December 28th, 2008 by Edward Miller

Virtual Reality (VR) has advanced to incredible heights. For those who haven’t kept up with the gaming scene, the newest game renowned for impressive graphics is Fallout 3. Of course, graphics aren’t all that matters to gamers, which is why another one of the hottest games on the block right now is Spore, which looks […]

November 23rd, 2008 by Edward Miller

Obama and the Democrats have come sweeping in. Now what? All those fundamental liberal democratic rights which we have been fighting to maintain throughout these past dark years of GOP dominance now suddenly seem in much less danger. A good portion of the disastrous policies of the Bush Administration have already been promised to be […]

July 31st, 2008 by Joseph Carpenter

Guest post by Joseph Carpenter. — This post will be more personal than others on EmbraceUnity – Edward and I have often written in a collective voice, and I want it to be made clear that this in no way reflects the opinions of Edward or EmbraceUnity in general. In the past few months it […]

May 15th, 2008 by Edward Miller

In a surprising showing of spine, the US House narrowly rejected a new appropriations bill that would have provided 162 billion dollars more for the war. Hopefully we can put that money to much better use. One can only imagine the value wasted on that immoral war in Iraq. Maybe the Democrats will finally take […]

April 21st, 2008 by Edward Miller

The controversial animal rights organization known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have temporarily shifted their focus away from photographing nude celebrities to do something truly revolutionary. As The Meat Ages | Grant Hutchinson As anyone who has taken a critical look at the production of animal products knows, the meat industry […]

April 2nd, 2008 by Joseph Carpenter

The current scheme for financial aid for college goes something like this: if you or your family make less than x amount, the government will give you x amount of money to pay for college. Even the most leftist of economists will tell you that handing money to people creates disincentives to work, but the […]

March 31st, 2008 by Edward Miller

The massive amount of meat production is currently wreaking havoc on the environment, and too often the animals are treated inhumanely. Yet, it is simply not practical that we will all become vegans any time soon. Certain animal products are very nutritious, and humans crave it too much. The only sustainable and ethical way to […]

March 11th, 2008 by Edward Miller

The institution of marriage in Western society is both a result of human nature and rather at odds with it. Humans tend to be very possessive with regard to lovers and deeply concerned about cheating on a primal level, and, as a result, monogamy and marriage were instituted. Unfortunately, we have other desires like sexual […]

February 28th, 2008 by Edward Miller

OpenCog is a new project that aims to create an open source Artificial General Intelligence. It is sponsored by the Singularity Institute, Novamente, and the Lifeboat Foundation. These groups, and the people within them such as Ben Goertzel and Eliezer Yudkowsky, have long been working in the field of Artificial Intelligence and theorizing about how […]

February 27th, 2008 by Edward Miller

Slashdot linked to an outstanding article in the LA Times about the need for a new type of property tax, an Intellectual Property Tax. Such a tax would discourage people from holding on to intellectual property from which they are deriving no income. All works for which taxes are not paid would revert to the […]