Cue “Thus Spake Zarathustra”- Man just became God

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Craig Venter, the maverick yet mainstream scientist who pioneered the Human Genome Project and now the Craig Venter Institute has done it- he took real Mycoplasma bacterial DNA- uploaded it as info, then transcribed it into artificial DNA and put it into a bacterial shell. Presto! Artificial life that is self-reproducing.

Interview with Transhumanist Presidential candidate – Zoltan Istvan (or how I learned to love the robotic uprising)

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Zoltan Istvan is an author, sailor, family man, National Geographic Journalist, inventor of volcano surfing, and a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. He explains why he believes Transhumanism is our best chance for a better world via science and technology.

Welcome to the machine?

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There is no firewall or proxy that will ever protect us from ourselves because our consciousness is based on the emergent properties of trillions of cells and neuro-endocrine networks resonating along with god-knows-what. We need LESS computational power with fewer connections until we can master two contradictory ideas:

1) There is no truth that is not arbitrary and subjective

2) Truth and ethics must be driven by consistency and largely independent of agenda