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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...

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IEET’s Roland Benedikter Published Debate Article ‘Citizen Robot’ Cato Unbound

The “overcoming of man” long announced by the western political philosophy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries seems to have begun in practice, induced – as remains to be seen, consciously or unconsciously – by states and leaders who live in a paradox: a medieval worldview connected with the hyper-technology of tomorrow.

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Transhumanism and military by Roland Benedikter et al. Science & Peace

Transhumanism and military by Roland Benedikter, Christopher Coenen, Hans-Jorg Kreowski, Robert Ranisch, Alexander Reymann and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner.

Supplement to Science and Peace 4/2017 and FIfF Communication 4/2017 Published by the Information Center for Science and Peace in cooperation with the Forum Computer Scientists for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF eV) See article here

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Die Zukunft des Schmerzes by Roland Benedikter

Wie kann man Schmerz besser in den Griff kriegen? Und welcher Kulturwandel vollzieht sich mit den neuen Ansätzen? Der Soziologe Roland Benedikter im Gespräch.

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Digitalisierung der Gefühle? by Roland Benedikter

An der in Sachen Informationstechnologie weltweit führenden Stanford-Universität wurde Januar 2017 die Digitalisierung der Gefühle diskutiert. Forscher stellten ihren baldigen Zusammenschluss mit Technik – wenn auch nicht notwendigerweise als wünschenswert –, doch als unvermeidlich dar.

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MENSCH & MASCHINE by Roland Benedikter

Die Digitalisierung hat in nur wenigen Jahrzehnten unsere Lebenswirklichkeit bis fast in den letzten Winkel durchdrungen. Und viele ihrer Errungenschaften sind uns heute unentbehrlich. Doch wir stehen auch an einer Schwelle. Schon bald könnten Algorithmen und künstliche Intelligenz bestimmen, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein. Es ist also Zeit, dass wir uns neu bewusst zu werden, wer wir sind und warum wir den Computern und Cyborgs nicht unsere Zukunft überlassen wollen.

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Homo deus? The convergence of man and machine by Roland Benedikter

People have always tried to develop techniques that expand their skills. What is new is that man and machine are fusing together: prostheses and orthoses strengthen physical strength, computers support intellectual performance, and artificial intelligence has the potential to expand human consciousness. Much of it sounds utopian, some is already reality. It is high time to deal with the consequences: Will these techniques change our humanity? What needs to be done to minimize risks? And what opportunities open up?

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IEET Affiliate Scholar Roland Benedikter Talk at Acatech Heise

The convergence of man and machine becomes the central challenge for a country that lives from the export of cutting-edge technology - a comment

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IEET Affiliate Scholar Roland Benedikter et al. Publish New Article on Head-Transplanting Addleton Academic Publisher

This article discusses the philosophical implications and potential social consequences of two experimental – and at the present moment still widely speculative – topics at the intersection between scientific and medical advances, the human body, the human mind, and the globalized health care sector.

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A Transhumanist Wants to be US President? by Roland Benedikter

Unnoted by many, the transhumanist forerunner Zoltan Istvan has founded the “U.S. Transhumanist Party” and is running for U.S. president in the November 2016 election. He is touring the nation in his campaign vehicle, the “Immortality Bus,” since one of his promises is: “Do you want to live forever? Vote for me!”  Like other transhumanists, Istvan aims at opening up new political perspectives, if not even a “post-ideological” political sphere characterized by technological universalism. TLR spoke with political and socia...