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Why Did We Stop Going To The Moon?

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Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
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TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social
Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle

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Nicole Sallak Anderson

Keywords for Environmental Studies
eds. Joni Adamson, William A. Gleason, David N. Pellow


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Reports from Global Catastrophic Risks conference in Mountain View CA

The IEET, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology and the Lifeboat Foundation hosted a very successful meeting on Global Catastrophic Risks (GCR) on Friday, November 14 here in Mountain View, before the still ongoing future-palooza Convergence 08.

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EMERGENCE - IEET News for Nov 9, 2008

Crazy time. I’m so euphoric from the outcome of the election, and excited (and anxious) to see how Obama charts his course in these challenging times.

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Andy, Russell and Heather at Andy’s Human Futures Conference

IEET Fellow Andy Miah organized a Human Futures conference in Liverpool on October 30 at which he, IEET Fellow Russell Blackford, and IEET intern Heather Bradshaw spoke. The conference was the launch of Andy’s new book Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty.

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Whole Brain Emulation Roadmap Now Available from FHI

The Future of Humanity Institute, founded and run by IEET founder and chair Nick Bostrom, has just published a roadmap of the scientific research and technological innovations required to eventually completely model the human brain in software.

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Brain Makes Splash With Structural Unemployment Message at Singularity Summit 08

IEET Fellow Marshall Brain spoke on his projections of widespread structural unemployment as a result of automation, and the need for a basic income guarantee, at the Singularity Summit in San Jose.

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MIke Treder reports from Rhodes, Greece

Mike Treder reports from the World Public Forum in Rhodes, Greece, where he is speaking about bottom-up development strategies.

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Annalee interviews Jamais about Superstruct in i09

IEET friend Annalee Newitz just interviewed IEET Fellow Jamais Cascio in her awesome blog io9.com about Superstruct, Jamais’ awesome new project with the Institute for the Future.

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Aubrey and Ramez Naam featured in new H+ Magazine

IEET Fellows Aubrey de Grey and Ramez Naam, and IEET friend Charlie Stross, are featured in the first issue of H+Magazine, which has been launched by Humanity Plus (aka World Transhumanist Association).

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Nick and Milan on anthropic principle in new collection

Nick Bostrom and Milan Cirkovic will each have an essay in the forthcoming collection Collapse Volume V: The Copernican Imperative, to be published on 15 December 2008

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Mike Treder shares “bottom up” development strategy in Greece

IEET Fellow Mike Treder reports: Tonight I am flying from New York to Rhodes, Greece, to attend and participate in the World Public Forum’s “Dialogue of Civilizations,” an annual event that brings together experts, politicians, public and religious dignitaries from all the continents of the world.

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Giulio Presents Nano to the EuroScience Community

IEET Director Giulio Prisco reports on his talk on nanotechnology at the In Nano Veritas round table of the THINK BIG - MEDEF Summer University, on August 28 in Paris.

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Mike chats with the Naval War College

Mike Treder reports: Tomorrow I’ll be spending the afternoon with a select group of U.S. Navy captains being groomed for admiralty at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. This is the third year in a row I’ve been invited to meet with members of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (SSG), which “generates revolutionary naval warfare concepts.”

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Emergence - IEET News for October 2008

CONTENTS

1. A Note From Dr. J.
2. IEET News
3. Articles
4. Latest from JET
5. Multimedia
6. TechEthx News
  - IEET-News List Posts
  - Trans-Spirit List Posts
7. Events
  - with IEET Speakers
  - all events

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Poll: Percent of ‘working-age’ adults employed in 2050 in Europe and N. America

You were all pretty pessimistic, or perhaps optimistic, about the prospects for employment in 2050 in Europe and N. America. The mean response was about 50% adult employment, while a quarter of you predict less than 25% employment. This poll was open for the last two months by the way, so it doesn’t just reflect the current market turbulence.

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Two New Special Issues from JET

The IEET and the editors of the Journal of Evolution and Technology (JET) are pleased to announce the publication of two special issues of JET, one brought together by Sky Marsen with the intention of publishing a book on transhumanism, and the other a collection of papers from the IEET’s May 2006 Human Enhancement Technology and Human Rights conference at Stanford University. Together they represent the wide array of issues at play in the debate over human enhancement and our transhuman future, from the daily lived experience of pushing to maximize one’s potential, to the legal, political and philosophical arguments we will need to secure universal access to safe enhancement technologies. Enjoy!

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Andy launches Human Futures

Congrats to Andy Miah, who has just edited and published Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty

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Superstruct Begins

Today is the “preview” launch for Superstruct, the massively-multiplayer forecasting game that Jamais Cascio has been working on with the Institute for the Future. All IEET folks will love it.

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Doug guestblogs at BoingBoing

Doug Rushkoff is guestblogging at the mega-site BoingBoing.

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Emergence - IEET News for Sept 2, 2008

1. A Note From Dr. J
2. IEET News
3. Articles
4. Multimedia
5. TechEthx News
  - Existential Risks List Posts
  - Trans-Spirit List Posts
6. Events
  - with IEET Speakers
  - all events

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Support the IEET Fund Drive

We need $500 a month to keep running, so we’re aiming to raise $2000 by the end of the year. Help out with whatever you can afford to give.

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Doug Rushkoff’s Testament series is complete

Testament CoversThe complete Testament series, with annotation, is now available in four trade volumes from Vertigo/DC Comics.

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Russell turns in his dissertation

Congrats to Russell Blackford, who just turned in his PhD dissertation.

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Bostrom appointed full professor at Oxford

Nick Bostrom has been awarded the title of (full) Professor of Applied Ethics at Oxford University, effective October first, 2008, in recognition of research “of outstanding quality” and his “significant international reputation.”

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Hughes, de Grey and Scarlato featured in Hartford Advocate

Thanks to writer Adam Bulger for a thoughtful piece on life extension and transhumanism.

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SciFi asks Jamais how to save the world

SciFi channel has tapped Jamais, among a very illustrious group of bloggers, to write for its new How You Can Save the World blog.

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EMERGENCE - IEET News for July 31, 2008

1. A Note From Dr. J.
2. IEET News
3. Articles
4. Latest from JET
5. Multimedia
6. TechEthx News
  - Existential Risks List Posts
  - Trans-Spirit List Posts
7. Events
  - with IEET Speakers
  - all events

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Report on Terasem’s Geoethical Nano Conf in SL

Giulio Prisco reports on the 4th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, organized by the Terasem Movement, in Second Life.

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Some Pics from the Catastrophic Risk Conference at Oxford

I’m just recovering from the great time we had in Oxford last week talking about the different ways that human civilization might get wiped out, and what to do to prevent that.

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Treder reports from World Future Society

In 2005, for my first appearance at the annual conference of the World Future Society, I was given a small room with only 25 chairs, and I was scheduled for a 9:30 PM presentation. My topic was “Do Sweat the Small Stuff: Why Everyone Should Care about Nanotechnology.”

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Latest issue of JET

JET editor Russell Blackford writes: We have now completed the current issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology - Volume 17 Issue 1. Rounding it out is an in-depth review by new IEET Fellow Milan Cirkovic of Ian McDonald’s novel Brasyl. Other books reviewed include the new autobiography by Craig Venter. We have articles covering a wide range of issues related to technological change, society, and the future of humanity.

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