We need you! To Make a Difference in Transhumanism…

030011dcAre 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

Ex Machina Movie Review

version1After 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.

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Seasteading Institute Reality TV Show

If its one thing that I appreciate is real work action and results, not all this internet talk… when it comes to the real world the Seasteading Institute is actually doing something.  please check it out and help where you can.

The Seasteading Institute is consulting with a new unscripted television series for a major cable network. The show is seeking a variety of experts and survivalists ready to create a new community on the ocean while building, engineering, and rehabbing residential quarters. If you have what it takes to survive challenging weather and sea conditions, if you have a yearning desire to experiment with ocean-based technologies, if you can bring a skill set that will add to the sea-villages development, then this is an opportunity for you.

If interested, email casting@optomenusa.com and please CC: info@seasteading.org by March 1, 2015 with:
• Your name and age
• A brief bio about your interest in seasteading and why you’d like to participate in the program
• The skills you could bring to this new society (survival, engineering, scientific, homesteading, environmental, etc.)
• A clear photograph
• Any video links or youtube channels you may have Break a sea-leg, The Seasteading Institute

Please make a donation and support our efforts to develop the first politically autonomous floating city by 2020.

See http://www.seasteading.org/?intro=close for more detail

Transhuman Design – Experience Focused Engineering

Perfection-945x536Transhuman 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

Strategies for Raising Children and Preserving Deep Thinking Skills

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

Introducing the Singularity Index – A Market Index focused on the Companies helping drive us towards Singularity

Introducing the Singularity Index. The Singularity Index (also referred to as the SI) is part of a statistical approach to looking at market trends, as it relates to relative motion in the market, towards or away from ‘Singularity’.

As the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for one of the fastest growing companies in America (according to Fortune 500 Magazine), a big part of my job is following trends and predicting industry trends up to about 5 years out9. To help me do my job, for well over the past 10 years, I’ve worked out a process that has helped predict trends such as the emergence of the high end slates; which, in part, has been through statistical analysis and this has been a great tool for me in being fairly accurate. As the technology around the components that go into making the ‘Singularity’ (as defined later on in this article) real become more and more important to business, it has become an interesting tool, if nothing else, for looking at where we are going. Continue reading

Life Boat Foundation

Lifeboat Foundation

Lifeboat Foundation

What? is this a society for protecting the rights of life boats every where or is this just some silliness for people that collect life boats? and why do we care again?  Well here is a little about the group:

“The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.

Lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to  defend humanity, including new methods to combat viruses (such as RNA interference and new vaccine methods), effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space  colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.”

and why is it here? Well as it turns out I’m on several of the advisory boards (Futurest Board, Human Trajectories Board and Information Sciences Board),  and if you care about the above check it out:

http://lifeboat.com/ex/main

Special Edition: Vote DavidJKelley for Humanity Plus Board of Directors

meme2.smallSeeing as its my podcast I figure a nice shameless plug (in the form of this special edition podcast) is in order for any one out there that is a member of H+ and why they should vote me in as a member of the board of directors in the upcoming election.  Besides the fact that I have the most real world practical experience, the most money, the most resources, my own full time staff and the most passion; the really important point is when I do something I actually do it (unlike the bulk of tranhumanity as a demographic, which is some what dubious to call it a single demographic as pointed out by the demographic study linked below).  If you want to see H+ actually do something for real then I have a proven track record of motivation, persistence and execution.  Vote David J Kelley (and listen to this special edition Podcast below)…

the aforementioned demographic study on Transhumanism:

http://transhumanity.net/articles/entry/understanding-the-transhumanist-demographic

and if you have completely no idea of what I’m talking about check it out here:

http://humanityplus.org/

all the other candidate statements are here:

http://humanityplus.org/news-events/2013-election-candidate-statements/

Episode 3: For the Love of Technology, User Experience and Transhumanism

In this episode we talk about the love of technology, user experience and transhumanism and why its all interconnected at least in my own personal psychosis.

To learn more about User eXperience and why its a trend (10 years out): “A Whole new mind” http://astore.amazon.com/mormontransha-20/detail/1594481717

To learn more about technology trends (20+ years out): “The Singularity is near: When humans transcend Biology” http://astore.amazon.com/mormontransha-20/detail/0670033847