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The Space of Mind Designs and the Human Mental Model

Do Transhumanists View Overpopulation as a Global Threat? - interview with Steve Fuller

Vita-More @ IFA+ SUMMIT

New IEET Affiliate Scholars: Nikola Danaylov, Steve Fuller, Rene Milan, Tsvi Bisk

How the Mysterious Dark Net is Going Mainstream

VR Chains and DAC Brains: Upload your Mind as a VR AI DAC


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The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity
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Ben Goertzel

Humans and Automata A Social Study of Robotics
Riccardo Campa

The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse
Phil Torres

Envisioning Politics 2.0
David Wood and Alexander Karran eds.


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Darin Robbins on 'Transhumanism: there are [at least] ten different philosophical categories; which one(s) are you?' (Sep 2, 2015)

Giulio Prisco on 'The Political Voice of a Transhumanist - An Interview with Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan' (Sep 2, 2015)

Steve Fuller on 'The Political Voice of a Transhumanist - An Interview with Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan' (Sep 2, 2015)

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Lincoln Cannon on 'The Political Voice of a Transhumanist - An Interview with Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan' (Sep 1, 2015)

Laurence Hitterdale on 'Would AI and Aliens be Moral in a Godless Universe?' (Aug 31, 2015)







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ETER9: The Social Network That Turns Your Personality Into an Immortal Artificial Intelligence
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8 Craziest Mega-Engineering Projects We Could Use to Rework the Earth
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Open Source Warfare and Resilient Communities

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with John Robb, a former USAF pilot in special operations and author of Brave New War. He writes the blog Global Guerrillas at globalguerrillas.typepad.com. (Originally broadcast Dec 19, 2009)

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Kris Notaro

PETA Stays up to Date With the Latest Technologies in the Animal Food and Testing Industry

by Kris Notaro

An interview with PETA shows that the group is helping with the destruction of current technologies contributing to the suffering of animals worldwide while embracing emerging technologies that will help the fight for animal rights.

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Andy Miah

People should be free to take smart drugs if they choose to

by Andy Miah

If you could take a pill that would instantly improve your memory or increase your ability to make sense of complex ideas, perhaps even make discoveries worthy of a Nobel prize, would you? What if you could enhance your capacity to assimilate new languages in a fraction of the time than would otherwise be necessary to become fluent? Answers to these questions may now become more urgent as a range of cognitive enhancements are quickly becoming available via pharmaceutical research.

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ChangeSurfing and Resilience

Cultivate

Surfing the Waves of Change is an animation exploring the idea of community resilience using the metaphor of a surfer to explain how communities can make themselves more resilient in these changing times. This project is supported by The Carnegie UK Trust, Comhar Media Fund and Trocaire.



As the fragile global systems we relied on in the last century begin to crumble, community resilience offers a localised and sustainable response to the challenges we face both as individuals and as inhabitants of a shared planet.  Get started by downloading a free copy of Carnegie Trust’s Exploring Community Resilience HERE.

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Robin Hood Tax

A video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world.

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Kyle Munkittrick

We Don’t Know How to Get Old Anymore

by Kyle Munkittrick

I am an advocate of pursuing anti-aging medicine. But what does that mean?

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David Brin

Was 1957 Better Than Today?

by David Brin

Read on only if you’re in the mood for pyrotechnics!

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Hank Pellissier

Divest From Big Banks Now!

by Hank Pellissier

Occupy Wall Street’ is furious that the nation’s largest banks grossly mismanaged the citizenry’s funds but were rewarded anyway with a bail-out by the government. Today many of those frivolous financiers are thriving with obscene salaries while millions of their victimized clientele have lost their homes to foreclosure and are under-or-unemployed.

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Andrea Kuszewski

Citizen Scientist 2.0

by Andrea Kuszewski

What does the future of science look like?

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George Dvorsky

Propaganda 2.0 and the Rise of ‘Narrative Networks’

by George Dvorsky

DARPA, the Pentagon’s advanced concepts think-tank, is looking to take propaganda to the next level, and they’re hoping to do so by controlling the very way their targets perceive and interpret the flow of incoming information.

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Poll: Majority Supports Tax-Funded Space Exploration

About two-thirds of those who responded to an IEET reader poll approve of the government spending money on exploring space.

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Hank Pellissier

A Mormon? For President? Who are these people?

by Hank Pellissier

Two Mormons—Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney—are campaigning as Republicans for President of the United States, with Romney currently favored to nab the nomination. In recent days their faith has been derided by some as a “cult.” Although Mormonism is an ‘indigenous’ American creed, and has over 14 million followers internationally, the average American knows little about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

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When Humans Met Neandertals

One of the most fascinating developments in science today is the ability to sequence DNA from old bones. Research in this field is called paleogenomics — the study of ancient genomes. Recent data reveals what scientists have long suspected — that our prehistoric ancestors exchanged genes with Neandertals.

This video explains how we met our closest evolutionary relatives, Neandertals, about 50,000 years ago, and what happened next.

   

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Mike Treder

What the Wall Street Protest is About

by Mike Treder

It’s not left versus right. It’s the system.

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Giulio Prisco

Why Technoprogressives Should Join the Pirate Party

by Giulio Prisco

The liberation of people through technology, and the liberation of technology from the oppressive forces that want to control it, is part of the pirate DNA. This will be reflected at some point in actual policies of the Pirate Party, the party of the future.

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David Brin

Geoengineering the Earth: Should we take aggressive action?

by David Brin

In the U.S., bipartisan group of scientists and national security experts has recommended further research and testing of extreme geoengineering projects, or climate remediation, to assertively lessen the effects of global warming before it “reaches a tipping point.”

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Andrea Kuszewski

Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives

by Andrea Kuszewski

Can neuroscience provide evidence for a liberal and a conservative thinking style?

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A Look Inside at Occupy Wall Street

A new angle on Occupy Wall Street reveals the strong micro community that has formed there.

Right Here All Over (Occupy Wall St.) from Alex Mallis on Vimeo.

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Doug Rushkoff

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it.

by Doug Rushkoff

Like the spokesmen for Arab dictators feigning bewilderment over protesters’ demands, mainstream television news reporters finally training their attention on the growing Occupy Wall Street protest movement seem determined to cast it as the random, silly blather of an ungrateful and lazy generation of weirdos. They couldn’t be more wrong and, as time will tell, may eventually be forced to accept the inevitability of their own obsolescence.

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Kris Notaro

The Crusade for a Cultured Alternative to Animal Meat: An Interview with Nicholas Genovese, PhD PETA

by Kris Notaro

A cruelty-free, cultured meat is on the horizon that will help save a large percentage of the 27 billion animals slaughtered each year for food.

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Richard Eskow

Here’s Occupy Wall Street’s ‘One Demand’—Sanity

by Richard Eskow

Even the sympathizers don’t always get it. I’m sure I get a lot of things wrong too, but here’s one thing I do understand: Change doesn’t begin with policy. It begins with perception. And you don’t change things by asking. You change them by acting.

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James Felton Keith

Occupy All Streets

by James Felton Keith

While watching the Occupy Wall Street movement gain momentum and challenge the status quo, we in the transhumanist and technoprogressive communities should take note of differences between this movement and those earlier in the 20th century that were in direct opposition to some set of conservative policies.

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Mapping the History of Space and Time

The longer a telescope spends looking at a target, the more sensitive the observations become, and the deeper we can look into space. But to get the full picture of what’s happening in the Universe, astronomers also need observations at a range of different wavelengths, requiring different telescopes. These are the key ideas behind the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey, or GOODS for short.

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Will Robots Steal Your Job?

New America Foundation



Robots and computers have made astonishing progress at acquiring what we’ve long considered fundamentally human capabilities. Machines are beginning to understand language. They can listen, they can speak, they can read, and they may even be able to write. They’re getting better at visual pattern recognition; computers can tell the difference between your face and your dad’s face, and they may be able to look at a biopsy slide and tell the difference between a cancerous cell and a healthy one. Computers might even be able to “reason” the way humans can. Perhaps they’ll soon sit in judgment when you appeal your traffic ticket.

We’ve seen robots take over many jobs that require routine activities and manual labor, but what impact will they have on high-skilled workers, including medical professionals, lawyers, scientists, and journalists? Which jobs are most vulnerable to the “robot invasion,” and which jobs will the robots be unable to touch? (Hint: not many.) Should we be happy about the robots—after all, they’ll probably make our jobs easier—or should we be worried? And if the robots are coming, should we try to stop them?

At this September 2011 event, Slate technology columnist Farhad Manjoo and a panel of experts explored these questions and more.

For more about this event, visit: http://www.newamerica.net/node/57814/edit

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Jamais Cascio

The Foresight Paradox

by Jamais Cascio

This is the foresight paradox: you can be completely accurate, or you can be completely engaging, but you can’t be both.

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29 year old hears herself for the 1st time

Sloan Churman's Youtube Channel

Sloan Churman’s husband captured her reaction the first time her new hearing device, Envoy Medical’s Esteem Implant, was turned on. On her Youtube page she says “I had an implant put in 8 weeks ago called The Esteem Implant by Envoy Medical. I was born deaf and have worn hearing aids from the age of 2, but hearing aids only help so much. I have gotten by this long in life by reading lips. This was taken as they were activating the implant.”

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The Ethics of Creating Conscious Beings

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Ted Chiang about his Hugo award winning novella “The Lifecycle of Software Objects,” the ethics of creating intelligent machine minds, and the state of science fiction. (Part 1 of 2)

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Hank Pellissier

Pirate Party captures big victory in Berlin, Germany!

by Hank Pellissier

An interview with party political director Marina Weisband.

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Andrew Maynard

Emerging Technologies and Sustainability: What’s risk got to do with it?

by Andrew Maynard

Q: What do you get if you place some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of technology innovation, risk, and sustainability in the same room for two days? A: One whopping headache!

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Most IEET Readers Expect Smarter-Than-Human AI Before Mid-Century

Some say it’s already here!

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