Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.

Search the IEET
Subscribe and Contribute to:

Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view

whats new at ieet

Douglas Rushkoff joins IFTF as Research Fellow

This virtual lab will revolutionize science class

William James: Once Born and Twice Born People

Will World War 3 Be Prevented Because of Global Interdependence?

The Injustice of Sexism

NASA Can Get Humans to Mars by 2033 (Without a Budget Increase!)

ieet books

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
John G Messerly


almostvoid on 'This virtual lab will revolutionize science class' (May 28, 2016)

instamatic on 'NASA Can Get Humans to Mars by 2033 (Without a Budget Increase!)' (May 26, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Where does intelligence come from?' (May 26, 2016)

almostvoid on 'The Future of PR in Emotionally Intelligent Technology' (May 25, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Rituals Improve Life According to Ancient Chinese Philosophers' (May 25, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Optimize Brain Health by Balancing Social Life with Downtime' (May 23, 2016)

instamatic on 'Faithfulness--The Key to Living in the Zone' (May 22, 2016)

Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List


Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

Hottest Articles of the Last Month

Ethicists Generally Agree: The Pro-Life Arguments Are Worthless
May 17, 2016
(4319) Hits
(10) Comments

Artificial Intelligence in the UK: Risks and Rewards
May 12, 2016
(3347) Hits
(0) Comments

Nicotine Gum for Depression and Anxiety
May 5, 2016
(3044) Hits
(0) Comments

3D Virtual Reality Is the Best Storytelling Technology We’ve Ever Had
May 5, 2016
(2857) Hits
(1) Comments

IEET > Affiliate Scholar > Kyle Munkittrick

Kyle Munkittrick

Kyle Munkittrick, IEET Program Director: Envisioning the Future, is a recent graduate of New York University, where he received his Master’s in bioethics and critical theory. His areas of focus are human enhancement, personhood, sexuality and gender, procreation, and social perceptions of science. He writes for Discover Magazine’s Science Not Fiction, and also maintains a blog, Pop Transhumanism, which is an effort to explore bioethics through the lens of current events and pop culture.

Home Page | CV | Twitter


"Game of Thrones: Is the Lannister’s incest immoral?"   Pop BioEthics  Jun 4, 2015

"Mad Max: Fury Road reminds us why we love the post-apocalypse"   Pop BioEthics  May 31, 2015

"When Enhancement Isn’t"   Pop Bioethics  May 2, 2015

"“The Stem Cell Hope” and Our Indefinitely Delayed Future"   Popbioethics  Jul 19, 2012

"Breaking the “Disney Princess” Tradition - why the film “Brave” is a Big Deal"   PopBioethics  Jun 28, 2012

"The Avengers Help You Understand Your Fears About Transhumanism"   Discover Magazine  May 12, 2012

"Why Mass Effect is the Most Important Science Fiction Universe of Our Generation"   PopBioethics  Feb 28, 2012

"The Ethics of Zombie Killing"   PopBioethics  Feb 17, 2012

"Neanderthals are as Unprepared for Modernity as We Are"   PopBioethics  Feb 13, 2012

"Are Exoskeletons “Ableist?”"   PopBioethics  Jan 28, 2012

"We Don’t Know How to Get Old Anymore"   Pop Bioethics  Oct 24, 2011

"What Do We Do With The Results of Unethical Experimentation?"   Pop Bioethics  Sep 25, 2011

"What Would Humanity Be Like Without Aging?"   Science Not Fiction  Sep 13, 2011

"A Conversation on the Ethics of Transhumanism"   Science Not Fiction  Aug 17, 2011

"Animal Enhancement as a Tool of Liberation"   Science Not Fiction  Aug 4, 2011

"When Will We Be Transhuman?"   Science Not Fiction  Jul 21, 2011

"Your Body, Your Choice: Fight for Your Somatic Rights"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  Jul 3, 2011

"Captain America’s Enlistment and Experimentation: Was It Ethical?"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  Jul 1, 2011

"The AI Singularity is Dead. Long Live the Cybernetic Singularity!"   Science Not Fiction  Jun 28, 2011

"Form Follows Function: Prosthetics and Artificial Organs that Break the Human Mold"   Science Not Fiction  Jun 21, 2011

"Euthanasia, Immortality, and The Natural Death Paradox"   Science Not Fiction  Jun 14, 2011

"Our Discomfort with the Ungendered"   Science Not Fiction  Jun 8, 2011

"If Doctors Need Pit Crews, Tricorders Should Be Part of the Team"   Science Not Fiction  May 31, 2011

"Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law and the Movie ‘Thor’"   Science Not Fiction  May 12, 2011

"Know and Remember Everything, Always and Instantly"   Science Not Fiction  May 8, 2011

"Science Fiction and Sexuality"   Science Not Fiction  May 4, 2011

"Is Being “Too Short” a Disability?"   Science Not Fiction  Apr 26, 2011

"If It Ain’t Broke… Improve It!"   Science Not Fiction  Apr 21, 2011

"Live More, Sleep Less"   Science Not Fiction  Apr 10, 2011

"Mood Manipulation is not Mind Control"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  Apr 8, 2011

"Why I Want A Male Birth Control Pill"   Science Not Fiction  Mar 29, 2011

"Do Superhero Movies Make Us More or Less fearful of Transhumanism?"   Science and Religion Today  Mar 22, 2011

"Discovering Alien Life: How Would We Really React?"   Science Not Fiction  Mar 15, 2011

"Enhancers are Not “Cheating”"   Science Not Fiction  Mar 9, 2011

"How Conservatives View Human Enhancement"   Science Not Fiction  Mar 4, 2011

"Designer Babies Will Be Godless Achievement Machines"   Science Not Fiction  Feb 28, 2011

"Learning the Alien Language of Dolphins"   Science Not Fiction  Feb 19, 2011

"The Turkle Test"   Science Not Fiction  Feb 10, 2011

"Is Vat-Grown Meat Organic?"   Science Not Fiction  Feb 7, 2011

"Why I’m Not Afraid of the Singularity"   Science Not Fiction  Jan 21, 2011

"The First Decade of the Future is Behind Us"   Science Not Fiction  Jan 4, 2011

"Graphing Transhumanism and Human Enhancement"   Science Not Fiction  Dec 26, 2010

"#8: Dolphins as Non-Human Persons"   Ethical Technology  Dec 24, 2010

"Let Designer Kids Be Kids"   Science Not Fiction  Dec 10, 2010

"#25: How To Make Sex Better"   Ethical Technology  Dec 7, 2010

"Another Tiny, Exciting Step Toward Life Extension"   Science Not Fiction  Dec 5, 2010

"Xenotransplants Might Wipe Out the Human Race"   Science Not Fiction  Nov 28, 2010

"Four Loko and Our Irrational Fear of Cognitive Enhancement"   Science Not Fiction  Nov 21, 2010

"We Need Gattaca to Prevent Skynet"   Science Not Fiction  Nov 17, 2010

"Does Technology Help Us Be More Ethical?"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  Oct 31, 2010

"Sir, Could I See Your Breeding License?"   Science Not Fiction  Oct 25, 2010

"The Sci-Fi Explanation of Why Gay People Must Be Allowed to Marry"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  Aug 5, 2010

"Yes, We Should Clone Neanderthals"   Discover  Jul 21, 2010

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

"From Gears to Genes: A Sea Change in Transhumanism"   Pop Transhumanism  Jun 11, 2010

"A Clone of My Own continued"   Pop Transhumanism  May 18, 2010

"A Clone of My Own"   Pop Transhumanism  Apr 23, 2010

"Daddy Wants A Clone"   Pop Transhumanism  Apr 22, 2010

"Dog Adopts Boy"   Pop Transhumanism  Apr 14, 2010

"New Atlantis’ Response to Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism"   Pop Transhumanism  Apr 9, 2010

"A Twist On Anti-Aging"   Pop Transhumanism  Apr 1, 2010

"Getting to Know Kyle Munkittrick"   Ethical Technology  Mar 29, 2010

"Processing Beauty"   Pop Transhumanism  Mar 28, 2010

"Frankenstein"   Pop Transhumanism  Mar 26, 2010

"Are You There, Dog? It’s Me, Gordon."   Pop Transhumanism  Mar 18, 2010

"Why Do We Accept Aging?"   Pop Transhumanism  Mar 3, 2010

"How To Make Sex Better"   Pop Transhumanism  Feb 28, 2010

"Deus Ex"   Pop Transhumanism  Feb 20, 2010

"Had I World Enough, and Time"   Pop Transhumanism  Feb 16, 2010

"Our Uncertain Future"   Pop Transhumanism  Feb 10, 2010

"A.I. Special Pleading"   Pop Transhumanism  Feb 7, 2010

"A Tale of Two Prostheses"   Pop Transhumanism  Feb 3, 2010

"Misunderstanding Sex"   Pop Transhumanism  Jan 28, 2010

"No Concept of “Perfect” in Transhumanism"   Pop Transhumanism  Jan 19, 2010

"Dolphins as Non-Human Persons"   Pop Transhumanism  Jan 5, 2010

"Kyle Munkittrick: Best and Worst"   h+  Dec 31, 2009

"In Defense of the New"   Pop Transhumanism  Dec 30, 2009

"Could Gonzo Vote?"   Pop Transhumanism  Dec 26, 2009

"Tinkering With Libido"   Pop Transhumanism  Dec 23, 2009

"Fringe and the Neutrality of Technology"   Pop Transhumanism  Dec 15, 2009

"Artie’s Wheels"   Pop Transhumanism  Dec 2, 2009

"The Venture Bros. & Clones"   Pop Transhumanism  Nov 25, 2009

"District 9 Rocks!"   Pop Transhumanism  Aug 21, 2009

"Subversive Movie Ad Campaigns"   Pop Transhumanism  Aug 13, 2009

"On the Importance of Being a Cyborg Feminist"   h+ Magazine  Jul 23, 2009

"Is Anti-Aging a Moral Good, continued: Response to Pigliucci"   Pop Transhumanism  Jul 21, 2009

"Transhumanism F.A.Q. : Is Aging A Moral Good?"   Pop Transhumanism  Jul 2, 2009

"We Have Always Been Transhuman"   Pop Transhumanism  Jun 10, 2009

"Simple Problems"   The Transhumanist  Mar 24, 2009

"Parsing Perinatal Personhood"   The Transhumanist  Mar 7, 2009

Recent Multimedia

Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Enhancement   2011-08-06

Captain America, Voluntary Amputation, and Rogue Scientists   2011-07-01

Join Us At H+ Summit at Harvard   2010-05-29


Kyle Debates Human Enhancement Over at Slate (Sep 25, 2011)

Discover Magazine Appoints Kyle Munkittrick as Blogger (Jul 13, 2010)

Announcing Our New Roster of Interns (May 18, 2010)

IEET appoints Munkittrick as Program Director (Mar 29, 2010)


RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

East Coast Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA 
Email: director @     phone: 860-428-1837

West Coast Contact: Managing Director, Hank Pellissier
425 Moraga Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
Email: hank @