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piero scaruffi

piero scaruffi is an author, cultural historian and blogger who graduated in Mathematics in his native Italy before undertaking a career in the software industry of Silicon Valley, where he directed an Artificial Intelligence Center. In parallel he pursued his interests in the arts. Visiting scholarships at Harvard and Stanford in Cognitive Science and lecturing at UC Berkeley resulted in the book “The Nature of Consciousness” (2006). All along he also continued writing poetry both in Italian (for which he has been awarded several prizes) and in English. His main books on music are: “A History of Rock and Dance Music” (2009) and “A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000” (2007). He also co-wrote the first “History of Silicon Valley” to cover the century from the founding of Stanford University to the boom of social media. All along he also continued writing poetry both in Italian (for which he has been awarded several prizes) and in English. “Synthesis” (2009) collects poems and meditations.  His main books on music are: “A History of Rock and Dance Music” (2009) and “A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000” (2007).  All his writing is hosted on his website:

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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)

Surviving the Machine Age: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work by Kevin LaGrandeur and James Hughes eds. (2017)

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World by David Brin (2017)

TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social by Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle (2016)

"On Voter Fraud, Immigration, and Economic Disparity"   Contrary Brin  (Jun 22, 2017)

"Sauver le symbole"   Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jun 20, 2017)

"Don’t Impeach! Plus appraising GOP proposed legislation—and why is he really in Saudi Arabia?"   Contrary Brin  (Jun 18, 2017)

"1er mai technoprogressiste pour une vie en bonne santé beaucoup plus longue"   Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jun 13, 2017)

"Frequently Asked Questions on the Ethics of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension"   Longevity for All  (Jun 8, 2017)

"Non, l’Intelligence Artificielle n’est pas « purement logique »"   Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Jun 6, 2017)

"A Process of Transformation"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 4, 2017)

"Laws, when “hosted” in human brains, as memetic infections"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 2, 2017)

"What’s new in science & tech?"   Contrary Brin  (May 31, 2017)

"Les révolutions biotech : 1/ CRISPR-Cas9 (partie 2/2)"   Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (May 29, 2017)

"Will we continue an Enlightenment Civilization… or return to Feudalism?"   Contrary Brin  (May 27, 2017)

"A redefinition of mental illness as “law-integration disorder”, and the case for universal basic income"   Ethical Technology  (May 25, 2017)

"Don’t worry about opaque algorithms; you already don’t know what anything is doing, or why"  (May 24, 2017)

"Let the Masses Live In VR–A Socioeconomic Exploration"  (May 24, 2017)

"Les révolutions biotech : 1/ CRISPR-Cas9 (partie 1/2)"   Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (May 23, 2017)

"Building a Postwork Utopia"   Philosophical Disquisitions  (May 18, 2017)

"Comey’s Firing: Do We Live in a Kleptocracy?"   Reason and Meaning  (May 17, 2017)

"The insidious not-so-badness of technological underemployment, and why more education and better technology won’t help"  (May 16, 2017)

"Quel transhumanisme ? Partie 2 : Recherche et transparence"   Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (May 16, 2017)

"Solving problems: Energy, Climate and Remaking the Planet"   Contrary Brin  (May 15, 2017)

Upcoming Appearances
“Beyond Humanism” Conference (Rome, Italy - Jul 19, 2017)

Sorgner in Bonn (Bonn, Germany - Jun 27, 2017)

Recent Multimedia
Wellman and Rajan on the Ethics of Automated Trading   2017-05-20

Mark Coeckelbergh on Robots and the Tragedy of Automation   2017-05-06


Future Express | The Replication Crisis and Challenges to Progress   2017-04-27

You Matter! Your Choices Make A Difference   2017-04-13

Why we should create artificial offspring: meaning and the collective afterlife (Jun 15, 2017)

Stefan L Sorgner Visionary of the Month (Jun 15, 2017)

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Becomes Visiting Professor (Jun 01, 2017)

Informatica Journal - Call for Special Issue on Superintelligence (Apr 28, 2017)

Tech Emergence Founder Dan Fagella Announces The Sale Of Science Of Skill (Apr 08, 2017)

Past Appearances
Sorgner in Sigmaringen (Sigmaringen, Germany - Jun 21, 2017)

Sorgner @ German Humanist Day (Nürnberg, Germany - Jun 16, 2017)

Sorgner @ University of Kassel (University of Kassel - Jun 14, 2017)

Sorgner @ Jena University Thalia (Jena University Thalia - Jun 13, 2017)

Sorgner @ University of Graz (University of Graz - Jun 06, 2017)