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A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century
Ilia Stambler

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Nick Bostrom


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Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

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Review of Michio Kaku’s, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
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What Will Life Be Like Inside A Computer?
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Andrew Maynard

Reflections on the Safety of Nanotechnology-Based Sunscreens

by Andrew Maynard

A few weeks ago, I set Friends of the Earth a challengeWhat is your worst case estimate of the human health risk from titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide nanoparticles in sunscreens?

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The Global Super Ruling Class

Carnegie Endowment

Two great talks on the rise and rule of the global ruling class, by David Rothkopf. How a select, insular group of the six thousand most powerful people on the planet make daily decisions that impact the lives of millions across borders and develop ideas that are shaping the history of our times.


 

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Mindfulness, Acid & Neuropolitics

Changesurfer Radio

What are we finding about the effects of meditation on the brain? Can software save us from digital distractions? Are psychdelics helpful on the road to Enlightenment? Is our innate empathic response to others’ pain suppressed by racism, classism and capitalist hyperindividualism? MP3

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Kristi Scott

Body parts get options: which one will you choose?

by Kristi Scott

Designer body parts took a step closer a reality this week.

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George Dvorsky

Gelernter’s ‘dream logic’ and the quest for artificial intelligence

by George Dvorsky

Internet pioneer David Gelernter explores the ethereal fuzziness of cognition in his Edge.org article, “Dream-logic, the internet and artificial consciousness.” He’s right about the imperfect and dream-like nature of cognition and conscious thought; AI theorists should certainly take notice.

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The Challenge of Global Aging

Lifestar Institute

IEET Fellow Aubrey de Grey and IEET Trustee Arthur Caplan are both advisors to this Lifestar initiative to promote anti-aging research.

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Sitting in the Park in a Bright Libertarian Future

Fabian Brunsing

Why should cities build park benches for any old bum to use for free?

PAY & SIT: the private bench (HD) from Fabian Brunsing on Vimeo.



Resist the commodification of everything.

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Kris Notaro

Can Technology Bring on a World Wide Social Revolution?

by Kris Notaro

“The antiscience tendency in anarchism, which does exist, is completely self-defeating on this score [questions of technology and revolution]. I mean, it is going to take, it is going to require sophisticated technology and scientific discoveries to create the possibility for human society to survive—I mean, unless we decide, well, it just shouldn’t survive, we should get down to, you know, 100,000 hunter-gatherers or something. Okay, except for that, if you’re serious about, you know, the billions of people in the world who—and their children and grandchildren, it’s going to require scientific and technological advances.” – Noam Chomsky

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David Brin

If Corporations are Persons…

by David Brin

Let’s dive into the Notion of Corporate Personhood.

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Discover Magazine Appoints Kyle Munkittrick as Blogger

IEET program director and intern wrangler Kyle Munkittrick has been appointed by Discover magazine as part of the team on their “Science Not Fiction” blog.

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Forever Young?

On Point

Should we accept aging as a part of life? Could we banish aging? And if we could, should we?  Tom Ashbrook (On Point) talks with Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Beak of the Finch.” His latest book is “Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality,” and Judith Campisi, professor at the Buck Institute for Age Research and senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, about the science of super-longevity

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Ben Goertzel

Might There Be Intelligences in Other “Dimensions”?

by Ben Goertzel

Many people, after having certain meditative experiences or taking certain psychedelic substances (especially DMT), emerge with a strong intuitive sense that they have been communicating with intelligent transhuman beings in some other “dimension”—a dimension quite close-by to us, but normally inaccessible to us due to the nature of our mind-architecture and self-structure.

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Hughes Citings in the New York Times

The IEET’s Executive Director, James Hughes, was cited in two recent articles in the New York Times.

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George Dvorsky

Intersexed Athlete Gets OK to Compete as a Woman

by George Dvorsky

South African sprinter Caster Semenya has been given approval by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to race as a female.

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Mike Treder

Will you live to see the 22nd century?

by Mike Treder

Unless you were born about five minutes ago (in which case you’re probably not reading this article), odds are that in 90 years you will not still be alive, based on current life expectancy figures. But could something happen between now and then to give you a chance, no matter how old you are today?

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Extinction Possibility Splits IEET Readers Three Ways

When assessing the likelihood of human extinction before the end of this century, respondents to a recently concluded IEET reader poll fall into three distinct camps.

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Plenitude: Building a Post-Work Society with Resilient Community Technologies

Plenitude

The economist Juliet Schor spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall May 24, 2010 on her vision of using emerging, open source fab technologies and other innovations to build local self-reliance, adapt to structural unemployment, and create sustainability.

Juliet Schor: Plenitude from toddboyle on Vimeo.

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What Transhumanists Can Learn from Self-Help Gurus

Humanity+ Summit

Robert Tercek spoke at the Humanity+ Summit on June 13, 2010 on “Lessons for the Transhumanist Movement from the Self Help Industry.” Tercek is the President of Digital Media for the Oprah Winfrey Network. The slides can be downloaded here


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Kristi Scott

You may have made a friend, but did you find a person?

by Kristi Scott

I just got done reading a New York Times article titled “Making Friends With a Robot Named Bina48” and it couldn’t be more appropriately timed.

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Ben Goertzel

Object/gesture recognition software in the “China Brain Project”

by Ben Goertzel

This paper introduces a Partially Connected Neural Evolutionary (Parcone) model and its application to object and gesture recognition as part of the “China Brain Project”, which aims to build China’s first artificial brain, consisting of 10,000s of evolved interconnected neural net modules, each with its own little task, similar to Minsky’s agents.

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Secrets of the Universe

“The same thrill, the same awe and mystery, comes again and again when we look at any question deeply enough. With more knowledge comes a deeper, more wonderful mystery, luring one on to penetrate deeper still.” - Richard Feynman

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Mike Treder

Voluntary Human Extinction

by Mike Treder

I’m getting ready to do a bloggingheads.tv interview this week with a representative from the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT).

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Patrick Lin

DIY Science, Democracy, and Dogma

by Patrick Lin

Ordinary citizens today have access to much greater destructive power than ever before, and this may force the evolution of democracy, which has turned somewhat into dogma.

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Marcelo Rinesi

The legality of “the computer did it”

by Marcelo Rinesi

If insanity can be loosely seen as lack of control over our own actions, our distributed selves are all a bit insane.

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Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.

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Mike Treder

To Inform Your Discretion

by Mike Treder

Commemorating Independence Day in the United States of America with this technoprogressive quotation…

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David Brin

Defending Enterprise From Its “Defenders”

by David Brin

Regarding a recent Wall Street Journal article by Russ Roberts—“Why Friedrich Hayek is Making a Comeback”—I have to react on several levels. I’ll start with one that is superficially emotional and immature… but that seems the most apropos and on-target reaction… and then follow up with added, calmer insights.

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The Pale Blue Dot

Reading from his book of the same name.

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Mike Treder

Emerging Technologies and Emerging Disasters

by Mike Treder

Think the BP oil blowout catastrophe in the Gulf is bad? Could anything be worse? Well, yes, unfortunately, the next environmental disaster might be even more destructive and disruptive.

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Ambitious Problem-Solving for the Future

We must develop innovative problem-solving skills to face the complex world of the future—and to raise standards of living across the world. Now, for the first time in history, the entire world community is able to communicate, across borders and nationalities, to share strategies and seek solutions.

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