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Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Cheating, gerrymandering and other threats by David Brin

I penned an important article on gerrymandering, offering new insights, and I’m waiting to hear from various journals and zines.  Alas, in this hyper-political era, editors choose according to their polemical tastes and pals… so you can expect it will likely be posted here, soon.  Meanwhile…

Technopolitics > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
How did humans “overshoot” in intelligence? Plus a Tech Roundup! by David Brin

Phew. The news cycle has slowed enough to get our heartbeats down just a tad.  So how about some stimulus on the positive-hopeful side? You are still a member of a spectacular, scientific civilization. The War on Science (and all other fact-using professions) will not succeed if we keep our spirits up. So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into some amazing stuff.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Exit strategies Part II: Surprising aspects of the 25th Amendment by David Brin

Is there an exit strategy, in case the crazy gets even worse? Given the rapidity of events, I decided to offer a second weekend posting with some urgent perspectives.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Learn the true meaning of the political “F-Word” by David Brin

Put aside distractions: Spicer, Priebus, the Mooch…. It’s Steve Bannon who has drawn concerned attention lately from those seeking signs and portents. For example, Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist reads a lot and styles himself a supreme intellect. In this exploration of Bannon’s favorite books, you’ll find plenty to worry about, such as his cult-obsession with a coming apocalypse-like crisis foretold by inevitable “cycles of history.” (I’ll append more about his favorite authors, below.)

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
9th Beyond Humanism Conference Wrap Up Journal of Posthuman Studies

Here you find a video summary of the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference which took place at John Cabot University in Rome (http://www.johncabot.edu/) in July 2017 and during which the launch of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” was celebrated: http://beyondhumanism.org/blog/2017/08/05/video-9th-beyond-humanism-conference-rome-2017/

Vision > Virtuality > Fellows > William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge
Is Reality Winner “One of Us?” by William Sims Bainbridge

Amidst the raging chaos in modern advanced nations, aggravated or rendered more visible by emerging technologies, an occasional individual person stands out, now notably Reality Winner.  Her Wikipedia page begins: “Reality Leigh Winner (born December 1991) is an American intelligence specialist employed by Pluribus International Corporation. Winner was arrested on June 3, 2017, on suspicion of leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections to the news website The Intercept. The report sug...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Inaugural Issues of the Journal of Posthuman Studies Now Available! Journal of Posthuman Studies

Now, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017 of the newly established “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (Penn State University Press) is available via jstor: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jpoststud.1.1.issue-1 It is a ground-breaking issue with amazing contributors! It is already possible to submit your work for consideration for future issues by accessing this link: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_JPHS.html The new journal is being edited by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and the Executive Director of the IEET James J. Hughes. The Edito...

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
On Voter Fraud, Immigration, and Economic Disparity by David Brin

== The New “Voter Fraud” Commission ==

As usual, Democrats are right to complain… and they are doing it all wrong.

President Trump declared a commission aimed at justifying his unfounded voter fraud claims.  (“Millions cast illegal ballots, giving Hillary Clinton her huge popular vote margin.”) But instead of appointing a blue-ribbon, bipartisan committee of nationally respected sages, the commission will be spearheaded by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, often tied to white ...

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Don’t Impeach! Plus appraising GOP proposed legislation—and why is he really in Saudi Arabia? by David Brin

I had prepped a missive appraising GOP legislative proposals… but it seems we must always lead with the latest, daily crises. With some Republicans already murmuring about impeachment and getting all moony-eyed toward the notion of “President Pence,” let me repeat what I’ve said for a year now.

Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Stefan L Sorgner Visionary of the Month Air Berlin

The Air Berlin Magazine which has a print run of 165000 copies per issue presents three visionaries per issue. This months visionaries section is dedicated to the topic of computer-machine-interaction, and IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was portrayed as a visionary in this month’s edition of the journal which is freely available on board of all Air Berlin planes as well as via the following link. The text is written both in German as well as in English: http://magazin.airberlin.com/guter-riecher/58597818/115