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Francaise > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Régulation française et internationale en matière de thérapie génique by Marc Roux

Introduction: L’annonce a fait l’effet d’une bombe. Le 26 novembre dernier, He Jankui, chercheur à l’université de Shenzen (Chine) a annoncé la naissance de deux bébés viables dont il a réussi à corriger l’ADN afin de les immuniser contre le VIH. Le scientifique chinois a eu le sens du timing, en présentant ses travaux deux… [lire la suite]

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > Riccardo Campa
IEET fellow Riccardo Campa Co-Authors new Paper on Space Mining Technological Forecasting & Social Change

IEET fellow Riccardo Campa co-authors paper on space colonization with Konrad Szocik and Martin Braddock. The team envisions the prospect of asteroid mining and argue that fully automated space colonization (FASC) could be a solution to prevent unwanted side effects of the Singularity, such as competition for resources between humankind and a hostile Artificial Intelligence. The article appeared in Technological Forecasting & Social Change, on April 8th, 2019.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > Riccardo Campa
A team of researchers including IEET fellow Riccardo Campa explains why genetic enhancement is needed for crewed Mars mission Changing the Paradigm on Human Enhancements: The Special Case of Modifications to Counter Bone Loss for Manned Mars Missions

A team of researchers including IEET fellow Riccardo Campa explains why genetic enhancement is needed for crewed Mars mission. Space colonization is not just a matter of rockets and spacesuits. The article appeared on Space Policy on March 19th, 2019.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov > Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Digital anamnesis and other crimes [short story] by Marcelo Rinesi

A database is a tool for forgetting; it decays on command, faster than nightmares and more thoroughly than graves.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Cyber-weapons as a form of magic, and why we can’t code our way to a safer internet by Marcelo Rinesi

Mainstream language about cyber-security, specially at the political and military level, is divorced from reality to the point of nonsense.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Urban sensors are for the fog of (climate) war by Marcelo Rinesi

Silicon Valley pitches for smart cities and military descriptions of future battle environments are awfully similar. That’s not entirely coincidental.

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?”

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Review of Phil Torres’ “Morality, Foresight & Human Flourishing by John G. Messerly

Phil Torres has just published an important new book: Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks. Torres is the founding Director of the Project for Future Human Flourishing, which aims to both understand and mitigate, existential threats to humanity. Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom Martin Rees writes the book’s foreword, where he states that it “draws attention to issues our civilization’s entire fate may depend on.” (13) We would do well to take this statement seriously—our lives may d...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Vision > Bioculture > Advisory Board > Brian Hanley
Brian Hanley
Biohacking humans is not wise – Josiah Zayner’s “The Odin” - on Buzzfeed by Brian Hanley

I was interviewed by phone before this SynBioBeta conference referenced in the Buzzfeed article, but they didn’t use what I said. I made it crystal clear I thought biohacking humans could be quite dangerous. I told them I stopped communicating technical information to unqualified people several years ago because I realized it encouraged people to do things they weren’t qualified to be involved with. I used some examples with the journalist.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Military > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
The likelihood of war by David Brin

While nature flails at us - from hurricanes and quakes to solar flares - we all know that we’re in far greater danger from ourselves. (And, of course, we humans are responsible for some of nature’s fury, too.)  So I feel compelled to use this soapbox yet again, drawing attention,  to the increasing likelihood of manmade hell, unleashed by an unbalanced leadership caste.