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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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In the near future, you will achieve your greatest orgasm ever. And guess what? It'll be because of a robot! - 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/50-major-beauty-brands-embrace-augmented-reality/
Leading AR-based beauty provider ModiFace announces mainstream success with their vision of the future! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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You've heard of amazing historical scientists talking about using drugs to help them make their discoveries. Well what if the future of drugs is technological? Are we witnessing that future unfold via Google's DeepDream?
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+B.J. Murphy Rudy Rucker, one of my favorite hard-science science fiction writers (he's also a mathematics professor, so he knows his stuff!), talks about a "pure software high!" in his series Software, Wetware, Freeware, Realware. Being able to manipulate our neural processing... and he specifically talks about taking advantage of trippy manipulations of the visual cortex!

Of course, he was also a big hippie back in the day so there's a lot of references to drugs in his writing... LOL. (Part of what I love about him)
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Look what came in the mail today! :)

If you haven't already, you can read my chapter, "The Future Business of Body Shops," by purchasing The Future of Business: Critical Insights on a Rapidly Changing World From 60 Futurists here: http://fob.fastfuturepublishing.com/

Be sure to use the code bm1 at checkout for a discount!
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My latest article is now published on Serious Wonder. Check it out! http://www.seriouswonder.com/bio-computing-nears-mit-programs-bacteria-treat-diseases/
The future of bio-computing is closer than ever as MIT encodes sensors, memory switches, and circuits in gut bacteria! - 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/futuristic-presidential-library-eyes-architect/
Say hello to the future of double entendre architecture - starting with the Presidential Library! - 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/bernie-sanders-becomes-first-presidential-candidate-campaign-virtual-reality/
Embracing the future, Bernie Sanders boots up and jacks into his presidential candidacy run using virtual reality! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Yeah, its a virtual reality if people vote for him once they find out his batshit crazy ideas about economics and social justice. He's a worthless fucking turd. cool article, though, thanks!
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What a great conversation between Gray Scott and Greg Stevens on the technological singularity! If you're interested in what technology is and how we're using it to unleash a new paradigm shift, you need to watch this video!
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+B.J. Murphy Thanks, BJ! Yeah I especially liked the little debate we had over what "technology" actually IS.... as he says, a little bit "down the technophilosophy rabbit hole", but I like that kind of stuff. :)
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What future prejudice / discrimination do you believe will take place in the next 20-30 years? I've got a list of my own:

Prejudice / Discrimination against...
Cyborgs - people who'll deliberately enhance and augment themselves using cybernetic technology;
Bio-Cybs - similar to cyborgs, only they'll consist of people who'll enhance and augment themselves using genome modifying technologies; 
Echoborgs - a collective of people who'll sacrifice their individuality to become part of a "digital hive mind" that's controlled by an artificial general intelligence (AGI);
Sexbots - machines equipped with either soft or strong A.I., programmed specifically for sex work; and
Sentient Machines - robots that'll attain the highest known form of consciousness, that being a sense of self-awareness.

Can anyone think of anything / anyone else?
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After that, maybe We'd even see prejudice against people of faith, once/if it's a small minority? 
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My latest article is now published on Serious Wonder. Check it out! http://www.seriouswonder.com/future-synthetic-biology-reading-and-writing-dna-using-nanopores/
By using nanopores to read and write DNA, we're beginning to unlock the mysteries of our own biology! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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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