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The Red Planet

Geoengineering and Synthetic Biology

Geoengineering is a word that means many things to many people. Formally defined as the “deliberate intervention in the climate system to counteract man-made global warming”, for some scientists it represents...
Distant Earth

Super-intelligence and eternal life: transhumanism’s faithful follow it blindly into a future for the...

The rapid development of so-called NBIC technologies – nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science – are giving rise to possibilities that have long been the domain of science fiction. Disease, ageing and even death are all human realities that these technologies seek to end. They may enable us to enjoy greater “morphological freedom” – we could take on new forms through prosthetics or genetic engineering. Or advance our...

Why Transhumanism Will Not (And Should Not) Become The Political Mainstream

-A discussion on Zoltan Istvan’s The Transhumanist Wager Transhumanism is a rising international intellectual movement that seeks to greatly enhance human capacities through emerging science and...

Immediate, near and distant futures

By Thomas Orme Sr., currently in Russia. Futurism suffers from some misunderstandings which can be eliminated by a few well-chosen adjectives.  In this note I...

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