Here’s a video with some thoughts about the possibility that CRISPR and all the genetic biotech whatever it may be called, will be the future of weapons of mass destruction. Delicate annihilation weapons used for vast amounts of people,
As long as we can survive and thrive somewhat as a human society, we will develop more and more complex robots. Industrial efficiency, medical diagnosing and general private use are some of the areas where robots will help us out.
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.
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 –
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?
When technology optimists talk about the unemployment and obsolete human workforce they regard it as a fear, just like the one in the 19th century, for which they answer ”Look! It turned out great didn’t it?”.
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,
The computer simulation theory can only be natural in a fractal universe/multiverse theory. In that endless explanation we would have computer simulation within computer simulations, where one universe is created by another and none of them dwells in the ultimate reality.
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 –
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.
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.
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 –
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.
The other day I was at my parents place and my father was watching a documentary as he does a lot, and as I did with him as a boy. The topic was the British SAS forces in Northern Africa.
The next 10 years will see a quality shift in the quality of commercial satellite images available. The company Digital Globe has through lobbying made the U.S. government relax their limits from 50cm to 25cm opening up to upcoming super improvement of satellite image quality.
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.