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The use of information technology, psychopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, brain stimulation or nano-neurotechnologies to control immoral sentiments, reasoning and behavior, and/or enhance moral sentiments, reasoning and behavior.

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Humanity needs a new design and architecture of mind to fit the future
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The computer will see you now - A virtual shrink may sometimes be better than the real thing

The computer will see you now - A virtual shrink may sometimes be better than the real thing | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
ELLIE is a psychologist, and a damned good one at that. Smile in a certain way, and she knows precisely what your smile means. Develop a nervous tic or tension in an...
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We Need Dystopias Now More Than Ever

We Need Dystopias Now More Than Ever | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Only a venture capitalist could argue, as militarized police descend on poor Americans with riot tech, that we should stop talking about dystopias.
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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.
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The Neuroethics Blog: Enhancement and Social Possibility

The Neuroethics Blog: Enhancement and Social Possibility | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The “uncanny valley” is a term coined by Japanese roboticist Mashahiro Mori in 1970 to describe the strange fact that, as robots become more
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How Will We Define Beauty In A Transhuman Future? - SERIOUS WONDER

How Will We Define Beauty In A Transhuman Future? - SERIOUS WONDER | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
From plastic surgery to futuristic body shopping, the concept of 'beauty' is nearing a paradigm shift! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Smart and smarter drugs

Smart and smarter drugs | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Are we asking the right questions about smart drugs? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us – and what they can’t.
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An interesting and comprehensive article about smart drugs / nootropics.  

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Why powerful people believe they have more time at their disposal than subordinates

Why powerful people believe they have more time at their disposal than subordinates | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Positions of authority create a sense of control over the clock, studies find.
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The psychology of first impressions - digested

The psychology of first impressions - digested | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

You’ll have had this experience - you meet a new person and within moments you feel good or bad vibes about them. This is you performing “thin slicing” - deducing information about a person based on “tells”, some more obvious than others.


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Gerald Carey's curator insight, July 23, 1:49 AM

A great summary of a range of different studies showing how first impressions are so easily made.

It would be interesting to see how accurate those impressions are.

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We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To

We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The development of effective and evidence-based psychological treatments is one of the major triumphs of the last decades. And based on this triumph, some folks say we don't really need to know why they work, we just need more of them. But that is ju...
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Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes

Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Brian Chesky, wants a world more like the villages of old: highly trusting and filled with micro-entrepreneurs who shared their assets to make a living.

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Mind uploading won't lead to immortality

Mind uploading won't lead to immortality | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Uploading the content of one’s mind, including one’s personality, memories and emotions, into a computer may one day be possible, but it won’t transfer our biological consciousness and won’t make us immortal.

Uploading one’s mind into a computer, a concept popularized by the 2014 movie Transcendence starring Johnny Depp, is likely to become at least partially possible, but won’t lead to immortality. Major objections have been raised regarding the feasibility of mind uploading. Even if we could surpass every technical obstacle and successfully copy the totality of one’s mind, emotions, memories, personality and intellect into a machine, that would be just that: a copy, which itself can be copied again and again on various computers.
THE DILEMMA OF SPLIT CONSCIOUSNESS
Neuroscientists have not yet been able to explain what consciousness is, or how it works at a neurological level. Once they do, it is might be possible to reproduce consciousness in artificial intelligence. If that proves feasible, then it should in theory be possible to replicate our consciousness on computers too. Or is that jumpig to conclusions ?
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In a Foreign Language, “Killing 1 to Save 5” May Be More Permissible

In a Foreign Language, “Killing 1 to Save 5” May Be More Permissible | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Language shapes our moral judgments
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We Justify Human Suffering Because We've Never Had a Choice in the Matter

We Justify Human Suffering Because We've Never Had a Choice in the Matter | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Buddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech.

If our
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Technology Is Getting Smarter. Humans Aren’t.

Technology Is Getting Smarter. Humans Aren’t. | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Innovation is supposed to be the cure for economic doldrums. But what if it’s the cause?  More specifically: Is it possible that the ever-increasing automation of everything from factories to retail sales to journalism will destroy more jobs than it creates? It’s a question that economists and workers have been...

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How super AI could end the age of humans – podcast

Nick Bostrom on why the creation of a superintelligent computer might be the last invention mankind ever makes
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Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here

Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Ectogenesis is a social and political minefield.
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Virtual Humans Inspire Patients to Open Up

Virtual Humans Inspire Patients to Open Up | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
A new study reports patients are more open to disclosing personal information with a virtual human than a real one.
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Yesteryear's "Disabled" Are Today's Augmented - SERIOUS WONDER

Yesteryear's "Disabled" Are Today's Augmented - SERIOUS WONDER | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Using modern technology, those today considered "disabled" are in reality augmented! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Courts Increasingly Treat Corporations Like People. They Should Treat Robots Like People, Too.

Courts Increasingly Treat Corporations Like People. They Should Treat Robots Like People, Too. | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court recognized that corporations are entitled to religious freedom under the First Amendment, much as actual people are. This further expands the “legal personhood” of corporations. They have the right to own property, enter into and enforce contracts, and make political expenditures under...
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Neuroscience vs. Philosophy: Explaining the secrets of the mind

Neuroscience vs. Philosophy: Explaining the secrets of the mind | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Cognitive scientist Margaret Boden, and philosopher of mind and language Barry C. Smith and neurobiologist Steven Rose put neuroscience on trial.
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Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We're Only a Rung on the Ladder

Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We're Only a Rung on the Ladder | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
In his latest video, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games and techno-poet, Jason Silva, explores the universe’s tendency to
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I know Silva isn't saying evolution ends with humans in our current form. He thinks technology is driving evolution at an accelerating pace. And indeed, the video’s opening quote from Kevin Kelly is far from human-centric, “The arc of complexity and open-ended creation in the last four billion years is nothing compared to what lies ahead.”

 

But the line about humans being the “evolutionary pinnacle” reminded me of a trap we've fallen into time and again—the temptation to place ourselves at the center of all things. We once believed the cosmos revolved around the Earth. Now, we know the Earth is a vanishingly tiny fragment of metal and rock revolving around an average yellow star.

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Power robs the brain of empathy

Power robs the brain of empathy | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.

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"For their study that builds on past information about how the brain operates, the researchers found that even the smallest bit of power - for instance from a job promotion or more money - can shut down our ability to empathize with others."

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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth
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The Future of Technology Isn't Just a Rich Man's Game - SERIOUS WONDER

The Future of Technology Isn't Just a Rich Man's Game - SERIOUS WONDER | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
While many still fear of a wealth gap in technology, history shows a different story for our future! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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