Fellows > Mike Treder
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)

Rights > Fellows > Wrye Sententia
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...

Fellows > Jamais Cascio
Jamais Cascio
The Tsunami Next Time by Jamais Cascio

Can we prevent the next Tsunami 2004-type disaster?

Vision > Fellows > Russell Blackford
Russell Blackford
Reading the Ruined Cities by Russell Blackford

Sabine Heuser. Virtual Geographies: Cyberpunk at the Intersection of the Postmodern and Science Fiction. New York: Rodopi, 2003. xlv + 257 pp. $60 pbk. Sabine Heuser’s Virtual Geographies is an ambitious attempt to relate the 1980s-and-continuing phenomenon of cyberpunk to the more general field of science fiction, and to postmodernist literature, art, and architecture. It focuses on the work of William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, and Neal Stephenson, three of the best-known and most impressive authors to have attracted the “cyb...

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News of the Future 12.25.2004 Changesurfer Radio

The theology of stem cells, freedom’s effect on health, brainjacking as an art form, and Rummy Gone Wild. (Originally broadcast December 25, 2004)

Fellows > Mike Treder
Mike Treder
Invisibility by Mike Treder No, this entry is not about nanotechnology’s ability to turn a person invisible, although it has been reported that researchers are working on that.

I’m more interested today in thinking and writing about hidden or invisible destruction, as opposed to visible destruction. For example, take the fear of nuclear war, which is understandably (and properly!)  ...

Dale Carrico
The Trouble with “Transhumanism”: Part Two by Dale Carrico

To make real progress in discussions of radical technology, the first thing we need is new language