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

How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment

Eurosymposium on Healthy Aging

Pushing Humans off the Loop: Automation and the Unsustainability Problem

Want to Be a Physicist? Develop an Affinity for the Weird

India Awakens Conference Fundraiser and Ticket Sale

Is Robust Moral Realism a kind of Religious Belief?


ieet books

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
Author
John G Messerly


comments

rms on 'Born Poor, Stay Poor: The Silent Caste System of America' (Sep 29, 2016)

rms on 'Here's Why The IoT Is Already Bigger Than You Realize' (Sep 28, 2016)

instamatic on 'Born Poor, Stay Poor: The Silent Caste System of America' (Sep 26, 2016)

Joseph Ratliff on 'Born Poor, Stay Poor: The Silent Caste System of America' (Sep 24, 2016)

rsbakker on 'Competitive Cognitive Artifacts and the Demise of Humanity: A Philosophical Analysis' (Sep 24, 2016)

Nicholsp03 on 'The dark side of the Simulation Argument' (Sep 24, 2016)

DavidJKelley on 'Critical Nature of Emotions in Artificial General Intelligence' (Sep 23, 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



JET

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


Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Sep 1, 2016
(4349) Hits
(0) Comments

A Free Education for all the World’s People: Why is this Not yet a Thing?
Sep 20, 2016
(4151) Hits
(2) Comments

Here’s Why The IoT Is Already Bigger Than You Realize
Sep 26, 2016
(3818) Hits
(1) Comments

Defining the Blockchain Economy: What is Decentralized Finance?
Sep 17, 2016
(3533) Hits
(0) Comments



IEET > Security > Military > Rights > FreeThought > Life > Directors > George Dvorsky > Fellows > Patrick Lin

Print Email permalink (0) Comments (3977) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


How modern technologies made the fighting in Gaza even worse


George Dvorsky
By George Dvorsky
io9.com

Posted: Nov 22, 2012

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas extends into its second week, it has become quite clear that the renewed hostilities are markedly different that that ones that came before. Unlike previous engagements, this war has been characterized by the innovative use of new technologies — including rockets that target rockets, unmanned drones, and even social media. Given these early precedents, it’s fair to say that the means of war have changed yet again — but in a way that’s certainly not for the better.

How modern technologies made the fighting in Gaza even worse

Note: As of this writing, a ceasefire has been declared between Israel and Gaza, one that took effect today at 19:00 GMT.

#ThisMeansWar

In conjunction with the escalating number of rocket attacks coming from within Gaza, the first significant act of aggression came from Israel when it assassinated Hamas military head Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari on November 14. On that same day, Avital Leibovich, the international press spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) sent out the following tweet:

This message — and the medium — made it crystal clear that Israel wasn't going to go about its business in the usual way, this time using Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube to both get the word out and to intimidate its opponents. The IDF's Twitter account later announced that it had initiated a military operation on terror sites and leaders in the Gaza Strip, and that:

 

Click Here to read the rest on io9.com

 

 

 


George P. Dvorsky serves as Chair of the IEET Board of Directors and also heads our Rights of Non-Human Persons program. He is a Canadian futurist, science writer, and bioethicist. He is a contributing editor at io9 — where he writes about science, culture, and futurism — and producer of the Sentient Developments blog and podcast. He served for two terms at Humanity+ (formerly the World Transhumanist Association). George produces Sentient Developments blog and podcast.
Print Email permalink (0) Comments (3978) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


COMMENTS


YOUR COMMENT (IEET's comment policy)

Login or Register to post a comment.

Next entry: Hand Written Letters in the Digital Age

Previous entry: Is consciousness a quantum mystery?

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.

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

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