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Technopolitics > Futurism > Contributors > N.A. Turner
N. A. Turner
The Sapien Zoo by N. A. Turner

Matilda was looking, wondrous, at a butterfly that flew past her golden hair.

She and her parents were almost at the big green arched gates.

Matilda’s mom reprimanded her for being distracted and urged her to attach her eBrain extension.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Some things you wanted to know about robot sex* (but were afraid to ask) Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

BOOK LAUNCH - BUY NOW!

I am pleased to announce that Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017), edited by myself and Neil McArthur, is now available for purchase. You can buy the hardcopy/ebook via Amazon in the US. You can buy the ebook in the UK as well, but the hardcopy might take another few weeks to arrive. I’ve never sold anything before via this blog. That all changes today. Now that I actually have something to sell, I’m going to turn into the most annoying, desperate, cringeworthy and slightly ...

Technopolitics > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
How did humans “overshoot” in intelligence? Plus a Tech Roundup! by David Brin

Phew. The news cycle has slowed enough to get our heartbeats down just a tad.  So how about some stimulus on the positive-hopeful side? You are still a member of a spectacular, scientific civilization. The War on Science (and all other fact-using professions) will not succeed if we keep our spirits up. So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into some amazing stuff.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Contributors > EMG
EMG
La singularité, une idée folle ? by EMG

Le concept de Singularité Technologique, moment historique qui verrait un emballement sans retour des machines intelligentes, a d’indiscutables relents millénaristes, autant pour ses promoteurs que pour ses détracteurs. S’il est difficile à réfuter, c’est aussi qu’il est rarement défini clairement, et met de côté les nombreux paramètres sociaux et politiques qui ont toujours entouré l’évolution… [lire la suite]

Technopolitics > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Implants > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 2 / MicroARN, gros organismes by Terence Ericson

Les microARN, reconnus seulement depuis 2000, sont à la fois de véritables détecteurs de cancers et un puissant moyens de lutter contre ces derniers.

Technopolitics > Futurism > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
What’s new in science & tech? by David Brin

Okay, let’s turn to the side of civilization that is doing best. Doing spectacularly well in fact, despite a relentless campaign to undermine science. Just today—as I type this, in fact—I am in a conference call as a member of the advisory council of The Planetary Society, hearing reports about how TPS - under Bill Nye’s charismatic leadership - has seen a turnaround, with increasing membership and a social media following that has crested above a million! Why? Because people are noticing how many wondrous accomplishm...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
More Than Human? And science roundup! by David Brin

== More than we are? ==

Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture that was founded to allow humans to keep up with the advancements made in machines. The interface is intended to work by augmenting that which makes us human: our brains.  I’ve written extensively, in both science and fiction, about the quandaries of human consciousness and the murky, non-linear paths that might have brought us here. For example.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Hadrian Pourbahman
Hadrian Pourbahman
Propriété intellectuelle du vivant, brevets et longévité pour tous by Hadrian Pourbahman

Beaucoup se représentent la propriété intellectuelle sous la forme d’une taxe : taxe sur la copie privée, sur les droits d’auteur… Mais en réalité, cette notion, dont l’origine remonte au XVème siècle, s’est peu à peu immiscée dans tous les aspects de notre société, y compris lorsque que l’on raisonne en terme de droit du vivant et de longévité.

Initialement publiй sur le site de l’Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller Published in Issues in Science and Technology Issues in Science and Technology

IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller has just published an article on the philosophy and politics of the US Transhumanist Party in the latest edition of Issues in Science and Technology, the magazine of the National Academy of Sciences. You can read it here.  Responses to the piece for publication in the Forum section of Issues may be sent to Sonja Gold at issuessn@utdallas.edu.

Technopolitics > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence by David Brin

Don’t be demoralized; we’ve faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let’s assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents… but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the best way, because we’re improving too!