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Articles & Interviews

2010

"The Perils of Precaution." (Critique of the precautionary principle.)


La Spirale interview. French version.

“The Overhuman in the Transhuman.” Journal of Evolution and Technology. Vol. 21 Issue 1 – January 2010

2009

The Myth of Stagnation.” Part of a chapter in Death and Anti-Death, Volume 7, forthcoming 2010.

Why Catholics Should Support the Transhumanist Goal of Extended Life”, September 5, 2009, for conference in Italy Catholic conference on “The idea of earthly immortality: a new challenge for theology”, organized by the Diocese of Pistoia. Appears in L’Idea dell’Immortalita Terrena.

New Spanish translation of “Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy.” (Thanks to Estropico)

True Transhumanism”, Global Spiral, February 2009.

2008

A Proactive-Pragmatic Approach to the Legal Status of Cyberminds”, Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2nd Quarter, 2008.

2007

“Survival Through Inference”, Cryonics, summer 2007.

2006

The Delphi Method.” ManyWorlds, April 7, 2006.

Operational Innovation.” ManyWorlds, March 31, 2006.

Chaordic Organization.”  ManyWorlds, Friday March 17, 2006.

Communication and Executive Thinking Styles.” ManyWorlds, March 8, 2006.

“How to Live Forever.” Hustler, March 2006.

Analogical Strategic Reasoning.” ManyWorlds, Tuesday February 21, 2006.

 2005

Effective Meetings.” ManyWorlds, Tuesday December 13 2005.

The Value of Vision.” ManyWorlds, Wednesday December 7, 2005.

How to Choose a Forecasting Method.” ManyWorlds, Friday December 2, 2005.

Bohm Dialogue.” ManyWorlds, November 16, 2005.

Level 5 Leadership.” ManyWorlds, November 11, 2005.

Nominal Group Technique.” ManyWorlds, Wednesday November 9, 2005.

Strategic Programming and Strategic Thinking.” ManyWorlds, Friday November 4, 2005.

Force Field Analysis.” ManyWorlds, Sunday October 31, 2005.

Seven Habits for High Effectiveness.” ManyWorlds, October 29, 2005.

[To be confirmed] “The Proactionary Principle” in Korean book on transhumanism.

First Mover Advantage.” ManyWorlds.com, Wednesday October 26 2005.

The Moral Advantage.” ManyWorlds.com, Friday October 21 2005.

Viral Marketing.” ManyWorlds.com, Monday October 17 2005.

“From X to Ex: How the Marvel Myth Parallels the Real Posthuman Future.” Chapter in Smart Pop book on the X-Men, The Unauthorized X-Men: SF and Comic Writers on Mutants, Prejudice and Adamantium, edited by Len Wein. (BenBella, April 2006.)

Seven Surprises for New CEOs.” ManyWorlds.com, Sunday October 9 2005.

Senge’s Five Disciplines: The Deep Learning Cycle and the Architecture of the Learning Organization.” ManyWorlds.com, Tuesday October 4 2005.

Cultural Intelligence.” ManyWorlds.com, October 2, 2005.

Six Styles of Leadership.” ManyWorlds.com, Tuesday September 27 2005.

How Industries Evolve.” ManyWorlds.com, Friday September 23 2005.

Six Thinking Hats.” ManyWorlds.com, Monday September 19, 2005.

Dynamic Budgets, Rolling Forecasts.” ManyWorlds.com, Wednesday September 14.

Communities of Practice.” ManyWorlds.com, Friday September 9, 2005.

The 21st Century CMO.” ManyWorlds.com, Wednesday September 7, 2005.

Social Network Analysis.” ManyWorlds.com, Wednesday August 31, 2005.

Constructive Conflict.” ManyWorlds.com, Tuesday August 30, 2005.

Responsible Reporting and the Triple Bottom Line.”  [Monday August 22 2005]

Crossing the Chasm.” ManyWorlds.com, Wednesday August 17 2005.

Society, Ethics, and Technology, 3rd Edition, Morton Winston and Ralph Edelbach, editors. Thomson Wadsworth, 2006. Chapter: “Embrace, Don't Relinquish the Future” (updated version of original).

Leaders and Managers: Close Cousins or Separate Species?”, ManyWorlds, August 12, 2005.

Mechanical Innovation”, ManyWorlds, August 9, 2005.

The Co-Creation Paradigm”, ManyWorlds, August 4, 2005.

Action Learning, ManyWorlds, July 8, 2005.

Should You be Freaking About Oil Peaking?” ManyWorlds.com, May 2005.

The Change Challenge”, Parts One and Two. ManyWorlds, April 2005.

“Embrace, Don’t Relinquish, the Future”, revised April 2005.

Toyota's Ever-Rising Sun, ManyWorlds, March 31, 2005.

Why are Internal Decision Markets Missing in Action?” ManyWorlds, March 28, 2005.

Debugging Executive Decision Making. ManyWorlds.com, January 2004.

2004

Max More: Transhumanist Mainman”, NeoFiles interview by RU Sirius, July 6, 2004 (vol.1, no.8).

"The Proactionary Principle", May 2004.

Deflecting the Precautionary Principle”, ManyWorlds, May 5, 2004.

Outside Looking In: Maximize Success Rates with Premortem Strategy”, ManyWorlds, April 9, 2004.

Value Beyond Boundaries: Profiting from Dissipating Order”, ManyWorlds.com, March 28, 2004.

You Don’t Own the Customer”, ManyWorlds.com, March 5, 2004

Beyond Caution", Keynote Statement for Vital Progress Summit, February 27, 2004

Debugging Executive Decision Making”. ManyWorlds.com, January 2004.

2003

Immortality Institute (chat), December 2003.

What Makes a Team?”, ManyWorlds.com, 12.08.03

"God-Corporations and Living La Vida Virtual", ManyWorlds.com blog, November 2003.

"Principles of Extropy" (version 3.1).

How to Optimize Disorder in Your Organizational Culture”, September 2003.

Organizational Futures”, ManyWorlds, July 2003.

Rapid Scenario Planning: Executing on Possible Tomorrows”, ManyWorlds, February, 2003.

Why Marx was even more wrong that you thought: Poverty, charity, and free markets unleashed.” ManyWorlds.com BusinessBlog, entered Monday January 20, 2003.

2002

“Elements of a New Enlightenment: Strategic Philosophy at the Edge of Human.” The Engelsberg Seminar on Consciousness, Genetics, and Society, June 14-16, 2002, Avesta, Sweden.

Rationality: The Next Competitive Advantage”, ManyWorlds, July 30, 2002.

Intellectual Capital Processors: An Emerging Futures Tool”, ManyWorlds, July 19, 2002.

From Predictions to Processes: Business Futurism Matures”, ManyWorlds, July 15, 2002.

Strategic Scenario Planning, ManyWorlds, Inc. 2002.

Interview by Sander Olson for Atomasoft, July 4, 2002.

The Now Economy: Is It Really Time for the Real-Time Extended Enterprise?” Line56, May 14, 2002.

 “Max More and Ray Kurzweil on the Singularity.” KurzweilAI.net, February 26, 2002. 

2001

“Nodes in the Network: Strategic Outsourcing and the Future of R&D. Signal, November 2001.

“Recent Perspectives on Innovation”, Signal, October 2001.

The Trinity Perspective: Fusing Innovation, Strategy, and Futures”, thought leadership article for ManyWorlds, Inc. showing our approach to strategy. July 30, 2001.

Excerpts from and recommendation of “Taking Advantage of Technological Acceleration” paper in Compaq’s online magazine: http://www.compaq.com/rcfoc/20010702.html#_Toc518206104  (This section of the site may have moved or ended.)

Embrace, Don’t Relinquish, the Future” and “Life Extension and Overpopulation” published on KurzweilAI.net, April 2001.

“Social Policy and Corporate Strategy When Everything is Possible.” GDI_IMPULS journal, Switzerland, April 2001.

"Transhumanists vs. Mysterians on the Posthuman Condition." Feedmag, July 2000. Published in abbreviated form in Feedmag, and full length at www.extropy.org.

"Life Extension and Overpopulation."  Also published on KurzweilAI.net.

Response to Bill Joy, "Embrace, Don't Relinquish, the Future" May 2000.

1990s

Panelist in discussion of “Is Cyberspace Soul Space?” at Avatars 99, Sunday December 5, 1999.

Wired Future Editors forum: September-November 1999.

A Letter to Mother Nature. August 1999. (Excerpt from Keynote Speech at Extro 4 Conference: Biotech Futures: Challenges and Choices of Life Extension and Genetic Engineering.)

"The Extropian Principles 3.0: A Transhumanist Declaration" 1998

“Future Corporations: Corporate Size and Information Technology.” (Published as “Small is Awesome”.) The Freeman, February 1999.

Singularity Meets Economy”, in Extropy Online, October 19, 1998. (Part of “A Critical Discussion of Vinge’s Singularity Concept”). Also here

"Self-Ownership: A Core Extropian Virtue" Extropy Online, January 1998

"The Future of Muscle", Muscle and Fitness, 1998.

"Ways and Memes", Rage, February 1997.

"Thinking About Thinking" (interview with neurophilosopher Paul Churchland." Wired (December 1996).

"Is God a Computer Nerd?" (Conversation with Hans Moravec.) Rage (December 1996).

"The Heat Death of Timothy Leary." Extropy #17 (2nd half 1996).

"Dynamic Optimism: Philosophy and Psychology for Shattering Limits." Awareness, Sept/Oct 1996.

"The Posthuman Challenge" in Teleopolis, German Web magazine, August 1996.

Debate with Paulina Borsook on the goal of becoming posthuman, BrainTennis Forum on HotWired, August 1996.

"Zero In; 7 Ways to Push Beyond Your Limits." Muscle and Fitness, August 1996.

"Liberty and Responsibility: Inseparable Ideals." The Freeman, July 1996.

"Denationalization of Money: Friedrich Hayek's Seminal Work on Competing Currencies." Extropy #15, vol.7, no.2, 2nd-3rd Quarter 1995. (12K)

"Live Freely, Live Longer." The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. May 1995. (11K)

"The Terminus of the Self (Pt.2)." Cryonics 1st Quarter 1995, vol.16:14, #165.

"The Terminus of the Self." Cryonics 4th Quarter 1994, vol.15:4, #164.

"On Becoming Posthuman." Free Inquiry, Fall 1994. (15K)

"Transhumanism: A Futurist Philosophy." Originally published in Extropy #6 (1990), revised 1996. (31K)

"Extropy: Death and Taxes Must Go." California Liberty, August 1994.

"Pancritical Rationalism: An Extropic Metacontext for Memetic Progress" at EXTRO 1: The First Extropy Institute Conference on Transhumanist Thought, on Saturday April 30 1994. (63K)

The Extropian Principles 2.5. Extropy #11 (Summer 1993). Version 2.6 revised 1996. (25K)

"Self-Transformation: Expanding Personal Extropy." Extropy #10 (Winter/Spring 1993), vol.4, no.2, pp.15-24. (67K)

"Economist Against the Apocalyptics." Extropy #9 (Summer 1992), vol.4 no.1, pp.37-40.

"Personal Continuity, Death, and Cryonics 1." Cryonics #144 (July 1992), vol.13 (7).

"Memory: Replacement By Inference." Cryonics #142, vol.13 (5), pp.6-8, May 1992.

"Individualism, Awareness of Death, and Immortalism." Cryonics #140, vol.13 (3), pp.7-8, March 1992.

"Dynamic Optimism: An Extropian Cognitive-Emotional Virtue" in Extropy #8 (Vol.3, No.2), Winter 1991/92. (This the new version of the essay that replaces the original.)

The Silicon Man review in Extropy #8 (Vol.3, No.2), Winter 1991/92.

"Uploading, Cryonics, and the 'Rapture'" in Cryonics #137, December 1991, Vol.12(12).

"Rights of AIs, Persogates, and Augments." in Cryonics #136, November 1991, Vol.12 (11).

 “Order Without Orderers”, Extropy #7 (Spring 1991).

"Deathism and Immortalism." in Cryonics #127, Vol.12, No.3, March 1991.

"Meaningingfulness and Mortality." In Cryonics #126, Vol.12, No.2, February 1991.

"The Third State." In Cryonics #125, Vol.12, No.1, January 1991.

"In Praise of the Devil," reprinted in Atheist Notes of the Libertarian Alliance, UK, January 1991.

"Deep Anarchy." In Extropy #5, March 1990.

"On Competition and Species Loss." In Extropy #5, March 1990.

1980s

"In Praise of the Devil." In Extropy #4, July 1989.

"What's Wrong With Death?" In Extropy #4, July 1989.

"Insanity and Agents." At the Discipuli Philosophy Conference, Saturday April 8 1989.

"Psychedelics and Mind Expansion." in Extropy #3, April 1989.

"Mizar Introduces Cryonics to Britain," in Cryonics #86 (vol. 8, No.9), September 1987.

"The Future Wealth of Nations, Part.1." Biostasis #5, August 1987.

"Identity Under Duplication." Cryonics, #84 (vol 8, No.7), July 1987.

"Cryonics in Britain." In Cryonics, Vol 7, no.11, November 1986.

"The Importance of Selfishness, the Dangers of Altruism." In Philosophical Notes of the Libertarian Alliance, November 1986.

"State Intervention and Nineteenth Century Education." In Educational Notes of the Libertarian Alliance, 1986.

"Private Police and the Free Rider Problem." In Political Notes No. 17 of the Libertarian Alliance, 1986.

"Libertarian Pollution Control." In Free Life, Vol.3, No.4, November 1983.

"Sex, Coercion, and the Age of Consent." Political Notes, No.10 (October 1983), of the Libertarian Alliance.
 

Papers and Book Contributions

Society, Ethics, and Technology, 3rd Edition, Morton Winston and Ralph Edelbach, editors. (Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.) Chapter: “Embrace, Don't Relinquish the Future” (updated version of original).

Decision Decision: The Essential Steps Between Problems and Solutions.” ManyWorlds.com, March 4, 2005.

Foreword to The Real-Time Enterprise by Peter Fingar & Joseph Bellini, October 2004.

“Superlongevity without Overpopulation”, chapter in The Scientific Conquest of Death. (Immortality Institute, October 2004.)

“Superlongevity without Overpopulation”, third edition, March 7, 2004.

Track 7 Tech Vectors to Take Advantage of Technological Acceleration”, White Paper & Presentation, ManyWorlds, August 2003.

Taking Advantage of Technological Acceleration: Tracking Emerging Technologies and Trends.” White paper, ManyWorlds, Inc. March 2001. Published also on KurzweilAI.net, May 2001.

Grasping the Future: Comparing Scenarios to Other Techniques.” White paper, ManyWorlds, Inc. February 2001. Published also on KurzweilAI.net, May 2001. And on bettermanagement.com (June 7, 2001)

“P2P: Getting Down to Business.” White paper, ManyWorlds, Inc. late 2000. “P2P Companies and Initiatives.” White paper, ManyWorlds, Inc. late 2000. These papers merged to become: "P2P: Getting Down to Business: Can Peer-to-Peer Processes Produce Profits?" ManyWorlds, published on 01/08/01. http://www.manyworlds.com/logcontent.asp?coid=CO180114225212

"Beyond the Machine: Technology and Posthuman Freedom." Paper in proceedings of Ars Electronica 1997. (FleshFactor: informationmaschinemensch), Ars Electronica Center, Springer, Wien, New York, 1997.

"Virtue and Virtuality: From Enhanced Reality to Experience Machines." Based on a talk to The Future of the Senses conference, Bonn, January 1997.

 

Book Reviews [See separate page]

 

Doctoral Dissertation

Doctoral Dissertation in Philosophy (1995), University of Southern California: The Diachronic Self: Identity, Continuity, Transformation