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2013 24/May

The past 2 or 3 weeks I’ve been digging into a lot of material I’ve found in the blog and article sections of the IEET website – and recently I stumbled onto a PDF draft of a work by Dr. James Hughes called “Compassionate AI and Selfless Robots.” The work prompted a number of questions […]

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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 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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