The Moveable Feast: Nanotechnology on our Dinner Tables

Kevin Hurley

From genetically modified crops to nanoparticles in our food, converging technologies will likely change the way we eat. By converging technologies, we are referring to the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technologies, and Cognitive Sciences (NBIC ). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already part of the legal landscape wiih Monsanto v.

Other Bioethics News

Hacking the world, public health style

What has the Maker Movement got to do with public health? Quite a lot as it turns out, as I explore in the latest Risk Bites video.  This in turn was inspired by being invited to talk at the inaugural We Make Health Fest in Ann Arbor (August 16 – please join us if you can!).http://www.ieet.org/images/uploads/wr20140731z.png

Bring It On! — Why It’s Tme For Over the Counter Oral Contraceptives.

When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research. Was the medication available in our local pharmacies? What would happen if they asked for help?
Most of the drugstores the girls visited in their meander through Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood kept the medication behind a counter or locked up because it’s so expensive (close to $50 for a single dose).http://www.ieet.org/images/...

Bostrom on Superintelligence (3): Doom and the Treacherous Turn

In the first two entries, I looked at some of Bostrom’s conceptual claims about the nature of agency, and the possibility of superintelligent agents pursuing goals that may be inimical to human interests. I now move on to see how these conceptual claims feed into Bostrom’s case for an AI doomsday scenario.http://www.ieet.org/images/uploads/danaher20140731fr.png

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

Economist: Social Security Is Insolvent, In Worse Shape Than Detroit’s Pension Funds https://www.trunews.com/economist-social-security-insolvent-worse-shape-...
Nanopropeller could be used for microscopic medicine http://www.kurzweilai.net/nanopropeller-could-be-used-for-microscopic-me...
A ‘nanosubmarine’ that could deliver drug molecules to cells http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-nanosubmarine-that-could-deliver.….s-to-cells
A rice genome to feed the world http://www....

The Mind, Body and Brain Connection

Curiosity experts discuss the mysteries of the mind, body, brain and soul in this deep and thought provoking video.

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About Linda

LINDA MACDONALD GLENN, JD, LLM (Biomedical Ethics, McGill) is a healthcare ethics educator, attorney-at-law and a consultant. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical Center, she is also a Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Technologies. Her research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of emerging technologies and evolving notions of personhood.more about Linda
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