Episode 37 - Counterculture, The Singularity, and the Amish with R. U. Sirius pt 2

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  • H+ movement
    • Ethical Use of Technology
    • Expand Human Capabilities
    • Better Than Well
    • Mission Statement:  “Humanity+ is an international nonprofit membership organization which advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. In other words, we want people to be better than well.” Where does Humanity+ advocate the ethical use of technology? What are the human capacities to be expanded? How does Humanity+ foster people being better than well?
  • Looks like the culture has gotten really weird
  • Zoltan Istvan 
  • The Well 
  • Steal This Singularity so it’s not run and controlled by big capital and corporations
  • Descent of social and political optimism come 21st century

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Occult:

late 15th century (as a verb): from Latin occultare ‘secrete,’

frequentative of occulere ‘conceal,’

based on celare ‘to hide’;

the adjective and noun from occult- ‘covered over,’ from the verb occulere .

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