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What Is a Global Citizen, and Can it Save Us?

Algorithms: Killing Jobs, Narrowing Our Personalities

A Pro- and Anti-War Dialogue

Hackers Will Be Tempted by Cyborg Vulnerabilities

Dangers de l’IA : une prophétie auto-réalisatrice ?

Online Companies Like Facebook Have Created a Meaningless Economy


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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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How Augmented and Virtual Realities Might Change Productivity Forever in the Next 10 Years
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Christianity and Transhumanism Are Much Closer Than You Think
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Multidimensional Thinking and Tomorrow’s Women

TEDxSalford

Anne Lise Kjaer is a renowned global futurist. She delivers out-of-the-box thinking and is a sought after inspirational speaker. The Financial Times wrote: “Anne Lise’s unique world vision is as fertile as Dali’s only she creates social prototypes based on nascent trends”. Despite her global vision, Anne Lise retains strong links with her home country, where she is regarded as a leading commentator.


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Benjamin Abbott

Transhumanism’s Dark Side: Tittle’s Regulation, Prisco’s “Progress” and Scaruffi’s Austerity

by Benjamin Abbott

IEET’s latest offerings highlight the politically pernicious elements of transhumanism and Singularity movement. P. Tittle promotes licensing for parents as a logical expansion of the state’s prerogative to control everything, Giulio Prisco contemplates Terran aggression against Cosmists, and piero scaruffi chides the Greeks for their “lavish lifestyle” and lack of nuclear power.

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Arthur Caplan

For Organ Donation, Facebook Beats the DMV

by Arthur Caplan

Right now, nearly 114,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants to save their lives. Tens of thousands more are in need of tissue, bone and cornea transplants to restore their mobility or sight. Facebook has decided to do something about the constant shortage of donors. 

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George Dvorsky

Why Eating like a Caveman May be the Way of the Future

by George Dvorsky

When it comes to our eating habits, it’s clear that we’re doing it wrong. We may be in the midst of health crisis, but there are few practical solutions for dealing with it.

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The Television Will Be Revolutionized

TEDTalks

TEDx Del Mar June 2 2010 Talk 8 in HD - John Smart talking about The Big Picture Future - The Television Will Be Revolutionized.

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Hank Pellissier

The Succubus Mythology - Engineering a Radical Future Sexy Self

by Hank Pellissier

“The Succubus assimilates the hyper-sexualized feminine, and the hyper-empowered predatory state…  she’s in high demand, and needs a firm dose of sexual intercourse to sustain herself… Many Succubi fit the niche of solitary hunters.” An interview with Khannea Suntzu, infamous ‘Nymian’ resident in the virtual environment of Second Life.

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Sohail Inayatullah

Creating the Prevention Prama Society

by Sohail Inayatullah

Changing the health story from passive acceptance to active foresight.

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‪The Transcension Hypothesis - What comes after the Singularity?‬

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John Smart’s theory, explained by Jason Silva. What happens after the Singularity? THE TRANSCENSION HYPOTHESIS by John Smart offers an account of what comes after the technological singularity, also accounting for FERMI’S PARADOX….. Basically after our technological adolescent and expansionist explorations, we turn from outer space to inner space… our journey undergoes S.T.E.M. compression, the compression of Space, Time, Energy and Matter- until non biological minds live inside virtual worlds at the nano and femto scale, further compressing complexity until we create black hole-like conditions and disappear from the visible universe.

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Artilect War

Survive Evade Resist Escape

What happens when artificial intelligence exceeds human intelligence?

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piero scaruffi

How Not to Solve a Problem (the Eurozone Crises)

by piero scaruffi

There is widespread consensus among economists and politicians that the Eurozone needs to do more in order to help the countries that cannot repay their debts (that’s what it is, in simple words). Historians beg to disagree.

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Giulio Prisco

The first Terran shots against the Cosmists

by Giulio Prisco

Hugo de Garis, author of The Artilect War, agrees that our cosmic destiny is to transcend biology and build/become “Artilects”, but thinks that flesh-and-blood humans (the “Terrans”) will resist and wage bloody wars against those who want to move on (the “Cosmists”). De Garis fears that “species dominance” wars may result in billions of deaths, and perhaps he is right.

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Gamification Live with Andrea Kuszewski

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Discussing gamification, emotional design and intelligence with IEET Affiliate Scholar Andrea Kuszewski.

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Ten Most Deadly Diseases

All Time 10s

These are 10 diseases you want to avoid at all costs.

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Alex McGilvery

Buddhist Right Speech – can we improve ourselves, to improve others?

by Alex McGilvery

IEET has introduced the Buddhist concept of Right Speech as the tool for moderating comments and adding civility to the community. As we are using it, Right Speech is a tool for deciding if a comment is useful to the conversation. Thus, a comment needs to be true, it needs to not be abusive or divisive, and it needs to move the conversation forward.

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George Dvorsky

Scientists Cure Ebola in Monkeys — and Humans could be Next

by George Dvorsky

Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus have been cured by a chemical cocktail administered 24 hours after the initial exposure. The breakthrough could eventually result in a similar human treatment for this disease, which kills up to 90% of those infected.

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P. Tittle

The Inconsistency of Not Licensing Parents

by P. Tittle

The proposal to license parents – that is, to require people to obtain a license, by demonstrating certain attributes and/or abilities, before they produce and possibly rear children – is usually rejected, usually quickly and loudly. I contend that this rejection reveals inconsistent thinking, to the extent that certain other regulations already in place are accepted.

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Nanofactory Movie

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productive nanosystems: from molecules to superproducts

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Jønathan Lyons

Transhumanist Papa: a talk with my six-month-old son

by Jønathan Lyons

“Papa?”
“What’s up?”
“When will you die?”

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Dick Pelletier

Nanorobots: Radical Science in Clinical Trials by the 2020s; expert says

by Dick Pelletier

You enter the wellness center and tell the receptionist avatar that you’re here for an annual restoration, and though your real age is 110, you would like to be restored to the age of a 20-something. A nurse then injects billions of genome-specific ‘bots non-invasively through the skin; you’re now set for another year.

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IEET Fellow Jamais Cascio quoted by CNN

A June 15 CNN article entitled “Post-apocalytpic TV is everywhere” interviewed IEET Fellow Jamais Cascio, as an “ethical futurist.”

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‪Martine Rothblatt - Transexual Philosopher‬

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Transexual visionary at the 2007 I.H.E.U Conference at U.N. Plaza in NYC, introduced by James Hughes.

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Peter Wicks

Buddhist Right Speech: Ethical and Effective, or just Thought Policing?

by Peter Wicks

The comment threads here at IEET have changed somewhat over recent days. After what Hank Pellissier has described as “a two-month battle between religious and irreligious commenters”, suddenly peace has broken out, and everything is peace, harmony, love and understanding. The Buddha must be allowing himself a faint, Gioconda-like smile. Or is he?

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Hank Pellissier

Transgender and Transhuman - the alliance, the complaints and the future

by Hank Pellissier

Transhumanism and Transgenderism enjoy a close relationship due to mutual interest in enhancement technology. Multiple transgenders are valuable spokespeople in H+, such as IEET fellow Martine Rothblatt, IEET contributor and KurzweilAI editor Amara Angelica, and the brilliant tech writer for Acceler8or and hplusmagazine that I interviewed for this article: Valkyrie Ice.

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Buddhism and Transhumanism: The Technologies of Self-Perfection

Changesurfer Radio

James Hughes, IEET Executive Director, speaking at the August 5, 2004 Faith, Transhumanism and Hope Symposium, Trinity College, University of Toronto. (and yes, seven years later I’m still working on that book…)

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‪Emotion and Aging: Exploding the Misery Myth‬

UCTV

Laura L. Carstensen, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, says that one of the biggest hurdles to overcome as we age is a phenomenon called the “misery myth.” She argues that we need to overcome this tendency to imagine old age as bleak and dreaded.

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Maria Konovalenko

People Who Justify Aging are Profoundly Wrong – Aging is Abhorrent

by Maria Konovalenko

I read this recent opinion in the New York Times, entitled “Age and Its Awful Discontents” by Louis Begley, and it resonated with my personal feelings about the topic. The author vividly describes the last years of his mother’s life, who had been a widow for the previous 40 years before her death.

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Arthur Caplan

German Doctors Apologize for Holocaust Horrors

by Arthur Caplan

The German Medical Association has issued a remarkably blunt and straightforward apology, more than six decades after the end of World War II, for the role it played during the Holocaust in the mass murder, sterilization and barbaric medical experiments done on Jews and many other groups.

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Buddha’s Right Speech

Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran discusses how to learn the skill of right speech

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Gabriel Rothblatt

Is the term “Transhumanism” a misnomer?

by Gabriel Rothblatt

Although the current definition of transhumanism is accurate, most people aren’t “reading the book, just judging its cover”… the term generally has the opposite effect of its intended purpose.

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Ben Goertzel

Radical Futurism for Newbies (A Brief Reading List)

by Ben Goertzel

This article presents a series of links to online articles and essays, that I feel are useful for bringing “newbies” up to speed on some of the main currents of modern transhumanist / radical-futurist / Singularitarian thinking, science and technology.

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