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Dec 22, 2021

UN talks adjourn without deal to regulate ‘killer robots’

Posted by in categories: drones, geopolitics, governance, robotics/AI, treaties

In Machinia, Damon learns that the robot uprising was the result of the weapons of war simply refusing to wage war. In the article that follows, the UN is already very concerned about autonomous weapons being deployed that do not require human governance. #war, #UN


GENEVA — Countries taking part in UN talks on autonomous weapons stopped short of launching negotiations on an international treaty to govern their use, instead agreeing merely to continue discussions.

The International Committee of the Red Cross and several NGOs had been pushing for negotiators to begin work on an international treaty that would establish legally-binding new rules on the machine-operated weapons.

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Dec 18, 2021

A global model for tackling space sustainability and safety

Posted by in categories: business, geopolitics, military, satellites, sustainability, treaties

For more than 50 years, near space has been viewed as a vast resource to exploit with few limits. In reality, near space is a very scarce resource. While international agreements such as the Outer Space Treaty and the Registration Convention take steps to protect this precious resource, no single global body is responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability and safety of near space.

The current surge in the exploitation of outer space means that this lack of a global framework for space sustainability must be addressed immediately, or it will be too late; near space will be cluttered and unrecoverable. We are seeing increased use of near space for tourism and other business ventures and the deployment of megaconstellations comprising tens to hundreds of thousands of satellites. And this is just the start. Last month, we witnessed a Russian anti-satellite test that left portions of near space cluttered with orbital debris. Failure to implement a global framework with an enforcement mechanism for space sustainability could severely impact the ability to fully utilize the resource in the near future.

Today near space activities are subject to disparate space sustainability requirements, generally reliant on the requirements of the object’s launching state or conditions imposed by countries in which entities have market access. Some countries have developed well-crafted requirements for at least some space objects, but others have not. In addition, except for the items covered in existing treaties, like launching state liability, there is almost no harmonization on requirements, which further jeopardizes space sustainability.

Oct 30, 2021

‘Yeah, we’re spooked’: AI starting to have big real-world impact, says expert

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, military, robotics/AI, treaties

A scientist who wrote a leading textbook on artificial intelligence has said experts are “spooked” by their own success in the field, comparing the advance of AI to the development of the atom bomb.

Prof Stuart Russell, the founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley, said most experts believed that machines more intelligent than humans would be developed this century, and he called for international treaties to regulate the development of the technology.

Oct 22, 2021

China Tested A Fractional Orbital Bombardment System That Uses A Hypersonic Glide Vehicle: Report

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, military, space, treaties

That layer would be absolutely essential in trying to defend against a FOBS, that is if a defense at all is actually feasible or even strategically sound. We are not talking about a rogue state here with a few advanced ballistic missiles. China would be able to deploy dozens or even hundreds of these at once. At a certain point, kinetic defenses against such a capability become a losing proposition and a very costly one at that.

Still, this was an early test aboard a full-on rocket used for traditional space access missions. It will take China some time to perfect such a system and package it in a quickly deployable militarized configuration. Major thermal and ablative issues also must be overcome, among others, but it’s not like China hasn’t been working diligently in the hypersonic boost-glide vehicle realm for many years.

Regardless, if this report ends up being fully accurate, one thing is likely: New calls for hugely expensive missile defense capabilities will be ringing loud and often on Capitol Hill, as well as demands to do whatever possible to bring China to the bargaining table in hopes of obtaining some type of strategic arms limitation treaty.

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Sep 11, 2021

#TransVision Future Summit 2021 • Welcome to Madrid 8 — 12 October • Dinners & UNESCO site tours

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryonics, geopolitics, life extension, lifeboat, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

Check out our second promo for #transvision #future Summit 2021 (#madrid Oct. 8 — 12), featuring the optional dinner/cocktails we are scheduling, and 2 full-day #tours of several #unescoworldheritage sites and historical places near Madrid: Segovia, Ávila, Monsaterio de El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen on Oct. 11 and Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez & Toledo on Oct. 12. It’s going to be espectacular! You don’t wanna miss those, so get your tickets now! 😊 Get your tickets here -> www.TransVisionMadrid.com.

The event itself will be a lot of fun, so make sure to register to come to Madrid in person, or to watch it via streaming (at a reduced price). There will be talks about #longevity #artificialintelligence #cryonics and much much more.

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Jul 22, 2021

#TransVision Future Summit 2021 — Promo 1 (English)

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryonics, geopolitics, lifeboat, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, space travel, transhumanism

Check out our new promo for #transvision #future Summit 2021! Get your tickets! -> www.TransVisionMadrid.com There will be talks about #longevity #artificialintelligence #cryonics and much much more. You will also be able to network with speakers and attendees during 5 optional dinner/cocktails, and 2 tours of several UNESCO heritage sites and historical places: Ávila, Segovia, Monsaterio de El Escorial, Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen), Aranjuez & Toledo.

Humanity Plus Humanity Plus Humanity Plus Magazine MUTISHAN Interactive Vivian Francos #SEOHashtag Alcor Life Extension Foundation Cryonics Institute Cryonics Institute SENS Research Foundation SENS Research Foundation Posthuman Network Posthuman Network Cryonics4U Longevity Conferences Longevity for All U.S. Transhumanist Party Transhumanist Party Australia Transhumanist Party Virtual Rational Transhumanism Singularity University Ray Kurzweil Singularity Singularity Hub Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity Singularity Network Transhumanismo Brasil Transhumanismo Brasil TRANSHUMANISMO Christian Transhumanist Association Mormon Transhumanist Association SingularityNET Singularitarianism Foresight Institute Lifeboat Foundation Lifeboat Foundation Machine Intelligence Research Institute KrioRus The Hedonistic Imperative — Paradise Engineering.

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Jun 26, 2021

Russia and China are racing to beat NASA back to the Moon

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, space travel, treaties

A new space race is now underway.


In both cases, the language is an attempt to call forth the spirit of the Outer Space Treaty. However, as many critics have stated, the Artemis Accords suffer from the fact that they are tied to a specific space agency and program. This was certainly the basis of Rogozin and Russia’s resistance when the Accords were first announced, hence why Russia and China have come together to do the same.

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May 30, 2021

U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Enlightenment Salon with Ryan O’Shea — May 30, 2021

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, ethics, geopolitics, health, robotics/AI, space, transhumanism

Today, Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, join us for a U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Enlightenment Salon with Ryan O’Shea, as we discuss the state of the transhumanist movement, life-extension advocacy, biohacking, Ryan’s Future Grind podcast, and more!

Watch on YouTube here:. You will be able to post questions and comments in the live YouTube chat.

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May 26, 2021

How to Avoid a Cosmic Catastrophe

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, space travel, treaties

An interstellar treaty with other advanced civilizations could stave off death by domain wall.

Apr 17, 2021

U.S. Army Announced New Drone Swarm Would Be A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

Posted by in categories: drones, geopolitics, treaties

‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ is a term used in arms-control circles signifying something capable of damage on a large scale and subject to international treaties. Analyst Zak Kallenborn argues in a recent study for the U.S. Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies that some types of drone swarm would count as WMD. The argument might seem like the theoretical arms control equivalent of angels dancing on the head of a pin — except that the U.S. Army is working on a lethal swarm which fits Kallenborn’s description. Watch the video for more: https://youtu.be/KLmmPnMvwNY

The massive THANKS YOU to everyone for watching and all of your support!

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