THE DEHUMANIZATION of Planet Earth continues as we make way for Humanity 2.0. In the news this week: Treating depression with emojis, robots designed with free will, and robots for search and rescue (funded by the Defense Department)–or to replace a spouse who might one day take all your stuff in a divorce.
TRANSHUMANISTS AIM to fulfill the promise made in the Garden: You shall be as gods. Today we discuss a variety of memes and news items related to transhumanism.
MOUNTAINS ARE shaking. A massive earthquake has left over 2,400 dead in Nepal while a volcano in Chile has unexpectedly erupted. Some locals believe it was a manifestation of the god of the volcano. This isn’t surprising–mountains and volcanoes have been considered the abode of gods since the dawn of time.
WE MISS Doctor Future and Tom Bionic. Oh, we know they’re out there, and we have communicated with them from time to time since they hung up their headphones in… Read more »
SPIES HAVE dominated the news of late — the NSA spying scandal has revealed that the US government is basically tracking all our electronic communications. Today we discuss a couple… Read more »
RESEARCHERS IN England announced this week the creation of genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies. The government there has pledged tens of millions of… Read more »
SYRIA HAS crossed the “red line”, according to the Obama administration. What does that mean? How deep are we getting in the Syrian civil war? And, though we hate to… Read more »
IT’S BEEN an odd week. Following the surprise announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a spectacular fireball streaked across the Siberian sky, injuring some 1,200 people when the meteorite exploded in… Read more »