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An Optimists Guide to the Next 10 Years
The Inevitable Future
Magna cortica—the ethics of brain augmentation
Climate Engineering Conference 2014: Critical Global Discussions (6min)
The Writer’s Role: Reflections on Communicating Climate Engineering to Public Audiences
Everything Will Be Alright Episode 5
Mapping the Brain’s Connectome and Computer Chips in Your Brain
Reinvent Climate Management Full Roundtable
To See The Future Of Technology, Look At The People Using It For Crime
Futurist Jamais Cascio envisions a sustainable, resilient world
Bots, Bacteria, and Carbon
The Future and You! Security, Privacy, AI, Geoengineering
Jamais Cascio - Bad Futurism @ Humanity+ San Francisco
Ready or Not (Doomsday talk in San Francisco)

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IEET Fellows Ramez Naam and Jamais Cascio featured in Ensia

Two IEET Fellows - author Ramez Naam and futurist Jamais Cascio - are profiled in

The article is a “fascinating… free-flowing conversation” between the two on topics like “climate change, geoengineering, transportation and energy.”

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A World in Which by Jamais Cascio

Why do we think about the future? This may seem an odd setting in which to ask this question. We’re all here tonight because we’re interested in big changes that seem to be thundering ahead in technology, in politics, in the human experience. But there has to be more than “interest.” An organization like the Institute for the Future wouldn’t be around for nearly a half-century if it was really just the Institute for Idle Curiosity About Tomorrow.

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Gun Control’s MP3 Moment by Jamais Cascio

Reading the continued, ongoing arguments about gun regulations (“reasonable” or otherwise) is frustrating. Not only for the usual reasons (absolutist positions, inability to recognize multi-causal phenomena, relentless hostility towards different opinions, etc.), but because of how incredibly irrelevant it is becoming. 3D-printable firearms are already here, and becoming increasingly reliable. Every gun control law in the world is obsolete.


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High-Frequency Combat by Jamais Cascio

Science and technology luminaries Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak count among the hundreds of researchers pledging support of a proposed ban on the use of artificial intelligence technologies in warfare. In “Autonomous Weapons: an Open Letter from AI & Robotics Researchers”,  the researchers (along with thousands of citizens not directly involved with AI research) call on the global community to ban “offensive autonomous weapons beyond meaningful human control.”

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The Pink Collar Future by Jamais Cascio

The claim that robots are taking our jobs has become so commonplace of late that it’s a bit of a cliché.

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Not Very Uplifting by Jamais Cascio

What responsibility do we have for the things we make? At its root, this is a fairly straightforward science story. Neuroscience researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Copenhagen successfully transplanted human glial progenitor cells (hGPCs) into a newborn mouse (here's the technical article in The Journal of Neuroscience, and the lay-friendly version in New Scientist). While glial cells are generally considered a support cell in the brain, positioning, feeding, insulating, and protecting neurons, they also help...

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Talking About Extinction In Front of Dinosaurs by Jamais Cascio

I'm back from the first Climate Engineering Conference, held in Berlin. Quite a good trip, but in many ways the highlight was the talk I gave at the Berlin Natural History Museum. The gathering took place in the dinosaur room, which holds (among other treasures) the "Berlin Specimen" Archaeopteryx fossil, among the most famous and most important fossils ever discovered.

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Magna Cortica by Jamais Cascio

One of the projects I worked on for the Institute for the Future's 2014 Ten-Year Forecast was Magna Cortica, a proposal to create an overarching set of ethical guidelines and design principles to shape the ways in which we develop and deploy the technologies of brain enhancement over the coming years. The forecast seemed to strike a nerve for many people—a combination of the topic and the surprisingly evocative name, I suspect. Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic Monthly wrote a very good piece on the Ten-Year Forecast, focusing on Mag...

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Mirror, Mirror—Science Fiction and Futurism by Jamais Cascio

Futurism—scenario-based foresight, in particular—has many parallels to science fiction literature, enough that the two can sometimes be conflated. It’s no coincidence that there’s quite a bit of overlap between the science fiction writer and futurist communities, and (as a science fiction reader since I was old enough to read) I could myself as extremely fortunate to be able to call many science fiction writers friends.

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Watching the World through a Broken Lens by Jamais Cascio

It’s often frustrating, as a foresight professional, to listen/read what passes for political discourse, especially during a big international crisis (such as the Russia-Ukraine-Crimea situation). Much of the ongoing discussion offers detailed predictions of what one state or another will do and clear assertions of inevitable outcomes, all with an overwhelming certainty of anticipatory analysis. - See more here.