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IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Autobiographical Nietzschean Transhumanism in New Book

Pourquoi Nous Somme Nietzschéens

In the book mentioned below IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgnerwas invited to autobiographically present his Nietzschean transhumanism - together with such well known thinkers like Bernard Stiegler and Jean-Luc Nancy. It is forthcoming in French in October 2016:

 

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IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Featured on Public TV Show

An interview with IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on transhumanism, evolution, and human perfection will be broadcasted as part of the following public TV show on the 30th of July at 5.30 pm:

http://www.hr-online.de/website/fernsehen/sendungen/index.jsp?rubrik=54283&key=standard_document_61118836

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Agential Risks: A New Direction for Existential Risk Studies

X-Risks Institute's Technical Reports

There are two ways to avoid an existential catastrophe involving advanced technologies, such as nuclear weapons, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology. First, we could study the technologies and figure out ways to make them more difficult for malicious agents to exploit. And second, we could study the malicious agents and figure out ways of reducing the probability of them wanting to exploit such technologies.

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IEET Affiliate Scholar Franco Cortese Publishes Article in International Journal of Technoethics

International Journal of Technoethics

The Technoethical Ethos of Technic Self-Determination

This paper addresses concerns that the development and proliferation of Human Enhancement Technologies (HET) will be (a) dehumanizing and (b) a threat to our autonomy and sovereignty as individuals. The paper argues contrarily that HET constitutes nothing less than one of the most effective foreseeable means of increasing the autonomy and sovereignty of individual members of society. Furthermore, it elaborates the position that the use of HET exemplifies – and indeed even intensifies – our most human capacity and faculty: namely the desire for increased self-determination, which is referred to as the will toward self-determination. Based upon this position, the paper argues that the use of HET bears fundamental ontological continuity with the human condition in general and with the historically-ubiquitous will toward self-determination in particular. HET will not be a dehumanizing force, but will rather serve to increase the very capacity that characterizes us as human more accurately than anything else.

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IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher Publishes New Paper in Journal: Bioethics

Bioethics

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher published a new paper coming out in the journal Bioethics. It’s about the philosophy of education and student use of cognitive enhancement drugs. It suggests that universities might be justified in regulating their students’ use of enhancement drugs, but only in a very mild, non-compulsory way. It suggests that a system of voluntary commitment contracts might be an interesting proposal. The details are below.

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IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher Publishes New Paper - Robots, Law and the Retribution Gap

Ethics and Information Technology

Here is a new paper that John Danaher, IEET Affiliate Scholar, has published and will be coming out in the journal Ethics and Information Technology. In case you are interested, the idea for this paper originated in this blogpost from late 2014.

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Vacancy - Research Assistant on the Algocracy and Transhumanism Project

Algocracy and Transhumanism Project

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher is hiring a research assistant as part of his Algocracy and Transhumanism project. It’s a short-term contract (5 months only) and available from July onwards. The candidate would have to be able to relocate to Galway for the period. Details below. Please share this with anyone you think might be interested.

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Dr. Martine Rothblatt Speaks at 2016 MOOG Fest Protesting Transgender Bias Law

New York Time

Moogfest will feature a keynote address from IEET Trustee Martine Rothblatt, a transgender woman who is the chief executive of United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, and a founder of Sirius Satellite Radio, now SiriusXM. United Therapeutics has an office and manufacturing facility outside of Durham.

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Douglas Rushkoff joins IFTF as Research Fellow

Institute for the Future

We’re thrilled to announce that media theorist, author, and professor Douglas Rushkoff has joined Institute for the Future as a Research Fellow. Douglas is a professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, IEET Fellow and author of more than a dozen bestselling books about media, technology, and culture.

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New Monograph on Transhumanism by IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Published

Herder Verlag

A new monograph on transhumanism by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will come out in August 2016. It will be published by Herder Verlag.

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Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Invited as Visiting Professor to UofJena

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IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to being a visiting professor at the University of Jena during the summer of 2016. There, he will also give the following talk:
Topic: Transhumanism, Big Gene Date, Bioprivacy

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IEET Affiliate Scholar Roland Benedikter New Contribution to the ACATECH Report

Innovation Potential of Human-Machine Interaction

On April 25 2016 the new report of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (ACATECH) has been published: Innovation Potential of Human-Machine Interaction. IEET Affiliate Scholar Roland Benedikter contributed to this report. The Report is part of the official “Innovation Dialogue Between The German Federal Government, Economy and Science” (Innovationsdialog zwischen Bundesregierung, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft 2015-16).

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MIT Journal, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments Call for Papers

Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments

Advancements in virtual reality are not only technology driven, but actions within virtual environments implicate numerous issues in policy and law. For example, are virtual images copyrightable? Is the speech produced by a virtual avatar afforded rights under the U.S. and other Constitutions? How does criminal law relate to actions performed within virtual environments, or contract law apply to the lease and sale of virtual objects? These and other questions form the theme for this special issue. Legal scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and other jurisdictions are encouraged to submit.

See CFP here.

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IEET Affiliate Scholar Hank Pellissier’s Athiest Ugandan Orphanage and School

Inverse

Sarah Sloat, a writer at Inverse, has published an article discussing the successful venture spearheaded by Bwambale Robert Musubaho, Hank Pellissier and Zoltan Istvan in funding and developing an An Atheist Ugandan Orphanage.

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Posthuman Rights: Dimensions of Transhuman Worlds

Teknokultura

Woody Evans has published an article on Posthuman rights in the Spanish journal, Teknokultura. Below is the abstract of the paper. You can click on the journal title to find the full article online.

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IEET Bids Farewell to Hank Pellissier and Welcomes New Managing Director.

Dear IEET members,

Following years of dedicated professional leadership and management, Hank Pellissier has decided to move his career in another direction and has resigned his position as Managing Director at IEET. We are pleased to announce that Steven Umbrello will be assuming the vacancy as the new Managing Director. Mr. Umbrello is past Assistant Managing Director of IEET. I trust you will all join me in wishing Hank the best of luck and in welcoming Steven to his new position.

As per usual business if you would like to send an article or other work to be published on IEET, please email Steven directly at steve@ieet.org

Sincerely,

IEET Staff

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Vita-More, Swan at NY Posthuman Research Group Symposium

IEET Fellow Natasha Vita-More will be the Keynote Speaker, and Affiliate Scholar Melanie Swan will also give a talk at the NY Posthuman Research Group’s 2nd annual Glocal Symposium on Posthuman Futures.

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John Messerly publishes a New Book

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Messerly has published a new book, Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice

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Transhuman Debate 2.0 in SF East Bay

IEET is co-sponsoring “Transhuman Debate 2.0” on April 2, 2016, from 12:30 - 4:00pm in Oakland, CA, at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St, #170 - only 2 blocks from BART.

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Danaher published in the journal “Science and Engineering Ethics”

Science and Engineering Ethics

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher recently published a paper on technological unemployment and the meaning of life in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics.

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Danaher Awarded by Irish Research Council

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher has been awarded funding by the Irish Research Council for a project entitled “The Threat of Algocracy and the Transhumanist Project.”

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Wendell Wallach at Connecticut Science Center

IEET Fellow Wendell Wallach will be speaking at the Connecticut Science Center on May 5, 2016.

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Riccardo Campa in International Symposium on Transhumanism

IEET Fellow Riccardo Campa will participate, as a lecturer and member of the Scientific Committee, in the International Symposium titled “Crisis of Humanity? Humanism, Transhumanism, Posthumanism.”

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BJ Murphy interviewed by Future of Sex

Future of Sex

IEET Affiliate Scholar BJ Murphy was recently interviewed by the website Future of Sex.

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Goertzel Launches Indiegogo to create AI Tablets for African Children

Indigogo

IEET Fellow Ben Goertzel is promoting an Indigogo campaign to complete YaNetu, a project that would provide AI tablets to African children.

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Arthur Caplan in Forbes article on football safety

Forbes

IEET Trustee Arthur Caplan was referenced in a Forbes article that analyzed college football safety.

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Martine Rothblatt at The Women’s Center 30th Annual Leadership Conference

IEET Trustee Martine Rothblatt will be speaking at the 30th Annual Leadership Conference of the Women’s Center.

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Stefan Sorgner Interviewed on German TV

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was interviewed on emerging technologies on German national television.

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Roland Benedikter is Keynote Speaker in Vienna

IEET Affiliate Scholar Roland Benedikter will deliver a Keynote Speech on June 16, 2016, in Vienna, Austria.

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Roland Bendikter interviewed by American Humanist Association

American Humanist Association

IEET Affiliate Scholar Roland Benedikter was interviewed by the American Humanist Association, in an article titled “The Age of Transhumanism Has Begun: Will It Bring Humanism to Its End?”

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