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Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

author Paul A. Spiegel    Humanity stands on the brink of the Age of Longevity.  Advances in science hold the promise of extending the healthy lifespan beyond the roughly 120 years presently accepted as the “natural” limit’, achieving radical life extension (“RLE”)[1]. In considering this breakthrough, two questions often arise in popular discourse: If people live indefinitely, how will socie...

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Event: EPHES 2014 July 20-22 Suceava Romania

Event: EPHES 2014 July 20-22 Suceava Romania

The EPHES (Engineering Philosophy & Ethics in Society) series of international interdisciplinary conferences intend to be places to debate and share common concerns of researchers from different “hard” and social sciences, engineering, philosophy and other humanities, when trying to capture the high sense for the Human Being in the Age of Surprise / Digital Era / Emergent Technologies Era / Knowle...

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Cishumanism

Cishumanism

Cishumanism, like transhumanism, is based upon the enhancement of human capabilities beyond the capability of normal humans. Unlike transhumanism, cishumanism is also based upon the idea that the human body shouldn’t be enhanced without proper reason.

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Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject?

Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject?

In the 17th & 18th Centuries with the Enlightenment movement the rise of humanism was witnessed and the disconnection from the 'Real' authority. The rise of humanism and the control of science and technology has pushed our knowledge of the world around us, how has this affected the autonomous human subject? Where do the ethical and moral implications of technology leave the human? Where will human...

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