Is this a useful system for mapping out the space of possible algocratic decision procedures?
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has given us much to chew on, ranging across gender politics and history, including symbolic, political, psychological and social themes.
“The Transhumanist Party is a political organization that aims to put technology, health, and science at the forefront of US politics.”
Some musings on the future of democracy on Future Day 2015.
Democratic decisions need not be resolved by (simple or weighted) majority vote.
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).
Many transhumanists seek a better world, made possible through massively improved intellectual capacity, aka Humanity+.
This online video conference meeting looked at the case for Anarchist Transhumanism. It featured a moderated Q&A with Kris Notaro and Benjamin Abbott Summerspeaker, lead authors of the document “An Anarchist Transhumanist Manifesto”.
At this moment, there are likely many eyes on you. If you are reading this article in a public place, a surveillance camera might be capturing your actions and even watching you enter your login information and password. Suffice it to say, being watched is part of life today.
Rejecting the two extremes of bioconservatism and libertarian transhumanism, Hughes argues for a third way, “democratic transhumanism,” a radical form of techno-progressivism which asserts that the best possible “posthuman future” is achievable only by ensuring that human enhancement technologies are...