James Hughes

Future Day 2015 Webcast and Hangout — Today 3PM PST

Future Day 2015 Webcast and Hangout — Today 3PM PST

Prominent futurists +Aubrey de Grey  (SENS), +Benjamin Goertzel  (OpenCog), +George Dvorsky  (i09) and +James Hughes  (IEET) will be joining Adam Ford for an online miniconf on Future Day (March 1st 3pm PST). Join the event here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdlioq680jhm1roog202jks97es Please prepare your questions to post into the chat window at the side. Follow Future Day ! Web http://futu...

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What is Technoprogressivism? With James Hughes

What is Technoprogressivism? With James Hughes

Rejecting the two extremes of bioconservatism and libertarian transhumanism, Hughes argues for a third way, “democratic transhumanism,” a radical form of techno-progressivism which asserts that the best possible “posthuman future” is achievable only by ensuring that human enhancement technologies are safe, made available to everyone, and respect the right of individuals to ...

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James Hughes on Moral Enhancement, and the Cyborg Buddha Project

James Hughes on Moral Enhancement, and the Cyborg Buddha Project

James and I discuss moral enhancement and his up and coming book Cyborg Buddha. Moral Enhancement in this context: The use of information technology, psychopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, brain stimulation or nano-neurotechnologies to control immoral sentiments, reasoning and behavior, and/or enhance moral sentiments, reasoning and behavior. “Virtue Engineering.” – Transvis...

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Tweaking Your Neurons

"Four shots in my Americano, please. I’ve got a presentation due tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and I haven’t started it yet. I’ll probably be up all night.”

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