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

A New Theory of Time: X-tention is Simultaneously Discrete and Continuous

Episode #1- Tal Zarsky on the Ethics of Big Data and Predictive Analytics

IEET Affiliate Scholar Hank Pellissier’s Athiest Ugandan Orphanage and School

The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (1)

Douglas Rushkoff on Redesigning the Economy

What’s happening inside the black box? Three forms of algorithmic opacity


ieet books

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
Author
John G Messerly


comments

spud100 on 'Immortality: When We Digitally Copy Our Minds, What Happens to Humanity?' (Apr 27, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Angels and Demons of A.I.' (Apr 27, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Immortality: When We Digitally Copy Our Minds, What Happens to Humanity?' (Apr 27, 2016)

instamatic on 'Why Woman-as-Abortion-Victim is Even Worse than Endorsing Punishment' (Apr 25, 2016)

dobermanmac on 'Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?' (Apr 25, 2016)

almostvoid on 'Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?' (Apr 25, 2016)

Peter Wicks on 'Fermi Paradox, Doomsday Argument, Simulation Hypothesis -- is our view of reality seriously flawed?' (Apr 25, 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


Cyborgs are not just science fiction, they are becoming reality
Mar 31, 2016
(4052) Hits
(0) Comments

How Augmented and Virtual Realities Might Change Productivity Forever in the Next 10 Years
Apr 14, 2016
(3844) Hits
(0) Comments

Christianity and Transhumanism Are Much Closer Than You Think
Apr 10, 2016
(3838) Hits
(60) Comments

“Intelligence Squared” Artificial Intelligence Debate
Apr 1, 2016
(3564) Hits
(0) Comments



IEET

Print Email permalink (0) Comments (5491) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


Health Futures: Participatory Medicine and Crowdsourced Research


Posted: Apr 14, 2012

http://mediax.stanford.edu/calendar.html

Media X

May 16, 2012


Print Email permalink (0) Comments (5492) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


COMMENTS


I agree: Synthetic Biology has the potential to be a “Key Field of the Future”.
Also, I appreciate IEET’s effort in fostering public discussions about this field, that has well known potential applications implying BIG ethical issues (remember that “B”, in “CBRN”, stays for Biological….  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical,_biological,_radiological,_and_nuclear ).

For starters I strongly suggest to read this book (80 percent of which does not require a PhD):
<<Bio-inspired Innovation and National Security>>, by National Defense University Press (2010)
available for free http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/docUploaded//BioInspiredInnovation.pdf (3 MBytes).





It is an interesting topic. If we are to get control of ourselves and our environment we will need to be able to fully understand how we work on a biological level.  Being able to manufacture specific bioligies would be a huge step in that direction. I am interested in whether there is research into synthetic symbiosis.





YOUR COMMENT (IEET's comment policy)

Login or Register to post a comment.

Next entry: Seven Positive Trends Amidst the Doom and Gloom

Previous entry: Medical Tourism Overview

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