Monday, April 09, 2012

Sentient Developments Episode 2012.04.09

Sentient Developments Podcast for the week of April 9, 2012. Topics discussed in this week's episode:
  • My recap of the Moral Brain conference
  • A review of the attention my Dyson Sphere article is getting
  • A summary of my recent appearance on the al-Jazeera show, The Stream
Tracks used in this episode:
  • Orbital: "Straight Sun"
  • Bear in Heaven: "The Reflection of You"
  • Modeselektor: "Berlin"
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Unknown said...

Good podcast George. I watched the Al Jazeera debate with difficulty. I loved your points, but it wasn't easy to listen to the 'gentleman' from Atlantis.

Like the rebuttal in the podcast. Opposition to transhuman ideas amounts to opposition to human progress and is simply immoral. Especially when a well-bodied adult denies others the right to seek help with disability -- like a men denying a women their reproductive rights.



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Martin said...

It's interesting to heat you talk about oxytocin. I'm doing some research on oxytocin and social bonding myself, and to my knowledge, there hasn't been any direct evidence that oxytocin actually enhances bonding between people (it has been shown in other animals though, for example rodents).