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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 > 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 > 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...

Technopolitics > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Tech marvels and wonders by David Brin

Let’s do a quick, midweek palate cleaner, and switch to the part of our nation and civilization that is doing fabulously…. science! And for starters—

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > Nikola Danaylov
Nikola Danaylov
Why the Future adds 0 and what “Conversations with the Future” is about by Nikola Danaylov

This is the introduction to my bestselling book Conversations with the Future. If you like it, you can buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kcseK9

Why the Future adds 0 and what “Conversations with the Future” is about

“If someone needs directions, don’t give them a globe. It’ll merely waste their time. But if someone needs to understand the way things are, don’t give them a map. They don’t need directions; they need to see the big picture.” Seth Godin

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Affiliate Scholar > Nikola Danaylov
Nikola Danaylov Soars to No. 1 Best Seller for Conversations With The Future Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century

Singularity.FM Podcaster and author, Nikola Danaylov was recently recognized as an Amazon #1 International Best Seller for his new book, “Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century.”

Technopolitics > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation
John Danaher
Algorithmic Freedom as Non-Domination by John Danaher

Freedom is important. Modern liberal societies are built around it. Citizens fight for their fundamental freedoms — rights to speech, thought, religious expression, education, work and so on — and governments are evaluated relative to their success in securing these freedoms. But liberal freedom is a highly contested concept.

Technopolitics > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Algocracy as Hypernudging: A New Way to Understand the Threat of Algocracy by John Danaher

It is a noticeable feature of intellectual life that many people research the same topics, but do so using different conceptual and disciplinary baggage, and consequently fail to appreciate how the conclusions they reach echo or complement the conclusions reached by others.

Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism
Steve Fuller
The Trolley Problem and the Making of a Superhero for Transhuman Times by Steve Fuller

A slight amended version of this article appears on the 24 October 2016 edition of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Religion & Ethics website, under the title: “The ‘Trolley Problem’ and the Problem of Moral Progress: Postscript to the Trial of Jesus for Transhuman Times”

The discourse of transhumanism is notorious for its liberal appeal to ‘enhancement’: ‘physical enhancement’, ‘cognitive enhancement’, ‘moral enhancement’, etc. Much if not most of the discussion is speculative – but in any case,...

Vision > Contributors > Pedro Villanueva > Philosophy > Futurism > Technoprogressivism
Pedro Villanueva
Alter futurism Manifesto 21 by Pedro Villanueva

Neo Futurism is a movement of the 21st century and developed in the area of design, Urbanism and architecture. This movement could be seen as a deviation from the postmodern attitude. Neo Futurism represents an idealistic belief in the future better. We can read The Neo Futuristic City Manifesto written by Vito di Bari.