Posthumans will necessarily push the boundaries of human factors, ergonomics, HCI (human computer interaction) and HRI (human robot interaction).
Category: Global Brain
Is evolution a theory, a system or a hypothesis? It is much more: it is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light illuminating all facts, a curve that all lines must follow.
Some musings on the future of democracy on Future Day 2015.
DARPA, the Defense Research Projects Agency, is best known for its role as progenitor of the Internet. Now they want to revolutionize biotechnology.
When we consider the matter of brain function augmentation, we take it for granted that the issue refers to the human brain as a distinct organ. However, as we live in a complex technological society, it is now becoming clear that the issue is much more complicated. Individual brains cannot simply be considered in isolation, and their function is no longer localized or contained within the cranium, as we now know that information may be transmitted directly from one brain to another (Deadwyler et al., 2013; Pais-Vieira et al., 2013).
The Instant & Efficient Comprehensive & Synergetic Omni-Solution exists wherever and whenever any individual chooses to infuse an action, however minute, with creativity and purpose for the sake of a greater good.
Previously in the Pathway to the Global Brain blog series:
(Part 1/5): Introduction to Cybernetics
(Part 2/5): Waking Up
I hope you enjoy the groundwork for this work. If you want to find out more about this proposed research and/or help, visit Microryza.com.
My contribution to the discussion on the Global Brain is rooted in evolutionary anthropology. Questions about our existence and emergence have fascinated me from the start of my academic career. Specifically I spent the first period of my career focused on solving problems related to the difference between humans and chimpanzees. Now I would like to use the theory of challenge propagation to understand the nature of human metasystem transitions. How do we achieve higher order? And when will we achieve another higher level of order?