In the intellectual realm we need to utilize technology to augment our intelligence by any means possible—including artificial intelligence.
There is no risk-free way to proceed into the future. In the end, only science and technology properly applied have the power to save us.
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.
We can only speculate as to the extent of our scientific knowledge today had the spirit the first Greek philosophers continued unabated.
The scientific winds are blowing against these ancient beliefs. So while immortality is logically possible, it’s easy enough to see it isn’t plausible.
Death is one of the worst fates that can befall us, despite the consolations offered by the deathists – the lovers of death.
The arguments for the pro-life position are seriously deficient, while the opposing arguments are philosophically robust.
The opponents of progress may have legitimate fears about future technologies, or they may be guided by ignorance and irrationality.
Recent trends reveal that the USA is becoming more authoritarian, totalitarian, and fascist. The very survival of the republic is now in doubt.
Philosophical thinking protects us against unsupported ideology, unjustified authority, unfounded beliefs, and questionable cultural values.
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