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Transhumanism, abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities and develop posthuman possibilities.
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Title: The Religion-type of the future vs. the human evolution via science, technology, informatics, AI-Algorithm.
Gentle RG-readers,
according to (possible) technological and informatics evolution of Homo sapiens from 2000 to 2100,
what Religion-type show the best resistance-resilience??
What will be the main Religion-type in the future??
--One GOD.
--Multiple and diverse GOD.
--Absence of Transcendence.
In this link (chapter pag.40) there is a quasi-fantasy scenario ...
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Thank you Professor Fatema Miah for your "deep" write about Science and Faith. I hope that this attempt to (chapter pag.40 of the linked book) is interesting.
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Have a nice week and stay safe. ---sv--
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Draft chapters of my new book on The Psychology of Artificial Superintelligence (Springer/Nature 2020) are now available. This includes chapters on
Explanation (XAI, rule-extraction)
Digital Clones
Transhumanism and
Neo-Luddism
I welcome feedback on these chapters. Please email j.diederich@uq.edu.au
Many thanks,
Jo
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Dear Joachim Diederich
You raised a very important topic ... I finished the book "Intuition: The Experience of Formal Research". In this book I try to formalize many psychological phenomena: "soul", "imagination", "subjective reality", ‘Connectome-Cognitome’ , 'unconscious decision making', 'meaning of information', etc.
Are you considering intuition?
All the best, Yurii
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At the Kazan Federal University (Russian Federation), I help organize the VII conference of the Sadykov reading."Society 5.0: The Paradoxes of the Digital Future". But I do not know how to find new contacts who may be interested to participate in.
Conference working languages: Russian, English, Chinese.
Workshops topics:
- Digital Paradise or "hello" from Big Brother?
- Homo Digitalis: Hopes, Risks, Prospects.
- Transformation of Knowledge and Education in a Digital Society
- Ontology of Virtual and Augmented Reality.
- Digital Humanity as a New Interdisciplinary Paradigm.
- Is Society 5.0. a step Towards Transhumanism?
- The fourth industrial revolution and digital capitalism.
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You might want to reach out to those at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan too.
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I found only these: "A Spherical Camera Sensor
A stretchable circuit allows researchers to make simple, high-quality camera sensors." http://www.technologyreview.com/news/410562/a-spherical-camera-sensor/
"The Boston Retinal Implant Project": http://www.bostonretinalimplant.org/
"Stretchable silicon nanoribbon electronics for skin prosthesis" Jaemin Kim et al.
Nature Communications 5, Article number: 5747 doi:10.1038/ncomms6747
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It was many years ago (in 90-ies) when I have heard about the project of company Ball Semiconductor (Allen, Texas) in spherical IC manufacturing. It was declared that they invested about 100 M$ in the development of this technology. They claimed to have got some successful results. See, for example, the article "MEMS applications of Ball Semiconductor Technology" (http://asia.stanford.edu/events/spring01/slides/takedaSlides.pdf).
I do not have information about the current staus of their project.
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Colin--the system just won't show me your question. But I see it above.
Naturally, I can't tell you why researchers seek social media. I doubt it gives anyone much clout. It seems to be largely a waste of time. Having said that, I got a magic reply to one of my questions that really got me going in the right direction.
But that was a little blessing from heaven. It is not why I am here.
I can tell you my position. I am out of academe now and I like to see what others are up to. My work is now developing my discovery of a taxonomy of human elements (being posted at thee-online.com )
I have found (painfully) that this taxonomy discovery is unacceptable for senior people in social sciences and philosophy--they have worked hard to think as they do and something like THEE violates their self-interest and is too much effort. They just look away.
So I am seeking young people who can intuitively see there is something wrong with current scientism, the reduction of human experience to neurons, and fraudulent objective social sciences (for which the poster child is economics)--and want to do something positive rather than just complain and posture.
Researchgate.net is full of young people....but many seem caught up with the academic rat-race. They are useless for me.
I need some people with open minds and readiness to be part of an extraordinary discovery (as judged by themselves) even if it is not currently fashionable. There is much work to be done on THEE that is beyond my ability to do. Perhaps they exist on the Researchgate network, perhaps not.
Meanwhile I enjoy leaving comments here and there and seeing what happens.
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I am working on a paper about transhumanism, and specifically the point at which we would say a person is "no longer human" and has become "posthuman". I'm interested in hearing people's thoughts on exactly how much change would qualify someone as posthuman, and any references to literature already existing on the subject would be much appreciated.
I have seen one writer suggest that a posthuman state is achieved when the genetics of the individual no longer match human genetics, but I don't think that accounts for posthumanization from cybernetics, and other technological enhancements. I saw someone else suggest that posthumanism occurs when reproductive abilities become impossible, specifically breeding with normal humans, but I think there are already plenty of people with reproduction problems and while this is one of the better suggestions it is still fairly weak.
Let me know what you think! What is that line in between pacemakers and robot bodies where we have changed ourselves enough to be considered posthuman?
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Sara Robertson: For provocative ideas about how to frame your issue: Habermas, The Future of Human Nature (implications for lifeworld understandings); Bruno Latour's reflections on actor networks and agency; Donna Haraway's work on cyborgs and primates; John Searle, Making the Social World; GOP presidential wannabes (for empirical criteria of post-human behavior).
Are you sure you want your question to be when does a "person" become trans- or post-human? Rather than, say, how would notions of agency need to be redefined to accommodate post-humanist reflections on social action? Utilitarian notions wouldn't require much revision, but phenomenological ones would.