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Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Personhood > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
What Is The Point of Money? by John G. Messerly

Wealth is necessary in order to live well, but it is not sufficient. You may have lots of money but live terribly without friends or wisdom. You may have mistaken part of a good life—sufficient wealth to live—with the whole of the good life. For money isn’t an end in itself, it is merely a means to an end.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller
A Modest Proposal for Suicide as a Facilitator of Transhumanism by Steve Fuller

Perhaps the most potent argument against suicide in modern secular societies is that it constitutes wastage of the agent’s own life and commits at the very least indirect harm to the lives of others who in various ways have depended on the agent. However, the force of this argument could be mitigated if the suicide occurred in the context of experimentation, including self-experimentation, with very risky treatments that aim to extend the human condition. Suicides in these cases could be quite informative and hence significantly advance th...

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Rights > Personhood
Hadrian Pourbahman
Le progrès doit-il se conformer au droit ? by Hadrian Pourbahman

Avis d’un juriste sur la question.

Hadrien Pourbahman est étudiant en droit et membre de l’Association Française Transhumaniste. En début d’année, il avait effectué un stage avec Didier Coeurnelle sur le thème « Vers une reconnaissance d’un droit à la longévité », dont vous pouvez lire le résumé ici.

SciencePolicy > Brain–computer-interface > Rights > Personhood > Minduploading > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller
Tomorrow’s Problem of Good and Evil: The Challenges of Trans- and Post- Humanism by Steve Fuller

A conception of evil that carries over from the Abrahamic religions into secular modernity is that of the ‘disorganization of the soul’. The idea here is that evil isn’t something separate from good but something that arises from the malformation or malfunctioning of good parts. Thus, Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost is God’s best angel gone rogue, the template for the villains faced by comic book superheroes. Many if not most mental illnesses, from neurosis to autism, are defined as some sort of ‘disorder’. In a similar but gra...

Rights > Personhood > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy > ReproRights
B. J. Murphy
Cyborg Dad Fights to Regain Custody of Children - You Can Help by B. J. Murphy

There is no doubt anymore that informational science and technologies are growing at an exponential pace. As a result, many are beginning to use those technologies to augment and enhance their own biological substrate. It is the first time in history where there is now a growing population of cyborgs whom live among us.

Rights > Personhood > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Artificial Intelligence
B. J. Murphy
Westworld and the Human Connection with our Future Companion Robots by B. J. Murphy

If you ever had the opportunity, would you have sex with a robot? Keep in mind, when I reference robots, I’m not thinking about completely mechanized machines, with sharp ridges and gears. Rather, these robots would be the culmination of years of research in the fields of soft robotics, synthetic skin and organ printing, and artificial intelligence (AI). In other words, unless you were to cut them open, you wouldn’t be able to differentiate them from actual human beings

Francaise > Rights > Personhood > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Contributors > Julien Varlin > Sociology > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciTech
Julien Varlin
Le syndrome 1984 ou Gattaca by Julien Varlin

On accuse souvent le transhumanisme d’être la porte ouverte à une société dystopique totalitaire et à des inégalités extrêmes. Et si on se trompait de cible ?

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Personhood > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
IEET Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and John Danaher interviewed on Future of Work

Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and John Danaher were interviewed by Future Left about the potential impact of automation and computerization on the future of the American workforce.  Their comments are included in an initiative to get theAmerican presidential to address this issue in their platforms, and their comments are also included in an article here.

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Personhood > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher > Philosophy
John Danaher
Is Robust Moral Realism a kind of Religious Belief? by John Danaher

Robust moral realism is the view that moral facts exist, but that they are not reducible to non-moral or natural facts. According to the robust realist, when I say something like ‘It is morally wrong to torture an innocent child for fun’, I am saying something that is true, but whose truth is not reducible to the non-moral properties of torture or children. Robust moral realism has become surprisingly popular in recent years, with philosophers like Derek Parfit, David Enoch, Erik Wielenberg and Russell Shafer-Landau all defending version...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > Vision > Contributors > Valerie Tarico > FreeThought > Sociology
Valerie Tarico
Liberalism’s Great Challenge: How Can We Critique Ideas while Protecting People? by Valerie Tarico

Secular and reformist Muslims plead that we learn to tell the difference between analyzing ideas and attacking people.

When Islam is at question, members of the American Left and Right race into opposite corners. After the Orlando nightclub massacre, to cite one recent example, conservatives spewed anti-Muslim invective to the point that ordinary American Muslims were afraid to leave home.