J. Hughes
Report on Hughes’ April 13 talk in Albany

John Rodat’s “More Human than Human” review of my April 13 talk in Albany New York, published in the Metroland magazine, is far less skeptical than the run of the mill reception:

The author of Citizen Cyborg was on hand to discuss the controversial and wide-ranging topic of transhumanism in democratic society, and in light of recent events such as the Terri Schiavo case, it’s understandable that Hughes would be ready for objections to a philosophy that seeks to ‘deconstruct’ the notion of what it is...

Fellows > HealthLongevity > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
Russia and Immortality by Mike Treder

Novosti, the Russian News and Information Agency, offers two interesting stories that may or may not be connected.

First, an article about the quest of rich and powerful Russians to find immortality…

Fellows > Jamais Cascio > HealthLongevity
Jamais Cascio
A Shortage of Death? by Jamais Cascio What will happen when biomedical science allows people to live healthy lives lasting well beyond what is now considered "maximum possible age?" This is not a new question at WorldChanging; both Alex and I have addressed various possible scenarios and possibilities. It is a topic less often explored in the mainstream media, however, and when it is, it’s usually presented as something wacky or fringe, and rarely given its due consideration. It’s highly likely that the next several decades will see substantive breakthroughs i...
GlobalDemocracySecurity > Fellows > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
Technology Works by Mike Treder

Amidst all the debate over nanoparticle toxicity, genetically modified organisms, nanotech and the poor, the pros/cons concerning molecular manufacturing, etc.—it’s good to read some truly good news about technology.

Researchers and volunteers around the world are taking early steps toward a complex but straightforward technological goal: to use electrical signals from the brain as instructions to computers and other machines, allowing paralyzed people to communicate, move around and control their environment literally w...

Rights > J. Hughes > CSR
Class Analysis Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Erik Olin Wright,  professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a foremost scholar of class analysis, and author of many books including Class, Crisis and the State, Class Structure and Income Determination, and Classes, Class Counts and Deepening Democracy.

Rights > Fellows
Dale Carrico
A Dose of the New Medical Reality by Dale Carrico

On Thursday morning, March 31, 2005,  Terri Schiavo died quietly in a Florida hospice. The person who Terri Schiavo had been ceased to exist 15 years before, according to the testimony of her husband and many who knew her, as well as the best determination of credible doctors and scientists.

Dale Carrico
Experimental Subjects in the Next Revolution: Conjoining Progress, Precaution, and Peer-to-Peer by Dale Carrico

According to a piece in Medical News Today, John Harris, a Professor of Bioethics at the Institute of Medicine, Law and Bioethics at the University of Manchester, has argued (in Scientific Research is a Moral Duty, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2005 31: pp. 242-248) that the public actually has at the very least a moral obligation to participate in medical and scientific research.

Fellows > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
Turn on the Nanotech High Beams by Mike Treder

Youre driving a car, very fast, on a poorly marked road, in the pitch-black darkness.

There are no streetlights, there is no moon out tonight, the only illumination you have is your cars headlightsyoure in uncharted territory; you have no roadmap, no way to know for sure where you are goingbut youre driving very fast, into the pitch-black darkness

Dale Carrico
Morphological Freedom and the Conservatism of “Recovery” by Dale Carrico

Morphological Freedom and the Conservatism of "Recovery"

by Dale Carrico

HealthLongevity > J. Hughes > CSR
Gray Panthers Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Susan Murany, Executive Director of the Gray Panthers. The Gray Panthers are a group working for universal social policy solutions that unite instead of divide younger and older people.