14 Recommended Blogs & Sites for the curious Techno-Humanist…

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qHere’s a little secret: The best places for a taste of the direction we’re moving are sci/tech ‘newswires’ like ScienceDaily and Phys.org. From these sites you can clearly intuit the trajectory of things, without the layers of ideology (and unwarranted hype) that the internet is renowned for.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qThe New Atlantis’ Futurisms Blog: Talking about ideology, here’s a Conservative blog bent on “Critiquing the Project to Re-engineer Humanity”. Always a very fun and refreshing read.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qNew York Times Opiniontator – The Stone: Moderated by Philosopher Simon Critchley (New School in NYC), this blog “features the writing of contemporary philosophers on issues both timely and timeless.” While not exclusively about science and technology, keep an eye out for The Stone Links (published weekly) for some amazing curated links.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qArts & Letters Daily: Probably the best site I know of for thoughtful positions on science and technology, even though you will have to sift through other (thankfully interesting) articles on a variety of topics.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qThe Society for Science and Technology makes available articles from its journal Techne: Research in Science and Technology, where you can read from the top academic minds.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qi09: Gawker Media’s excellent Sci-Fi/Futurism blog that you’ll want to check in to from time to time, if only to make sure you’re keeping up with the pop culture end of things.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qThe World Future Society publishes The Futurist bi-monthly. Can be hit or miss, but when it’s on, it’s really on. Worth bookmarking.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qIEET: Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies – Chaired by Oxford Prof. Nick Bostrom, IEET believes “that technological progress can be a catalyst for positive human development so long as we ensure that technologies are safe and equitably distributed. We call this a “technoprogressive” orientation.”

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qAuthor Kevin Kelly’s The Technium offers some insights uncharacteristic in their thoughtfulness for technology blogging.

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qYou should also check in with the developments on KurzweilAI and Singularity Hub for a taste of the most optimistic projections for what “advances mankind is making in stem cells, genetics, biology, artificial intelligence, aging, robotics and more.”

211166_410271942354403_586077005_qYou should also bookmark: The Atlantic / Technology Section & BBC Future

Have I forgotten any sites/blogs? Any suggestions? Comment below and let me know.


~ by dccohen on February 10, 2013.

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