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First volume of Posthuman Studies book series Published Posthuman Studies

Thee first volume of the new high-class Posthuman Studies book series has just been published by the oldest publishing house in the world, Schwabe publishing (founded 1488). It is written by IEET Affiliate Scholar and renowned sociologist Prof. Steve Fuller, available for 30 € and entitled: Nietzschean Meditations. Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era https://schwabe.ch/nietzschean-meditations-fuller-nietzsche-transhumanism

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Sorgner versus Musk on whether we live in a Computer Simulation

“The Life Cycle is a podcast series dreamt up by Klang Games, conceived as an excuse to procrastinate the development of the studio’s simulation MMO, Seed, a game about human survival and exoplanet settlement”, according to their website. (https://www.thelifecyclepodcast.com/home/#about) In their latest episode of the podcast, they dealt with the question whether we live in a computer simulation and what our chances are that we do actually live in such a simulation. Elon Musk argues that chances are very high that we do not live in bas...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Talk on Posthuman Music

On the 13th of October, he gave the opening presentation at a big conference on leisure in Freiburg i. Br. where he talked about leisure, mindfulness and the posthuman music of Sven Helbig who gave a concert as part of the same event. Here, you see Stefan Lorenz Sorgner together with Sven Helbig who is one of the most successful contemporary composers, and regularly fills concert halls such as the Barbican Center in London, England, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia and the Reina Sofia Hall...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller’s Talk at Royal Society of London

On 25 September 2019, IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller gave a Codex Talk at the Royal Society of London, commemorating the ‘top 50 innovators’ on the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci authored the ‘Codex’ in question, which is a notebook of his thoughts, including a drawing of ‘Vitruvian Man’, which begins Fuller’s talk.

The ‘fork in the road for the future of humanity’ refers to transhumanism and posthumanism, which Fuller treats as projecting radically alternative visions for the hum...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Kick-off evening with Sven Helbig and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Mirage News

The Collaborative Research Centre “Otium. Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices” at the University of Freiburg is organizing a conference from October 13-16, 2019. The conference is entitled “The Embodiment of Leisure: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship between Body, Physical Well-Being and Leisure.” Participants will exchange views on various aspects of the physicality of leisure through lectures and discussions ranging from artistic body performances to current phenomena such as self-optimization and general questions ...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Automation and Utopia is Now Available! Automation and Utopia

“Armed with an astonishing breadth of knowledge, John Danaher engages with pressing public policy issues in order to lay out a fearless exposition of the radical opportunities that technology will soon enable. With the precision of analytical philosophy and accessible, confident prose, Automation and Utopia demonstrates yet again why Danaher is one of our most important pathfinders to a flourishing future.”  - James Hughes, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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...

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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