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B.J. Murphy
Works at Lifeboat Foundation
Attended Jones International University
Lives in Dobson, NC, United States
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My latest article is now published on Serious Wonder. Check it out! http://www.seriouswonder.com/star-wars-future-may-fourth/
For this year's May the 4th, we look at today's technologies and match them up with that of the Star Wars universe! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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My latest article is now published on Serious Wonder. Check it out! http://www.seriouswonder.com/new-demo-microsoft-hololens-unveils-future-holographic-computing/
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Just had AVA, which is an A.I., to draw my portrait. Visit Ava-sessions.com to get yours! http://ava-sessions.com/
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ha, Yeah. I had to put up the blinds and everything. Bleh. 
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My friend C James Townsend just had his newest book, 'The Singularity and Socialism: Marx, Mises, Complexity Theory, Techno-Optimism and the Way to the Age of Abundance', published today. It doesn't matter which political ideology you adhere to, you need to pick up this book!

Get your copy now: https://www.createspace.com/5003669
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Mises was a terrible socialist!
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Are you tired of police brutality? Are you tired of people crying wolf? The only way we'll officially alleviate this problem is by demanding that every police officer throughout the nation is equipped with body-mounted cameras. If you're tired of "justice" being defined based on who we trust the most, then SUPPORT SOUSVEILLANCE! http://bit.ly/1pVpIlK
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Additionally, there needs to be severe punishments for cops who turn off their bodycams (until we have cameras that can't be turned off, and stream live video to a publicly accessible website, like Youtube).
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My latest article is now published on the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). Check it out! http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/murphy20150409
A few months ago I made the case here on IEET on the future possibilities of sex crimes as a result of exponentially growing technologies, from drones to haptic body suits. I didn’t make the case to try to convince people from refraining to use these technologies – especially for sexual purposes – but rather to stoke a discussion on the possible risks of said technologies and start developing a means to mitigate these risks if and when they
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Looks like the editor chopped up the last sentence of the first paragraph. It was supposed to end with "if and whey they occur". Oh well. lol
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Work
Occupation
I'm a writer for several nonprofits, alongside an Advisory Board Member. My main concerns are in keeping people informed of the current scientific and technological advancements, and subsequently how they'll affect our near future.
Skills
Writing, Blogging, Research, Activism
Employment
  • Lifeboat Foundation
    Advisory Board Member, 2013 - present
    I'm currently sitting on two of Lifeboat's advisory boards - the Futurists Board and Space Settlement Board. The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit NGO dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
  • Fight Back! News
    Co-Editor, 2012 - present
    I'm a co-editor and writer for the online/offline political newspaper Fight Back! News, in which we provide coverage on all the important social activist events and demonstrations which take place across the United States, along with some coverage outside of the country.
  • Serious Wonder
    Social Media Manager / Writer, 2013 - present
    I'm a contributing writer and Social Media Manager for the science, technology, and futurist news webpage Serious Wonder. Serious Wonder is a progressive futurist technology and consciousness website. We are obsessed with the future. Our mission is to bring our readers the best in futuristic ideas, technology, robotics, science, consciousness, philosophy, psychology, space travel, and modern design.
  • Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
    Writer, 2013 - present
    I'm a contributing writer for the nonprofit think-tank IEET. The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies is a nonprofit think tank founded in 2004 by philosopher Nick Bostrom and bioethicist James J. Hughes. By promoting and publicizing the work of international thinkers who examine the social implications of scientific and technological progress, we seek to contribute to the understanding of the impact of emerging technologies on individuals and societies, locally and globally. We also aim to shape public policies that distribute the benefits and reduce the risks of technological advancement.
  • Phillips Van Heusen
    factory worker, 2012 - 2012
    Helped stock clothes into boxes, stack boxes onto pallets, and stock pallets onto shelves, ready to be shipped.
  • Burger King
    cashier, cooking, cleaning, 2009 - 2010
    Practically everything. The three C's - cashier, cook, and cleaner.
  • Hibco Plastics
    factory worker, 2010 - 2010
    Helped saw down foamed materials, packaged them up, then shipped them out the following morning.
  • Planetary Resources
    Planetary Community Vanguard, 2013 - 2013
    I was an outreach campaigner to help crowdsource funds for the ARKYD 100 Space Telescope - an open source means of space exploration. We exceeded necessary funding, reaching $1.5 million by July of 2013. The ARKYD 100 Space Telescope will launch into orbit in 2015.
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Currently
Dobson, NC, United States
Previously
Norfolk, VA
Story
Tagline
"There's nothing in this universe that can't be explained. Eventually." -Gregory House
Introduction
I'm a Socialist Transhumanist who believes in fighting for social justice, ending poverty, and establishing socialism via the help of modern science and technology. My goal is in destroying the barriers between Transhumanism and Socialism and to fight in the interests of humanity, and what eventually becomes post-humanity.
Bragging rights
I'm a science nerd!
Education
  • Jones International University
    Psychology, Business, and the Psychology of Business, 2012 - 2012
  • Surry Community College
    Video Game Design, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Genetics and Biotechnology, 2013 - 2014
Basic Information
Gender
Non-Binary Cyborg
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
February 26, 1991
Relationship
Single
Other names
Ó Murchadha, William Murphy
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