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
Nicole Sallak Anderson
Keywords for Environmental Studies
eds. Joni Adamson, William A. Gleason, David N. Pellow
rms on ' Can we build AI without losing control over it?' (Oct 24, 2016)
spud100 on ' For the unexpected innovations, look where you'd rather not' (Oct 22, 2016)
spud100 on ' Have you ever inspired the greatest villain in history? I did, apparently' (Oct 22, 2016)
RJP8915 on ' Brexit for Transhumanists: A Parable for Getting What You Wish For' (Oct 21, 2016)
instamatic on ' What democracy’s future shouldn’t be' (Oct 20, 2016)
instamatic on ' Is the internet killing democracy?' (Oct 17, 2016)
RJP8915 on ' The Ethics of a Simulated Universe' (Oct 17, 2016)
How do you track the news? (Select all that apply)
Subscribe to IEET News Lists
Daily News Feed
Longevity Dividend List
Catastrophic Risks List
Biopolitics of Popular Culture List
Securing the Future Program
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.
IEET Catastrophic Risks Email List
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,"
Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology
Hughes, J. 2008.
"Millennial Tendencies in Responses to Apocalyptic Threats"
Global Catastrophic Risks
eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press. 2008. pgs 72-89
"Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards"
"Dinosaurs, Dodos, Humans?" (pdf)
by Nick Bostrom
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century - On Earth and Beyond
"Reducing the risk of human extinction"
Emerging Systemic Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action (pdf)
World Economic Forum. 2006.
Global Risks 2006 (pdf)
Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
Hanson, R. 2007.
"Catastrophe, Social Collapse, and Human Extinction" (pdf)
"Some Limits to Global Ecophagy, with Public Policy Recommendations"
Joy, B. 2000.
"Why the Future Doesn't Need Us"
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
Directory of global risk organizations
Recent IEET Risk News
Oct 20, 2016 "IEET Scholars Cited in New Book ‘The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics’"
Oct 13, 2016 "The Science of Compulsive Online Behavior"
by "Personal Security in the Age of Digital Assistants" Maria Ramos Ethical Technology Oct 10, 2016
by "New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon" George Dvorsky Gizmodo Oct 8, 2016
Oct 5, 2016 "Online Dating Has Created a Six-Fold Increase in Sexual Assaults"
Sep 29, 2016 "How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment"
by "Exponential Impact at the Singularity University Global Summit" David Orban DavidOrban.com Sep 25, 2016
Sep 21, 2016 "Cybercrime: Hacking Goes Way Beyond Simple Identity Theft"
by "A Way Forward" Stephen Yearwood Ethical Technology Sep 16, 2016
IEET Books on Risks
by Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle (2016) TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social
by Calum Chace (2015) Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence
by Ben Goertzel (2015) The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity
by Riccardo Campa (2015) Humans and Automata A Social Study of Robotics
by Phil Torres (2015) The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse
by David Wood and Alexander Karran eds. (2015) Envisioning Politics 2.0
by Wendell Wallach (2015) A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control
by Roman Yampolskiy (2015) Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach
by Ramez Naam (2015) Apex
by Marshall Brain (2015) The Second Intelligent Species
by Ed. David Wood (2015) Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics
by Ben Goertzel (2014) Ten Years To the Singularity If We Really Really Try: ... and other Essays on AGI and its Implicatio
by Martine Rothblatt (2014) Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality
by Nick Bostrom (2014) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014) Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds
by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014) Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies
by Ramez Naam (2013) Crux
by Ramez Naam (2013) The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet
by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013) The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays
by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013) Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture
by Douglas Rushkoff (2012) Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012) Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
by Milan M. Cirkovic (2012) The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life
by Patrick Lin (2011) Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
by Hank Pellissier (2011) Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era
by Jamais Cascio (2009) Hacking the Earth
by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008) Global Catastrophic Risks
by Douglas Rushkoff (2005) Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out
by James Hughes (2004) Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future
by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003) Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
by Jamais Cascio (2003) Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams
by Martine Rothblatt (2003) Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East
by Marshall Brain (2002) Manna
Jamais Cascio Apocalypse Scale
Click to see full scale