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iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay: LGBTQ TEDTalks

Photographer iO Tillett Wright grew up between genders and sexualities. She’s shot 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LBGTQ spectrum and asked many: can they assign a percentage to how gay or straight they are? Most people consider themselves to exist in the grey areas of sexuality, which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination. Because where do you draw the line?

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Panel - Utopia - Science Fiction & Fact - Kim Stanley Robinson, Max More, PJ Manney, James Hughes Adam Ford

Panel - Utopia - Science Fiction & Fact - Kim Stanley Robinson, Max More, PJ Manney, James Hughes


Vision > Contributors > Piero Scaruffi > HealthLongevity > Futurism > Innovation
piero scaruffi
Why the Singularity is not Coming any Time Soon by piero scaruffi

Historians, scientists and poets alike have written that the human being strives for the infinite. In the old days this meant that it strives to become one with the god who created and rules the world. As atheism began to make strides, Schopenhauer rephrased the concept as a “will to power”. Nietzsche confirmed that god is dead, and the search for “infinite” became a mathematical and scientific program instead of a mystical one. Russell, Hilbert and others started a logical program that basically aimed at making it ea...

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IEET Audience Passionate Science Fiction Fans

Four hundred people responded to the IEET poll on whether they were science fiction fans. More than half - 54%- said they were “canon-masters,” knowledgeable about science fiction from “H.G. Wells to Charlie Stross, Star Trek to Battlestar Galactica.”

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David Swanson
Drones and [the U.S.] National Religion by David Swanson

The national religion of the United States of America is nationalism.  Its god is the flag.  Its prayer is the pledge of allegiance.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Vision > Fellows > Jamais Cascio > FreeThought > Innovation
Jamais Cascio - Bad Futurism @ Humanity+ San Francisco Adam Ford Sometimes the best way to figure out how to do something right is to explore all of the ways to do it wrong. In this talk I explore ten ways to create truly awful future scenarios, and then explain why they’re bad — and how to get it right. From “one change at a time” to scenarios as morality plays. The various ways in which foresight can go awry are often tempting shortcuts for writing about the ideas of future-building, but are ultimately traps for the unwary futurist.

Vision > Fellows > David Pearce > HealthLongevity
David Pearce - Prophetic Narratives - Humanity+ @San Francisco Adam Ford

Prophetic Narratives: Will Humanity’s Successors Also Be Our Decendants? Accelerating technological progress leads some futurists to predict the imminent end of the transhuman era and the dawn of posthuman superintelligence. But what is superintelligence? How does intelligence relate to sentience? What is the Explanatory Gap, Moravec’s Paradox, and the Binding Problem? Will nonbiological machines ever be more than zombies?...

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Andy Miah
Why the doping problem is here to stay by Andy Miah

Doping news from the Australian Crime Commission raises three crucial questions for the world of sport. First, why do athletes dope?

Vision > Contributors > Colin Farrelly > HealthLongevity
Colin Farrelly
Teaching the Ethics of Life Extension by Colin Farrelly

This term I am teaching my graduate level seminar “Science and Justice” to approximately 14 (mostly) MA and PhD students from political science, philosophy and psychology here at Queen’s. It’s my favorite course to teach (I also teach an undergrad version of it as well) and we address a number of ethical and social issues related to the genetic revolution.

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John Niman
Cyborg Possibilities – The Arms and Legs (Part Three) by John Niman

This article doesn’t need any of the special categories or explanations – the two classifications are pretty self explanatory. Let’s jump right in.