My Blog Posts

2014 14/Apr

1) A Change in Our Nature, Not Just Our Gadgets There’s much to be said about how different we’ve become from the society of even 30, never mind 300 years ago. Hunkered over our desks or our iPhones, heads buried in a dozen screens per day, there’s plenty of research to suggest that we’re losing […]

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2014 8/Apr

I. Ideals Have Taken Us Here Could the yearning to improve the quality and efficiency of our daily human experience also bring us to abandon much of what we consider “human”? Before making such a bold proposition, let us look at modern “first world” society in comparison to life in Europe in the year 1200. […]

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2013 6/Sep

“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be…”Isaac Asimov, 1978  Isaac Asimov, the Russian-born American author and biochemist, was onto something simple yet […]

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2013 8/Jul

Before Wendell Wallach’s present position as Lecturer at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, he founded two computer consulting companies. He’s the author of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong (Oxford University Press 2009), which focuses on laying the groundwork for the field of study in robot ethics / machine morality. In my interview with Wendell, we […]

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2013 8/Jul

Jim Karkanias is a Partner in Applied Research at Microsoft. Starting in 2006, he joined Microsoft in a quest to apply his Information Theory background to a venture called “Health Solutions Group.” A firm believer in the transformative potential of emerging technologies – and an advocate for it’s progress – Jim is Advisor at Northwest Association for […]

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2013 18/Jun

In this short thought experiment, I’ll aim to explore the place of “intention” and “motivation” in a transhuman future, and discuss some of the pros and cons seriously. Speculations around the topic of intention today are mostly unknowable and potentially undetectable, as intention itself takes place almost entirely inside our heads (until manifested), and grossly […]

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2013 9/Jun

David Pearce is an Oxford philosopher and one of the world’s most prominent proponents of utilitarianism. His work and writing on transhumanism (and involvement with organizations like the IEET) has also lead him to be recognized as the possibly most recognized thinker on the attainment of utilitarian ideals through emerging technologies. In 1998, he co-founded […]

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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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