challenging religious privilege in public life



Aging: past, present and future

Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.

It is time to classify biological aging as a disease

We can now improve the lifespan of C. elegans, more than double the lifespan of flies and mice, and improve the lifespan of rats.

David Sinclair – Slowing down Aging (VIDEO)

David Sinclair is an Australian biologist and Professor of Genetics best known for his research on the biology of lifespan extension.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics

If you could improve by implanting a chip in your brain, 'update yourself' and partially become a machine, would you?

Explainer: what is quantum machine learning and how can it help us?

Quantum machine learning techniques are likely to have far-reaching effects on many of the technologies we have become accustomed to.

AI Built for the Future Exploration of Space

Being weak and fragile, it stands to reason that sending AIs to do the looking for us saves both time and blind hope.

Why the singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime

The inflection point at which computers, ‘thinking machines’ and AI may become infinitely powerful is no more than 20–25 years away.

A Glorious Future

Humans are not an end, but a beginning. They need not fear imaginary gods, but need instead to create minds more powerful than the gods.

It’s Time for Robots to Mine the Asteroids

Counter intuitively, the primary obstacles are not technical. Rather it is government inaction, in both funding and regulation.

Space is Open for Business

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the final frontier, where Moore’s Law has unleashed massive, enduring opportunities.