articles tagged: transhumanism
world of weird things podcast: the nerd rapture
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the nerd rapture

The Singularity is the event in which humanity changes from sacks of meat to immortal AIs. It's also about as realistic as getting an admission letter to Hogwarts.

world of weird things podcast: how to live forever, maybe
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how to live forever, maybe

Humans have spent millenia looking for a fountain of youth or a recipe for immortality. Why have we been failing? And is there anything we can do to make death optional?

why we can’t bring you back from the dead with a computer
# tech

why we can’t bring you back from the dead with a computer

A dive into the limitations of using an artificial neural network to reanimate yourself inside a computer.

one half of a debate
# tech

one half of a debate

Neither Ray Kurzweil or Jaron Lanier seem to lack imagination as to what jobs computers could do. So why are they so uncreative when it comes to coming up with ideas for humans working alongside AI?

why we’re just not ready for a hivemind
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why we’re just not ready for a hivemind

We evolved to be social animals that live in close-knit communities. But sharing minds via brain implants with our fellow humans may be far too much for us right now.

why you shouldn’t bet on digital immortality
# tech

why you shouldn’t bet on digital immortality

People are trying to scan their brains into computers neuron by neuron to continue life as machines.

pop sci eugenics, now with good intentions
# science

pop sci eugenics, now with good intentions

No matter how good the intentions, designing the babies of a future generations is simply not going to work in the long term.

when a mad genius takes on the singularity
# oddities

when a mad genius takes on the singularity

Dr. Steel is all in for The Singularity in a promo for a new single by the same name.

turning humans into digital vapor, revisited
# tech

turning humans into digital vapor, revisited

Tron's human/computer gateway certainly seems cool, but it's going to be pretty much impossible to build, ever.

the singularity makes it to prime time tv. sort of.
# tech

the singularity makes it to prime time tv. sort of.

While the Singularity Institute is celebrating their vision on a mainstream sitcom, it's actually become a punchline...

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