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What is Transhumanism,      Humanity +     (whatever)?
An Agenda? (we wants..)We want Indefinite Life ExtensionWe want Peace, Justice, Fairness and LibertyWe want to abolish inv...
My primary’s stab at itWe advocate the end of agingWe believe in and advocate the achievement of actualabundanceWe hold th...
What do you think?What is transhumanism?  Movement?  Loose collection interest in common things?  Definitive of parts of y...
Where Are We?Over six billion people with majority well below our livingstandardGrowing resource shortages even for status...
Aging25% - 40% of population over 65  Depending on countryMost healthcare cost are post 65> 80 year old segment growing ra...
HealthEnd to agingFull medical nanotechEnd of all diseasesCuring of all physically based maladiesWhat of psychological one...
Tools for changeTechnology  Economic dependency  Political dependency  New inventions and applications are crucial     The...
Intelligence AugmentationMaximizing intelligence is obviously essentialfor maximizing almost everything elseAll individual...
Artificial IntelligenceEssential to  Robotics  IA  Going beyond human limitations  Maximizing intelligence in universePush...
Immediate technology to push for  Much better solar, especially thin film  Best reactor designs    Molten salt thorium rea...
Space ExploitationHumanity and all our works limited to this onerock is not tenableSpace is where vastly more resources an...
So What Can We Do?Raise lots of awareness?Funding Foundation?   Gather lots of private funds from everyone, not just the r...
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What is transhumanism

  1. 1. What is Transhumanism, Humanity + (whatever)?
  2. 2. An Agenda? (we wants..)We want Indefinite Life ExtensionWe want Peace, Justice, Fairness and LibertyWe want to abolish involuntary sufferingWe promote the advancement of intelligence Biological and otherwiseWe want space travel and explorationWe want to do whatever we like to enhance andmodify ourselvesWe want politicians to either help or get out of thewayWe accept taxation that helps our goals
  3. 3. My primary’s stab at itWe advocate the end of agingWe believe in and advocate the achievement of actualabundanceWe hold that all must be voluntaryWe support the exploitation of space resourcesAll humans are free to attempt to improve themselvesWe strive to cure all disease and achieve indefinitely longhealthspansWe support free and open access to accumulated knowledgeThe rights of humans include their techological extensions.
  4. 4. What do you think?What is transhumanism? Movement? Loose collection interest in common things? Definitive of parts of your life?What future do you want?What can you do toward achieving it? What are you willing and able to do?
  5. 5. Where Are We?Over six billion people with majority well below our livingstandardGrowing resource shortages even for status quo Including waterEnergy shortages are eminentAging populations in all developed countries Much larger health care and retirement benefit costsEconomic CrisisEconomic Crisis Across almost all developed countriesPossibly pushing edge of human decidable problemresolution speed and accuracy
  6. 6. Aging25% - 40% of population over 65 Depending on countryMost healthcare cost are post 65> 80 year old segment growing rapidlySoon only two or three workers per retired person At bestWays this will resolve: Curing and/or greatly postponing aging Economic collapse and/or war leading to mass die off All the aged die especially as the government programs stop functioning through utterly impossible to pay costs Likely taking the countries with them
  7. 7. HealthEnd to agingFull medical nanotechEnd of all diseasesCuring of all physically based maladiesWhat of psychological ones? Advocacy of mental healthWhat of growth of consciousness / wisdom /enlightenment?
  8. 8. Tools for changeTechnology Economic dependency Political dependency New inventions and applications are crucial The old ways have been worked to near end of lifePolitics Political advocacy Keeping too much government from killing off future Freedom enough to innovate and seek alternativesPriority acknowledgement Wide understanding of what is important and whyPrivate investing, Foundations, enterprise Especially as government can fund less and less.
  9. 9. Intelligence AugmentationMaximizing intelligence is obviously essentialfor maximizing almost everything elseAll individual choices of means are legalR&D in IA Drugs Diet Training Physical brain augmentation Wearables Software systems BCI
  10. 10. Artificial IntelligenceEssential to Robotics IA Going beyond human limitations Maximizing intelligence in universePush for full AGI Intelligence unhinged from the evolved biologicalSoftware writing AIPersonal decision support AI confidante
  11. 11. Immediate technology to push for Much better solar, especially thin film Best reactor designs Molten salt thorium reactor Anti-aging R & D Increased improvements in medicine Streamlining new drug/treatment time to market Exploitation of near earth asteroids Materials, opening frontier, space based solar Continued computational and communication improvement Wide dissemination of technology and knowledge
  12. 12. Space ExploitationHumanity and all our works limited to this onerock is not tenableSpace is where vastly more resources andenergy than on earth isSpace and other stars/planets it the outer(physical) frontierSpace may belong to non-humans, at least notto human 1.0 But many of our problems on earth cannot be solved without exploiting at least local space
  13. 13. So What Can We Do?Raise lots of awareness?Funding Foundation? Gather lots of private funds from everyone, not just the rich.How many of the super tech parts are mostly matter of funding? Some have much fundamental science left which is not all that amenable to just lots of cash the money may need to be there for a while to attract a new generation of researchers (which implies it takes more time than we may have)Build high tech intentional communities to preserve what we valueand wait out the storm?Do everything each of us can with our own skills.Collaborate where we can.All of the above?More?

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