Wed, 23 February 2011
Dr. James J. Hughes (author, professor and transhumanist) is today's featured guest.
Topics: challenges facing transhumanism today; the many flavours of transhumanism; fighting for the rights of the non-human person; and his expriences interviewing guests for his show Changesurfer Radio.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the February 23, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 42 minutes] This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on February 18, 2011.
Dr. James J. Hughes is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He is also a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future , and is working on a second book tentatively titled Cyborg Buddha. Since 1999 he has produced a syndicated weekly radio program, Changesurfer Radio.
He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of Humanity+, the Neuroethics Society, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the Working Group on Ethics and Technology at Yale University. Dr. Hughes speaks on medical ethics, health care policy and future studies worldwide.
News Items: The audio book edition of Bones Burnt Black is now complete. The tenth and final segment is now online for everyone to listen to and enjoy for free. It can be found in the same place you find the episodes of this show.