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