“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.
As research in Artificial Intelligence gains momentum religious conceptions of this area are starting to emerge. An interesting example is “Way of the Future” a new church founded by Anthony Levandowski -the former Google and Uber executive- centered around super smart Artificial Intelligence. Way of the Future (WOTF), a non-proffit from the USA, makes it […]Read More The new religion of AI.
In 1964 the famous painter Pablo Picasso stated in an interview for The Paris Review: “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”… The world famous spanish artist referred to early computers and their ability to calculate. This says more about Picasso than computers because it indicates that he didn’t think that numerical calculation […]Read More What Computers Can’t Do…
As we all know fear is innovation´s worst enemy because it freezes our creativity which flows from a fearless sense of combinatorial job which mixes ideas, concepts, colors, forms, and theories. Mark Rolston -cofounder and chief creative officer of argodesign– thinks that the actual advances in Artificial Intelligence will mark the beginning of a new […]Read More Fearless Creative Machines.
“Late twentieth-century machines have made thoroughly ambiguous the difference between natural and artificial, mind and body, self-developing and externally designed, and many other distinctions that used to apply to organisms and machines. Our machines are disturbingly lively, and we ourselves frighteningly inert”. Excerpt from “A Cyborg Manifesto” by Donna Haraway (1984). *(Picture: The cyborg alchemist by […]Read More Ambiguous differences.
“I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace”. Excerpt from All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan (1967) *(Picture: Longnow.org).Read More Machines of Loving Grace.