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Nov 1, 2020

Eminem — Rap God (Explicit) [Official Video]

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Transhuman related and entertaining.

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Oct 27, 2020

Nice! This pianist lost the ability to play after suffering nerve damage on his hands

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

But a pair of bionic gloves now allows him to live his passion again.

Cool! 😃

After being unable to play for more than 20 years, a special pair of bionic gloves gave Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins the chance to relive his passion once again. ❤️ (🎥 : @maestrojoaocarlosmartins)

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Oct 19, 2020

Drugs in Sport — Just Say “Yes!”

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Once again the use of performance enhancing substances have made the news, this time with the finger again pointed at the Russians, accusing them of “state sponsored cheating”.

This issue intersects with core beliefs Transhumanism:

Oct 16, 2020

Maverick Life: Who wants to live forever? (The immortal hydra already does)

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“Who are we? What are we composed of? What is matter? What does matter? Is the body just a vessel with an expiration date?” asks American rapper GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, in Liquid Science, the show about science and imagination he hosts on Red Bull TV. In this episode, GZA is on a “quest to understand the human desire to live forever”.

Trying to find answers to such questions is nothing new. In an opinion piece for the Washington Post titled ‘‘Transhumanist’ eternal life? No thanks, I’d rather learn not to fear death’, Arthur C Brooks explains that, back in the fifth century before Christ, Greek historian Herodotus wrote about “a race of people in northern Africa who, according to local lore, never seemed to age”.

Eternal youth and immortality have always fascinated humanity, but we’ve not had much success finding them. Until now.

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Oct 13, 2020

Columbia Professor: There’s a 50% Chance We’re Living in a Simulation

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Are we in a simulation?

In an influential 2003 paper, University of Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom laid out the possibility that our reality is a computer simulation dreamed up by a highly advanced civilization. In the paper, he argued that at least one of three propositions must be true:

  1. Civilizations usually go extinct before developing the capability of creating reality simulations.
  2. Advanced civilizations usually have no interest in creating reality simulations.
  3. We’re almost certainly living inside a computer simulation.

Oct 9, 2020

Can we resurrect the dead? Researchers catalogue potential future methods

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension, time travel, transhumanism

Alexey Turchin and Maxim Chernyakov, researchers belonging to the transhumanism movement, wrote a paper outlining the main ways technology might someday make resurrection possible.

From cryonics to time travel, here are some of the (highly speculative) methods that might someday be used to bring people back to life.

Oct 5, 2020

Futurist Neologisms You Should Know As We Enter the Cybernetic Era

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Terms such as ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or ‘Neurotechnology’ were new some time not so long ago. We can’t evolve faster than our language does. We think in concepts and evolution itself is a linguistic, code-theoretic process. Do yourself a humongous favor, look over these 33 transhumanist neologisms. Here’s a fairly comprehensive glossary of thirty three newly-introduced concepts and terms from The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution by Russian-Amer… See More.

Oct 4, 2020

WHO’s Decade of Healthy Aging: Country Spotlight

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TODAY (Oct 4th) the USTP is holding a special pre-RAADFest Enlightenment Salon at 7 a.m. PST / 10 am EST with Gabor Kiss, CEO of ENVIENTA, to discuss ways to empower contributors to open-source projects and accelerate development of practical transhumanist technologies.

Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador, interviews Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil (ILC-Brazil).

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Oct 3, 2020

Artificial Hearts 🖤: The Road To Future Humans

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Researchers in Israel have been able to 3D Print an artificial heart. Within the 2020s decade, we may see working versions implanted in humans.

What do you think about a future where we can 3D Print body organs & parts?

#Iconickelx #Transhumanism #Future

Oct 3, 2020

The Road to Human 2.0

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, computing, genetics, life extension, nanotechnology, neuroscience, transhumanism

In the coming 2020s, the world of medical science will make some significant breakthroughs. Through brain implants, we will have the capability to restore lost memories.

~ The 2020s will provide us with the computer power to make the first complete human brain simulation. Exponential growth in computation and data will make it possible to form accurate models of every part of the human brain and its 100 billion neurons.

~ The prototype of the human heart was 3D printed in 2019. By the mid- 2020s, customized 3D- printing of major human body organs will become possible. In the coming decades, more and more of the 78 organs in the human body will become printable.

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