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    CAN HUMANITY SURVIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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    The ideas, the analysis, the predictions, everything fills the pages of Carvalko's mind and his latest book, “Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology,” is a provocative case study in this conflict between man and machine— and their inevitable melding. And their inevitable misgivings.   QUINNIPIAC MAGAZ I N E 9 B Y B R I A N KO O N Z P H O T O AU T UM N D R I S C O L L CAN HUMANITY SURVIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY? Imagine a time when the human brain is connected to a computer network, downloading data quite literally in the blink of an eye. The potential gain for knowledge i..

    Technology and Ethics

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      Technology and Ethics focuses on the implications of technology from a societal,ethical, and public policy perspective. Among the technologies of interest are: genomics, synthetic biology, brain science technology, information technology, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, as well as nanotechnology, neuropharmacology, neuro-prosthetics, bionics, and telemedicine. The list is not exhaustive as we follow the ever-changing scientific and technological landscape. Articles included here have appeared in various websites. which may..

    Too many experts fail to note population as our root problem

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    Don Collins has an excellent article on a fundamental world problem, one which inevitably leads to the kinds of pandemic we are in the throes of. See, Collins' article by clicking on the link below. Habitat loss is yet another effect of overpopulation. As noted by IPBES Global Assessment: “Human actions have already driven at least 680 vertebrate species to extinction since 1500…. Habitat loss and deterioration, largely caused by human actions, have reduced global terrestrial habitat integrity by 30 per cent relative to an unimpacted baseline; combining that with the longstanding relationship..

    Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology

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    Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology (Palgrave/Macmillan, 400pp.) examines the latest scientific and technological developments likely to shape our post-human future, and considers how we can preserve our essential core, by staying focused on the humanities.   http://churchandstate.org.uk/2020/02/conserving-humanity-at-the-dawn-of-posthuman-technology/?fbclid=IwAR2eO85VjIEZvTHBNmb46yrn4cZrX93pAv7m-De-aADX64sHo5RcW7ZJR_E..

    Engine of consciousness ‘hiding in monkeys’

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    The central lateral thalamus researchers conclude, likely plays a key role in activating and maintaining two pathways to consciousness.   https://www.livescience.com/monkey-brains-have-engine-of-consciousness.html?utm_source=Selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9160&utm_content=LVS_newsletter+&utm_term=3996112&m_i=6BJ6BIqhzbyLSi8Hw4P03rK8gashNwFByiHrW0DjmalRK_vLaEohTXyud6AmyNGQfNgy8D8INwsS47R1c9X6DRZzAWKbmi_KVQcBIHd66e&fbclid=IwAR2L-vlEj5zYvLyhA3gs2iGc97VZYkdrbai7MLuPiOws29qhMBjCv6VH_g4..

    The Techno-Human Shell – A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap

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    Democritus, the Greek philosopher believed 2500 years ago that civilization fulfills life’s needs by compelling human beings invention. I doubt that he ever thought we’d be re-inventing the human species.   http://churchandstate.org.uk/2020/02/the-techno-human-shell-a-jump-in-the-evolutionary-gap/?fbclid=IwAR180zqxMRaGND_DhlvVTPpvTEjE_TV3QKqJB5oJZU7FuXg4rXy72yWdJ-Ihttp://churchandstate.org.uk/2020/02/the-techno-human-shell-a-jump-in-the-evolutionary-gap/?fbclid=IwAR180zqxMRaGND_DhlvVTPpvTEjE_TV3QKqJB5oJZU7FuXg4rXy72yWdJ-I..

    Enhanced human brainpower

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    Most countries competing in the modern world undoubtedly support policies and initiatives directed toward innovation in artificial and machine intelligence. In the same vein,when feasible (and it will be in the not too distant future) they will also support enhanced human brainpower through genetic intervention-they will not be left behind.   http://churchandstate.org.uk/2020/03/our-genetic-future-is-coming-faster-than-we-think/?fbclid=IwAR1kV4mVM40LwiCVaD0h_Z9WPWTY0ddZRwsX7fYNLLJUO3esMmLx4_CE70s..

    Electric signals in the body helps it heal

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    Controlling electric signals in the body could help it heal https://www.knowablemagazine.org/article/living-world/2018/controlling-electric-signals-body-could-help-it-heal?utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=earned&utm_campaign=TrendMD_Credit&origin=36e21abe5ae0b5c1dee06e941613c36d&fbclid=IwAR3zsWw8Jdz1WPG7FycV8sH9WyRvShvRbvt2H1Dj8qmrJ8lhn0paKNP6M4o  ..

    WHO SHALL LIVE

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      Is there a moral principle that speaks to ignoring the justice of a situation on the grounds that by doing so we maximize the survival of the fittest?     The attached article provides a realistic view of what doctors are up against, if there is a shortage of ventilators. I would hope that as part of the hospital administration assembled to handle these difficult decisions that in addition to doctors, there will be social workers, psychologists, and clergy to palliate and mitigate the shock families will experience upon knowing that their loved ones are being sacrificed for th..

    Technology and Ethics

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    I just read Chapter 1: “Life and the Law in the Era of Data-Driven Agency,” Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt and Kieron O’Hara, which provides a fresh set of viewpoints to be consider in the current sweep of technology and its impact on, above all things, individual autonomy. https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788971997/9781788971997.xml?fbclid=IwAR32EbOIZAzoX8uydleHDHBrZ-s-dONe9qLxhBhfOz9ODny05EbyheLYqek..

    Our Best Values Must Guide Our Most Powerful Technologies

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      We need to draw attention to the need for national and international policies to regulate initiatives that stand to alter the human genome. This doesn't necessarily mean banning or restricting science, especially medical science, but that activities touching especially germline alterations should be subjected to public discourse, before commercial interests run roughshod over the sanctity of what belongs to the collective "we," the anatomical integrity of the human species. http://churchandstate.org.uk/2020/02/our-best-values-must-guide-our-most-powerful-technologies/?fbclid=IwAR1Jugdf3..

    SELF-ABSORPTION

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    Eight-hundred-thousand miles ago, hurled at sixty-seven-thousand miles per hour, twelve hours from now, my planet-spinning, perpetual twelve-thousand mile curve takes me into the next sunrise. But, Spaceship Earth has changed me more than my sidereal timekeeper or distance metric belies. Every second of every day, I head into a technological abyss at warp speed making it impossible to know where to steer what brought me here--what we call our humanity. We stand at the cusp of an evolutionary departure from the modern human, because of an onslaught of fossil fuel technology, artificial intellig..

    AI TRANSLATION OF THOUGHTS- AN ENCODER–DECODER FRAMEWORK

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    The next generation, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as nano-sized robotic-motors will course through arteries for drug delivery, and eventually to provide a direct connection from the brain to the Internet. These devices will range in size from 10-9 meters (a few hundred atoms across) to 10-5 meters or the diameter of a white blood cell. The extent science and engineering realize this ambitious undertaking remains uncertain, especially the magnitude of improving computer-generated intelligence, i.e., information communicated to the brain, not intercepted by the human senses of sig..

    Bizarre Ford Patent Lets You Filter Rideshare Cars by Smell

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    https://futurism.com/the-byte/bizarre-ford-patent-filter-rideshare-cars-smell?fbclid=IwAR0-ra8CbTrwQF8Eq4u-6vfaxZI_XbQDq2syP9uUBUGU44SjioCdvjGM-ps  ..

    THE 47th STATE PANACEA OR PERVERSION

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    C.S. Lewis warned about our final mastery over nature, and the inevitable drift into a future world where knowledge about the old world completely vanishes, where what once was, irretrievably transforms into something else. My latest article on genetic modification was just published. We have the technology to potentially add a 47th chromosome, but the implications are enormously consequential. http://churchandstate.org.uk/2020/04/the-47th-state-panacea-or-perversion/    ..

    REGULATORY CONSIDERATION FOR LOCATION BASED IDENTIFICATION

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    We may be entering a period where smartphones may be used to verify and track those immune to COVID-19. Read this thorough analysis, by 3 of the world's leading authorities on issues that need consideration, before proceeding, lest we stumble into problems we had no appreciation for. http://www.katinamichael.com/research/2014/1/1/the-regulatory-considerations-and-ethical-dilemmas-of-location-based-services-lbs  ..

    SEVERING OF THE SPECIES

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    Severing of the Species Implications of Genetic Editing and Artificial Intelligence on the human substrate[1]   Joseph R. Carvalko, Jr. Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA carvalko@sbcglobal.net         Abstract—This paper reports on the confluence of current data gathering such as genomic-wide association studies,  related to the heritability and manipulation of traits, and bioengineered processors, which combined have the potential to influence the further development of our species. Specifically addressed are: genetic..

    When America Did Something, Not Because It Was Easy But Because It Was Hard

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        I saw the dark side of the Moon in the company of a few, who like me, were to bear witness to something for the first time in human history.   On August 10, 1966, a daylight meteor was seen in the sky from Utah to Canada. It’s said to be the only known case of a meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere and leaving it again. It was also on that day, at 2:26 p.m., Eastern time, from Cape Kennedy,  Lunar Orbiter 1, the first spacecraft to orbit the Moon, was launched. Four days later, at 8:43 a.m., Eastern time, the spaceship successfully entered an orbit around the Moon, becoming the..

    TRUMP AND THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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    We are on the eve of the potentially deadly Hurricane Florence hitting the Carolinas. In a few days, the government will once again, methodically assess its cost, in lives and property damage. The U.S. with its immense depth for undertaking huge scientific/technical projects might help to stave off these kinds of destructive storms, not today or tomorrow, but in time to reverse the rise in ocean tides, the melting of the poles, the burning of forests, the excessive temperatures experienced here and abroad, and yes, the save the planet for our grand-kids. President Trump’s decision to abandon t..

    Defending Against Opaque Algorithmic Meddling in Free Elections

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    Democracies need both a free Internet and free speech, and judging from the election tampering that has occurred recently throughout Europe and the United States, time has come to consider instituting standards and global policies.This is the subject of my new paper in this Quarters Technology and Science. If you want to read more, click here to read the full essay "Defending Against Opaque Algorithmic Meddling in Free Elections"..

    WHO SHOULD OWN IN-THE-BODY MEDICAL DATA IN THE AGE OF EHEALTH

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    Within the next decade, reactive medical practices will evolve into what has been popularly coined “P4” medicine – predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory – where examinations will take place at home, where devices connected to the body, externally and internally, will send medical data into the cloud, where expert systems will analyze and determine wellness and disease, as well as tweak, in real time, personalized electronic prescriptions for medical treatment and anatomical enhancement. Patients should own this data, and here is why. (more…)..

    PHARMACO-ELECTRONICS

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    Future medical prescriptions will take the form of software algorithms and other computer mediated methods that instantiate in-the-body electronic prostheses. To prepare society for the effects of electronic medical prescription delivery, we need to consider improving regulation to insure our security and to engage in a dialogue regarding the apparent ethical implications.  As in-the-body and wearable processors become commonplace within the next decade, reactive medical practices will evolve into predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory medicine,  where devices send physiologic..

    Crowdsourcing Biological Specimen Identification

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      Joseph R. Carvalko Cara Morris     Abstract Existing technology may provide a solution to the intractable problem of the unmet demand in rural areas for the identification of biological specimens.  Acquisition and transmission of the biological specimens, revealed through low cost microscopy, to a server would be viewed and analyzed by autonomous members of a crowdsource community, where subject to a system of quality control, populations that do not have access to medical diagnostic facilities might have the full advantages of medical analyses.  One such system is suggested w..

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