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The Binding Problem of Consciousness: Transhuman Debate 2.0
Cyborg Art- Prefigurative, Performative, Inhuman, Hybrid?
Manifesto for Cyborgs
Chris Hables Gray on Singularity 1 on 1: We Need Strong Citizenship!
Futurist Gerd Leonhard interview with Stuff(NZ): work, jobs, automation and more
Future of Technology: the new question is WHY not IF
Technology versus Humanity: a provocative film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard
The Abundance of Solar Energy
How to Make Intellligent Robots That Understand the World
Recovering From Religion
Neuroscience and the Soul


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Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Contributors > Leo Igwe
Leo Igwe
Beyond Humanism: Emerging Technologies and African Futures by Leo Igwe

Beyond Humanism highlights the philosophical implications of emerging technologies. And any one who is deeply concerned about improving the human conditions needs to pay attention to discourses on critical transhumanism and post humanism. The consequences of emerging technologies on the lives and prospects of Africans cannot be overemphasized because these technologies have the potential of radically transforming the life worlds.

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?

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
[TEDx] Un transhumanisme modéré, raisonnable, alternatif? by Terence Ericson

Par Terence Ericson, porte-parole de l’association

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 5) by Ojochogwu Abdul

Part 5: Belief in Progress vs. Rational Uncertainty

The Enlightenment, with its confident efforts to fashion a science of man, was archetypal of the belief and quest that humankind will eventually achieve lasting peace and happiness. In what some interpret as a reformulation of Christianity’s teleological salvation history in which the People of God will be redeemed at the end of days and with the Kingdom of Heaven established on Earth, most Enlightenment thinkers believed in the inevitability of human political and technological p...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Jacques Testart transhumaniste? by Alexandre Maurer

Petite tribune sur les récents propos “étonnamment transhumanistes” de Jacques Testart. Et sur la triste stratégie de l’”épouvantail transhumaniste”, largement pratiquée en France.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 4) by Ojochogwu Abdul

Part 4: Moral Universalism vs. Relativism

James Hughes’ essays on the problems of transhumanism continue with a discussion on conflicts, borrowed from the Enlightenment, between universalism and relativism within transhumanism. The Enlightenment event (European and global), in addition to its attack and severance of the roots of traditional European culture in the sacred, magic, kingship, and hierarchy, thereby secularizing all institutions and ideas, also (intellectually and to some extent in practice) effectively set on course th...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 3) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“Transhumanists, like Enlightenment partisans in general, believe that human nature can be improved but are conflicted about whether liberal democracy is the best path to betterment. The liberal tradition within the Enlightenment has argued that individuals are best at finding their own interests and should be left to improve themselves in self-determined ways. But many people are mistaken about their own best interests, and more rational elites may have a better understanding of the general good. Enlightenment partisans have often made a ...

Francaise > Rights > BodyAutonomy > Contributors > Julien Varlin
Julien Varlin
Séquencer son ADN : comment fait-on ? que dit la loi ? quels sont les enjeux ? by Julien Varlin

Par Julien Varlin, membre de l’association.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 2) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“The dominant trajectory of Enlightenment thought over the last three hundred years has been towards atheism. Most transhumanists are atheists. But some transhumanists, like many of the original Enlightenment thinkers, are attempting to reconcile naturalism and their religious traditions. Some transhumanists even believe that the transcendent potentials of intelligence argue for a new form of scientific theology.” (James Hughes, 2010)

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 1) by Ojochogwu Abdul

In 2010, James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), having then just stepped down from the Board of Directors of the World Transhumanist Association (presently known as Humanity+), took up an interesting challenge during the Spring of that year to reflect on the current state of transhumanist thought and determine what the questions were that the transhumanist movement needed to answer in order to move forward. Introducing a series of articles with which he hoped to navigate through a numbe...