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A new book by Riccardo Campa on robots and technological unemployment

IEET Fellow Riccardo Campa has published Still Think Robots Can’t Do Your Job?: Essays on Automation and Technological Unemployment a very timely collection of essays on the economic and social impact of robots and AI on work and employment.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Sorgner @ Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner as well as the famous French philosopher Bernard Stiegler will be keynote speakers at the forthcoming conference “Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives” which will take place from Wednesday the 20th until Friday the 22nd of June 2018 in Lille. If you wish to participate in this ground-breaking event, please respond to the Call for Papers which you find on the following website: http://www.ethconference2018.com/eng/

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Transhumanism and military by Roland Benedikter et al. Science & Peace

Transhumanism and military by Roland Benedikter, Christopher Coenen, Hans-Jorg Kreowski, Robert Ranisch, Alexander Reymann and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner.

Supplement to Science and Peace 4/2017 and FIfF Communication 4/2017 Published by the Information Center for Science and Peace in cooperation with the Forum Computer Scientists for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF eV) See article here

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Call for Papers: The Nietzsche and Transhumanism debates continues. Nietzsche and Transhumanism

The collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism” which was edited by Yunus Tuncel and came out in 2017, contains all the central articles of the heated debate concerning the relationship between these two philosophical approaches:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/nietzsche-and-transhumanism

If you wish to respond to the reflections of this debate, please send an abstract to Francesco Biazzo by mid-December: gandalf.francesco@gmail.com You will be informed whether your abstract got accepted by the end of December. If t...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Some things you wanted to know about robot sex* (but were afraid to ask) Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

BOOK LAUNCH - BUY NOW!

I am pleased to announce that Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017), edited by myself and Neil McArthur, is now available for purchase. You can buy the hardcopy/ebook via Amazon in the US. You can buy the ebook in the UK as well, but the hardcopy might take another few weeks to arrive. I’ve never sold anything before via this blog. That all changes today. Now that I actually have something to sell, I’m going to turn into the most annoying, desperate, cringeworthy and slightly ...

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier
Transhuman Party promotes Radical Democracy & Collective Intelligence Transhuman Party

7.6 billion people are living on Earth, and every one of them deserves equal political power.

Transhuman Party (a new H+ organization) believes the future should be egalitarian, cooperative, inclusive, anti-hierarchal, motivated by egoless altruistic reform-seeking actions, with radical democracy and collective intelligence.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler Publishes New Text on Longevity Promotion

This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for healthy longevity. The second part on longevity history includes analyses of the definition of life-extensionism as a social and intellectual movement, the dialectics of reduc...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
9th Beyond Humanism Conference Wrap Up Journal of Posthuman Studies

Here you find a video summary of the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference which took place at John Cabot University in Rome (http://www.johncabot.edu/) in July 2017 and during which the launch of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” was celebrated: http://beyondhumanism.org/blog/2017/08/05/video-9th-beyond-humanism-conference-rome-2017/

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Inaugural Issues of the Journal of Posthuman Studies Now Available! Journal of Posthuman Studies

Now, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017 of the newly established “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (Penn State University Press) is available via jstor: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jpoststud.1.1.issue-1 It is a ground-breaking issue with amazing contributors! It is already possible to submit your work for consideration for future issues by accessing this link: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_JPHS.html The new journal is being edited by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and the Executive Director of the IEET James J. Hughes. The Edito...

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Why we should create artificial offspring: meaning and the collective afterlife Science and Engineering Ethics

The iCub Robot - Image courtesy of Jiuguang Wang

That’s the title of a new article I have coming out. It argues that the creation of artificial offspring could add meaning to our lives and that it might consequently be worth committing to the project of doing so. It’s going to be published in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics. The official version will be out in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can read the abstract below and download a pre-publication version at the links provided.