The Technology of Two Worlds in Action

Greek philosopher Plato once devised a metaphysical thought construct known as the ‘Theory of Forms,’ or as others today like calling it, ‘Two Worlds’. This thought construct was meant as an attempt to explain both objective and subjective visualizations of reality – the material world and the world of forms. Strangely, however, according to Plato’s…

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Synthetic Bio-Bots Take Their First Steps

Swimming like spermatozoa, researchers and engineers at the University of Illinois breathed life into a synthetic bio-bot that self-propels through the contraction of cultured heart cells known as cardiomyocytes. Modeled after single-celled organisms, these bio-bots consist of a long flagella-like tail made up of flexible polymer, alongside a short head by its end that is…

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Ready for an Artificial Brain?

“What’s on your mind?” asks Facebook. Above the question asks whether I’d like to “Add Photos/Video,” and below it asks if I’d like to include other people within my vicinity, my current location, and how my emotional state is during this thought process. Most importantly, though, it asks whether I’d like to share this thought…

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The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part two)

To simply “download” everything within your brain and upload it into an artificial brain, physical continuity (see Part 1) is being replicated, not maintained. Essentially you’d be partaking in a really cool process of cloning. That’s it. Think of Lieutenant Commander Data and his brother Lore from the Star Trek universe (ignoring, of course, your…

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Cyborgs Are Invading the FIFA World Cup!

Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager, predicted that soon there’ll be a Transhumanist Olympics, comparing its competitors with “our Prometheuses carrying the torch from Mount Olympus.” I believe he may be correct, and by June of this year, the world will witness the first steps in achieving it. The FIFA World Cup will reportedly…

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Budgee: The Robo-Handler We’ve All Been Waiting For

In 1937, the very first shopping cart was invented by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City. The intent was to simplify and assist the customer experience. Before the shopping cart, there were only hand-held baskets. Today, thanks to Five Elements Robotics, the very first robo-handler has arrived. Budgee is…

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The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part one)

During our current technological age of the 21st century, topics like robotics, AI, mind uploading, and indefinite life extension are no longer topics of science-fiction, but rather of science-facts and possibilities. The most common one being heavily debated at the current moment is mind uploading. Once we’re able to artificially replicate the human brain, and…

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How Sensors Will Save Us

Thousands of people die every year due to drunk driving. It’s a statistic that’s both appalling and frightening. We all like to party, but then when the party’s over, many still refuse to recognize the danger they not only put themselves in, but others as well when they choose to drive while mentally impaired. Thankfully…

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