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Plugging Into Your Brain

Billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics.

Gene therapy on brink of golden age: Here’s why

Gene therapy, like many other areas of technology, is advancing and succeeding in increments. It must follow a very cautious pathway.

Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines

Around the same time that AI was first defined, there was another concept that emerged: intelligence amplification (IA).

5 brain technologies that will shape our future

While some of these applications seem far off, many are closer than you might realize. Here are five emerging technologies.

Who’s Afraid Of Superhumanity?

It doesn’t matter how many superpeople there are. A world with any superpeople in it is a better world. But is this the future?

Life on Mars? Will we find it? Will we colonize the Red Planet?

The planet Mars has been the focus of two ambitious projects: the search for life forms native to the planet and human colonization.

Q&A: What’s the future of genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering has been used for years in medicine, agriculture and industry, but is entering a new phase.

Brain-machine interfaces as a challenge to the “moment of singularity”

We cannot flee the challenge of delaying or avoiding Ray Kurzweil's prediction. We must embrace it. That is our responsibility.

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Assuming that scientific progress continues, human-level machine intelligence is very likely to be developed. And shortly thereafter, superintelligence.

Our Genetic Future Is Coming… Faster Than We Think

Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.

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