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Should We End Suffering Forever?
Transhumanism is a philosophical movement that advocates for transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology. Many philosophers argue that transhumanism will lead to the abolition of pain and suffering in people due to these sophisticated technologies. In fact, David Pearce, a philosopher and founder of Humanity+ Inc., arguable the most influential transhumanist organization, has outlined how pharmacology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and neurosurgery could converge to eliminate all forms of unpleasant experiences from human and non-human life, replacing suffering with “gradients of bliss.” In other words, we could live in some type of utopia where we never experience suffering…
The Rise of Artificial General Intelligence
Artificial intelligence or A.I is vital in the 21st century global economy. The development of A.I algorithms have made automation critical in almost every field of technology. As we make technological progress, one day, we will eventually have the capacity to build a super intelligence or Artificial general intelligence commonly known as A.G.I. But before that day comes, we have to solve the A.I alignment problem. The development of autonomous weapons seems like a step backwards of that goal. Humanity has to solve the A.I control problem if we want to survive. An A.G.I might decide to exterminate us if it sees us as a threat to its existence. In…
2020: Jumanji, a Dystopia or Just a Challenge?
Bushfires in Australia, World War III almost breaking out, a COVID-19 pandemic all over the world, murder hornets, riots… No doubt 2020 is a historical year. But is it a turning point or just the beginning of even worse calamities than what we have seen so far? It seems we are writing a documentary about what was science fiction until now. But will it turn out to be Jumanji or a dystopia? Who will be the hero to save the Earth now? Read our related article (and many other exciting topics in the magazine)! https://medicalfuturist.com/2020-juma… If you want to get more exclusive content, or just to support The Medical Futurist,…
Why China is dominating the world in driverless cars
This video is about driverless cars and why China could be ahead of the world in self-driving car technology. We talk about how they are the biggest adopters of autonomous vehicles and how one-day Chinese companies could be giving us a future of true autonomous travel. We also look at the issues that may set China back. Let’s take a look at why. Subscribe for weekly videos on transhumanism tech: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo5t… I’m Alyse Sue and this is the Transhumanism Tech channel. Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/alysesue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alysesue__ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alyse.sue1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alysesue Guest AuthorAll Guest Author Posts are submitted or additional content Wave Chronicle has added to the website. To…
Elon Musk’s Neuralink — The Dark Side
Elon Musk has recently unveiled his company’s first Neuralink device implanted in an experimental animal — a pig. To briefly describe the device for those without much technical knowledge, it is an invasive technology based on the concept of a neural lace, which is a mesh of perhaps hundreds of wires laced throughout the brain albeit with concentration of connections in certain areas. These either sample neural patterns or modify them. Needless to say, even the minor technical challenges are massive. For example, it involves brain surgery. Then we have bio-compatibility problems as typically implanted electrodes tend to cause the tissues around them to die back. Finally, actually transferring massive amounts…
Is 2020 The Year Of The Transhuman?
This video is about the current state of transhumanism. Gartner declared the transhuman era officially began in 2018 and this is where we are at 2 years on in 2020. We talk about drugs and therapies to end death, parabiosis, gene editing, senolytics, NMN, brain implants, 3D organ printing, and bionics. Science and these technologies will help us achieve our transhumanism, posthumanism, cyborg future. Subscribe for weekly videos on transhumanism tech: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo5t… I’m Alyse Sue and this is the Transhumanism Tech channel. Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/alysesue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alysesue__ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alyse.sue1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alysesue Guest AuthorAll Guest Author Posts are submitted or additional content Wave Chronicle has added to the website.…
Transhumanism And The Future Of The Mind
Sylvia Gallusser talks to Akanksha Kulkarni about a fresh new concept of transhumanism and what the future of mind means. Watch the entire episode to know more. If you like the video, please subscribe to the channel, so we could keep producing more content like this! Follow us on: Linkedin:- https://www.linkedin.com/company/peop… Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/peoplehum/ Twitter:- https://twitter.com/PeopleHum Youtube:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwL9… Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/people_hum/ Guest AuthorAll Guest Author Posts are submitted or additional content Wave Chronicle has added to the website. To be a Guest Author please visit our "Post Your Article" page.More Posts - Website
Misinformed – Transhumanism
Editors Note: This is not a normal video that I am putting out into the world. This should be viewed with a certain amount of fun and jest, knowing that sadly it is true. If there’s one thing every piece of media that deals with transhumanism have taught me; it’s that there are 0 negatives to it, and no existential philosophical questions related to it Guest AuthorAll Guest Author Posts are submitted or additional content Wave Chronicle has added to the website. To be a Guest Author please visit our "Post Your Article" page.More Posts - Website
Can A.I. Choose Between Life And Death?
In this video, I will introduce you to one of the most interesting philosophical thought experiments, and how it relates to artificial intelligence. It’s the trolley problem. This ethical dilemma ceased to be a theoretical question during the pandemic, when hospitals around the world had to decide which patients to allocate ICU beds or lifesaving ventilators to, due to the shortage of beds and equipment. Let’s examine the complexity of such decisions, and what would happen if we let A.I. choose. Also, read about this topic in the magazine: https://medicalfuturist.com/choosing-… If you like our content, and you don’t mind supporting The Medical Futurist, join our Patreon community! https://www.patreon.com/themedicalfut… Guest AuthorAll…
Is AI a species-level threat to humanity?
When it comes to the question of whether AI is an existential threat to the human species, you have Elon Musk in one corner, Steven Pinker in another, and a host of incredible minds somewhere in between. In this video, a handful of those great minds—Elon Musk, Steven Pinker, Michio Kaku, Max Tegmark, Luis Perez-Breva, Joscha Bach and Sophia the Robot herself—weigh in on the many nuances of the debate and the degree to which AI is a threat to humanity; if it’s not a species-level threat, it will still upend our world as we know it. Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Learn skills from the world’s…