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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/

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’...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Why liberals might kill free speech by Rick Searle

We’ve got a huge problem on our hands which the 2016 election, along with Brexit, has not so much created as fully exposed. What we’ve witnessed is a kind of short-circuit between the three pillars that have defined our particular form of democratic liberalism over the last century.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Contributors > EMG
EMG
La singularité, une idée folle ? by EMG

Le concept de Singularité Technologique, moment historique qui verrait un emballement sans retour des machines intelligentes, a d’indiscutables relents millénaristes, autant pour ses promoteurs que pour ses détracteurs. S’il est difficile à réfuter, c’est aussi qu’il est rarement défini clairement, et met de côté les nombreux paramètres sociaux et politiques qui ont toujours entouré l’évolution… [lire la suite]

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > EMG
EMG
FM-2030 ou l’individu contrarié by EMG

Après un retour sur la singularité technologique telle qu’évoquée par John von Neumann, suite de cette série sur l’archéologie du transhumanisme avec FM-2030, futuriste américain d’origine iranienne.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Review of Massimo Pigliucci’s, Answers For Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life by John G. Messerly

I just finished Massimo Pigliucci’s wonderful book: Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life. Pigliucci was born in Monrovia, Liberia and raised in Rome.[1] He has a PhD in genetics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, a PhD in biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Tennessee.[10] He is currently a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Inaugural Issues of the Journal of Posthuman Studies Now Available! Journal of Posthuman Studies

Now, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017 of the newly established “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (Penn State University Press) is available via jstor: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jpoststud.1.1.issue-1 It is a ground-breaking issue with amazing contributors! It is already possible to submit your work for consideration for future issues by accessing this link: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_JPHS.html The new journal is being edited by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and the Executive Director of the IEET James J. Hughes. The Edito...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge
A Process of Transformation by William Sims Bainbridge

Whether by coincidence or some mysterious cosmic force, May 2017 saw the publication of two books I wrote about the tension and possible partnership between religion and science.  The first was a science fiction novel titled Revival, and the second, a science research monograph titled Dynamic Secularization.  Both were written from the perspective of the radical revolution caused by information technology and computer science, and both postulated that we stand at a turning point in history.  Both also conceptualized human cult...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
More Than Human? And science roundup! by David Brin

== More than we are? ==

Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture that was founded to allow humans to keep up with the advancements made in machines. The interface is intended to work by augmenting that which makes us human: our brains.  I’ve written extensively, in both science and fiction, about the quandaries of human consciousness and the murky, non-linear paths that might have brought us here. For example.