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  • Transhumanism – From the Eastern Perspective

    Transhumanism – From the Eastern Perspective

    In December 2013, I published an article on this Blog with the title, Singularity – From the Eastern Perspective. More than 16 months on, I now present before the world, on this very Blog, along the same lines and principles as the article on Singularity, as the title herein indicates, the Eastern take on Transhumanism. …...

  • Why Artificial Intelligence will not replace a Human Futurist

    Why Artificial Intelligence will not replace a Human Futurist

    A recent conversation on a Linkedin group drew attention to automated robots writing the news soon after events occur, for media agencies. This lead a veteran Futurist to ponder the prospect of automated technology eventually using the same system and algorithms to create automated AI enabled robots or systems to forecast or plan scenarios, rendering …...

  • Singularity Documentary: 2057

    Singularity Documentary: 2057

    What would you see and experience if the clocks rolled forward 50 years? In a unique blend of drama and science, this three-part series shows you the world of tomorrow. Will we have flying cars? Will advances in medicine help us stay young forever? What about “printing” custom-made vital organs? What will our cities look …...

  • Innovations in My Lifetime …so far…

    Aug 11, 13 • InnovationNo Comments
    Innovations in My Lifetime …so far…

    This is a list (incomplete list ) which may also be a bit biased since I picked the themes that either influenced my interests as a child (e.g. aeronautics and MS-DOS PCs) or the topics I frequently encountered in the context of my university studies and professional life (esp. related to biotech, neurotech, robotics, nanotech, …...

  • Robotic Soldiers to Replace Humans Soldiers in India?

    Jun 12, 13 • General, Robotics2 Comments
    Robotic Soldiers to Replace Humans Soldiers in India?

    “With futuristic warfare in mind, India is working to develop robotic soldiers as part of efforts to boost unmanned fighting capabilities, joining a select group of countries in this endeavour. Under the project being undertaken by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), robots would be developed with very high level of intelligence to enable them …...

  • How Do We Care For Future People?
 Buddhist and Jain Ideas for Reproductive Ethics (Part 3)

    Jun 11, 13 • General1 Comment
    How Do We Care For Future People?
 Buddhist and Jain Ideas for Reproductive Ethics (Part 3)

    Buddhism and Jainism believe there is an evolutionary continuity between animals, humans and “gods,” and that all creatures will evolve from animals to a posthuman state. From a Keynote Address delivered at the International Jain Conference at Claremont Lincoln University, August 24-25, 2012. Genetic Enhancement Turning to genetic enhancement we first need to reflect on the …...

  • 11 Emerging Scientific Fields That Everyone Should Know About

    Jun 5, 13 • GeneralNo Comments
    11 Emerging Scientific Fields That Everyone Should Know About

    There was a time when science could be broken down into neat-and-tidy disciplines — straightforward things like biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. But as science advances, these fields are becoming increasingly specialized and interdisciplinary, leading to entirely new avenues of inquiry. Here are 11 emerging scientific fields you should know about 1. Neuroparasitology If you …...

  • Technology as a decay element responsible for the decay of bonding between human and nature

    May 27, 13 • General2 Comments
    Technology as a decay element responsible for the decay of bonding between human and nature

    Since the origin of human species, it is our own curiosity which has been the driving force behind the working of our society. That, combined with ingenious properties of imagination, knowledge, free will and emotions can be perceived to act as global glue which unifies human race. This property and human wisdom gave birth to …...

  • Predictions for “The Future and You” website

    May 27, 13 • GeneralNo Comments
    Predictions for “The Future and You” website

    The future, as it exists, is going to be very different from the past. Physicists can say that the one cannot differentiate between the past, and future arrow of time. But, in reality, when an observer makes observations about any stage of development at any instant of time in the history of evolution of this …...

  • Transhumanism and India – A Mutual Enrichment

    May 18, 13 • General1 Comment
    Transhumanism and India – A Mutual Enrichment

    India’s reasons to be confident about the future To me, the most striking thing about India was its peoples’ confidence, endless optimism and belief in the future. Many Indians I met expressed the certainty and confidence that India will soon be a top global player. Yes, India has good reasons to be optimistic with an …...