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A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading
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A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century
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Envisioning the Future Program


Victor Frankenstein lamented in 1816, "How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Today, the most common objections to emerging technologies come from science fiction, from Frankenstein and Brave New World to Gattaca and the Terminator.

At the same time, there are examples in literature and film that depict technology as contributing to an abundant, peaceful future. Through our Envisioning the Future program, we engage with culture critics, artists, writers, filmmakers and consumers to explore the biopolitics implicit in depictions of technology in literature, film and television.

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Culture News from the IEET


Death With Dignity vs. “Redemptive Suffering” - The Legacy of Brittany Maynard by Valerie Tarico  valerietarico.com  Jan 26, 2015

Breaking the Wall To Understanding Consciousness (16min)  Jan 26, 2015

Intelligent Self-directed Evolution (20min)  Jan 26, 2015

Making Minds Morally: the Research Ethics of Brain Emulation (2045 Initiative - 20min)  Jan 26, 2015

Plant Based Cognitive Enhancers (33min)  Jan 25, 2015

Are We Passing Through a Bottleneck, or Will the Explosion of Existential Risks Continue? by Phil Torres  Ethical Technology  Jan 25, 2015

Everyone loves a genetically modified mosquito – right? by Utibe Effiong  riskscience.umich.edu  Jan 25, 2015

Are We Ready for Designer Babies?  Jan 25, 2015

The End of Religion: Technology and the Future by John G. Messerly  reasonandmeaning.com  Jan 24, 2015

Multifunctional fibers communicate with the brain  Jan 22, 2015

The Power of Pull by piero scaruffi  scaruffi.com  Jan 22, 2015

Yes, Obama “Won Twice” – as a Progressive. Deal With It, Everybody. by Richard Eskow  Campaign for America's Future  Jan 22, 2015

Exploring the Learning Experience Through Cognitive Science  Jan 22, 2015

Science, Politics & Climate Change  Jan 21, 2015

Religion’s Dirty Dozen—12 Really Bad Religious Ideas That Have Made the World Worse by Valerie Tarico  valerietarico.com  Jan 21, 2015


Culture Books from the IEET


How “God” Works: A Logical Inquiry on Faith by Marshall Brain (2015)

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

A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading by Keith Wiley (2014)

A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century by Ilia Stambler (2014)

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom (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)

Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision for Our Future Evolution by Ted Chu (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)

The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper (2013)

Memories With Maya by Clyde DeSouza (2013)

Crux by Ramez Naam (2013)

Evolution and the Future by Stefan Sorgner and Branka-Rista Jovanovic (eds.) (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)

Time of Punishment by Marcelo Rinesi (2012)

Nexus by Ramez Naam (2012)

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

Existence by David Brin (2012)

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

The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life by Milan M. Ćirković (2012)

Il nulla e il tutto (Nothing and everything: The wonders of the possible) by Giuseppe Vatinno (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)

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)

Ecologia politica (Political ecology: The end of nuclear power) by Giuseppe Vatinno (2011)

The Ontociders by Marcelo Rinesi (2011)

The Warcraft Civilization: Social Science in a Virtual World by William Sims Bainbridge (2010)

Online Multiplayer Games by William Sims Bainbridge (2010)

Transumanesimo, una nuova filosofia per l’uomo del XXI secolo by Giuseppe Vatinno (2010)

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

Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual by William Sims Bainbridge (2009)

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

Human Futures: Art in the Age of Uncertainty by Andy Miah (Editor) (2008)

The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind by Ben Goertzel (2006)

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

Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)

Times of Trouble (Book Three of Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles) by Russell Blackford (2005)

An Evil Hour (Book Two of Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles) by Russell Blackford (2005)

Kong Reborn by Russell Blackford (2005)

Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism by Doug 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)

Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams by Jamais Cascio (2003)

Dark Futures by Russell Blackford (2002)

Strange Constellations : A History of Australian Science Fiction by Russell Blackford, Van Ikin, and Sean McMullen  (1999)

To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek by Athena Andreadis (1999)

Hyperdreams: Damien Broderick’s Space/Time Fiction by Russell Blackford (1998)

Media Virus: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture by Douglas Rushkoff (1996)

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