Journal of Evolution and Technology
The Journal of Evolution and Technology (JET) is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal published by the IEET. JET welcomes submissions on subject matters that many mainstream journals shun as too speculative, radical, or interdisciplinary on all issues relating to the future prospects of the human species and its descendants. Since its inception in 1998, JET has had five editors-in-chief: Dr. Nick Bostrom, Dr. Robin Hanson, Dr. Mark Walker, Dr. James Hughes and and (currently) Dr. Russell Blackford.

All submissions deemed to be of sufficient quality to merit consideration are reviewed by internal and external reviewers. Historically, the journal has had an acceptance rate of roughly 25%. Submission guidelines here.


Recent Books by IEET Fellows and Staff
Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work What if an automated future is something to be welcomed rather than feared? Work is a source of misery and oppression for most people, so shouldn’t we do what we can to hasten its demise? Automation and Utopia makes the case for a world in which, free from need or want, we can spend our time inventing and playing games and exploring virtual realities that are more deeply engaging and absorbing than any we have experienced before, allowing us to achieve idealized forms of human flourishing.
Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind In Artificial You, Susan Schneider says that it is inevitable that AI will take intelligence in new directions, but urges that it is up to us to carve out a sensible path forward. As AI technology turns inward, reshaping the brain, as well as outward, potentially creating machine minds, it is crucial to beware. Homo sapiens, as mind designers, will be playing with “tools” they do not understand how to use: the self, the mind, and consciousness. Schneider argues that an insufficient grasp of the nature of these entities could undermi...
Pourquoi le transhumanisme? Le transhumanisme est un courant de pensée favorable au dépassement de nos limites biologiques par la technologie : allongement de la durée de vie, augmentation cognitive… Objet de craintes et de fantasmes, il est souvent mal compris, déformé et caricaturé. Dans ce petit livre, j’explique pourquoi ce mouvement me semble, du moins sous une certaine forme, positif et digne d’être soutenu. J’espère convaincre au moins quelques lecteurs sceptiques !
Still Think Robots Can’t Do Your Job?: Essays on Automation and Technological Unemployment Is Artificial Intelligence qualitatively different from other means of economizing the use of labor? Are we on the edge of a jobless society? If yes, are we ready for it? These are a few of the questions discussed in this collection of academic works. This book traces a brief history of the concept of technological unemployment; proposes a short-term scenario analysis concerning the relations between automation, education, and unemployment; analyzes the most recent literature on social robotics; examines the possible futures generated by the de...
Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for healthy longevity. The second part on longevity history includes analyses of the definition of life-extensionism as a social and intellectual movement, the dialectics of reduction...
Philosophy’s Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress Philosophy’s Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress diagnoses the state of philosophy as an academic discipline and calls it to account, inviting further reflection and dialogue on its cultural value and capacity for future evolution. - Offers the most up-to-date treatment of the intellectual and cultural value of contemporary philosophy from a wide range of perspectives - Features contributions from distinguished philosophers such as Frank Jackson, Karen Green, Timothy Williamson, Jessica Wilson, and many others - Explores the ways ph...
Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century For generations, humanity stared at the vastness of the oceans and wondered, “What if?” Today, having explored the curves of the Earth, we now stare at endless stars and wonder, “What if?” Our technology has brought us to the make-or-break moment in human history. We can either grow complacent, and go extinct like the dinosaurs, or spread throughout the cosmos, as Carl Sagan dreamed of. What if your toothbrush becomes smarter than you? What happens to your business, your country, your planet and yourself? What if your car doesn’t need...
Surviving the Machine Age: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work This book examines the current state of the technologically-caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting to a more symbiotic economic relationship with AI. These suggestions include different modes of dealing with education, aging workers, government policies, and the machines themselves. Ultimately, th...
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World IEET Fellow David Brin and scholar Stephen W. Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technological transparency in all its permutations.  Do we answer surveillance with sousveillance, shining accountability upward? Will we spiral into busybody judgmentalism? Or might people choose to leave each other alone? Will empathy increase or decrease in a more transparent world? What if we c...
TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle retrace the history of transhumanism, its promises, its controversies, its excesses, its objectives, its prospects and its program for the future of humanity. They describe all the improvements and the range of technological prowess to live happier, healthy and much longer: connected implants, hybridization man-machine cyborgs, bio-printing 3D brain increased, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology , cognitive sciences, etc. This book introduces a technoprogressive approach to environmen...