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Is this for real?

One of the most interesting dialogues of Plato – the Allegory of the Cave (a part of The Republic) – analyses how we canĀ appear to perceive reality that is not, in truth, real. 259 more words


Robot Overlords

Steve Wozniak has been concerned about the future but is now feeling safe that computers will take care of us. As their pets…

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Prolegomena to any future transhumanist politics

Can transhumanism avoid becoming the Marxism of the 21st century?

By Steve Fuller,
Auguste Comte Professor in Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick

Revisiting Marx and Bismarck… 2,267 more words


Five ideas for preventing artificial intelligence from wrecking the planet (or at least stealing our jobs)

The Boston-based Future of Life Institute, backed by a $10 million donation from Elon Musk, recently announced its list of 37 winners of research grants in the field of artificial intelligence. 1,144 more words


Once upon a time

As it often happens, somebody comes along and explains a concept way better than I ever could, using way fewer words than I ever could, in a way more entertaining way than I ever could. 6,042 more words


Reflections on Nick Bostrom's Lecture, "Can We Reshape Humanity's Deep Future?" 7 June 2015, Santa Fe

As part of a series of occasional lectures that we’re calling Dispatches from the Edge, on June 7 the School for Advanced Research sponsored a public lecture by Professor… 713 more words

Anthropological Theory

Utopia, Dystopia, Uncertainty and Our Psychological Selves

I have just finished reading Dylan Evans’ book “The Utopia Experiment“, which chronicles the author’s doomed attempt to found a self-sufficient community in rural Scotland as a post-collapse prototype for others to learn from. 1,356 more words

Climate Change