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Rights > Economic > Basic Income > Advisory Board > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Aujourd’hui tous travailleurs… demain tous créateurs? by Alexandre Maurer

Lors de la révolution industrielle, dans de nombreux métiers, nos bras ont été remplacés par des machines. Nous nous sommes donc tourné vers des métiers où nous utilisons notre cerveau.

Aujourd’hui, avec les progrès fulgurants de l’intelligence artificielle, c’est notre cerveau qui pourrait être, à son tour, remplacé. Des intelligences artificielles diagnostiquent déjà des cancers mieux que des cancérologues, remplacent des assureurs dans des compagnies d’assurance, conduisent des voitures de façon autonome…...

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.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Rights > HealthLongevity > Advisory Board > Didier Coeurnelle
Didier Coeurnelle
1er mai technoprogressiste pour une vie en bonne santé beaucoup plus longue by Didier Coeurnelle

Depuis le 1er mai 2016, l’espérance de vie en bonne santé a augmenté de près d’un trimestre dans le monde. La durée moyenne de la vie des hommes et des femmes en Belgique est maintenant de plus de 80 ans. Elle est d’environ 70 ans dans le monde. Des millions de citoyens qui seraient… [lire la suite]

Technopolitics > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler
Frequently Asked Questions on the Ethics of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension by Ilia Stambler

The mission of healthy life extension, or healthy longevity promotion, raises a broad variety of questions and tasks, relating to science and technology, individual and communal ethics, and public policy, especially health and science policy. Despite the wide variety, the related questions may be classified into three groups. The first group of questions concerns the feasibility of the accomplishment of life extension. Is it theoretically and technologically possible? What are our grounds for optimism? What are the means to ensure that the l...

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Contributors > Johan Nygren
Johan Nygren
Laws, when “hosted” in human brains, as memetic infections by Johan Nygren

“Before Pasteur popularized the notion that bacteria cause disease, healthcare was effectively a disease vector, and we will come to look at centralized legal systems as vectors for what we have called diseases of the mind.“

Francaise > Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 1/ CRISPR-Cas9 (partie 2/2) by Terence Ericson

Pour retrouver le précédent article de la série sur la technique CRISPR-Cas9, cliquez ici.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Will we continue an Enlightenment Civilization… or return to Feudalism? by David Brin

Seventy years of Pax Americana and a rising enlightenment civilization, based on science and fact and at least somewhat-mature argument, were never easy to maintain. Another seventy and we’d likely stabilize into something truly amazing and grownup—perhaps able to solve the Fermi Paradox, by heading out into the galaxy.

Rights > HealthLongevity > CognitiveLiberty > Contributors > Johan Nygren
Johan Nygren
A redefinition of mental illness as “law-integration disorder”, and the case for universal basic income by Johan Nygren

The inability for a brain to integrate with a legal system has falsely been defined as mental disorder, when the symptoms that are observed are in fact caused by an inability to integrate the executive (ego) function with a legal system that exerts a physical force onto the subject.

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Don’t worry about opaque algorithms; you already don’t know what anything is doing, or why by Marcelo Rinesi

Machine learning algorithms are opaque, difficult to audit, unconstrained by ethics , and there’s always the possibility they’ll do the unthinkable when facing the unexpected. But that’s true of most our society’s code base, and, in a way, they are the most secure part of it, because we haven’t talked ourselves yet into a false sense of security about them.