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The Ethics of Taking Control of Human Evolution

As science and technology progress, it’s becoming ever clearer that soon we’ll have the ability to make some drastic changes to the human body, should we want to. And why wouldn’t we? To create disease-immune people, increase our intelligence, to end aging and eventually populate different planets—each of these require altering our makeup. but altering our makeup comes with significant ethical…

Cooked

Needless to say the human race has transcended beyond most other creatures to ever roam the earth. Our modern technological and scientific innovations, when compared to the slow process of evolution, are racing ahead. But what set all of this off? There are many things people look at that separate humans from everything else, but is there something, some event…

We Can Never Have Enough Power

Power corrupts, so they say. Greed has undoubtedly lead to many societal ills and environmental damage. Yet, like so many other facets of the human condition, there is a positive component to this desire for power—innovation and wellbeing have increased in dramatic fashion over time. Of course, we don’t settle for this, and our constant drive for more is one…

The Creation of Money

“Money was created many times in many places. Its development required no technological breakthroughs – it was a purely mental revolution. It involved the creation of a new inter-subjective reality that exists solely in people’s shared imagination.” Yuval Noah Harari, in one of many eye-opening recounts of human evolution, pulls apart the nature, purpose, and problems of our evolving monetary…