On Friday 27th of January, I hosted a workshop focused on self-tracking and quantification at NUI Galway. The workshop dealt with two main questions:
On the 21st February 2017, IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher participated in a British Academy debate on the topic ‘Are we ready for robot relationships?’. The debate took place at DeMonfort University, Leicester UK. It featured contributions from Luke Dormehl, Margaret Boden, Kathleen Richardson, Nicole Dewandre and myself.
Créé en septembre 2015, et pour l’instant centré sur deux sections locales (Berlin et Bade-Wurtemberg), le TPD affiche une ligne social-technoprogressiste proche de celle de l’AFT Technoprog. A neuf mois des élections fédérales, nous avons interviewé Lucas Alexander Steinführ, son vice-président en charge des thématiques internationales.
Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog
Learning to forgive has also been championed, for thousands of years, by numerous religions and philosophies. To learn more about Buddhism’s perspective on forgiveness, IEEt Affiliated Scholar Hank Pellissier interviewed Terry Hyland http://www.mindfulness.ie/about/staff/terry-hyland - he’s Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Bolton, UK, Lecturer in Philosophy at the Free University of Ireland, and a lifelong learner in mindfulness theory and practice. He’s written over 150 articles, plus 19 book chapters and 6 books. ...
n the 1st of May, the essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?”, edited by Yunus Tuncel, will be published. It deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist.
IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur published an op-ed on USAToday.com, the country’s top daily paper based on circulation and online viewers.
What’s so great about astronomy? Where does Professor Alex Filippenko begin. This branch of science is important for two salient reasons: it captures the attention of children who then grow up to become scientists across all disciplines, and even the most abstract, impractical research eventually leads to spinoff technology that radically changes our lives, as Filippenko explains.
If an object has a battery in it or a plug at the end of it, it won’t be long before that item is intelligent – although Kevin Kelly, the founder editor of WIRED, questions whether intelligence is really the word we want to be using.