Let’s think about nationalism (Trump & Brexit) and the destructive path it’s leading us on
Nanotechnology is developing fast! It’s already taking its first jabs at cancer, and all of the research ongoing tells us to be optimistic that just maybe a cure for cancer is within sight, and maybe only 15 years away. Thinking big is old school.
Nationalism is thriving throughout the world, and its selfish ignorance will lead to our destruction. Here we explain why advancing technologies will lead to mass destruction, if we don’t learn to cooperate and realise that everything is everyone’s problem.
The transhumanist: What is the true definition, and what is its future? The transhuman future is one of mass complexity. What happens when people try to idealise that future? When they attempt to own its very definition?
The first reaction to the possibility of immortality: “We can’t become immortal – we will overpopulate”. This article proposes that the response should instead be, “Okay, then we need to make sure we are prepared for the increasing population”.
See beyond the surface! We all generally lounge on a frequency of lazy communication which restrains our ability to focus on the common good. This article is an exercise in looking through the simple messages that saturate our world
We must embrace surveillance! A massively controversial statement, especially for the target audience of this website. We hold our privacies rightly as one of our most fundamental human rights. What we need to understand though, is that surveillance and privacy are not juxtaposing; one can exist in the realm of the other; we can live in a surveillance state, while retaining our privacies.
We are only just starting to discover what our upcoming technologies will be capable of, and already, through fear of possible future threats, bombs are being sent to physicists. Emerging technologies are set to revolutionise our world during the next few decades; could this lead to the rise of anti-technology terrorism becoming even more of a threat than radical Islam?
Human immortality; something that most believe impossible, is becoming progressively popularised as being inevitable, and maybe in as little as 20 years. A common reaction to such a possibility is: “No, we can’t become immortal because we will overpopulate”. Well, overpopulation is certainly a challenge.
We all admit at some point in our lives that we would like to look and feel 10 years younger. Well many people believe that within 35 years, all people will have the opportunity to look and feel 20 years old, for as long as they want. But how many of us would, given the opportunity, want to live forever?
What is the singularity? And what is so special about its promoter Ray Kurzweil? The Director of Engineering at Google, is an expert futurist who has correctly predicted the majority of our technological advances. But what brought him to fame was his promoting of the upcoming Technological Singularity.
Through the accelerating rate of our technological advancements, we are now seeing the rise of revolutionary new technologies. Even from an optimistic perspective, many potential threats can be foreseen. These are our proposed top 5.