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J. Hughes
Drawing a Stem Cell Line in the Sand by J. Hughes

Former lefty Wesley J. Smith is now a right-wing bioconservative, says James Hughes, and Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World will make you nostalgic for when progressives believed in progress

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Jamais Cascio
Innovation and Development by Jamais Cascio

Leapfrog Nations -  Emerging Technology in the New Developing World

The United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Science,  Technology and Innovation thinks there’s a better way to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Technoprogressives (parts 1 &2) Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Dale Carrico, the Human Rights fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He writes the “Progressive Futures” column for, and blogs at Cyborg Democracy and Amor Mundi. (Originally broadcast January 2005) Part 1:

Part 2:

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An Ravelingien
Earning points for moral behaviour. Organ allocation based on reciprocity by An Ravelingien
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Dale Carrico
Progress as a Natural Force Versus Progress as the Great Work by Dale Carrico

(Or; How Do You Like Your Progress, Maam, Faith-Based Or Reality-Based?)

Even occasional readers of the blog likely know already (via the wonders of relentless self-promotion) that I write a regular column called Progressive Futures, and have already noticed that although I am probably best described as a social, radical, or liberal democrat (depending on my mood or my company) its also true I have often taken on the label progressive to describe myself.

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Mike Treder
Nanotechnology Priorities and the Developing World by Mike Treder Michael Lerner of Tikkun has published a sobering commentary  on how funds are spent to relieve suffering. Here is an excerpt:

Fellows > Jamais Cascio
Jamais Cascio
Artificial Intelligence, Real Rights by Jamais Cascio

Should a "thinking" machine have human rights? The question is less absurd—and less distant—than some may assume. We may be getting very close to the point of being able to build machines able to emulate (or display,  depending upon one’s perspective) consciousness. Thinking about what that might imply is useful now, before the reality confronts us, argues Columbia University’s Benjamin Soskis in the current edition of Legal Affairs.  ...

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Humanist Bioethics at the UN Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Ana Lita, Director of International Humanist and Ethical Union’s Appignani Humanist Center for Bioethics.  Ana is basically the liaison from the world humanist and freethought movement to the United Nations, attempting to connect with other progressive voices among the NGO and governmental community there. (Originally broadcast January 2005)

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Worldchanging Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Jamais Cascio, blogmaster of, a blog devoted to promoting technologies that are changing the world for the better. (Originally broadcast January 2005)

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Wrye Sententia
Cognitive Liberty and Converging Technologies for Improving Human Cognition by Wrye Sententia

Developers of NBIC (Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno) technologies face a multitude of obstacles, not the least of which is navigating the public ethics of their applied research. Biotechnologies have received widespread media attention and spawned heated interest in their perceived social implications. Now, in view of the rapidly expanding purview of neuroscience and the growing array of technologic developments capable of affecting or monitoring cognition, the emerging field of neuroethics calls for a consideration of the social and ethical implication...