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"I am nostalgic for the future". "I would not eat anything that had a mother." Transhumanist pioneer FM-2030:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030
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How about 2 fathers?
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Is the Classical World hypothesis just a fantasy?
http://aeon.co/magazine/science/is-the-many-worlds-hypothesis-just-a-fantasy/
Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some so keen to believe in parallel universes?
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Randall, do you believe that dynamical collapse theories and the principle of unitary are mutually consistent? If so, how? 
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The use of ‘smart drugs’ to boost mental performance is rife in British universities. So can we all benefit from ‘having an edge’, or is it just another form of cheating?
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+David Pearce Thank you.
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"To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake” (Schopenhauer)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11413041/How-Silicon-Valley-is-trying-to-cure-ageing.html
Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption
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Technically impressive; but not perhaps the ideal way to have the body of a twenty-year-old again:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/25/first-full-body-transplant-two-years-away-surgeon-claim
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Building sentience-friendly biological intelligence is a huge challenge:
https://www.thedodo.com/pig-eyes-factory-farm-trucks-984766122.html
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+Tory Wright, do you have a dedicated website? Otherwise good stuff can get buried.
(Reading? Possibly - but a red mist of perpetual indignation can cloud one's vision.]
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In the quantum world, the future predicts the past. Playing a guessing game with a superconducting circuit called a qubit, a physicist has discovered a way to narrow the odds of correctly guessing the state of a two-state system. By combining information about the qubit's evolution after a target time with information about its evolution up to that time, the lab was able to narrow the odds from 50-50 to 90-10.
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Randall, saying that Leonard Susskind believes in a dynamical collapse story is like saying Lee Smolin is a fan of M-Theory. If you want a gentle introduction to QM, perhaps try  Susskind's "Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum". Or Maximilian Schlosshauer's "Decoherence and the Quantum-to-Classical Transition", which covers the decoherence program.
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Cannabis-induced psychosis is not a mere arefact of pubilication bias. Can medical science design safe, sustainable euphoriants instead?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31480234
Using potent forms of cannabis is a factor in 24% of new psychosis cases analysed by King's College London researchers.
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Researchers at Oxford University have compiled a “scientific assessment about the possibility of oblivion”.
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Arthur, alas people capable of resisting such folly weren't the folk who passed on their genes in the ancestral environment.
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Good-looking men are more likely to be selfish, new research claims.
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Randall, apostles of scientific rationalism should welcome scientific accuracy. The biology of aging may be conquered; but not - to best of our knowledge at any rate - the heat death.
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Indeed. Just as some depressives can't even understand the meaning of the word "happy" - except as an absence of pain - conversely, archaic words for negative states may fall into disuse among sublimely happy posthumans. Pure speculation, of course. 
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I am interested in the use of biotechnology to abolish suffering throughout the living world:
http://www.abolitionist.com/

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co-founder: World Transhumanist Association / Humanity Plus
http://www.hedweb.com/transhumanism/index.html

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 the motherlode site: http://www.hedweb.com (1996)
 
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FAVOURITE QUOTATION
"May all that have life be delivered from suffering"
( Gautama Buddha )
 
BOOKS I LIKE:
Candide (Voltaire)
The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
Sociobiology (E.O Wilson)
The View From Nowhere (Thomas Nagel)
Inner Presence (Antti Revonsuo)
The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (Goodman and Gilman)
PiHKAL (Alexander Shulgin)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Mind, Brain and the Quantum (Michael Lockwood)
Quarantine (Greg Egan)
The Foundation Series (Isaac Asimov)
The Trouble with Physics (Lee Smolin)
Engines of Creation (Eric Drexler)
Phantoms in the Brain (VS Ramachandran)
The Moral Animal (Robert Wright)
The Essential Difference (Simon Baron-Cohen)
Legitimation of Belief (Ernest Gellner)
Ecstasy the Complete Guide (ed. Julie Holland)
The Conscious Mind (David Chalmers)
Animal Liberation (Peter Singer)
Confessions of a Philosopher (Bryan Magee)
The Fabric of Reality (David Deutsch)
Universes (John Leslie)
The Mating Mind (Geoffrey Miller)
Spent (Geoffrey Miller)
The Language Instinct (Stephen Pinker)
Evolutionary Psychology (A. Stevens and J. Price)
What on Earth Evolved (Christopher Lloyd)
What Is History? (E.H. Carr)
Sommerhill (E.S. Neill)
Ending Aging (Aubrey de Grey)
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Thomas Kuhn)
Powers of Ten (P. Morrison)
A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
Life Ascending (Nick Lane)
Guinness World Records
Psychiatric Drugs Explained (David Healy)
Storming Heaven: LSD And The American Dream (Jay Stevens)
The End of Time (Julian Barbour)
Reasons and Persons (Derek Parfit)

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