Nov 152012
Ray Kurzweil's "How to Create a Mind" available through

The incomparable futurist, inventor, entrepreneur, and popularizer of Singularity Theory and artificial intelligence studies has today published his latest work. This is basically required reading, and it’s available through Anthrobotic!

Oct 262012
Today, a Young Man on Acid Realized that all Matter is Merely Energy Condensed to a...

With quantum mechanics, pixelation of the universe, and some supremely annoying probability, seems reality might be a computer simulation, and God might be an intensely needy supermind playing the latest release of “Semi-Conscious Hairless Primates.”

Sep 082012
The Recurring Parable of the AWOL Android

When we see the clean, cold, precise cognition of a difference machine suddenly go all batshit rogue PMS, an executive-level narcissism kicks into gear. So let’s consider the duality of valuing sentient life, yet being totally willing to murder its ass for the “right” reasons.

Jul 312012
TRANSHUMANISM TEST PILOTS: 576 Pixels is 576 Times Better than Blind (GALLERY)

A new device gives the blind 576 pixels of vision, and that’s awesome. But this and other developments herald the infancy of something much more profound: Having your healthy, functional eyes removed and replaced with something far better. HOT DAMN!

Feb 292012
Transhumanism Test Pilots: Fly-by-Tongue

The primitive yet practically necessary prosthetics and human augmentation implements of today could easily evolve into the voluntary upgrades of tomorrow. Here’s a very good example of human body as input device.

Feb 212012
DARPA’s James Cameron Mashup: Unsurprising, but Existentially Bananas

Predators and Packbots already function as primitive avatars for pilots and bomb squads, and DARPA’s new Avatar project aims to turn up the resolution. Delineating the consciousness container could get trickier…