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Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > Stefan Sorgner
New Journal of Emerging Technologies Announced Delphi - Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies

IEET Fellows Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Aubrey de Grey were invited to being members of the Editorial Board of the new journal “Delphi - Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies” together with Zoltan Istvan and other distinguished scholars and thinkers, The Managing Editor is philosophy professor Ciano Aydin from the University of Twente: http://www.lexxion.de/en/zeitschriften/fachzeitschriften-englisch/delphi.html Here you can find their initial call for papers: http://www.lexxion.de/pdf/delphi/Call_for_Papers_Delphi.p...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Stefan Sorgner Edits New Book Series on Posthuman Studies Posthuman Studies: From Critical Posthumanism to Transhumanism

The oldest publishing house in the world, Schwabe publishing (founded 1488), deeply rooted in the humanist tradition, embraces the intellectual engagement with one of the most significant debates of our time: Posthuman Studies: From Critical Posthumanism to Transhumanism.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Directors > David Wood
This Smartphone Pioneer Is Fighting to Create a Transhumanist Superdemocracy Inverse

David Wood, a man that helped revolutionize communication in the early days of the smart phone, now wants to make the government smarter too. The British transhumanist helped pioneer today’s smartphone industry when he co-founded mobile operating system developer Symbian in 1998, and now he’s calling for changes that would radically rethink how people and politicians interact.

Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur Publishes new Book Review The Agonist: A Nietzsche Circle Journal

IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur had his review of the book, Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?, edited by Yunus Tuncel, published in the Spring 2018 edition of The Agonist: A Nietzsche Circle Journal.

Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow S.L. Sorgner Published New Collection: Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Together with Prof. Maria Sinaci, IEET Fellow Prof. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner just edited another essay collection. It is entitled “Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies” and is available open access at the following website http://trivent-publishing.eu/ethics_of_emerging_biotechnologies.html

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SciencePolicy > Innovation > Nanotechnology > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello publishes new paper on Nanotechnology Futures

Atomically precise manufacturing (APM) is the assembly of materials with atomic precision. APM does not currently exist, and may not be feasible, but if it is feasible, then the societal impacts could be dramatic. This paper assesses the net societal impacts of APM across the full range of important APM sectors: general material wealth, environmental issues, military affairs, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and space travel. Positive effects were found for material wealth, the environment, military affairs (specifically nuclear disarm...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter Discusses Rights in a Post-Human World Cato Unbound

I agree with Rachel that the future of “serious” AI to be branded as such in the strict sense is still (far) ahead, as I have already stated in my lead essay. And I appreciate Rachel’s notion of “general intelligence” to be applied on the upcoming debates on rights for non-human “intelligence” within modern democracies. I regard this notion to be a potential “added value” to a more in-depth debate which hasn’t been taken into consideration sufficiently yet, at least in current Europe. Yet concrete legal proposal options o...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner: jury member of the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018

IEET Fellow and Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to being a jury member by the Austrian patent agency to vote for the most innovative inventions of 2018: https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20180419_OTS0064/staatspreis-patent-schoenheitswettbewerb-fuer-patente-und-marken-startet-bild The jury consists of leading experts in the field of emergent technologies and distinguished policy-maker, e.g. CEO of KTM Stefan Pierer, general director of IBM Austria Patricia Neumann, the rector of the Technical University Vienna Sa...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Loredana Terec-Vlad
Beyond Technological Singularity-the Posthuman Condition Postmodern Openings

In the transmodern context, transhumanism appears as a new paradigm, with a centripetal tendency, which proposes the reinventing of man by overcoming the current biological limitations with the help of new technologies, so called human amelioration. In our work, we want to discuss in a speculative manner the possibility of the existence of the posthuman individual in the biological and moral (self) transcendence of the self. We will discuss a series of technologies capable of irreversibly modifying the human condition by placing humanity fir...