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Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren by John M. Keynes Thumbnail

We are suffering just now from a bad attack of economic pessimism. It is common to hear people say that the epoch of enormous economic progress is over; that the rapid improvement in the standard of life is now going to slow down—at any rate in Great Britain; that a decline in prosperity is more likely than an improvement in the decade which lies ahead of us...

Until: Who wants to live for ever? [A Short Doc] Thumbnail

Until: Who wants to live for ever is a fantastic documentary exploring when is the right age to die. Until film synopsis: Do you want to live to 100? 1,000? What about for ever? Meet a man seeking immortality, leading age-research scientists, the very young and the very old as [...]

Ambition: A Short Sci Fi Film Celebrates the Rosetta Mission Thumbnail

Ambition is a short sci fi film created in collaboration with the European Space Agency to celebrate their pioneer Rosetta mission and its stubborn ambition to land on a comet for the first time in human history. Ambition film synopsis: In the distant future, an apprentice struggles to sculpt the [...]

Singular: Will Non-Enhanced Humans Be Treated Like Chimps? Thumbnail

Singular depicts a world where, one way or another, almost everyone has developed super-powers. The question then is: Are enhanced humans going to discriminate against and treat non-enhanced ones like chimpanzees?! This is the main issue that Singular - a cool sci fi short by the Orozco brothers, raised in my mind and the [...]

Michael Fossel on Singularity 1 on 1: Compassion is the reason to reverse aging! Thumbnail

Michael Fossel's dream is to reverse human aging and since 1996 he has been a strong and vocal advocate of experimenting with telomerase therapy as a potential way of intervention in a wide variety of medical conditions related to aging. Fossel is also one of those unique people who are [...]

Longevity and Genetics 2014 Conference Thumbnail

The Lifespan Society of British Columbia, western Canada’s most futurist-oriented longevity organization, is hosting a radical life-extension conference in downtown Vancouver. The event will be held on November 15, 2014 and the theme for this year's edition is Longevity and Genetics. Keynote speaker Dr. Aubrey de Grey will be presenting [...]

Flesh Computer: Ethan Shaftel’s weird sci fi makes us rethink computers & houseflies alike Thumbnail

I learned about the sci fi short Flesh Computer from the writer/director Ethan Shaftel and thought it was worth posting.  Here is what Ethan has to say about the genesis of the project: The origin of Flesh Computer was thinking about the seemingly insignificant act of killing an ordinary housefly. [...]

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