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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello
Book Review: Timothy Morton’s Humankind Solidarity with Nonhuman People Journal of Critical Realism

A new book by Timothy Morton, Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People, is reviewed. Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People is a project into the applied political ethics that emerge between speculative realism and Marxism. This book is intended to build on the object-oriented ontology that Morton has espoused in previous volumes, however with a greater emphasis on normative politics. The book’s core methodology is to outline the various neologisms that Morton employs and incorporate those speculative realist terms into a retooli...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence
Steven Umbrello Publishes New Chapter On Designing Safe AI Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello and his colleague Angelo De Bellis published a new chapter in Roman Yampolskiy’s forthcoming volume Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (2018) which will be published by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). You can access the preprint below:

Preprint

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Escape from the Body Farm by Rick Searle

One of the lesser noted negative consequences of having a tabloid showman for a president is the way the chaos and scandal around him has managed to suck up all the air in the room. Deep social and political problems that would have once made the front page, sat on top of the newsfeed, or been covered in depth by TV news, have been relegated to the dustbin of our increasingly monetized attention. And because so few of the public know about these issues their future remains in the hands of interested parties unlikely to give more than a perfu...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Laurens Vaddeli
Laurens Vaddeli
Le devenir homme de la machine : anthropologie robotique et communauté humaine by Laurens Vaddeli

Les robots peuvent-ils prétendre à l’humanité?

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy
John G. Messerly
Summary of Jaron Lanier’s “Who Owns the Future?” by John G. Messerly

Jaron Lanier‘s recent book, Who Owns the Future? discusses the role that technology plays in both eliminating job and increasing income inequality. Early in that book, Lanier quotes from Aristotle’s Politics: “If every instrument could accomplish its own work … if … the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.”

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Eliott Edge
Eliott Edge
New, Easy Experiments for testing the Simulation Hypothesis by Eliott Edge

In terms of the major models in physics and cosmology, the simulation hypothesis, digital mechanics, and computation-based interpretations have endured and indeed grown in popularity over the last few decades, making them major contenders to the scientific dialogue.  Why simulation and computation make for such powerful analogies is that they offer a useful framework for approaching the paradoxes found throughout quantum mechanics.  If quantum phenomena behave frequently as if spacetime is totally moot, that would make sense if our...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy
B. J. Murphy
Onward to a Democratic Socialist Automated Neutropia by B. J. Murphy

During a talk at the CIO Network, techno-philanthropist and entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis said, “I’m sort of a libertarian capitalist at heart, but we’re heading towards a future of socialism.” And he’s not wrong. Capitalism might’ve helped bring about advanced technological innovations over the decades, but as a result, the socio-economic system is providing the very tools needed to eventually replace it as a whole.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Mini-reportage TransVision 2017 ! États généraux du Transhumanisme international by Terence Ericson

Terence Ericson interview des transhumanistes de plusieurs pays à notre colloque TransVision 2017. Deuxième épisode à suivre bientôt !

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Sorgner @ Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner as well as the famous French philosopher Bernard Stiegler will be keynote speakers at the forthcoming conference “Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives” which will take place from Wednesday the 20th until Friday the 22nd of June 2018 in Lille. If you wish to participate in this ground-breaking event, please respond to the Call for Papers which you find on the following website: http://www.ethconference2018.com/eng/

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Découvrez l’association Technoprog en vidéo by Terence Ericson

Dans cette seconde vidéo sur notre événement Transvision2017, Terence Ericson interview les membres de l’association.