Dr. Ben Goertzel is a both a young pioneer and modern legend in AI, robotics, and transhumanism (site). He is the kind of down-to-earth-yet-occasionally-overly-optimistic cultstar scientist who is in fact making every effort to actually design humanity’s future.
A strongly recommended read, but to be fair, this piece is definitely geared more toward those with more than a passing interest in cultural & technology, AI, and robotics. That being said, however, if you’re really interested in the words of a man who is seriously considering what it means to be human after we begin designing ourselves, then you MUST READ!!
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June 15, 2011 AI, Artificial Intelligence, Brain, Cybernetics, Future Already Very Pending, Human Augmentation, Neurology, Prosthetics, Robot, Technology, Technology Law