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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.

Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Stefan L Sorgner Visionary of the Month Air Berlin

The Air Berlin Magazine which has a print run of 165000 copies per issue presents three visionaries per issue. This months visionaries section is dedicated to the topic of computer-machine-interaction, and IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was portrayed as a visionary in this month’s edition of the journal which is freely available on board of all Air Berlin planes as well as via the following link. The text is written both in German as well as in English: http://magazin.airberlin.com/guter-riecher/58597818/115

Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Becomes Visiting Professor Philosophie Magazine

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has just been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lower Silesia in Poland where he gave several talks and directed workshop: http://wca.wroc.pl/visiting-professors-prof-stefan-sorgner-wybitny-ekspert-z-dziedziny-trans-i-post-humanizmu While in Poland, he also gave a talk in Cracow to the Polish Transhumanist Society at the Jagiellonian University.

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence
Informatica Journal - Call for Special Issue on Superintelligence Informatica Journal

Since the inception of the field of artificial intelligence, a prominent goal has been to create computer systems that would reason as capably as humans across a wide range of fields. Over the last decade, this goal has been brought closer to reality. Machine learning systems have come to excel in many signal processing tasks and have achieved superhuman performance in learning tasks including the games of Go and Heads-up Poker. More broadly, we have seen large changes in every pore of our society. This remarkable progress raises the questio...

Advisory Board > Daniel Faggella
Tech Emergence Founder Dan Fagella Announces The Sale Of Science Of Skill NASDAQ

SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 20, 2017 /Dan Faggella, the founder of Science of Skill, has recently announced the sale of the company for over $1 million. The company was sold to an independent group of buyers from the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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