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Terence Ericson
InSitu#1 – À la découverte des énergies du futur by Terence Ericson

Dans cette première vidéo du format InSitu, découvrez les enjeux des énergies de demain, dans un lieu atypique.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy
John G. Messerly
Summary of Jaron Lanier’s “Who Owns the Future?” by John G. Messerly

Jaron Lanier‘s recent book, Who Owns the Future? discusses the role that technology plays in both eliminating job and increasing income inequality. Early in that book, Lanier quotes from Aristotle’s Politics: “If every instrument could accomplish its own work … if … the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.”

Rights > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights > Contributors > Valerie Tarico
Valerie Tarico
No, Birth Control Isn’t Dangerous. But Guess Who Wants You to Think It Is. by Valerie Tarico

Headlines and hype can leave women wondering what’s real and how best to take care of their health.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Eliott Edge
Eliott Edge
New, Easy Experiments for testing the Simulation Hypothesis by Eliott Edge

In terms of the major models in physics and cosmology, the simulation hypothesis, digital mechanics, and computation-based interpretations have endured and indeed grown in popularity over the last few decades, making them major contenders to the scientific dialogue.  Why simulation and computation make for such powerful analogies is that they offer a useful framework for approaching the paradoxes found throughout quantum mechanics.  If quantum phenomena behave frequently as if spacetime is totally moot, that would make sense if our...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy
B. J. Murphy
Onward to a Democratic Socialist Automated Neutropia by B. J. Murphy

During a talk at the CIO Network, techno-philanthropist and entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis said, “I’m sort of a libertarian capitalist at heart, but we’re heading towards a future of socialism.” And he’s not wrong. Capitalism might’ve helped bring about advanced technological innovations over the decades, but as a result, the socio-economic system is providing the very tools needed to eventually replace it as a whole.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Personhood
What is TRANSHUMANISM? Dr. Ferrando (NYU) The Posthuman

This video is part of the mini-course in the Philosophy of “The Posthuman”, Lesson n. 2, by Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU)

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Personhood
What does “POSTHUMAN” mean? Dr. Ferrando (NYU) The Posthuman

This video is part of the online course in the Philosophy of “The Posthuman”, Lesson n. 1, by Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU).

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Is Technology Value-Neutral? New Technologies and Collective Action Problems by John Danaher

We’ve all heard the saying “Guns don’t kill people, people do”. It’s a classic statement of the value-neutrality thesis. This is the thesis that technology, by itself, is value-neutral. It is the people that use it that are not. If the creation of a new technology, like a gun or a smartphone, has good or bad effects, it is due to good or bad people, not the technology itself.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Mini-reportage TransVision 2017 ! États généraux du Transhumanisme international by Terence Ericson

Terence Ericson interview des transhumanistes de plusieurs pays à notre colloque TransVision 2017. Deuxième épisode à suivre bientôt !

Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
When devops involves monitoring for excess suicides by Marcelo Rinesi

When it comes to ethics and AI, forget corporate responsibility statements. If you want to know what a tech company worries about, look at what it monitors when deploying new code.