The question of to what degree algorithms are tools, as opposed to active collaborators, is a very interesting debate in which the artists can contribute interesting reflections. Fanboys of Frankfurt School of critical theory may argue -in a clear romantic stance- that modern means of artistic production and reproduction like photography and video destroyed the […]Read More Autonomous Artificial Artists.
The production and use of technologies as an extension of the human condition has helped us not only to dominate our natural environment, but to know ourselves better as a biological species. Therefore research in Artificial Intelligence is a fertile field to generate new forms of scientific knowledge, as well as for the production of […]Read More Artificial Intelligence: Science or Alchemy?
Sophia is a humanoid robot developed by Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong company, which has been designed to learn and adapt to human behavior and work with humans. In October 2017 the government of Saudi Arabia made her a citizen, thus being the first robot with citizenship of a country. However, many people on social […]Read More Robotic citizenship is coming!?!
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.
Animal metamorphosis is nowadays defined in the field of biology as an esemble of transformations in which the individual transitions from a juvenile to an adult form, expressing the transformation power of life channeling biological processes. But this concept cannot only be reduced to its biological aspect since is also a literary construct (BRUGUIÈRE et al., 2018). For […]Read More Evolution by design.
“Minds are simply what brains do”, Marvin Minsky. The Society of Mind (1986). It is urgently necessary to adopt a spirit of amateur scientists that without fear -and with DIY (“do it yourself”) methodologies- fuels a journey with no return to the domain of new neuroscientific and biotechnologies techniques. The DIY spirit, together with popular […]Read More Neurosocial Empowerment for the 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.