I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the presidential candidates during this election are failing to discuss the two most important issues facing our country: the technological singularity and transhumanism.
The candidates cannot feign ignorance and pretend that these issues do not exist. All of our top candidates (with the exception of Trump) are members of Congress, and therefore have known about these issues since at least December 2012, when the National Intelligence Council released its report “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.”
NIC reports should be taken seriously both by the American public and our policy makers. One of their primary responsibilities is preparing the Global Trends report for the incoming US president, wherein they outline the major global issues facing humanity over the next 15 years.