Subscribe
Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Directors > David Wood
David Wood
Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a timely vision by David Wood

It’s a book that’s going to change the conversation about the future.

It starts well, with six short vignettes, “Six characters in search of a future”. Then it moves on, with the quality consistently high, to sections entitled “Chaos under heaven”, “New travellers”, and “Paradise found”. Paradise! Yes, that’s the future which is within our grasp. It’s a future in which, as Bastani says, people will “lead fuller, expanded lives, not diminished ones”:

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy
Terence Ericson
Notes de lecture : Étienne Picand, La révolte des derniers hommes by Terence Ericson

nb : Cet article ne se veut pas une analyse littéraire de l’oeuvre poétique. Il ne vise qu’à explorer l’abord du thème transhumaniste et les représentations liées.

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.