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Galactic Rim, a short speculative fiction story

A short science-fiction story revolving around Fleet Major Bobby Birondeau and his explorations of the galactic rim in the Milky Way. This story is situated in an undetermined future where technology and science has evolved to create new problems and dilemmas for humans.

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Futurism and Semantic Web

The reason why transhumanism, posthumans, extropianism and technological singularities were defined is because they will have relationships with some aspects of semantic web.

As posthumans are derived from humans, semantic web will be derived from web 2.0. Ontologies will be created and artificial intelligence will play a major role in all of these facets.

What kind of web or allweb will posthumans interact with? How will AIs be involved? Will there be Türing type AIs at that time?

Extropianism, defined

Extropianism ties into transhumanism and the definition of a posthuman.

From Wikipedia’s entry on extropianism.

Extropianism, also referred to as extropy, is an evolving framework of values and standards for continuously improving the human condition. Extropianism describes a pragmatic consilience of transhuman thought guided by a conscious, pro-active, self-directed approach to human evolution and progress. (Extropians were once concisely described as libertarian transhumanists, and some still hold to this standard.)

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