An idea that has frequently been used by science fiction is now starting to gain widespread attention by futurists, scientists, philosophers, and even the general public; the idea that the human species needs to use either artificial augmentations or gene manipulation to usher in the next stage of evolution. That idea is transhumanism. But why […]Read more "What is Transhumanism?"
With the cancellation of the U.S.’s Space Shuttle program, NASA has had to resort to sending astronauts and supplies into space about Russian Soyuz rockets. What most do not know is that the U.S. Air Force is currently testing another reusable rocket design, codenamed the X-37B. The project began in 1998 as the X-40, or […]Read more "The Classified X-37B"
World of Warcraft, an extremely popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game set in an ancient fantasy setting, was started in 2004 and has since continued to garner a huge following. On September 13, 2005, WoW introduced a new boss for players to battle named Hakkar the Soulflayer as part of the larger raid Zul’Gurub. It […]Read more "Digital Disease: The Corrupted Blood Plague"
Not many people get to go into space, but it’s been described by those who have as an extremely moving experience. Particularly is the aspect of being able to look back on the Earth from space, contrasting the one planet humans occupy against the enormity of the universe. Interestingly, it has been found that doing […]Read more "The Overview Effect"
Despite the fact that most manned missions into space today revolve around the International Space Station (ISS) and efforts to colonize outer space have become drastically reduced since the success of the Apollo program, experts have theorized ways for humans to exist among the stars for years. One design, like the Stanford-Torus ring habitats, involves […]Read more "O’Neill Cylinders: Future Colonies"
People who take hallucinogenic substances often experience visions based upon their own thoughts and personal experiences. Sometimes, certain substances will produce the same effect regardless of who takes it, such as the Hat Man. One such instance was first discovered by psychonaut Terence McKenna and later corroborated by others who reported not only seeing something, […]Read more "DMT and the Machine Elves"
Scientists in South Korea have developed a robot that, despite using cutting-edge technology, bases its design off of a creature that has been extinct for over 70 million years. However, the design has allowed the robot to achieve great speeds, and has led to it being dubbed “the Raptor.” Last year in 2014, scientists at […]Read more "South Korea’s Raptor Robot"