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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Invited APA Article on Transhumanism APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers

IEET Fellow and JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to write the article “Transhumanism: The Best Minds of Our Generation are Needed for Shaping Our Future” for the “APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers”, vol. 18, number 2, Spring 19, pages 15-18. It can be accessed HERE

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Nanotechnology > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET’s Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Nanotechnology and Value Sensitive Design International Journal of Technoethics

Although continued investments in nanotechnology are made, atomically precise manufacturing (APM) to date is still regarded as speculative technology. APM, also known as molecular manufacturing, is a token example of a converging technology, has great potential to impact and be affected by other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and ICT. The development of APM thus can have drastic global impacts depending on how it is designed and used. This article argues that the ethical issues that arise from APM - as...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Advisory Board > Alexey Turchin
Turchin et al Publish New Paper on the Simulation’s Termination Risk ArXiv

The main idea is that If we are in a simulation, the most probable type of it either a “Fermi simulation, that is, a simulation which is created by aliens to solve Fermi paradox via simulating possible global risks, or in a “Singularity simulation”,  – a simulation where future AI models its own origin. It means that our simulation will be turned off soon, as at least one of three conditions will be reached:

- It will model a global catastrophe, which is subjectively equal to the termination. - it will reach unkn...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET’s Steven Umbrello and Stefan Sorgner Publish New Paper on AI Cognitive Suffering Philosophies

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello and IEET Fellow, and ‘Bad Boy of Philosophy’, Stefan L. Sorgner have published a new paper on the potential cognitive suffering of future AI titled: “Nonconscious Cognitive Suffering: Considering Suffering Risks of Embodied Artificial Intelligence” in the journal Philosophies

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur on Technological Unemploymen Vlog "Posthumans"

Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU) interviews scholar Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur (NYIT). Recorded at Digital Studio, New York University (NYU), New York City, April 2019.​

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur on Ancient Technology Vlog "Posthumans"

Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU) interviews scholar Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur (NYIT). Recorded at Digital Studio, New York University (NYU), New York City, April 2019.​

Technopolitics > Philosophy
CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSHUMANISM Logos. Anales del Seminario de Metafísica

LOGOS. Anales del Seminario de Metafísica (VOL. 53, 2020) Special Guest Editor: Mariano Rodríguez González

The astonishing development of N(ano)B(io)I(nfo)C(ognitive) technologies in our global digital society has strengthened the idea that the possibilities opened up by the artificial improvement of the human being, which would help or even replace education in the humanist traditional sense, may or must finally lead to the transition to a new species, to true post-humans superior to all the past humans in terms of their biologic...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Call for Manuscripts: Critical Post- and/or Transhumanism, Posthuman Studies

If you have an article which deals with some aspect of the posthuman or falls into the wide-scope of posthuman studies, please consider submitting it to the world’s first double-blind peer-reviewed journal explicitly dedicated to the posthuman, the Journal of Posthuman Studies. It was realized in cooperation with Penn State University Press first issue was launched in 2017.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
First Volume of New Book Series “Posthuman Studies” Published Posthuman Studies (PHST)

IEET is happy to announce volume 1 of the newly launched book series entitled “Posthuman Studies” with the world’s oldest publishing house (Schwabe). The author is a world-leading sociologist from the University of Warwick: Prof. Dr. Steve Fuller. His monograph is entitled: Nietzschean Meditations. Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era.

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner, the editor of this novel series, is welcoming your thought-provoking monographs. Please submit them by email to: ssorgner@johncabot.edu

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello
CFP Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies

Delphi is a pioneering interdisciplinary review of emerging technologies as seen through the perspectives of experts from the fields of science and technology, ethics, economics, business and law. Inspired by the idea to encourage inclusive, thoughtful – and sometimes unsettling – debates on the many opportunities and challenges created by technological progress, the international quarterly review brings together authors with different professional backgrounds as well as opposing views. Contributions to Delphi come in compact formats and...