Author Archives: Nigel Cameron

March 17, 2008

(Trans)humanist thoughts

In London the other day I had dinner with an engaging transhumanist and a couple of scholars who are somewhat skeptical of the transhumanist project (since it was London, perhaps I should say sceptical). Not all transies are equally engaging … Read More

Posted by Nigel Cameron

Posted in Transhumanism

March 10, 2008

On “Enhancement”

A thoughtful piece in today’s New York Times has usefully brought the “enhancement” question into general discussion. It is a curious thing how little attention this clutch of questions has received, and how when attention has been evident it has … Read More

October 29, 2007

Marketing to our Brains

The implications of our growing knowledge of the processes of the brain continue to unfold. It should be no surprise that marketers have been following along as neuroscientists have moved in on ever clearer understanding of just what happens on … Read More

Posted by Nigel Cameron

Posted in Neuroethics

June 11, 2007

The Conquest of the Neuron

With potential implications that could dwarf those of every other technology, the slow courtship of brain and machine continues . . . . Here is the latest: scientists in Israel have used live neurons to store information. According to the … Read More

Posted by Nigel Cameron

Posted in Biotech, Neuroethics

April 27, 2007

Robolife

No doubt about it: whatever the speed of change that gets us there – and we may well believe it will be slower than Kurzweilian singularity-speak suggests – the significance of artificial intelligence will grow and grow. And meanwhile, the … Read More

Posted by Nigel Cameron

Posted in EmergingTech

April 2, 2007

Congress and Credulity

The report just issued by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress (a combined House/Senate group) makes bizarre reading. Like some of the other surreal documents that have resulted from the efforts of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, it is hard to … Read More

Posted by Nigel Cameron

Posted in Nanotechnology

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