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Yesterday’s Daily Mail has an interesting piece by A N Wilson about the future of genetics and humanity. Wilson reviews a book “Like a Virgin” by a geneticist at Imperial College London in which the author argues that the future … Continue reading
If people could read minds half the men would be in prison and the other half would have black eyes. If people could read minds divorce lawyers would live like kings. If people could read minds friendships would vanish like … Continue reading
Today’s issue (26 June) of the kurzweilai.net newsletter has a piece on mind uploading together with links to further interesting papers on the subject. Mind uploading is the concept of transfering consciousness from the human brain to some other medium, … Continue reading
Is it better to be a contented pig or a discontented philosopher? Imagine that by taking a pill you could induce a state of permanent bliss, would you take the tablet?
In an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled “Bionic Brains and Beyond”, Daniel Wilson discusses his forthcoming novel “amped” in which he portrays the social issues which arise when super enhanced individuals start to emerge. Wilson points out that … Continue reading