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Published on Nov 5, 2013, by the Singularity University channel:
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Published by National Geographic on Jan 30, 2014:
Ultrathin slices of mouse brains offer a mesmerizing look at how brain cells communicate at the tiniest scale. This research may offer clues about how the dance of our own synapses guides and animates us.
Explore more secrets of the brain online in National Geographic magazine:
PRODUCER: Shannon Sanders
ANIMATIONS AND 3-D RENDERINGS: Jason Treat, Kurt Mutchler, Bryan Christie, Joe Lertola, and the Harvard SEAS Connectome Group: Jeff Lichtman, Seymour Knowles-Barley, Narayanan Kasthuri, Verena Kaynig-Fittkau, Mike Roberts, Amelio Vázquez-Reina, Bjoern Andres, Daniel Berger, Thouis R. Jones, Eric Miller, Hanspeter Pfister, Sebastian Seung (MIT), Richard Schalek, Kenneth Hayworth, and Juan-Carlos Tapia
Many thanks to Ellen Bloss of Raw Media Network/Raw Digital for submitting this post.
FM-2030: Are You A Transhuman?
FM-2030, born Fereidoun M. Esfandiary, changed his name to FM-2030 because he felt that conventional names “define a person’s past – ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in twenty years.” He believed that in the year 2030, humanity would be ageless – immortal.
FM-2030 was an optimistic futurist. His strong convictions around immortality were accompanied by his belief that in the future, as technology strengthens, the world will become a more abundant place. He believed that if humanity were rid of its primal “survival emotions” (inherent through our fragile mortality but dismissible through the acceleration of technology) we could become more accepting, loving, and peaceful. In his writing, his technological predictions were quite prescient – some of his early predictions include the widespread use of bionics, smartphones, telemedicine and telebanking.
This video features real audio of FM recorded at UCLA in 1994, six years prior to his death from pancreatic cancer. Since 2000, FM has been cryogenically suspended, per his wishes, at Alcor Life Extension Foundation in hopes that someday soon, we’ll have the technology to reanimate him.
ABOUT THE GALACTIC PUBLIC ARCHIVES:
The Galactic Public Archives is a video series featuring interviews with various visionaries, scientists, inventors, etc. that delves into many subjects relating to our future and how technology will alter all aspects of society. See more GPA videos at Vimeo.com/GalacticPublicArchives.
The above video was published by Amazon on Dec 1, 2013. On the same day, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his new R&D project on “60 Minutes” in an interview with Charlie Rose. Watch it to witness what it’s like to stay on the edge: