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IEET’s George Dvorsky offers course on Introduction to Transhumanism

George Dvorsky, prominent futurist, writer on ethics and technology and Chairman of the IEET Board of Directors, is offering his Introduction to Transhumanism course during May, from May 1st to May 31st, 2014.

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Bioethicist Arthur Caplan receives 2014 Public Service Award for an individual

National Science Foundation

Caplan’s work fosters greater understanding of science, medicine and ethics. On March 24, 2014 the National Science Board (NSB) announced that renowned bioethicist and IEET Trustee Arthur Caplan, a global leader in medical ethics, is the 2014 recipient of its Public Service Award for an individual.

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Majority of IEET Readers see AGI as Potential Threat to Humanity

We asked whether “artificial general intelligence with self-awareness” or “uploaded personalities or emulations of human brains” were more of a threat to human beings. Almost three times as many of you thought AGI was more of a threat than uploaded personalities, and overall 62% of the 245 respondents thought one or the other or both were a threat.

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Special Issue of JET: Hughes, Walker, Campa & Danaher on Tech Unemployment and BIG

The special issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology is published and has nine essays on technological unemployment and the basic income guarantee, six of them by IEETers.

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IEET Readers Want Obama to Grant Edward Snowden Amnesty

We asked “Should the Obama administration grant amnesty to Edward Snowden?”  Of the 144 of you who answered the vast majority (83%) were for the Obama administration granting Edward Snowden amnesty on the grounds that his actions were “legitimate whistle-blowing on government crimes.”

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An Economist/Philosopher, a Journalist/Politician and a Futurist Enter the IEET Bar..

To be fair, all three of the new Affiliate Scholars the IEET is welcoming this month are best described as “big thinkers,” with work that ranges from philosophy and religion to politics and science. Ted Chu is a professor of economics at NY Abu Dhabi and former chief economist for General Motors, Dick Pelletier is a very popular contributor here at the IEET, and Giuseppe Vatinno is a journalist who was the first openly transhumanist member of the Italian parliament.

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IEET Audience Supports Right to Die for Disabled, After Some Time

We asked “How long should caregivers prevent recently disabled people from refusing life-sustaining care (and thereby causing their own deaths)?” Of the more than 230 of you who answered, almost half (47%) said “The recently disabled should be treated until they are no longer depressed, and have a sustained, rational intent to die.”

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IEET Digital Democracy and Education in Madagascar 2014

Dustin Eirdosh, Coordinator, IEET Madagascar (African Futures Project) makes great progress with technology education.

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New Humanity+ Board Members!

IEET Fellow, Linda McDonald Glenn, Voting Board Member

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IEET Audience Divided on Apes and Dolphins in Zoos

A third of respondents to the recent poll question “Should apes (chimps, gorillas, bonobos) and dolphins be liberated from zoos?” thought that apes and dolphins should be rehabilitated and returned to the wild. But two thirds favored other options.

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IEET Audience Not Enthusiastic About Google Glass

Only 16% of the 220 respondents to the poll about Google Glass were planning to get the device when it is released to the public.

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Documentary Featuring IEET’s J. Hughes on Smithsonian Channel

The cover article in Smithsonian magazine for September was “The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body,” which is a teaser for the documentary Bionic Man that will air on the Smithsonian Channel October 20. The documentary features a number of segments with IEET Executive Director J. Hughes discussing the social and ethical implications of bionic replacement parts.

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IEET Audience Split on Personal Identity

We asked “If your mind was perfectly copied to a new body…” who would the mindclones be, and who would own your stuff?  The 165 of you who answered were almost perfectly split three ways on this old debate about personal identity.

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New Affiliate Scholars: Jønathan Lyons and Marc Roux

The IEET is pleased to announce the appointment of writer Jønathan Lyons and French technoprogressive activist Marc Roux as Affiliate Scholars.

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IEET Work on Technological Unemployment Cited in Hartford Courant

IEET contributor Leo Canty wrote an editorial for the Hartford Courant on the occasion of Labor Day, America’s faux May Day.

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Stefan Sorgner Talks About H+ at the World Congress of Philosophy

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner spoke on posthumanism and transhumanism at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy that took place in Athens recently.

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Wendell Remembers the March on Washington

IEET Fellow Wendell Wallach published a reminiscence about the March on Washington in the Washington Post. 

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IEET Appoints Rick Searle as Affiliate Scholar

The IEET is pleased to appoint contributor Rick Searle as an Affiliate Scholar. Rick is a writer and educator living the very non-technological Amish country of central Pennsylvania along with his two young daughters.

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IEET Audience Divided on Paying Addicts to Use Contraception

More than 180 people answered the question “Would it be ethical to pay heroin and meth addicts $300 to have a vasectomy or tubal ligation?” This was inspired by the debate over Project Prevention, which has paid almost 5000 addicts to use contraception, or have a vasectomy or tubal ligation if they so chose. Most of you were OK with the general idea of such a program under one condition or another, such as being only being run by an independent nonprofit, or if it only offered reversible forms of contraception likes implants.

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IEET is seeking technoprogressive policy essays and white papers

The IEET would like to collaborate with active members of our community in writing technoprogressive policy documents to be included in the Technoprogressive Policy Wiki, as well as longer technoprogressive white papers.

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IEET Madagascar

Recently the IEET has begun a collaboration with Dustin Eirdosh, who is currently serving as the Visiting Assistant Professor in Social and Evolutionary Neuropsychology at the University of Toliara, a unique biological and human sciences institution in the Atsimo Andrefana (southwestern) region of Madagascar. Dr. Eirdosh will serve as the coordinator for the Madagascar branch of the IEET Africa Futures Project (AFP).

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IEET Appoints John Smart as Affiliate Scholar

The IEET is pleased to welcome the well-known futurist John Smart as an Affiliate Scholar.

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Opportunity - Become an IEET Intern or Contributor!

The IEET is looking for tech-savy, science, philosophy and politics lovers to write essays and articles. If your looking forward to an egalitarian and technologically progressive future please contact us! This is a great opportunity to get your ideas about how to create a better world out there!

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Results of the IEET Audience Survey

I’m publishing results of the IEET survey in small bites, but I will keep a tally here of the essays discussing its findings. I’m also interested in what questions you would ask of the data.

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Call for Papers for Special Issue of JET on “The Ethics of Geoengineering”

Submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology on the topic of the Ethics of Geoengineering. Deforestation, animal husbandry, the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities have resulted in the rise of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. The rapid rise in temperature is having dramatic impacts from massive storms to droughts near the equator, and it is vital to nearly all species on Earth that we actively reduce greenhouse gases. Geoengineering – a variety of massive projects to deflect sunlight or sequester carbon - is one possible way to slow and mitigate this environmental crisis, although the various methods being proposed all have attendant risks and ethical concerns.

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IEET Readers Oppose US Anti-Terrorist Drones

We asked “Are U.S. aerial drones an effective and ethical weapon against terrorism?” Of the 334 of you who answered the poll 61% opposed drone strikes on either anti-imperialist grounds or on the grounds that they create too much collateral damage and blowback.

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What Do You Think IEET’s Priorities Should Be?

In our recent survey of the IEET audience you gave a clear sense of what your top priorities were: better communication and outreach, and the themes of mitigating catastrophic risks, and promoting the basic income guarantee, the longevity dividend and technoprogressivism.

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Who are the IEET’s audience?

Responses to the IEET survey keep coming in, and we’re over 450 as of today. But so far we have a pretty good snapshot of the IEET’s fans and supporters.

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Huge enthusiasm for stem cell meat among IEET readers

In our last poll we asked IEET readers about their relationship with meat, and more than 60% of the 337 respondents still ate meat. But of those more than 60% would switch to meat grown from stem cells.

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Call for Papers for Special Issue of JET on “Technological Unemployment and Universal Basic Income”

Submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology on the topic of the impending global decline of employment due to automation, disintermediation and other effects of emerging technologies, and the need for reform and expansion of state income support such as a universal basic income guarantee (BIG).  Papers questioning the premises of technological unemployment or the desirability of a BIG are also welcome.

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