Category: Transhumanism

  • The Trend, NOT the Details

    Most of the specific technologies, companies, and people I write about here on Frontier Channel will at most be a footnote in the history of some other technology, company, or person that transforms our world. Some may fizzle before they even get started, others will merge together, some will turn out to be hoaxes, and […]

  • Research Results for the Public

    The previous entry was based on a news story published on the Betterhumans website. The article includes a link to the study abstract published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Unfortunately, if you want to read the full text of the study, you need to be a subscriber. Subscriptions start at $49 a year […]

  • Cholesterol and Life Extension

    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is good for you. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is not. Lipitor is a drug used by doctors to lower a patients LDL level, but this does not affect the level of HDL in the body. The first drug intended to increase HDL levels in the body, torcetrapib, has had a successful […]

  • Jewelry for the Eyeball

    I once gave a speech in class about the future of Internet technology based on a (then) recent breakthrough in pairing neurons with a microchip. One classmate said he would shoot himself in the head before allowing anyone to put a microchip in his brain. The speech was supposed to last for twenty minutes; his […]

  • The Mice of Outrageous Fortune

    [Updated May 17, 2018 to fix links and remove direct link to Richard Hoagland’s website.] The Methuselah Foundation is a prize for the first science team to extend the average lifespan of a mouse from three years to five years. The hope is to eventually use the technology to extend human lifespan to 150 years […]