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A project to resurrect the dead using science has gained quite a bit of publicity recently and deserves at least one mention at Beliefnet. What is most intriguing is that this project isn’t just about resuscitating people who are clinically brain-dead, […]

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I’m continuing to work at my audio version of Catalyst: A Techno-Liberation Thesis (2013). Everything will progress and it should be completed soon. I’ve also got a copy of Center for a Stateless Society’s (C4SS) Kevin Carson’s book The Homebrew […]

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Heat death is the point at which all energy in the universe is “used” and nothing can happen. Everything goes dark again – forever? The Lifeboat Foundation includes the heat death of the universe on its list of top existential threats to […]

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We all “play God” or “play with fire” at some point. What we do affects people’s lives, even their chances of longevity. But are these things really so bad? Had your ancestors chosen not to play with fire, life might not […]

As I said in the last post, the results are not always fantastic, but technology throughout history achieves a lot more good than bad. That’s my argument in my thesis, Catalyst, from back in 2013. Each time I look back […]

In the start of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick depicts a scene both reminiscent of human prehistory and evolution, and at the same time of mythology. An ape-like human ancestor is depicted first using a bone as […]

Fitting for this site, let’s talk about belief – my belief. At times, I am convinced there is a will of the universe. Call it a type of fatalism. I believe when people talk of God, they are in fact talking […]

I’d like to draw your attention to my full review of Visions of the Future, published to h+ Magazine on 31 March 2016. My review of Prospects for Human Survival, also a Lifeboat Foundation book I got a review copy […]

When understanding things to come, one must first master the past. Will you make history? Maybe history is just too big, too impersonal, too unwieldy, to be made by you at all. Rather, history has made you. In my view, the landscape of history […]

Most people don’t understand what can now be done through modern understandings of biology. If the child in me could ask the pioneers of synthetic biology a question, it might be about dragons. While I am no biologist, I understood […]

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