Just a couple of NewsBites for you.., – old news to some..
President Barack Obama, 2013 State of the Union:
“Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.”
“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy”..
Fair enough, but some of us “lazy” pocket-philosophers and hard-core Transhumanist Existentialists… are less into job-creation and prosperity, and way more concerned with our very own survival..
Immortality, that is, fellas !
Whatever the motives, e.g. ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, or creating a.. Ghost-in-a-Machine.., - I was pleased to hear about “Obama”‘s Multi-million Dollar Brain-mapping project , but even more pleased when I learned that Henry Markram and his Blue Brain / Human Brain Project has won ONE BILLION Euros – ( $ 1,3 billion ) – in funding from the EU over the next 10 years !
That is very exiting news indeed, – even more so because I did a short interview with Henry Markram for my IEET-article, Did the Universe evolve the “Blue Brain Project” to become aware of itself ?
Ok, – so if that was “old” news, this is not: Zoltan Istvan’s page-turner of a book, reviewed (by me) here, and by Giulio Prisco here, and here, is of today the best-selling Social Philosophy book on Amazon ! - Amazonamazing!
- The $1.3B Quest to Build a Supercomputer Replica of a Human Brain (lunaticoutpost.com)