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Friendly Artificial Intelligence: Parenthood and the Fear of Supplantation

Our Paradoxical Economy - Courtesy of Technology and the Lack of Basic Income

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Who Are We?: Religious, Philosophical, Scientific and Transhumanist Theories Of Human Nature
John Messerly


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Universal Basic Income—The Foundation of a Technically Advanced Society
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Should Politicians be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence? Interview with Mark Waser
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Phil Torres

#7: Will posthumans all be atheists?

by Phil Torres

There is good reason for thinking that posthumans will, on the whole, be atheists. And there is good reason for thinking that widespread apostasy would, on the whole, be desirable.

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Robert Ingersoll

What I Want for Christmas

by Robert Ingersoll

If I had the power to produce exactly what I want for Christmas, I would have all the kings and emperors resign and allow the people to govern themselves.

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Kyle Munkittrick

#8: Dolphins as Non-Human Persons

by Kyle Munkittrick

I have been lucky enough to swim with dolphins twice in my life.

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Jamais Cascio

Open the Future

by Jamais Cascio

Those who see the possibility of a revolutionary future of abundance and freedom are right, as are those who fear the possibility of catastrophe and extinction. But where they are both wrong is in believing that the future is out of our hands, and should be kept out of our hands. We need an open singularity, one that we can all be a part of.

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Andrew Maynard

#9: Nanotechnology and Cancer Treatment

by Andrew Maynard

Do we need a reality check?

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Jamais Cascio

World, Changed.

by Jamais Cascio

It seemed a little thing, at first.

“Hey, let’s start a blog.”

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Humanity’s End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement pt2

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Nicholas Agar, professor of philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and author of Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement and Humanity’s End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement. They discuss Agar’s arguments for a moderate position on human enhancement that embraces some enhancements but rejects the creation of “posthumans.”  Part 2 of 2.

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Humanity’s End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement pt1

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Nicholas Agar, professor of philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and author of Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement and Humanity’s End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement. They discuss Agar’s arguments for a moderate position on human enhancement that embraces some enhancements but rejects the creation of “posthumans.” Part 1 of 2.


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J. Hughes

#10: Problems of Transhumanism — Introduction

by J. Hughes

What are the current unresolved issues in transhumanist thought? Which of these issues are peculiar to transhumanist philosophy and the transhumanist movement, and which are more actually general problems of Enlightenment thought? Which of these are simply inevitable differences of opinion among the more or less like-minded, and which need decisive resolution to avoid tragic errors of the past?

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Darlene Cavalier

Why We Need Participatory Technology Assessments

by Darlene Cavalier

2011 promises to be a year chock full of complex legislative debate over the policies of emerging technologies like synthetic biology and geoengineering, to name only two. Fortunately, three elements are brewing to create what might just be a perfect storm in terms of getting all the right folks to huddle together so the best policies are set forth.

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David Brin

#11: A Primer on Supply-Side vs Demand-Side Economics

by David Brin

Let’s step back and examine how, in the U.S., Democrats and Republicans have become identified with two quite opposite economic theories.

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The Challenges of a Graying World

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Ted Fishman, author of China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, and Shock of Gray, The Aging of the World’s Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation. They talk about the economic and political consequences of global aging.

 

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George Dvorsky

Not So Superficial: Rethinking cosmetic enhancements

by George Dvorsky

In a world where everyone is beautiful, we will simultaneously be able to enjoy it and move past it so that we can get on with some of the more important and meaningful aspects of life and existence.

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Andrea Kuszewski

#12: Sex Makes You Smarter — Can ‘Virtual Sex’ Do The Same?

by Andrea Kuszewski

If sex makes you smarter via changes in synaptic strength following the act, can you get the same benefit from virtual sex, as long as your brain is convinced it is real at the time?

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Marcelo Rinesi

How School Testing is Crippling Children

by Marcelo Rinesi

It’s probably not the worst thing it does to them, but the end result is clear. How this happens is also very simple: we overwhelmingly test children without access to networked computers.

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Jeremy Weissman

Unmanned War Systems and American Society

by Jeremy Weissman

Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. has moved rapidly from activating only a handful of unarmed unmanned flying systems to currently deploying over 7,000 unmanned systems in the air and over 12,000 on the ground, many of these heavily armed. There is every reason to suspect this rapid incorporation of military robotics will only accelerate.

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Phil Torres

#13: If Only We Were Smarter!

by Phil Torres

While we tend to believe that more smarts would help us solve the formidable mass of problems we have created, the empirical data seems to disagree with us.

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George Dvorsky

How to Engineer a Zombie Virus

by George Dvorsky

Much to my surprise, I’ve become a bit of a zombie junkie.

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Hank Pellissier

#14: State-by-State Gay Marriage Acceptance

by Hank Pellissier

How is gay marriage in America proceeding down the aisle? This question concerns all transhumanists because persecution of homosexuality is an anti-Enlightenment human rights violation that is rooted in archaic religious superstition and anti-scientific thought. Actively supporting gay marriage is the ethically responsible position for all progressive transhumanists.

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Andrea Kuszewski

Hey, Barbie — Show Me The Science!

by Andrea Kuszewski

While Christmas shopping with my sister and my little three year-old niece, I noticed something that rather disturbed me. And as difficult as it is for me to say this - it was Barbie.

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A Survival Guide to the Post Apocalypse

Vimeo

Ducked and Covered: A Survival Guide to the Post Apocalypse is a fake instructional public information film designed to assist the general population with surviving life in Australia after a nuclear war. Purported to have been produced by the Australian Board of Civil Defence during the early 1980s, the film has four chapters guiding wary survivors through the trials that will await them in the post apocalypse. From post-apocalyptic fashion and unique uses for surplus human skulls, to becoming a local warlord and avoiding radioactive mutants, there is something for all dwellers of the wastelands. With its dry methodical narration, brooding synthesizer, minimalist animation and erroneous guidance, Ducked and Covered is a dark humored parody/loving homage to the late cold war era, early 1980’s public information films, as well as a reminder… OF WHAT STILL COULD BE. (Winner of multiple awards.)

Ducked and Covered: A Survival Guide to the Post Apocalypse from Nathaniel Lindsay on Vimeo.

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Kristi Scott

#15: The Future Looks Large and Sexy

by Kristi Scott

The body has a lot of change to go through on the path to post-humanity. There is plenty of room for improvement and enhancement.

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Jamais Cascio

Neodicy

by Jamais Cascio


Technology will save us. Technology will destroy us.

The Future will save us. The Future will destroy us.

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Four Scenarios For The Coming Collapse of The American Empire pt2

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with University of Wisconsin historian Alfred McCoy, author of Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State, convener of the global “Empires in Transition” project, and author of the recent speculative essay “Four Scenarios For The Coming Collapse of The American Empire.” The final work of the Empires in Transition project will be published in 2011 as Endless Empire: Europe’s Eclipse, America’s Ascent, and the Decline of U.S. Global Power. Part 2 of 2.

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Four Scenarios For The Coming Collapse of The American Empire pt1

Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with University of Wisconsin historian Alfred McCoy, author of Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State, convener of the global “Empires in Transition” project, and author of the recent speculative essay “Four Scenarios For The Coming Collapse of The American Empire.” The final work of the Empires in Transition project will be published in 2011 as Endless Empire: Europe’s Eclipse, America’s Ascent, and the Decline of U.S. Global Power. Part 1 of 2.

 

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200 Years of Global Growth In 4 Minutes

Plotting life expectancy against average income, Professor Hans Rosling tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers — all in just four minutes.

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Russell Blackford

#16: Science, Morality, and Sam Harris

by Russell Blackford

Sam Harris argues in this TED talk that science can be an authority on moral issues. It’s a superb performance, and I think he’s got it approximately right.

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Natasha Vita-More

Epoch of Plasticity

by Natasha Vita-More

A new paper on “the metaverse as a vehicle for cognitive enhancement.”

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Richard Eskow

#17: Cerebral Imperialism

by Richard Eskow

Could it be that there is no intelligence without a body? That there’s only computation? That cognition is the byproduct of biological processes, and never the driver of them?

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