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Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach
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Transhumanism: there are [at least] ten different philosophical categories; which one(s) are you?
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Richard Eskow

Eight Reasons Not to Raise the Age for Medicare Eligibility

by Richard Eskow

When it comes to the “Grand Bargain” they’re pushing in Washington, the movie posters for The Fly said it best:  Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Ben Goertzel

Does Humanity Need an AI Nanny?

by Ben Goertzel

The more I think about it, the more I wonder whether some form of AI Nanny might well be the best path forward for humanity – the best way for us to ultimately create a Singularity according to our values.

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Linda MacDonald Glenn

Breast Implant Blowout: Failure to Follow Up & Lack of Informed Consent

by Linda MacDonald Glenn

I had the pleasure of testifying as a Fellow of the IEET Tuesday afternoon in front of the General and Plastic Devices of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee about long term follow up safety studies and informed consent on silicone breast implants.

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This animation took 13 billion years to produce

Astrophysicists from the University of Zurich, together with astronomers from the University of California at Santa Cruz, present the world’s first realistic simulation of the formation of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

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Mike Treder

How We Think About Money

by Mike Treder

What does money mean to us? How do we regard the amounts that we earn, and how do we respond when some of our earnings are taxed?

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Jamais Cascio

Living Inside a Scenario

by Jamais Cascio

For more than a decade, I have worked in the field of scenario development, consulting with businesses, governments, and NGOs about possible futures. There’s sort of a rule of thumb among professional futurist-types: scenario elements that sound plausible are almost certainly wrong, while scenario elements that sound utterly implausible are very likely on-target.

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Hank Pellissier

Why is “Confucian Culture” so wildly successful?

by Hank Pellissier

Twenty-five hundred years ago, Master Kong was wandering homeless with his disciples, proselytizing his ethical viewpoints. He was greeted in every city with disdain, persecution, imprisonment. When “Confucius” (his Westernized name) died in 479 BC, he expressed wistful dismay that his moral reforms never took root…

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Arithmetic, Population, and Energy

Professor Al Bartlett has given his celebrated one hour lecture —  “Arithmetic, Population and Energy: Sustainability 101” — over 1,600 times to audiences with an average attendance of 80 in the United States and worldwide. This is part 1 of 8. See the rest here.

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David Brin

Seasteading: Some problems on the way to Castle Sovereign

by David Brin

Inspired by Ayn Rand, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, along with Patri Friedman and others, are helping the Seasteading Institute plan a floating ‘start-up country’ off the coast of San Francisco, built on oil-rig like platforms in international waters.

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George Dvorsky

On the Pernicious De-Radicalization of the Radical Future

by George Dvorsky

Over the past several years a good number of “futurists” and all-out naysayers have systematically worked to undermine and dismiss the potential for radical change to occur in the not-too-distant future. While I’ve always been more a fan of concepts than time-lines, there is little doubt in my mind that a number of disruptive technologies that have been predicted in the past few decades will eventually come to fruition.

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Richard Eskow

Pay the Young to Build the Future

by Richard Eskow

Young Americans are a generation betrayed.  Official unemployment is more than 25% for those aged 16-19.  That means the real figure is much worse, especially in minority communities and depressed parts of the country.  But jobs are scarce for everyone.  College students are graduating with record levels of student debt before entering the worst job market for graduates in recent memory.

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Hank Pellissier

Let’s Elevate Global IQ

by Hank Pellissier

What we call modern “civilization” is seven billion people coexisting—often grumpily—on a resource-shrinking planet. The future often seems dystopian: will we poison ourselves, blow each other up, starve pathetically, die of thirst, bake to extinction via solar radiation, be annihilated by epidemics, or simply slaughter ourselves door-to-door, like Rwandans or Bosnians, for imbecilic racial or ideological reasons?

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Mike Treder

Will you die?

by Mike Treder

About 150,000 people will die today. You might die tomorrow. Or, perhaps, you will end up living for a very long time.

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Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Animal “Uplift”

Three out of four IEET readers expressing an opinion on a recently completed poll said humans should not attempt to enhance or uplift other species of animals.

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Quest for Immortality

In this video from 2007, New Scientist talks to Aubrey de Grey, Nick Bostrom, and Anders Sandberg about how humans someday could become immortal.

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Kyle Munkittrick

A Conversation on the Ethics of Transhumanism

by Kyle Munkittrick

Recently I had a chat with Mary DeMarle, the lead writer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, about how the ethics of enhancement and augmentation were considered when crafting the game’s story and characters.

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Peter Wicks

The Future of Europe

by Peter Wicks

Can Europe, whose motto is “unity in diversity,” help to navigate humanity through the upcoming decades like a clear-eyed Renaissance astronomer? Or will it simply sink, squabbling and sniveling, into irrelevancy?

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George Dvorsky

“Careful. Human no like smart ape.”

by George Dvorsky

It’s been a while since I’ve been so excited about a science fiction movie. But can you blame me?

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Ramez Naam

The Future of Humans as a ‘Meta-Species’

by Ramez Naam

This is an interview of IEET Fellow Ramez Naam conducted by Eddie Germino for H+ Magazine.

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Mindfulness Pills

Mindfulness Blog

(Via Alexandra Carmichael of Quantified Self) “Nancy Dougherty made her own set of “mindfulness pills” – placebos labeled Focus, Willpower/Energy, Calm, and Happy. The pills were embedded with sensors that transmitted signals to her phone, recording each time she took the different pills, as well as her heart rate, activity rate, and sleep. Nancy works at Proteus Biomedical, in case you’re wondering how she made this self-experiment happen. She learned that taking an “Energy” pill actually made her bike harder to work and have a higher heart rate, and taking a “Focus” pill actually made her do more work. Watch her fun talk on managing mood and playing with the placebo effect below. (Filmed at the Bay Area QS Show&Tell Meetup #19, at Singularity University.)”

Nancy Dougherty - Mindfulness Pills from Gary Wolf on Vimeo.

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How Language Transformed Humanity

Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of “social technology” that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.

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Edward Miller

The Only Economic Reform Worth Talking About

by Edward Miller

The real solution has nothing to do with techno-utopianism, monetary reform, austerity, or any of the other ideological cul-de-sacs currently being promoted.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Enhancement

IEET Program Director Kyle Munkittrick interviewed director Rupert Wyatt, and stars Andy Serkis and James Franco, about the ethics of cognitive enhancement and animal uplift in the film Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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Are we ready for neo-evolution?

TED Talks

In this TED talk Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally—or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?

 

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Will future tech produce less equality or more?

Asked this question in a recently concluded poll, IEET readers could not agree on an answer. Close to 30% said Less, close to 30% said More, and about the same amount said Neither.

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Kyle Munkittrick

Animal Enhancement as a Tool of Liberation

by Kyle Munkittrick

Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens tomorrow, August 5th. Does it have anything important to say about human enhancement and/or animal uplift?

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Hank Pellissier

Sexbots for Women

by Hank Pellissier

What do females want in a cyborg lover?

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100 Year Starship: Our Commitment to Deep Time

The New Hundred Year Starship program, sponsored by DARPA and NASA Ames, has very little money, but big idea appeal. Many people are tired of the near-term thinking that has prevailed lately. The notion of deep time, our innovation and commitment to our grandchildren must again be on the agenda.

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Miriam Jisun

Singapore and the Singularity

by Miriam Jisun

For many reasons, the tiny country of Singapore should be considered as a leading candidate to be the eventual epicenter of the Technological Singularity.

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The World of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

In this promo trailer for the computer game Deus Ex: Human Revolution the anti-augmentation group Purity First takes attacks the corporations Tai Yong Medical and Sarif Industries for ensalving humanity with drugs and devices.

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