What will happen when we can transcend erotic desire, romantic love and the human body?
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Dr. James Hughes On Moral Enhancement Through Neurotech & Uploading The Mind To Computers
What If Artificial Intelligence Was Enlightened? Deep Breath #1
5 Steps to Achieve Enlightenment — All Supported by Science
Cyborg Buddha – IEET’s James Hughes on Transhuman Enlightenment and Basic Income
Posthuman Rights: Dimensions of Transhuman Worlds
Moral Bioenhancement: Thinking Synergistically - interview with Harris Wiseman
Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong
Cyborg Buddha Resources Altered States of Consciousness and Transcendence
Trans-Spirit list a transhumanist research program into religion and spirituality. It seeks to understand religion and spirituality in terms of cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, and to project the future of religion and spirituality in the dawning transhuman era.
"Trans-Spirit: Religion, Spirituality and Transhumanism," Michael LaTorra, Journal of Evolution and Technology 14(1) August 2005: 39-53.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Promoting clinical research on psychedelics
Council on Spiritual Practices
Scientific Study of Consciousness and Neurotechnology
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
NeuroInsights a neurotechnology consulting firm directed by Zack Lynch
Mind and Life Institute Works on establishing research partnerships between modern science and Buddhism, especially the Dalai Lama.
Wisebrain.org The "neurodharma" project of psychologist Rick Hanson and neurologist Rick Mendius, both of whom are Buddhist meditators. They teach a "Train the Brain Course" and have a many talks, slides, and articles at the site.
Neuroethics and Cognitive Liberty
Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics
Wikipedia on Cognitive Liberty
Neuroethics Society scholars, scientists and clinicians who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience.
Neuroethics at UPenn a source of information on neuroethics, provided by Martha Farah of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Happiness, Positive Psychology and The Virtues
Positive Psychology Center at UPenn, directed by Martin Seligman
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman.
Wikipedia on Positive Psychology
Ethics of Mood Enhancement NY Academy of Sciences
The Hedonistic Imperative Advocates the development of neurotechnology to permit the elimination of all suffering
Abolitionist SocietyPromotes eliminating involuntary suffering and increasing lifelong individual happiness through science
Cyborg Buddha Project IEET Executive Director James Hughes - a former Buddhist monk and attenuated Buddho-Unitarian - is writing a book tentatively titled Cyborg Buddha: Using Neurotechnology to Become Better People.
IEET Board member Mike LaTorra - a Zen priest and author of A Warrior Blends with Life: A Modern Tao - runs the Trans-Spirit list promoting discussion of neurotheology, neuroethics, techno-spirituality and altered states of consciousness.
IEET Board member George Dvorsky - a practicing Buddhist - writes and podcasts frequently from a rationalist, transhumanist, and Buddhist point of view, winning him an award this year as one of the best Buddhist blogs.
The three of us are launching the IEET Cyborg Buddha Project to combine our efforts and promote discussion of the impact that neuroscience and emerging neurotechnologies will have on happiness, spirituality, cognitive liberty, moral behavior and the exploration of meditational and ecstatic states of mind.
Cyborg Buddha Blog
While in some respects, the sheer proliferation of information and data means no one particular entity can control it, current applications of technological monitoring are allowing governments to compile extensive “databodies” of individuals. Whether criminal or not, anything from a fingerprint to an intercepted e-mail can be tracked, and more and more of what we say and do is recorded. The global trend, in terms of personal data, is toward total monitoring.
I once believed it important to determine the “Buddhist view” on many social and political questions. Today I’m much more circumspect. Buddhist texts offer few coherent views outside of the core doctrinal elements. Consequently, Buddhists, to an even greater degree than most religionists, are required to address contemporary problems in the spirit of their teachings, rather than according to the letter of their law.
In the case of abortion, classical Buddhist texts, from the Pali canon through t...
Honor’s Bachelors Thesis
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter One: Subject and Research Methodology Chapter Two: ASCs and Personality Chapter Three: Self in Community Chapter Four: Liminal, Thinkable and Legitimate Chapter Five: Power in Community Chapter Six: Social Structure and Change Conclusions
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