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Living Machines 2015

Free Will Does Not Exist - Should it be a Transhumanist Enhancement?

Vita-More, Rothblatt, Hughes @ Juniata H+ Conference

Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?

The Yuck Factor — What Planned Parenthood Smears, Homophobia, & Middle School Have in Common

The King of Weird Futures


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The Future of Business
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A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control
Wendell Wallach

Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach
Roman Yampolskiy


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If We Can Achieve Gay Marriage and Legal Pot, We Can Fix Climate Change Too
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Transhumanism: there are [at least] ten different philosophical categories; which one(s) are you?
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James Felton Keith

What does it mean to be Human?

by James Felton Keith

With the integration of human beings and technological enhancement, the ideal of what is morally just becomes increasingly ambiguous, referencing the seemingly endless scenarios of mechanical, electrical, and bio engineering enhancements that have propelled individuals of our kind to mature well beyond the centennial of exploration.

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Andrea Kuszewski

Could Chess-Boxing Defuse Aggression?

by Andrea Kuszewski

Teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, smell-o-vision, 3D printing, and even holograms, were all ideas first imagined in science fiction—and now are real products and technologies in various stages of development by scientists. While this is common in fields like experimental physics, it isn’t as often that cognitive neuroscience and applied psychology score insights from this fantasy genre.

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Ray Kurzweil on the Coming Singularity

BigThink

By 2045, says author, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil, we’ll have expanded the intelligence of our human machine civilization a billionfold. That will result in a technological singularity, a point beyond which it’s hard to imagine.

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Women-Only Leadership Idea Rejected

A proposal aimed at reducing war and encouraging peace by reserving high public leadership roles for women only received far less than majority approval in a recently concluded poll of IEET readers.

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Mike Treder

Is ‘Spirituality’ Necessary?

by Mike Treder

Every year, more people are coming out and saying they do not have a belief in God. What does this mean for those who say they are “spiritual but not religious”?

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Jamais Cascio

Homesteading a Society of Mind

by Jamais Cascio

Scientific American reports about research at Cornell’s Computational Synthesis Laboratory intended to give robot minds a degree of “self-awareness.” Is this a signpost on the road to machine consciousness?

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The Happiest Species on the Planet

Savage-Rumbaugh’s work with bonobo apes, who can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology—and how much by cultural exposure.

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Kyle Munkittrick

Designer Babies Will Be Godless Achievement Machines

by Kyle Munkittrick

Are designer babies a danger to the middle class?

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Hank Pellissier

Liberating Egypt from Female Genital Mutilation

by Hank Pellissier

“That woman in Cairo,” I wonder as I stare at the dramatic photo in Washington Post, “the one with the Egyptian flag and the black headscarf… does she have a clitoris?”

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Jamais Cascio

Speculative Gaming

by Jamais Cascio

In the past few days, I’ve received two different pings from my Respected Elders asking about games as a mechanism for articulating disruptive scenarios.

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We’ll Be Vigorous Until We’re 120

Living Longer, Better—And Maybe Forever

We may not be able to stop aging completely, but people will be able to live well until they are 120.

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Donnie Maclurcan

A More Critical Approach to Our Toilets and Technologies

by Donnie Maclurcan

As with most mainstream technologies, pop culture in the West no doubt views the toilet as a useful invention. Effective in its disposal of human waste, the greatest stink created by this set-diameter bowl is the occasional need for a good scrub or available plumber.

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George Dvorsky

Putting an End to Dolphin Exploitation at Aquatic Theme Parks

by George Dvorsky

A number of years ago I visited Sea World in Orlando, Florida. The experience proved to be a formative one, as it would mark the last time I would ever visit an aquatic theme park.

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Ben Goertzel

Watson: Supercharged Search Engine or Prototype Robot Overlord?

by Ben Goertzel

My initial reaction to reading about IBM’s “Watson” supercomputer and software was a big fat ho-hum. OK, I figured, a program that plays Jeopardy! may be impressive to Joe Blow in the street, but I’m an AI guru so I know pretty much exactly what kind of specialized trickery they’re using under the hood. It’s not really a high-level mind, just a fancy database lookup system.

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Kyle Munkittrick

Learning the Alien Language of Dolphins

by Kyle Munkittrick

Humans and dolphins are inventing a common language together. This is big news!

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Language as a Window into Human Nature

Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings.

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Wide Range of Opinions Among IEET Readers on Global Power in 2050

The one thing most respondents to a recently concluded poll seem to agree on is that today”™s uni-polar world, with the US dominant, is unlikely to still exist by mid-century.

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Marcelo Rinesi

Kicking a Nonexisting Dead Horse: Picking apart Cyber-democracy

by Marcelo Rinesi

Cyber-democracy (like other political terms built from the prefix cyber) is neither. Consider Egypt.

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Rick Moss

Of Ebos, Egypt, and the Crackpot Utopian Imperative

by Rick Moss

You can always tell when you’ve got a bona fide crackpot idea. You’ll hear one or more of the following responses: A) They’ll never let you do that. B) That’ll never work. C) They’ll put you in jail. D) You’re gonna get us all killed.

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Hank Pellissier

Women-Only Leadership: Would it prevent war?

by Hank Pellissier

“Girl Fight! Girl Fight!” This shrill cry on our primary school playground always stampeded us to the spectacle of young females scratching, kicking, biting, slapping and pulling hair. With luck—we boys hoped—a blouse might get ripped and we’d see a bra.

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When Robots Attack! Should We Fear a Singularity?

Science comedian Brian Malow analyzes our fears of a day when machines are smarter than we are.

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Phil Torres

Transhumanists Coming Out of the Closet

by Phil Torres

It wasn’t that long ago that listing transhumanism, human enhancement, the Singularity, technology-driven evolution, existential risks, and so on, as academic interests on one’s CV might result in a bit of embarrassment.

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Dolphin Intelligence

Studies show that dolphins are brighter than chimpanzees. They have distinct personalities, exhibit self-recognition, understand symbol-based language, and think about the future.

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Edward Miller

In Opposition to Liberty and Progress

by Edward Miller

You may have heard of Peter Thiel, the right-wing “libertarian” co-founder of Paypal and early investor in Facebook. He seems to be a magnet for controversy and intrigue, with his penchant for casual misogyny and exotic philanthropic endeavors. So, who or what is he really?

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Ramez Naam

From Printing Press to Twitter: What makes a technology pro-democracy?

by Ramez Naam

Not all information technologies are created equal for the purpose of driving democracy. What are the factors that make a technology pro-democracy?

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New IEET Program Promotes Idea of the “Non-Human Person”

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies has announced a new program, Rights of Non-Human Persons, that will argue in favor of applying human-level rights to certain other species.

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Kyle Munkittrick

The Turkle Test

by Kyle Munkittrick

Can you have an emotional connection with a robot?

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George Dvorsky

SAI in the Material World

by George Dvorsky

When it comes to super artificial intelligence (SAI), there is risk in thinking too small.

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Singularity 101

Colin McEnroe Show

IEET Executive Director J. Hughes, and IEET Fellows Ben Goertzel and Wendell Wallach, talk to Hartford public radio producer Colin McEnroe about the idea of the Singularity and greater than human AI.

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Sascha Vongehr

Cognitive Enhancement Versus Drug War

by Sascha Vongehr

Exploring the development of a rational attitude towards cognitive enhancement.

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