Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Some things you wanted to know about robot sex* (but were afraid to ask) Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications


I am pleased to announce that Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017), edited by myself and Neil McArthur, is now available for purchase. You can buy the hardcopy/ebook via Amazon in the US. You can buy the ebook in the UK as well, but the hardcopy might take another few weeks to arrive. I’ve never sold anything before via this blog. That all changes today. Now that I actually have something to sell, I’m going to turn into the most annoying, desperate, cringeworthy and slightly ...

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Peut-on aimer un robot (ou une IA) ? by Alexandre Maurer

Dans de nombreuses œuvres de fiction, des humains développent des sentiments pour des robots ou des intelligences artificielles. Cela est-il pertinent ?

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Hoffer’s The True Believer and Trump by John G. Messerly

“Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents ... Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.” ~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Resilience Technology Part II: Simple measures to thwart possible collapse by David Brin

Soon I will post about the passing of my colleague, science fiction author and unique American Jerry Pournelle. And of course much of what I post about today will be altered after we see what is wrought by Hurricanes Irma, José and Katia.  But this series conclusion is already prepared.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Any sufficiently advanced totalitarianism is indistinguishable from Facebook by Marcelo Rinesi

Gamification doesn’t need to be enjoyable to be effective.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > EMG
nti-âge : le scénario du « miracle de Washington » by EMG

Et si les traitements contre le vieillissement arrivaient plus vite que prévu ?

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Super hurricanes and solar storms and EMP… lessons about resilient tech (Part I) by David Brin

We’ll get to the solar storm alert and its implications, in a minute. But first… the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey tears open our hearts in empathy for our fellow humans and citizens in Texas. (See a list of ways you can help.)

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.

Technopolitics > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Russia 1, Data Science 0 by Marcelo Rinesi

Both sides in the 2016 election had access to the best statistical models and databases money could buy. If Russian influence (which as far as we know involved little more than the well-timed dumping of not exactly military grade hacked information, plus some Twitter bots and Facebook ads) was at any level decisive, then it’s a slap on the face for data-driven campaigning.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Objections #5 : Caricatures du transhumanisme by Alexandre Maurer

Cette partie du livre (Partie 4) liste les objections qui sont faites au transhumanisme, et tente d’y répondre. Dans ce dernier article : les caricatures les plus courantes du transhumanisme.