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Alex McGilvery

Alex McGilvery is currently living in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. He is an author and serves as the minister of a thriving United Church congregation. Alex has experience working alongside people of all faiths as well as with secular humanists and atheists. As chaplain in a psychiatric ward, he was asked to do an assessment to determine the difference between faith and delusion, and he has been wrestling with the question ever since. Alex is a strong proponent of solid ethical thinking and an advocate for personal responsibility.




Blog

Books
Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work by John Danaher (2019)

Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind by Susan Schneider (2019)

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)

Articles
"Short story: Blue Collar"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Dec 1, 2019)

"Fourteen Reforms to Rescue USA Democracy"   Brighter Brains Institute  (Nov 27, 2019)

"Short story:  Murder on the self-driving shared ride"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Nov 25, 2019)

"Short story: Wordless Prayers of the Small Ones"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Nov 18, 2019)

"LE DENI DE LA MORT ?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Nov 17, 2019)

"Short story: The Poisonous Song of the Skies"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Nov 9, 2019)

"La metformine, peut-elle agir sur le vieillissement ?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Nov 3, 2019)

"Short story: Noontime Dawns"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Nov 3, 2019)

"Short Story: War Drone"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Oct 27, 2019)

"Machiavelli and Nietzsche, Philosophers Foreshadowing the 21st Century"   Transhumanity.net  (Oct 26, 2019)

"Short Story: Blue, Grey, Red"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Oct 21, 2019)

"Short story: The Last Words of the Hero of the Heatwave Wars"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Oct 16, 2019)

"Short story: The Everett Arbitrage"   Adversarial Metanoia  (Oct 13, 2019)

"#63 - Reagle on the Ethics of Life Hacking"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 30, 2019)

"#62 - Häggström on AI Motivations and Risk Denialism"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 24, 2019)

"#61 - Yampolskiy on Machine Consciousness and AI Welfare"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 17, 2019)

"« LE NEUROLOGUE QUI A « HACKÉ » SON CERVEAU ET A FAILLI PERDRE LA TÊTE »"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Sep 15, 2019)

"From Transcendental Dopes to Transhumanists: Prolegomena to a Futurist Take on the History and Philosophy of Science"   Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective  (Sep 12, 2019)

"#60 - Véliz on How to Improve Online Speech with Pseudonymity"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 10, 2019)

"#59 - Torres on Existential Risk, Omnicidal Agents and Superintelligence"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (Sep 3, 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
First volume of Posthuman Studies book series Published (Dec 10, 2019)

Sorgner versus Musk on whether we live in a Computer Simulation (Nov 02, 2019)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Talk on Posthuman Music (Oct 16, 2019)

IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller’s Talk at Royal Society of London (Oct 16, 2019)

Kick-off evening with Sven Helbig and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner (Sep 26, 2019)

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

Art Biennale in Venice ( - Oct 20, 2019)

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)