Roger Simon, chief political editor for Politico, had his legs amputated. His interview is spectacular.
Transhumanism was for the better part of its existence a philosophy built around computers, robotics, A.I, and nanotech. Extropianism, one of the most impressive and potent iterations of transhumanism, was born out of Silicon Valley. Many transhumanist research institutes still operate out of the lovely southern California epicenter of futurist dreaming. […]
Mike Anissimov threw a few rocks through the paper-thin arguments of the wasps over at Futurisms, resulting in their version of an angry swarm (comments and a blog post). The initial post itself is pretty funny, because, in short, Futurisms argued, with a picture and a headline, “We like one of the […]
Good ol’ foresters have engineered a new form of genetic engineering that allows for gene exchanges within a single species:
“Until now, most applications of biotechnology have been done with transgenics, in which you take genetic traits from one plant or animal and transfer them into an unrelated species,” said Steven Strauss, a distinguished […]
Dolphins, like me in a bar surrounded by large angry dudes, do there best to talk their way out of fights:
“Burst-pulsed sounds are used in the life of bottlenose dolphins to socialise and maintain their position in the social hierarchy in order to prevent physical conflict, and this also represents a significant energy […]
I saw Iain Couzin speak at Secret Science Club at the Bell House last month and he was fantastic. Brilliant, funny, engaging – he makes science all the more lovable. Here’s a video of his work on swarm theory:
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