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Ramez Naam
Life Extension and Overpopulation by Ramez Naam

How will longer lives affect world population? Certainly anything that keeps people alive longer will increase the number alive at any given point. However, the details of population growth can be rather counterintuitive. Consider that today the countries with the longest life expectancies at birth have populations that are remaining steady or even shrinking. For example, the UN Population Division expects the populations of Japan, Italy, Germany, and Spain to all decrease over the next 50 years, despite the fact that Japan has the highest l...

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Jamais Cascio
Human Changing by Jamais Cascio IEET Fellow Jamais Cascio Interviews IEET Director James Hughes, IEET Fellow Ramez Naam and Journalist Joel Garreau

Rights > J. Hughes > CSR
Accelerating Social Change Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with John Smart, Founder-President of the Acceleration Studies Foundation.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Former > Technoprogressivism
Dale Carrico
Technoprogressive Applications of the Precautionary Principle by Dale Carrico

Chris Mooney contemplates with dread the upcoming hurricane season. No wonder, given how much of his family is in New Orleans (one of the three cities in America the existence of which makes it possible for me to feel something like patriotism occasionally despite the ongoing horror show of fundy know-nothingness, race hatred, mean-spirited privilege, and militarism), forevermore poised for destruction by heavy weather whatever the climate-change deniers say.

Fellows > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
Development Shock by Mike Treder

Imagine 20 years ago, before the Internet invaded our lives, how hard it would have been to predict what your children and grandchildren would be facing.

Vision > J. Hughes > CSR
Radical Evolution Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Joel Garreau, author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies—and What It Means to Be Human. 

 

Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > HealthLongevity
Aubrey de Grey
Extended life spans within reach by Aubrey de Grey

It is 2020. Life expectancy is still in the 80s and the world record life span is still 122.

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J. Hughes
BIG and Generational Equity in an Automated and Life-Extended Future by J. Hughes

Public policy analysts have been raising the alarm for a decade about the changing ratio of seniors to workers in the 21st century, the “old-age dependency ratio.” One symptom of the growing alarm about the old-age dependency ratio is the Bush administration’s unpopular effort to create private pension accounts to supplement senior incomes in the 2040s when the U.S. Social Security system is predicted to exhaust its trust accounts.  Defenders of public pensions, in the U.S. and Europe, have argued that there is no pr...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > J. Hughes > CSR
Feed the World Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Channapatna Prakash, a biotechnologist at Tuskegee University and founder of AgBioWorld, a science-based information service on agricultural biotechnology issues.

Fellows > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
War, Interdependence, and Nanotechnology by Mike Treder Liberty, security, prosperity, and world peacefrom the time of the American Revolution to the present, humankind has made remarkable strides toward these ideals.