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S.L. Sorgner Publishes New Monograph
(Nov 13, 2018)

IEET Fellow S.L. Sorgner’s latest monograph, which is entitled “Brave New Human” (“Schöner neuer Mensch”), and which he was invited to write by Nicolai Publishing, was published on the 23rd of October 2018. Therein, he present his own vision of the genetic new human, the implanted new human, the digital new human, and the conceptual new human:

S.L. Sorgner Juries Austrian Patent Award 2018
(Nov 12, 2018)

Last weekend, IEET Fellow and John Cabot University philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to presenting the laudation for the winner of the lifetime achievement award of the Austrian Patent agency 2018. He represented a distinguished jury which consists of leading experts in the field of emergent technologies such as CEO of KTM Stefan Pierer, general director of IBM Austria Patricia Neumann, the rector of the Technical University Vienna Sabine Seidler, Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology of Borealis Maurits van Tol, and Business Angel Michael Altrichter. On the following photo, you find him standing next to the Austrian minister of innovation and technology, Norbert Hofer, and the winner of the lifetime achievement award, Christian Bartenbach. Next to him, you find the director of the Austrian patent agency, Mariana Karepova. (© Patentamt)

Soenke Ziesche Published New Paper on AI (Nov 7, 2018)

IEET Managing Director S. Umbrello on Designing a Nano-Safe Future (Oct 28, 2018)


ieet articles

Marcelo Rinesi 2019 Should be the end of Big Attention
by Marcelo Rinesi
Dec 10, 2018 • (1) CommentsPermalink

If your business or cultural strategy was based on attention at scale, the first years of the century felt great, as the leading Internet platforms offered the possibility of nearly limitless, precisely targeted traffic. Then came the troubles

Terence Ericson Court-métrage sur la longévité (Longevity Film Competition)
by Terence Ericson
Dec 9, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Ce court-métrage a été réalisé dans le cadre du concours “Longevity Film Competition”, ayant pour objectif de produire un film de promotion défendant le longévitisme.

Alexandre Maurer [Vidéo] Viande propre ? Viande artificielle, souffrance animale et réchauffement climatiqu
by Alexandre Maurer
Dec 7, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

[Vidéo] Viande propre ? Viande artificielle, souffrance animale et réchauffement climatique

Terence Ericson IA, médecine & psychologie du changement
by Terence Ericson
Dec 2, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Vidéo en collaboration avec Nicolas Gindrier, doctorant en mathématiques appliquées au service de la médecine, Lê Nguyen Hôang de la chaine Youtube Science4All, et le Dr Arnaud Attye, neuro-radiologe.

Marcelo Rinesi Digital anamnesis and other crimes [short story]
by Marcelo Rinesi
Nov 26, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

A database is a tool for forgetting; it decays on command, faster than nightmares and more thoroughly than graves.

John G. Messerly A Philosopher’s Lifelong Search for Meaning – Part 5 – Transhumanism and Meaning
by John G. Messerly
Nov 22, 2018 • (1) CommentsPermalink

16. A Fully Meaningful Cosmos

Thus there are plausible reasons to believe that individual and cosmic death might be avoided. Yet immorality doesn’t guarantee a meaning of life, as the idea of hell so graphically illustrates. Immortality is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for a fully meaningful reality. But what do we mean by fully meaningful?

Terence Ericson [Vidéo] Sport & H+, qui seront les sportifs de demain ?
by Terence Ericson
Oct 19, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Dopage technologique, génétique, robotique, neurologique… quel sera le futur du sport ? Nouvelle vidéo de Terence Ericson.

Alexandre Maurer Faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal ? Automatisation, intelligence artificielle…
by Alexandre Maurer
Oct 12, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Si on se dirige vers la fin du plein emploi, faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal à chacun ? Une question bête, mais qui mérite d’être posée, car cela ne fait pas consensus !

Rick Searle Citizenship as Fob Key
by Rick Searle
Oct 7, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

One of the key conceptual difficulties faced by those grappling with the resurgence of nationalism today is to hold fast to the recognition that this return of the nation state occurs in an already globalized world. In other words, this isn’t our grandparents’ nationalism we are confronting but something quite new, and forgetting that fact leads to all kinds of intellectual mistakes, most notably imagining that the ghosts of the likes of Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini have risen from the grave like Halloween ghouls.

Richard Eskow Amid Deep Job Losses, Who’s Fighting for Government Workers?
by Richard Eskow
Oct 6, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Politicians who seek populist/progressive support should stop repeating the antigovernment nostrums of the right and start challenging them instead. It’s time for genuine leaders to push for a bold public-sector jobs program, fearlessly and without cynicism.

Marc Roux Yuval Harari et l’amélioration technique de l’accès au bonheur
by Marc Roux
Oct 5, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

La “roue hédonique” (3/4) : Dans son livre, Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari consacre un chapitre à la manière dont il imagine que notre accès au bonheur pourrait être amélioré par la technique -> Critique.

John G. Messerly Survival of the Richest
by John G. Messerly
Sep 29, 2018 • (1) CommentsPermalink

Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff recently penned an article that went viral, “Survival of the Richest.” It outlines how the super wealthy are preparing for doomsday. Here is a recap followed by a brief commentary.

Alexandre Maurer Vivre 300 ans en bonne santé : objectif fou… ou plausible ?
by Alexandre Maurer
Sep 28, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Vivre plusieurs siècles en bonne santé, objectif fou ? Dans cette vidéo, j’explique que, bien que ce soit un objectif très ambitieux, ça n’en reste pas moins une piste de recherche tout à fait sérieuse et prometteuse.

John Danaher Is effective regulation of AI possible? Eight potential regulatory problems
by John Danaher
Sep 27, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

The halcyon days of the mid-20th century, when researchers at the (in?)famous Dartmouth summer school on AI dreamed of creating the first intelligent machine, seem so far away. Worries about the societal impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) are on the rise. Recent pronouncements from tech gurus like Elon Musk and Bill Gates have taken on a dramatically dystopian edge. They suggest that the proliferation and advance of AI could pose a existential threat to the human race.

Marcelo Rinesi Short story: “On Agile Management as a Mechanism of Social Control”
by Marcelo Rinesi
Sep 24, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

No, for God’s sake, it’s not the Turing Police. They don’t look for superhuman AIs, much less the sort that hires teams for convoluted transcension heists. I know that’s what you wish we were working on, but they don’t think they are any close to being feasible, and they would know.

Marc Roux La « roue hédonique » (2/3) : Du bonheur
by Marc Roux
Sep 21, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Deuxième des trois parties d’une réflexion sur le syndrome du “hedonic treadmill”. Qu’est-ce que “l’adaptation hédonique” ? Le rôle de la sérotonine …

Alexandre Maurer L’importance du temps
by Alexandre Maurer
Sep 14, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

Allongement de la durée de vie, réduction du temps de travail : pourquoi vouloir plus de temps ?

EMG Les neurosciences pour booster l’intelligence artificielle ?
by EMG
Sep 7, 2018 • (0) CommentsPermalink

L’intelligence artificielle est un domaine qui intéresse beaucoup les transhumanistes, d’une part dans l’optique d’un affranchissement des tâches ingrates pour une transition laborale profitant à tous, d’autre part pour peut-être un jour envisager la création d’êtres conscients “humains” non biologiques.


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