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2013 17/Feb

It would be a vast understatement to say that Emerson is one of my favorite thinkers. Luckily, I was in touch with and set up an interview with Professor Richard Geldard, author of “Emerson and the Dream of America,” “The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson,” and four other books on Emerson. Prof Geldard is […]

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2013 4/Feb

Over the course of my studies in the domain of transhumanism (and particularly the ethical issues and opportunities in this domain), its never too long in my exploration that I run into the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford again and again. Below is a bit of the smorgasbord of topics we covered in our chat about […]

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2013 24/Jan

I’ve been diving into “Human Enhancement” (Oxford) as of late, and came across a topic that was bristling in my own mind before I saw the name of the chapter. In the chapter called “Prejudice and Moral Status of Enhanced Beings,” Julian Savulescu (Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, among other things) […]

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2013 21/Jan

After getting in a fantastic interview with Professor William O. Stephens, I was connected to the www.stoicscollege.com website, where I bumped into a number of other thinkers I knew I’d want to catch up with. After reading some of the work of Prof. Kevin Hill of Portland State University in Oregon. When given the opportunity […]

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2013 13/Jan

With a lot of recent delving into the applications of AI, I had the good fortune to speak with the man behind Pandorabots.com, Doctor Richard Wallace. Dr. Wallace began work on artificial personalities in the 80’s when a wave of “minimalism” in robotics got him thinking about applying this same kind of perspective on language. […]

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2013 13/Jan

I’ve gotten my hands on a new copy of Human Enhancement, edited by Julian Avulescu and Nick Bostrom, and the first article I chose to delve into was titled: “Enhancements Are a Moral Obligation,” by John Harris. “Fixing” and Upgrading, a Debate My purpose here is to further outline an important aspect of the disagreement […]

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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. Eschatological [a branch of theology concerned with […]

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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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