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Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 2) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“The dominant trajectory of Enlightenment thought over the last three hundred years has been towards atheism. Most transhumanists are atheists. But some transhumanists, like many of the original Enlightenment thinkers, are attempting to reconcile naturalism and their religious traditions. Some transhumanists even believe that the transcendent potentials of intelligence argue for a new form of scientific theology.” (James Hughes, 2010)

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 1) by Ojochogwu Abdul

In 2010, James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), having then just stepped down from the Board of Directors of the World Transhumanist Association (presently known as Humanity+), took up an interesting challenge during the Spring of that year to reflect on the current state of transhumanist thought and determine what the questions were that the transhumanist movement needed to answer in order to move forward. Introducing a series of articles with which he hoped to navigate through a numbe...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
AIs are scapegoats and it’s us who end up bleeding by Marcelo Rinesi

No AI built today has anything remotely approaching consciousness or personhood; the unstable mess of a Windows operating system is structurally more life-like than any of them. So why the increasing focus on robot ethics?

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #51 - Moen on the Unabomber’s Ethics Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to Ole Martin Moen. Ole Martin is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oslo. He works on how to think straight about thorny issues in applied ethics. He is the Principal Investigator of “What should not be bought and sold?”, a $1 million research project funded by the Research Council of Norway. In the past, he has written articles about the ethics of prostitution, the desirability of cryonics, the problem of wild animal suffering and the case for philosophical hedonism. Along with his collaborator,...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Laurens Vaddeli
Laurens Vaddeli
Les promesses de la réalité virtuelle : ce qu’elle va changer by Laurens Vaddeli

Les promesses de la réalité virtuelle : ce qu’elle va changer

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #48 - Gunkel on Robot Rights Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to David Gunkel. David is a repeat guest, having first appeared on the show in Episode 10. David a Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University. He is a leading scholar in the philosophy of technology, having written extensively about cyborgification, robot rights and responsibilities, remix cultures, new political structures in the information age and much much more. He is the author of several books, including Hacking Cyberspace, The Machine Question, Of Remixology, Gaming the System and, most r...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > Riccardo Campa
A team of researchers including IEET fellow Riccardo Campa explains why genetic enhancement is needed for crewed Mars mission Changing the Paradigm on Human Enhancements: The Special Case of Modifications to Counter Bone Loss for Manned Mars Missions

A team of researchers including IEET fellow Riccardo Campa explains why genetic enhancement is needed for crewed Mars mission. Space colonization is not just a matter of rockets and spacesuits. The article appeared on Space Policy on March 19th, 2019.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Réponse au journal Le Monde : “La résistible ascension du transhumanisme” by Alexandre Maurer

Réponse au journal Le Monde, suite à son article : “La résistible ascension du transhumanisme”

Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #46 - Minerva on the Ethics of Cryonics Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to Francesca Minerva. Francesca is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ghent. Her research focuses on applied philosophy, specifically lookism, conscientious objection, abortion, academic freedom, and cryonics. She has published many articles on these topics in some of the leading academic journals in ethics and philosophy, including the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly Review of Ethicsand the Hastings Centre Report. We talk about life, death and the wisdom and ethics of cryonics.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Futurism > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
“Alita : Battle Angel” : qu’est-ce qu’être “humain”? by Alexandre Maurer

Réflexion sur le film “Alita : Battle Angel” (et petite critique à la fin).