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Mormon Transhumanist Association
Mormon Transhumanist Association is the world's largest advocacy network for ethical use of technology and religion to extend human abilities.
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21 days ago by thejaymo
Upload your mind
Nectome is a preserve-your-brain-and-upload-it company. Its chemical solution can keep a body intact for hundreds of years, maybe thousands, as a statue of frozen glass. The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation. That way, someone a lot like you, though not exactly you, will smell the flowers again in a data server somewhere.

This story has a grisly twist, though. For Nectome’s procedure to work, it’s essential that the brain be fresh. The company says its plan is to connect people with terminal illnesses to a heart-lung machine in order to pump its mix of scientific embalming chemicals into the big carotid arteries in their necks while they are still alive (though under general anesthesia).

The company has consulted with lawyers familiar with California’s two-year-old End of Life Option Act, which permits doctor-assisted suicide for terminal patients, and believes its service will be legal. The product is “100 percent fatal,” says McIntyre. “That is why we are uniquely situated among the Y Combinator companies.”
transhumanism  technology  the-future 
5 weeks ago by xianoforange
Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand | News | The Guardian
How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific by If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand.
additivism  apocalypse  environment  new  zealand  peter  thiel  singularity  transhumanism  stream 
5 weeks ago by therourke
The Human Service Centre – Penny – Medium
In this article I draw similarities between IT service design, automative maintenance and the need to redesign the future of human health ‘as a service’ incorporating concepts from the IT & automotive industries. Somewhat left field thinking but applying a product strategy and service design approach could make life and its supply chain simpler. 🙂
transhumanism  health  healthcare  servicedesign 
6 weeks ago by oliverw
Betterhumans | Our Projects
Non-profit apparently running a trial on senolytics. > Senolytic Compounds: The question seeking to be answered by this Phase 0 pilot study is whether the senolytic compounds Dasatinib (CAS no. 302962-48-8) and Quercetin (CAS no. 117-39-5) will significantly eliminate senescent cells contained in the muscle and fat tissue of elderly individuals who have Metabolic Syndrome and/or Osteoarthritis, and will reduce levels of systemic inflammation, insulin resistance, improve their immunological responses, and in those having Osteoarthritis, reverse the progression of this disease.
senolytic  betterhumans  transhumanism  clinical_trial  aging 
7 weeks ago by porejide
A Commitment for More Than One Lifetime - The New York Times
“He leaned as far back as he could go in his chair in these crazy pants with his arms crossed,” she said, and wore a T-shirt that said “I Am John Galt” (a nod to the hero of the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged’’) and wild yoga pants with flames, moons and stars.

“I loved the idea of seasteading and wrote about it for part of my thesis,” said Ms. Benjamin... taking cryogenics and life-extension technology into consideration.
silicon-valley  ayn-rand  libertarian  transhumanism 
9 weeks ago by jomc

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