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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Nouvelle chaîne Youtube sur le transhumanisme by Terence Ericson

Membre de l’association, Terence Ericson vient de lancer sa chaîne Youtube. Découvrez la première vidéo : “C’est quoi le transhumanisme ?”

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Review of Phil Torres’ “Morality, Foresight & Human Flourishing by John G. Messerly

Phil Torres has just published an important new book: Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks. Torres is the founding Director of the Project for Future Human Flourishing, which aims to both understand and mitigate, existential threats to humanity. Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom Martin Rees writes the book’s foreword, where he states that it “draws attention to issues our civilization’s entire fate may depend on.” (13) We would do well to take this statement seriously—our lives may d...

Technopolitics > Futurism > Contributors > N.A. Turner
N. A. Turner
The Sapien Zoo by N. A. Turner

Matilda was looking, wondrous, at a butterfly that flew past her golden hair.

She and her parents were almost at the big green arched gates.

Matilda’s mom reprimanded her for being distracted and urged her to attach her eBrain extension.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
It’s not left-vs-right, stupid. It is symbolism. by David Brin

After a formal and erudite posting, let’s relax and let our hairy opinions down to talk about lots of things… starting with symbolism.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
There are only two emotions in Facebook, and we only use one at a time by Marcelo Rinesi

We have the possibility of infinite emotional nuance, but Facebook doesn’t seem to be the place for it. The data and psychology of how we react emotionally online are fascinating, but the social implications, although not specific to social networks, are rather worrisome.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Yuval Harari Drinks the Kool Aid by Rick Searle

Like everything else in life, a book’s publication can have good or bad timing. Good timing happens when a newly published book seems just a little bit ahead of the prevailing zeitgeist, when it seems to have anticipated events or realizations almost no else seemed to be grappling with on the day of its publication, but have now burst upon the public with a sudden irresistible force.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
10 questions fréquentes by Alexandre Maurer

Nous recevons un grand nombre de questions par mail. Pour débroussailler le terrain, voici la réponse à dix questions parmi les plus fréquentes.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Vision > Bioculture > Advisory Board > Brian Hanley
Brian Hanley
Biohacking humans is not wise – Josiah Zayner’s “The Odin” - on Buzzfeed by Brian Hanley

I was interviewed by phone before this SynBioBeta conference referenced in the Buzzfeed article, but they didn’t use what I said. I made it crystal clear I thought biohacking humans could be quite dangerous. I told them I stopped communicating technical information to unqualified people several years ago because I realized it encouraged people to do things they weren’t qualified to be involved with. I used some examples with the journalist.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur, New York Institute of Technology – A.I. Taking Jobs by Kevin LaGrandeur

The robots are coming for our jobs.

Kevin LaGrandeur, professor in the department of English at New York Institute of Technology, explains why artificial intelligence is the biggest job killer in our society.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Military > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
The likelihood of war by David Brin

While nature flails at us - from hurricanes and quakes to solar flares - we all know that we’re in far greater danger from ourselves. (And, of course, we humans are responsible for some of nature’s fury, too.)  So I feel compelled to use this soapbox yet again, drawing attention,  to the increasing likelihood of manmade hell, unleashed by an unbalanced leadership caste.