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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Call for Papers: The Nietzsche and Transhumanism debates continues. Nietzsche and Transhumanism

The collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism” which was edited by Yunus Tuncel and came out in 2017, contains all the central articles of the heated debate concerning the relationship between these two philosophical approaches:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/nietzsche-and-transhumanism

If you wish to respond to the reflections of this debate, please send an abstract to Francesco Biazzo by mid-December: gandalf.francesco@gmail.com You will be informed whether your abstract got accepted by the end of December. If t...

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Plausible Deniability: How we’ll be attacked, unable to retaliate by David Brin

== Using a tantrum toddler to do your dirty work == Okay, bear with me, because there are a couple of vital matters of international security that may be ill-considered. Let’s start with the elephant in the room—the clear fact that is likely to lead to major war:

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
It’s not left-vs-right, stupid. It is symbolism. by David Brin

After a formal and erudite posting, let’s relax and let our hairy opinions down to talk about lots of things… starting with symbolism.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur, New York Institute of Technology – A.I. Taking Jobs by Kevin LaGrandeur

The robots are coming for our jobs.

Kevin LaGrandeur, professor in the department of English at New York Institute of Technology, explains why artificial intelligence is the biggest job killer in our society.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Military > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
The likelihood of war by David Brin

While nature flails at us - from hurricanes and quakes to solar flares - we all know that we’re in far greater danger from ourselves. (And, of course, we humans are responsible for some of nature’s fury, too.)  So I feel compelled to use this soapbox yet again, drawing attention,  to the increasing likelihood of manmade hell, unleashed by an unbalanced leadership caste.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Resilience Technology Part II: Simple measures to thwart possible collapse by David Brin

Soon I will post about the passing of my colleague, science fiction author and unique American Jerry Pournelle. And of course much of what I post about today will be altered after we see what is wrought by Hurricanes Irma, José and Katia.  But this series conclusion is already prepared.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Super hurricanes and solar storms and EMP… lessons about resilient tech (Part I) by David Brin

We’ll get to the solar storm alert and its implications, in a minute. But first… the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey tears open our hearts in empathy for our fellow humans and citizens in Texas. (See a list of ways you can help.)

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Cheating, gerrymandering and other threats by David Brin

I penned an important article on gerrymandering, offering new insights, and I’m waiting to hear from various journals and zines.  Alas, in this hyper-political era, editors choose according to their polemical tastes and pals… so you can expect it will likely be posted here, soon.  Meanwhile…

Technopolitics > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
How did humans “overshoot” in intelligence? Plus a Tech Roundup! by David Brin

Phew. The news cycle has slowed enough to get our heartbeats down just a tad.  So how about some stimulus on the positive-hopeful side? You are still a member of a spectacular, scientific civilization. The War on Science (and all other fact-using professions) will not succeed if we keep our spirits up. So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into some amazing stuff.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Exit strategies Part II: Surprising aspects of the 25th Amendment by David Brin

Is there an exit strategy, in case the crazy gets even worse? Given the rapidity of events, I decided to offer a second weekend posting with some urgent perspectives.