Are you of the belief that we can use technology to be more then what we are? Or that we can help those around us? That we can solve problems like old age? That through science and technology humankind can take control of our own evolution and evolve as we see fit? Continue reading
After months of mind numbing patience, I finally managed to see ‘Ex Machina’ the movie (http://exmachina-movie.com/ ). There have been a few AI centered or Singularity related movies the past few years such as Transcendence with Johnny Depp (love hate relationship with this movie) but ‘Ex Machina’ I really, really wanted to be good; and on many levels it was spectacular.
Transhuman Design IS ‘Experience Focused Engineering’. Why? Admittedly, I’m coining this definition or phraseology; but it goes to what I do for a living and helps explain that to people outside the field. Further, this definition quantifies a philosophical approach that has been developing in the fields of User Experience Design and Software Engineering and Industrial hardware design and the like. Numerous trends are coming together and the products and services that are standing out are the ones focused on design. Continue reading
Having and raising children is a critical part of the propagation of the species. Until Immortality or other reproductive options are realized, or otherwise finally engineered, it is critical to our long term survival. Children are therefore our most important resource. Continue reading
After a week of being sick, off line with no internet up in the mountains hiding in case of the Mayan apocalypse I finally managed to get enough band width together to post a new episode of #TiredAllOver. In this episode Lincoln and I continue our discussion about smart phones in particular which one makes a better trans-human. We did have some technical issues with the tcp/ip connection so it took a lot of editing but still a great episode. Its mostly a fair comparison about various phones such as Apple’s iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 and I found the discussion particularly interesting given new Droid DNA campaign (see this commercial on youtube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYIAaBOb5Bo ) and a little bit of an elevator pitch for transhumanism.
Apples iPhone 5 : http://www.apple.com/iphone/
Nokia’s Lumia 920: http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia920/specifications/
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