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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Vision > Contributors > Lincoln Cannon
Lincoln Cannon
How a Mormon Kid Recognized He Was a Transhumanist by Lincoln Cannon

Implicitly, I’ve been a Transhumanist since childhood. My Mormon parents taught me, from before my earliest memories, that we are all children of God with potential to be God. And not just any kind of god. Not the kind that would raise itself above others in hubris. But rather the kind of God that would raise each other together. We all, they taught me, have potential to be like Jesus. We all have potential to be Christ, a unified community of compassionate creators. Faith in God, then, signified trust in human potential as much as trust i...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
CFP for Beyond Humanism Conference

Via the following link you can access the CFP’s of the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference which will take place from the 19th until the 22nd of July 2017 at John Cabot University in Rome. It is a meeting of scholars from all parts of the world who are interested in and excited about dealing with the challenges related to emerging technologies. This year’s event will be dedicated to the topic “Posthuman Studies”. During the conference, the newly established “Journal of Posthuman Studies” will be launched. It is being edited by IEET Fe...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
The Reality Principle by Marc Roux

Amongst the criticisms often directed at transhumanist ideas, one of the most common is the prediction that access to the technologies on which it depends will mostly be limited to a small affluent minority. This veritable “apartheid by technology” would create a divide into the commonality of the human race, and produce two or more human classes moving at different speeds, which would be the source of inequality and new forms of exploitation.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller published at the London School of Economics

IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller has just published at the London School of Economics European Politics and Policy website on the ‘meaning of life’ in a transhumanised capitalist order. The article can be found here.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > HealthLongevity > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Et si l’enfance devenait rare ? by Marc Roux

Les perspectives démographiques envisagées par les transhumanistes n’impliquent pas seulement un allongement radical de la durée de vie en bonne santé mais aussi une diminution de la part des plus jeunes dans la population. Quelles conséquences pourraient avoir une raréfaction de l’enfance ?

Published on 20 November 2016 on Technoprog

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Vision > Virtuality
Posthuman Perspectives by IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner gave a talk on Posthuman Perspectives in Bratislava in December in 2016. The spoken presentation is longer than the written text, as it also provides a brief historical insight into the movements of the posthuman debates. Both provide a summary of many of his positions, and how they relate to various posthuman issues. http://questionofwill.com/en/stefan-lorenz-sorgner/

Technopolitics > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Algocracy as Hypernudging: A New Way to Understand the Threat of Algocracy by John Danaher

It is a noticeable feature of intellectual life that many people research the same topics, but do so using different conceptual and disciplinary baggage, and consequently fail to appreciate how the conclusions they reach echo or complement the conclusions reached by others.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Fellows > David Brin > Disability > Enablement
David Brin
Perceptive and myopic views of our transparent future. Especially police cameras. by David Brin

Let’s veer from either science fiction or politics into our politically science-fictional new world of light. Starting with a reminder that my new anthology (with Stephen Potts) Chasing Shadows, is released this week by Tor Books, featuring contributions by William Gibson, James Gunn, Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge and many others, offering stories and insights into a future when light flows almost everywhere. Prepare yourself!  This might be a good start.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Can We Evolve Fast Enough to Survive? by John G. Messerly

In response to my post, “Yes, America Is Descending Into Totalitarianism,” the computer game designer Chris Crawford, shared some good news in yesterday’s post—Trump may be impeached. Later he shared his bad news:

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Vision > Virtuality > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy
B. J. Murphy
Plantoids: The Birth of a Block-Chain-Based Lifeform by B. J. Murphy

In the age of robotics, the question of life continues to be a puzzling matter of debate. As creatures of biological code, are we more alive than those made up of digital code? Questions like this are debated more so today than at any other time in history.