This one’s a transhumanism podcast.
We talk a lot about transhumanism in this episode, referring liberally to the Transhumanist Declaration. It’s a veritable tranhumanist podcast! Here’s some other stuff we cover:
- Kurzweil’s talk, cued up to the visualization of a respirocyte. Really doh, you should watch the whole talk.
- Exercise in a bottle? Yes, please!
- Scott Santens argues that $1 given to the poor has three times the growth effects on GDP as $1 given to the rich.
- In Inequality for All, Robert Reich also makes the case that we’re all better off if the poor have more money. Plus, the film will make you mad, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- StrongLifts is where a lot of bros get started with strength. Not just for bros though.
- Tim Ferris talks to Peter Diamandis. One thing these guys aren’t is unsuccessful.
- Vox’s plea for nerds to hack politics gets brought up again. We’re still unconvinced, but it’s a good read nonetheless.
- One day our gut bacteria will tell us what to eat (translated by technology, of course).
- Habitica is cool. If you wanna form a party, I’m Skort on there. Get at me.
- Apps are old news. Watch the bots.
- Toyota’s Human Support Robot is dope.
- Chinese scientists CRISPRed the shit out of some human embryos, didn’t give a fuck.
- If you ever have a lot of time to read a thing, read this thing: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. I lub.
- I may have oversold these San Francisco-based autonomous shuttles—they’re operating at a 583-acre office park, not on the road—but seriously, where do you think this is heading?
- Reich’s down with the basic income. You think you’re better than him?
- Santens again, explaining how a world without jobs isn’t the same thing as a world without work. This dude reliably kills it.
- A few years old now, but still a really fun read: Peter Diamandis’s Abundance.
- Take ten seconds out of your life and read Girl In Wave : Wave In Girl.