The Choice of Pre-Birth Genetic Modification – Through Kant’s Ethics in the 21st Century

This essay discusses, departing from Kant’s deontological ethics, and deals with the ques- tion of which types of pre-birth genetic modification are acceptable from the perspective of Kant’s ethics theory? The conclusion is that Kant’s ethics can be in line with certain thera- peutic interventions. Yet the same ethics disapproves with any sort of pre-birth ...

Future Transhumanism & Human Rights

Discussion on the status of future human genetic enhancement policies. The conclusion lands on the need to guarantee individual rights in a firm and constitutional way. Also to further expand and increase the discussion and awareness about the forthcoming bio-technological possibilities - and how these will affect the relation between centralized decisions and the individual.   https://youtu.be/BJj2nXSmEeo   This ...

Example of Theological Scientism

You know those "if it was safe and could make this better... we must do it" arguments regarding GMO for better crops, or geoengineering for better climate and permanent changes in our bodies through bio-tech? It seems every day and age has some of that attitude, where science (or further back in history: religion) is ...

David Pearce – Hedonism & the “Pan Species Welfare State”

I think David Pearce is trying to escape something in his pursue for imagining a sort of (blissful, ultra positive) emotional utopia. Where alla species are free from suffering. Something he calls the: Pan Species Welfare State But I can understand that, because where there is no understanding of youth, aging, life and death there is only ...

Transcript of Aldous Huxley’s speech ‘The Ultimate Revolution’ at Cal Berkeley, 1962

The full transcript below or as a PDF to download.   Moderator: {garbled} Aldous Huxley, a renowned Essayist and Novelist who during the spring semester is residing at the university in his capacity of a Ford research professor. Mr Huxley has recently returned from a conference at the Institute for the study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara ...

Telepathy and mind control from the film ‘Brainstorm’

I just watched an almost forgotten sci-fi classic called Brainstorm. The story is about advanced research on telepathy and mind control that evolves into a secret black operation within the military industrial complex - code named Brainstorm. That's the setting where the main character, Michael Brace played by Christopher Walken, explores the rabbit hole in ...

Steps toward pre-birth genetic manipulation

There has been a lot of mentioning about the 3-parent way of producing children that was accepted in the U.K. First of all I don’t believe any of it is for the benefit for the parents nor the child that will come out. It is blatantly a way of making these genetic manipulation processes acceptable ...

Ex Machina and the threat of artificial intelligence

We've had some films about artificial intelligence and singularity from the past years like Automata, Transcendence, Her and so on - Ex Machina continues along that track. All these movies have the same undertones of a biological human being falling in love, in some sense, with an AI. For good or worse I won't be discussing ...

Dalai Lama on reincarnation and artificial intelligence

Here's some interesting viewpoints, coming straight from the highest source in Tibetan Buddhism, regarding artificial intelligence and reincarnation. If it's possible to upload/download the mind we're going to be in for a duplication and expansion of consciousness beyond our imagination. Perhaps all this was already regulated in the biological bodies we already have? That we ...

“Impossible” is an Incentive for Transhumanism

History says that everything thought impossible just meant someone will keep pushing it until it's done! Just a reminder of that "not-possible" mentality that is out there among people - everything can happen, the good and the bad. Here's a past short video on that + the music video mashup I did from Metropolis for the classic ...

Automata film review “When the dialogue stops”

The film offers no groundbreaking take or vision about the future of artificial intelligence. Yet films like Automata and Transcendence, keep the topic alive in the mainstream so to speak. Offering updates to the already established sci-fi visions of Terminator and Matrix (not to make the list longer). We need these cinematic and free thinking ...

Zager & Evans ‘In The Year 2525’ music video and lyrics

Here's a video I cut from the classic apocalyptic sci-fi film Metropolis for the very short sci-fi folk song In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans. I really found them fitting together in a transhumanism/Aldoush Huxley kind of way. What awaits at the end of singularity? If we ever get there? Thea von Harbou ...

There will be no reason to have a separation of A.I. and humans

In the coming age of super exponential technological and biological development humans will not just create A.I. We will merge with that from the start. If we look at the complex computer systems running our world today, we would have called them conscious 200 years ago? Would we? So when we look at the development ...

Transcendence film review – transhumanism and singularity

This film is interesting in its ideas and vision of the future, not as a film in it self. So I'll focus only on the visionary content of it, that really resonates with our possible future. Something that we have already seen in earlier films like Terminator, The Matrix and the Battlestar Galactica series. Everyone ...

The Inevitability of Singularity

There is an interesting connection between some religious and spiritual practices and the transhumanism movement - on where we come from and where we are destined to. The connection with today’s modern transhumanism is that all consciousness, mind, matter, time, space and simply everything is going to be connected. United in the Singularity that resonates ...

Battlestar Galactica has it all

Battlestar Galactica is really a modern mirror upon humanity and about all the aspects of it. Faith, religion, science, war, love, hate, forgiveness, revenge, hope and so on, and much more. One might look at it and fail to see the way the series deals with all this. For the untrained viewer it may seem ...