Views On Genomic Engineering In The US

A 2016 study, US Public Wary Of Biomedical Technologies To 'Enhance' Human Abilities by Cary Funk, Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Sciupac of the Pew Research Center, reveals that the US public are more concerned than positively excited at the prospect of biomedical technologies which are meant to enhance the human-soma capability (such as synthetic blood,… Continue reading Views On Genomic Engineering In The US

He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

He Jiankui, associate professor at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science (南方科技大学) and Technology of China, made headlines for announcing that he had successfully genetically modified two human twins for HIV resistance. His claim has yet to be verified --- as his work was not published in a peer-reviewed journal --- but caused a firestorm of… Continue reading He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

A Chinese researcher named He Jiankui of Shenzhen has recently released a video via Youtube wherein he declares that twin girls Lulu and Nana (pseudonyms to protect their identity) whose father was HIV positive and whose genes the Chinese scientist edited for increased resistance, "came crying into the world a few weeks ago," and that… Continue reading Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

Expanding The Technological Register – Notes on Lewis’ Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity: Reframing Transhumanism Through Postphenomenology

Notes On Lewis'_Hello Anthropocene_Goodbye Humanity In his Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity, post-phenomenologist, Richard S. Lewis delves into the antagonism between the mutually exclusive philosophies of transhumanism and bioconservatism. He lays out six philosophers representative of each camp; the transhumanists: Bostrom, Kurzweil and Moravec; and the biocons: Fukuyama, Habermas and Sandel. Lewis notes that each group… Continue reading Expanding The Technological Register – Notes on Lewis’ Hello Anthropocene, Goodbye Humanity: Reframing Transhumanism Through Postphenomenology

Texni Circular, 9/28/18

Presented below is a collection of individuals --- past and present --- who have made significant contributions to the knowledge pool (directly or indirectly) of human suzerainty and whose works are, for this reason, worthy of further attention and study. Aaron Traywick (1989-2018) --- Founder of Ascendance Biomedical. A prominent life-extension activist. Sought to democratize… Continue reading Texni Circular, 9/28/18