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Michael Nuschke
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Thanks for sharing this interview with Alex Zhavoronkov. Is Part II coming?
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Yes, Michael.  More segments to follow!  In the meantime, enjoy the other interviews we did with A4M speakers and doctors
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Kaku talks about evolution of brain structure, with human brains distinguished by pre-frontal cortex - the seat of rational thinking. Then jumps to talk about "consciousness" as a "mysterious object". This already dismisses the entire mind/brain discussion/debate.

The key question is whether science's limiting to the study of "objects" can actually fully deal with the question of "consciousness" or "awareness" - a subjective, non-material realm (other than ignore or dismiss it).  There are many interesting contributions to the study of consciousness in brain science, but it remains questionable whether scientific study can completely unravel or explain consciousness without missing the most important aspects.  Maybe "you can't get here from there", but it is fascinating to try.
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Check out Part 2 on my interview where we talk about topics like impacts of technological disruption, life coaching, optimizing health and reframing "retirement" as healthy life extension unfolds.  [35 minute podcast]
http://thefutureandyou.libsyn.com/the-future-and-you-september-18-2013
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Collaboration = the future
Social technologies radically disrupted communications, marketing, and customer care. With these same technologies, customers are now sharing products and servi
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Great overview from David Wood of London Futurists of how technology will have dramatic and widespread impacts. 
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"Meditation as that next big health revolution."  This is a good message. Then more people can perhaps see that "health" goes farther than we "think". http://youtu.be/FAcTIrA2Qhk
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Re discussion (around min 32) of whether only humans can deal with issues of irreconcilable logical conflicts, check out IBM Watson's "Debater" demo at minute 45: on this recent video Why Tomorrow Won't Look Like Today: Things that Will Blow Your Mind   Looks to me like a step along a path to deal with conflicting points of view.
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Interview with Alex Zhavoronkov on his new book "The Ageless Generation:How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform The Global Economy" Highly recommended book! 

http://www.retirementsingularity.com/ageless-generation-interview-with-alex-zhavoronkov/
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Article in Time Mag reports Google supporting life extension via a new company. (see http://techland.time.com/2013/09/18/google-vs-death/ )

"That Google openly backs longevity science is a tremendous boon to everyone who advocates for greater research funding in this field, and to everyone seeking to raise funding in this field." Reason
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Using data to steer healthy life extension!
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Mainstream article on tissue regeneration. I've been predicting that wide acceptance (say 50%+) of likelihood of radical life extension will occur within about 5-8 years based on acceleration of progress. What do you think?
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