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Emergence - IEET News for Dec 26, 2008

1. A Note From Dr. J.
2. IEET News
3. Articles
4. Multimedia
5. TechEthx News
6. Events
  - with IEET Speakers
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OED adds “transhumanism”

The Oxford English Dictionary has added “transhumanism” as a new word. Only fifty years since Julian Huxley coined it, but the OED needs to be sure of these things.

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George gets io9ed and Metafiltered

George’s recent article on sex selection got reviewed by Annalee Newitz of the fantastic io9 blog, and his “must-know terms” piece was linked from a post on transhumanism at the snarky Metafilter blog.

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Celebrating our past, imagining our future

Russell Blackford, editor of the IEET’s Journal of Evolution and Technology (JET), has just published the first three items for JET’s new 2008-2009 volume (Volume 20 of the journal). The first of these is Russell’s editorial, entitled “Celebrating our past, imagining our future” which sets out his vision for the journal ... and for some mild celebration of its first decade.

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Michael Anissimov reports from Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons

Michael: I’m in Melbourne Beach, Florida, for the 4th Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons.

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EMERGENCE - IEET News for Dec 8, 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
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Poll: An end of free market ideology, beginning of new world order?

Of the 128 of you who voted on the question “Is the current meltdown the end of free market ideology and a new start for global social democracy?,” only 29% agreed “Yes, this is a phase transition in the global political economy.”

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Russell about to publish Voices of Disbelief

Voices of Disbelief, the book that Russell co-edited with Udo Schuklenk, is going off to the publisher in the next few days.

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George’s posts on Convergence 08

George furiously blogged and tweeted the Convergence08 meeting in Mountain View this last weekend. Check out his reportage.

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Hughes Praises Art Caplan in Discover Magazine

Arthur Caplan, PhD, director of the Center for Bioethics, was named to Discover Magazine’s “Smartest People on the Planet” list, which includes picks “from genius kids and rising stars to unsung heroes and self-styled outsiders.” IEET’s Executive Director was honored to have the opportunity to heartily endorse the choice of Dr. Caplan.

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George’s notes on Cyborg Buddha presentation at Convergence

Mike Latorra and J. Hughes presented a workshop on the themes of future mass unemployment and our need to use neurotechnologies to pursue flourishing personalities instead of psychological and cultural stasis. George took notes.

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Convergence08: Opening panel on AI

George reports from the Convergence 08 meeting in California.

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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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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
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  - all events

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