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Archive for the ‘Abolitionism’ Category

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December 3, 2013

The Nonhuman Rights Project filed suit in Fulton County Court in the state of New York today on behalf of Tommy, a chimpanzee, who is being held captive in a cage in a shed at a used trailer lot in Gloversville. This is the the first of three similar suits TNhRP are filing this week. The second will be filed on Tuesday in Niagara Falls on behalf of Kiko, a chimpanzee who is deaf and living in a private home. And the third will be filed on Thursday on behalf of Hercules and Leo, who are owned by a research center and are being used in locomotion experiments at Stony Brook University on Long Island.

November 7, 2013

“Backyard Brains” are set to begin shipping their newest version of the “The RoboRoach“, the “world’s first commercially available cyborg”. The package includes a “backpack”, a battery, some electrodes and a cockroach to stick them in.

October 26, 2013

David Pearce will be speaking at Science, Technology & the Future on Nov 30 - Dec 1st 2013 in Melbourne Australia - he is a British utilitarian philosopher who believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life.

October 26, 2013

Freerange Vol.8 is looking for articles, ideas, images, stories, illustrations, inventions, or anything else that might contribute to the theme: animals, humans, robots and the borders and boundaries between them.

April 12, 2013

A conference on “Personhood Beyond the Human” will be held at Yale University, December 6-8, 2013. The event will focus on personhood for nonhuman animals, including great apes, cetaceans, and elephants, and will explore the evolving notions of personhood by analyzing them through the frameworks of neuroscience, behavioral science, philosophy, ethics, and law.

December 4, 2012

Full-spectrum superintelligence entails a seamless mastery of the formal and subjective properties of mind: Turing plus Shulgin. Do biological minds have a future?

September 25, 2012

Can we re-design ourselves to eliminate pain? It might be possible to alter the human genome to eliminate or reduce pain signals, to help individuals with chronic pain syndromes, or those who literally have a painful genetic inheritance, without the need of constant and sometimes dangerous pharmacologic interventions.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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