My guest is a 23 year old, 6’5”, blonde haired, blue eyed, power lifter with a 300+ pound bench press. Like any good transhumanist, he had to be maximizing productivity and be “multi-tasking at all times”. He would reply with very RPG-style texts like: ‘affirmative’ or ‘does not compute’. Aside from taking the weird ubermesnch stuff way too seriously, he seemed like a genuinely gentle soul.
Instagram, Twitter, Gab, Minds, Youtube, Twitch,
My "ideology" would be Transhumanism, but that isn't a political theory.
When did you first learn about or start visiting online political communities?
I don't engage with online political communities. But I will read people's politically minded content. Actually engaging though, tends to be hopelessly tedious and extremely tiresome.
What changes do you think we are likely to see in the next 10 years?
• 3D printed organs.
• Genetically modified humans.
• Modest increase in overall life expectancy within the developed world.
• Noticeably more sophisticated prosthetic limbs.
• Synthetic meat.
• More reliance on GMOs for mass nutrition.
• More automation of white-color jobs.
• A general level of growth in the biomedical sector.
• The development of more organized cyber terrorism.
What changes do you think we are likely to see in the next 40 years?
Too many unknowables. I suspect you will see the rise of functionally immortal humans before 2075.
What changes do you want to see in the next 10 years?
I'd like to see more advancement in human-machine interfacing. That's more or less my primary motivation.
What changes do you want to see in the next 40 years?
Digital immortality and synthetic consciousness.
What tools, technologies or tactics are most important to achieve this?
There's multiple camps on this subject. I'm personally more on the lines of there being no difference between the biological and digital so long as a singularity is not allowed to develop. Both are machines. One slightly moister than the other. Really any technology that would allow for higher resolution, non-destructive models of the human nervous system, will help speed things along. It's hard to build virtual models of a brain without destroying the real thing.
What are the most common jobs in this future society?
I don't know. I suspect there will be a bit of a job crisis due to the rate of technological advancement and its resulting job displacement. Perhaps "programmer" will become a blue-collar profession.
Where do most people live?
Cities. I'm friends with multiple people that are building "smart cities" today, so I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that the cities will become larger and "smarter," so to speak.
What modes of transportation do people use?
Legs. VR work environments might become a thing. For both work as well as education.
How are goods and food produced?
[goods] Other people. [food] ~2075, I think there will be a heavier reliance on synthetic foods (chemically manufactured), engineered foods (lab-grown protein), and plants grown in much more compact settings (something akin to shipping containers and solar powered lights). Gathering will be done by both humans and machines depending on scale and complexity.
How do these goods and food reach consumers?
All means of transportation.
How much leisure time do people have?
As much as their preferred, perceived quality of life would allow.
What kind of energy does this society use?
Renewable. and non-renewable, depending. But I suspect renewable will eventually overtake non-renewable. not in a sweeping, revolutionary sort of way though. I'm imagining the transition to renewables would require some regulatory incentives to ween consumers off fossil fuels, etc
Where is this society located?
In our hearts.
Who are *you* in this society?
I think I'll still be alive by 2075, so I'll still be me hopefully, lol. unless I can get a giant pair of lobster claws. in which case I'll be me, but with a pair of giant lobster claws.
What items do you have in your future home?
Probably several computers and a lot of hardware for building things. Similar to now.
Where are most people in this society from?
Wherever they were born.
How are laws created?
By man. I would be very surprised if anything like democracy was implemented with the serious intention of using it on a governmental level.
Does this society run up against any natural limits?
Resource supply chain and environmental health will likely be the most pressing.
What language do people speak?
English, Mandarin, and Hindi.
What are the biggest religious or spiritual organizations, if any?
Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism.
What state is nature in compared to today?
Were there any key historical events that led to this society?
Food crisis, housing crisis, climate crisis, and automation.
In that last meme, what books are in the stack on the right that aren't in the middle stack?
Interviewing ur local gym NPCs