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Laurens Vaddeli
Récits apocalyptiques et finitude : la fin de l’homme comme la fin de soi by Laurens Vaddeli

Cet article interroge la vision sous-jacente de la mort et de la finitude présente dans les récits apocalyptiques au cinéma et en littérature. Il la met en confrontation, en perspective finale, avec la conception propre des transhumanistes de l’anéantissement.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Implants > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer > Terence Ericson
Alexandre Maurer
Objections #1 : Transhumanisme et folie des grandeurs 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 accusations d’hubris, d’orgueil, de folie des grandeurs, etc.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Military > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Big Data, Endless Wars, and Why Gamification (Often) Fails by Marcelo Rinesi

Militaries and software companies are currently stuck in something of a rut: billions of dollars are spent on the latest technology, including sophisticated and supposedly game-changing data gathering and analysis, and yet for most victory seems a best to be a matter of luck, and at worst perpetually elusive. As different as those “industries” are, this common failure has a common root; perhaps unsurprisingly so, given the long and complex history of cultural, financial, and technological relationships between them.

SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Implants > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 3/ Neuralink, le nouveau pouvoir du cerveau by Terence Ericson

Quand Elon Musk fait des rêves, il a souvent tendance à tout faire pour les réaliser. Sa nouvelle startup « NeuraLink » est-elle sur le point de faire un pas de géant dans le développement des interfaces cerveau/machine ?

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Learn the true meaning of the political “F-Word” by David Brin

Put aside distractions: Spicer, Priebus, the Mooch…. It’s Steve Bannon who has drawn concerned attention lately from those seeking signs and portents. For example, Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist reads a lot and styles himself a supreme intellect. In this exploration of Bannon’s favorite books, you’ll find plenty to worry about, such as his cult-obsession with a coming apocalypse-like crisis foretold by inevitable “cycles of history.” (I’ll append more about his favorite authors, below.)

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Objections #2 : Transhumanisme et risques environnementaux 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 de surpopulation, de surconsommation, de perte de diversité génétique…

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
9th Beyond Humanism Conference Wrap Up Journal of Posthuman Studies

Here you find a video summary of the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference which took place at John Cabot University in Rome (http://www.johncabot.edu/) in July 2017 and during which the launch of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” was celebrated: http://beyondhumanism.org/blog/2017/08/05/video-9th-beyond-humanism-conference-rome-2017/

SciencePolicy > Brain–computer-interface > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Tell-Tale Brain: The Effect of Predictive Brain Implants on Autonomy by John Danaher

What if your brain could talk to you?

’That’s a silly question’, I hear you say, ‘My brain already talks to me.’

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > EMG
EMG
Faire son coming out transhumaniste by EMG

Ce n’est qu’en mettant des visages et des préoccupations somme toute normales sur le mouvement qu’il quittera les marges et pourra remonter, petit à petit, dans l’agenda politique de nos sociétés.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Can we derive meaning and value from virtual reality? An Analysis of the Postwork Future by John Danaher

Yuval Noah Harari wrote an article in the Guardian a couple of months back entitled ‘The meaning of life in a world without work’. I was intrigued. Harari has gained a great deal of notoriety for his books Sapiens and Homo Deus. They are ambitious books, both in scope and intent. Harari’s subject is nothing less than the entire history and future of humanity. He wants to show us where we have come from, how we got here, and where we are going. He writes in a sweeping, breathless and occasionally grandiose style. As you read, you can’...