Category: Transhumanism

Kick the Puppy S2: E4

Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]

Hawking: Mankind has 1,000 years to escape Earth

Russia Today Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns human beings won’t survive “without escaping” from the “fragile” planet. His gloomy forecast is people will become extinct on Earth within current the millennium. Speaking at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles the 71-year-old scientist called for further exploration […]

U.S. Spies See Superhumans, Instant Cities by 2030 Noah Shachtman Artificial limbs like these could be only the beginning of man-machine interfaces, the National Intelligence Council predicts. Photo: DoD 3-D printed organs. Brain chips providing superhuman abilities. Megacities, built from scratch. The U.S. intelligence community is taking a look at the world of 2030. And […]

Should California Secede from the United States?

By Hank Pellissier Transhumanity “Yes (sort of),” says Chris Hables Gray, a “pragmatic anarchist feminist revolutionary” who works as a lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Cal State Monterey. He believes “devolution” of large nations into smaller regions will improve democratic decision-making. […]

You, robot? Technology and regulation: A research project considers how the law should deal with technologies that blur man and machine SPEAKING at a conference organised by The Economist earlier this year, Hugh Herr, a roboticist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, described disabilities as conditions that persist “because […]

Australians implant ‘world first’ bionic eye Agence France-Presse Australian scientists said Thursday they had successfully implanted a “world first” bionic eye prototype, describing it as a major breakthrough for the visually impaired. Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), a government-funded science consortium, said it had surgically installed an “early prototype” robotic eye in a woman […]

Artificial limbs, controlled by thoughts The idea that paralyzed people might one day control their limbs just by thinking is no longer a fantasy By Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, Scientific American This article originally appeared on Scientific American. In 2014, billions of viewers worldwide may remember the opening game of the World Cup […]

Nanotube yarns twist like muscles Yarns made of the tiny straws of carbon called nanotubes have an astounding ability to twist as they contract, scientists have found. The effect, reported in Science, is similar to the action of muscles found in elephant trunks and squid tentacles. However, the yarns twist 1,000 times […]

Nanofiber Regenerates Blood Vessels Kenrick Vezina A synthetic material may help to repair tissue after a heart attack, and aid transplants. Regenerating blood vessels is important for combating the aftereffects of a heart attack or peripheral arterial disease, and for ensuring that transplanted organs receive a sufficient supply of blood. Now […]

DNA circuits used to make neural network, store memories Kyle Niemeyer     Photograph by Even as some scientists and engineers develop improved versions of current computing technology, others are looking into drastically different approaches. DNA computing offers the potential of massively parallel calculations with low power consumption and at small sizes. Research in this […]

How to Be Inhuman Ronald Bailey Biotechnology holds the promise of some day allowing people to enhance themselves and their children using pharmaceuticals or genetic interventions. This prospect is welcomed by some, but causes a great deal of anxiety in many people: Are there enhancements whose benefits would come at the […]

The Politics of Transhumanism Version 2.0 (March 2002)     James J.  Hughes, Ph.D. Originally Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science Cambridge, MA November 1-4, 2001 For more information please contact: James Hughes Ph.D. Public Policy Studies, Trinity College, 71 Vernon St., Hartford […]