Sunday, September 27, 2020
Originally published by The Rational Argumentator and The Transhumanist Party of America in 2018. From the beginning Frank Pasquale, author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information, contends in his new paper “A Rule...
Originally published on Serious Wonder. Neurotechnology is the last frontier. Mind-machine interfaces will initially offer ways to simulate, enhance, and stimulate. In conjunction with quantum computers, however, these interfaces will lead to the resolution of the problem of freewill through...
Originally published on Radical Science News: Mind-machine interfaces, the decoding of the brain’s workings, and other unforeseen advances in neurotechnology will usher in a creative explosion unparalleled in all history. It has implications for music, literature, and how, on the...
Ascending from a long childhood in which symbols were as real as the objects they represented, humanity is now facing a dark and daunting adolescence. It is no secret Plato and Socrates had religions quite unlike those of their...
Imagine downloading a procedure and immediately acquiring the muscle memory and other "intuitive" nuances of the task. Think of how frustrating communication can be, particularly when an intention is misinterpreted. Now imagine transferring a thought or feeling without worrying about...
This paper was inspired by a questionnaire from the Millennium Project, a wonderful think tank. You ought to visit. In 1900 41% of Americans worked on farms. One hundred years later this figure had dropped to 2%. This widely cited...
PRL-8-53 (methyl 3-ethyl]benzoate) is a nootropic drug discovered by Dr. Nikolaus Hansl of Creighton University. Since he patented it in the 1970’s only one clinical trial with humans has been conducted. Based on the study one can conclude it...
The question of whether dietary antioxidants can substantially delay death or senescence is important to both researchers and health enthusiasts. While supplementation is known to increase the average lifespans of test animals and to decrease certain mortality risks  in...
Aniracetam is a fat soluble cousin of piracetam. It is non-toxic and non-addictive. It is a quantitatively and qualitatively more powerful nootropic than piracetam. Lab mice given standard doses of either drug perform better than control groups, but aniracetam-fed...
“Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.” - Herbert A. Simon "Human reason, in one sphere...
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