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02/25/2017 - 11:04pm
L’élection de 2017 approche, et le transhumanisme reste peu présent dans le débat politique. Pourtant, l’humanité est capable de grandes choses quand elle s’en donne les moyens : envoyer un homme sur la Lune ou, plus récemment, le Human Brain Project en Suisse (visant à simuler un cerveau humain complet).
02/25/2017 - 11:04pm
Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we’re inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news to better inform all of us about the complex issues of our time.
02/25/2017 - 11:04pm
New tech spawns new anxieties, says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but we don’t need to be afraid an all-powerful, unfeeling AI. Booch allays our worst (sci-fi induced) fears about superintelligent computers by explaining how we’ll teach, not program, them to share our human values. Rather than worry about an unlikely existential threat, he urges us to consider how artificial intelligence will enhance human life.
02/25/2017 - 3:30am

The University of North Carolina Charlotte Ethics Center is cosponsoring a conference at the Center City Building on April 6, 2017 on VSED as an end-of-life care option.  

VSED - voluntarily stopping eating and drinking - is a legal option f...

02/25/2017 - 3:30am

The University of North Carolina Charlotte Ethics Center is cosponsoring a conference at the Center City Building on April 6, 2017 on VSED as an end-of-life care option.  

02/24/2017 - 3:18pm

3D reconstructions show a 'crown of thorns' shape stemming from a region linked to consciousness

02/24/2017 - 3:16pm

If all goes well, Aliayha Carrasco-Garcia will have an operation next month that will change her life. She will shed many of the 240 pounds that now burden her 5-foot-2 frame. Like many who have bariatric surgery, she has tried diets and exercise to no avail. Surgery is her last best hope

02/24/2017 - 12:22pm

By Emily Jenab, MA Hundreds of demonstrations and protests have taken place across the country in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order which targeted immigrants in the reevaluation of visa and refugee programs, otherwise known as the “Muslim Ban.” While the intention of the protests was to reflect America’s inclusivity, the tactics and media … More The Danger of Using ‘Model Minority’ Narratives in the Aftermath of Trump’s Immigration Orders

02/24/2017 - 11:59am

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored” – Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies (1927)

A recent exchange on the bioethics listserv began with a panicked message that the Presidential bioethics commissions website (bioethics.gov) has gone dark. A flurry of messages asked what this might mean for bioethics and for meaningful moral discourse in the Trump administration. Soon, cooler heads prevailed explaining that Georgetown retains the repository of all of the several commissions and that the website came down on January 20, at the transition of power.…