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Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers. Amongst robots mingling with guests, panels discussing Greece’s future, and Andrew Fastow describing the fall of Enron in his closing speech, event participants were given a dynamic picture of the ever changing business landscape and its effect on our lives.

One thing I noticed at the conference was the increasing interest in longevity science–the transhumanist field that aims to control and hopefully even eliminate aging in the near future. Naturally, everyone has a vested interest in some type of control over their aging and biological mortality. We are, at the core, mammals primarily interested in our health, the health of our loved ones, and the health of our species. But the feeling at the conference–and in the media these days too–was more pronounced than before.

With billionaires like Peter Thiel and Larry Ellison openly putting money into aging research, and behemoths like Google recently forming its anti-aging company Calico, there’s real confidence that the human race may end up stopping death in the next few decades. There’s also growing confidence that companies can make fortunes in the immortality quest.

Google Ventures’ President Bill Maris, who helps direct investments into health and science companies, recently made headlines by telling Bloomberg, “If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes.”

Read more  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoltan-istvan/transhumanism-is-becoming_b_7807082.html

Public Outrage Causes Pepsi to Finally Release Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

Public Outrage Causes Pepsi to Finally Release Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

Beginning next week, PepsiCo Inc. will start shipping aspartame-free Diet Pepsi to stores following concerns that the artificial sweetener can cause health problems including cancer. [1]

The reformulated Diet Pepsi will contain sucralose and acesulfame potassium, which are ‘less controversial sweeteners.’ The front of the new Diet Pepsi can declares “Now Aspartame Free” and PepsiCo will continue to announce the change on in-store advertising trumpeting the company’s sponsorship of the National Football League. The beverage maker will also remove all remaining aspartame-containing products from stores.

PepsiCo says it will market the new Diet Pepsi “aggressively” via sampling campaigns at stores around the country starting next week.

The company decided to make the switch after its consumer surveys showed that aspartame – also known as Equal and NutraSweet – to be the No. 1 reason that Americans are drinking less diet cola. Research has shown that aspartame causes tumors in rats, but the FDA has continually defended the substance, saying it is perfectly safe.

AUG 14 2015 United Against Abuse Halifax

AUG 14 2015 United Against Abuse Halifax

United against abuse,
Halifax protest rally against the child stealing state.
We demand Justice for all who suffered at the hands of “Care” staff in Calderdale, and beyond. It is time for Calderdale to answer.

at 12:00–15:00

Northgate House

Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1




The Many Medicinal Properties of Food

The Many Medicinal Properties of Food

Dr. Mercola

Your lifestyle can be generally healing and supportive of good health, or the root of disease. Exercise, for example, has been shown to be as effective as modern drugs for heart disease and diabetes.

Likewise, food has tremendous healing potential, and can rightfully be viewed and approached as “medicine.”

In some cases, specific food items can help speed healing of an acute health problem, such as a bout of cold or flu. In other cases, the effect is more long-term and preventive in nature.

Either way, keeping your kitchen stocked with REAL foods, i.e. unprocessed, whole, and non-GMO (ideally organic and locally grown) is a wise move if you seek to optimize your health and quality of life.

Here, I’ll review and summarize a few of my “medicinal superfood” favorites.

Read more  http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/08/11/the-many-medicinal-properties-of-food/

Labour risks ‘annihilation’ if Jeremy Corbyn is leader – Tony Blair

Labour risks ‘annihilation’ if Jeremy Corbyn is leader – Tony Blair

The Labour Party risks “annihilation” if Jeremy Corbyn wins the party’s leadership contest, former prime minister Tony Blair has warned.

In an impassioned letter printed in the Guardian, Mr Blair said the party was walking “over the cliff’s edge”.

A Yougov poll for the Times this week showed Mr Corbyn was 32 points ahead of his nearest rival Andy Burnham.

In the 24 hours before registration to vote closed Wednesday, Labour received more than 160,000 applications.

Voting for the contest starts on Friday and the result will be declared on 12 September.

Writing in the Guardian, Mr Blair said: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the left, right or centre of the party, whether you used to support me or hate me,” he wrote.

“But please understand the danger we are in.

“The party is walking eyes shut, arms outstretched over the cliff’s edge to the jagged rocks below.

“This is not a moment to refrain from disturbing the serenity of the walk on the basis it causes ‘disunity’.

“It is a moment for a rugby tackle if that were possible.”

Read more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33896414

Wikileaks founder sex assault claims appear set to be dropped as time to prosecute runs out

Wikileaks founder sex assault claims appear set to be dropped as time to prosecute runs out

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Within the next week three of the four allegations made    against him in 2010 will reach the five-year expiry date set out under the country’s statute of limitations, the Swedish Prosecution Authority (SPA) confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the authority said one allegation of sexual molestation and one of unlawful coercion would expire on Thursday, while another of sexual molestation claim would expire on Tuesday 18 August.

But an allegation of rape will not expire until 2020, the spokeswoman added, meaning the legal impasse could remain.


Privacy campaigners fear plans to give Boots and Tesco access to NHS data could be used to push sales to the vulnerable

Privacy campaigners fear plans to give Boots and Tesco access to NHS data could be used to push sales to the vulnerable

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