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The Merge

We can either fade into an evolutionary tree branch or we can figure out what a successful merge looks like. 

Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi — It’s Making Us All Fear Technology

Artificial intelligence, longevity therapy, biotechnology, nuclear energy - it is in our power to create a brilliant world.

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.

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? 

Five and a Half Utopias

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg looks at several of the guises in which utopian thinking is likely to appear during the century ahead.

Genetic editing is like playing God – and what’s wrong with that?

There’s no grand plan and no reason why nature shouldn’t, like the rest of us, occasionally make terrible mistakes.

A Case for Neural Augmentation

There is little reluctance to consider implants for somebody who is paralysed or has lost a limb. So what about implants in normal people?

Deniers and Critics of AI Will Only Be Left Behind

AI is potentially the Holy Grail of all inventions, and it will bear the seeds of our own morals, idiosyncrasies, and prejudices.

Transhumanism – How Science Will Make Us Immortal

The opponents of progress may have legitimate fears about future technologies, or they may be guided by ignorance and irrationality.

What would you do – with the infinite extra years – if you were immortal?

"Deathists" say death is integral to the "natural order." But death is sabotage and chaos, the malicious annihilator of plans and intentions.

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