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Einstein’s Persistence, Not Genius, Is the Reason We Know His Name
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Techno-Anxiety? We’ve Been Afraid of Disruptions Since the Printing Press
To solve old problems, study new species
Dr. James Hughes On Moral Enhancement Through Neurotech & Uploading The Mind To Computers
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Incomplete — There’s a Final, Forgotten Stage
The Science of Political Judgment and Empathy
The Science of Brain Health and Cognitive Decline
Blockchain Tech Can Redistribute Power and Erase Borders
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Francaise > Vision > Bioculture > Contributors > EMG
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...

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Vision > Bioculture > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Augmentation cognitive et morale by Alexandre Maurer

Cet article fait partie d’un projet de livre sur le transhumanisme. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Vision > Virtuality > Advisory Board > Brian Hanley
Brian Hanley
Quantum Biology – Wandering where the edge is by Brian Hanley

I have had thoughts about quantum mechanics and biology for many years - ever since my thermodynamics class in chemistry as an undergrad. I discussed and developed them over the years. When I thought it was ready, decades ago, I wrote to Linus Pauling about my speculation that the most important differentiator for life is that from the molecular scale to the organization of organs, chaos (in the mathematical chaos theory sense) is the organizing principle. This means that living organisms are all potentially sensitive to quantum events. He w...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov > Vision > Bioculture > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Utopia Now! by Rick Searle

Given all the chaos and pessimism lately and in light of the fact that with the inauguration of Trump we will be walking into very dangerous times, it’s perhaps a good moment for a little bit of hope, though the progressive rallies over the last few days certainly make me feel hopeful.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Vision > Contributors > Lincoln Cannon
Lincoln Cannon
How a Mormon Kid Recognized He Was a Transhumanist by Lincoln Cannon

Implicitly, I’ve been a Transhumanist since childhood. My Mormon parents taught me, from before my earliest memories, that we are all children of God with potential to be God. And not just any kind of god. Not the kind that would raise itself above others in hubris. But rather the kind of God that would raise each other together. We all, they taught me, have potential to be like Jesus. We all have potential to be Christ, a unified community of compassionate creators. Faith in God, then, signified trust in human potential as much as trust i...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Vision > Virtuality
Posthuman Perspectives by IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner gave a talk on Posthuman Perspectives in Bratislava in December in 2016. The spoken presentation is longer than the written text, as it also provides a brief historical insight into the movements of the posthuman debates. Both provide a summary of many of his positions, and how they relate to various posthuman issues. http://questionofwill.com/en/stefan-lorenz-sorgner/

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Neuroscience > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan > Psychology
Melanie Swan
Cognitive Easing: Human Identity Crisis in a World of Technology by Melanie Swan

Cognitive Easing is the aim of much of our endeavor, whether explicit or implicit. We have never wavered from trying to create a life of ease, enjoyment, and fulfillment. The definition of Cognitive Easing is spending less mental effort to achieve a result.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Vision > Virtuality > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy
B. J. Murphy
Plantoids: The Birth of a Block-Chain-Based Lifeform by B. J. Murphy

In the age of robotics, the question of life continues to be a puzzling matter of debate. As creatures of biological code, are we more alive than those made up of digital code? Questions like this are debated more so today than at any other time in history.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Rights > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision
IEET Audience Divided on Best Way to Resist Global Fascism

We asked “How should technoprogressives resist the rise of global fascism?” You were divided in your preferred strategies.

Vision > Contributors > Johan Nygren > Psychology
Johan Nygren
Psychiatry is a pseudo-science used as a replacement for trust by Johan Nygren

Some 6 years ago, Forbes published an article on The Economics of Trust, where the author Tim Harford made the case that

“trust is about more than whether you can leave your house unlocked; it is responsible for the difference between the richest countries and the poorest. How could that be? Trust operates in all sorts of ways, from saving money that would have to be spent on security to improving the functioning of the political system. But above all, trust enables people to do business with each other. Doing business is what cre...