Futurists

Extropian, Transhuman, and Future Tech Sites

Some of the sites below are “A Little Out there” and some are more “progressive” (read LLL) than I would normally link to. In the interest of balance I present a full spectrum of futurist possibilities. Have fun!
 

3 Laws Unsafe 
3 Laws Unsafe “Is it possible to create ethical AI based on the Three Laws? Is it ethical to create ethical AI based on the Three Laws? What other solutions have been proposed for the problem?”


 Extropy Institute
Extropy Institute The International Transhumanist Organization – Max More, President – Incubating positive futures since 1988 through tomorrow.
         


Natasha Vita More Universe
    




Transhumanist Arts Center & Extropic Art Universe
        

 

 



 

Transhuman InfoMark “Who are transhumans? What is the history of transhumanism? Check out the Transhuman InfoMark!”
      



Interview with Max More, President of the Extropy Institute
30 Audio Minutes on Extropianism.

A-infos Radio Project February 26, 2002


World Transhumanist Association
The WTA was founded in 1998 to support discussion and public awareness of cutting-edge transhumanist thinking.   


Transhumanity Magazine
From The WTA.
      


The Immortality Institute 


Nick Bostrom
papers in philosophy of science, ethics, transhumanism, probability theory, and on humanity’s future.     


The Transhumanist FAQ
Nick Bostrom et al    



The Simulation Argument
Are We Living In a Computer Simulation?
       


 Singularity Institute        


Transhuman World Culture InfoMark
dedicated to the visionary ideas of FM-2030       


Futurist.com
“is hosted by leading futurist Glen Hiemstra. Keynote Presentations and Programs are our leading services.”     


Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
National Science Foundation — September 2000        


Why is Quantum Physics so Beautiful? , Closer to Truth, 2001 (23 minutes: RealPlayer Video)         

“A very basic but fun overview of some unresolved issues, and the amazing things we’ve learned, by several excellent guides: Leon Lederman, Andrei Linde, Charles Buchanan, Steven Koonin, and Greg Benford. Well worth taking your next coffee break to watch this beauty.” John Smart – SingularityWatch


Journal of Evolution and Technology — Formerly the Journal of Transhumanistm
A peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing contemporary research into future science and philosophy Published by the World Transhumanist Association         


Transhumanist Resources
Anders Sandberg        


Ray Kurzweil’s Site
A Web showcase for the ideas and technologies of leading visionaries.    


Edge Foundation
established in 1988 as an outgrowth of a group known as The Reality Club. Its informal membership includes of some of the most interesting minds in the world.         


The Molecular Repair of the Brain
Ralph C. Merkle         


Mind Uploading Home Page
edited by Joe Strout         

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Alcor Life Extension Foundation
Cryonics and CryoTransport         


The Cryonics Institute
cryonic suspension services and information         


Immortalist Society
and The Immortalist Magazine         


Space Studies Institute
“Is the surface of the Earth really the right place for an expanding technological civilization?” — Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill         


The Hedonistic Imperative
how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life         


BLTC RESEARCH
BLTC RESEARCH was founded in 1995 to promote paradise-engineering. We are dedicated to an ambitious global technology project. BLTC seek to abolish the biological substrates of suffering. Not just in humans, but in all sentient life.         


Foundation for the Future
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the increase and diffussion of knowledge concerning the future of humanity.         


Ethics for Machines
J. Storrs Hall, PhD.         


Ethics for Transhumans
Peter Voss         


Wingmakers
The Ancient Arrow Project         


Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence         


The Posthuman Body
–Eric Watt Forste|Arkuat         


Extropians FAQ List (release 0.092)
–Eric Watt Forste|Arkuat         


UtopianWorld
To provide practical pathways to a sustainable and humane society         


The World Future Society
an association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future         


Utopia Now Organization
Utopia & Utopian Philosophy         


The Turning Point – Towards a Science of Living Systems –
Fritjof Capra         


The Living Universe Foundation
…seeks to preserve the ecology of the Earth while colonizing the oceans and outer space, all as part of humanity’s attaining its highest possible scientific, humanitarian, and aesthetic development.         


Mark Alan Walker’s Home Page         


 

 

 

 

  “People often go through three stages in examining the impact of future technology: awe and wonderment at its potential to overcome age old problems, then a sense of dread at a new set of grave dangers that accompany these new technologies, followed, finally and hopefully, by the realization that the only viable and responsible path is to set a careful course that can realize the promise while managing the peril.”
   
Ray Kurzweil April 18, 2000