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Future Imperative

What if technology were being developed that could enhance your mind or body to extraordinary or even superhuman levels -- and some of these tools were already here? Wouldn't you be curious?

Actually, some are here. But human enhancement is an incredibly broad and compartmentalized field. We’re often unaware of what’s right next door. This site reviews resources and ideas from across the field and makes it easy for readers to find exactly the information they're most interested in.


The future is coming fast, and it's no longer possible to ignore how rapidly the world is changing. As the old order changes -- or more frequently crumbles altogether -- I offer a perspective on how we can transform ourselves in turn... for the better. Nothing on this site is intended as legal, financial or medical advice. Indeed, much of what I discuss amounts to possibilities rather than certainties, in an ever-changing present and an ever-uncertain future.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Missing Ice

This image shows the average sea ice extent in September 2007 (in white), compared to the long-term median sea ice extent from 1979-2000 (in magenta) for the end of the melt season.

Consider how much reflective ice has disappeared in that time, particularly in the last seven years. Now add to that certain other factors capable of accelerating global warming, such as the increasing release of methane in the Arctic (a greenhouse gas 22.6 times as powerful as CO2).