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Sickness and Wealth pt1 Changesurfer Radio

CSR presents Part One of a Feb. 9, 2004 speech by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, author of a series of books on the Himalayas, and a series of articles on the connections between inequality, globalization and health. Dr. Bezruchka set up SCALPEL, which links Nepali surgeons to medical officers posted to rural hospitals. Currently he teaches in the International Health Program at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine in the University of Washington, where he directs the Population Health Forum. Dr. Bezruchka has an essay in the forthcomi...

Rights > Directors > Nick Bostrom > J. Hughes > CSR
Transhumanist Dignity Changesurfer Radio

Bostrom speaks on the illusiveness of “human dignity” and the dignity to be found in enhancements.

Vision > Fellows > HealthLongevity > CyborgBuddha > Wrye Sententia > Implants
Neurocops: Policing the Borders of Human Cognition TV2003

Wrye Sententia speaking at the Transvision conference at Yale University on June 28, 2003. Until recently, the idea of Brain Police patrolling and controlling a free individual through the use of drugs has remained the lexicon of the clinically paranoid, or of sci-fi authors.  In 1932, Aldous Huxley imagined his brave new world of self-medicated happiness through Soma, and much of 20th century science fiction is steeped in technologies that impose state-sponsored mind control. In “The Futurological Congress” (1971), Stanisla...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Fellows > Ramez Naam > HealthLongevity > Implants
The Wired Brain TV2003

Naam speaking at the Transvision conference at Yale University, June 28, 2003. Researchers in the burgeoning field of neural prosthetics have now used electrodes implanted in the brain to restore sight to blind man, given quadriplegics the ability to control a computer simply by thinking, and more.

Vision > Bioculture > Fellows > Athena Andreadis
The Biology of Star Trek Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with Athena Andreadis, neurobiologist and author of The Biology of Star Trek, about the future of the human race.

Rights > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Is Pornography Driving Technology? NPR

All Things Considered, November 29, 2002 ·  Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR’s On the Media produced at member station WNYC, examines how the pornography industry has been a key driver in the development of new technology—technology that eventually finds its way into widespread use. (9:30)

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World Transhumanism Changesurfer Radio

Interview with Nick Bostrom, co-founder World Transhumanist Association