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In clear and compelling language, Nanotechnology describes the ideas and techniques that are creating a new domain of science and technology." -- Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University "BC Crandall's Nanotechnology is both shocking and authoritative - a feast for those who truly enjoy a glimpse of the future!" -- Greg Bear, author of Blood Music and Queen of Angels

Technology is becoming molecularly precise. Nanotechnology, otherwise known as molecular engineering, will soon create effective machines as small as DNA. This capacity to manipulate matter -- to program matter -- with atomic precision will utterly change the economic, ecological, and cultural fabric of our lives. This book, which is accessible to a broad audience while providing references to the technical literature, presents a wide range of potential applications of this new material technology. The first chapter introduces the basic concepts of molecular engineering and demonstrates that several mutually reinforcing trends in current research are leading directly into a world of surprisingly powerful molecular machines. Nine original essays on specific applications follow the introductory chapter. The first section presents applications of nanotechnology that interact directly with the molecular systems of the human body. The second presents applications that function, for the most part, outside the body. The final section details the mechanisms of a universal human-machine interface and the operation of an extremely high resolution display system.  

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By Anders Sandberg.  Transhumanism is a philosophy that humanity can, and should, strive to higher levels, both physically, mentally and socially. It encourages research into such areas as life extension, cryonics, nanotechnology, physical and mental enhancements, uploading human consciousness into computers and megascale engineering.

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Extropic Art Virtual Gallery

By Natasha Vita-More.  The Transhumanist Arts Center is designed to provide a brief history of Transhumanist Arts and insight into the future directions of art and creativity as we approach the 21st Century.

 

Extropy Institute

The premier transhumanist networking and information organization preparing for the future.  

Mission Statement:

Extropy Institute acts as a networking and information center for those seeking to foster our continuing evolutionary advance by using technology to extend healthy life, augment intelligence, optimize psychology, and improve social systems. Through its networking function, the Institute brings together the finest critical and creative minds to challenge conventional thinking about human limits and to develop, critique, and implement new ideas about the use of technologies of all kinds to improve the future. As an information center, the Institute acts as a repository and portal for detailed information on advanced technologies, their positive potentials, their challenges, and their possible dangers.

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Transhumanism Page

Created and maintained by Nicholas Bostrom.  

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bulletThe Transhumanist FAQ NEW Over 50 persons collaborated with me in writing this. It is an attempt to lay the foundations for a transhumanist world view.
bulletHow long before superintelligence? This short paper presents the case for believing that we might well have superhuman artificial intelligence within the first third of the next century. [Updated version of the original in Int. J. of Future Studies.]
bulletWhat is transhumanism? A concise introduction to transhumanism.

 

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World Transhumanist Association

For the Science and Philosophy of the Future...

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Transhumanism advocates the use of technology to overcome our biological limitations and transform the human condition. At the present time or in the near future, human capabilities will be extended through such means as genetic engineering, memory-enhancing drugs, collaborative information-filtering, smart agents, intelligence amplification, wearable computers, and the Internet. In the slightly longer term, the accelerating pace of technological development opens up such revolutionary prospects as superhuman artificial intelligence and molecular nanotechnology. The consequences of these developments may include: the abolition of disease; the elimination of aging; the enrichment of our reward-centers so we enjoy a wider diversity of emotions, exhilarating peak experiences and life-long well-being; and perhaps the gradual replacement of human bodies with synthetic enhancements. Or by contrast, it could mean that intelligent life goes extinct, maybe as the result of an accidental or deliberate misuse of powerful weapons technologies such as self-replicating nanomachine viruses. These are extreme possibilities. Yet they are taken seriously by an increasing number of scientists and scientifically-literate philosophers.

 

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