Support the IEET




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

Skepticism, the Singularity, Future Technology & Favorite Frauds

Siegel @ Palenque Norte, Burning Man

Can Brain Implants Make Us Smarter?

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

While the world watches Ebola, Meningitis continues to kill in West Africa

Karlsen on God and the Benefits of Existence


ieet books

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Author
by Nick Bostrom


comments

CygnusX1 on 'Robots Are People, Too' (Aug 27, 2014)

Giulio Prisco on 'Karlsen on God and the Benefits of Existence' (Aug 27, 2014)

Giulio Prisco on 'Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future' (Aug 27, 2014)

rms on 'Robots Are People, Too' (Aug 27, 2014)

Rick Searle on 'Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future' (Aug 26, 2014)

CygnusX1 on 'Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future' (Aug 26, 2014)

Rick Searle on 'Resuscitation, by Cryonics or Otherwise, Is a Religious Mandate' (Aug 25, 2014)







Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List



JET

Transhumanism and Marxism: Philosophical Connections

Sex Work, Technological Unemployment and the Basic Income Guarantee

Technological Unemployment but Still a Lot of Work…

Hottest Articles of the Last Month


Enhancing Virtues: Self-Control and Mindfulness
Aug 19, 2014
(7529) Hits
(0) Comments

Is using nano silver to treat Ebola misguided?
Aug 16, 2014
(5992) Hits
(0) Comments

“Lucy”: A Movie Review
Aug 18, 2014
(5432) Hits
(0) Comments

High Tech Jainism
Aug 10, 2014
(5188) Hits
(5) Comments



IEET > Security > Directors > Nick Bostrom

Print Email permalink (1) Comments (2991) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


Technological Revolutions: Ethics and Policy in the Dark


Nick Bostrom
Nick Bostrom
preprint

Posted: Oct 16, 2006

Technological revolutions are among the most important things that happen to humanity. Ethical assessment in the incipient stages of a potential technological revolution faces several difficulties, including the unpredictability of their long-term impacts, the problematic role of human agency in bringing them about, and the fact that technological revolutions rewrite not only the material conditions of our existence but also reshape culture and even – perhaps - human nature. This essay explores some of these difficulties and the challenges they pose for a rational assessment of the ethical and policy issues associated with anticipated technological revolutions.

Download the PDF


Nick Bostrom Ph.D. is Professor of Applied Ethics at Oxford University, the Director of the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute, and co-founder and former Board Chair of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and co-founder and former Board Chair of the World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+).
Print Email permalink (1) Comments (2992) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


COMMENTS


For another praxical perspective using the idea of tracing networks in order to be able to grasp technical systems and to rebuild a political project that could include technology, you can also compare with : http://yannickrumpala.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-utility-of-network-analysis-to-regain-political-holds-on-technology/





YOUR COMMENT (IEET's comment policy)

Login or Register to post a comment.

Next entry: Welcome to the Age of Weapons Containment

Previous entry: The U.S. plan for a 21st century nuclear blitzkrieg

HOME | ABOUT | FELLOWS | STAFF | EVENTS | SUPPORT  | CONTACT US
SECURING THE FUTURE | LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE | RIGHTS OF THE PERSON | ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
CYBORG BUDDHA PROJECT | AFRICAN FUTURES PROJECT | JOURNAL OF EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY

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.

Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
Williams 119, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford CT 06106 USA 
Email: director @ ieet.org     phone: 860-297-2376