Brief introduction and lots of links at Xerox corporation.|
The Foresight Institute
Founded and chaired by Erik Drexler,
Foresight focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision, and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions.|
Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
An Institute, (also associated with Erik Drexler), "to carry out research aimed at developing molecular manufacturing".|
The first molecular nanotechnology development company.
Zyvex's mission is to develop the first assembler, as defined by Erik Drexler in his book, Nanosystems.
Anders Sandberg's Transhuman Page
Transhumanism is a philosophy that humanity can, and should, strive to higher levels, both physically, mentally and
- at futurist.com.
"The future is not something which just happens to us. The future is something we do.
And it all starts with our image of the future."
Good site, solid content.
|Alvin Toffler - links at Yahoo to material about the author of Future Shock|
|Roger E. Herman - business futurist Roger Herman delivers forecasts, perspectives, and insights on workforce, workplace, and workstyle issues to help his audiences plan for the future.|
|Steve Talbott -
neo-luddite editor of the Netfuture newletter|
- resident futurist at SRI consulting, interviewed by HotWired|
- Frank Ogden.
According to MTV "provides mind food for people on the cutting edge... He's technologically sound... Intellectually challenging... and...he's fun!".
|The Singularity - by Vernor Vinge - a story about the imminent apocalyptic emergence of superhuman intelligence and the subsequent subservience of humanity.|
|SuperIntelligence - What is superintelligence? Is it incomprehensibly different, or just more of the same? What is the likely behavior of a superintelligence? How might an SI come about?|
|The Singularity - by Anders Sandberg - The Techno-Rapture. A black hole in the Extropian worldview whose gravity is so intense that no light can be shed on what lies beyond it.|
|Staring Into The Singularity - A dramatic, original essay by Eliezer S. Yudkowsky about what the Singularity means.|
|Surviving the Singularity - Steve Alan Edwards interviews transhumanists about life after The Singularity.|