Abolitionism

Roboroaches and Sentient Simulations

Roboroaches and Sentient Simulations

“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.

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Personhood Beyond the Human – Yale University, December 6-8 2013

Personhood Beyond the Human – Yale University, December 6-8 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.

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Designing Out Pain

Designing Out Pain

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.

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