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Sad News: Ben Hyink

Ben Hyink was a passionate transhumanist and secular activist, and an intern and intern coordinator with the IEET. He helped organize and lead the Humanity+ Student Network (H+SN) and the Chicago chapter of Humanity+, co-wrote the “Humanity+ Student Leadership Guide,”, and was the recipient of the 2007 JBS Haldane award for outstanding Transhumanist Student of the year. Having struggled with depression he ended his life last week.

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In Favor of the Functional Separation of Uploaded Minds and Simultaneous Mind Clones

by Ben Hyink

Exposure to some types of information can constrain one’s real options and impose responsibilities one might rather avoid. To set the stage for a flourishing culture of mind uploads, we need to enable people to live with a freedom from some kinds of potentially harmful information.

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Uploading for Life Extension Will Be Valid

by Ben Hyink

While it may be impolitic now for technoprogressives to focus on uploading, for radical life extension advocates it is invaluable to have access to brief and compelling arguments in favor of the efficacy of such a process.

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Personhood Rights

by Ben Hyink

An extended version of an essay in the Summer 2005 issue of the Northwestern University magazine The Protest

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The Third Axis

by Ben Hyink

If it had not been for the discontent of a few who were not satisfied with their condition we would still be living in caves. Intelligent dissent is the mainspring of civilization. - Eugene V. Debs

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