Are We Ready For An Implant That Can Change Our Moods?

Our thoughts and fears, movements and sensations all arise from the electrical blips of billions of neurons in our brain. Streams of electricity flow through neural circuits to govern these actions of the brain and body, and some scientists think that many neurological and psychiatric disorders may result from dysfunctional circuits. As this understanding has grown,... Continue Reading →

Human Telepathy Is Right Around The Corner

One morning in a not-too-distant future, you’re reading a news article suspended in the air with your nano-wafer contacts while on the way to work in a driverless flying taxi. Suddenly, your wife calls you. Instead of picking up the smartphone, you accept the “call” with a flicker of thought, and her voice fills your... Continue Reading →

Transhumanism and the Great Rebellion

This generation is witness to the emergence of a radical new social movement known as transhumanism. Expressing an unshakable faith in the continued and rapid advancement of human technology, transhumanists look to the future with what can only be described as a religious fervor. Many of this movement's adherents point to the singularity (an exponential... Continue Reading →

Singularity University: The Harvard Of Silicon Valley Is Planning For A Robot Apocalypse

During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, the institution’s co-founder Peter Diamandis made some confident predictions. Within the next decade, he said, self-driving cars will eliminate all driving fatalities. Artificial intelligence will soon surpass the skills of the best human doctors and remove all inefficiencies from health care systems. These AIs will invent... Continue Reading →

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