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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 […]

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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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2013 23/Feb

Due to my given course of life, I have – at the time of this writing – few acquaintances who are philosophers. Prof Galen Johnson, head of the philosophy department at the University of Rhode Island happened to have my father do flooring work in his house many years ago – and after being introduced, […]

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2013 21/Feb

Close to a year before I enrolled at UPENN for Martin Seligman’s Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program, I had first heard of the term “positive psychology” from a man teaching Happiness at Harvard. The class was a tremendous hit, and in addition to oodles of news coverage, including an appearance of the “Daily Show,” […]

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