Endnotes

For convenience of readers, this page lists all the endnotes from Transcending Politics, in easily clickable form.

  1. “An Intellectual Entente” http://harvardmagazine.com/breaking-news/james-watson-edward-o-wilson-intellectual-entente
  2. “A Letter to Mother Nature: Amendments to the Human Constitution” http://strategicphilosophy.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/its-about-ten-years-since-i-wrote.html
  3. “Definitions of Transhumanism” https://web.archive.org/web/19970712091927/http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Intro/definitions.html
  4. “Extropy Institute Neologisms” https://web.archive.org/web/19980110162302/http:/www.extropy.com/neologo.htm
  5. “The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16287039-the-transhumanist-reader.
  6. “Transhumanism” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
  7. “An Introduction to Transhumanism” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTMS9y8OVuY
  8. “2017 update to the Technoprogressive Declaration” https://transvision-conference.org/tpdec2017/
  9. “Lord Acton Quote Archive” https://acton.org/research/lord-acton-quote-archive
  10. This saying is from the New Testament: http://biblehub.com/matthew/16-26.htm
  11. “An Intellectual Entente” http://harvardmagazine.com/breaking-news/james-watson-edward-o-wilson-intellectual-entente
  12. This phrase is an adaptation of a similar saying by Marc Andreessen: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111903480904576512250915629460
  13. “Joseph de Maistre” https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_de_Maistre
  14. “Up-Wingers: A Futurist Manifesto” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/931652.Up_Wingers
  15. “The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20696118-the-proactionary-imperative
  16. “Plato’s Philosopher Kings” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALXsaT6bqL0
  17. “What about technocracy?” http://www.technocracyinc.org/what-about-technocracy/
  18. “Scientocracy: Policy making that reflects human nature” https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/scientocracy/200901/scientocracy-policy-making-reflects-human-nature
  19. “Britain has had enough of experts, says Gove” https://www.ft.com/content/3be49734-29cb-11e6-83e4-abc22d5d108c
  20. “Trofim Lysenko” http://www.nndb.com/people/828/000050678/
  21. “Techies have been trying to replace politicians for decades” https://www.wired.com/2015/06/technocracy-inc/
  22. An archive of the first Transpolitica newsletter is available at https://transpolitica.org/2015/01/28/transpolitica-news-1/
  23. “Preamble” https://transpolitica.org/manifesto/
  24. “Transpolitica: Anticipating tomorrow’s politics” https://transpolitica.org/
  25. For example, that statement was made at a conference in New York in October 2014, by Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141022-are-we-getting-smarter
  26. “Political Lying” http://www.bartleby.com/209/633.html
  27. “President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/11/14/president-trump-has-made-1628-false-or-misleading-claims-over-298-days/
  28. “Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-lies-obama-who-is-worse.html
  29. “Killing the Truth: How Trump’s Attack on the Free Press Endangers Democracy” https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/killing-the-truth-how-trumps-attack-on-the-free-press_us_58ba1469e4b02eac8876cebf
  30. “Why Trump’s supporters will never abandon him” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41028733
  31. “Upton Sinclair” https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Upton_Sinclair
  32. “Burn the rich: a recent study suggests that envy comes naturally”: http://reason.com/archives/2002/06/19/burn-the-rich
  33. “Are People Willing to Pay to Reduce Others’ Incomes?” http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/ajoswald/finaljuly13paris.pdf (PDF)
  34. “My Final Answer – ‘Kill My Neighbour’s Goat’” http://www.rferl.org/a/1052770.html
  35. “Meditation 17”, quoted in https://qz.com/716088/john-donnes-solemn-400-year-old-poem-against-isolationism-is-resonating-with-brits-today/
  36. “Pence’s Past” http://www.snopes.com/mike-pences-gay-past/
  37. “List of cognitive biases” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
  38. “Only the Paranoid Survive” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66863.Only_the_Paranoid_Survive
  39. “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11107244-the-better-angels-of-our-nature
  40. “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31138556-homo-deus
  41. “Abundance: The Future is Brighter Than You Think” http://www.diamandis.com/abundance
  42. “A Single Death is a Tragedy; a Million Deaths is a Statistic” http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/21/death-statistic/
  43. “Brave New World: A defence of paradise-engineering”, by David Pearce: https://www.huxley.net/
  44. “Statement from the new Prime Minister Theresa May” https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/statement-from-the-new-prime-minister-theresa-may
  45.  “The greatest motivational poster ever?” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7869458.stm
  46. “It was the best of times” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443374/2016-best-year-ever
  47. “Was 2016 the Best Year Ever?” https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/inequality-and-climate-change-exaggeration-by-bjorn-lomborg-2016-12
  48. “The Infinite Resource” http://rameznaam.com/the-infinite-resource/
  49. “State of the Future version 19.1” http://www.millennium-project.org/state-of-the-future-version-19-1/
  50. “State of the Future Index” http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/SOFI.html
  51. “The Great Illusion” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2462426.The_Great_Illusion
  52. “World War One: First war was impossible, then inevitable” http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/06/27/world-war-one-first-war-was-impossible-then-inevitable/
  53. Quote included in “A mirror on the crisis” http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/the-ascent-of-money-by-niall-ferguson-980013.html
  54. “The Executive Who Brought Down AIG” http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=7210007
  55. “Accidental Nuclear War: A Timeline of Close Calls” http://futureoflife.org/background/nuclear-close-calls-a-timeline/
  56. “Science Debunked Meteorites” https://www.sott.net/article/238325-Science-Debunked-Meteorites
  57. “Scientific group-think: the meteorite case” http://arthur.shumwaysmith.com/life/content/scientific_group_think_the_meteorite_case
  58. “Museums that threw away their meteorite collections” http://ersby.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/museums-that-threw-away-their-meteorite.html
  59. “As Hiroshima smouldered, our atom bomb scientists suffered remorse” http://www.newsweek.com/hiroshima-smouldered-our-atom-bomb-scientists-suffered-remorse-360125
  60. “Hiroshima: The medical aftermath of the day that changed the world” http://hiroshima.australiandoctor.com.au/
  61. “Sidelining Science Since Day One” https://www.ucsusa.org/center-science-and-democracy/promoting-scientific-integrity/sidelining-science-from-day-one
  62. “The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists” https://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process
  63. “Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31487.Unweaving_the_Rainbow
  64. “The 20th Century Transformation of U.S. Agriculture and Farm Policy” http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/259572/eib3_1_.pdf
  65. “The Demographics of the U.S. Equine Population” http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/hsp/soaiv_07_ch10.pdf
  66. “Technology and people: The great job-creating machine” https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/finance/articles/technology-and-people.html
  67. “Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data” https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/aug/17/technology-created-more-jobs-than-destroyed-140-years-data-census
  68. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/949299.The_New_Division_of_Labor
  69. “Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery: 50,000 Beers” https://www.wired.com/2016/10/ubers-self-driving-truck-makes-first-delivery-50000-beers/
  70. “Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition” http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1325712
  71. “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24612233-the-master-algorithm
  72. “A welcome from the President, David Levy” http://icga.leidenuniv.nl/?page_id=24
  73. “David Levy speaker preview of Anticipating 2025” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Rk6rtLc-E
  74. “‘Huge leap forward’ Computer that mimics human brain beats professional at game of Go” http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/huge-leap-forward-computer-mimics-human-brain-beats-professional-game-go
  75. “The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can’t Win” https://www.wired.com/2014/05/the-world-of-computer-go/
  76. “The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can’t Win” https://www.wired.com/2014/05/the-world-of-computer-go/
  77. “Artificial Intuition: The Improbable Deep Learning Revolution” https://gumroad.com/l/IHDj
  78. “What the AI Behind AlphaGo Can Teach Us About Being Human” https://www.wired.com/2016/05/google-alpha-go-ai/
  79. “Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31213179-heart-of-the-machine
  80. “Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence” http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1949918/rise-robots-60000-workers-culled-just-one-factory-chinas
  81. “Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/05/japanese-company-replaces-office-workers-artificial-intelligence-ai-fukoku-mutual-life-insurance
  82. “Khosla explains his ‘robots replacing doctors’ comment” http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/05/khosla-explains-his-robots-replacing-doctors-comment-and-goes-on-the-hunt-for-data-scientists/
  83. “Speculations and musings of a technology optimist” http://www.khoslaventures.com/20-percent-doctor-included-speculations-and-musings-of-a-technology-optimist
  84. “The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23462787-the-future-of-the-professions
  85. “Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence” https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/21/google-a-step-closer-to-developing-machines-with-human-like-intelligence
  86. “James Bessen on Learning by Doing” http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2016/05/james_bessen_on.html
  87. “Why Robots Will Be The Biggest Job Creators In World History” http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2015/03/01/why-robots-will-be-the-biggest-job-creators-in-history
  88. “Occupational outlook handbook” https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/tellers.htm#tab-6
  89. “The Horses, ‘going to the Dogs’, from George Cruikshank’s Scraps and Sketches” https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-horses-going-to-the-dogs-from-george-cruikshanks-scraps-and-sketches
  90. Quoted in “Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5972226-horses-at-work
  91. “The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26634594-the-rise-and-fall-of-american-growth
  92. “Museum of the City of New York” http://collections.mcny.org
  93. “5th Ave. – Easter, ‘13” http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ggbain.11656/
  94. “Technology and inequality” http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/531726/technology-and-inequality/
  95. “The Second Machine Age” http://secondmachineage.com/
  96. “The Economics of Superstars” http://home.uchicago.edu/~vlima/courses/econ201/Superstars.pdf
  97. “The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats” http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html
  98. “Why Robots Will Be The Biggest Job Creators In World History” http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2015/03/01/why-robots-will-be-the-biggest-job-creators-in-history
  99. “Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36690518-utopia-for-realists
  100. “A Commitment to Philanthropy” https://givingpledge.org
  101. “The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38320198
  102. “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren” http://www.econ.yale.edu/smith/econ116a/keynes1.pdf
  103. “Roy Amara, forecaster, RIP” http://boingboing.net/2008/01/03/roy-amara-forecaster.html
  104. “A Conversation with Kevin Kelly” http://edge.org/conversation/the-technium
  105. “Know Your Baby is Okay” http://www.owletcare.com/
  106. “Consumer Alert: Consumer Affairs Warns Parents to Secure Video Baby Monitors” http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/media/pr012716.page
  107. “Hacker disables more than 100 cars remotely” https://www.wired.com/2010/03/hacker-bricks-cars/
  108. “Pacemaker hack can deliver deadly 830-volt jolt” http://www.computerworld.com/article/2492453/malware-vulnerabilities/pacemaker-hack-can-deliver-deadly-830-volt-jolt.html
  109. “Dick Cheney’s Heart” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dick-cheneys-heart/
  110. “China Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber” https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204058404577110541568535300
  111. “CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher” https://www.wired.com/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/
  112. “Another IoT botnet with pieces of Mirai embedded can do DDoS from 100k devices” https://www.networkworld.com/article/3195900/security/another-iot-botnet-with-pieces-of-mirai-embedded-can-do-ddos-from-100k-devices.html
  113. “Google’s DeepMind AI can lip-read TV shows better than a pro” https://www.newscientist.com/article/2113299-googles-deepmind-ai-can-lip-read-tv-shows-better-than-a-pro/
  114. “How Web Sites Vary Prices Based on Your Information (and What You Can Do About It)” https://lifehacker.com/5973689/how-web-sites-vary-prices-based-on-your-information-and-what-you-can-do-about-it
  115. “State of the Future”: http://millennium-project.org/millennium/201314SOF.html
  116. https://twitter.com/tom_peters/status/820440755214827521
  117. https://twitter.com/tom_peters/status/820441228101591042
  118. https://twitter.com/tom_peters/status/820463464057446400
  119. https://twitter.com/tom_peters/status/820462055601762304
  120. “About Bruce Schneier” https://www.schneier.com/blog/about/
  121. “Click Here to Kill Everyone” http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/01/the-internet-of-things-dangerous-future-bruce-schneier.html
  122. “Future Crimes” http://www.futurecrimesbook.com/
  123. “About Marc Goodman” http://www.marcgoodman.net/about/
  124. “Singularity 1on1: Marc Goodman on Future Crimes” https://www.singularityweblog.com/marc-goodman-on-future-crimes-2/
  125. “We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security” http://www.marcgoodman.net/2014/11/14/medium-we-need-a-manhattan-project-for-cyber-security/
  126. “March of the terminators: Robot warriors are no longer sci-fi but reality. So what happens when they turn their guns on us?” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1182910/March-terminators-Robot-warriors-longer-sci-fi-reality-So-happens-turn-guns-us.html
  127. “The problem” http://www.stopkillerrobots.org/the-problem/
  128. See for example the points made by Calum Chace in “The killer robots have arrived: but could they also save your life?” http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/29/the-killer-robots-have-arrived-but-could-they-also-save-your-life-7265785/
  129. “Autonomous weapons: An open letter from AI & robotics researchers” https://futureoflife.org/open-letter-autonomous-weapons/
  130. “Click Here to Kill Everyone” http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/01/the-internet-of-things-dangerous-future-bruce-schneier.html
  131. “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34272565-life-3-0
  132. “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17286699-our-final-invention
  133. “Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26254196-surviving-ai
  134. “The Technological Singularity” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26017445-the-technological-singularity
  135. “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20527133-superintelligence
  136. “Defining Intelligence” https://www.edge.org/conversation/stuart_russell-defining-intelligence
  137. “Artificial Intelligence: A modern approach” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27543.Artificial_Intelligence
  138. “Anniversary – 80 years ago, Leo Szilard envisioned neutron chain reaction” http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/09/17/anniversary-80-years-ago-leo-szliard-envisioned-neutron-chain-reaction
  139. “AI: The Story So Far”, slides by Stuart Russell https://intelligence.org/files/csrbai/russell-slides.pdf
  140. “Thinking about the unthinkable” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/179016.Thinking_about_the_Unthinkable
  141. “’Whoever leads in AI will rule the world’: Putin to Russian children on Knowledge Day” https://www.rt.com/news/401731-ai-rule-world-putin/
  142. “World Economic Forum Annual Meeting” https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2017
  143. “Future of life institute” https://futureoflife.org/
  144. “Beneficial AI 2017” https://futureoflife.org/bai-2017/
  145. “Asilomar AI principles” https://futureoflife.org/ai-principles/
  146. “AI safety conference in Puerto Rico” https://futureoflife.org/2015/10/12/ai-safety-conference-in-puerto-rico/
  147. https://www.partnershiponai.org/
  148. “China’s Artificial-Intelligence Boom” https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/china-artificial-intelligence/516615/
  149. “Get serious about obesity or bankrupt the NHS – Simon Stevens” https://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/09/serious-about-obesity/
  150. “Billions wasted as drugs bill threatens to bankrupt the NHS, experts say” http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/736856/Billions-wasted-drugs-bill-threatens-bankrupt-NHS-experts-say
  151. “Dear Prime Minister: Final Letter” https://www.scribd.com/document/368914596/Final-Letter
  152. “NHS waiting list could soar to 5m without urgent cash, chief warns” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/08/nhs-chief-warns-waiting-lists-could-hit-5m-without-extra-cash
  153. “This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy” https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2017/05/05/this-is-the-no-1-reason-americans-file-for-bankruptcy/101148136/
  154. “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23131174-the-digital-doctor
  155. “NHS pulls the plug on its 11bn IT system” http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-pulls-the-plug-on-its-11bn-it-system-2330906.html
  156. “Oh dear, is this another costly IT failure?” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10986642/Oh-dear-is-this-another-costly-IT-failure.html
  157. “Now, Cancer becomes one of the most expensive and riskiest diseases to treat” http://www.nationaldailypress.com/2016/05/01/now-cancer-become-one-of-the-most-expensive-and-riskiest-diseases-to-treat/
  158. “Low-Income Diabetics Paying High Price For Insulin” http://c-hit.org/2016/04/10/low-income-diabetics-paying-high-price-for-insulin/
  159. “The Cost of Sequencing a Human Genome” https://www.genome.gov/sequencingcosts/
  160. “Diagnosing the decline in pharmaceutical R&D efficiency” http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v11/n3/full/nrd3681.html
  161. “Gompertz–Makeham law of mortality” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gompertz%E2%80%93Makeham_law_of_mortality
  162. Analysis from https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/lifeexpectancies/datasets/nationallifetablesunitedkingdomreferencetables
  163. “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3487850-the-innovator-s-prescription
  164. “Factors in the Drop in United States Infant Mortality: 1900-1940” http://repository.cmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1070&context=hsshonors
  165. “Infant mortality decline in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: the role of market milk” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17951891
  166. “American Amnesia: Business, Government, and the Forgotten Roots of Our Prosperity” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25814409-american-amnesia
  167. “Dr. Semmelweis’ Biography” http://semmelweis.org/about/dr-semmelweis-biography/
  168. “Views on puerperal fever” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Braun_(obstetrician)#Views_on_puerperal_fever
  169. “Cigarettes were once ‘physician’ tested, approved” http://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/news/print/hemonc-today/%7B241d62a7-fe6e-4c5b-9fed-a33cc6e4bd7c%7D/cigarettes-were-once-physician-tested-approved
  170. “The Abolition of Aging: The forthcoming radical extension of healthy human longevity” https://theabolitionofaging.com/
  171. “Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/519781.Ending_Aging
  172. “Juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity” https://www.juvenescence-book.com/
  173. “In pursuit of the Longevity Dividend” http://sjayolshansky.com/sjo/Background_files/TheScientist.pdf
  174. “The Value of Health and Longevity” https://web.archive.org/web/20061018172529/http://www.econ.yale.edu/seminars/labor/lap04-05/topel032505.pdf
  175. “Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories” https://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx
  176. “SENS Research Foundation” http://www.sens.org/
  177. “How Much Does It Cost To Find A Higgs Boson?” http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/07/05/how-much-does-it-cost-to-find-a-higgs-boson/
  178. “Why Not Artificial Wombs?” http://www.thenewatlantis.com/docLib/TNA03-Rosen.pdf
  179. “Transhumanism” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
  180. “Humanity+” http://humanityplus.org/
  181. “Updated planetary boundaries framework shows four of nine boundaries now crossed” http://www.futureearth.org/news/updated-planetary-boundaries-framework-shows-four-nine-boundaries-now-crossed
  182. “Powering the planet: Chemical challenges solar energy utilization” http://www.pnas.org/content/103/43/15729.long
  183. “Could the desert sun power the world?” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/dec/11/sahara-solar-panels-green-electricity
  184. “Total Surface Area Required to Fuel the World With Solar” http://landartgenerator.org/blagi/archives/127
  185. “Growth of photovoltaics” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_of_photovoltaics
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  359. “A history of Donald Trump’s business dealings in Russia” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-history-of-donald-trumps-business-dealings-in-russia/2017/11/02/fb8eed22-ba9e-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html
  360. “Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin” https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/03/panama-papers-money-hidden-offshore
  361. “Why Does the Kremlin Care So Much About the Magnitsky Act?” https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/magnitsky-act-kremlin/535044/
  362. “How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28400218
  363. “What Caused the Russian Financial Crisis of 2014 and 2015” https://www.thebalance.com/what-caused-the-russian-financial-crisis-of-2014-and-2015-1979012
  364. For example, see “America’s long history of meddling in other countries’ elections” https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/americas-long-history-of-meddling-in-other-countries-elections
  365. “Highest death toll from a civil war” http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/highest-death-toll-from-a-civil-war
  366. “Special Operations Forces (SOF) and CIA Paramilitary Operations: Issues for Congress” https://web.archive.org/web/20160303045342/http://ftp.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RS22017.pdf
  367. “Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/gary-webb-dark-alliance_n_5961748
  368. “Stealing Elections Is All in the Game” http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/10/stealing-elections-is-all-in-the-game-russia-trump/
  369. “Americans can spot election meddling because they’ve been doing it for years” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/americans-spot-election-meddling-doing-years-vladimir-putin-donald-trump
  370. “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22609522-red-notice
  371. “Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No 1 Enemy by Bill Browder” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/26/red-notice-how-i-became-putin-no-1-enemy-bill-browder-review
  372. “It Takes A Village To Determine The Origins Of An African Proverb” https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/07/30/487925796/it-takes-a-village-to-determine-the-origins-of-an-african-proverb
  373. “Smartphones and Beyond” https://smartphonesandbeyond.com/
  374. See especially Chapter 26, “February 11th” https://smartphonesandbeyond.com/chapters/part-iii/february-11th/
  375. “Did the Mail and Sun help swing the UK towards Brexit?” https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jun/24/mail-sun-uk-brexit-newspapers
  376. “The Press and immigration: reporting the news or fanning the flames of hatred?” http://www.sub-scribe.co.uk/2016/09/the-press-and-immigration-reporting.html
  377. “Stay or go – the lack of solid facts means it’s all a leap of faith” https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/anthony-hilton-stay-or-go-the-lack-of-solid-facts-means-it-s-all-a-leap-of-faith-a3189151.html
  378. “Rupert Murdoch: ‘I’ve never asked any prime minister for anything’” https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/dec/19/rupert-murdoch-ive-never-asked-any-prime-minister-for-anything
  379. “How To Stop Brexit – And Make Britain Great Again” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35720126-how-to-stop-brexit—and-make-britain-great-again
  380. “The Brexiters who put their money offshore” https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/09/brexiters-put-money-offshore-tax-haven
  381. “Everything you need to know about Lexit in five minutes” http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2017/11/17/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lexit-in-five-minutes
  382. “Internal market and free movement – freedom of establishment and collective action initiated by a trade union” http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/legal_service/arrets/05c438_en.pdf
  383. “Dominic Cummings: how the Brexit referendum was won” https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/01/dominic-cummings-brexit-referendum-won/
  384. “Apollo 11 moon landing: top 15 Nasa inventions” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/5893387/Apollo-11-moon-landing-top-15-Nasa-inventions.html
  385. “Marshall Plan, 1948” https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/marshall-plan
  386. “NHS Expenditure” http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN00724
  387. “Genocide in the 20th century” http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/index.html
  388. Links purposely omitted
  389. Ephesians 4:32: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+4%3A32
  390. “Marx’s theory of alienation” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marx%27s_theory_of_alienation
  391. “Literature and Revolution” https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=MG-981usVQEC
  392. “Communism & Democratic Socialism & the ‘New Man’” https://www.ourcivilisation.com/cooray/westdem/chap13.htm
  393. “Cogs in the Wheel: The Formation of Soviet Man” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1278847.Cogs_in_the_Wheel
  394. “This Day in History: Down to the Countryside Movement” http://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/8077/china-chronicles-up-to-the-mountains-and-down-to-the-countryside
  395. “China’s ‘lost generation’ recall hardships of Cultural Revolution” http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/24/world/asia/china-lost-generation/index.html
  396. “The Cultural Revolution: all you need to know about China’s political convulsion” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/11/the-cultural-revolution-50-years-on-all-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-political-convulsion
  397. “Mao’s Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45 million in four years’” http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/maos-great-leap-forward-killed-45-million-in-four-years-2081630.html
  398. “Mao’s Great Famine: The History Of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8410925-mao-s-great-famine
  399. “Looking back on the Great Leap Forward” http://www.historytoday.com/frank-dik%C3%B6tter/looking-back-great-leap-forward
  400. “Chinese Support for Khmer Rouge Grows Cooler” http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/09/world/chinese-support-for-khmer-rouge-grows-cooler.html
  401. “Literacy and Education under the Khmer Rouge” https://gsp.yale.edu/literacy-and-education-under-khmer-rouge
  402. “The Khmer Rouge” http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1879785,00.html
  403. “How two men survived a prison where 12,000 were killed” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33096971
  404. “The Killing Fields” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087553/
  405. “Court Revives Convictions in Murder of ‘Killing Fields’ Survivor” http://www.metnews.com/articles/2005/tanx070805.htm
  406. “Khmer Rouge chief: babies were ‘smashed to death’” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/khmer-rouge-chief-babies-were-smashed-to-death-1700196.html
  407. This example is discussed more fully in Chapter 3 of “The abolition of aging” https://theabolitionofaging.com/contents/
  408. “Extropy Magazines” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Extropy_Magazines
  409. “The Extropian Principles version 3.0” http://vency.com/EXtropian3.htm
  410. “Principles of Extropy version 3.11” https://web.archive.org/web/20110806105153/http://www.extropy.org/principles.htm
  411. “H+: True Transhumanism” http://www.metanexus.net/essay/h-true-transhumanism
  412. “US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills” https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/07/us-military-successfully-tests-electrical-brain-stimulation-to-enhance-staff-skills
  413. “Moral Enhancement” https://philosophynow.org/issues/91/Moral_Enhancement
  414. “The abolition of aging” https://theabolitionofaging.com/
  415. “Why Cryonics Makes Sense” https://waitbutwhy.com/2016/03/cryonics.html
  416. “Technological Resurrection: An idea ripe for discussion” https://dw2blog.com/2017/11/30/technological-resurrection-an-idea-ripe-for-discussion/
  417. “Criticism of transhumanism” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_transhumanism
  418. “The pope of transhumanism” https://www.actualized.org/forum/topic/951-transhumanism/
  419. “The Transhumanist Declaration (2.4)” https://web.archive.org/web/19980702105748/http://www.transhumanism.com/declaration.htm
  420. “Transhumanist Art Statement” https://web.archive.org/web/19980523093459/http://www.extropic-art.com/transart.htm
  421. “Transhumanist Declaration” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Transhumanist_Declaration
  422. “Biohacker Summit Program” http://biohackersummit.com/stockholm-2017/program/
  423. “Search Inside Yourself” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12921211-search-inside-yourself
  424. “Search Inside Yourself” http://siybook.com/
  425. “Results” https://siyli.org/results
  426. “Stealing Fire” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30317415-stealing-fire
  427. “Democratize Nirvana” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao1jztX7Wws
  428. “Frequently Asked Questions” https://nootropics.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  429. “Psychoactive Substances Act 2016” https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/psychoactive-substances-bill-2015
  430. “Re: Psychoactive Substances Bill” https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441400/2-7-15-_ACMD_advice_on_PS_Bill.pdf
  431. “You’re not hallucinating, MPs really did pass crazy bad drug law” https://www.newscientist.com/article/2074813-youre-not-hallucinating-mps-really-did-pass-crazy-bad-drug-law/
  432. “David Nutt: ‘The government cannot think logically about drugs’” https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/dec/06/david-nutt-drugs-alcohol
  433. “Theresa May’s Religion Has Made Her An ‘Extremist’ On Drugs Policy, Professor David Nutt Says” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/theresa-mays-religion-has-made-her-an-extremist-on-drugs-professor-david-nutt-says_uk_58a6e850e4b07602ad53a8a7
  434. “Nick Clegg accuses Theresa May of tampering with drug report” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/apr/17/nick-clegg-accuses-theresa-may-drug-report-conservatives
  435. “Lifespans Are Long Enough” https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/lifespans-are-long-enough
  436. “Transhumanism” http://foreignpolicy.com/2009/10/23/transhumanism/
  437. “Socrates’ objections to writing” http://outofthejungle.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/socrates-objections-to-writing.html
  438. “Memorial: Karl Marx grave” https://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/karl-marx-grave
  439. “Tasks awaiting volunteers” https://transpolitica.org/projects/
  440. “The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21314.The_Starfish_and_the_Spider
  441. “10 interesting open source software forks and why they happened” http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/09/11/10-interesting-open-source-software-forks-and-why-they-happened/
  442. “Bitcoin security model: trust by computation” http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/02/bitcoin-security-model-trust-by-computation.html
  443. “About R3” https://www.r3.com/about/
  444. “How Blockchain Can Improve Politics” https://medium.com/@shivagbhaskar/how-blockchain-can-improve-american-politics-9a2016680f10
  445. “Blockchain Technology and Decentralized Governance: Is the State Still Necessary?” https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2709713
  446. “A Brief History of Blockchain” https://hbr.org/2017/02/a-brief-history-of-blockchain
  447. “Transcending Politics With Vinay Gupta” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwNloQctV60
  448. “Vinay Gupta – Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaH5HDhtWo4
  449. “Fundamental challenges with public blockchains” https://medium.com/@preethikasireddy/fundamental-challenges-with-public-blockchains-253c800e9428
  450. See also “Buckminster Fuller is Idiotic” https://medium.com/cognitive-computing-singularity-futurology/buckminster-fuller-is-idiotic-6233e1f8b3b3
  451. “Code Is Law: On Liberty in Cyberspace” https://harvardmagazine.com/2000/01/code-is-law-html
  452. “Blockchain Technology and Decentralized Governance: Is the State Still Necessary?” https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2709713
  453. “The Singularity” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/The_Singularity
  454. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” (Covey spoke about finding the right ladder to climb, rather than finding the right rope to pull) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36072.The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People
  455. “Official Jim Rohn Facebook page” https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJimRohn/posts/10154545230540635
  456. “The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom” http://www.happinesshypothesis.com/
  457. “The Divided Self” http://www.happinesshypothesis.com/happiness-hypothesis-ch1.pdf
  458. “The Righteous Mind” http://righteousmind.com/
  459. “Introductory Chapter” http://righteousmind.com/about-the-book/introductory-chapter/
  460. “Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61329.Crossing_the_Chasm
  461. “Diffusion of Innovations” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/134781.Diffusion_of_Innovations
  462. “Theodore Roosevelt Quotes” http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Learn-About-TR/TR-Quotes?page=3
  463. “The Future of Life Institute (FLI)” https://futureoflife.org/team/
  464. “Future of Humanity Institute” https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/
  465. “Centre for the Study of Existential Risk” https://www.cser.ac.uk/about-us/
  466. “Less Wrong Meetup Groups” https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Less_Wrong_meetup_groups
  467. “About Less Wrong” http://lesswrong.com/about/
  468. “Center for Applied Rationality” http://www.rationality.org/
  469. “Machine Intelligence Research Institute” https://intelligence.org/
  470. “Effective Altruism Global Events” https://www.eaglobal.org/events/
  471. “Effective Altruism” https://www.effectivealtruism.org/
  472. “Introduction to Effective Altruism” https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/
  473. “Nodes” http://www.millennium-project.org/about-us/nodes/
  474. “Challenges” http://www.millennium-project.org/projects/challenges/
  475. “State of the Future version 19.1” http://www.millennium-project.org/state-of-the-future-version-19-1/
  476. “Global Futures Intelligence System” http://www.millennium-project.org/projects/global-futures-intelligence-system/
  477. “What is DiEM25?” https://diem25.org/what-is-diem25/
  478. “Manifesto for Democratising Europe” https://diem25.org/manifesto-long/
  479. “The Alternative” https://alternativet.dk/en
  480. “The Alternative UK” https://www.thealternative.org.uk/
  481. “A global network of networks” https://www.thealternative.org.uk/who-is-the-alternative/
  482. “The Fourth Group” http://thefourthgroup.org/
  483. “Community values” http://thefourthgroup.org/community-values/
  484. “Frequently Asked Questions” http://transhumanist-party.org/faq/
  485. “Constitution of the United States Transhumanist Party” http://transhumanist-party.org/constitution/
  486. “Category: Platform” http://transhumanist-party.org/category/platform/
  487. “Mission” http://humanityplus.org/about/mission/
  488. “TransVision” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/TransVision
  489. “Technoprogressivism” https://ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Technoprogressivism/
  490. “Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/111902.Citizen_Cyborg
  491. “Top of the list: the biggest impact” https://dw2blog.com/2010/01/13/top-of-the-list-the-biggest-impact/
  492. “The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies” https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/about
  493. “Welcome to London Futurists” https://londonfuturists.com/
  494. “History of London Futurists” https://londonfuturists.com/2016/07/10/about-london-futurists/
  495. “Videos” https://londonfuturists.com/videos/
  496. “Newsletters” https://londonfuturists.com/newsletters/
  497. “Hangouts on Air” https://londonfuturists.com/videos/hangouts-on-air/
  498. “Welcome to H+Pedia!” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  499. “Community portal” https://hpluspedia.org/wiki/Community_portal

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Q4 update: Progress towards “Sustainable superabundance”

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Over the last few months, the “abundance manifesto” book has been coming into shape.

Thanks to many useful discussions with supporters of the Transpolitica vision, the book now bears the title “Sustainable Superabundance: A universal transhumanist manifesto for the 2020s and beyond. The basic framework has evolved through many iterations.

The goal remains that the book will be short (less than 100 pages), easy to read, and contain compelling calls-to-action.

Of the twelve chapter in the book, seven are essentially complete, and the other five are at various stages of preparation.

This list contains links to copies of the chapters that are essentially complete, along with placeholders for links to the remaining chapters:

  1. Advance!
  2. Superabundance ahead
  3. Beyond technology
  4. Principles and priorities
  5. Abundant energy
  6. Abundant food
  7. Abundant materials
  8. Abundant health
  9. Abundant intelligence
  10. Abundant creativity
  11. Abundant democracy
  12. Engage?

For convenience, a more detailed table of contents for the first seven chapters is appended below.

Feedback

Supporters of Transpolitica are invited to read through any parts of this material that catch their attention.

The best way to make comments on the content is via this shared Google document.

Once the book nears publication, a number of existing websites and communities will be restructured, to more usefully coordinate positive concrete action to accelerate the advent of sustainable superabundance.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

Detailed table of contents

  1. Advance!
    • Time for action
  2. Superabundance ahead
    • An abundance of energy
    • An abundance of food and water
    • An abundance of material goods
    • An abundance of health and longevity
    • An abundance of all-round intelligence
    • An abundance of creativity and exploration
    • An abundance of collaboration and democracy
    • Time for action
  3. Beyond technology
    • Beyond present-day politics
    • Beyond present-day democracy
    • Beyond lowest common denominator voting
    • Beyond right and left
    • Beyond the free market
    • Beyond corporate financing
    • Beyond predetermined exponentials
  4. Principles and priorities
    • Nine core principles
    • Technocracy
    • Science
    • Transhumanism
    • Religion
    • Singularity
    • Exponential urgency
    • Technological determinism
    • Techno-optimism
    • Precaution and proaction
    • Diversity and inequality
    • Diversity accelerating
    • Coexistence
    • Human-like minds
    • Re-engineering natural ecosystems
    • Beyond hubris
    • Taking back control
  5. Abundant energy
    • Anticipating climate chaos
    • Taking climate seriously
    • Technology is not enough
    • Steering short-term financials
    • A battle of ideas
    • Beyond greenwash
    • A role for nuclear energy
    • A role for geoengineering
    • A wider view of environmental issues
  6. Abundant food
    • Population, onward and upward?
    • The legacy of Malthus
    • Necessity and innovation
    • In praise of biochemical innovation
    • More waves of innovation ahead
    • Towards feeding one hundred billion people
    • Risks posed by biochemical innovation
    • The move from harm to ruin
    • Rapid response
    • Beyond the profit motive
  7. Abundant materials
    • Approaching nanotechnology
    • Tools that improve tools
    • Waves and transitions
    • The fabrication of integrated circuits
    • 3D and 4D printing
    • New materials
    • Quantum computing
    • Nanomedicine
    • Six answers to scarcity
    • Risks posed by nanotechnology
    • Beyond the profit motive

 

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