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Teach-in: Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J 45 LEADING SCHOLARS, AUTHORS AND ACTIVISTS will convene at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, for a public “TEACH-IN” on the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. 19 more words

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A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and US National Security

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J In 2012, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey contended that “we are living in the most dangerous time in my lifetime, right now.” In 2013, he was more assertive, stating that the world is “more dangerous than it has ever been.” Is this accurate? 14 more words

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End Death — Cryonics Convention

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The Society for Venturism will hold its END DEATH — Cryonics Convention this November 7, 8 and 9, 2014, at cryonicist Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. 37 more words

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Hagel orders formation of military Expeditionary Ebola Support Team

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J BREAKING Oct. 19, 4:32 PM EDT— U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to “prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.” The team will consist of 20 critical care nurses, five doctors [...] 8 more words

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Hagel orders formation of military Expeditionary Ebola Support Team

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J BREAKING Oct. 19, 4:32 PM EDT— U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to “prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.” The team will consist of 20 critical care nurses, five doctors [...] 9 more words

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Digital Afterlife: 2045

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Of all the bewildering diversity of new of consumer choices on offer before the middle of the century that would have stunned people from only a generation earlier, none was perhaps as shocking as the many ways there now were to be dead. 30 more words

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Digital Afterlife: 2045

Excerpt from Richard Weber’s History of Religion and Inequality in the 21st Century (2056)

Of all the bewildering diversity of new of consumer choices on offer before the middle of the century that would have stunned people from only a generation earlier, none was perhaps as shocking as the many ways there now were to be dead. 2,503 more words

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