Tag: social living

Human Enhancement Technologies

Support of Transhumanists appearance and the convergence of technologies such as the nanotechnology, biotechnology, the information technology and cognitive science (NBIC), and future hypothetical technologies such as simulated reality, the artificial intelligence, the superb intelligence, the downloading spirit, and the cryonics. They believe that the human ones can and should employ these technologies to become more than the human one. They thus support the identification and/or the protection of cognitive freedom, morphological freedom, and procreative freedom as civil freedoms, in order to guarantee individuals the choice to employ human technologies of improvement on themselves and their children. Some speculate that human enhancement techniques and other emerging technologies may facilitate more radical human enhancement by the midpoint of the 21st century.

A report/ratio 2002, convergent technologies to improve the human execution, commissioned by the National Science Foundation and ministry for the trade of the USA, contains descriptions and comments on the state of the science of NBIC and technology by contributing principal to these fields. The report/ratio discusses the potential uses of these technologies while putting pursuant to the goals of transhumanist of execution and health increased, and continuous work on applications envisaged of human technologies of improvement in the soldiers and the rationalization of the man-machine interface in industry. While the international discussion of convergent technologies and the concepts of NBIC includes the strong criticism of their fictitious nature of orientation of transhumanist and pled science, research on technologies of change of brain and body accelerated under the patronage of the department of the USA of the defense, which is interested by the advantages of battle field that they would provide to the supersoldiers of the United States and his allies.

The Power of Commitment

Do you know what is the secret of successful relationship between two people? Did you ever look any couple and asked yourself, “If I could be that happy in my relationship.” If you knew their secret you probably could have that type of a relationship. Successful relationships are predictable. Couples who are succeeding are doing very similar things. So what is their secret? They understand the power of commitment. Commitment is tied to contentment in a relationship. If I know that my partner is committed to our relationship, and me my heart relaxes and I am more likely to enjoy my relationship. I am more willing to sacrifice and give of my self. Why because I don’t fear that my partner is going to walk out the door. On the other hand, many couples struggle because their level of commitment is in question. When couples argue and fight a lot their level of commitment to each other and their relationship is reduced. Consequently, they argue and fight more because they sense the commitment level in their partner is low. This cycle, if left unchecked, will ultimately result in the demise of the relationship. It has been my experience as a marriage and family therapist that the outcome of low commitment in relationships is high levels of relationship conflict.