Monthly Archives: April 2015

WHY ALIEN LIFE SHOULD GIVE CAUSE TO WORRY

If we should ever succeed in discovering life on other worlds, should that discovery trouble us? I think most people would say the answer to that question is ‘yes’ only if said aliens have tremendous technological capability. If that is … Continue reading

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PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?

PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?  Have you heard? Robots are coming and they are going to steal our jobs! I expect you have heard rumours to that effect, because the tech news seems positively awash with … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART 4

PART 4: A TALE OF TWO TRANSHUMAN NATIONS. In the previous installment, we saw how Transhumanist Wager has a lot in common with Atlas Shrugged. I ended with a mention of another story and it, too, can be said to … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART THREE

PART THREE: JETHRO SHRUGGED. In 1957, a book was published that took the murder-mystery concept in a new direction.  Rather than having a plot concerning the death of a human body and whodunnit, the story was instead about the death … Continue reading

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