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The year 3000 in Futurama is Louis C.K.’s famous “Everything is great and nobody is happy” statement taken to its illogical, animated conclusion. Fry, the Professor, Lela, Zoidberg, Bender, Hermes, Amy, and a host of other ancillary characters (like poor Zap and Kif, picture) take the […]
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of those wonderful stories that everyone knows and that no one has read, much like Dracula and War of the Worlds. An epistolary Gothic novel, Frankenstein is largely considered one of the first pieces of science-fiction. Shelley’s meditations on the power of science, the origins […]
The Kingdom of Nerd is divided on the issue of The Matrix and its sequels. Some find all three overrated, some love the first film but hate the garbage that came after, and some, like me, find the whole corpus fascinating. Among the extended works, The Animatrix is perhaps the most interesting, and […]
Transhumanism spans a huge swath of intellectual territory, straddling bioethics, philosophy, science fiction, engineering, and computer science. Throw in conspiracy theories and cyberpunk nihilism and you have all the ingredients for Deus Ex. I have no doubt that this game played a huge part in my initial interest in transhumanism. A […]
I like lists and I like things that are organized. I also like enormous, encyclopedic resources where I can go for everything I want to know. In that spirit, I’ve added a new page to Pop Transhumanism, aptly titled “The Canon.” I already have a pretty substantial list of stuff to put in […]
From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice is a landmark text in bioethics. In nearly every work I read on enhancement, genetics, reproductive freedom, or health care, Buchanan et al. are in the bibliography. Written by four top bioethicists in 2000, FCtC is an effort to carefully investigate the questions and debates that had been […]
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