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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...

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...

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

http://ieet.org/HEHR/

Organized by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies http://ieet.org

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...

Vision > J. Hughes
Hughes, Joy, Ishiguro and Wilson on NPR Book Program

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To The Best of Our Knowledge from Wisconsin Public Radio

FUTURE PERFECT Program 05-10-23-A

Consider this future world: a vaccine that makes you continually happy. A chip in your brain that lets you communicate telepathically with your spouse. Human lives that span hundreds of years. Sound far-fetched? Not according the James Hughes of the World Transhumanist Association. He says all this will happen. It’s not just a matter of when - not if. In this hour of To the Best o...

J. Hughes
IEET.org Reopens!

Great news: the IEET website... looking mostly the same. So why all the excitement? Because now that the site is running over a modern content engine, we’ll be much more efficient at keeping the site updated. More importantly, you will have a hand in that too.

Fellows > Aubrey de Grey
IEET News October 30, 2005

News of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

————————————————————————— Editor: Marcelo Rinesi - mrinesi(at)fibertel.com.ar——————————————————————————

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) was ...

Fellows > Russell Blackford
Blackford publishes Kong Reborn

My new novel, Kong Reborn, has been released from ibooks (New York) and should be getting into stores very soon. This is a sequel to the original 1933 King Kong movie, set in the present and near future, and obviously in the world in which the original events of the movie took place. The premise is that samples of blood from the original Kong, who was killed by military planes in 1933, are used in a scientific race to clone the giant ape.

Apart from involving action and adventure, this plot also allows for a certain amount of (sympat...