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Together with Prof. Maria Sinaci, IEET Fellow Prof. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner just edited another essay collection. It is entitled “Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies” and is available open access at the following website

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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Is Transhumanism A Religion? by John G. Messerly

Transhumanism is an intellectual movement that aims to transform and improve the human condition by developing and making available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physiological, and moral functioning. Transhumanists argue that humanity in its current form represents an early phase of its evolutionary development. A common transhumanist thesis is that humans may eventually transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities that they will have become godlike or posthuman. Notably, this incl...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Nanotechnology > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello publishes new paper on Nanotechnology Futures

Atomically precise manufacturing (APM) is the assembly of materials with atomic precision. APM does not currently exist, and may not be feasible, but if it is feasible, then the societal impacts could be dramatic. This paper assesses the net societal impacts of APM across the full range of important APM sectors: general material wealth, environmental issues, military affairs, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and space travel. Positive effects were found for material wealth, the environment, military affairs (specifically nuclear disarm...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > EMG
Le transhumanisme est-il vieux comme le monde ? by EMG

Vouloir transgresser les limites de la biologie humaine, pour vivre beaucoup plus longtemps en bonne santé par exemple, n’est pas quelque chose de nouveau. En fait, ce désir est aussi ancien que l’humanité - un désir presque primordial, enfantin (sans connotation négative), viscéral, comme celui de voler.

Francaise > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
[Vidéo] La longévité, pourquoi vivre plus longtemps ? by Terence Ericson

Nous souhaitons tous vivre vieux, mais nous ne souhaitons pas être vieux… Découvrez les potentialités et les réalités de l’allongement de la vie en bonne santé

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Le transhumanisme n’est pas un «eugénisme libéral» by Marc Roux

Pour essayer de sortir de la condamnation systématique associant le transhumanisme à l’eugénisme, notamment totalitaire, certains ont proposé de le décrire comme un “eugénisme libéral”. Mais, au sens strict, le transhumanisme démocratique n’est pas un eugénisme du tout.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The mystical underpinnings of Facebook’s anti-fake news algorithms by Marcelo Rinesi

Imagine you’re Rene Descartes, data scientist at Facebook in charge of saying true things. Problem is, your only input is what people say, and everybody lies.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
[Vidéo] Recherche embryonnaire : faut-il autoriser davantage ? by Alexandre Maurer
Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter Discusses Rights in a Post-Human World Cato Unbound

I agree with Rachel that the future of “serious” AI to be branded as such in the strict sense is still (far) ahead, as I have already stated in my lead essay. And I appreciate Rachel’s notion of “general intelligence” to be applied on the upcoming debates on rights for non-human “intelligence” within modern democracies. I regard this notion to be a potential “added value” to a more in-depth debate which hasn’t been taken into consideration sufficiently yet, at least in current Europe. Yet concrete legal proposal options o...