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Deutsch > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
Digitalisierung der Gefühle? by Roland Benedikter

An der in Sachen Informationstechnologie weltweit führenden Stanford-Universität wurde Januar 2017 die Digitalisierung der Gefühle diskutiert. Forscher stellten ihren baldigen Zusammenschluss mit Technik – wenn auch nicht notwendigerweise als wünschenswert –, doch als unvermeidlich dar.

Rights > Economic > Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Keith B. Wiley
Keith B. Wiley
The Obligatory Mind Uploading Blockchain Crossover by Keith B. Wiley

In 2017, the world lost its collective bananas over Bitcoin and its supporting technology, blockchains, aka distributed hashed transaction ledgers (a mouthful that simply means a history of transactions that can’t be altered, thus enabling verification of any historical inquiries).  As blockchain mania swept the summer headlines, briefly eclipsed by an actual bonafide eclipse (one of the seminal spiritual moments of the author’s life), everyone started connecting blockchains to everything.  In addition to Bitcoin’...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy
Alexandre Maurer
Religion, transhumanisme et quête de transcendance by Alexandre Maurer

Et si religion et transhumanisme recherchaient une même forme de transcendance par des moyens différents ?

Deutsch > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
MENSCH & MASCHINE by Roland Benedikter

Die Digitalisierung hat in nur wenigen Jahrzehnten unsere Lebenswirklichkeit bis fast in den letzten Winkel durchdrungen. Und viele ihrer Errungenschaften sind uns heute unentbehrlich. Doch wir stehen auch an einer Schwelle. Schon bald könnten Algorithmen und künstliche Intelligenz bestimmen, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein. Es ist also Zeit, dass wir uns neu bewusst zu werden, wer wir sind und warum wir den Computern und Cyborgs nicht unsere Zukunft überlassen wollen.

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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
New papers on Moral Enhancement and Brain-Based Lie Detection by John Danaher

I have a couple of new papers available online. The first looks at the moral freedom objection to moral enhancement. The second tries to rebut an interesting philosophical objection to the use of brain-based lie detection. Both papers are set to appear in edited books in 2018. Details and links to pre-publication versions below (just click on the paper title):

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Tesla (or Google) and the risk of massively distributed physical terrorist attacks by Marcelo Rinesi

You know, an autonomous car is only a software vulnerability away from being a lethal autonomous weapon, and a successful autonomous car company is only a hack away from being the world’s largest (if single-use) urban combat force. Such an event would easily be the worst terrorist attack in history.

Vision > Virtuality > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Reality of Virtual Reality: A Philosophical Analysis by John Danaher

There is an apple in front of me. I can see it, but I can’t touch it. The reason is that the apple is actually a 3-D rendered model of an apple. It looks like an apple, but exists only within a virtual environment — one that is projected onto the computer screen in front of me. I can interact with the apple. I have an avatar that I can control on the screen. That avatar is a virtual projection of my self. It can pick up the apple, throw it around the virtual room, or eat it. But I can’t touch it and interact with it using my own physic...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
Homo deus? The convergence of man and machine by Roland Benedikter

People have always tried to develop techniques that expand their skills. What is new is that man and machine are fusing together: prostheses and orthoses strengthen physical strength, computers support intellectual performance, and artificial intelligence has the potential to expand human consciousness. Much of it sounds utopian, some is already reality. It is high time to deal with the consequences: Will these techniques change our humanity? What needs to be done to minimize risks? And what opportunities open up?

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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Objections #4 : Transhumanisme et quête de sens by Alexandre Maurer

Cette partie du livre (Partie 4) liste les objections qui sont faites au transhumanisme, et tente d’y répondre. Dans cet article : les craintes d’ennui, de perte de sens, de déshumanisation…

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Cheating, gerrymandering and other threats by David Brin

I penned an important article on gerrymandering, offering new insights, and I’m waiting to hear from various journals and zines.  Alas, in this hyper-political era, editors choose according to their polemical tastes and pals… so you can expect it will likely be posted here, soon.  Meanwhile…