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Reflection on the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner explains that smart city needs upgraded humans at the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018. There, his transhumanist reflections get discussed intensely by world leading politicians, scholars, and policy makers. In the photo below, you find him standing in between Prof. Blair Sheppard from Duke University and Dr. Chen Mei-ling, the current Taiwanese Minister of the Development Council. Next to her is the former General Director of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, who was a special guest at the event! As a consequence of his visit to Taiwan and attendance at the conference, he realized the following:

Europe has not even reached the digital middle ages. In Hong Kong they have fully automated restaurants. Singapore's tax system is entirely digitized. Taiwanese people enjoy a fast and unlimited mobile internet access everywhere. Even though, from a wider perspective the internet is still in its embryonic phase, its strength is significantly higher in Eastern Asian countries than in continental Europe...

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is a philosophy professor at John Cabot University in Rome and is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. He is author and editor of more than 10 books, e.g. Metaphysics without Truth (Marquette University Press 2007), Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche (WBG 2010), Transhumanismus (Herder 2016), Schöner neuer Mensch (Nicolai, 2018), Übermensch (Schwabe 2019). In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (a double-blind peer review journal, published by Penn State University Press since 2017). Furthermore, he is in great demand as a speaker in all parts of the world (e.g. TEDx; World Humanities Forum, Global Solutions Taipei Workshop) and a regular contact person of national and international journalists and media representatives (e.g. Die Zeit, Cicero, Der Standard).



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