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Hey Everyone! Reminder that the TwinCities+ movie night is this next Thursday.  Her will be shown, please RSVP at meetup.  Looking forward to seeing the movie with you and good discussion after.  
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Dennis Kowalski, the president of the Cryonics Institute will be joining us online to answer questions about human cryonic preseration.

It should be a great event. Hope to see you all there!
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Thanks for sharing this with me +Michael Golen 

This is truly amazing.
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The story is a little old.

Turns out that this man's family ended up unplugging him for multiple organ failures after a couple weeks.
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Hey we are live right now--if you cannot attend in person please feel free to view!
 
Here is today's roundtable on TwinCities+
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Bionic eyes on a Duluth, MN pastor makes a cyborg out of him! 
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Tonights book club-- The Transhumanist Wager will be broadcast via Hangouts On Air. Its always good conversation, so I invite you all to listen in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToClRasIxiU

Send me a message if you wish to participate and I'll send you a different link.
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Also, we already have sex bots. Not saying they are good, or even decent, but does exist.
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Hello TwinCities+ (formerly Twin Cities Transhumanists) G+ Community members!

Please join us for the roundtable event this Saturday... This is BIG

Twin Cities Plus Inc has been recognized by the IRS as a charitable nonprofit organization.

We are the FIRST local transhumanist charity in existence.

This means that everything we accomplish will be quickly recognized-- and that there is no limit to what we can accomplish because we now qualify for significant funding:

to educate the public,
to study and develop technological evolution and integration; and,
to implement solutions for our local and greater community.
We need you.

We need a member voice to be on the Board of Directors; with the title and role of Community Director to help guide the first local transhumanist charitable organization to have a significant positive impact on each individual, our local community and the human condition.

Please RSVP for and attend this event. We find ourselves in a strong position to influence the path of our community as we enter this new technological age.

Your voice and your involvement is important.

I hope to see you all there.

http://www.meetup.com/twincitiesplus/events/221029214/
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Hey guys-- Can you help me get this article out there?
Pinched skin, plunged needle, pressed gauze -- and a 12-millimeter bioinert glass capsule is installed in the fleshy back of Tim Shank’s hand. Shank is a biohacker, a transhumanist, a grinder, a cyborg.
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I'm only just getting started with my Rapide Lite 200 printer, but I'm more than impressed with the quality of the printer.

Check it out if you are shopping for a 3d printer.
 
I don't advertise for companies, but I have had my Rapide Lite 200 for a couple weeks now. It is the most solidly built machine I have in my home-- and I have a lot of machines

I'd recommend this printer to anybody-- I haven't tuned mine well enough to get the 50 micron resolution yet, but I'm sure I'll get there with some tweaking.

If you're shopping for a printer, This is the best printer on the consumer market.
The worlds first Desktop Plus 3D Printer that gives you a massive 16,000cm3 of usable build space. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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We are a community of bio-hackers and technology enthusiasts-- working together to share ideas as we use modern tools and technologies to increase our potential... individually and collectively. Our offline events, held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, include workshops, roundtable discussions, and social gatherings. This Google community is a social space where we share news and ideas. It is open to the public regardless of location. Be kind. Be supportive.  #transhumanism #biohacking #evolution

Sara Shank
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Roundtable on Cryonics this coming Saturday.  Please see the meetup link for details.  
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Announcing May's book club selection so you can get a head start!  Details on he link. I listened via Audible and was done in less than 3 days.  Great selection suggested by (I think) John.  Got more suggestions?  Please post!
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Good Morning! A reminder that the TC+ Book Club is in just a few weeks. If you are a fast reader, its not hard to get through-an easy read! I will be announcing the new selection today as well so you can get a head start.
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What is your favorite nonfiction book on artificial intelligence? What is your favorite transhumanist themed novel? Tax season is coming to a close April 15th, so I will have more time to read and come to meetups!
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Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom is the most thorough treatment of AI/singularity issues I've seen. It's heavy reading but well worth it.
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Interesting read, though I am not in the habit of getting facts from Cracked. Not sure what is truth and exaggeration but it does show what bad press AI can get. Is this the norm of what the populace is thinking?
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Ummm... ouch?
 
Hacking the human body
Science for the Masses, a group of biohackers based a couple hours north of Los Angeles in Tehachapi, California, theorized they could enhance healthy eyesight enough that it would induce night vision. To do this, the group used a kind of chlorophyll analog called Chlorin e6 (or Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish and is used as an occasional method to treat night blindness.

To do so, team biochem researcher Gabriel Licina became a guinea pig.
How it happened: With what's basically a really fine turkey baster, Tibbetts slowly dripped 50 microliters of Ce6, an extremely low dose, into Licina's speculum-stretched eyes, aiming for the conjunctival sac, which carried the chemical to the retina.
Did it work? Yes. It started with shapes, hung about 10 meters away. "I'm talking like the size of my hand," Licina says. Before long, they were able to do longer distances, recognizing symbols and identifying moving subjects against different backgrounds.

But, really, did it work??
Folks, you should follow some safety protocols...really!!

Article:
http://mic.com/articles/113740/a-team-of-biohackers-has-figured-out-how-to-inject-your-eyeballs-with-night-vision

More about the group:
http://scienceforthemasses.org/

#nighvision   #CE6   #research  
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Get that needle AWAY from my eye!
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NFC video demo!
NFC chip implanted by Verno. This gentleman has wrote programming to a microchip implanted in his hand to unlock his phone and pass personal data from...
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What happens when anyone can print anything?
HHMI scientists have designed a revolutionary "3D printer" for small molecules that could open the power of customized chemistry to many.
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Then I think I'll have "Earl grey - Hot"
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Announcing our third book club event!  2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America-Al Brooks.  Check out meetup for further details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
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