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Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Plausible Deniability: How we’ll be attacked, unable to retaliate by David Brin

== Using a tantrum toddler to do your dirty work == Okay, bear with me, because there are a couple of vital matters of international security that may be ill-considered. Let’s start with the elephant in the room—the clear fact that is likely to lead to major war:

Francaise > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Accepter et combattre la mort by Alexandre Maurer

On oppose souvent l’acceptation de la mort et la recherche d’une longévité accrue. Mais ces deux choses sont-elles vraiment contradictoires ?

Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler
Include specific tasks and goals to improve health of the global aging population into the WHO by Ilia Stambler

http://www.longevityforall.org/include-specific-tasks-and-goals-to-improve-health-of-the-global-aging-population-into-the-who-13th-general-programme-of-work-gpw13/

It appears that in the forthcoming work program of the World Health Organization for the years 2019-2023 – the issue of aging and aging-related ill health is excluded completely!

http://www.who.int/about/gpw-thirteen-consultation/en/

Rights > BodyAutonomy > PostGender > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
What makes an algorithm feminist, and why we need them to be by Marcelo Rinesi

About one in nine engineers in the US is a woman, which makes some men infer from this that they are “naturally” bad at it. Many data-driven algorithms would conclude the same thing; that’s still the wrong conclusion, but, dangerously, it seems blessed by the impartiality of algorithms. Here’s how bias creeps in.

Rights > BodyAutonomy > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Logs from a haunted heart by Marcelo Rinesi

She’s scared all the time. But is her fear the reason why her heart suddenly speeds up a dozen times a day, shifting in a second from the dull ticking of dread into the accelerating staccato of runaway panic? The diagnostics in her peacemaker’s app say that everything is normal, but perhaps they can be faked by somebody with maintenance access to the device. She doesn’t have it, she’s only the patient.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Nouvelle chaîne Youtube sur le transhumanisme by Terence Ericson

Membre de l’association, Terence Ericson vient de lancer sa chaîne Youtube. Découvrez la première vidéo : “C’est quoi le transhumanisme ?”

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Review of Phil Torres’ “Morality, Foresight & Human Flourishing by John G. Messerly

Phil Torres has just published an important new book: Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks. Torres is the founding Director of the Project for Future Human Flourishing, which aims to both understand and mitigate, existential threats to humanity. Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom Martin Rees writes the book’s foreword, where he states that it “draws attention to issues our civilization’s entire fate may depend on.” (13) We would do well to take this statement seriously—our lives may d...

Technopolitics > Futurism > Contributors > N.A. Turner
N. A. Turner
The Sapien Zoo by N. A. Turner

Matilda was looking, wondrous, at a butterfly that flew past her golden hair.

She and her parents were almost at the big green arched gates.

Matilda’s mom reprimanded her for being distracted and urged her to attach her eBrain extension.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
It’s not left-vs-right, stupid. It is symbolism. by David Brin

After a formal and erudite posting, let’s relax and let our hairy opinions down to talk about lots of things… starting with symbolism.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
There are only two emotions in Facebook, and we only use one at a time by Marcelo Rinesi

We have the possibility of infinite emotional nuance, but Facebook doesn’t seem to be the place for it. The data and psychology of how we react emotionally online are fascinating, but the social implications, although not specific to social networks, are rather worrisome.