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Andy Miah in The Lancet (and the London Times)

A great article by Andy has just appeared in the latest special issue of The Lancet:

Kayser B, Mauron A, Miah Andy “Legalisation of performance-enhancing drugs” page S21 Link

The rules of sport definne a level playing field on which athletes compete.Antidoping policies exist,in theory, to encourage fair play.However,we believe they are unfounded dangerous,and excessively costly.

The need for rules in sports cannot be dismissed. But the anchoring of today’s antidoping regulations in the notion of f...

Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff’s last book is out!!!

Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out is out! Written by IEET Fellow Douglas Rushkoff, it’s an original, playful and passionate work about innovation and where it comes from.

”American companies are obsessed with window dressing,” Rushkoff writes, “because they’re reluctant, no, afraid to look at whatever it is they really do and evaluate it from the inside out. When things are down, CEO’s look to consultants and marketers to rethink, re-brand or repackage whatever it is they are...

Fellows > Andy Miah
Andy Miah in The Globe and Mail

IEET Fellow Andy Miah has been mentioned in an article about engineered athletes in The Globe and Mail

Like Prof. Mureika, Prof. Miah, a lecturer in media, bioethics and cyber-culture, thinks that the idea of a “natural” record is artificial or obsolete.

“We have to start again with thinking through human limits. Rather than see them in isolation, understand them as functioning in collaboration with technology. Enhancing the performance of athletes in this way should not be seen as cheating, but a fundament...

Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > HealthLongevity
Aubrey is #1 Aging Researcher in Trading Card Set

The SAGE site on aging research put up a couple dozen trading cards to introduce the leading aging researchers in the English speaking world. IEET Fellow Aubrey de Grey’s card is their #1 traded card.

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Doug Rushkoff’s TESTAMENT #1

IEET Fellow Doug Rushkoff‘s comic book Testament, on sale December 21, is being described by publisher DC Comics as

Grad student Jake Stern leads an underground band of renegades who use any means necessary to combat the frightening threats to freedom that permeate the world of TESTAMENT — a world very much like our own. They employ technology, alchemy, media hacking and mysticism, discovering a modern threat that has its roots in ancient stories destined to recur in the modern age.

With intricate, darkly detaile...

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Nanotechnology: Societal Implications

The first part of the new Nanotechnology report has been published on the web:

Nanotechnology: Societal Implications - Maximizing Benefits for Humanity http://www.nano.gov/nni_societal_implications.pdf A second volume, which will have the title Nanotechnology in Society, will be published by Springer and contain 48 essays by individual contributors.

The third Converging Technologies volume (to which IEET E.D. J. Hughes contributed) is also in press with Springer and about to be printed.

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The Christian Right’s investment in bioethics

Source: blog.bioethics.net

Kathryn Hinsch is the founder of the Women’s Bioethics Project. In this report she documents the strategic investments the Christian Right has been making in a network of conservative bioethics thinktanks. And in this speech she gives a summary of her findings:

Vision > Fellows > Andy Miah
10x Human-Machine superperformance

IEET Fellow Andy Miah write:

I am a long-distance member for one of Yale’s inter-disciplinary bioethics group, which soon receives a talk from Professor Deb Roy. Taking a closer look at Roy’s work draws me even nearer to the work at MIT. I visited there in April this year and was struck by the breadth of creative invention taking place there.

This project 10x Human-Machine Symbiosis is discussed in an outline paper available from its website, wher Roy explains ths relationship between art, science and design.

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Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
IEET Fellow Douglas Rushkoff’s new book

IEET Fellow and media/business writer Douglas Rushkoff has a new book coming out, Get Back In The Box: Innovation from the Inside Out (hint: it’s really good). He’ll be posting excerpts for the next ten weeks - here’s the first one.

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Just last year, I got a phone call from the CEO of a home electronics chain, asking if I could devise a new communications strategy for him. He had read one of my books on Internet culture and was wondering if I could help him make use of some of this ‘below the line&...

Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > HealthLongevity
Aubrey de Grey’s MPrize nears $3mil with $1mil gift

Methuselah Mouse Prize for Rejuvenation, led by IEET Fellow Aubrey de Grey, nears 3 million dollars  

http://www.methuselahmouse.org/

From the MPRize team:

LORTON, VA NOV 3, 2005  

To the delight of the volunteers at the Methuselah Foundation, an anonymous donor has given $1 million to the Methuselah Mouse Prize, or Mprize for Rejuvenation, the scientific research prize aimed at bringing an end to the degenerations and indignities of aging. Volunteers for the Mprize couldn’t believe it wh...