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      This is the place to announce any H+ related events or conferences that you know about. Or, to share your experiences from events you have been to.

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    • H+ Humanitarian Network
      Advanced technology and science have great potential for solving practical problems on our planet right now. What can we do with H+ thinking, and appropriate collective action, to address global issues like hunger, health, education, mental illness, political oppression, excessive economic inequality, environmental degradation,...?
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    • H+ Scientists Network
      This is a group for H+ Connect members who are actively involved in doing scientific research on H+ related topics. It is open to academics, industry scientists, and DIY scientists. The focus is on in-depth scientific discussions related to current and relatively near-future research, with a view toward stimulating research collaborations among scientists with H+ passions and interests.
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    • H+ Artists Network
      Art both inspires and reflects reality. Artistic expression is a critical aspect of humanity's movement toward H+. The H+ Artists Network gathers together artists who are helping to make a radically better future happen, and creating artworks reflecting the future as it unfolds.
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    • H+ Writers Network
      Are you a writer -- a journalist, blogger, novelist, poet, essayist etc.? Are you incorporating H+ aspects in your work, or interested in doing so? H+ writing has multiple dimensions and the H+ Writers Network encompasses all of them. Maybe you will find your next co-author here, or some inspiration for your next creation.
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    • 6 years, 6 months ago

      David

    • H+ Politics Network
      H+ technologies have great potential for advancing positive socio-political change, alongside their other impacts. But we must ensure the political system does not prevent development of beneficial H+ technologies, and this is a complex and subtle matter. The H+ Politics Network is for those who wish to rise beyond everyday partisan or nationalist politics and work together to effect positive political outcomes concordant with H+ goals and ideas.
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    • About H+Connect
      This is the place for comments and questions about H+ Connect itself. What do you like; what do you not like?  Did you find a bug?   New feature requests are welcome, though we can't promise we'll implement them all soon. Requests for additional forum topics will also be appreciated.
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    • 6 years, 6 months ago

      Mark

    • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
      Application-specific "narrow AI" is already transforming the world.  And researchers globally are working toward AGI, Artificial General Intelligence with capability at the human level and beyond.   The potential benefits and risks are tremendous.  This is the place for open discussion of AI and AGI today and tomorrow.
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    • AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY
      One of the more amazing uses of advanced technology is to create new realities for human (and other?) minds to occupy -- and to transform the reality we see. Today's virtual and augmented reality tech is fun and exciting, yet just the beginning. What is reality anyway?
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    • BRAIN & BODY PRESERVATION
      Cryonics and plastination provide the possibility of preserving the brain and body after life processes have ceased, potentially enabling reanimation of the person once appropriate technologies have been developed. Other methods along the same lines may be developed. Preservation of this sort is nobody's first choice, but in the event that life processes cease, many find it preferable to currently available alternatives. These technologies are rapidly developing and gradualy gaining wider acceptance.
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    • FEMTOTECH AND BEYOND
      There's plenty more room at the bottom -- even below the nano-scale. Engineering femtostructures, attostructures and the like stretches current physical theory, but that's no reason to assume it's implausible. This is the place to discuss the possibilities and practicalities of engineering, computing, life and intelligence in the very, very, very small.
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    • HUMAN BODY ENHANCEMENT
      Humanity's passion for Body Enhancement is nothing new, but the technologies for achieving it are becoming more and more powerful. From pharmacological or nanotech elixirs of youth and strength to the addition of new limbs, sense organs or cognitive capabilities -- the options for the future are endless. Philosophical questions arise here as well. To what extent can we enhance our bodies and still call ourselves humans?
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    • LIFE EXTENSION
      The dream of all dreams, Immortality. Living to 150 or 1000 or even forever is now rationally thinkable, and a host of teams of serious scientists are now working toward this goal. This is the place for discussing the science, technology and implications of radical life extension.
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    • MIND UPLOADING
      One day, very likely, we will be able to upload our minds into computers or robots of some sort, at which point you will no longer need this forum :) Until then, this is the place to discuss the science, philosophy and technology of achieving "substrate independent minds."
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    • NANOTECHNOLOGY
      As Richard Feynman said, "there's plenty more room at the bottom." Molecular biology is a wonderful example of nanotechnology; but in time, with explicitly engineered nanostructures, we should be able to do much better, and achieve astounding things. Contemporary nanotech is already yielding impressive results, but key aspects of Drexler's original nanotech vision, such as molecular assemblers, remain minimally explored. How can we create nanotech that delivers on the full promise of the concept?
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    • SINGULARITY
      Will we see a technological Singularity this century, as Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have projected? If so, what will it feel like? What technologies will trigger it? What will characterize the path to Singularity? And what, if anything, can we say about what comes after?
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    • THE FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION
      Spirituality and religion are core aspects of human nature, and have adapted over time as society has developed. What form will, and/or should, they take as science, technology and humanity move forward from here?
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    • TRANSHUMANIST PHILOSOPHY
      Transhumanism is not just about technology and science, it's also about values and ideas. Coming fully to grips with the philosophy of transhumanity, is not only mentally stimulating, but potentially critical to creating a fantastic future.
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    • 6 years, 8 months ago

      Ali