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An introduction to tomorrow’s politics

The Fallacy of Favoring Gradual Replacement Mind Uploading Over Scan-and-Copy

Avengers: Age of Ultron - a review with minor spoilers

Solar + Wind, More Than the Sum of Their Parts

When Enhancement Isn’t

Radical Change Lies Ahead


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The Second Intelligent Species
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Marshall Brain

Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics
Ed. David Wood

Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction
Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds.

How “God” Works: A Logical Inquiry on Faith
Marshall Brain


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The mission of our Securing the Future research program is to proactively mitigate existential risks to humanity and to the biosphere, both natural and technological. We are working with natural scientists, social scientists, humanists, historians, engineers, and futurists around specific responses to such risks.


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Catastrophic Risks Reading List


Bostrom, N. and M. Cirkovic eds. 2007. Global Catastrophic Risks

Hughes, J. 2007. "Global Technology Regulation and Potentially Apocalyptic Technological Threats,", in Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology (2007)

Hughes, J. 2008. "Millennial Tendencies in Responses to Apocalyptic Threats" in Global Catastrophic Risks eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press. 2008. pgs 72-89

Bostrom, N. "Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards"

Bostrom, N. "Dinosaurs, Dodos, Humans?" (pdf) by Nick Bostrom

Posner, R. Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Leslie, J. The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction

Rees, M. Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century - On Earth and Beyond

Matheny, J. "Reducing the risk of human extinction"

OECD. 2003. Emerging Systemic Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action (pdf)

World Economic Forum. 2006. Global Risks 2006 (pdf)

Ikle, F. Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations

Hanson, R. 2007. "Catastrophe, Social Collapse, and Human Extinction" (pdf)

Freitas, R. "Some Limits to Global Ecophagy, with Public Policy Recommendations"
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Joy, B. 2000. "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" Wired Magazine.

Leslie, J. 1996. The End of the World

Matheny, J. 2006. Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction

Posner, R. 2004. Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Preston, R. 2002. The Demon in the Freezer

Rees, M. 2003. Our Final Hour


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Recent IEET Risk News


"An introduction to tomorrow’s politics" by David Wood  Transpolitica  May 2, 2015

"Solar + Wind, More Than the Sum of Their Parts" by Ramez Naam  Mez' Blog  May 2, 2015

"Radical Change Lies Ahead"  May 2, 2015

"What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?"  May 2, 2015

"The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun: Will It Change Traditional Concepts of Left and Right?" by Roland Benedikter  The Leftist Review  Apr 27, 2015

"Life: Inevitable or Accident?" by Rick Searle  Utopia or Dystopia  Apr 26, 2015

"Review of EX MACHINA"  Apr 25, 2015

"The Dawn of Killer Robots"  Apr 25, 2015

"How Evolution Gave Us Mathematics" by Gregory Benford  GREGORY BENFORD   Apr 23, 2015



IEET Books on Risks


The Second Intelligent Species by Marshall Brain (2015)

Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics by Ed. David Wood (2015)

Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt (2014)

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom (2014)

Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014)

Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014)

Crux by Ramez Naam (2013)

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet by Ramez Naam (2013)

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013)

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff (2012)

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012)

The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life by Milan M. Cirkovic (2012)

Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics by Patrick Lin (2011)

Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era by Hank Pellissier (2011)

Ecologia politica (Political ecology: The end of nuclear power) by Giuseppe Vatinno (2011)

Hacking the Earth by Jamais Cascio (2009)

Global Catastrophic Risks by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008)

Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)

Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future by James Hughes (2004)

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003)

Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams by Jamais Cascio (2003)

Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East by Martine Rothblatt (2003)

Manna by Marshall Brain (2002)



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