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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
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Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality
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Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds
by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds.

Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies
by Ben Goertzel ed.


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Sane adult citizens have a right to control their own bodies and minds. Through the Rights of the Person program, we engage the human rights community, legal scholars, reproductive rights activists, the transgendered community, and advocates of public health approaches to illicit drugs in a campaign to deepen and broaden the concept of human rights. In particular we believe that the right to technological self-determination should be protected by laws and treaties.
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"Can Brain Implants Make Us Smarter?"  Aug 26, 2014

"Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future" by Zoltan Istvan  huffingtonpost.com  Aug 26, 2014

"While the world watches Ebola, Meningitis continues to kill in West Africa" by Andrew Maynard  Risk Science Center  Aug 26, 2014

"Karlsen on God and the Benefits of Existence" by John Danaher  Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 26, 2014

"Science and Human Nature (1 hr)"  Aug 25, 2014

"Animals and Ethics"  Aug 25, 2014

"Talking About Extinction In Front of Dinosaurs" by Jamais Cascio  Open the Future  Aug 25, 2014

"Citizen Power - Part I: using our cell cameras for safety and freedom" by David Brin  Contrary Brin  Aug 25, 2014

"Robots Are People, Too" by Richard Eskow    Aug 24, 2014

"Are we morally obliged to eat some meat? (Part 1 and 2)" by John Danaher  Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 23, 2014

"A Cure for Our Deflated Sense of The Future" by Rick Searle  Utopia or Dystopia  Aug 22, 2014

"Ontological Realism and Creating the One Real Future" by Gennady Stolyarov II  The Rational Argumentator  Aug 21, 2014

"Indefinite Lifespan and Risk Aversion: A Short-Lived Problem" by Chris T. Armstrong    Aug 21, 2014

"On Parfit’s view that we are not Human Beings (50 min)"  Aug 21, 2014

"Bostrom on Superintelligence (6): Motivation Selection Methods" by John Danaher  Philosophical Disquisitions  Aug 21, 2014

"Singularity 1 on 1: Science is an epistemology in the house of philosophy"  Aug 20, 2014

"IT Careers: Success vs. Bullying" by Kathryn Cave  IDG Connect  Aug 20, 2014

"Achieving Personal Immortality Roadmap"  Aug 19, 2014

"Enhancing Virtues: Self-Control and Mindfulness" by J. Hughes  Ethical Technology  Aug 19, 2014

"Don’t fear the robot car bomb" by Patrick Lin  thebulletin.org  Aug 19, 2014



IEET Books
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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom (2014)

Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt (2014)

Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014)

Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014)

Personality Capture and Emulation by William Sims Bainbridge (2014)

Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies by Russell Blackford (2013)

Happy-People-Pills For All by Mark Walker (2013)

Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity by ed. Franco Cortese (2013)

Crux by Ramez Naam (2013)

eGods: Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming by William Sims Bainbridge (2013)

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet by Ramez Naam (2013)

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013)

Aenigma Simbolo Mistero e Misticismo (Symbol Mystery and Mysticism) by Giuseppe Vatinno (2013)

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff (2012)

Nexus by Ramez Naam (2012)

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012)

Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future by Marshall Brain (2012)

Smart Mice, Not-So-Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics by Arthur Caplan (2012)

From Transgender to Transhuman: A Manifesto On the Freedom Of Form by Martine Rothblatt (2012)

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State by Russell Blackford (2012)

The Olympics: The Basics by Andy Miah and Beatriz Garcia (2012)

Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics by Patrick Lin (2011)

Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff (2011)

Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era by Hank Pellissier (2011)

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman (2011)

Online Multiplayer Games by William Sims Bainbridge (2010)

Mutare o perire. La sfida del transumanesimo (Change or Perish. The Challenge of Transhumanism) by Riccardo Campa (2010)

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff (2009)

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by eds. Udo Schuklenk and Russell Blackford (2009)

Human Enhancement by Edited by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom (2009)

Science Fiction and Philosophy by Susan Schneider (2008)

Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow’s People by Eds. Peter Healey and Steve Rayner (2008)

Etica della scienza pura by Riccardo Campa (2007)

Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery by Steve M. Wise (2006)

God from the Machine: Artifical Intelligence Models of Religious Cognition by William Sims Bainbridge (2006)

Testament (volumes 1-4) by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)

More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement by Ramez Naam (2005)

Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future by James Hughes (2004)

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003)

Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights by Steven Wise (2002)

Playing the Future: What We Can Learn from Digital Kids by Douglas Rushkoff (1999)

Unzipped Genes: Taking Charge of Baby-Making in the New Millennium by Martine Rothblatt (1997)

Apartheid of Sex : A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender by Martine Rothblatt (1991)


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