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Technopolitics > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence by David Brin

Don’t be demoralized; we’ve faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let’s assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents… but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the best way, because we’re improving too!

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher on TED Future of Sex

Danaher, an academic based at the National University of Ireland, Galway, laid out his argument regarding the uncertain future regarding sex robots and their consequences at TEDxWHU last month in a 17-minute talk called “Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate.”

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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Is Judicial Review Compatible with Democracy? by John Danaher

Many countries have constitutions that protect individual rights. Strong form judicial review (hereinafter ‘strong JR’) is the practice whereby courts, usually the ‘supreme’ court in a given jurisdiction, have the final power to strike down legislation that they perceive to be in conflict with constitutionally protected rights. The United States and Ireland are two jurisdictions in which strong JR prevails; the UK and New Zealand are two jurisdictions where it does not. In the US, judicial review was not enshrined in the original tex...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Le transhumanisme est-il un humanisme ? by Alexandre Maurer

Le 31 janvier 2017, l’Association Française Transhumaniste était invitée à une table ronde au Forum Européen de Bioéthique sur le thème : « Le transhumanisme, une nouvelle forme d’humanisme ? »

Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > Nikola Danaylov
Nikola Danaylov
Why the politics of the future is technology and technology is the future of politics by Nikola Danaylov

Technology drives change. And, by definition, change turns the world upside down. So it takes a perfectly good blue-blood nobleman and turns him into a pauper. It takes a king and, at best, makes him a ceremonial figurehead with no real power. It takes a shepherd and makes him a laborer, hopefully a member of the middle-class or, occasionally, a capitalist. And so, in the end, technology, as a bringer of change, is about politics. Because, as my undegraduate textbook defined it, politics is about “who gets what, from whom, under what condi...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Understanding the Algorithmic Self (Videos) by John Danaher

On Friday 27th of January, I hosted a workshop focused on self-tracking and quantification at NUI Galway. The workshop dealt with two main questions:

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?” To be Released Cambridge Scholars

n the 1st of May, the essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?”, edited by Yunus Tuncel, will be published. It deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Psychology > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Summary of Victor Frankl on “Tragic Optimism” by John G. Messerly

Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., PhD. (1905 – 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, a form of Existential Analysis, and the best-selling author of Man’s Search for Meaning, which has sold over 12 million copies. According to a survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book-of-the-Month Club, it is one of “the ten most influential books in America.” (I have taught out of the book in many universities classes, and it is one of my favorite books. I ha...

Technopolitics > Psychology > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Carebot Dystopia: An Analysis by John Danaher

The world is ageing. A demographic shift is underway. According to some figures (Suzman et al 2015), the proportion of the worldwide population aged 65 or older will outnumber the proportion aged under 5 by the year 2020. And the shift is faster is some countries. Japan is a striking example. Demographers refer to it as a ‘super-ageing’ society. By 2030, they estimate that one in three Japanese people will be aged 65 or over. One in five will be over 75.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Doug Rushkoff
Against the Clock - How Technology Has Changed Our Experience of Time by Doug Rushkoff

Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker whose first book, Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club award for environmental reporting. His most recent book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation, chronicles his quest to understand the nature of lived time. He recently joined Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, for a conversation on what we miss about the nature of time w...