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Transhumanism: A Glimpse into the Future of Humanity


November 22, 2014

Panel Discussion on Transhumanism: A Glimpse into the Future of Humanity @ The 2014 World Technology Summit & Awards.

Panelists:
Stuart Mason Dambrot, Interdisciplinary Synthesist, Futurist, Science Communicator
Dr. James J. Hughes, Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Trinity College
Dr. Francesca Ferrando, Philosopher of the Posthuman, New York University


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Posted by haps  on  12/06  at  10:32 AM

Seriously, thank you for reminding of autopoesis.

The gentleman speaking at the end of Chimpanzees (as the closest human relatives) makes the mistake of many militarists, paternalists, and technocrats of omitting Bonobos. Without their inclusion as reference point the possibility of more geo-practical species' praxis is missed.

The speaker previous to the last is proposing technical solutions to technical problems, as if human survival is based on the next best widget. Sad. Be the one to change, rather than thinking of remaining comfortable in your white tower while coming up with a better mousetrap.

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/comments/hughes20141122




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