Futurama Just Might Be the Best Argument Against Transhumanism [Video]Look, I'm not going to pretend that I'm a font of knowledge when it comes to transhumanism. The idea's a neat one though. In a nutshell, we'll eventually reach a point where technology will supplant all our involuntary problems like aging. PBS Idea Channel, however, thinks that Futurama might perhaps be the best argument against transhumanism. Whether you agree or disagree, host Mike Rugnetta makes an interesting argument.Read on...
Are Sex Robots the Key to a Longer Life?? Fans of Robot Sex Say So
I think we can all agree on something: Sex and finding ways to stay alive longer are two things that most people spend a lot of time thinking about. Doctors of all stripes have been finding ways of connecting sexual activity to mental and physical health for years, so the idea that they're linked isn't crazy. You know what is a little crazy, though? The idea that, like everything else in life, robots will eventually do a better job of using sex to make people live longer, healthier lives than people. According to the Center of Transhumanity, however, that's exactly what's going to happen.Read on...
Finally: a Robotic Tail that Responds to Your Every Move
Japanese artist Ryota Kuwakubo has created the mother of all human mods: SiliFulin, a robotic tail that "react[s] to your movements using a series of servo motors to power the segments." According to CrunchGear, the tail is meant to recall the tail that every human has in the womb which they ultimately absorb before birth. Which brings up one key question: Does the SiliFulin count as transhumanism, or bioconservatism?
Demo video after the jump:Read on...