Tag archive for ‘transhuman’
By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Feel Like a Barbie, Be Like a Barbie

We have seen some pretty crazy obsessions before. People have gone out of their way to fulfill their ambitions to look like their favorite stars. One of the most common ones out there seems to be for Barbie dolls. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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There is good and bad use of all computer related technologies. A GOOD USE is artificial limbs for instance that can be run by the brain. The bad use is artificial killing machines coupled with human bodies. And More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Lana Del Rey Living Doll

In a very short period of time, an enigmatic singer named Lana Del Rey went from complete anonymity to the front page of magazines, not to mention intense internet buzz and an SNL appearance. But along with this More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Cyber Rats

Scientists in Israel have just installed a cybernetic brain into a rat. This was all done externally and the rat’s cerebellum was not harmed, only disabled through the use of electrodes. The “brain” More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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The Blade Runner

In his excellent article “When will we be transhuman? Seven conditions for attaining transhumanism” Kyle Munkittrick formulates seven indicators to benchmark if or when Transhumanism has arrived as part More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, August 11th, 2011
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This is your Meal

Intelligent vending machines are just one of the raw signs that we’re storming towards an either utopian of dystopian technocracy. Machines that make use of facial recognition to suggest what to drink or whether More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Day After

There’s a crowd arguing that today’s society is too much dependant on technology. That humanity enhanced with technology has nothing to do with evolution, or natural progress but all with extensive consumerism More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, July 17th, 2011
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The Internet as an Extension of Our Brain

According to a study done by Science Magazine reliable and constant access to online information is affecting how we use our memory. Instead of remembering facts ourselves we remember where we can find those facts. This More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Matrix Reality

It seems the sci-fi industry has done it again. Predictions made in novels like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer back in the 1980s of neural implants linking our brains to machines have become a reality. Back then More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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What You Did Not Know About Carrots

It’s always smart – and telling – to focus on artists and designer’s visions on the ways humankind has displaced, manipulated or designed nature and how this affects and modifies our concept of ‘nature’. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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Living Human Laser

Ever imagined firing laser beams from your body? Well, if you did, your imagination may come to life soon. Some Dr. Evil’s from Harvard have merged light-emitting proteins from jellyfish with a single human cell More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

We’re all Computers

The question of whether it is possible for machines to think has a long history, which is firmly entrenched in the distinction between dualist and materialist views of the mind. From the perspective of dualism, More...