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Marcelo Rinesi
Superman: The Last Son of Prague by Marcelo Rinesi

Besides everything else, today Superman is an almost satirically strict exemplar of what a “good” immigrant has to look like: if you can pass as a white able-bodied heterosexual male, were raised in a small Kansas farm, got a prestigious job in a traditional professional field, and save the world two or a hundred times, then you, too, might be accepted (or shot at on sight on account of what a scared cop or soldier thought you might conceivably do, that might happen too). But he was originally something far uncannier and politica...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Cyber-weapons as a form of magic, and why we can’t code our way to a safer internet by Marcelo Rinesi

Mainstream language about cyber-security, specially at the political and military level, is divorced from reality to the point of nonsense.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Loredana Terec-Vlad
Beyond Technological Singularity-the Posthuman Condition Postmodern Openings

In the transmodern context, transhumanism appears as a new paradigm, with a centripetal tendency, which proposes the reinventing of man by overcoming the current biological limitations with the help of new technologies, so called human amelioration. In our work, we want to discuss in a speculative manner the possibility of the existence of the posthuman individual in the biological and moral (self) transcendence of the self. We will discuss a series of technologies capable of irreversibly modifying the human condition by placing humanity fir...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
10 idées fausses autour du mot “Transhumanisme” (Partie 2) by Terence Ericson

Il existe beaucoup d’idées fausses autour de la pensée transhumaniste, notamment dues à certaines simplifications hasardeuses. Et si nous tentions ici de revoir les bases.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Personhood > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
IEET’s Roland Benedikter Published Debate Article ‘Citizen Robot’ Cato Unbound

The “overcoming of man” long announced by the western political philosophy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries seems to have begun in practice, induced – as remains to be seen, consciously or unconsciously – by states and leaders who live in a paradox: a medieval worldview connected with the hyper-technology of tomorrow.

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SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence
Will Robots Make Us Poor? Universal Basic Income And The Robot Tax [Automation, Pt. 3] AJ+

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence
A Tale Of Two Cities: How Smart Robots And AI Will Transform America [Automation, Pt. 2] AJ+

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
[Vidéo] Pourquoi peut-on être favorable au transhumanisme ? by Alexandre Maurer

Dans cette vidéo, j’explique pourquoi on peut être favorable à l’augmentation de l’humain par la technologie.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Stefan Sorgner
Reflection on the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018 by Stefan Sorgner

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner explains that smart city needs upgraded humans at the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018. There, his transhumanist reflections get discussed intensely by world leading politicians, scholars, and policy makers. In the photo below, you find him standing in between Prof. Blair Sheppard from Duke University and Dr. Chen Mei-ling, the current Taiwanese Minister of the Development Council. Next to her is the former General Director of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, who was a special guest at th...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Staff > Steven Umbrello
Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Article in JRI Journal of Responsible Innovation

This paper argues that although moral intuitions are insufficient for making judgments on new technological innovations, they maintain great utility for informing responsible innovation. To do this, this paper employs the Value Sensitive Design (VSD) methodology as an illustrative example of how stakeholder values can be better distilled to inform responsible innovation. Further, it is argued that moral intuitions are necessary for determining stakeholder values required for the design of responsible technologies. This argument is supported ...