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The Future of Mankind
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Cyborg technology could end human disability by 2064 | Impact Lab

Cyborg technology could end human disability by 2064 | Impact Lab | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Neural interfaces and prosthetics will do away with human disabilities.
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Mid-century Earth: a brief glance at our future in 36 years - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Mid-century Earth: a brief glance at our future in 36 years - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

Physicist Paul Davies, in his book The Eerie Silence writes that humanity's future lies in transitioning into non-biological beings.

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Quest for immortality spurs breakthroughs in human-machine merge - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Quest for immortality spurs breakthroughs in human-machine merge - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Quest for immortality spurs breakthroughs in human-machine merge Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies By mid-century or before, many future followers predict the pace of technological progress in genetics, nanotechnology and artificial...
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Meet the guys who store humans at freezing temperatures for the future

Meet the guys who store humans at freezing temperatures for the future | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they'll be able to be revived and live again in another life.
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Don't be afraid of evil super-brains, says futurist - Wired.co.uk

Don't be afraid of evil super-brains, says futurist - Wired.co.uk | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

Such experiments are the subject of the new book The Future of the Mind by famed physicist and futurist Michio Kaku.

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Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness - WWNO

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness - WWNO | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness.

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Rosy future ahead? Experts say yes; get ready to be mind-boggled

Rosy future ahead? Experts say yes; get ready to be mind-boggled | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
This means that biological humans will have only lasted about 400 generations from the beginning of culture to the present, an alarmingly short span for Earth life. However, experts say replacing biology with non-biological ...
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What the Singularity Will Mean at the Office - Wall Street Journal (blog)

What the Singularity Will Mean at the Office - Wall Street Journal (blog) | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

He envisions a more harmonious future where humans and machines work together and people augment their capabilities with technology, he said Monday evening at the Wall Street...

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How Infinite Information Will Warp And Change Human Relationships

How Infinite Information Will Warp And Change Human Relationships | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Getting too attached to Siri is one thing. The actual future of people's relationships with software may be a lot weirder.
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Can The Obesity Epidemic Be Reversed -- Or Does Obesity Represent A New ... - Forbes

Can The Obesity Epidemic Be Reversed -- Or Does Obesity Represent A New ... - Forbes | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the Mind-Meld: Our Future of Brain-to-Brain Communication - Discover Magazine (blog)

Welcome to the Mind-Meld: Our Future of Brain-to-Brain Communication - Discover Magazine (blog) | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Discover Magazine (blog) Welcome to the Mind-Meld: Our Future of Brain-to-Brain Communication Discover Magazine (blog) And though Rao's initial tests transmitted mere movements, future iterations could theoretically transmit perceptions, concepts,...
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Can Transhumanism and The Everyman Co-Exist?

Can Transhumanism and The Everyman Co-Exist? | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
I would like to believe that humans can learn, evolve and come to accept radically new ideas. I think that we ... It is a complex philosophy that is boldly unafraid of the future, and honest in its examination of who we are as a species.
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Man implants magnetic headphones, becomes music cyborg - ExtremeTech

Man implants magnetic headphones, becomes music cyborg - ExtremeTech | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
ExtremeTech Man implants magnetic headphones, becomes music cyborg ExtremeTech If high-quality headphones are too big and bulky for you — or ruin your marvelous hair — and you're sick of having to replace earbuds every few months because the wires...
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MIT robot augments you with two extra arms

MIT robot augments you with two extra arms | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Most of the robotic limbs you hear about are meant to replace arms and legs that have been lost to injury, but MIT is working on robotic limbs that are just meant to add on additional ones, giving...
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Building a Better You? The Era of Trans-Human Technology (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

Building a Better You? The Era of Trans-Human Technology (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

Welcome to the future. You are now living in an era of trans-human technology — an era some call an evolutionary renaissance. And you are what we call a cyborg: part human, part machine.

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Will People Alive Today Have the Opportunity to Upload Their Consciousness to a New Robotic Body?

Will People Alive Today Have the Opportunity to Upload Their Consciousness to a New Robotic Body? | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
A Russian mogul wants to make sure the answer is yes, and soon (@paolini Have you seen this? They might basically be inventing Eldunaris!
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No Bones About It: Technology Made Ancient Humans Less Active - LiveScience.com

No Bones About It: Technology Made Ancient Humans Less Active - LiveScience.com | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

Human bones can serve as a historical record of their owners' lifestyles, and now ancient human skeletons from Central Europe may reveal how humans...

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Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human - Forbes

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human - Forbes | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

Today, computers are taking over the work of humans and it appears that we are entering a new industrial revolution.

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A Zen Priest explains how spirituality will evolve in the future - io9

A Zen Priest explains how spirituality will evolve in the future - io9 | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it

One force is the rapid development of science and technology that will give us greater understanding of, and control over, the human organism and has the potential to also provide...

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Why Human-Computer Teams Hold the Most Promise for the Future - Wired

Why Human-Computer Teams Hold the Most Promise for the Future - Wired | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Why Human-Computer Teams Hold the Most Promise for the Future Wired Although some people are worried that intelligent computers will develop into autonomous networks, like the infamous Skynet in the “Terminator” movies, and take over the world,...
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From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future

From Human to Cyborg? Custom-designed, Enhanced Prosthetics Are in Our Future | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
The technology and engineering behind artificial limbs - or prosthetics - has advanced with amazing speed and, when combined with 3D printing technology and the advances in what is generally called...
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Beyond human: How I became a cyborg

Beyond human: How I became a cyborg | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body. (Meet @sciencepunk, he's a cyborg.
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Humans will live on the Moon within 30-40 years, predicts Commander Chris ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Humans will live on the Moon within 30-40 years, predicts Commander Chris ... - Telegraph.co.uk | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Humans will live on the Moon within 30-40 years, predicts Commander Chris ...
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Commander Hadfield believes a lunar base of the future will include China and India, who are both forging ahead with their space programmes.
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On the Space Between the Human and the Post- Human

On the Space Between the Human and the Post- Human | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
What especially distinguishes human beings from other animals has been the degree to which they seek out and invent ways to leverage the basics of their biology to reach ever more complex levels of thought and action.
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Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future - The Verge

Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future - The Verge | The Future of Mankind | Scoop.it
Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future The Verge To that end, designer Agatha Haines has put together a conceptual series of custom organs, which could one day be used by humans as an organic way to replace mechanical...
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