I was a guest panelist yesterday on the al-Jazeera show, The Stream, talking about the promise and perils of transhumanism. I was joined by Robin Hanson of George Mason University and Ari Schulman of the New Atlantis.
A format like this doesn't lend itself to more a nuanced and thoughtful discussion. There's only so much you can say in such a short amount of time, and within the constraints of sound-bites and targeted questions that tend towards sensationalism—and all while trying to keep the conversation as accessible as possible given such a wide and diverse audience. That said, the segment wasn't terrible and I was able to get my two cents in.