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Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 5) by Ojochogwu Abdul

Part 5: Belief in Progress vs. Rational Uncertainty

The Enlightenment, with its confident efforts to fashion a science of man, was archetypal of the belief and quest that humankind will eventually achieve lasting peace and happiness. In what some interpret as a reformulation of Christianity’s teleological salvation history in which the People of God will be redeemed at the end of days and with the Kingdom of Heaven established on Earth, most Enlightenment thinkers believed in the inevitability of human political and technological p...

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Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 4) by Ojochogwu Abdul

Part 4: Moral Universalism vs. Relativism

James Hughes’ essays on the problems of transhumanism continue with a discussion on conflicts, borrowed from the Enlightenment, between universalism and relativism within transhumanism. The Enlightenment event (European and global), in addition to its attack and severance of the roots of traditional European culture in the sacred, magic, kingship, and hierarchy, thereby secularizing all institutions and ideas, also (intellectually and to some extent in practice) effectively set on course th...

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Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 3) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“Transhumanists, like Enlightenment partisans in general, believe that human nature can be improved but are conflicted about whether liberal democracy is the best path to betterment. The liberal tradition within the Enlightenment has argued that individuals are best at finding their own interests and should be left to improve themselves in self-determined ways. But many people are mistaken about their own best interests, and more rational elites may have a better understanding of the general good. Enlightenment partisans have often made a ...

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Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 2) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“The dominant trajectory of Enlightenment thought over the last three hundred years has been towards atheism. Most transhumanists are atheists. But some transhumanists, like many of the original Enlightenment thinkers, are attempting to reconcile naturalism and their religious traditions. Some transhumanists even believe that the transcendent potentials of intelligence argue for a new form of scientific theology.” (James Hughes, 2010)

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What Do Technoprogressives Believe in 2017? by J. Hughes

In December and January we surveyed the IEET audience about a wide range of topics, and 455 of you responded. This was a follow up to a 2013 survey we conducted (for instance “Who are the Technoprogressives?” “Who are the IEET’s audience?”). As we continue to focus the IEET on building the emerging technoprogressive ideological current, we are again looking at what the self-described technoprogressives believe.

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Getting from 1932 to 1945 by J. Hughes

A piece I just wrote for the IEEE:

If the future is coming at an ever accelerating pace, then perhaps we can get from 1932 to 1945 in record time.

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Technoprogressivism Under Trump by J. Hughes

This is from an interview I gave yesterday to a French journalist. Thought you might be interested.

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A New Focus for the IEET

Dear IEET friends and supporters. It is time for the IEET to undergo a major change of course.

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“Intelligence Squared” Artificial Intelligence Debate by Jules Hamilton

I attended the Intelligence Squared artificial intelligence debate at the 92nd St. Y’s Seven Day of Genius Festival (March 9th) and felt like I had a seat at the edge of the world.

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Hughes, Rinesi quoted in Motherboard essay on Sleep Tech Motherboard

IEET Executive Director James Hughes and IEET CTO Marcelo Rinesi were extensively quoted in a Motherboard essay titled “Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor.”