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Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Economic > Contributors > Jason C. Stone
Jason C. Stone
Public Wealth Communism by Jason C. Stone

One of the major obstacles associated with socialist or communist systems is the Economic Calculation Problem. If we no longer allow a “free market” to decide what is produced and at what price, then how do we decide how to direct a society’s limited resources and labor?

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur on Technological Unemploymen Vlog "Posthumans"

Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU) interviews scholar Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur (NYIT). Recorded at Digital Studio, New York University (NYU), New York City, April 2019.​

Rights > Economic > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Survival of the Richest by John G. Messerly

Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff recently penned an article that went viral, “Survival of the Richest.” It outlines how the super wealthy are preparing for doomsday. Here is a recap followed by a brief commentary.

Francaise > Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Vers la fin du plein emploi ? Automatisation, intelligence artificielle… by Alexandre Maurer

Automatisation, intelligence artificielle : se dirige-t-on vers la fin du plein emploi ? Dans cette vidéo, je réponds à 4 objections fréquentes sur la question.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Psychology > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Economic > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Utopia of the Wastelands by Rick Searle

Part of the problem with utopia is the question of where do you put it. After all, what any imaginary ideal society ultimately ends up being is its “own world turned upside down”, which means that the world, as it is, must not have a place for anything like a paradise on earth, otherwise an author would have had no reason to dream up a utopia in the first place.

Francaise > Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Temps de vie augmenté : de quoi parle-t-on ? by Alexandre Maurer

Allongement de la durée de vie, automatisation du travail : qu’entend-t-on précisément par là ?

Rights > Economic > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan
Melanie Swan
The Future of AI: Blockchain and Deep Learning by Melanie Swan

First point: considering blockchain and deep learning together suggests the emergence of a new class of global network computing system. These systems are self-operating computation graphs that make probabilistic guesses about reality states of the world.

Rights > Economic > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier
Hank Pellissier
What Transhumanists Lost by Investing Late in Bitcoin by Hank Pellissier

In 2012, a writer in Germany, Rüdiger Koch, wrote an intriguing essay for IEET.org, that was subtitled “Amazing things would happen if a large percentage of transhumanists were financially independent. How can this be done?”

Rights > Economic > Vision > Virtuality > Contributors > Keith B. Wiley
Keith B. Wiley
The Obligatory Mind Uploading Blockchain Crossover by Keith B. Wiley

In 2017, the world lost its collective bananas over Bitcoin and its supporting technology, blockchains, aka distributed hashed transaction ledgers (a mouthful that simply means a history of transactions that can’t be altered, thus enabling verification of any historical inquiries).  As blockchain mania swept the summer headlines, briefly eclipsed by an actual bonafide eclipse (one of the seminal spiritual moments of the author’s life), everyone started connecting blockchains to everything.  In addition to Bitcoin’...

Rights > Economic > Basic Income > Advisory Board > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Aujourd’hui tous travailleurs… demain tous créateurs? by Alexandre Maurer

Lors de la révolution industrielle, dans de nombreux métiers, nos bras ont été remplacés par des machines. Nous nous sommes donc tourné vers des métiers où nous utilisons notre cerveau.

Aujourd’hui, avec les progrès fulgurants de l’intelligence artificielle, c’est notre cerveau qui pourrait être, à son tour, remplacé. Des intelligences artificielles diagnostiquent déjà des cancers mieux que des cancérologues, remplacent des assureurs dans des compagnies d’assurance, conduisent des voitures de façon autonome…...