Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

ieet news

CFP: Special Issue on: Engineering Ethics: Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap
(May 14, 2020)

Invited Contributions

Steve Fuller - University of Warwick, UK
Dylan Cawthorne – University of Southern Denmark

Submission Due Date

Initial paper submission deadline: December 1, 2020
Initial round of review to be completed by: February 1, 2021
Revised paper submission deadline: March 1, 2021
Second round of review to be completed by: April 1, 2021
Submission of accepted papers for journal copyediting processes: May 1, 2021
Publication of special section papers: July 2021

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner in Immortalists Magazine
(Apr 24, 2020)

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was featured on the cover of the “Immortalists Magazine“. In the magazine, you find a detailed interview, in which he explains his reflections concerning his transhumanist take on the impact of the coronavirus crisis,

A selection of his reflections on the pandemic can also be accessed via the following video which is part of the channel “Posthumans go Viral”.

His ideas reveal that there is a conflict between health and privacy. As an increased health span is identical with a better quality of life for most human beings, we should focus on health. This does not imply that thereby we have to abandon freedom, too. In the contrast, his reflections reveal an intriguing line of thought: If we are forced to choose between health and privacy, we should go for freedom.

If you wish to respond to his reflections, or wish to share your reflections in an academic context, please submit your thoughts to the “Journal of Posthuman Studies”, the first academic journal explicitly dedicated to the posthuman.

First volume of Posthuman Studies book series Published (Dec 10, 2019)

Sorgner versus Musk on whether we live in a Computer Simulation (Nov 2, 2019)


ieet articles

Marc Roux Technoprogressisme : À propos de prétendues contradictions internes et de l’idéologie capitaliste
by Marc Roux
Jun 1, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Réponse à un article paru sur le site “maisouvaleweb”

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: Frankenstein’s Angel
by Marcelo Rinesi
May 31, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

“miracle” is an object of wonder, while a “monster” is a strange creature portending evil. Those are not mutually exclusive.

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: Don’t Share
by Marcelo Rinesi
May 24, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

“Virality is bullshit”, he said that last night, waving his gun as if underlining the point.

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: The Leadership Advantage
by Marcelo Rinesi
May 18, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Why AIs will never fully replace humans.

EMG L’âgisme en 10 questions
by EMG
May 16, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Au fur et à mesure que nos sociétés vieillissent, l’âgisme apparaît au grand jour et s’avère un adversaire de la lutte transhumaniste pour l’extension de l’espérance de vie en bonne santé.

Cyril Gazengel Covid-19 : L’engagement techno-progressiste
by Cyril Gazengel
May 9, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Tout choc global, que ce soit une guerre, un désastre majeur ou une pandémie, porte en lui les germes d’un changement. La pandémie actuelle créée par le SARS-COV-2 ne fera pas exception compte tenu de son impact.

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: The Long Room
by Marcelo Rinesi
May 8, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

I would have betrayed anybody and anything for a hallucination.

EMG Histoire du transhumanisme : les débuts des extropiens
by EMG
May 2, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

L’extropianisme est un sous-courant du transhumanisme, apparu au début des années 1990 en Californie.

Marc Roux La vie humaine doit être la priorité numéro 1 !
by Marc Roux
Apr 30, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Le technoprogressisme critique sévèrement les politiques de santé des années passées et propose des voies pour sortir de la crise du coronavirus.

John G. Messerly Yuval Harari Issues Warning at Davos 2020
by John G. Messerly
Apr 28, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Yuval Harari Issues Warning at Davos 2020

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: Guidelines for a Contemporary Vampire Story
by Marcelo Rinesi
Apr 27, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Like seasons or car accidents, vampires must be known but considered an unavoidable part of the natural world. They must be spoken of as ecologically and socially beneficial, mostly by themselves and by people entirely ignorant about both topics or naively attempting to be eaten last.

Marcelo Rinesi Short story:  Deep Necromancy for a Dead World
by Marcelo Rinesi
Apr 21, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Hovering over the frozen ruins of dead social networks I set loose statistical ghouls to sift through their words and learn their blind rhythms, until the nonsense from the bots mirrors the high-dimensional topologies of the original authors. Prosody, not psychology. Vocabularies, not minds. But for such as they were perhaps complexity enough.

John G. Messerly “Is It Moral To Work For A Tech Giant?”
by John G. Messerly
Apr 18, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

I recently read “The Great Google Revolt” in the New York Times Magazine. The article chronicles the conflict between Google and some of its employees over company practices that some of their employees deem unethical. I found the article interesting because I taught computer ethics for many years and I’ve always wanted to do meaningful work. I’ve also written about ethics and tech previously in “Are Google and Facebook Evil?” “Irrational Protests Against Google,” and “How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist.”

by Steve Fuller
Apr 17, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Thinking in Four Orders
One can imagine four orders of thinking about the COVID-19 crisis, or indeed, any pandemic:

Marc Roux Points de vue technoprogressistes à propos du Covid-1
by Marc Roux
Apr 16, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Ces dernières semaines, sauver des vies est devenu une priorité absolue. Les autorités et les citoyens agissent avec une détermination qui va bien au-delà des “désavantages” économiques et matériels normalement acceptés.

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: Sundays at the Unicorn Park
by Marcelo Rinesi
Apr 14, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

A year ago on Sunday my niece petted a unicorn at Costa Rica DisneyPlanet and died of anaphylactic shock while the unicorn’s dark eyes watched in utter serenity.

EMG Peut-on remonter l’horloge du vieillissement ?
by EMG
Apr 2, 2020 • (0) CommentsPermalink

L’édition de l’épigénome, qui active et désactive nos gènes, pourrait être “l’élixir de vie”.

Tsvi Bisk Cosmodeism: Prologue to a Theology of Transhumanism
by Tsvi Bisk
Mar 30, 2020 • (2) CommentsPermalink

Freud’s disciple, Otto Rank once wrote that the “need for a truly religious ideology … is inherent in human nature and its fulfillment is basic to any kind of social life”. If Transhumanism is to become a universal phenomenon it must include what Jung called a divine drama that is universally compelling.


Search the IEET

Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view

ieet books

Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work
by John Danaher

Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind
by Susan Schneider

Pourquoi le transhumanisme?
by Alexandre Technoprog

Still Think Robots Can’t Do Your Job?: Essays on Automation and Technological Unemployment
by Riccardo Campa

ieet events

CFP: Special Issue on: Engineering Ethics: Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap
April 27 -, 2020

The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.

ieet multimedia

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: When choosing between health and privacy, we should go for freedom
Guest image" />
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

#57 - Sorgner on Nietzschean Transhumanism
Guest image
John Danaher

#56 - Turner on Rules for Robots
Guest image
John Danaher

#55 - Baum on the Long-Term Future of Human Civilisation
Guest image
John Danaher

Episode #54 - Sebo on the Moral Problem of Other Minds
(Apr 4, 2019)

Episode #51 - Moen on the Unabomber’s Ethics
(Mar 28, 2019)

Episode #48 - Gunkel on Robot Rights
(Mar 21, 2019)


Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life


RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
35 Harbor Point Blvd, #404, Boston, MA 02125-3242 USA
Email: director @