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Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Psychology > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Economic > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Utopia of the Wastelands by Rick Searle

Part of the problem with utopia is the question of where do you put it. After all, what any imaginary ideal society ultimately ends up being is its “own world turned upside down”, which means that the world, as it is, must not have a place for anything like a paradise on earth, otherwise an author would have had no reason to dream up a utopia in the first place.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Sociology > Contributors > EMG
EMG
Êtes-vous abondantiste ? by EMG

Serons-nous 50 milliards de Terriens à vivre dans l’opulence ?

Technopolitics > Sociology > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Deep(ly) Unsettling: The ubiquitous, unspoken business model of AI-induced mental illness by Marcelo Rinesi

“The junk merchant,” wrote William S. Burroughs, “doesn’t sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client.” He might as well have been describing the commercial, AI-mediated, social-network-driven internet.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
There are only two emotions in Facebook, and we only use one at a time by Marcelo Rinesi

We have the possibility of infinite emotional nuance, but Facebook doesn’t seem to be the place for it. The data and psychology of how we react emotionally online are fascinating, but the social implications, although not specific to social networks, are rather worrisome.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
10 questions fréquentes by Alexandre Maurer

Nous recevons un grand nombre de questions par mail. Pour débroussailler le terrain, voici la réponse à dix questions parmi les plus fréquentes.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Any sufficiently advanced totalitarianism is indistinguishable from Facebook by Marcelo Rinesi

Gamification doesn’t need to be enjoyable to be effective.

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 > Sociology > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > GlobalGov > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Comey’s Firing: Do We Live in a Kleptocracy? by John G. Messerly

Every time I sit down to write about something I want to write about—like how to find meaning in a secular age, or ponder the imminent birth of my new granddaughter—I find my reverie interrupted by the political turmoil surrounding me.

Technopolitics > Sociology > GlobalDemocracySecurity > GlobalGov > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
The lessons the left should (and shouldn’t) take from the victory of Macron by Rick Searle

In 2016 populism burst upon liberal democracies like a whirlwind. Yet, since Trump’s election in November of last year the storm appears to have passed. There was the defeat of the far right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer in Austria (of all places) in December of last year followed by the loss of the boldly pompadoured (which seems to be a thing now on the right) Geert Wilders in parliamentary elections in the Netherlands a few months back, followed by the seeming victory of the Kutcher faction over the Bannon faction in the Trump ad...

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.