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Politics & Abolition From Suffering
On Wellbeing, Bliss and Happiness
The World Transhumanist Association (WTA)
What is Transhumanism? – the 3 Supers
High Tech Jainism
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Materialism vs Physicalism (and Strawsonian Physicalism)
Feeling Groovy: Genetic Intervensions & Wonder Drugs
The Turing Test is Insufficient
Naturalized Telepathy & the Hive Mind
Star Trek, the Prime Directive and Paradise Engineering


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Buddhism vs. Utilitarianism - two paths that seek to abolish suffering by David Pearce

Setting aside differences of metaphysic, how closely do the core values of utilitarians/abolitionists and Buddhists coincide? If suffering and its abolition are central to life on Earth, can differences between the two traditions be resolved to questions of means, not ends?

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High-Tech Jainism: our ethical responsibility is to end suffering on a cosmological scale by David Pearce

“May all that have life be delivered from suffering”, said Gautama Buddha.

The vision of a happy biosphere isn’t new. Jains, for instance, aim never to hurt another sentient being by word or deed. But all projects of secular and religious utopianism have foundered on the rock of human nature. Evolution didn’t design us to be happy.

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The Radical Plan To Phase Out Earth’s Predatory Species by George Dvorsky

Should animals be permitted to hunt and kill other animals? Some futurists believe that humans should intervene, and solve the “problem” of predator vs. prey once and for all. We talked to the man who wants to use radical ecoengineering to put an end to the carnage. A world without predators certainly sounds extreme, and it is. But British philosopher David Pearce can’t imagine a future in which animals continue to be trapped in the never-ending cycle of blind Darwinian processes.

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#2 Editor’s Choice Award: The Antispeciesist Revolution by David Pearce

When is it ethically acceptable to harm another sentient being? On some fairly modest assumptions, to harm or kill someone simply on the grounds they belong to a different gender, sexual orientation or ethnic group is unjustified. Such distinctions are real but ethically irrelevant. On the other hand, species membership is normally reckoned an ethically relevant criterion. Fundamental to our conceptual scheme is the pre-Darwinian distinction between “humans” and “animals”.

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The Antispeciesist Revolution by David Pearce

When is it ethically acceptable to harm another sentient being? On some fairly modest assumptions, to harm or kill someone simply on the grounds they belong to a different gender, sexual orientation or ethnic group is unjustified. Such distinctions are real but ethically irrelevant. On the other hand, species membership is normally reckoned an ethically relevant criterion. Fundamental to our conceptual scheme is the pre-Darwinian distinction between “humans” and “animals”.

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Kris Notaro
Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco by Kris Notaro

Its apoco-raining this weekend in San Francisco, proving that the transhumanists neither see the future clear enough to choose a nice weekend nor have magical evil powers over the natural world. But they do put on incredibly fascinating parties at wild warehouse-cum-commune spaces full of smart technophiles. We had to drag ourselves back in to the conference this morning so we wouldn’t miss Andrea Kuscewski, David Pearce, Ben Goertzel, Jamais Cascio, Ramez Naam and the others folks speaking today.

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George Dvorsky
Should We Eliminate the Human Ability to Feel Pain? by George Dvorsky

In io9’s Daily Explainer readers were told all about pain —why it exists, how it works, and how scientists are trying to quantify its effects.

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Is Humanity Accelerating Towards… Apocalypse? or Utopia? by David Pearce

Will the future provide us with a genetically preprogrammed blissful paradise, or a global catastrophe? Will there be cessation of all suffering, or annihilation of all sentient life?

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The Biointelligence Explosion by David Pearce

How recursively self-improving organic robots will modify their own 
source code and bootstrap our way to full-spectrum superintelligence.

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Welcome to New Affiliate Scholar and Fellow

The IEET is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikki Olson as an IEET Affiliate Scholar and veteran transhumanist thinker David Pearce as an IEET Fellow.