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Quick overview of biopolitical points of view




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The Second Intelligent Species
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Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics
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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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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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Technoprogressive Commentary on Future Culture

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Culture News from the IEET


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

David Wood on “Technological Unemployment” @ Z-Day  Apr 25, 2015

The Vision Thing by Rene Milan  Transpolitica  Apr 25, 2015

The Problem of Personal Identity in Two Pages by John G. Messerly  The Meaning of Life  Apr 25, 2015

Review of EX MACHINA  Apr 25, 2015

Gray Matters  Apr 25, 2015

The Outsourcing Illusion: Why Tempting Technology Can Lead to Dangerous Delegation  Apr 25, 2015

Sorgner @ Eternity  Apr 24, 2015

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

The Ethics of Robot Sex: Interview on Robot Overlordz Podcast by John Danaher  Philosophical Disquisitions  Apr 23, 2015

Is novelty in nanomaterials overrated when it comes to risk? by Andrew Maynard  2020 Science  Apr 23, 2015

A New York Judge Has Granted Legal Person Rights To Chimpanzees (Updated) by George Dvorsky  io9.com  Apr 23, 2015

Technoprogressives Not Enthusiastic about Party-Building  Apr 21, 2015

Sorgner @ University of Jena: Nietzschean transhumanism  Apr 21, 2015

LaGrandeur @ Metabody: Technologies, Cultures and Movement  Apr 17, 2015


Culture Books from the IEET


The Second Intelligent Species by Marshall Brain (2015)

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

Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction by Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds. (2015)

How “God” Works: A Logical Inquiry on Faith by Marshall Brain (2015)

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

A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading by Keith Wiley (2014)

A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century by Ilia Stambler (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)

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. Cirkovic (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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