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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge
A Process of Transformation by William Sims Bainbridge

Whether by coincidence or some mysterious cosmic force, May 2017 saw the publication of two books I wrote about the tension and possible partnership between religion and science.  The first was a science fiction novel titled Revival, and the second, a science research monograph titled Dynamic Secularization.  Both were written from the perspective of the radical revolution caused by information technology and computer science, and both postulated that we stand at a turning point in history.  Both also conceptualized human cult...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
More Than Human? And science roundup! by David Brin

== More than we are? ==

Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture that was founded to allow humans to keep up with the advancements made in machines. The interface is intended to work by augmenting that which makes us human: our brains.  I’ve written extensively, in both science and fiction, about the quandaries of human consciousness and the murky, non-linear paths that might have brought us here. For example.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Science: steps forward… through a minefield by David Brin

Girding yourself for Saturday’s Science March?  This article - Donald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science Advisor - will steam you, offering much more detail on the White House Science Adviser office—which Donald Trump has refused to fill—first officially established by President Eisenhower. A partial list of responsibilities:

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Et si nos technologies devenaient organiques ? Un transhumanisme biologique est possible by Terence Ericson

Pourquoi la nature demeure le plus grand ingénieur présent sur Terre, et permet d’imaginer un transhumanisme biologique.

Initialement publiй sur le site de l’Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Robot Rights: Intelligent Machines (Panel Discussion) by John Danaher

I participated in a debate/panel discussion about robot rights at the Science Gallery (Trinity, Dublin) on the 29th March 2017. A video from the event is above. Here’s the description from the organisers:

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller
A Modest Proposal for Suicide as a Facilitator of Transhumanism by Steve Fuller

Perhaps the most potent argument against suicide in modern secular societies is that it constitutes wastage of the agent’s own life and commits at the very least indirect harm to the lives of others who in various ways have depended on the agent. However, the force of this argument could be mitigated if the suicide occurred in the context of experimentation, including self-experimentation, with very risky treatments that aim to extend the human condition. Suicides in these cases could be quite informative and hence significantly advance th...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Psychological Impediments to Good Thinking by John G. Messerly

“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.” ~ Montaigne

Good reasoning is hard because we are largely non-rational and emotional beings.1 Here are some psychological impediments to good reasoning. Remember that I am not getting paid to share this information about cogent reasoning. I could make more money going on late night TV and peddling nonsense like so many others do. My goal is to educate.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Raging against the machine by Rick Searle

As a consequence of our geographical isolation and preponderance of our country’s power Americans, at least since the Civil War, haven’t paid much attention to what is going on in the rest of the world. One can assume that few of us know or have thought all that much about how a Republic under president Trump isn’t just a sort of primal scream emanating from the failures of US politics and culture that we’ve been storing up for over a generation- though it is that as well- but stands as only one representative of a truly global pheno...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
In defense of enlightenment: “science adviser” David Gelernter and the rise of anti-science intellectualism by David Brin

Consternation rippled across the American scientific community, upon learning that Yale Professor David Gelernter interviewed with (then) president-elect Trump, for the job of White House Science Adviser. Gelernter became a doyen of the remnant conservative intelligencia, for denouncing liberal influence on college campuses. His 2013 book, America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats) blames “belligerent leftists” for purported disintegration of patriotism and traditional family values.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller Published in Issues in Science and Technology Issues in Science and Technology

IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller has just published an article on the philosophy and politics of the US Transhumanist Party in the latest edition of Issues in Science and Technology, the magazine of the National Academy of Sciences. You can read it here.  Responses to the piece for publication in the Forum section of Issues may be sent to Sonja Gold at issuessn@utdallas.edu.