Being Digital

Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital (Rydalmere: Hodder and Stoughton, 1995). A prescient look at the unfolding digital age in the mid 1990s. Director of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, explains the coming transition from a world of atoms to a world of bits. In the near future, he predicts we will live in a world where … Continue reading Being Digital

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

R. U. Sirius and Jay Cornell. Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity (San Francisco: Disinformation Books, 2015). It's not often that an acknowledgements section trails off with a vaguely defiant "whateverthefuck." But when R. U. Sirius is involved, the usual rules of authorial comportment do not apply. This book has some seriously fun moments and introduces you to … Continue reading Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

The Transhumanist Reader

Max More and Natasha Vita-More, eds. The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). A fantastic and much needed introduction to transhumanism. Edited by two leading extropians (Max and Natasha Vita-More), both of whom remain prominent modern transhumanist figures, this volume provides a … Continue reading The Transhumanist Reader