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A Deadline for Philosophy

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Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
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Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life



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James Hughes

James Hughes Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, is a bioethicist and sociologist who serves as the Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning for the University of Massachusetts Boston. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future , and is working on a second book tentatively titled Cyborg Buddha. From 1999-2011 he produced the syndicated weekly radio program, Changesurfer Radio.

Dr. Hughes is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of Humanity+, the Neuroethics Society, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the Working Group on Ethics and Technology at Yale University. He serves on the State of Connecticut Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee (formerly known as the Stem Cell Research Advisory Board).

Dr. Hughes speaks on medical ethics, health care policy and future studies worldwide.

Dr. Hughes is available for media interviews.

Office tel: 860-428-1837
E-mail: director at ieet.org
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Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction by Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds. (2015)

Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014)

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future by James Hughes (2004)


Articles


"What Do Technoprogressives Believe in 2017?"   Ethical Technology  Feb 18, 2017

"Getting from 1932 to 1945"   Ethical Technology  Nov 15, 2016

"Technoprogressivism Under Trump"   Ethical Technology  Nov 11, 2016

"“Intelligence Squared” Artificial Intelligence Debate"   Serious Wonder  Apr 1, 2016

"Report on Nigeria ICT Festival 2015"   Ethical Technology  Jan 19, 2016


Recent Multimedia


James Hughes on Night White Skies Podcast   2017-01-29

Dr. James Hughes On Moral Enhancement Through Neurotech & Uploading The Mind To Computers   2017-01-12

Robot Overlordz - Emerging Citizens & Cyborgs   2016-08-30

Meaning of Life TV Talks with IEET Exec. Director James Hughes   2016-08-22

Cyborg Buddha – IEET’s James Hughes on Transhuman Enlightenment and Basic Income   2016-04-15


News


A New Focus for the IEET (Nov 03, 2016)

Hughes, Rinesi quoted in Motherboard essay on Sleep Tech (Jan 20, 2016)

Goertzel, Hughes, Prisco in Cosmist article by Harper’s Magazine (Dec 31, 2015)

IEET Launching Annual Fundraiser (Mar 18, 2015)

For a Longer, Brighter and More Just Future (Dec 20, 2014)


Past Appearances


Technoprog at The Health Future Show (Marseille, France - Dec 06, 2016)

Hughes @ Singularity Salon (Stockholm, Sweden - Nov 28, 2016)

Hughes @ Transhumanist Culture Festival (Stockholm, Sweden - Nov 27, 2016)

Vita-More, Swan at NY Posthuman Research Group Symposium (New York University - Apr 22, 2016)

Wallach, Hughes, Rothblatt, Swan, Baum @ World Technology Summit (NYC, NY USA - Nov 20, 2015)

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