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15 December 2010

News Digest from the Fake-Crisis Management Center, no. 2010\12-E

Belief in Progress vs. Rational Uncertainty
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
It can be found in New Age beliefs: the world is headed for a for a millennial age, and in techno-optimist futurism.
Others share an unwitting agreement with those others who tacitly think that ecological radicalism offers a set of virtues around which a body of faith can be built around.
While some transhumanists still press for technological innovation on all fronts and oppose all regulation, others are focusing on reducing the civilization-ending potentials of asteroid strikes, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology.

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