March 2, 2005

Ray Kurzweil's KurzweilAI "...features the big thoughts of today's big thinkers examining the confluence of accelerating revolutions that are shaping our future world, and the inside story on new technological and social realities from the pioneers actively working in these arenas.... Although the "AI" in the title of this site suggests Ray Kurzweil's work in "artificial intelligence," it's intended here to refer to the far broader world of "accelerating intelligence" in all of its diverse forms. The quickening pace of our knowledge and intelligence will ultimately alter the nature of what it means to be human.
KurzweilAI.Net focuses on the exponential growth of intelligence, both biological and machine, and the merger of the two in a post-humanist future."

Posted by bcross at 2:17 PM

March 1, 2005

The Third Culture

third_culture.jpgThe Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution by John Brockman
"The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are."

Posted by bcross at 2:28 PM

February 22, 2005

Extropy Institute

extropy_institute.jpgExtropy Institute (ExI) "...has grown from a groundbreaking futurist organization to a worldwide incubator for solutions. Having spent the last 15 years building the grid for transhumanity, ExI is now moving forward in designing the means for resolving technological and cultural issues of transhumanity. ExI's approach is to design thinking systems and solutions for the future that affect everyone around the world.
Extropy Institute is a networking organization which advocates the Proactionary Principle in addressing social issues. Extropy Institute does not support any one political agenda."

Posted by bcross at 9:41 PM