Non-Destructive Uploading: A Paradox

Transhumanism may well be on the road to victory, at least judging by some indirect measures of social influence, such as the increasing number of celebrities coming out in support for cyronic preservation and future resurrection, or the prevalence of the memeset across media. If you are advancing into that age at which your annual chance…

Transhumanism Has Won

February 2010 must be the date that Transhumanism won: when the Black Eyed Peas made a Transhumanist rap video about nothing less than automating away their own jobs and a very robotic future.

Overdue Update

I need to somehow enforce a mental pre-committment to blog daily.  It’s been almost half a year and I have a huge backlog of thoughts I would like to commit to permanent long term storage. Thus, a commitment plan to some upcoming future posts:  In October/November of last year(2010), I researched VR HMDs and explored the idea…

Fast Minds and Slow Computers

The long term future may be absurd and difficult to predict in particulars, but much can happen in the short term. Engineering itself is the practice of focused short term prediction; optimizing some small subset of future pattern-space for fun and profit. Let us then engage in a bit of speculative engineering and consider a potential…