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Overview of technopolitics


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Technoprog at The Health Future Show

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

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
John G Messerly

eHuman Deception
Nicole Sallak Anderson

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





JET

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

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life


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Nathaniel K. Miller

St. William at the Pearly Gates (Science Fiction)

by Nathaniel K. Miller

What happens at the funeral of Bill Gates - “pioneering post-humanist” - when he dies at the age of three hundred?

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Kris Notaro

What Will it be Like to Multitask to Reach Truth?

by Kris Notaro

What will it be like to multitask in a transhuman world? Will we find truth within information faster and easier?

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Linda MacDonald Glenn

Milton Friedman’s Birthday

by Linda MacDonald Glenn

By popular demand, I’ve been asked to post my talk at Milton Friedman’s birthday celebration a few months back.

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Transhumanism 101

Nikola Danaylov

During our conversation Natasha covers a wide variety of topics such as: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the effect it had on transhumanism, science fiction and science in general; the negative perception and fear of transhumanism stemming from some more recent publications such as Bill Joy’s Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us and Francis Fukuyama’s Post-Human Future; Natasha’s definition of transhumanism; similarities and differences between transhuman, posthuman and cyborg; critical thinking as one of the basic tenets of transhumanism; important writings such as Max More’s Towards a Futurist Philosophy, Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation and Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World; her PhD dissertation on human enhancement and life expansion; some of the reasons that people fear transhumanism and how to turn that around; some of her upcoming projects such as The Transhumanist Reader and H+TV as well as artistic events and conferences that she supports.

One of my favorite quotes that I will take away from this interview with Natasha is her call to “Get creative about the future!”

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IEET Sends More Cellphones and Blackberries to Madagascar

IEET is sending a second shipment of LG cellphones and Blackberries to Madagascar as part of it’s African Futures Project, to elevate daily life there via techno-progress. The communication devices were donated by Roger Hansen of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.

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Wave Energy Technology

WavenergyNZ

Animation of a WET-NZ wave energy converter in operation and transmitting the generated electricity to shore.

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Hank Pellissier

New Zealand: A Future ‘Home Base’ for Transhumanists?

by Hank Pellissier

Is tech progess in your Luddite homeland too slow? You’d rather dwell in a Transhuman-Land? Here’s plans for a H+-friendly Home Base in the South Pacific, from “Zero State”…

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Giulio Prisco

Human+, a novel about transhumanism and spirituality by Martin Higgins

by Giulio Prisco

The Singularity meets Eastern mysticism in Human+, by U.K.-based writer and journalist Martin Higgins, a just-published science-fiction page-turner inspired by of futures studies, psychic spy research, and the transhumanist movement.

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Alan Brooks

Remembering the 1950-60’s USA ‘Futurists’ - What Went Wrong?

by Alan Brooks

Futurism in the United States properly began during the late ‘50s, and took off—as one might guess —in the ‘60s with the Gemini space program and its ten manned flights.

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Pakistan’s “Accidental” Feminist

DNA Blender

After the Pakistani actress Veena Malik appeared on Indian television, the clerics in her homeland criticized her behavior in the film as inappropriate for a Pakistani Muslim woman. Watch her enraged rebuttal here, in a 2011 interview. Today, she lives in India where she feels appreciated for her work. She also supports gay rights.

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piero scaruffi

Islam and Modernity

by piero scaruffi

The Islamists who are protesting against the USA in Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Yemen and so on might have understood the implications of the Arab Spring better than the West itself.

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Tom Mooney

Time to Get Involved - Support Life Extension, Politically

by Tom Mooney

In less than three months the U.S. will elect a President, 435 members of Congress and approximately one third of the Senate. Those who support “Indefinite Life Extension” need to become involved - silence and apathy are not rewarded.

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Lee-Roy Chetty

How Networking is Transforming Politics

by Lee-Roy Chetty

In the last 20 years the world has moved from bi-polar Cold War to multi-polar globalisation, with widening, deepening and speeding up of global interconnectedness.

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Two Stars for Peace - Palestine and Israel join USA as 51st and 52nd states

Janet's YouTube Channel

Martine Rothblatt delivered this lecture on May 10, 2010 at Ben-Gurion University as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the university and the annual Governor’s conference.

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Joern Pallensen

“Mo”- Crisis 2.0..

by Joern Pallensen

Freedom of speech is a key element of the, shall we say, human predicament. Whenever “Big Brother/Mother” tries to curtail this absolutely essential human right, I am – to put it mildly – up in arms.

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Evan Selinger

Saintly Simulation

by Evan Selinger

Imagine an app existed that could give you perfect moral advice on demand. Should you use it? Or, would outsourcing morality diminish our humanity?

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Valerie Tarico

Is Prayer Selfish?

by Valerie Tarico

Fall is prayer season. Some folks think of it as football season, and indeed, images of football players circled with heads bowed or pointing to the big guy in the sky are almost as familiar lately as birds flying south.

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KURATAS Robots - Japanese Industry

http://suidobashijuko.jp/

Amazing robots from Suidobashi

 

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George Dvorsky

How to Live Forever By Turning Your Brain Into Plastic

by George Dvorsky

We may never be able to freeze you at the moment of death and then reanimate you. But the good news is, there may be another way to keep your brain viable. Here’s how you can become immortal, by sealing your brain in amber.

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Michael Lee

The United States of Southern Africa in the Year 2100: Hope for an African Future

by Michael Lee

Southern Africa in 88 years - an optimistic scenario depicting African economic progress, with business suggestions… non-lethal hunting with sedation darts!

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‪Momentum - Saving Venice‬

hollywoodpics

IEET writer Rachel Armstrong wants to save Venice by using living architectural materials.

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Rachel Armstrong

Lawless Sustainability—new technology & innovative solutions for a sustainable future

by Rachel Armstrong

The problem with sustainability is that it was designed by committee rather than springing from the loins of a mature design movement.

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Hank Pellissier

My Favorite H+ Philosophers - David Pearce, Martine Rothblatt, and Ursula K. Le Guin

by Hank Pellissier

Transhumanism needs an Enhancement. A Facelift, an Upgrade, some Serious Augmentation. H+ espouses the utopian potential of accelerating technology, but philosophically-culturally-ethically, it’s stale. Flailing weakly like a Shiny Android Paralyzed in a Tar Pit.

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Lee-Roy Chetty

Imagining Web 3.0

by Lee-Roy Chetty

The internet at its current growth rate and development stands to be the greatest machine ever built in the history of humanity. Extract of a keynote presentation at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre on Thursday, June 21 2012.

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Moving to California Won’t Make You Happy

big think

In some crucial areas of human cognition, we don’t know and we can’t fully trust ourselves. On the bright side, Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s work shows that the kinds of errors we tend to make are extremely predictable.

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Dick Pelletier

The 21st Century: a Brief Glance at the Next 9 Decades

by Dick Pelletier

What can we expect over the next ninety years? If we track expected progress in today’s science and technologies, we can create a plausible scenario of how our twenty-first century could unfold.

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Ayesha Khanna

From the Information Age to the Hybrid Age

by Ayesha Khanna

Our relationship to technology is moving beyond the instrumental to the existential. Is geopolitics the driver of global power relations — or is it really geotechnology?

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Doug Rushkoff

iPhone is Not Your Saviour

by Doug Rushkoff

(CNN) —Last time around, humanity’s savior came in the form of a human messiah. This time, if technology analysts, bankers and venture capitalists are to be believed, it will take the form of a handheld computer otherwise known as a smartphone.

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Giulio Prisco will discuss The Singularity, at conference in Madrid

IEET Director Giulio Prisco will deliver a lecture titled, “A Spectre is Haunting the World: Is the Singularity Near?” at a conference titled, “The Voice of Science” on September 22 in Madrid.

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‪Matt Stutzman - “Armless Archer‬” - Paralympics

BP Team USA

Matt, of Fairfield, IA, was in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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