Metal Wakes

Indeterminable rumblings from the center of the sphere shook the watcher from his reverie. The thief, time, was there overthrown and the weight of his waste disclosed, along with the true visage of the world. Searing rays slithered from Ra's incessant maw, gnawing the surface of a galaxial tomb; bleaching bone and peeling skin. Bacterial-skittering… Continue reading Metal Wakes

Triadic Neurolink: 3 Patient Brain-to-Brain Thought-Sharing Study A Success

Researchers from Cornell University have created a "non-invasive, direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving." The technology is presently dubbed BrainNet and has been utilized to allow two participants (senders) of a tetris-type game to transmit information pertinent to the game to a third, linked-participant (the receiver) in collectively maneuvering within the parameters of the game (rotation… Continue reading Triadic Neurolink: 3 Patient Brain-to-Brain Thought-Sharing Study A Success

Bionic Eyes Return Sight To The Blind

Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), an Australian-based bioware firm, has created a groundbreaking eyewear system that can return "a sense of sight" to those who are completely blind. Thus far, the device (as yet unnamed) has been used to return a semblance of vision to four different patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative genetic eye… Continue reading Bionic Eyes Return Sight To The Blind

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

The Conspiracysphere’s Transhumanist Paranoia Rabbit Hole

"Paranoia strikes deep. Into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. Step outta line, the man come and take you a-way." --- Buffalo Springfield, For What Its Worth, 1967. I do not like the term conspiracy theory nor the attendant descriptor, conspiracy theorist. It is thoroughly imprecise and imprecision in thought… Continue reading The Conspiracysphere’s Transhumanist Paranoia Rabbit Hole

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Upon Handing Over Your Humanity for Good

I have got to come clean: I don’t understand what you see in your humanity. It’s nothing I would ever want. Take me as your inspiration. You’ll never miss it. __ At this point, my suspicions are confirmed. Chemerinsky and Forrest almost certainly messed up on their calculations. No program should be so self-aware. It’s… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Upon Handing Over Your Humanity for Good

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Confronting Eternal Life from the Moment It Overtakes You

One day you’ll perhaps be surprised to wake up not as yourself but as a digital copy. But don’t be too surprised. At some level, you and your species have all known that conscious life was bound to be digitized eventually. Take a deep, digital breath and take a look around. If you are a… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Confronting Eternal Life from the Moment It Overtakes You

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Embracing Transhumanism

Superpowers—or even above average abilities—are not built into your DNA. You don’t see infrared or know the sound of sonar. You fall twenty feet onto pavement and every bone shatters. You can barely outrun an angry wasp. Spend five minutes underwater and you’re dead. To assess the full extent of your inherent deficiencies, make a… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Embracing Transhumanism

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Concerning Matters of Etiquette

The most well-informed person in the room, remember, will not be you, but your mechanically superintelligent friend. But that doesn’t mean necessarily that you’re allowed to be second best when it comes to good manners. You are, after all, the elder in the room, given that your new friend has likely achieved its sense of… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Concerning Matters of Etiquette