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J. Hughes

Buddhism and Cognitive Enhancement - Chemical Happiness, Generosity and Loving-Kindness (Part 2)

by J. Hughes

If the soteriological goal of Buddhism is to alleviate one’s own suffering, and the perfection of virtue is merely a tool to that end, is it possible to skip the enhancement of virtue and just use neurotechnology to eliminate suffering?

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David Brin

The “Tytler” Insult—Is Democracy Hopeless?

by David Brin

Well… it’s back.  One of the best examples of a mass-hypnotic pseudo-wisdom that helps to lobotomize politics in American life.

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Leo Igwe

Witch Killing and the Rule of Law in Africa.

by Leo Igwe

The killing of persons accused of witchcraft continues to take place in different parts of Africa despite the existence of enabling laws and human rights mechanisms.

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Turning Dunes into Architecture

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Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself.

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J. Hughes

Using Neurotechnologies to Develop Virtues - A Buddhist Approach to Cognitive Enhancement (Part 1)

by J. Hughes

Will new tech in genetics and neurology be successfully used to suppress vices and enhance happiness and virtue? Will this accelerate spiritual progress and liberation in the Buddhist traditions? Is it dangerous to manipulate moods?

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Kevin LaGrandeur

The Persistent Peril of the Artificial Slave

by Kevin LaGrandeur

Robots were created to perform the same jobs as slaves—jobs that are dirty, dangerous, or monotonous—thereby freeing their owners to pursue more lofty and comfortable pursuits.

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Evan Selinger

How To Make a Spy Exhibit Boring

by Evan Selinger

Museums are using technology to create spectacle, not spark learning.

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Rachel Armstrong

Is there an Ecological Architectural Design Method?

by Rachel Armstrong

A talk on nature, ecology, synthetic biology and the machines of living grace, delivered to architecture students at the University of Greenwich, October 10th, 2012

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Talk Nerdy to Me

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Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We’re fascinated by what you’re doing. So tell us about it—in a way we can understand. In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audience.

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Dirk Bruere

“The Praxis” - Transhumanism as Religion and the Conversion of Philosophy into Action

by Dirk Bruere

The Praxis is the name of a book authored by myself that was created as part of the Phi Division of Zero State and published in collaboration with Zero State Media as Project 011 .

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Richard Eskow

Don’t Lower Taxes For Billionaires. Double Them.

by Richard Eskow

Forget the “Buffett rule.” It’s not enough. What’s more, “letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich” isn’t enough either - although it might get us halfway there.

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The Beginning of Existence

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David Brin reads the first chapter of Existence, his ground-breaking new novel about our near and distant future.

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Valkyrie McGill

There Are Big Differences Between 3d Printing & VR

by Valkyrie McGill

Christoper Mims over at Technology Review wrote a piece and noted that he used the opening graphic from my H+ article (Adding Our Way to Abundance)…

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Atlantica Expeditions Undersea Colony

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Introduction to the Atlantica Expeditions to establish the world’s first permanent undersea colony. Please see www.underseacolony.com for more information.

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Dick Pelletier

A Billion-Year Future Fraught with Danger?  Never Fear, Technologies to the Rescue

by Dick Pelletier

Why peer into this far-future? As scientists forecast significant catastrophes for our solar system, galaxy, and universe, it seems fitting that we should focus on solutions for these disruptive events…

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Rüdiger Koch

The Future of Money: Totalitarian, Libertarian, Community

by Rüdiger Koch

The cashless society is approaching: Money is starting a life of it’s own. It may act as it’s own escrow, means of surveillance and control, substrate of reputation and in many other functions not yet discovered.

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True Skin

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Warner Bros. has the rights to Stephan Zloetescu’s mesmerizing short sci-fi film True Skin and will turn the project into a full feature. Zloetescu, who wrote and directed the original short, is set to direct this version as well, and Chris Sewall, who produced the short, will be a co-producer on the feature, too. The story is set in a Blade Runner-esque world where everyone purchases robotic body parts and shuns “naturals,” following a man who implants a dangerous prototype into his head and goes on the run from those who want it back. Watch!

 

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Kevin LaGrandeur

The Mars Landing and Artificial Intelligence

by Kevin LaGrandeur

As the field of Artificial Intelligence continues to make progress, there is a question of what protocols should be developed to make sure such developments are accomplished in a responsible way.

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Evan Selinger

Can a Robot Learn to Cook?

by Evan Selinger

The art of the perfect chicken soup comes from hands-on experience and social interaction. If robots master that, what separates them from us?

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P. Tittle

Why Isn’t Being a Soldier More Like Being a Mother?

by P. Tittle

Why should we pay men to actualize their hormonal impulse when we don’t pay women to actualize theirs?

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Patrick Tucker

THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond

by Patrick Tucker

Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into the annual Outlook report.

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The Game that can Give you 10 Extra Years of Life

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When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience—and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

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IEET’s Hughes, Cascio, Brin, Vita-More, and Goertzel at Humanity+ @San Francisco

Humanity+ conference in San Francisco, December 2012, at San Francisco State University. IEET’s Executive Director James Hughes will speak at the event, along with IEET Fellows Jamais Cascio, Natasha Vita-More, and Ben Goertzel.

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Brad Carmack

The Matrix, Wiliam James, and the Will to Believe

by Brad Carmack

Many of my philosophy mentors speak highly of pragmatism.  One of pragmatism’s classical thinkers is William James, who was in his day friends with Charles Peirce, the father of semiotics. 

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Maria Konovalenko

Google Wants to Fund Radical Life Extension Startups

by Maria Konovalenko

I think you’ve all read the news that Google is to fund radical life extension, cryogenics and nanotechnology. My thoughts about it:

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Valkyrie McGill

Future of Work: Custom Printed Bodies and the End of the 9-to-5 Job

by Valkyrie McGill

Need blue skin, four arms, or a tail? Want to augment and extend what you already have? I am here to help you become your own avatar. Does this idea sound too weird or far fetched? The basic technology already exists to print out custom organs, augment the body with its own cells, and much more.

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‪First World Problems‬

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Send this video to someone with FWP and let them know how much we care…

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David Brin

Unusual Topics To Raise at the USA Presidential Debate

by David Brin

Who among us doesn’t yearn to ask questions at the presidential fora?  Poking at both candidates, shaking the routine of canned talking points and practiced answers?  

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IEET Fellow Jamais Cascio in “Momentum” cover story

The University of Minnesota’s Momentum magazine has featured IEET Jamais Cascio in its Fall 2012 cover article.  Cascio - “one of the most sought-after speakers in the world today” - discusses the future of government, jet packs, oil, urban infrastructure, and other topics.

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Slashdot Promotes IEET

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IEET Managing Director Hank Pellissier is interviewed by Slashdot. He’s asked to describe IEET’s purpose and the discussions that we have.

 

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