Science, Technology, Humankind and the Cosmos
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Science, Technology, Humankind and the Cosmos
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Episode II – Transhumanism
Colin James and Chris de Peau join IMB to discuss: The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.
But, what are the effects of such profound, exponential change. Will you be ready for augmented reality by next year? How about living in a highly advanced computer program. These were once the themes of science fiction, but each day we get closer to the ‘singularity’.
We look to futurist and author Ray Kurzweil for an explanation of both the singularity, and the coming phases of ‘Transhumanism’. Would you plug your consciousness into a computer? Monitor your children using tracking technology?
Episode III – Non-Terrestrial Achievements
“We are stumbling across the cosmos with a particle accelerator in one hand, with a TV Guide in the other…” James Cameron mining asteroids… The creator of PayPal now successor of NASA’s shuttle program… Join IMB on a quest to explore the ideas of space and non-terrestrial achievements.
We focus our attention on a brief history of the former USSR and United States space race.. We hear the opinions of politicians, astronauts/physicists, journalists and entrepreneurs, whilst taking a more in depth look at future plans to both inhabit other worlds, and or make use of their materials.
The Constellation Program
The Kepler Spacecraft
The Space Treaty and Space Legalities
Russian hopes for a Manned Base on the Moon
Episode IV – A.I.
How does an animal/machine become intelligent? How close are we to creating an Artificial General Intelligent being? What if you could upgrade your own intelligence, artificially? When? or Will? A.I agents turn evil?
Increases in brain ‘mapping’ and imaging technologies have paved the way for artificial intelligence research, allowing scientists to understand how the human mind works, allows us to understand how a robot’s mind works.
Our second guest, Nathan Cross (Bach. of Science, University of Sydney, Major in Neuroscience) joins IMB for an extended look at A.I.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Moore’s Law
- Quantum Computers
Episode V – 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
We watch our movies in 3D now, there’s talk of 3D TVs hitting our local stores… What if you could ‘print’ conductive plastics, metals and alloys, food, buildings, weapons and even living tissue for human organs?
A revolutionary emerging methodology and technology, that could up-end the last two centuries of approaches to design and manufacturing with profound geopolitical, economic, social, demographic, environmental, and security implications. We may witness a third stage in the industrial revolution.
Join IMB to explore the exploding phenomenon of printing 3D objects.
Episode VI – Synthetic Biology
We present and explore the science and ethics of creating new forms of life.
Synthetic Biology — This broad redefinition and expansion of biotechnology, holds the ultimate goals of being able to design and build engineered biological systems, which could produce energy, food, or to maintain and enhance human health or the environment.
Episode VI features genetic engineer Dr. Drew Endy and microbiologist Andrew Hessel, the author of ‘Forbidden Gates’, Thomas Horn and more — as we prepare for humankind to take over the responsibilities of Creation.
Episode VII – Militarised Earth (Geoengineering)
First half – Aerosol Stratospheric Spraying
Second half – Ocean Iron ‘Fertilisation’
“The dumping in July 2012 of 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean by a private company, in an effort to stimulate phytoplankton growth, has exposed the limitations of current legislation on efforts to alter the Earth’s systems, known as ‘geo-engineering’. Though such technologies could play an important part in global efforts against climate change, the lack of a legal or regulatory framework is hampering responsible scientific research into geo-engineering, while allowing ‘rogue’ research to proceed. - The International Institute for Strategic Studies”
‘Scientists’, governments and corporations are changing the composition of our atmosphere, soils and oceans — “to combat global warming”.
International legal experts are concerned about these types of Earth manipulative programs, as they contravene the UN convention on Biological Diversity. Citizens all around the world have labelled the aerosol geo-engineering schemes — as the Chemtrail issue.
“Rather than CO2 gas, however, the technologies that are now being proposed to mitigate this supposed problem might be the real cause of our coming environmental calamity.” Corbett Report.