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2013 8/Jan

In the very first part of this 2007 article, Nick Bostram of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford writes: Traditionally, the future of humanity has been a topic for theology.  All the major religions have teachings about the ultimate destiny of humanity or the end of the world.1  Eschatological themes have also been explored […]

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2013 6/Jan

Does “Making the Most” of Our Biological Lives Provide Insight to How We Might or Could “Make the Most” of Our Technologically “Enhanced” 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 study […]

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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

Let me again, preliminarily state a few short points. First, this article is an exploration – and so has no initial agenda or objective outside of discovering potential and interesting connections / thoughts through a look at transhumanism. Second, like most philosophies, Transcendentalism was not created with the thought in mind that one day man […]

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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

The concept of “Strong A.I.” (SAI) or Singularity-level intelligence brings to light a number of questions about the ideals of this kind of powerful force. In essence, the molding or framing of the ideals of the development and application of this super intelligence is an ethical concern. The development and application of this kind of […]

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