This inaugural issue of The Journal of Geoethical Nanotechnology contains four articles by visionaries in such diverse fields as astrobiology, performance art, the law, and biology. Scroll down to read synopses and follow the links to the full articles and images, all publicly available.
Global Design for Geoethical Nanotechnology
Natasha Vita-More, President of the Extropy Institute, discusses why we all must change in order to relieve suffering in the world.
Alternative Models for Managing Self-Replicating Nanotechnology
Martine Rothblatt, J.D., Ph.D. discusses alternative models for managing self-replicating nanotechnology, including an analysis of the Foresight Institute Guidelines and where to go from here.
Astrobiology: What are the Characteristics of Life?
The Terasem Movement is devoted to the extension of life in all of it beneficent aspects, but what exactly is life? Barry Blumberg, Ph.D., founding director of NASA's Astrobiology office and discoverer of the Hepatitis B virus, examines this fascinating question with a combined dose of personal experience and passion.
The Physics of Immortality, Threats to Terran Society, & Self-Replicating Nanotechnology, and an Exchange Between Frank Tipler and Ray Kurzweil Regarding Ways to Avoid an End to the Universe
The greatest ultimate promise of nanotechnology is the largest task of all - to save the universe from its own forces of cosmic destruction. Tipler demonstrates that in order for the universe to be saved by geoethical nanotechnology, the first order of business is to stop the acceleration of the cosmos. Adapted from his lecture and ensuing exchange with Ray Kurzweil at the First Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology.