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Rights > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Which crisis will we face next? by David Brin

All right, here is the danger I fear most right now. The heads of four world powers desperately fear democracy in their own nations. All four want to trigger war between the United States and Iran

Technopolitics > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence by David Brin

Don’t be demoralized; we’ve faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let’s assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents… but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the best way, because we’re improving too!

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Does this robot want your job?

Join us on Facebook Live for a discussion with NYIT Professor Kevin LaGrandeur as he argues that the real threat to American jobs isn’t flesh-and-blood foreign workers. It’s robots and computers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/392673634451063/

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?” To be Released Cambridge Scholars

n the 1st of May, the essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?”, edited by Yunus Tuncel, will be published. It deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist.

Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur Publishes Op-Ed in USAToday USA Today

IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur published an op-ed on USAToday.com, the country’s top daily paper based on circulation and online viewers.

Rights > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Economics under Trump by David Brin

Please. We have one hope. That a civilization built by pragmatic idealists—who used fact-grounded skills to craft a nation and a gradually better society—can somehow use facts to save it. We will win this on two fronts:

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Trump’s Divided America by David Brin

This reporter tried hard, for a week to live life with no reference to the President (read Farhad Manjoo in The NY Times).  But this mother of storms exceeds any combination of known attention storms. Sci fi offers a simple explanation.  He is an attention vampire. However many hate him… however little he actually accomplishes… an attention vampire will flourish as ever-more humans look at him, feel emotions about him, say his name.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Doug Rushkoff
Against the Clock - How Technology Has Changed Our Experience of Time by Doug Rushkoff

Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker whose first book, Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club award for environmental reporting. His most recent book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation, chronicles his quest to understand the nature of lived time. He recently joined Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, for a conversation on what we miss about the nature of time w...

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Post-election: picking up the pieces by David Brin

Okay, back to a general post-mortem: let’s focus on the election itself, starting with two quick dismissals.  This was not about working class pain, or racism.

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur published new book Artificial Slaves RoutledgePress

Artificial Slaves has just been published in a relatively inexpensive paperback edition.  It won a 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize, and has been well-reviewed in a number of journals (see below). The attached coupon gives an additional 20% discount.  For more information, please visit the RoutledgePress website: https://www.routledge.com/Androids-and-Intelligent-Networks-in-Early-Modern-Literature-and-Culture/LaGrandeur/p/book/9780415631211