James Hughes joins Phil and Stephen for a discussion of the meaning of technoprogressivism. How does it differ not only from mainstream porgressivism but also from alternative transhuman philosophies such as technolibertarianism?
What are the differences and why do they matter? And what are the similarities and why do THEY matter?
Score yourself on the 14-point technoprogressive self-diagnostic to determine how well this political philosophy aligns with your own views.
James Hughes is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He is a bioethicist and sociologist who serves as the Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning, for the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. James 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. He is also a contributor to our book, Visions for a World Transformed. From 1999-2011 he produced the syndicated weekly radio program, Changesurfer Radio.
James 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. He serves on the State of Connecticut Regenerative Medicine Research Advisory Committee.
When not doing all that, James speaks on medical ethics, health care policy, and future studies worldwide.