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Space and Time
How evolution messes with our perception of reality

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 — poof! — the rest…

Cosmology
How Virtual Reality solves 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 to be the only ones…

Esoteric & Occult
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 who came up with a …

Philosophy
Visionary Biologist Says: Reversing Ageing Won't Just Be for ...

Futurists are keen on a concept called "radical life extension."

Rather than settling for a standard life expectancy — like 78.8 years on average for an American —…

Transhumanism
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 over to take a look …

Transhumanism
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 evolving technologies …

Space and Time
Brian Cox Explains Why We Haven't Seen Aliens Yet — And It Is...

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 ever discover alie…

Transhumanism
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 could see the first e…

Information Technology
A Mediated Singularity: Human Use as a Passport to Life Exten...

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 so strong that noth…

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

It's common knowledge that modern medicine<…

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

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 Neo discovers that …

Transhumanism
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 the study of transhu…

Artificial Wombs
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 arrival. I walk up to h…

Immortality
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 indefinitely.

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Philosophy
Why Sex (Really) Matters

There is no more important topic in the social sciences than sex. The truth of this assertion is linked to two indisputable facts: sex often produces babies, and babies are not born blank slates. Though remnants of the Tabula Rasa myth still haunt the …

Immortality
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 is no doubt that d…

Transhumanism
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 increasingly likely th…

Bioprinting
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 sapiens, could conscio…

Neuroscience
Does Human Consciousness Exist? Scientists Discover that Free...

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.


Most experts th…

Transhumanism
Scientists Say That We Need A New Concept of Consciousness. H...

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 done all we know is…

World Religions
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 Gallery. It is a …