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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.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Military > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Big Data, Endless Wars, and Why Gamification (Often) Fails by Marcelo Rinesi

Militaries and software companies are currently stuck in something of a rut: billions of dollars are spent on the latest technology, including sophisticated and supposedly game-changing data gathering and analysis, and yet for most victory seems a best to be a matter of luck, and at worst perpetually elusive. As different as those “industries” are, this common failure has a common root; perhaps unsurprisingly so, given the long and complex history of cultural, financial, and technological relationships between them.

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 > CatRisks > Military > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
It’s a tough world out there: and now a drumbeat for war on Iran. by David Brin

Papa Heinlein promised us interesting times during what he forecast as “The Crazy Years.” And boy are we in it.  I’ll have more, later, about Heinlein’s creepy-on-target prescience. But today, let’s focus on International affairs.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Nanotechnology > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Military > Affiliate Scholar > Phil Torres
Phil Torres
Clumsy Fingers Could Pose a Greater Risk to Civilization than Malicious Agents by Phil Torres

When people worry about the dark side of emerging technologies, most think of terrorists or lone psychopaths with a death wish for humanity. Some future Ted Kaczynski might acquire a masters degree in microbiology, purchase some laboratory equipment intended for biohackers, and synthesize a pathogen that spreads quickly, is incurable, and kills 90 percent of those it infects.

SciencePolicy > Implants > Rights > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy > Military > Disability > Enablement
B. J. Murphy
DARPA hands off LUKE Arm to Military Medical Center by B. J. Murphy

It’s that time of the month where we all come together and exchange gifts. Keeping this in mind, DARPA showed some holiday spirit when it provided Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the greatest gift the 21st century can offer: LUKE – the most revolutionary bionic arm available to date!

SciencePolicy > Rights > HealthLongevity > CognitiveLiberty > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Affiliate Scholar > Phil Torres > Military > ReproRights
Phil Torres
What a Trump Presidency Means for Human Survival: One Expert’s Take by Phil Torres

Since its inception, the field of existential risk studies has recognized “bad governance” as an important factor that could modulate overall existential risk — or constitute an existential risk in its own right, if such governance were to gain global control.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Military
IEET Scholars Cited in New Book ‘The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics’ The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics

Many of IEET’s scholars have been published in new book, The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics, this book “examines the concepts of Post/Humanism and Transhumanism as depicted in superhero comics. Recent decades have seen mainstream audiences embrace the comic book Superhuman.” (Palgrave)

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Rights > Personhood > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle > FreeThought > Sociology > Philosophy > Military
Rick Searle
How our police became storm troopers, redux by Rick Searle

Give events of late I thought it relevant to re-post this piece from the summer of 2014 on the militarization of policing. Sadly, almost nothing has changed, except that my prediction that police would start using robots to kill people has come true, though in a way I certainly did not anticipate. I haven’t changed anything from the original post besides cleaning up the some of the shitty grammar and adding the mind-blowing photo by Jonathan Bachman, a freelancer for Reuters. If they have history books in 20 years time that photo will be i...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Economic > Personhood > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly > FreeThought > Sociology > Futurism > Military
John G. Messerly
Is America on the Verge of Civil War? by John G. Messerly

While the idea may sound absurd, it happened just a few generations ago. The industrial north and the slave-holding, agrarian south couldn’t agree on, among other things, the extension of slavery into new states, as both sides didn’t want the other to gain a congressional voting advantage. A series of compromises over many years maintained the delicate balance, but gradually the two sides became more partisan, the rhetoric more divisive, and civil discourse eventually disappeared. Soon violence would be used to adjudicate their disputes,...