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Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space Travel

Expensive, unsustainable rockets have served as our primary means to exit Earth, but space elevators present a cheaper way to enter outer space.

Although new materials are needed, space elevator missions are in motion and we cou...

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A Mediated Singularity: Human Use as a Passport to Life Extension

A singularity, according to cosmology, is located at the core of infinite density and pressure, where matter is continually merging ad infinitum. At the perimeter of this core is the event horizon, where the force of gravity becomes s...

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The Neurology of Self-Awareness

What is the self? How does the activity of neurons give rise to the sense of being a conscious human being? Even this most ancient of philosophical problems, I believe, will yield to the methods of empirical science. It now seems incr...

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The Immortality Upgrade

On April 7, 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith, delivered a sermon to twenty thousand of his followers in Nauvoo, Illinois. The immediate occasion was the funeral of King Follett, a close friend of Smith’s, and there ...

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In defense of transhumanism

David Vincent Kimel is a doctoral student at Yale in the history department and the founder of Yale Students and Scholars for the Study of Transhumanism. He blogs at “On Earth As It Is.”

When I first tried to start a club for th...

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The Dawn of New Consciousness: AI, Robots and Religion

It would be hard to confuse Daniel Dennett for anyone other than a philosopher. With his voluminous white beard, imposing frame, and jolly demeanour, he cuts a distinctive figure in the sleek restaurant atop London’s National Portrait...

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Is This The End of Aging: Can Science Make Us Immortal?

Some scientists argue that aging is a social construct, not a natural law — and therefore, we can challenge it. Scientists are looking at genetic editing and advances in artificial intelligence as possible means to prolong human life ...

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Brian Cox Explains Why We Haven't Seen Aliens Yet — And It Isn't Pretty

Physicist Brian Cox has weighed in one of astronomy's most curious questions: Given the high probability of extraterrestrial life existing in the endlessly massive universe, why haven't we seen any clear evidence of it?

Will we ...

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Is Virtual Reality the Surprising Solution to the Fermi Paradox?

Only decades into our “age of cosmology” — the moment when we earned the technological rights to peer deep into our cosmic home — we’ve learned that we live in a mega-palace of a universe. And we’ve also found something odd. We seem t...

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The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed

Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)?

Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the demon”? To quot...

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Humanity MKII: Why The Future of Humanity will be as Purposeless as the Past

The next great stage of our evolution has begun. But what will our successes look like – and will they be that different to us?

“In the 21st century,” Yuval Noah Harari writes, “the next big project of humankind will be to acqui...

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By 2030, Hospitals May Be a Thing of the Past

Predictions from the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council, Melanie Walker, say we'll soon enter a post-hospital world due to advances in personalized medicine, health monitoring, and nanotechnology.

New and evol...

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Elon Musk Is Preparing to Release “Brain Hacking Tech,” And He’s Not Alone

Elon Musk stated that updates regarding his neural lace, which is meant to augment the human mind, are coming next month. In October, Bryan Johnson announced a $100 million investment to put computers in our brains. And so, a race is ...

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Does Human Consciousness Exist? Scientists Discover that Free Will and Sense of Self Are An Illusion

Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and control over the thoughts, emotions and experiences that we have every day.

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What If Evolution Bred Reality Out Of Us?

Look around you. What do you see?

Other people going about their business? Rooms with tables and chairs? Nature with its sky, grass and trees? All that stuff, it's really there, right? Even if you were to disappear right now ...

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We Have Virtual Reality. What’s Next is Straight Out of ‘The Matrix’

In 1999, The Matrix introduced your neighbor, your dad, and pretty much every hacky-sacking college kid in the country to the idea that the real world around us … might not be so real.

In the film, our trenchcoated protagonist N...

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Powerful 'Gene Drive' Can Quickly Change An Entire Species

Biologist Ethan Bier runs a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego where fruit flies are used to help unravel the processes that lead to some human diseases. One day recently, a graduate student in the lab called him ov...

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We’ll Soon Trust AI More Than Doctors to Diagnose Disease

It's common knowledge that modern 

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Time Travel Might Be Possible

Time travel is something every major scientist around the world is working upon for very long. Some physicists have recently declared that time travel is possible. It is a group of scientists from University of Queensland, Australia w...

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Scientists Say That We Need A New Concept of Consciousness. Here is Why

What about mind? If the world is vibration, is also mind and consciousness a form of vibration? Or on the contrary, are all vibrations, the observed world, a manifestation of mind?

Although it is true that when all is said and d...

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What Happens When Tech Takes Control of Evolution?

Over the span of a few billion years, diversity of life has flourished on Earth through the process of natural selection. Then, not long ago (relatively), human intelligence evolved.


For the first time one species, Homo sapi...

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TRANSHUMANIST RIGHTS ARE THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Maitreya One, a black futurist and hip-hop artist living in Harlem, steps off the Greyhound bus on a warm morning in Montgomery, Alabama. Wearing sunglasses and a backwards-facing baseball hat, he eyes the film crew covering his arriv...

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