Shifter: Live Action Sci Fi Short Film by the Hallivis Brothers

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Shifter is a fantastic live action sci fi short film by the Hallivis Brothers. The Hallivis Brothers are a Los Angeles based director/producer duo that is comprised of two actual blood-related Mexican brothers that have been living in the United States (legally) for over 15 years. Julio Hallivis is an Executive Producer with a strong background in the advertising world. Diego Hallivis (the better looking one) has a post-production background that helped him jump into directing at a young age. The Hallivis Brothers’ first film “Game […]

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The World is Transformed by Asking Questions [draft]

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The world is transformed by asking questions, not by providing answers. Politics, religion, and even philosophy, have promised us the answers for millennia. But the value of the answers delivered has always been contextual and temporary. There is no answer that will last forever. [Though there might be questions that do.] For as long as we can think, we would have questions. The moment we stop having questions is the moment we stop being human and become stupid robots. I say stupid because contemporary computers can still give […]

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Ted Chu on Singularity 1 on 1: The time has come to set a higher goal!

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Ted Chu is a professor of economics and former chief economist for General Motors. Most recently, Dr. Chu is the author of Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution. In my opinion Ted’s book is absolutely profound in the way it draws upon a dazzling variety of philosophical and scientific resources in order to place humanity within a cosmic evolutionary perspective. In that sense I will go as far as claiming that it is a one-of-a-kind book within my transhumanist library […]

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What Is Singularity?

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I have always had mixed feelings about Singularity becoming the buzz word for the transhumanist movement. I am glad that this catchy word is spreading the idea of the post-human future, opening the eyes of people who cannot imagine a time when human beings are no longer the most intelligent and most powerful in the world. On the other hand, Singularity seems to represent a future when technologies completely overwhelm humans and bring unprecedented changes and risks. For most people, this is a scary future, a […]

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Eros Evolving Conference: The Future of Love, Sex, Marriage and Beauty

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Transhuman Visions is producing a third conference on April 5th – this event will examine a very specific and personal category of futurism…the title is: “Eros Evolving – the future of love, sex, marriage, and beauty.” The 12-hour conference will offer an extremely varied set of presenters, ranging from sex educators to neurologists, from polyamorists to atheist authors, from reproductive rights activists to an historian of prostitution. The speakers are: Grace Walcott, Carol Queen, Jay Bookhouse, Bill Softky, Nicole Sallak Anderson, David Fitzgerald, Adam Safron, Andrea […]

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The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

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Many contend that science fiction has no place in the discussion of artificial intelligence and the singularity. In my opinion, that’s not true. They argue that understanding the impact of artificial intelligence and transhumanism is serious business. When we read the work of MIRI, books like Our Final Invention, or Ray Kurzweil’s writings, we see the stakes are high for both benefits and risks. Differences in opinion cause tensions to run strong between scientists, futurists, and business leaders. At first glance, this seriousness suggests the tropes of science […]

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Androklis Polymenis Donates 1 Million NXT to Alcor

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Generous donor Androklis Polymenis has been a Singularity 1 on 1 fan since the very first episodes of my podcast and I was very happy to help facilitate this donation to Alcor Life Extension Foundation in support of their vital research in long-term static storage. Here is the full text of the official PR release: PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Marji Klima, Media Relations Max More, president, Alcor Life Extension Foundation 7895 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 110, Scottsdale AZ 85260 Office: 480-905-1906 x101 Fax: […]

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