July 2011

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Intelligence Transformed

A few years back, a computer won a chess match against the world’s most highly rated player. More recently, a computer beat a pair of highly skilled human…

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Humanity Transformed

We can only imagine that, some 6 million years ago, when hominids began to stand upright, there was a tremendous controversy amongst the proto- australopithecines as to whether…

Sonia Arrison on Human Enhancement

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Sonia Arrison’s thoughts on human upgrading…

J. Storrs Hall on our Nanofuture

Some ponderings from J. Storrs Hall in the form of excerpts from his book, Nanofuture. A well-used basketball is covered with a layer of sweat, oils, dead skin…

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The Material World Transformed

The World Transformed 2, Part 3 The digital age has fundamentally transformed humanity’s relationship with information. Through the advent of personal computer, Internet, smart phone, and social media…

Christine Peterson on Life Extension

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Christine Peterson’s answers: If you were…

Aubrey de Grey on Defeating Aging

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Aubrey de Grey’s answers: If you…

Dr. Terry Grossman on Transforming Health

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Dr. Terry Grossman’s answers: If you…