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Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Rights > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision
IEET Audience Divided on Best Way to Resist Global Fascism

We asked “How should technoprogressives resist the rise of global fascism?” You were divided in your preferred strategies.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Stefan L. Sorgner live on German public radio

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will be interviewed live on German public radio next Friday. There will also be the option of calling in and asking a question. The radio program will take place on Friday the the 6th of January from 8 until 9 pm. The interview will be particularly concerned with some of his suggestions from his most recent monograph on transhumanism. There will also be a podcast based on this interview!

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Major Ideas in Henry Giroux’s “Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritar by John G. Messerly

“Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism,” Counterpunch, June 19, 2015, by Henry Giroux, the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Ryerson University.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump by John G. Messerly

I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens, fascism will grow in strength in our land. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Should Facebook Censor the News? by Rick Searle

In the era of information wars knowledge of the past is perhaps the only way we can remain anchored to reality. Such collective memory shouldn’t only consist of an accurate record of the facts, but would also include a sense of the history of knowledge and inforwar itself.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Michael Brenner’s: “How Autocracy Will Come To America” by John G. Messerly

Another great piece about the rise of American authoritarianism that I’ve read recently is “How Autocracy Will Come To America” by Michael J. Brenner. Brenner is a Senior Fellow, the Center for Transatlantic Relations, and Professor of International Affairs at University of Pittsburgh. Brennan argues that anti-democratic sentiments are clearly leading the way toward fascism. He begins like this:

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > Economic > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff
Doug Rushkoff
The Tyee - Next Economy: Tech Capitalism’s Impossible Dream by Doug Rushkoff

Read this interview at The Tyee

Douglas Rushkoff has been observing the Internet’s trajectory since the 1990s, writing 16 influential books about digital culture along the way including Media Virus and Present Shock. Rushkoff’s latest work, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, focuses on the business and investing practices of today’s leading tech companies like Uber and Snapchat, and how they are exaggerating the worst aspects of an economic system that pushes for growth at all costs.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Political Empowerment & Participation
John G. Messerly
Eliezer Yudkowsky on Politics – Part 2 by John G. Messerly

Our two previous posts showed how prospect theory in behavioral economics explains why so many gambled on Trump, and why the artificial intelligence and decision theory expert Eliezer Yudkowsky thinks that this was a mistake. In a post written the day before the election, Yudkowsky expanded on both themes, providing a simple explanation of how many of the gamblers reasoned:

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller Publish in Confero Journal Confero

The Swedish philosophy journal Confero has just published a special issue on ‘Transhumanist Politics, Education and Design’, which includes an article by IEET Affiliate Scholar, Steve Fuller, on morphological freedom.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The best political countersurveillance tool is to grow the heck up by Marcelo Rinesi

The thing is, we’re all naughty. The specifics of what counts as “wrong” depend on the context, but there isn’t anybody on Earth so boring that haven’t done or aren’t doing something they’d rather not be known worldwide.