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Francaise > Technopolitics > Sociology > Psychology > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
The hedonic treadmill (4/4) : Améliorer notre accès au bonheur ? by Marc Roux

Les processus biologiques qui conduisent au plaisir et au bonheur sont très complexes et sensibles. Quelles conséquences pourraient découler d’une modulation transhumaniste de cette subtile alchimie ?

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Psychology > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Economic > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Utopia of the Wastelands by Rick Searle

Part of the problem with utopia is the question of where do you put it. After all, what any imaginary ideal society ultimately ends up being is its “own world turned upside down”, which means that the world, as it is, must not have a place for anything like a paradise on earth, otherwise an author would have had no reason to dream up a utopia in the first place.

Technopolitics > Psychology > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Fellows > David Wood
David Wood
Pragmatically envisioning better humans by David Wood

Is it possible to significantly improve politics, over the course of, say, the next dozen years, without first significantly improving human nature?

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Psychology > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Et maintenant ? Pour un transhumanisme raisonné by Alexandre Maurer

Pourquoi développer un mouvement transhumaniste est important.

Deutsch > Technopolitics > Psychology > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
Die Zukunft des Schmerzes by Roland Benedikter

Wie kann man Schmerz besser in den Griff kriegen? Und welcher Kulturwandel vollzieht sich mit den neuen Ansätzen? Der Soziologe Roland Benedikter im Gespräch.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Psychology > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Summary of Victor Frankl on “Tragic Optimism” by John G. Messerly

Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., PhD. (1905 – 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, a form of Existential Analysis, and the best-selling author of Man’s Search for Meaning, which has sold over 12 million copies. According to a survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book-of-the-Month Club, it is one of “the ten most influential books in America.” (I have taught out of the book in many universities classes, and it is one of my favorite books. I ha...

Technopolitics > Psychology > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Carebot Dystopia: An Analysis by John Danaher

The world is ageing. A demographic shift is underway. According to some figures (Suzman et al 2015), the proportion of the worldwide population aged 65 or older will outnumber the proportion aged under 5 by the year 2020. And the shift is faster is some countries. Japan is a striking example. Demographers refer to it as a ‘super-ageing’ society. By 2030, they estimate that one in three Japanese people will be aged 65 or over. One in five will be over 75.

Technopolitics > Psychology > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Directors > George Dvorsky
George Dvorsky
Monkeys Learn to Pass a Classic Test For Self-Awareness by George Dvorsky

The ability to look into a mirror and recognize oneself is a cognitive skill we all take for granted, but very few animals outside of humans are able to do it. New research shows that monkeys can be trained to pass the so-called “mirror test,” suggesting that more species may be self-aware than previously thought. It’s a fascinating result, but one that shows how far we are from being able to accurately gauge consciousness in another animal.

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Neuroscience > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan > Psychology
Melanie Swan
Cognitive Easing: Human Identity Crisis in a World of Technology by Melanie Swan

Cognitive Easing is the aim of much of our endeavor, whether explicit or implicit. We have never wavered from trying to create a life of ease, enjoyment, and fulfillment. The definition of Cognitive Easing is spending less mental effort to achieve a result.

Vision > Contributors > Johan Nygren > Psychology
Johan Nygren
Psychiatry is a pseudo-science used as a replacement for trust by Johan Nygren

Some 6 years ago, Forbes published an article on The Economics of Trust, where the author Tim Harford made the case that

“trust is about more than whether you can leave your house unlocked; it is responsible for the difference between the richest countries and the poorest. How could that be? Trust operates in all sorts of ways, from saving money that would have to be spent on security to improving the functioning of the political system. But above all, trust enables people to do business with each other. Doing business is what cre...