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EMERGENCE - IEET News for Feb 6, 2009

1. A Note From Dr. J.  2. IEET News. 3. Articles. 4. Multimedia. 5. TechEthx News. 6. Events.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > Vision > Directors > Mark Walker > Mike LaTorra > Fellows > Martine Rothblatt > Aubrey de Grey > Natasha Vita-More > Russell Blackford > FreeThought > CyborgBuddha > Nick Bostrom
Global Spiral Publishes Ten Defenses of Transhumanism

In its “Special Issue on Transhumanism”, the magazine Global Spiral gave guest editor Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and five other authors - Ted Peters, Katherine Hayles, Don Ihde, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, and Andrew Pickering - all participants in a Templeton Foundation-funded project on transhumanism - an opportunity to critique transhumanism’s alleged faults. This responsive second Special Issue on Transhumanism is an opportunity for ten transhumanist authors - seven of them members of the IEET community - to evaluate the criticisms a...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > Ben Goertzel > HealthLongevity > Futurism > SciTech
Congratulations to Goertzel and de Grey for Participation in Singularity University

IEET fellows Ben Goertzel and Aubrey de Grey have been tapped to be faculty of the new Singularity University.

Rights > HealthLongevity > CognitiveLiberty > Directors > Enablement > Nick Bostrom > ReproRights
Bostrom and Savulescu Issue “Human Enhancement” Collection

We are pleased to announce the release of “Human Enhancement”, edited by IEET Chair Nick Bostrom and Julian Savulescu, with contributions from many important leaders in bioethics, including Arthur Caplan and Peter Singer.

Martine Rothblatt
IEET Receives Generous Gift from Dr. Rothblatt

The IEET does a lot with very little, and a lot of that little over the last couple of years has come from Dr. Martine Rothblatt. We are delighted to acknowledge her most recent gift of $5000. Her support means a lot to us, and we’re looking forward to the release of her new film Transbeman.

Interns > Parijata Mackey
Welcome to New Intern Parijata Mackey

The IEET is delighted to welcome biohacker and democratic transhumanist Parijata Mackey.

Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Doug’s new radio show

Douglas Rushkoff will be hosting a show on New York City’s WFMU called The MediaSquat. It’ll be on live Monday evenings at 7pm Eastern, beginning March 16.

Rights > Vision > Fellows > Russell Blackford > FreeThought > CyborgBuddha > Athena Andreadis
Update on Russell’s Voices of Disbelief

Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk gave Voices of Disbelief to the publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, in early December 2008 with publication currently planned for September. The contributors will be familiar to many friends of the IEET.

Rights > Economic > Vision > Marcelo Rinesi > Futurism
Marcelo launches online magazine Frontier Economy

IEET Assistant Director Marcelo Rinesi is editing a new online magazine, Frontier Economy, focusing on the economic and business implications of emerging technologies.

We look forward to the synergies.

Vision > Virtuality > Directors > Giulio Prisco > Martine Rothblatt > Futurism > Technoprogressivism
Cosmic Engineers Defend Transhumanism’s Radicalism

The Order of Cosmic Engineers are a group of transhumanists who are focused on “turning this universe into a ‘magical’ realm.” They focus on building their activity in online virtual reality worlds. They include IEET Board member Giulio Prisco and IEET advisor Martine Rothblatt. They have recently issued the “YES! to Transhumanism” statement which is a call to arms for defense of radical transhumanism against pressures to downplay the more challenging and futuristic aspects of the transhumanist pers...