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Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
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John G Messerly

TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social
Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle

eHuman Deception
Nicole Sallak Anderson

Keywords for Environmental Studies
eds. Joni Adamson, William A. Gleason, David N. Pellow


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Christopher de la Torre

Higgs Boson and the Spiritual Universe

by Christopher de la Torre

Right now the Higgs boson discovery seems little more than a spasm of speculation, but the recent event follows a progression—a hidden connection between technology, spirituality and self-awareness—that’s tough to ignore.

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‪Six Childhood Lessons that One Should Forget‬

TEDxTalks

In this persuasive talk, Nikita Singh sheds light on six childhood lessons that are better forgotten by each individual. Nikita aptly enriches her talk with relevant and contemporary examples from the Indian society. Nikita Singh is the author of three best-sellers, the latest one being It’s Not Forever ...It’s Not Love!, released in February 2012. Cosmopolitan featured her amongst “Authors who can shake it up” and titled her as the Carrie Bradshaw of India. Indian news-daily Patrika referred to her as “a writer who brought Mills and Boon into Indian background” and featured her amongst “authors to watch out for”. Nikita has also contributed to the immensely successful “The Backbenchers” series. At twenty, she is one of the youngest prolific writers in the Indian fiction scene.

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Valerie Tarico

The Atheist Visibility Movement: Should Atheists Slam Religion or Show Respect?

by Valerie Tarico

A Midwestern atheist tells of sitting in her lunchroom at work and listening as conversation opened up about religious differences. Her co-workers included several kinds of Protestants, a Catholic, a Jew.  “At least there aren’t any atheists around here,” one woman said in a warm inclusive tone.

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The Global Urgency of Everyday Empathy

TEDxTalks

John Marshall Roberts is a bestselling author, social scientist, and CEO of Worldview Learning. He has crafted his career around converting corporations and communicating with cynics. Through strategic communications and values-based messaging, John helps leaders develop the empathy skills required to inspire common vision for causes that matter. His recent book Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries draws on his knowledge of systems theory and developmental psychology to enable socially conscious marketers, business leaders, and activists to win over objectors and inspire radical collaboration.


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Dick Pelletier

Human-like Robots in Homes by mid-2020s, experts say

by Dick Pelletier

The robotics industry is growing exponentially, with numerous endeavors focused on integrating robots into the home. Future robots will assist with chores, provide entertainment, enhance telepresence, become companions, and assist with health and elder care.

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Labiaplasty: Understanding the Anatomy

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Otto Placik MD. a board certified Chicago based plastic surgeon presents Vulvar Vaginal Genital anatomy lesson reviewing the Vulva, Mons Pubis, clitoral hood, prepuce, frenulum, labia minora & majora, vagina, urethra and fourchette with surgical implications and techniques. Photos pictures and video of anatomic models are reviewed in detail on different models. Great for patients thinking about or planning before labiaplasty or vaginal cosmetic surgery. CAUTION: For mature audiences

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IEET Fellow Linda Glenn Publishes “Nanofood” Essay in Northeastern University Law Journal

IEET Fellow Linda MacDonald Glenn JD, LLM  is the co-author - with Lisa D’Agostino - of an bioethics essay entitled “The Movable Feast: Legal, Ethical, and Social Implications of Converging Technologies on our Dinner Tables.”

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H+ Episode 1: Driving Under

H+The Digital Series

Humanity goes offline. Survival goes on. H+ is the extraordinary web series from Bryan Singer, airing Aug 8th.

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Jathan Sadowski

Controlling Minds… With Science!

by Jathan Sadowski

Optogenetics has been heralded as one of the Breakthroughs of the Decade

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Hank Pellissier

“MindFile-Uploaded-into-Cyborg” is our Favorite Life-Extending Option, claim 800+ Transhumanists

by Hank Pellissier

“Mindfile-in-Fresh-Body” is close runner-up in Terasem Survey; “Inhabiting Different Types of Bodies” is third; Cryonics trails far behind

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Katherine McCarthy

Sleepwalk

by Katherine McCarthy

Disturbingly beautiful science fiction by a new IEET contributor. What’s it about? “Catastrophic implications of a literal technological virus that finds its host in human brain tissue.”

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‪Eat, Fast and Live Longer‬

Never Stop Discovering

Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he’s found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself - with life-changing results.

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Limbless Man to Swim around the World

Telegraph Video

French swimmer Philippe Croizon, who has no arms or legs, plans to swim around the world by tackling crossings between all five continents. He is currently attempting to swim across the Bering Strait.

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piero scaruffi

Why Iran Should Worry

by piero scaruffi

Iran’s foreign minister dismissed Israeli threats of an imminent attack against its nuclear facilities because such a “stupid act” would provoke “very severe consequences.” But there are several reasons why an Israeli attack is more likely than ever.

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George Dvorsky

Would it be Boring if We could Live Forever?

by George Dvorsky

Some futurists predict that we’ll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner. Would immortality be ecstatically interesting, or would it be horrendously boring?

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Annalee Newitz interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson

American Museum of Natural History

What inspires scientists and innovators? On July 19, First Comes the Dream, a celebration of New York City’s emergence as a premier technology center, brought luminaries from science, technology, and media to the American Museum of Natural History to find out.

Co-hosted by the Museum with leading tech blog Gizmodo, the evening began in the Hayden Planetarium with remarks from Museum President Ellen Futter, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and New York City Deputy Mayor Robert Steel before launching the awe-struck audience on a tour of the universe with the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart.

Next, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium, sat down for an interview with iO9’s Annalee Newitz in the Cullman Hall of the Universe. In this video, find out what sparked Dr. Tyson’s interest in astronomy and what he thinks the future of space exploration might hold.

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‪How to Defend Earth from Asteroids‬

TEDTalks

What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid - and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

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Travis James Leland

Posthuman: The Endgame?

by Travis James Leland

What does the word “post-human” actually mean? Of course, we’ll be merging with machines, but what’s the final product? Do we need focus? Is this worrisome?

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Hank Pellissier

Immortality Will Arrive via Singularity, Nanotech, or Genetic Engineering - say 800+ Transhumanists

by Hank Pellissier

Three candidates mob the top post, with four other candidates trailing, according to Terasem Survey respondents.

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Dick Pelletier

Live 20 More Years and You May Never Die, expert claims

by Dick Pelletier

Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes we will soon eliminate most disease, pain, and forgetfulness; “If you live well for the next 20 years,” Kurzweil says, “you may be able to live in perfect health for as long as you wish.”

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Experiments that Hint of Longer Lives

TEDTalks

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. Elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life.

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Patrick Hopkins

Uploading Won’t Help You

by Patrick Hopkins

If there is a Holy Grail in the technological search for longevity and immortality it is uploading.  Unfortunately, while uploading will work (in a way), it won’t work for you.

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Tom Mooney

Advancing Life Extension via the USA Political System

by Tom Mooney

How can one promote longevity in the polarized atmosphere of contemporary USA politics? Registering to vote is the first step…

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Sohail Inayatullah

E-Health Futures for Bangladesh

by Sohail Inayatullah

Can e-health transform the nature of the Bangladeshi health system? If so, how? And who can deliver this vision?

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Maria Konovalenko

Do You Want to Be Immortal? Really? – Yes, Really.

by Maria Konovalenko

In a recent Huffington Post article, author George Young asks if we really want to be immortal. He tells the readers about Igor Vishev, a Russian philosopher, who believes that the first people to become immortal are likely to be already born today.

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Uploading Ruined by Capitalism

Tom Scott

If capitalism, intellectual property and other trends continue unchecked this could be the kind of user agreement we’d be offered upon upload.

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Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding

ITN

Lesbian couple Huang Mei-yu and You Ya-ting marry in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding ceremony. for more information on Buddhism and sexual orientation see Buddhism and sexual orientation.

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18 Things You Should Know About Genetics

Genomics Education

18 Things You Should Know About Genetics is an animated film that presents fundamental background information about genetics, as well as offering some quirky but interesting facts about DNA, genes and genetics. It was created to be an upbeat, fun educational short film to initiate and draw interest to this sometimes daunting and seemingly complex subject matter.

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Hank Pellissier

What Would Transhumanists Do With 100 Extra Years of Life? Space Travel? Alien Sex? Helping Others?

by Hank Pellissier

Radical Life Extension / Immortalism is a primary goal of the vast majority of transhumanists. But what, specifically, do we want to do with the extra time? (Terasem Survey, Part 2)

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Giulio Prisco

How to Cope with Death: the Cosmist ‘Third Way’

by Giulio Prisco

Recently on Facebook a friend asked: “Hey, atheist friends, I need your help. I would like to listen and read what do you do when you lose somebody who you loved? I have tried several ways to ease the pain, but it is still there.” He addressed his atheist friends because evidently he didn’t want to hear about a supernatural afterlife.

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