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Rights > Economic > 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 > 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...

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...

Francaise > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Contributors > EMG
EMG
Le Parti Transhumaniste Allemand accélère by EMG

Créé en septembre 2015, et pour l’instant centré sur deux sections locales (Berlin et Bade-Wurtemberg), le TPD affiche une ligne social-technoprogressiste proche de celle de l’AFT Technoprog. A neuf mois des élections fédérales, nous avons interviewé Lucas Alexander Steinführ, son vice-président en charge des thématiques internationales.

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

Rights > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Economics under Trump by David Brin

Please. We have one hope. That a civilization built by pragmatic idealists—who used fact-grounded skills to craft a nation and a gradually better society—can somehow use facts to save it. We will win this on two fronts:

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Trump’s Divided America by David Brin

This reporter tried hard, for a week to live life with no reference to the President (read Farhad Manjoo in The NY Times).  But this mother of storms exceeds any combination of known attention storms. Sci fi offers a simple explanation.  He is an attention vampire. However many hate him… however little he actually accomplishes… an attention vampire will flourish as ever-more humans look at him, feel emotions about him, say his name.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
How To Cope With This Stressful Presidency by John G. Messerly

What prepares men for the totalitarian domination in the non-totalitarian world is the fact that loneliness … has become an everyday experience of the ever growing masses of our century. The merciless process into which totalitarianism drives and organizes the masses looks like a suicidal escape from this reality. ~ Hannah Arendt

 

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Post-election: picking up the pieces by David Brin

Okay, back to a general post-mortem: let’s focus on the election itself, starting with two quick dismissals.  This was not about working class pain, or racism.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Trump’s Lying Reveals That He Is Empty Inside by John G. Messerly

Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late. ~ Jonathan Swift

In response to my recent post “Why Truth Matters,” Chris Crawford provided a biological explanation for Trump’s lying.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Is Class War as Inevitable as the Return of Karl Marx? by David Brin

I’ve long written how we should envision America as a continuing revolution against the failed feudal model that crushed human hope in 99% of human societies, across 6000 years. Indeed, our major issues today have little to do with the hoary, lobotomizing “left-right axis.” Not when Enterprise, markets, entrepreneurship and national defense all do vastly better across Democratic administrations, and the state gathers more power into its hands, across Republican ones.