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An End of Year Appeal for Support
Thoughtful #conversation: Do Christians Need Bodies? http://t.co/ST6Ie8JO #ethics #bioethics @ieet #incarnation #uu #transhuman #death
uu  conversation  transhuman  incarnation  bioethics  via:packrati.us  death  ethics  from delicious
december 2011 by mshook
http://indefenseofdolphins.com/ + Cory Doctorow's short story gem http://bit.ly/other-peoples-money http://bit.ly/i5ej95 @ieet
The second part of Dr. J.‘s chat with Thomas White about the defense of the rights of non-human persons in general, and dolphins in particular. Professor White teaches ethics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, is author of In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier (indefenseofdolphins.com) and co-author of the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins (cetaceanconservation.com.au/cetaceanrights). Part 2 of 2. Also includes a reading of Cory Doctorow’s short story “<a href="http://craphound.com/walh/Cory_Doctorow_-_With_a_Little_Help.html#504">Other People’s Money</a>."
good  interesting  whale  human  person  philosophy  ethics  vegetarian  business  future  scifi  changesurfer  podcast  april  2011  vc  money  story  narrative  corydoctorow  from delicious
april 2011 by mshook
IT Conversations | Singularity Summit | Eliezer Yudkowsky (Free Podcast)
Yudkowsky differentiates three definitions of the singularity.
"Co-Founder & Research Fellow of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence and one of the world's foremost researchers on Friendly AI and recursive self-improvement. He created the Friendly AI approach to AGI, which emphasizes the importance of the structure of an ethical optimization process and its supergoal, in contrast to the common trend of seeking the right fixed enumeration of ethical rules a moral agent should follow. In 2001, he published the first technical analysis of motivationally stable goal systems, with his book-length Creating Friendly AI: The Analysis and Design of Benevolent Goal Architectures. In 2002, he wrote "Levels of Organization in General Intelligence," a paper on the evolutionary psychology of human general intelligence, published in the edited volume Artificial General Intelligence (Springer, 2006)."
ai  singularity  taxonomy  classification  ethics  philosophy  definition  comparison  mynote  itconversations  JavaScript  Scheme 
november 2008 by mshook
The Morality of Links - David Weinberger - New Media World: The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age
"Web's reach makes it clearer than ever that the world we share is in fact the entire world, not just our cozy corner of it. The Web’s links make it unavoidable that we care about what matters to others ... The world has never seemed so "intertwingled""
joho  ethics  good  bad  hypertext  book  ebook  links  culture  2008  JavaScript  Scheme 
july 2008 by mshook
IT Conversations: Wendell Wallach
"Wallach outlines three key aspects of general artificial intelligence: complexity, thresholds and bioethics. Each hinges on the degree to which humans are similar or different to artificial systems. Complexity models equate microprocessing capacity to hu
ethics  bioethics  itconversations  philosophy  ai  interesting  good  complexity  agi  audio  listened  JavaScript  Scheme 
february 2008 by mshook
Information Ethics, Inc.: Making Sense of the Information Age
Information Ethics, Inc. has a broad mission to improve the impact that technology has on people, organizations and society.

This site is a resource on the substantive issues behind technology improvement; our service branch, IT Quality Solut
ethics  ah  commence  JavaScript  Scheme 
may 2006 by mshook
Gizmos Grabowski: Technology Suffers from Pragmatism
That's pragmatism, the philosophy of "it's morally right if it works." Problem is, that's not a rule on which to base technological advances. It's pragmatism that creates technology for survelliance systems, machines of torture, and biological weapons to
ralph  ethics  philosophy  religion  JavaScript  Scheme 
may 2005 by mshook
isen.blog - LUS should take the "Don't be Evil" pledge
Some people say that corporate social responsibility, or a "Don't Be Evil" ethic, are actually unethical because to forgo revenue in pursuit of ethics shortchanges the shareholder. I think Google has shown that maybe a "Don't Be Evil" approach is the on
sri  investing  ethics  business  isen  JavaScript  Scheme 
may 2005 by mshook
isen.blog - A "Don't Be Evil" lesson
Watching Google over the years, I've not seen a violation of this principle. Surely Google has huge power (see, for example, Jeff Jarvis' recent rant), but as long as it earns my trust in its use of that power, I'll remain a customer.
isen  google  ethics  lines  JavaScript  Scheme 
may 2005 by mshook
Howard Gardner - singular integrity on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The broader point is that you need to have a narrative that you can adhere to and explain why you’re not doing what everyone else is.” That is, you need courage.
education  esther  ethics  intelligence  JavaScript  Scheme 
march 2005 by mshook
Hartman Value Profile
Robert S. Hartman and Mario Cardenas Trigos constructed the Standard Version and Hartman alone created the Research Version of the Hartman Value Profile (HVP) according to the hierarchy of values developed in The Structure of Value. The HVP is an axiolog
classification  ethics  interesting  spirit  test  value  JavaScript  Scheme 
september 2004 by mshook

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