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Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies
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Envisioning the Future Program


Victor Frankenstein lamented in 1816, "How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Today, the most common objections to emerging technologies come from science fiction, from Frankenstein and Brave New World to Gattaca and the Terminator.

At the same time, there are examples in literature and film that depict technology as contributing to an abundant, peaceful future. Through our Envisioning the Future program, we engage with culture critics, artists, writers, filmmakers and consumers to explore the biopolitics implicit in depictions of technology in literature, film and television.

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Culture News from the IEET


The Next X Prize: Artificial Intelligence!  Aug 30, 2014

Future News From The Year 2137  Aug 30, 2014

How our police became Storm-troopers by Rick Searle  Utopia or Dystopia  Aug 30, 2014

Citizen Power - Part II: Those Cop-Cameras… by David Brin  davidbrin.blogspot.com  Aug 30, 2014

Effective Altruism, an Introduction  Aug 30, 2014

Enhancing Virtues: Caring (part 1) by J. Hughes  Ethical Technology  Aug 29, 2014

Death: Why the Brain Matters  Aug 28, 2014

Obamacare’s “Secret Trick” Could Cure CEO Pay Excesses by Richard Eskow  Campaign For America's Future  Aug 28, 2014

Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings by Patrick Lin  wired.com  Aug 28, 2014

Thoughts on Bostrom’s ‘Superintelligence’ by Giulio Prisco  skefia.com  Aug 28, 2014

Skepticism, the Singularity, Future Technology & Favorite Frauds  Aug 27, 2014

Siegel @ Palenque Norte, Burning Man  Aug 26, 2014

Can Brain Implants Make Us Smarter?  Aug 26, 2014

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future by Zoltan Istvan  huffingtonpost.com  Aug 26, 2014

While the world watches Ebola, Meningitis continues to kill in West Africa by Andrew Maynard  Risk Science Center  Aug 26, 2014


Culture Books from the IEET


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

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

Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision for Our Future Evolution by Ted Chu (2014)

Personality Capture and Emulation by William Sims Bainbridge (2014)

Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies by Russell Blackford (2013)

Happy-People-Pills For All by Mark Walker (2013)

The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper (2013)

Memories With Maya by Clyde DeSouza (2013)

Crux by Ramez Naam (2013)

Evolution and the Future by Stefan Sorgner and Branka-Rista Jovanovic (eds.) (2013)

eGods: Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming by William Sims Bainbridge (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)

Aenigma Simbolo Mistero e Misticismo (Symbol Mystery and Mysticism) by Giuseppe Vatinno (2013)

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

Time of Punishment by Marcelo Rinesi (2012)

Nexus by Ramez Naam (2012)

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

Existence by David Brin (2012)

Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future by Marshall Brain (2012)

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

Il nulla e il tutto (Nothing and everything: The wonders of the possible) by Giuseppe Vatinno (2012)

Smart Mice, Not-So-Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics by Arthur Caplan (2012)

From Transgender to Transhuman: A Manifesto On the Freedom Of Form by Martine Rothblatt (2012)

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

Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff (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)

The Ontociders by Marcelo Rinesi (2011)

The Warcraft Civilization: Social Science in a Virtual World by William Sims Bainbridge (2010)

Online Multiplayer Games by William Sims Bainbridge (2010)

Transumanesimo, una nuova filosofia per l’uomo del XXI secolo by Giuseppe Vatinno (2010)

Mutare o perire. La sfida del transumanesimo (Change or Perish. The Challenge of Transhumanism) by Riccardo Campa (2010)

Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual by William Sims Bainbridge (2009)

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff (2009)

Science Fiction and Philosophy by Susan Schneider (2008)

Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow’s People by Eds. Peter Healey and Steve Rayner (2008)

Human Futures: Art in the Age of Uncertainty by Andy Miah (Editor) (2008)

The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind by Ben Goertzel (2006)

Testament (volumes 1-4) by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)

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

Times of Trouble (Book Three of Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles) by Russell Blackford (2005)

An Evil Hour (Book Two of Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles) by Russell Blackford (2005)

Kong Reborn by Russell Blackford (2005)

Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism by Doug Rushkoff (2005)

More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement by Ramez Naam (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)

Dark Futures by Russell Blackford (2002)

Strange Constellations : A History of Australian Science Fiction by Russell Blackford, Van Ikin, and Sean McMullen  (1999)

To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek by Athena Andreadis (1999)

Hyperdreams: Damien Broderick’s Space/Time Fiction by Russell Blackford (1998)

Media Virus: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture by Douglas Rushkoff (1996)

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