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If we are going to achieve immortality — and how exactly do we define that? — do we need extreme interventions or a more modest approach? Phil and Stephen discuss some “crazy” ideas for life extension. But first a quick mention: Juno has landed and is up and running! And now back to our scheduled program… How …View full post
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon do some erious geeking out. Yes, There Have Been Aliens In our recent paper, Professor Sullivan and I did this by shifting the focus of Drake’s equation. Instead of asking how many civilizations currently exist, we asked what the probability is that ours is the only technological civilization that …View full post
Phil and Stephen review the Declaration of Singularity and amazing stories that indicate we will probably be making it sooner than some might expect. The Declaration of Singularity A reminder of why we fight! Chisels to Genes: How We’ll Soon Grow What We Used to Build Jason Kelly, founder of Gingko Bioworks, said that the company …View full post
Phil and Stephen discuss three varieties of possibility and list examples of each: 1. The Adjacent Possible The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. Possibilities that we are only a step …View full post
Phil and Stephen talk about the surprising usefulness of dumb ideas. The 10 Craziest Startup Ideas Of All Time Blippy LayoffSpace Gamecrush Audioo Honestly.com Agester Chat With a Star The Meet Pen Cuecat Shweeb Withings 10 STUPID BUSINESS IDEAS THAT MADE MILLIONS 1. Pet Rock 2. Million Dollar Homepage 3. Holy Ink 4. “Positive” Attraction 5. Plastic …View full post