Post has attachment

Post has shared content
In designing our way out of the problems that face our current civilization we ought to take heed of important dialogs where ethics meets transhumanism. One such was with WTA co-founder and author of the Hedonistic Imperative +David Pearce and celebrated ethicist +Peter Singer who authored Animal Liberation and The Expanding Circle.

Article with embedded video of conversation between Peter Singer & David Pearce:
http://www.scifuture.org/peter-singer-david-pearce-on-utilitarianism-bliss-suffering/
In designing our way out of the problems that face our current civilization we ought to take heed of important dialogs where ethics meets transhumanism. One such was with WTA co-founder and author of the Hedonistic Imperative +David Pearce and celebrated ethicist +Peter Singer who authored Animal Liberation and The Expanding Circle.

Article with embedded video of conversation between Peter Singer & David Pearce:
http://www.scifuture.org/peter-singer-david-pearce-on-utilitarianism-bliss-suffering/

Post has attachment
Invest in www.greanwold.com  today. Check us out at https://www.frontfundr.com/Entrepreneur/Company/1245www.frontfundr.com  If your kids liked the Ninja Turtles, the Muppets, Harry Potter and such, they'll love the Minosaurs. And the forthcoming MyMinosaurCam.com
Photo

Post has attachment
Plenty of rituals - institutionalized days of remembrance - most are focusing on the past. Earth day, James Hughes puts forward Earth Day as something different - in that it has a focus on the future of the planet - specifically environmental sustainability. Earth day has been a successful institutionalization of thinking about the Future of this planet and our relationship to it - we need more of that kind of institutionalization of future-mindedness in our culture.

James, having researched religion, suggests that its surprising how many religions who have interest in the future (i.e. the 2nd coming, end times etc) seem to focus on the past in their days of observance (death & birth of religious figures in the past) - rather than on holidays reflecting on expected future events.

Here is the audio of a previous Future Day discussion with James Hughes: https://archive.org/details/JamesHughesFutureDayMarch1st

We need YOU.. to hold the fort for the future..  be a Host on our 24 hour.. Futurathon... Send us the HOUR or TWO that you would like to moderate to thefuturesforum@gmail.com...

Remember to send us TIME ZONE as  + or -  GMT you will moderate on that day as well as your local time and where you are based.   

TIME Zone 1 is AUCKLAND and NOON MARCH 1st  which is GMT +12 

Post has attachment
Future Day is coming soon on March 1st 2016!
The future is where we all headed - so it's important! If we understand how to think about the future and then act on it, we are more likely to arrive in a future that we desire.
So what kind of specific future do you want?
If you fast forward to the future - what do you imagine it will be like based on your strategies for a) personal achievement? collective achievement (family or something more broad i.e. global)?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/futureday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/futureday
Web: http://futureday.org
Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/113593172674200566221

Post has attachment
#‎FutureDay‬ 2015 discussion with Ben Goertzel - updates on rapid advances in various engineering, technology and science oriented projects - recent AI developments, AI’s current state, and the future of AI development, and some biotech research (suspension (pickling), CRISPR, using AI to aid in biomed research).
Also we discussed Open Source & Basic Income Guarantee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvKawtshbc4

Post has attachment
As we see the future ploughed into the past every second the extent to which it is shaped and determined by the past is clear.  It compels me to insert a sombre note into Future Day activities.  When Mr. Hammill first published this piece i was only 30 years old but i had already lived with the urgency he so competently conveys for most of my life.  From early childhood, long before acquiring the powers of analysis that later allowed me to identify the causes, a feeling of something being fundamentally wrong with the cosmos or at least the tiny corner i inhabited was a constant companion.  This was not personal, i was a happy child and am a happy man, but rather existential.

Three dozen years later it pains me to see that none of the issues he addressed have been resolved.  Despite all the amazing progress in sciences and technologies the defective human psychology is still prevalent.  The limited progress that has been achieved occurs on the personal level through good old (self)educational activities, a slow process aided somewhat by the increase in information availability. Too slow in fact so that i currently see no alternative to human enhancement, even mandatory if circumstances become critical.  We need to establish a new baseline characterized by simple properties: the development of reason and compassion and the banishment of greed and violence.

Thus i ask you to before embarking on your celebrations, may they be equally productive and ecstatic, consider and contemplate the following:  


Here we are, static in the latter half
Of the twentieth century
But it might as well be the Middle Ages.
There'll have to be some changes
But how they'll come about foxes me.
I want the future now,
I want to hold it in my hands;
All men equal and unbowed,
I want the promised land.

But that doesn't seem to get any closer,
And Moses has had his day...
The tablets of law are an advertising poster,
Civilisation here to stay
And this is progress?
You must be joking!
Me, I'm looking for any kind of hope.
I want the future now,
I want to see it on the screen,
I want to break the bounds
That make our lives so mean.

Oh, blind, blinded, blinding hatred
Of race, sex, religion, colour, country and creed,
These scream from the pages of everything I read.
You just bring me oppression and torture,
Apartheid, corruption and plague;
You just bring me the rape of the planet
And joke world rights at the Hague.
Oh, someday the Millennium!
But how far is someday away?

I want the future now,
I'm young, and it's my right.
I want a reason to be proud.
I want to see the light.
I want the future now,
I want to see it on the screen,
I want to break the bounds:
Make life worth more than dreams.

Peter Hammill 1978.

http://goo.gl/ASO4Mp

How does one upload a text (WORD) file ?
Wait while more posts are being loaded