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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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Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity by ed. Franco Cortese (2013)

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From Transgender to Transhuman: A Manifesto On the Freedom Of Form by Martine Rothblatt (2012)

Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East by Martine Rothblatt (2003)

"“Intelligence Squared” Artificial Intelligence Debate"   Serious Wonder  (Apr 1, 2016)

"Human Rights for Cyberconscious Beings"   Virtually Human: The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality  (May 25, 2015)

"Aviation Regulation As A Model For Nanotech Regulation"   Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology 9(1):74-78  (Mar 29, 2014)

"Geoethical Rules for Nanotechnological Advances"   Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology 8(1):1-7  (Mar 29, 2013)

"The Legal Status of Multiple Revived Versions of a Person"   Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness 7(1)  (Mar 29, 2012)

"Billions of Sexes (Part 2)"   Transgender To Transhuman  (Mar 13, 2012)

"Billions of Sexes (Part 1)"   From Transgender to Transhuman  (Mar 12, 2012)

"The Bathroom Bugaboo"   Transgender To Transhuman  (Mar 4, 2012)

"The Transcendence of Life"   The Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology  (Feb 14, 2012)

"Vitology is Life"   The Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology  (Feb 7, 2012)

"The Fiction of Biology"   The Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology  (Jan 31, 2012)

"Hybriduality and Geoethics (part 1)"   The Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology  (Jan 24, 2012)

"The Geoethics of Frankenfolk"   Terasem Journals  (Jan 20, 2012)

"Can We Develop and Test Machine Minds and Uploads Ethically?"   Mindfiles, Mindware and Mindclones  (Apr 24, 2011)

"Won’t Mindclones Only Be for the Rich and Famous?"   Mindfiles, Mindware and Mindclones  (Mar 21, 2011)

"How can a mindclone be an exact copy of a person’s mind?"   Mindfiles, Mindware, and Mindclones  (Jan 27, 2011)

"What if “mindclones” are as buggy as software I buy for my PC?"   Mindfiles, Mindware, and Mindclones  (Dec 31, 2010)

"#19: Cyberconsciousness Won’t Take Aeons to Evolve"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 13, 2010)

"Will Mindclones, AIs, and Uploads Ever Run Out of Cyberspace?"   Mindfiles, Mindware and Mindclones  (Nov 21, 2010)

"Why Should We Extend Human Rights to Mindclones?"   Mindfiles, Mindware and Mindclones  (Jun 27, 2010)

Recent Multimedia
World Record Electric Helicopter 30 Minute Flight   2017-03-23

Martine Rothblatt And Her View On The Future | Interviewed By Ray Kurzweil   2016-11-05

Don’t Trust the Promise of Artificial Intelligence   2016-04-01

Martine at Washington Ideas Forum   2015-10-30

AI, Immortality and the Future of Selves   2015-08-15

IEET Fellow Martine Rothblatt Creates First Full Size Electric Helicopter (Nov 04, 2016)

Dr. Martine Rothblatt Speaks at 2016 MOOG Fest Protesting Transgender Bias Law (May 29, 2016)

Martine Rothblatt at The Women’s Center 30th Annual Leadership Conference (Mar 09, 2016)

Martine Rothblatt referenced in “Sex Education Robots” article (Jan 16, 2016)

Giulio Prisco and Micah Redding interviewed in Motherboard (Dec 20, 2015)

Past Appearances
Wallach, Hughes, Rothblatt, Swan, Baum @ World Technology Summit (NYC, NY USA - Nov 20, 2015)

Vita-More, Rothblatt, Hughes @ Juniata H+ Conference (Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA USA - Jul 26, 2015)

IEET Trustees Art Caplan & Martine Rothblatt give Workshop on “Lung Transplant Ethics” (New Haven, CT USA - Apr 03, 2014)

Rothblatt @ Human Soul & Machine: The Singularity Conf (American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD, USA - Mar 09, 2014)

Rothblatt & Cortese @ The 9th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons ((Terasem Island Ampitheatre, Second Life - December 10, 2013) - Dec 10, 2013)