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Transhumanists

HK given secrets of eternal life

Off-the-shelf enlightenment, cryogenic preservation and floating utopias in the sea.

Sunday, 4 December, 2011, 12:00am

Revolutionary Wealth

Revolutionary Wealth

by Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler

Alfred A Knopf, $218

The world could end up in a new Dark Age, the Tofflers grudgingly acknowledge. Yet Revolutionary Wealth is mainly an argument that the ongoing transformation of the global economy will enrich us, instead. In short, they say, the future will astound and delight.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Processing speeds of 10,000 teraflops, possible by 2015, may put humans out of the game

Like a father who lives to stand in the shadow of his children, C.J. Tan, a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong, builds computers that may soon conquer the last bastion of human supremacy.

Machines are already faster, stronger and more agile than people. They are rapidly becoming more intelligent as well.

1 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Between the lines

When it comes to a new venture, Paul Yip goes by the book. 'The one thing that links all the changes in my life is reading,' said the chairman of the Renful Group whose business spans computers, telecommunications, security, hotels, tourism and real estate.

16 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Toffler senses another shock to the system

NEXT Thursday, futurist Alvin Toffler will give Japan a dose of future shock. It will be the second such Toffler-administered jolt to the Japanese in the space of two weeks.

6 Feb 1993 - 12:00am