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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.

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Keywords for Environmental Studies by eds. Joni Adamson, William A. Gleason, David N. Pellow (2016)

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)


"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

"All Cyborgs Are Not Created Equal"   GE Reports  Nov 7, 2015

"Transhumanist Position on Human Germline Genetic Modification"   Ethical Technology  Mar 20, 2015

"Enhancing Virtues: Fairness (Pt 3)"   Ethical Technology  Mar 1, 2015

"Enhancing Virtues: Fairness (Pt 2)"   Ethical Technology  Feb 28, 2015

"Enhancing Virtues: Fairness (pt 1)"   Ethical Technology  Feb 14, 2015

"#12: Enhancing Virtues: Self-Control and Mindfulness"   Ethical Technology  Dec 26, 2014

"#27 Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Dec 9, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Intelligence (Part 4): Brain Machines"   Ethical Technology  Sep 22, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Intelligence (Part 3): Pharmaceutical Cognitive Enhancement"   Ethical Technology  Sep 20, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Intelligence (Part 2)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 10, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Intelligence (Part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 5, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 3)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 3, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 2)"   Ethical Technology  Sep 1, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 29, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Self-Control and Mindfulness"   Ethical Technology  Aug 19, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Positivity"   Ethical Technology  Aug 15, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Building the Virtues Control Panel"   Ethical Technology  Jul 28, 2014

"Ethical Arguments for the Use of Cognitive Enhancing Drugs (Part Two)"   Ethical Technology  Mar 14, 2014

"Are We Obligated to Make Ourselves More Moral and Intelligent? (Part One)"   Ethical Technology  Mar 13, 2014

"A Strategic Opening for a Basic Income Guarantee in the Global Crisis"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 18, 2014

"Are Technological Unemployment and a Basic Income Guarantee Inevitable or Desirable?"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 17, 2014

"Of Dogs and Disabilities"   Ethical Technology  Sep 29, 2013

"It’s Hard to be a Fat Transhumanist"   Ethical Technology  Jul 31, 2013

"Transhumanism, Technoprogressivism and Singularitarianism: What are the Differences?"   Ethical Technology  Jul 28, 2013

"Parental Autonomy versus the Rights of Children to Enablement"   Ethical Technology  Jul 25, 2013

"Personhood and the Use of Animals"   Ethical Technology  Jul 21, 2013

"Who are the Technoprogressives?"   Ethical Technology  Jul 14, 2013

"The Politics of Transhumanism and the Techno-Millennial Imagination, 1626-2030"   Zygon  May 1, 2013

"Live-Blogging the Afternoon of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  Dec 2, 2012

"Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  Dec 2, 2012

"Live-Blogging Morning of Day One of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  Dec 1, 2012

"Buddhism and Cognitive Enhancement: Self-Control, Renunciation, Honesty, and Wisdom (Part 3)"   Ethical Technology  Oct 18, 2012

"Buddhism and Cognitive Enhancement - Chemical Happiness, Generosity and Loving-Kindness (Part 2)"   Ethical Technology  Oct 17, 2012

"Using Neurotechnologies to Develop Virtues - A Buddhist Approach to Cognitive Enhancement (Part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Oct 16, 2012

"Morality in a Pill?"   Ethical Technology  Oct 9, 2012

"How Do We Care For Future People?
 Buddhist and Jain Ideas for Reproductive Ethics (Part 3)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 31, 2012

"How Do We Care For Future People? Buddhist and Jain Ideas for Reproductive Ethics (Part 2)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 29, 2012

"How Do We Care For Future People?
 Buddhist and Jain Ideas for Reproductive Ethics (Part 1)"   Ethical Technology  Aug 27, 2012

"(Enhancing) The Moral Brain: Day Three (J.‘s Notes)"   Ethical Technology  Apr 1, 2012

"The Moral Brain: Day Two Afternoon (J.‘s Notes)"   Ethical Technology  Mar 31, 2012

"The Moral Brain: Day Two Morning (J.‘s Notes)"   Ethical Technology  Mar 31, 2012

"The Moral Brain: Day One (J.‘s Notes)"   Ethical Technology  Mar 30, 2012

"After Happiness, Cyborg Virtue"   Free Inquiry Dec 2011, 32(1)  Mar 21, 2012

"Buddhist Feminism (Part 4)"   Spring Wind: Buddhist Cultural Forum  Mar 8, 2012

"Buddhist Feminism (Part 3)"   Spring Wind: Buddhist Cultural Forum  Mar 7, 2012

"Buddhist Feminism (Part 2)"   Spring Wind: Buddhist Cultural Forum  Mar 6, 2012

"Buddhist Feminism (Part 1)"   Spring Wind: Buddhist Cultural Forum  Mar 5, 2012

"Compassionate AI and Selfless Robots: A Buddhist Approach"   Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics  Dec 1, 2011

"Contradictions of the Enlightenment: Liberal Individualism versus the Erosion of Personal Identity"   Ethical Technology  Nov 19, 2011

"Some Brief Thoughts on How to Ensure a Good Future"   Ethical Technology  Jul 5, 2011

"Anders Sandberg on Progress in Mitigating Asteroid Impact Risks"   Ethical Technology  May 13, 2011

"#10: Problems of Transhumanism — Introduction"   Ethical Technology  Dec 22, 2010

"#23: Belief in Progress vs. Rational Uncertainty"   Ethical Technology  Dec 9, 2010

"#26: Liberal Democracy vs. Technocratic Absolutism"   Ethical Technology  Dec 6, 2010

"Final Transforming Humanity talk: Can Humanity Survive Evolutionary Engineering?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 4, 2010

"Live-blogging from the Transforming Humanity Conference: Emerging Tech, Hybrid Mice and Smart Drugs"   Ethical Technology  Dec 4, 2010

"Live-blogging from the Transforming Humanity Conference: What do we do with Posthumans?"   Ethical Technology  Dec 4, 2010

"Live-blogging from the Transforming Humanity Conference: Neuroethics and Biopolitics"   Ethical Technology  Dec 4, 2010

"Live-blogging from the Transforming Humanity Conference: The Left Bio-Cons Open Fire"   Ethical Technology  Dec 4, 2010

"Live-blogging from the Transforming Humanity Conference Day 1 Part 2"   Ethical Technology  Dec 3, 2010

"Live-blogging from the Transforming Humanity Conference Day 1 Part 1"   Ethical Technology  Dec 3, 2010

"Never Say Die: A Slate/New America Seminar on Radical Life Extension"   New America Foundation  Nov 16, 2010

"Skrying Excremental Fans from Idaho and Manhattan"   Ethical Technology  Aug 31, 2010

"What are Reproductive Rights?"   Ethical Technology  Aug 13, 2010

"Apocalypse No"   Ethical Technology  Jun 26, 2010

"Futurisms Takes My Favorite Picture at H+"   Pop Transhumanism  Jun 21, 2010

"Day 2 Afternoon Liveblogging H Summit"   Ethical Technology  Jun 13, 2010

"Day 2 Morning Liveblogging H+ Summit"   Ethical Technology  Jun 13, 2010

"Day 1 Afternoon of H+ Summit: Rise of the Citizen Scientist"   Ethical Technology  Jun 12, 2010

"Day 1 Morning of H+ Summit: Rise of the Citizen Scientist"   Ethical Technology  Jun 12, 2010

"Defining Disability in an Age of Enhancement"   Ethical Technology  May 31, 2010

"Beyond the Human Race — and “Human-Racism”"   io9  May 12, 2010

"Responding to Ron Bailey on Health Care"   Ethical Technology  Apr 20, 2010

"Problems of Transhumanism: Belief in Progress vs. Rational Uncertainty"   Ethical Technology  Mar 1, 2010

"Problems of Transhumanism: Moral Universalism vs. Relativism"   Ethical Technology  Feb 8, 2010

"Problems of Transhumanism: Liberal Democracy vs. Technocratic Absolutism"   Ethical Technology  Jan 23, 2010

"Problems of Transhumanism: Atheism vs. Naturalist Theologies"   Ethical Technology  Jan 14, 2010

"Problems of Transhumanism: The Unsustainable Autonomy of Reason"   Ethical Technology  Jan 8, 2010

"Problems of Transhumanism: Introduction"   Ethical Technology  Jan 6, 2010

"TechnoProgressive Biopolitics and Human Enhancement"   Progress in Bioethics, ed. Jonathan Moreno and Sam Berger, 2010, MIT Press, pp. 163-188  Dec 10, 2009

"Technoprogressive Thankfulness"   Ethical Technology  Nov 26, 2009

"Stefano Vaj and the Complicated Politics of Italian Transhumanism"   Ethical Technology  Oct 5, 2009

"An Epistle on H+ to the Italian Catholics"   Humanity+  Sep 10, 2009

"Bioethics and Health Insurance"   Ethical Technology  Aug 31, 2009

"Social Pressures for Technological Mood Management"   Free Inquiry  Jul 30, 2009

"On Democratic Transhumanism"   Re-Public  Jun 24, 2009

"Moral Relativism vs. Moral Authority"   Ethical Technology  Jun 5, 2009

"Toward a Technoprogressive Manifesto"   Ethical Technology  May 30, 2009

"Five Major Changes to American Life By 2020"   Ethical Technology  May 21, 2009

"Choosing Our Imaginary Communities and Identities"   Ethical Technology  May 18, 2009

"Embodiment, Compassion and Secular Ethics"   Ethical Technology  Apr 16, 2009

"Transhumanist politics, 1700 to the near future"   Re-Public  Apr 10, 2009

"Human Enhancement & Nanotechnology Liveblogging Part 1"   Ethical Technology  Mar 28, 2009

"Strengthening Transnational Governance to Mitigate Risks"   Accelerating Future  Dec 8, 2008

"Libertopian Doublethink on the Singularity"   Ethical Technology  Oct 27, 2008

"Review: Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population"   Times Higher Education  Jun 9, 2008

"Millennial Tendencies in Responses to Apocalyptic Threats"   in Global Catastrophic Risks eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press. 2008. pgs 72-89  Apr 14, 2008

"Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary (IEET White Paper 03)"   IEET White Paper Series  Mar 20, 2008

"Pondering the Future of Death Over A Mojito"   New Scientist  Dec 7, 2007

"Promoting BioFuturist Policy Brainstorming Among the Young"   Ethical Technology  Nov 30, 2007

"Virtue Engineering"   People Database  Nov 20, 2007

"Waiting for the Great Leap…Forward?"   People's Database  Nov 2, 2007

"Situationist Challenge to Cyborg Buddhism?"   Ethical Technology  Oct 22, 2007

"Technocitizenship, innovation and the biopolitics of medical devices"   (an edited version was published in Medical Device Daily)  Sep 26, 2007

"The struggle for a smarter world"   Futures 39(8) Oct 2007: 942-954  Aug 8, 2007

"Global Technology Regulation and Potentially Apocalyptic Technological Threats"   forthcoming in Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology  Jul 2, 2007

"Ensuring Universal Access to Enhancing Technologies"   Ethical Technology  Jun 27, 2007

"Sex Selection and Women’s Reproductive Rights"   Ethical Technology  May 10, 2007

"Hacia nuevas formas de trans-espiritualidad"   Tendencias21  Apr 18, 2007

"On The Compatibility of Religion and Transhumanism"   Global Spiral 8(2)  Apr 1, 2007

"Buddhist Bioethics"   Principles of Health Care Ethics, Second Edition Edited by R.E. Ashcroft, A. Dawson, H. Draper and J.R. McMillan. John Wiley.  Mar 9, 2007

"Christology and the Human Body"   Ethical Technology  Mar 6, 2007

"From Virtual Sex to No Sex?"   Ethical Technology  Feb 28, 2007

"Left BioCon Futurist Scenario Building"   Ethical Technology  Feb 26, 2007

"Träumen mit Diderot"   Telepolis (in German and English)  Feb 1, 2007

"Dreaming with Diderot"   Cyborg Democracy  Jan 14, 2007

"What comes after humans?"   New Scientist  Nov 16, 2006

"Human Enhancement and the Emergent Technopolitics of the 21st Century (excerpt)"   in Managing Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Innovations: Converging Technologies in Society edited by Bainbridge, W.S. & M.C. Roco. 2006. Springer  May 19, 2006

"Beyond the medical model of gender dysphoria to morphological self-determination"   Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal, Winter 2006   Apr 1, 2006

"Saving Human Rights from the Human Racists"   Betterhumans  Mar 27, 2006

"The Illusiveness Of Immortality"   Death And Anti-Death, Volume 3  Feb 17, 2006

"Universal Health Care Vouchers"   Ethical Technology  Feb 2, 2006

"Technoprogressive Social Policy in the Wake of Katrina"   Ethical Technology  Sep 10, 2005

"BIG and Generational Equity in an Automated and Life-Extended Future"   presented at USBIG 2005  May 7, 2005

"Drawing a Stem Cell Line in the Sand"   Betterhumans  Jan 12, 2005

"Transhumanism and Unitarian Universalism:  Beginning the Dialogue"   Unitarian Universalist Society East  Dec 14, 2004

"A Conversation with Dr. James Hughes"   WorldChanging  Dec 1, 2004

"Human Enhancement on the Agenda"   BetterHumans  Oct 31, 2004

"Cover Everyone and Cure Aging: Counterintuitive answers to healthcare inflation"   BetterHumans  Oct 13, 2004

"Technologies of Self-Perfection"   Betterhumans  Sep 22, 2004

"Engineering Better Citizens"   Betterhumans  Sep 1, 2004

"Humanism for personhood: against human-racism: a new fight for human rights"   Free Inquiry  Jun 1, 2004

"George W. Bush Is Getting Brain-jacked"   Betterhumans  Mar 9, 2004

"Embrace the End of Work"   Betterhumans  Feb 24, 2004

"The Death of Death"   in Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness. 2004. eds. Calixto Machado and D. Alan Shewmon. Kluwer. pps. 79-88.  Feb 10, 2004

"Monsters in the Media"   Betterhumans  Dec 23, 2003

"Getting Paid in Our Jobless Future"   Betterhumans  Sep 22, 2003

"Beyond Gay Marriage"   Betterhumans  Jul 23, 2003

"Reconciling Humans, Nature and Technology"   Betterhumans  Apr 15, 2003

"Reconciliando humanos, natureza e tecnologia"   Folha Verde  Apr 14, 2003

"The Future of Sex"   Betterhumans  Feb 9, 2003

"Democratic Transhumanism 2.0"   Transhumanity  Dec 25, 2002

"Cloning As A Valid Reproductive Choice"   Hartford Courant  Oct 21, 2002

"The Politics of Transhumanism 2.0"  Mar 1, 2002

"Medical ethics through the Star Trek lens"   in Literature and Medicine 20.1 (2001) 26-38   May 7, 2001

"The Future of Death:  Cryonics and the Telos of Liberal Individualism"   Fourth Alcor Conference on Life Extension Technologies - June 17-18, 2000 - Asilomar, CA  Jun 17, 2000

Upcoming Appearances

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

Recent Multimedia

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

Don’t Trust the Promise of Artificial Intelligence   2016-04-01

Buddhism and Robot Ethics   2015-11-12

Religious Transhumanism   2015-11-11

Technoprogressive Political Action   2015-11-03

Cosmism, Moral Enhancement and the Religious Dialogue with Transhumanism   2015-10-26

Technological Unemployment and the Future   2015-10-23

Hands Off My Settings   2015-10-11


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)

Technoprogressive Declaration - Transvision 2014 (Nov 22, 2014)

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits First Ever Comprehensive Intro to Post and Transhumanism (Oct 03, 2014)

Special Issue of JET: Hughes, Walker, Campa & Danaher on Tech Unemployment and BIG (Mar 07, 2014)

Documentary Featuring IEET’s J. Hughes on Smithsonian Channel (Oct 09, 2013)

Results of the IEET Audience Survey (Aug 03, 2013)

What Do You Think IEET’s Priorities Should Be? (Jul 20, 2013)

Who are the IEET’s audience? (Jul 16, 2013)

Call for Papers for Special Issue of JET on “Technological Unemployment and Universal Basic Income” (Jun 04, 2013)

2012 in Review (and Appeal for Support) (Dec 20, 2012)

Our Thoughts With IEET Readers Affected by Hurricane Sandy (Oct 30, 2012)

IEET’s Hughes, Cascio, Brin, Vita-More, and Goertzel at Humanity+ @San Francisco (Oct 11, 2012)

IEET Consults for Japanese Neurotech Consortium (Feb 02, 2012)

IEET Donation Premiums (Jan 12, 2012)

Big Changes Afoot for the IEET in 2012 (Dec 16, 2011)

Hughes and Wallach essays in Patrick’s new collection on Robot Ethics (Dec 15, 2011)

An End of Year Appeal for Support (Dec 11, 2011)

Hughes and Blackford featured in Free Inquiry (Dec 10, 2011)

An Appeal for Support (Dec 14, 2010)

New JET article by Nicholas Agar (Nov 29, 2010)

Fellows Model Transhuman Diligence (Aug 09, 2010)

Hughes Citings in the New York Times (Jul 11, 2010)

Ben Goertzel offering accredited summer course on The Singularity through Rutgers University (Mar 21, 2010)

Audio and Slides from Biopolitics of Popular Culture Seminar Posted (Feb 04, 2010)

IEET Year in Review (Jan 02, 2010)

Emergence - IEET News for August 30, 2009 (Aug 30, 2009)

Emergence - IEET News for August 22, 2009 (Aug 23, 2009)

Emergence - IEET News for August 2, 2009 (Aug 03, 2009)

Mark Walker and James Hughes on Cognitive Enhancement in Free Inquiry (Jul 29, 2009)

Emergence - IEET News for July 2009 (Jul 25, 2009)

Emergence - IEET News for June 20, 2009 (Jun 20, 2009)

Emergence - IEET News for June 7, 2009 (Jun 07, 2009)

EMERGENCE - IEET News for March 20, 2009 (Mar 20, 2009)

J. Hughes on Designer Babies in Wired (Mar 09, 2009)

J. Hughes Quoted in Article on Wired Website (Feb 26, 2009)

EMERGENCE - IEET News for Feb 6, 2009 (Feb 07, 2009)

Update on Humanity+ Board Elections (Jan 16, 2009)

Emergence - IEET News for Dec 26, 2008 (Dec 26, 2008)

EMERGENCE - IEET News for Dec 8, 2008 (Dec 09, 2008)

Hughes Praises Art Caplan in Discover Magazine (Nov 17, 2008)

George’s notes on Cyborg Buddha presentation at Convergence (Nov 16, 2008)

Reports from Global Catastrophic Risks conference in Mountain View CA (Nov 16, 2008)

EMERGENCE - IEET News for Nov 9, 2008 (Nov 10, 2008)

Emergence - IEET News for October 2008 (Sep 30, 2008)

Emergence - IEET News for Sept 2, 2008 (Sep 02, 2008)

Hughes, de Grey and Scarlato featured in Hartford Advocate (Aug 06, 2008)

EMERGENCE - IEET News for July 31, 2008 (Jul 31, 2008)

Some Pics from the Catastrophic Risk Conference at Oxford (Jul 29, 2008)

IEET News for June 14, 2008 (Jun 14, 2008)

Emergence - IEET News for May 15, 2008 (May 15, 2008)

Emergence - IEET News for May 1, 2008 (May 01, 2008)

The Past and Future of Evolution (Apr 20, 2008)

Hughes Talk on H+ & Religion top-rated at (Apr 16, 2008)

Discussion Forums, Commenting and Collaborative Thinktankery (Apr 07, 2008)

Ashley X’s Parents Declare Treatment a Success (Mar 16, 2008)

Longevity Dividend Course: April 21-June 29 (Feb 28, 2008)

IEET is 501c3 Tax-Exempt and Tax-Deductible (Jan 30, 2008)

$25,000 “Matching Grant” Drive for WTA (Dec 16, 2007)

Thousands of Evo Art Portraits of Hughes and Bostrom (Dec 01, 2007)

Spring IEET Distance Learning Course on the Longevity Dividend (Nov 28, 2007)

Hughes, Bostrom Respond to Agar in Hastings Center Report (Oct 22, 2007)

Hughes interview on Radio Netherlands transcribed (Oct 11, 2007)

Journal of Evolution and Technology June 2007, 16(1): Contents (Jun 10, 2007)

H+ and Hughes in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Hastings Center Report (May 22, 2007)

Betterhumans Relaunching With IEET Columnists (Apr 07, 2007)

IEET Launches Cyborg Buddha Project (Mar 25, 2007)

Welcome to new IEET interns (Mar 17, 2007)

IEET Web Viewage Climbing (Mar 17, 2007)

IEET Cyborg Life Project (Mar 17, 2007)

IEET Book Projects (Mar 11, 2007)

Ashley X, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, XING and Bald Women (Jan 12, 2007)

Call for Papers and Early Reg for IEET-IHEU Rights Conf in NYC - May 11-13 (Jan 12, 2007)

Hughes on Paula Zahn show Monday, Jan 8 @ 8pm EST to discuss Ashley X (Jan 08, 2007)

CSPO Cognitive Enhancement Policy Seminar Report Available (Dec 12, 2006)

IEET & IHEU Event at United Nations on Cognitive Liberty A Great Success (Dec 08, 2006)

Changes in the IEET communications strategy (Nov 23, 2006)

Hughes, Bostrom, de Grey & Campa in Italian documentary (Nov 21, 2006)

Hughes quoted on virtue engineering of marriage (Nov 20, 2006)

Hughes quoted on cell-phone implants (Oct 04, 2006)

Pursuing the Longevity Dividend: Scientific Goals for an Aging World (Sep 12, 2006)

Hughes speaks at remarkable left-right seminar in Stockholm (Aug 16, 2006)

Hughes on the Rumble in Albany (Jul 14, 2006)

Hughes quoted by Christian Science Monitor (Jul 12, 2006)

Audio of IEET Programs talk in SL online (Jul 04, 2006)

Christian Bioethics Group Denounces NIH Funding of Enhancement Ethics (May 03, 2006)

Hughes participates in cognitive enhancement consultation for Sandia Labs (Apr 25, 2006)

Misanthropic deep ecology, existential risks and TechnoGaianism (Apr 03, 2006)

Majorities of Americans support universal healthcare, tech-pro policies (Mar 25, 2006)

IEET Convergencia in Madrid (Mar 12, 2006)

Rockin the Boskone (Feb 18, 2006)

Hughes, Rothblatt and de Grey slides online from Immortality conference in Atlanta (Feb 04, 2006)

Nanotechnology: Societal Implications (Nov 12, 2005)

Hughes, Joy, Ishiguro and Wilson on NPR Book Program (Nov 01, 2005) Reopens! (Nov 01, 2005)

Hughes to Address Hartford Drug Conference, Oct 22 (Sep 30, 2005)

Bostrom, Hughes and Prisco address Congress on Technology and Europe, Madrid, October 6, 2005 (Sep 29, 2005)

Past Appearances

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)

Hughes, Brin, Anderson, Pellissier, Sirius, Gillis, Kuzsewski @ Future of Politics (Oakland, California - Oct 18, 2015)

Hughes, Prisco, Goertzel @ Modern Cosmism Conference (NYC, NY USA - Oct 10, 2015)

Hughes, Santens, Wallach @ World Summit on Technological Unemployment (NYC, NY USA - Sep 29, 2015)

Vita-More, Rothblatt, Hughes @ Juniata H+ Conference (Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA USA - Jul 26, 2015)



Wallach, Hughes, Vita-More, Smart, Lin, Darling @ Governance of Emerging Technologies (Scottsdale, AZ USA - May 26, 2015)

Hughes, LaGrandeur @ Posthumanism and Society (NYC, NY USA - May 09, 2015)

Hughes, Wallach, Darling @ Societal Implications of Robotics Symposium (SIRoS) (Brown University, Providence, RI USA - May 01, 2015)

Hughes on “The Politics of Transhumanism” (Harvard University, Cambridge MA USA - Apr 29, 2015)

Hughes on “Using Neurotechnologies to Enhance Virtues” (Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA - Feb 19, 2015)


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