Episode #20 – Karen Yeung on Hypernudging and Big Data

In this episode I talk to Karen Yeung. Karen is a Chair in Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London. She joined the School to help establish the Centre for Technology, Ethics and Law & Society (‘TELOS’), of which she is now Director.  Professor Yeung is an academic pioneer in the … More Episode #20 – Karen Yeung on Hypernudging and Big Data

Episode #19 – Andrew G Ferguson on Predictive Policing

In this episode I talk to Andrew Guthrie Ferguson about the past, present and future of predictive policing. Andrew is a Professor at the David A Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. He is formerly as a supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. … More Episode #19 – Andrew G Ferguson on Predictive Policing

The Algorithmic Self Workshop

On Friday 27th of January, we hosted a workshop focused on self-tracking and quantification. The workshop dealt with two main questions: How does self-tracking and quantification affect our self understanding? How does self-tracking and quantification affect how we are governed (by ourselves, our lovers, our friends and our employers)? To answer these questions, we brought together … More The Algorithmic Self Workshop

Episode #18 – Jonathan Pugh on bio-conservatism and human enhancement

In this episode I talk to Jonathan Pugh about bio-conservatism and human enhancement. Jonny is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy at The University of Oxford, on the Wellcome Trust funded project “Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis”. His new paper, written with Guy Kahane and Julian Savulescu,  ‘Bio-Conservatism, Partiality, and The … More Episode #18 – Jonathan Pugh on bio-conservatism and human enhancement

Episode #17 Steve Fuller on Transhumanism and the Proactionary Imperative

In this episode I talk to Professor Steve Fuller about his sometimes controversial views on transhumanism, religion, science and technology, enhancement and evolution. Steve is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick. He is the author of a trilogy relating to the idea of a ‘post-’ or ‘trans-‘ human future, all published … More Episode #17 Steve Fuller on Transhumanism and the Proactionary Imperative

Episode #16 Anders Sandberg on the ethics and risks of time compression in computing

In this episode I talk to Anders Sandberg about the ethical implications of time compression – or the speeding up of computational tasks to quantum levels. Anders is research associate to the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. His … More Episode #16 Anders Sandberg on the ethics and risks of time compression in computing

Episode #15 – Nicole Vincent on Neurointerventions and Human Happiness

In this episode I talk to Nicole Vincent. Nicole is an international philosopher extraordinaire. She has appointments at Georgia State University, TU Delft (Netherlands) and Macquarie University (Sydney). Nicole’s work focuses on the philosophy of responsibility, cognitive enhancement and neuroethics. We talk about two main topics: (i) can neuroscience make us happier? and (ii) how … More Episode #15 – Nicole Vincent on Neurointerventions and Human Happiness

Episode #14 Aaron Wright on Blockchain Technology and the Law

In this episode I interview programmer and lawyer Aaron Wright. Aaron is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues. He is a professor at Cardozo Law School and the Director of the School’s Tech Startup Clinic. I speak to Aaron about the issues arising from his forthcoming … More Episode #14 Aaron Wright on Blockchain Technology and the Law

Episode #13 Laura Cabrera on Human Enhancement, Communication and Values

In this episode I interview Dr Laura Cabrera. Laura is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University where she conducts research into the ethical and societal implications of neurotechnology. I ask Laura how human enhancement can affect inter-personal communication and values and talk about … More Episode #13 Laura Cabrera on Human Enhancement, Communication and Values

Episode #12 – Rick Searle on the Dark Side of Transhumanism

In this episode I interview Rick Searle. Rick is an author living in Amish country in Pennsylvania. He is a prolific writer and commentator on all things technological. I get Rick to educate me about the darker aspects of the transhumanist philosophy. In particular, what Rick finds disturbing in the writings of Zoltan Istvan, Steve Fuller … More Episode #12 – Rick Searle on the Dark Side of Transhumanism