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Elizabeth Warren On Why Republicans Attempted To Silence Her The Young Turks

Elizabeth Warren spoke with TYT’s Ryan Grim outside of the capitol. Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Jayar Jackson, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss what she said.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation
Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General The Young Turks

The most racist senator in the country is now Attorney General. Congrats America. Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, and Aida Rodriguez, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

Technopolitics > Sociology > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence
‘Hey Bill Nye, What Technology Can We Expect to Have 50 Years From Now?’ Big Think

If we could jump 50 years into the future, what will our world look like? Flying cars? Hologram phones? Bill Nye sees two technological paths ahead – and we’re in the fork between them at this very moment.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation
Why Trump and Obama’s Travel Bans Are Not The Same The Young Turks

Trump says that people be so upset with his Muslim ban because Obama did the same thing in 2011. Is that true? Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Education > Economic > GlobalDemocracySecurity
Trump To Keep One Obama Policy In Place The Young Turks

There is at least one Obama reform Trump seems likely to keep in place. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tells you how Trump will keep Obama’s LGBTQ reform.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation
Police Unions Want Obamas Reforms Gutted The Young Turks

Police unions didn’t like the reforms President Obama implemented, so now they want Trump to do away with them. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you what the reforms do.

Rights > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation
Liberalism Under Siege: Mark Blyth, Margaret Weir with Ed Steinfeld Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Edward Steinfeld, director of Brown’s Watson Institute, queries political scientist Margaret Weir and political economist Mark Blyth about the rise of illiberalism across the globe.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > HealthLongevity > BodyAutonomy > CognitiveLiberty > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Jonathan Pugh on Bio-Conservatism and Human Enhancement Algocracy and Transhuman Podcast

In this episode IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher talks to Jonathan Pugh about bio-conservatism and human enhancement. Jonny is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy at The University of Oxford, on the Wellcome Trust funded project “Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis”. His new paper, written with Guy Kahane and Julian Savulescu,  ‘Bio-Conservatism, Partiality, and The Human Nature Objection to Enhancement’ is due out soon in The Monist.


SciencePolicy > Vision
Einstein’s Persistence, Not Genius, Is the Reason We Know His Name Big Think

In 1905, Albert Einstein’s mother thought he was a genius, his sister thought he was a genius, his father thought he was a genius – but that was about it, says author David Bodanis.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov
The ethical dilemma of designer babies TED Talks

Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it’s a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain “upgrades” to human embryos — from altering physical appearances to eliminating the risk of auto-immune diseases. In this thought-provoking talk, Knoepfler readies us for the coming designer baby revolution and its very personal, and unforeseeable, consequences.