Techno-Optimist

32 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Following | 7 Followers | @TechnoOptimist | Kevin Russell, who also goes by the moniker 'The Techno-Optimist', is a transhumanist, philosopher, futurist, researcher, lecturer, founder of Simulet.com, and the Executive Director of Serious Wonder.com. He enjoys educating and debating positively about technology, and plans on embarking on a stand-up philosophy tour sometime next year.

The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 1)

<i>I believe in intuition and inspiration. … At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. When the eclipse of 1919 confirmed my</i> …

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience | Kurzweil

Neocortical column (credit: EPFL)<p>Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have discovered rules that relate the genes that a …

If You Think 3D Printing Is Disruptive, Wait for 4D

By<p>Ben Rooney<p>Every now and then you come across a technology, or a mooted technology, that sounds so far-fetched, so outlandish that it belongs with proper flying cars and the paperless office. Things that will never happen.<p>The idea of "printing" objects, so-called 3D printing once seemed pretty …

Graphene circuit breaks the gigahertz barrier

Researchers in the US and Italy have made the first integrated graphene digital circuits that function at gigahertz frequencies. The circuits are …

Soylent: The Future of Food (Part 1)

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The Transhumanist Quest For Immortal Love

The [easyazon-link asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us”]<b>transhumanist</b>[/easyazon-link] quest is not just about becoming immortal; it’s about never losing the …

4D Printing: The New Human Bionics

4D Printing: The New Human Bionics<p>The essence of human identity is increasingly in the hands of a new generation. We are entering a future where our …

KOYAKATSI: The New Trailer Premiere

Orson Welles. David Lean. Akira Kurosawa. Stanley Kubrick. Christopher Nolan.<p>Every once in awhile, a filmmaker comes along with a concept of reality …

Phantom Phone Vibrations: Future Haptic-Telepathy

Phantom phone vibrations are more common than you would think. According to a new study “Phantom Vibration Syndrome is a type of hallucination …

HEAVEN is just a head transplant away

It’s not often that you wake up and see your family name plastered across news boards, much less in reference to controversial medical procedures, …

Mouse cloned from drop of blood

<b>Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.</b><p>Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.<p>The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and …

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Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or …

Five Ways Augmented Reality Will Make Us Transhuman

Transhumanism is all about the creative and ethical use of technology to better the human condition. Futurists, when discussing topics related to …

James Martin: Futurologist (1933-2013)

Futurologist James Martin has been found dead at the age of 79 in the waters of the Great Sound near his Agar’s Island home. <br>The Royal Gazette …

RAW: What the Thinker Thinks, the Prover will Prove

hier höre zu Editor’s Note: The following article is an excerpt from: Robert Anton Wilson’s <i>Prometheus Rising,</i> and has been reprinted with …

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Is Moore's Law Coming to an End?

According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a integrated circuit doubles approximately every 2 years (18 months). Gordon E. Moore …

This is a plan for a robot that uses heart cells as a motor. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/robot-heart?src=SOC&dom=fb

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Interview: Jason Silva Effs the Ineffable in Fresh Philosophical Espresso Shot

Filmmaker Jason Silva’s latest short film, “The Mirroring Mind,” is a stream of consciousness about consciousness itself. Like the ultimate Zen koan, …

IBM's Newest Invention Mimics the Human Brain on an Atomic Level

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's a headline you've probably seen before: "IBM creates brain-like computer chip." Here's a more …

10 Ideas That Make A Difference

“Fifty years hence,” said Winston Churchill in 1931, “we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing.” …