Zoltan Istvan’s “The Transhumanist Wager” a Social Philosophy BestSeller ! – Henry Markram receives One Billion Euros in funding !

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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.”

Because..

“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!

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4 Responses to Zoltan Istvan’s “The Transhumanist Wager” a Social Philosophy BestSeller ! – Henry Markram receives One Billion Euros in funding !

  1. Thanks for your kindness and for mentioning my novel, Joern! Wishing you all the best, Zoltan

    • Best wishes returned Zoltan, and here’s a little secret for you: Many years ago, I met “Zoe Bach” in Israel, but haven’t met her since. She is a native New Yorker with whom I exchange occasional “Zen”-like letters. I am going to lend her a copy of my E-book, as I am very curious to hear what she thinks.. -- I bet she will love the romantic parts, but as for the rest.. I am trembling already !

  2. Hi, Sounds great. Let me know what she thinks! Cheers, Zoltan

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