Transhumanist politics

Transhumanist politics is a group of political ideologies that express the belief in improving human beings through science and technology. [1] Transhumanists claim that the transhumanist movement aims to improve humanity with technology and science (for example, through life extension , moral enhancement and the abolition of suffering ). American adjunct professor and author Jeanine Thweatt-Bates considers it possible to define transhumanist politics have one set of beliefs, as the transhumanist movement includes opposite political perspectives on the central issueof regulating technology. [2] James Hughes , American sociologist and bioethicist, has noted the dynamic between left-leaning and right-leaning visions for transhumanism and the future of technology and human enhancement. [3] Continue Reading

London Futurists

London Futurists is a London-based educational and networking event based on future studies and transhumanism across a range of disciplines. Topics include the technological singularity as well as emerging technologies and social impact Their. [1] Continue Reading

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Aliana Rothblatt (born 1954) is an American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur. Rothblatt graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a combined law and MBA degree in 1981, then began work in Washington, DC , first in the field of satellite communications law, and eventually in life sciences projects like the Human Genome Project . [5] She is the founder and Chairwoman of the Board of United Therapeutics . She was also the CEO of GeoStar and the creator of SiriusXM Satellite Radio . [6] Continue Reading

Lifeboat Foundation

The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Reno, Nevada , dedicated to the prevention of global catastrophic risk . [1] [2] Technology journalist Ashlee Vance describes Lifeboat as “a nonprofit that seeks to protect people from some seriously catastrophic technology-related events”. [3] Continue Reading

LessWrong

LessWrong , also written as Less Wrong , is a community blog and forum focused on cognitive biases , philosophy , psychology , economics , rationality , and artificial intelligence , among other topics. [1] [2] Continue Reading

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies ( IEET ) is a ” technoprogressive think tank ” that seeks to contribute to the understanding of the impact of emerging technologieson individuals and societies by “promoting and publicizing the work of thinkers who examines the social implications of scientific and expedition “. [2] [4] [5] It was incorporated in the United States in 2004, as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, by philosopher Nick Bostrom and bioethicist James Hughes . [2] [6] Continue Reading

Immortalist Society

The Immortalist Society is a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to research and education in the areas of cryonics and life extension . It was incorporated as a Michigan corporation by Robert Ettinger and five other local residents on June 27, 1967 as the Cryonics Society of Michigan, Inc. . In September 1976, the name of the corporation was changed to Cryonics Association in acknowledging that its scope of operations was not limited to a single state. On October 20, 1985, the Articles of Incorporation have been published by the Immortalist Society. Continue Reading

Humanity +

Humanity Plus (also Humanity +, Inc. formally the World Transhumanist Association ) is an international organization that advocates the ethical use of emerging technologies to enhance human capabilities . Continue Reading

Future of Life Institute

The Future of Life Institute ( FLI ) is a volunteer-run research and outreach organization in the Boston area that works to mitigate existential risks facing humanity, particularly existential risk from advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Its founders include MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark , Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn , and his board of advisors including Stephen Hawkingcosmologist and entrepreneur Elon Musk . Continue Reading