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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 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.

The Christian Right’s investment in bioethics


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.

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.


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

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...

Fellows > Aubrey de Grey > HealthLongevity
Aubrey de Grey chat at the Chicago Chronicle

From the presentation to the chat:

Aubrey de Grey believes that some people alive right now could live to be 1,000 years old. Aging is not, in his view, inevitable, and medical science should be able to reverse its effects in the next decade or two. Mr. de Grey’s ideas have won him plenty of praise and criticism. Supporters say that Mr. de Grey is brilliant, if overly optimistic. Detractors say his theories are ludicrous, and point out that he never sets foot in a laboratory. But does Mr. de Grey’s ability to step back an...

IEET Conference: “Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights” Stanford Univ, May 26-28, 2006

Organized by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Co-Sponsors*: Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences

*Sponsors list in formation   Much of the criticism of enhancement technologies has focused on the potential for increased discrimination against women, people of color, the poor, the differently enabled, or “unenhanced” humans. Some bioethicists have proposed a global treaty to ban enhancement technolo...