In this special edition we are going on a tour of the Foundation’s ‘Transhuman House’,
set in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, let’s fly in and take a look…
One of the great things is that it’s an ongoing project, open to all transhumanists whether trying to get away or wanting a home for a transhumanist project or other help;
the vision is to give Transhumanist thought a home and move the movement forward.
Let’s see what we find inside.
To start with, there are a lot of small displays of things in the entrance,
Cybernetic implants from Dangerous Things or a postcard from the ultimate transhumanist bar, on the San Francisco waterfront, or a small picture towards the floor that hides a digital dead drop behind it.
Even outside there are things like a Geocache and a dead drop and more… but you’ll have to come, to see those.
The Transhuman House also has several sponsors including Thrivious (a nootropics company owned by the Transhumanist Lincoln Cannon) and then Soylent, everyone’s favorite bioengineered, genetically modified food.
Back inside the entryway, across from those smaller displays, is a whiteboard and bulletin board.
The next thing we find is a guest book and a small tablet that supports NFC.
You’ll find, all over the transhuman house, are NFC chips that link you to more information about a thing. This small tablet by the guest book is for exploring the NFC data available, so you can learn more about whatever was tagged.
Next is a 6-foot-wide, high-resolution capacitive touch wall panel with an embedded computer; as well as inputs for various other computers and systems to talk to it. You can see here some of the guys (Mark Waser and Daniel helping get it set up).
Along the base is part of the library and you can normally see various videos or other things shown on the wall.
Along the top of the shelves below the touch wall are two full immersion VR systems, a blu-ray and various gaming and crypto- mining related hardware. The books, however, are part of the Foundation library.
There are two types of full immersion VR systems, including the Vive/HTC system and the Microsoft MR VR system from HP.
Just past this is a corner display, including a Thrivious info display, a touch kiosk, and displays about the evolution of the smartphone, the New Vistas project and more.
Next, we see the HoloLens; which is a state of the art AR, or augmented reality, system that is essentially an Iron Man display.
Next, at the window, we have several examples of hydroponics, aquaponics, a foam board model of a BioCell from the BioCell research project, a moisture collector and such.
Above that is an IoT smart blind system that is solar powered (which you’ll find on all the windows at the house) and next to that is a number of nootropics, the Foundation book series (in honor of the idea of the Foundation), an iRobot vacuum and above that, is part of the Foundation’s instrument collection.
Next, we have another bookshelf, along the top of which is more of the instruments of the collection,
Below that, more Foundation Library books but here we have the Transhuman Book Collection, Transhumanist Fiction, the Dystopian Science Fiction collection and more.
Above this bookshelf is a framed picture of a man called Moroni, burying records in a sort of archive in the ground; and a framed copy of the Foundation’s M-Discs, containing the digital version of the Foundation library.
To the right of that is another kiosk, with thin books and magazines from the collection and, above that, is a commemorative copy of the Voyager disc.
The original is on the Voyager spacecraft in interstellar space.
Further to the right of that, is another bookshelf with displays covering topics like drones, cryptocurrencies, The Google, cryptography etc.
On the shelf are a number of voice and AI smart home systems, including Nest, Alexa, and Google Home.
Other rooms in the house contain various versions of Alexa, Cortana and Google Home as well.
Compared to the version at the old location, this new space, that is 3 times bigger, with 3 bedrooms for transhumanists to stay, is a dramatic change. One thing to note is that the Transhuman House is evolving. Even in the weeks since these photos were taken, things have changed.
Let’s talk about art…
The Transhuman House has started collecting Art related to Transhumanism, from the wind chime outside to the various paintings and even this wood box.
Probably the best pieces, at the time of the video, are these two large paintings by a local artist, Shane Flox, and some of the digital art he created from these large oil paintings.
Each bedroom is themed differently; such as the Posthuman Suite, which is the one listed on Airbnb. But any transhumanist will never be turned away if they need to crash for the night. They might not end up in the Posthuman Suite; but, the Transhuman House works to accommodate anyone in need.
Other interesting things to note include: the satellite-guided drone, the IoT dash buttons around and other features such as Nest hardware.
With everything going on here, it could take a week to explore the details.
We are excited to see what they do next.
As always, thanks for listening to this special episode of “The Technocracy”.
And a special thanks to our Sponsors, Artificial General Intelligence Inc, A.K.A the AGI Laboratory, and The Foundation and our other sponsors.