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Why Did We Stop Going To The Moon?

This is Where the Rosetta Spacecraft Is Going to Die

Skepticism and the Meaning of Life

Baby diapers inspired this new way to study the brain

This Milk Lasts Up to Nine Weeks Without Spoiling

A forgotten Space Age technology could change how we grow food


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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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George Dvorsky

Will We Ever Learn to Speak Dolphin?

by George Dvorsky

Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals, with an amazing ability to learn to understand our language. But as we gain more insights into their behaviour, we’re also coming to suspect that they might have their very own language — or at the very least a complex system for communicating with one another.

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Benjamin Abbott

Settling the Future: The Colonial Mindset in Transhumanism

by Benjamin Abbott

While I share dreams of interstellar travel, I find positive invocation of European colonialism profoundly problematic. If posthumans see themselves as Columbus, Cortes, Pizarro, and John Smith when they set off for the stars, expect very bad things. Let’s decolonize our desires, folks.

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‪Coding a Better Government‬

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Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can—and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments—and their neighbors.

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How can Technology Transform the Human Body?

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TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect—she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.

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Rachel Armstrong

Synthetic Biology: Designing a “Metaphysical” Chicken

by Rachel Armstrong

The ultimate design material is one that understands what it is to become. By way of an example, I’d like to think about how we might design a chicken.

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‪Know Thyself, with a Brain Scanner‬

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Imagine playing a video game controlled by your mind. Now imagine that game also teaches you about your own patterns of stress, relaxation and focus. At TEDxToronto Ariel Garten shows how looking at our own brain activity gives new meaning to the ancient dictum “know thyself.”

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‪A Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills‬

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When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.

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Guillermo Campos

The Rise and Fall of Human Domination - ethical links between non-humans, humans, and post-humans

by Guillermo Campos

Our hive culture has established a hierarchical pyramid where we, the greatest of the great apes, have crowned ourselves on top of a conceptual food chain that is confused / mixed with a superiority chain…

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‪Hello Africa - Mobile Phone Culture in Africa‬

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Hello Africa illustrates cellphone culture in Africa. It shows images of contemporary Africa with focus on people’s lifestyles, popular culture, habits, activities and opinions in the context of mobile technology usage. The movie portraits individuals from all society: teachers, athletes, vendors, watchmen, musicians and many more. They all have in common that they are connected and have unique stories to tell.

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Cellphones to Africa

Shaw TV South Vancouver Island

A student is keeping cell phones out of landfills and getting them into the hands of less fortunate people in Africa.

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Hank Pellissier

“We Can Hear You Now!” - 12 Ways Cell Phones Accelerate Africa

by Hank Pellissier

Africa is Rising! Technology, like cell phones, is aiding Africa’s fantastic leap forward. Are the poorest of the poor left behind? - IEET’s “FONE4U” project will assist them, with your help.

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Don’t Build your Home, Grow It!

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TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and—wait for it—meat.

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John Niman

The Future Is Bright: Some Musings On Solar Power

by John Niman

How are we going to power the future? Energy is a huge concern, so lets examine recent advances in solar energy. It is difficult to discuss energy generation (solar in particular) without hearing the same tired objections. Therefore, a little myth busting is in order:

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David Brin

Do Sci Fi Attitudes Reflect Our Times?

by David Brin

Nearly two thirds (65 percent) of Americans think that President Obama would be a better leader than Mitt Romney if an alien invasion were to happen.  Hm, well, yes… and?  So?  

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Rachel Armstrong

Synthetic Biology as an Open System for Architectural Design

by Rachel Armstrong

Synthetic biology can play an important role in the future of our cities, via economic benefits, functional benefits, and infusing our social spaces with enjoyable, emotional qualities.

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Evan Selinger

Digital Jiminy Crickets

by Evan Selinger

Do apps that promote ethical behavior diminish our ability to make just decisions?

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Richard Eskow

Banksters Go Wild - and “The Economist” Joins the Revolution

by Richard Eskow

In the ongoing scandal about Barclays’ employees tampering with the “LIBOR,” or London interbank lending rate - which is to say, bank fraud - The Economist offers this brilliant cover. It’s not just the word “banksters,” or the fact that it shows bank executives dressed like the guys in Reservoir Dogs.

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IEET Fellow Ayesha Khanna interviewed by Washington Post and SFGate.com

Ayesha Khanna has frequently been in the major media lately.  On July 3rd the Washington Post interviewed her and her husband Parag Khanna about their new TED e-book, Hybrid Reality.  On July 10, the IEET Fellow was interviewed again by SFGate.com, the online San Francisco Chronicle.

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IEET Trustee Martine Rothblatt produces Ray Kurzweil film

The film adaptation of Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Singularity Is Near - produced by IEET Trustee Martine Rothblatt and Terasem Motion InfoCulture, will be released for download / purchase this summer.

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‪10 Things You Didn’t Know about Orgasm‬

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“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious.

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‪Are We Ready for Neo-Evolution?‬

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Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally—or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?

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Dick Pelletier

Earth 2050-2100: Longer Lives; New Energy; FTL Travel; Global Village

by Dick Pelletier

Of course, no one can predict the future this far in advance with 100% accuracy, but if technologies continue to advance exponentially, which most experts predict they will; and we blend in a few scenarios that push the envelope, an amazing future begins to take form.

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Alex McGilvery

Education and Social Programming - let’s re-write our codes to optimize the world

by Alex McGilvery

Why are we preparing children to live in an environment that no longer exists?  The future generation needs new rules and lessons.

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David Brin

On the Transparency Front: Secrecy, Drones and War

by David Brin

Since 9/11 the budget for the USA Special Ops has quadrupled. Under President Obama, the forces of the Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which includes the Green Berets, Navy SEALS and Army Rangers, have been granted more latitude and greater autonomy, engaged in counter-terrorism, surveillance and reconnaissance in as many as 120 countries around the world.

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Andrew Maynard

Online Learning is where Online Music was Five Years Ago

by Andrew Maynard

YouTube is gearing up to transform the way we learn…We are at the beginning of an exciting revolution in online educational content.

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‪A Tale of Mental Illness—From the Inside‬

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“Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

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How I’m Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s

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When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s, most of us respond with denial (“It won’t happen to me”) or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She’s taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment—should it arrive—when she herself gets Alzheimer’s disease.

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piero scaruffi

Assessing the “Liberation” of Iraq - Nine Years Later

by piero scaruffi

It was said that it takes at least a decade to figure out the effects of a major war. It probably takes a lot longer. It took a few decades to figure out that Britain had lost its empire by winning World War II and only now are we beginning to see that Germany was not defeated after all.

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Jaap Boekestein

Floating Butterflies

by Jaap Boekestein

When we become immortal, visiting “old friends” for nostalgic reminiscing will require an enormous amount of time. But - we’ll have eternity at our disposal… Here’s a short Science Fiction gem from a new contributor.

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