Omaha, NE. Before digging […]

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2012 30/Dec

This article was written as an exploration – and has no initial agenda or objective outside of discovering potential interesting connections through a look at transhumanism through the lens of Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism was not created with the thought in mind that one day man would merge with machine in order to become more capable, durable, intelligent, […]

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2012 23/Dec

As humans, learning often feels good, food often tastes good, novelty brings joy to life, living by values that we set brings order to our consciousness, and besides very few of us, relationships imbue the most meaning in our lives and bring us our greatest highs. They may also be said to give us our […]

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2012 22/Dec

In my writing about superintelligence, I often openly wonder about the values, ideals, and preferences of such an entity. In fact, my initial series of interviews with ancient philosophy professors (most of which are still published on this blog) aimed at exactly this purpose: To explore how different philosophical schools of thought might manifest (i.e. […]

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