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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Overview of technopolitics


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Blockchain – The Building Blocks for a New Society, with Vince Meens

Martine Rothblatt, Lawrence Krauss, Douglas Rushkoff, Russell Blackford endorse Science Missionaries

Trump Picks Establishment Banker For Treasury Secretary

Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Is Total Nightmare Fuel

First Republican “Hamilton Elector” Breaks Ranks Against Trump

Cybathlon 2016 : entre sport, handicap et transhumanisme


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TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social
Author
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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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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Jonathan Dotse

Virus (Science Fiction)

by Jonathan Dotse

Hacking is dangerous in the future world of IEET’s Ghanaian contributor. Dela’s inexperienced ‘biocore’ takes on a ‘Grid hub’ in Accra…

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Dustin Eirdosh

The Rise of Big History: An Evolutionary Pedagogy for the Future

by Dustin Eirdosh

Rather than teaching historical change as disconnected – alien from biological change, irrelevant to social and technological change – we have to start doing something BIGGER.

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Evan Selinger

Was Hitler a Bully? Teaching the Holocaust to Kids

by Evan Selinger

Is it a bad idea to compare Hilter to a bully? Is it sensible and ethical to equate the worst criminal in history to a playground tormenter?

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Substrate Independent Minds

Adam Ford

SIM: What is it?
Why Pursue a Conservative Approach to SIM?

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Brad Carmack

Reaching Heaven: How and Why to Perpetuate the Myth of Free Will

by Brad Carmack

Predictably Irrational. Dan Ariely’s work on “the hidden forces that shape our decisions” captures well the truth of human decision making: “free agents” exercise their agency in ways both (1) predictable and (2) irrational.

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Leo Igwe

Atheism in Nigeria

by Leo Igwe

According to a recent worldwide poll called, The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism, Africa is the world’s most devout region. Even with the global decline in religiosity, the black continent has the least number of self-proclaimed atheists in the world.

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Nikola Danaylov

The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing

by Nikola Danaylov

Most of us are uncomfortable not knowing. Just think about it: Wouldn’t it be nice (and easy) if we knew the answers to all the important questions? Who am I? Is there a God?

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IEET Fellow Vita-More at Dubrovnik Conference

On September 11, Natasha Vita-More spoke at the “Enhancement, Emerging Technologies, and Social Challenges” conference, at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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74-year-old Bodybuilder: Japan’s Slickest Septuagenarian

Dr. Nona

He’s been pumping iron for 50 years - now Tosaka’s competing in a competition at the age of 74.

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piero scaruffi

Democracy in the Middle East - Why not Iran?

by piero scaruffi

The democratic revolutions of the Middle East (Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and now Syria) actually started in Iran in 2009 when supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi protested loudly against rigged elections “won” by incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Russell Blackford

Online Vitriol and Derision - it is Necessary?

by Russell Blackford

Does unmeasured vituperation damage internet conversation? Is there a proper time and place for ridicule and denunciation?

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Lee-Roy Chetty

The Importance of Private Sector Growth and Development in Africa

by Lee-Roy Chetty

The private sector is Africa’s primary engine of growth. It generates an estimated 70 percent of Africa’s output, approximately two-thirds of its investment and 90 percent of employment on the continent.

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IEET Fellow Wendell Wallach quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education

A news article titled “Robots at War: Scholars Debate the Ethical Issues” includes comments by IEET Fellow Wendell Wallach, who is a scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

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Global Warming - Weathergirl Goes Rogue

Deep Rogue Ram

Arctic ice cover just reached its lowest point in recorded history. Pippa goes off script and drops some science. For more, check out ‪http://www.deeprogueram.tumblr.com‬

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John Niman

Rise of the Robot

by John Niman

If you’re anything like me, you grew up on Transformers, or maybe Gundam Wing; big battling robots that carved swaths of destruction wherever they went. While we’re not quite there yet, the military has been pouring a lot of money into robots, and the results might surprise you. The military has been pouring a lot of money into robots, and the results might surprise you. Let’s see what happens when the military gets into the robot game.

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Ben Hyink

In Favor of the Functional Separation of Uploaded Minds and Simultaneous Mind Clones

by Ben Hyink

Exposure to some types of information can constrain one’s real options and impose responsibilities one might rather avoid. To set the stage for a flourishing culture of mind uploads, we need to enable people to live with a freedom from some kinds of potentially harmful information.

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Dustin Eirdosh

If Cows Were Time Travelers - The BioPolitics of Animal Consciousness

by Dustin Eirdosh

If cows were time travelers - I would stop eating most meat! Let me explain…. the ability to be a time traveller is a critical defining marker in how we must practically interpret the nature of any given animal consciousness.

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How to Get to Mars

aheli's channel

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission involving two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, exploring the planet Mars. It began in 2003 with the sending of the two rovers—MER-A Spirit and MER-B Opportunity—to explore the Martian surface and geology.

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Michael Lee

Call of the Wild: Decoding Australia’s Long-Term Future

by Michael Lee

A generation of far-reaching social change lies ahead for Australia.  There will be a serious struggle to adapt to climate change as water security becomes a critical issue for many coastal cities and for agriculture.

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Valerie Tarico

India to Africa: Living in Hand-Me-Downs

by Valerie Tarico

Some years back, a group of anti-poverty advocates cast their lot in with Chevy and Ford to oppose higher gas taxes. “That’s just stupid,” said my ever-blunt brother Dan.

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Evan Selinger

Impatience as Digital Virtue

by Evan Selinger

Apple’s Siri commercials promise a perfectly anthropomorphized digital assistant; a virtual, voice recognition secretary programmed to serve every scheduling and questioning whim by celebrity and average citizen alike.

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Internet Rising (documentary film)

Internet Rising - documentary film

Released on 11.29.11, ‪http://internetRISING.net‬ is a digi-documentary investigating the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity. It provokes many questions about ancient and modern paradoxes of life, its pleasures and pains… and the gray area contrasts in between - but most of all it is meant to be an inspiring conversation starter.

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