Social interactions and daily tasks involved in being a successful member of the human species can sometimes feel automated and depersonalizing. Sometimes others appear as malfunctioning machines, repeating the same maladaptive or just menial behaviors. . .and thats when sometimes philosophy is the only consolation, well that and laughing and maybe a mountain hike.

My Statement: I believe we humans live in an environment surrounded by biology and technology, yet a majority of us focus merely on short sighted effects of those things. Contemporary discoveries in science and advances in technology describe an existence in a much more mechanistic way than any of us could have imagined. Being able to incorporate this information into our conscious while maintaining respect for human creativity and emotion will be important for future human technological advancements and environmental management. I also believe life extension "200+ years" via bio-physiological modification is well within the grasp of my generation, and I'll do my best to participate in these efforts.

Location: U.S. Denver

Education: B.S. in Psychology, Minors in Art History and Biology

Political Views: Libertarian Transhumanism

Religious Views: Agnostic

Myers-Briggs: INTJ

Anything I write or comment on can be found in my "Life" tag along with poetry, art I've created, or current happenings.

Poetry Blog:
http://a-cadence-for-catharsis.tumblr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ctrl.alt.Nate

 

spreadingdiscord:

Why cant we ever have a film that shows the good of technology and how it will benefit and improve the human race. Instead of how it will harm and destroy us. Regardless I’m still very interested in seeing this film, I could be completely wrong about my intial thoughts on how the film will play out.

I agree this looks like it’s going to appeal to luddite philosophies. Also still want to see.

I climb the mountain.
Up steps the moon has already taken.
Of Absence. Of things broken.
To see if the moon is a mouth.
To see if I am what it wants.

Linda Gregg, Of Absence (via theslowdives)

(Source: theoriginalpersianversion)

ejakulation:

Carmen Kass and Audrey Marnay in Hussein Chalayan F/W 1998, photographed by Richard Avedon

ejakulation:

Carmen Kass and Audrey Marnay in Hussein Chalayan F/W 1998, photographed by Richard Avedon

Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions For 2014 Are Remarkably Accurate

wildcat2030:

See on Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future

50 years ago, Isaac Asimov predicted the invention of tofurky and warned there would be “psychological resistance” to it. Here’s what else he got right.

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Of course we all walk around with powerful computers in our pockets now, and…

mountainmancityboy:

A strange little creature my sister got me for Xmas. A toy made in China with some steampunk-esque modifications.

That’s the coolest!!

It’s okay to be a glowstick; sometimes we need to break before we shine…

(via annebubble)

(Source: quotediary.me)

alexob:


Foundation Offers $1 Million Prize For A Bioengineered Liver


The liver has to enable a “large mammal” to live “a normal lifestyle” for at least three months.
The Methuselah Foundation is offering the prize money to the first research group to make a liver that is able to go into a “large mammal, enabling the host to recover in the absence of native liver function and survive three months with a normal lifestyle,” according to the prize’s website. The winner has to complete this feat by December 31, 2018.

alexob:

Foundation Offers $1 Million Prize For A Bioengineered Liver

The liver has to enable a “large mammal” to live “a normal lifestyle” for at least three months.

The Methuselah Foundation is offering the prize money to the first research group to make a liver that is able to go into a “large mammal, enabling the host to recover in the absence of native liver function and survive three months with a normal lifestyle,” according to the prize’s website. The winner has to complete this feat by December 31, 2018.