Inverting a Techno-Political Trope (Part One)

Inverting a Techno-Political Trope: On The Hubris of Neo-Luddis [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1118334310″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XPWt-Jr0L._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]One of the most common tropes one finds recurring throughout rhetoric that is critical of Transhumanism (the belief that it is possible and desirable to improve the human condition via science and technology) and Technoprogressivism (the belief that it is…

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Intellectual Orgasm: The New Digital Impulse

Intellectual Orgasm could be viewed as the new digital impulse to procreate advanced memes and to spread our cognitive DNA. It is this new “Trans-Sapien” drive that urges us to create more complex intellectual foreplay. We send pictures, texts and tweets of intellectual enlightenment. The digital universe is not a passive place. We are constantly…

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We Are Only Transhuman

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jsHv4czvL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]We are all transhuman. The transhumanism spectrum varies in magnitude, and so does the way that the transhuman philosophy is implemented in the lives of the common man. To help us better understand why we are all transhuman, and why most of the human species has already disposed of…

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Wearable Technology: Bend it, Wash it, Wear it

At the 2013 Wearable Technology Conference in San Francisco, Google Glass is already old news. That may seem surprising since most people have never tried one on yet. However, to the hundreds of engineers and executives that crowded Fort Mason’s conference center this week, the question on everyone’s mind was: What’s really new? The answers…

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The Transhumanist Quest For Immortal Love

The [easyazon-link asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us”]transhumanist[/easyazon-link] quest is not just about becoming immortal; it’s about never losing the ones you love. Some have faith that our loved ones are on the other side waiting for a heavenly reunion. However, there is no evidence to be rationalized, and this causes such cognitive stress. Ernest Becker claims it is the…

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Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan has written a very powerful book called The Transhumanist Wager. For anyone interested in the future of humanity (umm… that should be all of you) this is a must read.  SERIOUS WONDER asked Zoltan what he hopes to accomplish with this book and what he has in mind for the future.  [easyazon-image align=”left”…

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Utopia Hank Pellissier

Utopia – Hank Pellissier – Serious Wonder Radio #43

Can we create utopia? Is it possible for technology to rid us of pain and suffering? Serious Wonder host GRAY SCOTT talks with HANK PELLISSIER about his book Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era. Hank Pellissier is the author of Invent Utopia Now: Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era and Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi…

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