Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Inc.
August 30, 2010
Is there anything more important than our future? This site is the ideal place if you want to get a sense of possible changes heading our way. It is time we leave the "i ll see what comes next" mentality behind us. We have to actively think about the future, anticipate it, steer it, design it ourselves. us. Ranging from culture changing technology, to environmental and natural disasters. If it can happen, we need to think and talk about it before it actually happens or we will be unprepared and ill equipped to handle the situation. If we see these dangers coming, we can steer around them, avoid them or at least negate their effects. IEET is the best place for minds to come together and think about what the human race needs to do to sustain itself, to lead better, happier, healthier and more productive lives. Which systems are broken and which need an update? What does copyright mean for the future of genetics? Is our current political system a dinosaur? What does it mean to be human? What will it mean in the future? What do we want it to mean?
If you want to activate that ball of wet, gelatinous matter inside your skull and really put it to work, you have come to the right place.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my thinking about what's going on in the world. What really matters, not just for me personally but for the generations that will follow us.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
try to give it a broader appeal so that more members of the general public and non scientist can get involved in the debate.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very insightful. More than once have i been forced to rethink my initial position on a certain topic because one of them threw out an argument I had never even considered yet. Very horizon expanding and thought provoking material.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
probably do a lot, but it's not about money, it's about people and how to make them see that the world we live in is a really fragile place.
Ways to make it better...
more people shared their thoughts
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & IEET helped me find people who actually care about thinking ahead and want to debate heavy topics.