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Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt, an IEET Fellow, is responsible for launching several satellite communications companies including the first nationwide vehicle location system (Geostar, 1983), the first private international spacecom project (PanAmSat, 1984), the first global satellite radio network (WorldSpace, 1990), and the first non-geostationary satellite-to-car broadcasting system (Sirius, 1990). As an attorney-entrepreneur she also was responsible for leading the efforts to obtain worldwide approval, via new international treaties, of satellite orbit/spectrum allocations for space-based navigation services (1987) and for direct-to-person satellite radio transmissions (1992). In the 1990s, Dr. Rothblatt entered the life sciences field by leading the International Bar Association’s project to develop a draft Human Genome Treaty for the United Nations (submitted in 1999), and by founding a biotechnology company, United Therapeutics (1996). Dr. Rothblatt is the author of books on satellite communications technology (Radiodetermination Satellite Services and Standards, Artech, 1987), gender freedom (Apartheid of Sex, Crown, 1995), genomics (Unzipped Genes, Temple University Press, 1997) and xenotransplantation (Your Life or Mine, Ashgate House, 2003). She is also cyberscripted and produced one of the first cybermuseums, the World Against Racism Museum.


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Books
Pourquoi le transhumanisme? by Alexandre Technoprog (2018)

Still Think Robots Can’t Do Your Job?: Essays on Automation and Technological Unemployment by Riccardo Campa (2018)

Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Illia Stambler (2017)

Philosophy’s Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2017)

Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century by Nikola Danaylov (2017)

Articles
"Beyond Humanism: Emerging Technologies and African Futures"   Beyond Humanism Conference  (Jul 15, 2019)

"Les 9 causes biologiques du vieillissement en vidéo"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jul 15, 2019)

"Notes de lecture : Transhumanisme, Quel avenir pour l’humanité ?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jul 1, 2019)

"Public Wealth Communism"   Medium @jasoncstone  (Jun 26, 2019)

"Premier mai technoprogressiste 2019"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jun 22, 2019)

"Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a timely vision"   dw2blog.com  (Jun 17, 2019)

"Notes de lecture : Étienne Picand, La révolte des derniers hommes"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jun 1, 2019)

"[TEDx] Un transhumanisme modéré, raisonnable, alternatif?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (May 1, 2019)

"Smart cities are for refugees"   blog.rinesi.com  (Apr 27, 2019)

"Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 5)"   US Transhumanist Party  (Apr 25, 2019)

"Jacques Testart transhumaniste?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Apr 19, 2019)

"Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 4)"   US Transhumanist Party  (Apr 18, 2019)

"Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 3)"   US Transhumanist Party  (Apr 11, 2019)

"Séquencer son ADN : comment fait-on ? que dit la loi ? quels sont les enjeux ?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Apr 5, 2019)

"Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 2)"   US Transhumanist Party  (Apr 4, 2019)

"Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 1)"   Transhumanist Party  (Apr 2, 2019)

"AIs are scapegoats and it’s us who end up bleeding"   blog.rinesi.com  (Mar 31, 2019)

"Les promesses de la réalité virtuelle : ce qu’elle va changer"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Mar 22, 2019)

"Réponse au journal Le Monde : “La résistible ascension du transhumanisme”"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Mar 15, 2019)

"“Alita : Battle Angel” : qu’est-ce qu’être “humain”?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Mar 8, 2019)

Upcoming Appearances
Call for Papers—American Academy of Religion Human Enhancement and Transhumanism Unit ( - Nov 23, 2019)

Recent Multimedia
#57 - Sorgner on Nietzschean Transhumanism   2019-04-28

#56 - Turner on Rules for Robots   2019-04-21

#55 - Baum on the Long-Term Future of Human Civilisation   2019-04-14

Episode #54 - Sebo on the Moral Problem of Other Minds   2019-04-04

Episode #51 - Moen on the Unabomber’s Ethics   2019-03-28

News
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Invited APA Article on Transhumanism (May 29, 2019)

IEET’s Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Nanotechnology and Value Sensitive Design (May 28, 2019)

Turchin et al Publish New Paper on the Simulation’s Termination Risk (May 18, 2019)

IEET’s Steven Umbrello and Stefan Sorgner Publish New Paper on AI Cognitive Suffering (May 17, 2019)

Kevin LaGrandeur on Technological Unemploymen (May 14, 2019)

Past Appearances
11th Beyond Humanism Conference ( - Jul 09, 2019)

9th International Colloquium on the Philosophy of Technology (Buenos Aires, Argentina. - Nov 20, 2018)

Sorgner @ Future of the Humanities (Ewha Womans University, Seoul - Nov 16, 2018)

Transvision Madrid (Madrid, Spain - Oct 19, 2018)

24th World Congress of Philosophy (Qinhuangdao , Hebei province, China - Aug 09, 2018)