Subscribe Join Our Facebook Group
MULTIMEDIA: Bioculture Topics To solve old problems, study new species
Laura Cabrera on Human Enhancement, Communication and Values
The Ways That Technology Has Changed the Definition of Death
Will Robots Be Made of Living Tissue?
Human by Design - Ethical Framework for Human Augmentation
Gene editing can now change an entire species—forever
How Netflix Implements Big Data Is All about You
YaNetu: AI Teaching Tablet for African Children—IndieGogo Campaign
Should you be able to patent a human gene?
Cyborg Art- Prefigurative, Performative, Inhuman, Hybrid?
Powerful Nonsense Ep 95 - Finding meaning in an automated world
Episode 237 - The Sofalurity Is Near
Transhumanism: Are We Decommissioning Evolution?
Bill Nye Explains How Evolution Gave Us the Golden Rule

Subscribe to IEET Lists Daily News Feed
Longevity Dividend List
Catastrophic Risks List
Biopolitics of Popular Culture List
Technoprogressive List
Trans-Spirit List

Bioculture Topics
Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Poisonous Song of the Skies by Marcelo Rinesi

Astronomers discover signs of alien intelligence, with clues to new, more powerful technology. What if it happens (relatively speaking) all the time?

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Noontime Dawns by Marcelo Rinesi

The problem isn’t that the research station is completely quiet; it’s noon, after all. But the interior decoration is deeply unsettling.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short Story: War Drone by Marcelo Rinesi

There’s nothing so primitive as a point of view in a swarm.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short Story: Blue, Grey, Red by Marcelo Rinesi

You don’t switch off the union’s AI overlay in your glasses because you’re a bad cop. You’re every bit as good as somebody call Sofía Rodriguez would have to be to become and remain one in Arkansas - and you wouldn’t want to forfeit the union’s legal protection, which is tied to using their version of the AI.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Last Words of the Hero of the Heatwave Wars by Marcelo Rinesi

The five stages of ecological grief were climate denial, ethno-nationalistic anger, economic depression, and then bargaining with Alison Brun’s company but quickly accepting her terms. She was, after all, the most famous environmental urban engineer in the world, the woman who saved Chennai (for a while), and the last person to leave Houston besides the soldiers and biologists of the informally named North Hell Base.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Everett Arbitrage by Marcelo Rinesi

The place is an old-fashioned coworking space, poorly maintained. About two dozen men, most of them in their forties and wearing faded crypto t-shirts, wait as a presentation adjusts itself to their psychological and semiotic profiles.

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.

Francaise > Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
« Altered Carbon », une série qui n’aime pas l’immortalité by Alexandre Maurer

Dans la dernière série de Netflix, l’allongement de la durée de vie est présenté comme la principale source des maux de la société. Cette vision tient-elle la route ?

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.

Francaise > Vision > Bioculture > Contributors > EMG
Gattaca, 20 ans après by EMG

S’il est un film qui représente les questions éthiques contemporaines relatives au génie génétique, c’est sans doute Gattaca (Bienvenue à Gattaca en français) d’Andrew Niccol. Sorti en 1997, un an après la naissance de la brebis clonée Dolly, il réapparaît encore régulièrement dans les débats pour sa mise en scène, comme souvent en science-fiction, d’une société techniquement avancée, mais dystopique et inégalitaire. Vingt ans et plusieurs avancées technologiques et scientifiques plus tard, que nous dit Gattaca en...