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Podcasting perspectives on science, philosophy, ethics, and the future of intelligent life; George Dvorsky's Podcast Blog.

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Podcasting perspectives on science, philosophy, ethics, and the future of intelligent life; George Dvorsky's Podcast Blog.

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.05.07

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.05.07

    Sentient Developments Podcast for the week of May 7, 2012. Topics discussed in this week's episode: Scientific explanations for Game of Thrones' messed-up seasons Could a single pill save your marriage? Nature goes ahead and publishes study explaining how to create deadly mutant bird flu Artificial retinas give blind patients ability to see light and shapes The Search for Life on Jupiter’s Icy Moons Tracks used in this episode: Unicorn Kid: Pure Space Atlas Sound: Te Amo Death Grips: Hacker Black Moth Super Rainbow: I Think It Is Beautiful That You Are 256 Colors Too Podcast Feed | Subscribe via iTunes

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.04.16

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.04.16

    Sentient Developments Podcast for the week of April 16, 2012. Topics discussed in this week's episode: NASA's upcoming workshop on rethinking their Mars strategy Beaming solar power to Earth with satellites Veteran astronomer Geoff Marcy joins SETI Linda MacDonald Glenn on "what is a person"? Do "advanced" dinosaurs rule other planets? And Adam Manning's response Gender Selection in Canada: No Easy Answers Tracks used in this episode: Ty Seagall & White Fence: I Am Not a Game Ramona Falls: Spore Caveman: Thankful Daft Punk: End of Line Podcast Feed | Subscribe via iTunes

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.04.09

    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" Podcast Feed | Subscribe via iTunes

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.04.02

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.04.02

    Sentient Developments Podcast for the week of April 2, 2012. Topics for this week's episode: J. Hughes on democratic transhumanism, personhood theory, and AI; making brains: reverse engineering the human brain to achieve AI; Ben Goertzel and Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Singularity and timelines for AI; could a computer virus merge with a human virus?; and transhumanism meets the 'intelligence principle.' Tracks used in this episode: Meshuggah: "Behind the Sun" Modeselektor: "Green Light Go" Boards of Canada: "Aquarius" Grimes: "Eight" Podcast Feed | Subscribe via iTunes

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.03.26

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.03.26

    Sentient Developments Podcast for the week of March 26, 2012. Topics for this week's episode: How to build a Dyson sphere in five (relatively) easy steps, how to take over the Galaxy with self-replicating probes, the Fermi Paradox, and the Simulation Argument. Tracks used in this episode: Beach House: "Myth" Keep Shelly in Athens: "Our Own Dream" Rose Cousins: "One Way" Podcast Feed | Subscribe via iTunes

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.03.19

    Sentient Developments Episode 2012.03.19

    Sentient Developments Podcast for the week of March 19, 2012. Topics for this week's episode: Raising IQ with creatine and Double N-Back Training, the red meat scare, destroying asteroids with nukes, re-engineering humans to deal with climate change, the Fermi Paradox, and the ongoing perils to democracy. Tracks used in this episode: Soft Metals: "The Cold World Waits" The Knife: "Marble House" Zed's Dead: "Pyramid Song" (remix) Evy Jane: "Sayso" Podcast Feed | Subscribe via iTunes

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neoabraxas ,

Probably the best transhumanist podcast

There is a surprising dearth of podcasts on the topic of transhumanism and the technological singularity. This podcast is one of those few and it's a high quality production too.

The commentary is interesting, in-depth and well thought out. While it might be a little too involved for a complete newbie to the subject matter, it serves well those of us who are familiar with the concepts being discussed. It is a niche podcast though and deserves full five stars for targeting a subject largely ignored by the podcasting comunity.

Many thanks to the author for his high quality work. Full five stars.

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