September 1, 2014

Dividing Reality from Hype

(The Economist) – OVER the past few decades it has become clear that innovation—more than inputs of capital and labour—is what drives a modern economy. In the developed world, the application of technological know-how and scientific discoveries by companies, institutions … Read More

September 1, 2014

Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuse the Future?

(Slate) – Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism. These are all terms thrown around trying to describe a future in which mind uploading, indefinite lifespans, artificial intelligence, and bionic augmentation may (and I … Read More

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