• ‘Drag and Drop’ gene editing

    The genetic modification therapy CRISPR or  ‘clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats’ has made headlines this week as Chinese scientists are the first to trial the technology on a human subject, a patient with an...

  • AI in intergalactic war: DeepMind plays StarCraft

    Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind is set to compete in StarCraft 2, presenting a unique challenge to it’s capabilities. StarCraft is a militant real-time strategy (RTS) that requires inventive battle tactics, resource management and spying on...

  • Sex bots with warm skin confuse ‘frosty’ android stereotype

    US robotics company Abyss Creation’s latest product features warm skin, vibratory sex-toy features and a human voice. The advances the industry have made in human mimicry are impressive: our sex bots companions are eerily lifelike...

  • Ghost bots and A.I. pessimism

    “…many of our flesh-and-blood relationships now exist primarily as exchanges of text, which are becoming increasingly easy to mimic.” A chatbot is a conversational program that interfaces with humans using natural languages. The 1966 version...

  • Andrew Sullivan, near death on the internet

    “I felt the slowing of the ticking clock, the unwinding of the pace that has all of us in modernity on a treadmill till death.” Writer, blogger and former internet enthusiast Andrew Sullivan speaks on...

  • Sun gods

    Introducing the Turing-Church– a magazine that brazenly mixes science, technology, religion and spirituality into one speculative package. Light and ascension metaphors abound in an striving toward the singularity in which human minds will be uploaded...

  • ‘D.I.Y. Space exploration’

    “The goal is very simple. We can’t live in the cradle forever. It’s essential for the survival of our species that we evolve further in space travel before we run out of resources, which is...

  • James Lovelock: Robot takeover

    ‘Mischievous provocateur’ James Lovelock discusses the emergence of our robot overlords. Lovelock, father of the Gaia hypothesis (the theory that Earth is a single, self-regulating organism), has been warning for decades about our dangerous misuse...

  • YAY Mars

    “History is going to bifurcate along two directions: one path is we stay on earth forever and there will be an eventual extinction event… the alternative is to become a space-faring civilization and multi-planet species.”...

  • Ruthless memetic warfare

    In Darwin, natural selection occurs through a process of adaption and mimicry. Behavior is replicated across species and adapted to new conditions in a process of redesign. Carried by genes, this algorithmic variation is the...