Can we create utopia? Is it possible for technology to rid us of pain and suffering? Serious Wonder host GRAY SCOTT talks with HANK PELLISSIER about his book Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era.
Hank Pellissier is the author of Invent Utopia Now: Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era and Why is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews so High? – scientific factors that influence intelligence. He is currently the co-director of the USA Longevity Party and the African Futures Project director at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. A journalist, Hank was the “Local Intelligence” columnist for the New York Times (SF Bay edition), he’s a contributor to GreatSchools.org, he was a daily columnist for Salon.com, and a weekly colomnist for SfGate.com. He’s written 100 futurist articles for IEET, Hplusmagazine.com, and the World Future Society, occasionally under his pseudonym, Hank Hyena.
You can also find Hank on Transhumanity.net.
Music for Episode #43 provided by: Goodnightmares
Part 1: Intro – “Equals” / Outro: “The Most Astounding Fact”
Part 2: Intro- “She Naked” / Outro – “She Naked”