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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

 

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Vision > Bioculture > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Augmentation cognitive et morale by Alexandre Maurer

Cet article fait partie d’un projet de livre sur le transhumanisme. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

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.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump by Rick Searle

Events have taken such a dark turn in the United States with the election of Trump that many have felt the need to go back to the dystopian classics to get their bearings. These were novels written in the first half of the prior century when totalitarianism wasn’t just something relegated to gray photos in our history books while we lived our days in the bright neo-liberal sunlight of the post- Cold War era, but actually roamed alive and deadly in the real world.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Rights > HealthLongevity > CognitiveLiberty > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller
Value Conflicts surrounding the Meaning of Life in the Trans/Post/Human Future by Steve Fuller

Posthumanists and perhaps especially transhumanists tend to downplay the value conflicts that are likely to emerge in the wake of a rapidly changing technoscientific landscape. What follows are six questions and scenarios that are designed to focus thinking by drawing together several tendencies that are not normally related to each other but which nevertheless provide the basis for future value conflicts.

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.