We can either fade into an evolutionary tree branch or we can figure out what a successful merge looks like.
Artificial intelligence, longevity therapy, biotechnology, nuclear energy - it is in our power to create a brilliant world.
We can now improve the lifespan of C. elegans, more than double the lifespan of flies and mice, and improve the lifespan of rats.
If you could improve by implanting a chip in your brain, 'update yourself' and partially become a machine, would you?
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg looks at several of the guises in which utopian thinking is likely to appear during the century ahead.
There’s no grand plan and no reason why nature shouldn’t, like the rest of us, occasionally make terrible mistakes.
There is little reluctance to consider implants for somebody who is paralysed or has lost a limb. So what about implants in normal people?
AI is potentially the Holy Grail of all inventions, and it will bear the seeds of our own morals, idiosyncrasies, and prejudices.
The opponents of progress may have legitimate fears about future technologies, or they may be guided by ignorance and irrationality.
"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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