Descartes once described the human body as a “fleshy machine” and today’s transhumanists would likely agree. Philosopher Nick Bostrom writes that as we seek to peer farther into posthumanity our ability to concretely imagine what it might be like to have such augmented thoughts and experiences cannot be though or experienced with our current capacities. […]Read More The Augmented Posthuman Body.
It is undeniable that we are currently witnessing a new digital revolution in production systems as a result of automation with the use of Autonomous Robots and Artificial Intelligence systems. The loss of human work positions impacts on the financing system of the Welfare State -retirement, health care, public and universal education- for which a […]Read More European robots should not be taxed!
“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect”. Extract from “2010: Odyssey Two” (1982) by english writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke. *(Picture: Wikipedia).Read More Carbon or silicon makes no difference…
Intelligent Artifacts may be found in literature since Greek mythology but only after World War II, when modern computers became available, it has become possible to create programs that perform difficult intellectual tasks. Artificial Intelligence is over half a century old and for a very long time it was dominated by rule-based systems, a field […]Read More Artificial Intelligence Tribalism.
Postgenderism is a social, political and cultural movement which argues that the presence of gender roles, social stratification, and cogno-physical disparities and differences are generally to the detriment of individuals and society. From this point of view gender is an arbitrary and unnecessary limitation on human potential, and foresee the elimination of involuntary biological and […]Read More Bodies and Personalities for a Postgender Future.
Transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase. Transhumanism in a political sense is historically tied to many of the libertarian ideas of the Extropy Institute […]Read More Futurist Politics.
Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you can buy in your local shopping mall, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, helping the world’s poorest, improving quality of life and social interconnectedness… Transhumanists tend to take a longer-than-average view of technological […]Read More Top transhumanist tech.