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08/11/2010 - 6:21pm
The attitudes of IEET readers toward spending time in a future idealized version of virtual reality cover a broad spectrum, from very little interest to a readiness for 100% immersion.
08/11/2010 - 6:21pm

Radical transhumanists, singularitarians, and other technophilic transcendentalists are sometimes heard to say things like, “Soon we’ll see the end of politics.” Are they right, or are they clueless?

IEET Senior Fellow Jamais Cascio unleashed a nice rant against this kind of thinking last year. He said this:...

08/11/2010 - 6:21pm
The attitudes of IEET readers toward spending time in a future idealized version of virtual reality cover a broad spectrum, from very little interest to a readiness for 100% immersion.
08/11/2010 - 6:21pm

Radical transhumanists, singularitarians, and other technophilic transcendentalists are sometimes heard to say things like, “Soon we’ll see the end of politics.” Are they right, or are they clueless?

IEET Senior Fellow Jamais Cascio unleashed a nice rant against this kind of thinking last year. He said this:...

08/11/2010 - 3:27pm

Yesterday I posted the first of two blog entries on Ethics in Venture Capital. This is the second.

The key lesson, I think, is one I learned from Gary Pisano’s book, Science Business, though it isn’t a major theme of that book. The lesson is this: a funding model is also typically a governance model. This insight is at a very coarse level summed up by the old aphorism that “he who pays the piper calls the tune.” In business terms, providing financing means paying the piper. Governance is about getting to call the tune....

08/11/2010 - 1:21pm

Jamais Cascio presents a condensed, thirty-minute version of the Institute for the Future’s forecast for the next ten years.

08/11/2010 - 10:36am

Should a person become a transhumanist before he is a humanist or is she to become a humanist first before becoming a transhumanist? A well-crafted question but one that deserves serious thought as to its purpose.

If you ask me, I would say that we are becoming transhumanists at a faster rate rather than the other way....

08/11/2010 - 9:23am

In the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics, Ingrid Miljetegeig and colleagues discuss "End of life decisions as bedside rationing. An ethical analysis of life support restrictions in an Indian neonatal unit."  

08/11/2010 - 6:50am

"African Americans are more likely than w hites to die in the hospital, and unfortunately, deaths in acute-care settings are sometimes characterized by long periods of futile, life-sustaining treatment; inadequate pain management; and poor communication w ith the healthcare team."  

"To develop interventions to increase access to compassionate EOL care for African Americans, we must understand more about the factors that lead African Americans to choose options regardless of the setting of care."  In response to this gap in the know ledge base, a pilot study just published in Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing was guided by the follow ing research question: What individual, clinical, and social factors influence African Americans w ho have been diagnosed w ith a life-limiting illness to choose hospice or other options for EOL care?...

08/10/2010 - 3:52pm

This is the first of two blog entries on ethical issues in venture capital.

The relationship between VCs and the entrepreneurs they provide funding to raises some special ethical challenges. Here are just a few:...