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A weekly, syndicated public affairs radio show transmitting a sexy, high-tech vision of a radically democratic future

A weekly, syndicated public affairs radio show transmitting a sexy, high-tech vision of a radically democratic future
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Virginia Beach, VA

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A weekly, syndicated public affairs radio show transmitting a sexy, high-tech vision of a radically democratic future

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English


Episodes

The Science of Bias, Empathy, and Dehumanization

1/18/2017
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Empathy moves us, but it may move us to make an unethical decision. Conversely, says Bloom, dehumanization is not the ultimate evil we typically assume it to be.

Techno-Anxiety? We’ve Been Afraid of Disruptions Since the Printing Press

1/17/2017
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Is the technology of the future more radical than the technology of the past? Alison Gopnik provides some historical perspective.

Pandora’s Baby

9/6/2013
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Dr. J. talks to Robin Marantz Henig on her book Pandora’s Baby, a story about the moral panic around the first “test-tube babies,” born from in-vitro fertilization. (First broadcast March 13, 2004.) ​

Mind Over Technology

8/15/2013
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Dr. J. talks to Richard Samson, a futurist, author of a number of books on human potential and director of the EraNova Institute. In Mind over Technology, Mr. Samson argues that, as machines automate routine physical and intellectual labor, human beings will be able to enhance their unique human capacities to find new niches in the economy. (First broadcast March 20, 2004)

Dirty Liberals! Cleanliness Priming of Moral Cognition

8/8/2013
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Dr. J. chats with Erik Helzer (Dept of Psychology, Cornell University) co-author of the paper “Dirty Liberals!: Reminders of physical cleanliness influence moral and political attitudes” in Psychological Science. They discuss the growing literature on the ways that political attitudes are driven by disgust sensitivity, and by disgust priming such as bad smells and sticky hands. Listen also to the 2004 Changesurfer interview with Martha Nussbaum about her book Hiding from Humanity: Disgust,...

Duration:00:27:08

Buddhism and Transhumanism: The Technologies of Self-Perfection

6/15/2012
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James Hughes, IEET Executive Director, speaking at the August 5, 2004 Faith, Transhumanism and Hope Symposium, Trinity College, University of Toronto. (and yes, seven years later I’m still working on that book…)

Duration:00:28:57