“Minds are simply what brains do”, Marvin Minsky. The Society of Mind (1986). It is urgently necessary to adopt a spirit of amateur scientists that without fear -and with DIY (“do it yourself”) methodologies- fuels a journey with no return to the domain of new neuroscientific and biotechnologies techniques. The DIY spirit, together with popular […]Read More Neurosocial Empowerment for the Future.
Postgenderism is a social, political and cultural movement which argues that the presence of gender roles, social stratification, and cogno-physical disparities and differences are generally to the detriment of individuals and society. From this point of view gender is an arbitrary and unnecessary limitation on human potential, and foresee the elimination of involuntary biological and […]Read More Bodies and Personalities for a Postgender Future.
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our […]Read More Our task must be to free ourselves…
In this interesting article by Copyblogger we can read how Michael Grybko, neuroscience research scientist and engineer from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, defines creativity: “In science, we define ‘creativity’ as an idea that is novel, good, and useful. It’s a little broader than the Oxford Dictionary’s definition, where it’s just the ability […]Read More 21 Authentic Definitions of Creativity.
“I’m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future. Turing believes machines think Turing lies with men Therefore machines do not think” Excerpt from a letter by Alan Turing to his friend, and fellow mathematician, Norman Routledge (1952). (Picture: standard.co.uk).Read More Turing believes machines think.
Transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase. Transhumanism in a political sense is historically tied to many of the libertarian ideas of the Extropy Institute […]Read More Futurist Politics.
“How is it possible for a physical thing–a person, an animal, a robot–to extract knowledge of the world from perception and then exploit that knowledge in the guidance of successful action? That is a question with which philosophers have grappled for generations, but it could also be taken to be one of the defining questions […]Read More Artificial Intelligence is Philosophy.