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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Stefan Sorgner Edits New Book Series on Posthuman Studies Posthuman Studies: From Critical Posthumanism to Transhumanism

The oldest publishing house in the world, Schwabe publishing (founded 1488), deeply rooted in the humanist tradition, embraces the intellectual engagement with one of the most significant debates of our time: Posthuman Studies: From Critical Posthumanism to Transhumanism.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller
Must A Human Be An Ape?  The Ultimate Problem of Self-Classification by Steve Fuller

How humans came to descend from apes The Oxford English Dictionaries define ‘human’ in three ways, which are listed in the following order: (1) whatever distinguishes people from God, animals and machines; (2) whenever people behave in a highly desirable fashion; (3) whoever is a member of the genus Homo. These are really quite different definitions. The first has the greatest conceptual clarity, but its clarity is limited to the realm of the conceptual. Making that definition work in practice is diabolical. The second is unclear in both...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Pedro Villanueva
Pedro Villanueva
Edgist generation. Towards a transhumanist subculture? The manifesto. by Pedro Villanueva

I’m a fan of the movie Back to the future of the second part and when we talk about subcultures like Hipster, Neo-Hippies, Rave, Indie, etc. I noticed that something was missing to create a very different new subculture in the current generation, since we are in the year 2017. This manifesto I write is to create a more complete subculture in the youth according to our time. And frankly the movie Back to the future is almost prophetic and fits more in the present times. The name Edgist is similar to edge which refers to a new subculture...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Laurens Vaddeli
Laurens Vaddeli
L’imagination des machines: les Robots-artistes au Grand Palais by Laurens Vaddeli

L’exposition en cours au Grand Palais nous permet de nous pencher sur les mutations de l’art permises par la robotique et l’intelligence artificielle.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Is Transhumanism A Religion? by John G. Messerly

Transhumanism is an intellectual movement that aims to transform and improve the human condition by developing and making available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physiological, and moral functioning. Transhumanists argue that humanity in its current form represents an early phase of its evolutionary development. A common transhumanist thesis is that humans may eventually transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities that they will have become godlike or posthuman. Notably, this incl...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > EMG
EMG
Le transhumanisme est-il vieux comme le monde ? by EMG

Vouloir transgresser les limites de la biologie humaine, pour vivre beaucoup plus longtemps en bonne santé par exemple, n’est pas quelque chose de nouveau. En fait, ce désir est aussi ancien que l’humanité - un désir presque primordial, enfantin (sans connotation négative), viscéral, comme celui de voler.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Le transhumanisme n’est pas un «eugénisme libéral» by Marc Roux

Pour essayer de sortir de la condamnation systématique associant le transhumanisme à l’eugénisme, notamment totalitaire, certains ont proposé de le décrire comme un “eugénisme libéral”. Mais, au sens strict, le transhumanisme démocratique n’est pas un eugénisme du tout.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The mystical underpinnings of Facebook’s anti-fake news algorithms by Marcelo Rinesi

Imagine you’re Rene Descartes, data scientist at Facebook in charge of saying true things. Problem is, your only input is what people say, and everybody lies.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
[Vidéo] Recherche embryonnaire : faut-il autoriser davantage ? by Alexandre Maurer
Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter Discusses Rights in a Post-Human World Cato Unbound

I agree with Rachel that the future of “serious” AI to be branded as such in the strict sense is still (far) ahead, as I have already stated in my lead essay. And I appreciate Rachel’s notion of “general intelligence” to be applied on the upcoming debates on rights for non-human “intelligence” within modern democracies. I regard this notion to be a potential “added value” to a more in-depth debate which hasn’t been taken into consideration sufficiently yet, at least in current Europe. Yet concrete legal proposal options o...