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Transhumanist for President? Interview with Author and 2016 Transhumanist Party Candidate for US President, Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan doesn’t believe that issues of life extension, genetic modification, and neural prosthetics are the problems for the president in the year 220, but that they’re among the most important considerations of the future of America, and of human life in general.

In this interview, I ask Zoltan what kinds of technology and health initiatives he’d get behind as a president, as well as his own thoughts as to how concerns of merging technology might be brought to the forefront of American awareness (without a disaster, that is).

Direct download: Zoltan_Istvan_Use.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Explaining the Exponential - an Interview with Futurist Speaker / Author Gray Scott

Gray Scott’s mission is to bring the concerns of the future to the public - and with recent coverage in Psychology Today, New York Post, and the World Future Society, he’s picking up steam.

In this interview, Gray and I discuss the most important societal shifts that he believes are opening up our generation and culture to take issues like life extension and brain-machine interface. We discuss how modern skepticism of religious dogma plays a role in the social shift towards transhumanism.

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Category:Brain Machine Interface -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is no slouch when it comes to understanding the human mind - particularly the diagnoses and treatment of mental illness. In addition to being chair of psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Lieberman sits on the advisory board of many of the world’s largest drug companies.

In this particular interview, Dr. Lieberman shares his thoughts around the most transformative technological developments in understanding the mind in the last 10 years - as well has his predictions as to which technologies and approaches will break the most ground in the future of diagnosing and treating mental illnesses.

Direct download: Jeffrey_Leiberman_Use.mp3
Category:Brain Machine Interface -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Applying Reason to the Future - Talking Singularity with Dr. Michael Shermer, Founder of Skeptic Magazine

There are “techno-optimists” and “techno-pessimists”… and there’s those who just don’t know what they’re talking about. Skeptic Magazine’s founder Michael Shermer shares his thoughts on what’s hyped-up and what’s worth considering in the human race to the future.

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Category:Emerging Technology -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT