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Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

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April 8, 2014

Distributed sousveillance to counter the hierarchy of surveillance.

March 25, 2014

Who is more “luddite”: the individual or the state?

March 14, 2014

Our current governments do not work.

March 4, 2014

In the future, radical life extension will emerge as a main topic of political discussion. I can easily envision a moment a decade from now when 10 or 20 percent of representative seats in a large country will be held by transhumanists.

February 11, 2014

Libracracy, the library form of government, celebrates education and compassion. Only those who understand the issues may decide on them.

February 4, 2014

Perhaps parallel to the physical enhancement of human ability and longevity through technology, enhancements to civilization must also have cultural and political forms. By far the most important of these could be the neglect and final dissolution of borders and “nations”.

October 28, 2013

Roby Guerra interviews Italian transhumanist Stefano Vaj about transhumanism, posthumanism, and more.

October 22, 2013

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet is IEET Fellow Ramez Naam’s case for a market-driven solution that will simultaneously preserve the current economic order and avert all resource shortages and existential threats, allowing the global population to reach 10 billion and live the lifestyle of middle class US citizens.

October 15, 2013

In an essay at the Marxist journal Insurgent Notes, Michael Rectenwald points to transhumanist and singularitarian literature and examines what he considers to be their primary flaws. This is a response to the most robust claims in the essay, isolated for their importance to readers considering both sides of the argument.

October 7, 2013

3D printers (ie, three-dimensional, since they work by adding layers of material one on top of the other) are beginning to generate a lot of comments. They suggest potentially important changes in the way of making a range of everyday objects. But this is not the only possibility. Certainly, there are technical and economic implications, but beyond this, there could also be more structural and far-reaching political effects. It is these effects that this contribution aims to explore.

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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