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Transhumanism Roundtable

First Half: In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to investigative author Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the Mob, and for his friend Jimmy Hoffa. Joining George Knapp, Brandt shares an update to his original investigation with more evidence about Sheeran's involvement with Hoffa, new information on other famous murders, and the announcement of a film adaptation of his book from director Martin Scorsese.

Second Half: Pioneering promoter of sci-fi books and films, the late Forrest J. Ackerman, never believed in an afterlife of the soul; nonetheless, he promised a few respected colleagues that if it were possible he would try to send messages from the beyond. Authors and researchers Paul Davids and John Allison, will detail more than 100 incidents of Ackerman's unusual and uncanny messages and phenomena, as well as impressive scientific support of an afterlife. Mark Rollings, current owner of what was once the 18-room Ackermansion, will also briefly join the conversation.

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Transhumanism Roundtable

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Date: Thursday - July 19, 2007
Host: George Noory
Guests: James Gardner, Charlie Kam, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Philippe Van Nedervelde, Ray Kurzweil, Alison Gianotto

Five guests participated in a roundtable discussion about transhumanism, a movement that looks ahead to augmentation of human capabilities. Author James Gardner, who participated in the entire conversation, argued that we are in the midst of evolution, and the current state of humanity is not a final product. Change is occurring at such an exponential rate, he said, that it is changing the nature of change itself.

Technological change is occurring faster than biological change and humans are running outdated software in their bodies, commented futurist Ray Kurzweil (who appeared during hours 2 & 3). Developments in genetics, nanotechnology and AI are coming at such a rapid rate that within forty years, humans won't be able to keep up unless they merge with the technology, he opined. A diagram of a "trans-post-human" is posted here.

Educator Barbara Marx Hubbard, who participated during the third hour, noted that we're experiencing the evolution of evolution itself, and that for the first time, humans are choosing to consciously evolve. Nanotech expert Philippe Van Nedervelde (part of the 4th hour) warned of "asymmetric destructive capabilities" that allow small groups to kill millions. To counteract this possibility, he suggested airborne nanotech surveillance systems that could constantly monitor environments using "smart dust."

All of the guests will be presenting at TransVision 2007, taking place July 23-25th in Chicago. Conference chairman Charlie Kam (appearing in the second hour) said efforts were made this year to book such guests as William Shatner and Ed Begley Jr. to widen the appeal of the gathering.

Pet Abuse Cases

First hour guest, Alison Gianotto, the founder of Pet-Abuse.Com, spoke about animal cruelty cases. Abuse occurs for a variety of reasons including retaliation, control, and in cases of pit bull fighting, enhancing one's own aggression, she detailed.

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