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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
[Vidéo] BAYES POUR LES NULS : éviter l’écueil « On sait pas DONC on s’en fout » by Alexandre Maurer

On entend souvent dire que le transhumanisme et des sujets proches ne sont “pas scientifiques”. Qu’est-ce qui se cache derrière cette expression ?

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge
Taking Aim: The Problematic Nature of Artificial Intelligence in a Time of Social Conflict by William Sims Bainbridge

Many scientists, engineers, and governments are promoting what they call artificial intelligence, without a thorough critique of the validity of their concepts or evaluation of the harm that could result from implementing them.  Computer science organizations have begun promoting improved ethical standards, but there is little reason to believe that ethics have much power in today’s conflicted world.  Research on the actual ethical, legal and social implications of various kinds of AI is actually quite limited.  How can ...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
A Philosopher’s Lifelong Search for Meaning – Part 5 – Transhumanism and Meaning by John G. Messerly

16. A Fully Meaningful Cosmos

Thus there are plausible reasons to believe that individual and cosmic death might be avoided. Yet immorality doesn’t guarantee a meaning of life, as the idea of hell so graphically illustrates. Immortality is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for a fully meaningful reality. But what do we mean by fully meaningful?

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
S.L. Sorgner Publishes New Monograph Nicolai Publishing

IEET Fellow S.L. Sorgner’s latest monograph, which is entitled “Brave New Human” (“Schöner neuer Mensch”), and which he was invited to write by Nicolai Publishing, was published on the 23rd of October 2018. Therein, he present his own vision of the genetic new human, the implanted new human, the digital new human, and the conceptual new human: https://nicolai-publishing.com/products/schoner-neuer-mensch

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
[Vidéo] Sport & H+, qui seront les sportifs de demain ? by Terence Ericson

Dopage technologique, génétique, robotique, neurologique… quel sera le futur du sport ? Nouvelle vidéo de Terence Ericson.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal ? Automatisation, intelligence artificielle… by Alexandre Maurer

Si on se dirige vers la fin du plein emploi, faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal à chacun ? Une question bête, mais qui mérite d’être posée, car cela ne fait pas consensus !

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Yuval Harari et l’amélioration technique de l’accès au bonheur by Marc Roux

La “roue hédonique” (3/4) : Dans son livre, Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari consacre un chapitre à la manière dont il imagine que notre accès au bonheur pourrait être amélioré par la technique -> Critique.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
S.L. Sorgner on the “Ethics of Transhumanism” Forbes

Recently, Forbes published an article on the “Ethics of Transhumanism” in which the philosophical reflections by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner get recognized and dealt with: https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/09/24/the-ethics-of-transhumanism-and-the-cult-of-futurist-biotech/#559b92bb4ac5

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...