An Irreverent Guide To Transhumanism And The Singularity

Futurists R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell have published a witty, snide, and incredibly informative new book titled, Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity. We spoke to the authors to learn more about the project and their own personal visions of the future. » 1/09/15 10:30am 1/09/15 10:30am

Are Singulatarians actually Puritans?

Will we be fucking after we leave our bodies behind for cyber-heaven? Over at Steal this Singularity, futurist gadfly R.U. Sirius has a hilarious and smart essay about people who imagine we will transcend sex and random goofiness after the AIs take over. » 12/05/13 4:52pm 12/05/13 4:52pm

The lineup for Transhuman Visions is taking shape, a one-day conference that's bringing together extreme futurists, biohackers, immortalists, Singularitarians and others. Speakers include Aubrey de Grey, RU Sirius, Rudy Rucker, Zoltan Istvan, and Rachel Haywire (pictured). » 11/27/13 3:32pm 11/27/13 3:32pm

Are you a cyberpunk? This early 1990s poster explains it all to you.

R.U. Sirius was a founder of Mondo 2000, the definitive futurist magazine of the early 1990s. And now he's posted a ton of snippets from it over at Omni Reboot – including this amazing 1993 chart showing all the gadgets a cyberpunk needed. Like a portable computer and cellular phone! » 8/31/13 9:48am 8/31/13 9:48am

The first great biography of Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary is one of the most famous 1960s icons, both for his advocacy of LSD, and his visions of a future where humanity is liberated from outdated morality. And now, you can learn about the man's inner life in a fascinating new biography written by R.U. Sirius — free online. » 5/08/13 4:54pm 5/08/13 4:54pm

The Best-Case Scenario For Posthumanity, And Who Is Making It Happen

Futurist writer R.U. Sirius helped create Mondo 2000, runs posthumanist magazine H+, and has run for president. He was cyber before it was cool, and is still fomenting techno revolution. Here he offers an optimist's vision of the posthuman future. » 5/07/10 11:09am 5/07/10 11:09am

5 Novels To Help You Wait For The Coming Post-Scarcity Society

Can't wait for scarcity to end, and the Bitchun Society to begin? Us neither. That's why we're glad visionary writer R.U. Sirius has compiled his list of five positive science fiction novels to pass the time until the Singularity. [H-Plus] » 4/12/10 4:20pm 4/12/10 4:20pm

Are Libertarian Futurists Stuck in the Nineteenth Century?

Over at the H+ blog, RU Sirius sums up an argument between some of web's futurist muckymucks, arguing over whether PayPal founder Peter Thiel, a big contributor to singularity-related causes, was right to post a rant which included these choice ideas: » 8/09/09 3:00pm 8/09/09 3:00pm

Transhumanist Tech Is A Boner Pill That Sets Up a Firewall Against…

Futurist, prankster, and one-time presidential candidate » 11/04/08 7:30am 11/04/08 7:30am R.U. Sirius just launched , which is devoted to a transhumanist vision of the future. Though a lot of futurism these days could easily be called dystopianism, the future that Sirius shows us in H+ is hopeful, full of cool futuristic gadgets and genetic cures…

Can Futurism Escape the 1990s?

A new transhumanist magazine, H+, has just hit the ether and is packed with stories about implantable information technology, longevity drugs, and the importance of preparing for a near future where humans take control of their own evolution. The cover is of a hot CGI babe sporting reprogrammable makeup and a lip… » 10/23/08 1:50pm 10/23/08 1:50pm