Category Archives: Future

Enhancement of Human Intelligence

Making humans smarter will involve combinations of gene therapies, brain prostheses, in situ regenerative techniques (using stem cells, growth factors, etc), advanced nootropic drugs, etc., and techniques still to be discovered. CRISPR-Cas9 is a relatively new technology for editing genomes. … Continue reading

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Passion, Curiosity, Imagination, Grit, Thinking Skills

Advice on Child-Raising from Peter Diamandis Physician Peter Diamandis is best known for his involvement in futuristic projects such as X Prize, Planetary Resources, and Singularity University. He is the co-author of the books: Abundance, the Future is Better than … Continue reading

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Disruptive Emerging Innovation: Making Government Superfluous

Making Government Superfluous: Emerging Disruptive Innovation Many “futurists” and technology observers often fall for “Gee Whiz!” technologies, which all too suddenly fall into the “so what?” category. Most new consumer electronics fads, for example, tend to follow that pattern. This … Continue reading

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Futurisms

The Seasteading Institute is moving ahead into the second phase of its project to build a working residential seastead: A coastal nation may be interested in offering to host a floating community in their territorial waters and allow substantial political … Continue reading

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Kill Them All?

Fraud is an integral part of the way science is organised today.__ Scientific Fraud and the Power Structure of Science The human future depends upon the integrity of science. Those who threaten the integrity of science, threaten the human future. … Continue reading

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Coming Boom in Cis-Lunar Space Economy

Humans need a challenge — a frontier — to master. In the absence of tangible challenges, humans will turn to war — or they will turn inward, worrying about vanishingly unlikely dangers such as climate apocalypse, peak oil Armageddon, overpopulation … Continue reading

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Printing a Bridge to the 22nd Century

The End of Government as We Know It What will atomic-level 3D printing mean? The end of poverty The creation of abundance & utopia The end of crime through the removal of greed End of financial and resource driven wars … Continue reading

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Brave New Marriage: Homo, Robo, Mono, Poly

What Is Marriage? The first paragraph in the excerpt below contains the crux of the matter. “A widely recognised legal contract between “spouses” that establishes rights and obligations between them and between them and their children . . .” Marriage, … Continue reading

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Living High

Brian Wang has a recent article updating the quest of China’s Broad Group to build the world’s highest tower of 838 metres, over a time period of only 6 months. It looks as if the Sky City project may actually … Continue reading

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How Long Before We Can Print a Human Brain in 3-D?

The human brain is an intricately complex organ — perhaps the most complex single structure in the universe. Today, human brains simply “make themselves” in the course of human development. But what if we could print exact working “replicas” of … Continue reading

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Good Elon, Bad Elon: A Tale of Two Elons

MUSK: And — you know I wasn’t born in America — I got here as fast as I could Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈiːlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor.[7][8][9][10][11] He is … Continue reading

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Mystery Fusion Company Uses Confined Plasma + Ion Beam Injection: Shape of Things to Come?

Publishing little and with no website, but apparently sitting on a cash pile in the hundreds of millions, the [mysterious] Foothill Ranch, California–based company has been the subject of intense curiosity and speculation … last month Tri Alpha lifted the … Continue reading

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Cyborgs, Slaves, and Superfluous Humans

Within the next 200 years, humans will have become so merged with technology that [some of us will] have evolved into “God-like cyborgs”, according to Yuval Noah Harari . . . . . . Many researchers believe that we’ve already … Continue reading

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Superbabies are On Their Way

Eugenics is the process of helping a genome to create stronger, more capable, more robustly resilient and adaptable animals. As such, it is the opposite of dysgenics, the dominant modern genetic trend of doom. More on the dysgenic population cycle … Continue reading

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The Art of Peacefully Overthrowing Governments

Peaceful overthrow of an established government is an art, not a science. If you want to bring about a kindly revolution, you must know the nation and its people intimately, and act accordingly. When the government of Iceland was peacefully … Continue reading

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Growing the Master Race

The fear is that germ-line engineering is a path toward a dystopia of superpeople and designer babies for those who can afford it… _MIT Technology Review If germ-line engineering becomes part of medical practice, it could lead to transformative changes … Continue reading

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Death is Optional and Humans are Superfluous

If a country, if a people, today are left behind, they will never get a second chance, especially because cheap labor will count for nothing. Once you know how to produce bodies and brains and minds, cheap labor in Africa … Continue reading

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Hopeful News for Russia and Africa

Unless the more advanced world can devise solutions, the people of Africa, Russia, and other “falling behind” nations are doomed to suffer untold hardship and decline from infectious diseases such as HIV. Africa was the source of HIV, but Russia … Continue reading

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Radical Abundance vs. Decline and Collapse

You Are Not Likely to Starve Unless you live under a corrupt and incompetent government in Africa or a cruel dictatorship in North Korea, you are unlikely to starve to death. An abundant global excess of food is produced every … Continue reading

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Meet the Organoids: Growing Human Organs in a Dish

As Madeline Lancaster lifts a clear plastic dish into the light, roughly a dozen clumps of tissue the size of small baroque pearls bob in a peach-­colored liquid. These are cerebral organoids, which possess certain features of a human brain … Continue reading

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Governments: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Kill Them

Some countries allow more freedom and opportunity for their citizens and residents than others. Some nations are more prosperous and welcoming than others. By observing the flow of talented and ambitious emigrants and immigrants, one can get a general measurement … Continue reading

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On This New Year’s, Remember: Forecasts are Almost Always Wrong

The economist-philosopher F.A. Hayek warned about “the limits of knowledge” and the “fatal conceit” exhibited by so many “experts.” The communists and socialists claimed that they could allocate resources and income better than markets. These false claims ultimately destroyed the … Continue reading

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Strategic Forecasting

What is Strategic Forecasting? Strategic Forecasting is a tool used by organisations to develop and support strategies for the future. More Strategic forecasting on a national and international level is performed by independent organisations such as Stratfor, and by governments … Continue reading

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What Would a Rational Society Do With Its “Elite Overproduction?”

“elite overproduction” … refers to a growing class of elites who are competing for a limited number of elite positions, such as political appointments. __Klint Finley in Wired Magazine Elite overproduction also refers to tenured professorships at elite universities, “thinktank” … Continue reading

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Past, Present, Future: Our Hidden Puppet Strings

We move through our present lives largely unaware of how strongly we are affected and controlled by our subconscious images of past and future. Imaginations of the future and memories of the past can affect us in the present in … Continue reading

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