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Rights > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights > Contributors > Valerie Tarico
Valerie Tarico
No, Birth Control Isn’t Dangerous. But Guess Who Wants You to Think It Is. by Valerie Tarico

Headlines and hype can leave women wondering what’s real and how best to take care of their health.

Rights > Economic > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan
Melanie Swan
The Future of AI: Blockchain and Deep Learning by Melanie Swan

First point: considering blockchain and deep learning together suggests the emergence of a new class of global network computing system. These systems are self-operating computation graphs that make probabilistic guesses about reality states of the world.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Un argument bioconservateur pour la longévité by Alexandre Maurer

J’ai récemment eu un bref échange avec l’auteur d’une tribune critique du transhumanisme dans le journal Libération. Dans cet échange, il dit :

« Allez dans un hôpital, vous n’entendrez jamais une personne de 90 ans vous dire qu’elle veut vivre plus longtemps… »

Rights > Economic > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier
Hank Pellissier
What Transhumanists Lost by Investing Late in Bitcoin by Hank Pellissier

In 2012, a writer in Germany, Rüdiger Koch, wrote an intriguing essay for IEET.org, that was subtitled “Amazing things would happen if a large percentage of transhumanists were financially independent. How can this be done?”

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
What if Mueller proves his case and it doesn’t matter? by John G. Messerly

Dave Roberts of Vox has just published what I believe is the most important article I’ve read recently about the crisis of American democracy: America is facing an epistemic crisis: What if Mueller proves his case and it doesn’t matter? Here’s a brief summary of the piece followed by a brief commentary

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Plausible Deniability: How we’ll be attacked, unable to retaliate by David Brin

== Using a tantrum toddler to do your dirty work == Okay, bear with me, because there are a couple of vital matters of international security that may be ill-considered. Let’s start with the elephant in the room—the clear fact that is likely to lead to major war:

Francaise > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Accepter et combattre la mort by Alexandre Maurer

On oppose souvent l’acceptation de la mort et la recherche d’une longévité accrue. Mais ces deux choses sont-elles vraiment contradictoires ?

Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler
Include specific tasks and goals to improve health of the global aging population into the WHO by Ilia Stambler

http://www.longevityforall.org/include-specific-tasks-and-goals-to-improve-health-of-the-global-aging-population-into-the-who-13th-general-programme-of-work-gpw13/

It appears that in the forthcoming work program of the World Health Organization for the years 2019-2023 – the issue of aging and aging-related ill health is excluded completely!

http://www.who.int/about/gpw-thirteen-consultation/en/

Rights > BodyAutonomy > PostGender > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
What makes an algorithm feminist, and why we need them to be by Marcelo Rinesi

About one in nine engineers in the US is a woman, which makes some men infer from this that they are “naturally” bad at it. Many data-driven algorithms would conclude the same thing; that’s still the wrong conclusion, but, dangerously, it seems blessed by the impartiality of algorithms. Here’s how bias creeps in.

Rights > BodyAutonomy > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Logs from a haunted heart by Marcelo Rinesi

She’s scared all the time. But is her fear the reason why her heart suddenly speeds up a dozen times a day, shifting in a second from the dull ticking of dread into the accelerating staccato of runaway panic? The diagnostics in her peacemaker’s app say that everything is normal, but perhaps they can be faked by somebody with maintenance access to the device. She doesn’t have it, she’s only the patient.