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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.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Resilience > Directors > George Dvorsky
George Dvorsky
How to Survive the Next Catastrophic Pandemic by George Dvorsky

Experts say it’s not a matter of if, but when a global scale pandemic will wipe out millions of people. And we are grossly unprepared for the next major outbreak. But in the event of a devastating pandemic—whether it be triggered by a mutated strain of an existing virus or a bioengineered terror weapon—there are some practical things you can do, both before and during the outbreak, to increase your odds of survival.

Francaise > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Cyber > Military > Resilience > Advisory Board > Didier Coeurnelle
Didier Coeurnelle
Terrorismes, millénarismes, résurrections et athéismes by Didier Coeurnelle

Les opinions exprimées ci-dessous ne contredisent pas une volonté de dialogue ouvert à celles et ceux qui pratiquent des religions prônant la recherche d’un monde meilleur dans « l’au-delà » mais aussi ici et maintenant. Ces personnes soucieuses du bien public collectif forment l’immense majorité des croyants.

Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Contributors > Margaret Morris > HealthLongevity > Futurism > Biosecurity > SciTech > Resilience
Margaret Morris
Nuclear Waste Pollution is an Existential Risk that Threatens Global Health by Margaret Morris

Deadly environmental pollution has become an existential risk that threatens the prospect for the long-term survival of our species and a great many others. Here we will focus on the nuclear waste aspect of the problem and ways to mitigate it before there is a critical tipping point in our global ecosystem.

As philosopher Nick Bostrom said in his 2001 paper titled “Existential Risks,” published in the Journal of Evolution and Technology, “Our future, and whether we will have a future at all, may well be determined by how we de...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly > Phil Torres > SpaceThreats > Biosecurity > Cyber > Eco-gov > Military > SciTech
John G. Messerly
Review of Phil Torres’ The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse by John G. Messerly

Phil Torres’ new book The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse, is one of the most important books recently published. It offers a fascinating study of the many real threats to our existence, provides multiple insights as to how we might avoid extinction, and it is carefully and conscientiously crafted.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Bioculture > Fellows > Ramez Naam > Technoprogressivism > Biosecurity > SciTech
Ramez Naam
Why I’m Starting the First AngelList Cleantech Syndicate by Ramez Naam

I’ve been writing and speaking about the incredible pace of solar, wind, and storage for years. I’ve been quietly investing in startups in that space as well.

Today I’m taking a new step: I’m launching an AngelList Syndicate specifically focused on investing in clean energy technology. If you’re an angel investor, I invite you to come join me.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Phil Torres > Artificial Intelligence > Nanotechnology > SpaceThreats > Biosecurity > Cyber > Eco-gov > Military > SciTech
Phil Torres
Introducing the Subfield of Agential Riskology by Phil Torres

The field of Existential Risk Studies has, to date, focused largely on risk scenarios involving natural phenomena, anthropogenic phenomena, and a specific type of anthropogenic phenomenon that one could term “technogenic.” The first category includes asteroid/comet impacts, supervolcanoes, and pandemics. The second encompasses climate change and biodiversity loss. And the third deals with risks that arise from the misuse and abuse of advanced technologies, such as nuclear weapons, biotechnology, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and art...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Bioculture > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly > Philosophy > Futurism > Artificial Intelligence > Nanotechnology > Biosecurity > SciTech
John G. Messerly
‘I’m Glad the Future Doesn’t Need Us’ - Bill Joy’s Pessimistic Futurism by John G. Messerly

In his well-known piece, “Why the future doesn’t need us,” Bill Joy argues that 21st century technologies—genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology (GNR)—will extinguish human beings as we now know them, a prospect he finds deeply disturbing. I find his arguments deeply flawed and critique each of them in turn.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Phil Torres > Artificial Intelligence > SpaceThreats > Biosecurity > Cyber > Eco-gov > Military > SciTech > Resilience
Phil Torres
A New Doomsday Argument by Phil Torres

I want to elaborate briefly on an issue that I mentioned in a previous article for the IEET, in which I argue (among other things) that we may be systematically underestimating the overall probability of annihilation. The line of reasoning goes as follows:

Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy > Innovation > Biosecurity > ReproRights
B. J. Murphy
Transcending Overpopulation With a Bionic Future by B. J. Murphy

Recently, in response to the article, “Humai’s Vision of the World of Tomorrow,” I was asked an excellent question by Jaspreet Saluja; he asked: Why would the govt. want to allow HUMAI, given the unsustainable population that it will bring given that nobody dies?