On the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) website http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2015-01-19 today there is an announcement about the successful implantation of Brain Modems into Animals. The program, Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), stands to dramatically enhance research capabilities in neurotechnology and provide a foundation for new therapies. “Today’s best brain-computer interface systems are like two supercomputers trying to talk to each other using an old 300-baud modem,” said Phillip Alvelda, the NESD program manager. “Imagine what will become possible when we upgrade our tools to really open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics.” Continue reading →
Presidential candidate for 2016 Zoltan Istvan in a recent interview outlined his transhumanist party election stance. He said that he wants to see a world where research is done into extending life by the use of mechanical hearts etc instead of into warfare. That the world has enough bombs already. That his transhumanist vision is a world where you can live for ever. Which will come about in the next 10-30 years. Would you really want that? Continue reading →
Zoltan Istvan is the founder of the Transhumanist party. An organisation of 25,000 people who want to extend life by enhancing the human body via the use of technological means. He plans to run for US President in the upcoming 2016 election.
His party’s main driver is to change the way that the defence budget is spent and Continue reading →