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A Future Based on the Past

In order to predict what will happen in our future, we look at how we can describe our present, how we got there from the past, and then extend the trend lines we can observe into the future. One way to do that is to break out some categories of ethical concern. Ethics dictates that […]

The Last Generation To Die — a short film

This kickstarter project is going to produce a film on longevity and the possibility of human immortality. (follow this link for the kickstarter project) The Last Generation To Die — a short film – [kickstarter.com] The story takes place roughly 30 years in the future at the moment when science has first figured out how […]

The Evolution of Civilization

Since our current growth rate in some areas of technology is accelerating toward a singularity threshold, it is difficult to predict what our civilization will be like in only a few hundred years. To describe civilization a thousand years from now is nearly impossible to accomplish with any confidence of accuracy. It might be reasonable […]

Future Telescope

Another short but brilliant post by Eric Drexler, well worth reading several times over as short as it is. A Telescope Aimed at the Future – [metamodern.com] Our time is also unique in that growing computational capacity can enable us to simulate systems that have not yet been built: New aircraft typically fly as expected, […]