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Transhumanism knocking on your door

Transhumanism knocking on your door
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Transhumanist Values - Nick Bostrom 1. What is Transhumanism? Transhumanism is a loosely defined movement that has developed gradually over the past two decades.[1] It promotes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and evaluating the opportunities for enhancing the human condition and the human organism opened up by the advancement of technology. Attention is given to both present technologies, like genetic engineering and information technology, and anticipated future ones, such as molecular nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. The enhancement options being discussed include radical extension of human health-span, eradication of disease, elimination of unnecessary suffering, and augmentation of human intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities. Transhumanists view human nature as a work-in-progress, a half-baked beginning that we can learn to remold in desirable ways. Transhumanism does not entail technological optimism. 2. Lifespan. Human character development is also cut short by aging and death.

Barrett Brown He has spent over a year in FCI Seagoville federal prison and at one time faced over a hundred more as he awaited trial on an assortment of seventeen charges filed in three indictments that include sharing an HTTP link to information publicly released during the 2012 Stratfor email leak, and several counts of conspiring to publicize restricted information about an FBI agent.[3][4][5][6] Between September 2013 and April 2014 he was held under an agreed gag order prohibiting him from discussing his case with the media.[3][7] Early life and education[edit] He attended the private Episcopal School of Dallas for high school but dropped out after his sophomore year. That summer, in 1998, he interned at the Met, an alternative weekly, and spent his would-be junior year unschooling in Tanzania with his father, who was trying to start a hardwood-harvesting business. While there Brown completed high school online through Texas Tech, earning college credit. Journalism[edit] Arrest and trial[edit]

10 factores que hacen que una ciudad sea resiliente, Plataforma Urbana 11 de Julio, 2014 La resiliencia es un concepto que, aplicado a las ciudades, consiste en que éstas tengan la capacidad para prepararse, resistir y recuperarse frente a una crisis. De acuerdo a esta definición y a 10 factores estudiados por la Fundación Rockefeller, es posible conocer una propuesta para saber si vivimos en una ciudad resiliente o no, dependiendo si cuenta con ciertos sistemas públicos o si realiza algunas prácticas sostenibles. A continuación conoce cuáles son. Los desastres naturales, como incendios, terremotos e inundaciones, y los problemas que pueden presentar ciertos sistemas, como el de agua potable y transporte, son algunas de las crisis a las que se pueden enfrentar las ciudades. 1. Construir y mantener huertos urbanos junto a los vecinos, es una práctica que compromete a un grupo de personas, logrando así desarrollar un sentido de pertenencia. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Humanity+ | Technology & the Future Aaron Swartz Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer and Internet hacktivist who was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS[3] and the Markdown publishing format,[4] the organization Creative Commons,[5] the website framework web.py[6] and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami.[i] He committed suicide while under federal indictment for data-theft, a prosecution that was characterized by his family as being "the product of a criminal-justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach".[7] Swartz's work also focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism.[8][9] He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 to learn more about effective online activism. Swartz declined a plea bargain under which he would have served six months in federal prison. Life and works[edit] W3C[edit] Markdown[edit]

Así será el mundo en 2030, según los espías de EEUU Casi dos tercios de la población mundial vivirá en ciudades para el 2030, y la mayoría pertenecerá a la clase media, estará conectada por la tecnología y protegida por un sistema de salud avanzado, además de la posibilidad de que haya países que colaboren emtre sí, con Estados Unidos y China estén a la cabeza de dicha cooperación. Ese es el escenario más optimista de los incluidos en un informe llamado Global Trends (Tendencias Globales) 2030 y que fue difundido el lunes por el Consejo Nacional de Inteligencia del gobierno estadounidense. En el peor de los casos, el aumento de la población generará conflictos por el agua y los alimentos, especialmente en el Medio Oriente y África, y la inestabilidad contribuirá al colapso económico global. El estudio es un análisis sobre cómo será el mundo en 15 o en 20 años si se mantienen las tendencias presentes, con el fin de ayudar a los líderes mundiales a prepararse para lo mejor y para lo peor que podría deparar el futuro. América Latina Mathew J.

Transhumanism [W] Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.[1] Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of developing and using such technologies. They speculate that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".[1] History[edit] According to Nick Bostrom,[1] transcendentalist impulses have been expressed at least as far back as in the quest for immortality in the Epic of Gilgamesh, as well as historical quests for the Fountain of Youth, Elixir of Life, and other efforts to stave off aging and death. First transhumanist proposals[edit]

How to Become Virtually Immortal It’s not enough that Internet companies have entered every corner of human existence—now, some are starting to cater to non-existence. In recent years, Google and Facebook have created systems to deal with death, such as suspending inactive accounts and allowing people to bequeath their data to a surviving friend or relative. The newest entry in the e-death industry is a small start-up called Eterni.me, which is taking end-of-life services to Asimovian extremes. Never has the cryonics movement, with its promise of reviving frozen bodies in the future, seemed so old-school. The company plans to store data from Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, photos, video, location information, and even Google Glass and Fitbit devices. The service’s defining feature is a 3-D digital avatar, designed to look and sound like you, whose job will be to emulate your personality and dish out bits of information to friends and family taken from a database of stored information. Illustration by Dadu Shin.

Top 15 películas sobre inteligencia artificial - Movies El estreno de una película como Ex Machina nos hace recordar las películas más simbólicas y representativas sobre la inteligencia artificial en el cine, que forma casi un propio subgénero dentro de la ciencia ficción. Porque en realidad la inteligencia artificial podría ser una forma más de vida en el futuro de la Humanidad. De momento, en el cine se han elaborado estas interesantes propuestas que merece la pena recordar. ¿Las has visto todas? 2001, una odisea en el espacio (1968) El maestro Stanley Kubrick se adelantó a su tiempo y ante la incredulidad de propios y extraños se sacó de la manga la odisea espacial más recordada en el celuloide. Her (2013) Spike Jonze es más bromista de lo que aparenta. The Matrix (1999) Recientemente destacamos esta cinta como la obra maestra de los hermanos Wachowski. Tron (1982) Jeff Bridges dio vida al programador Kevin Flynn en una cinta que fracasó en taquilla para ser respetada muchos años después, con secuela incluida. Inteligencia artificial (2001)

Democratic transhumanism Philosophy[edit] According to Hughes, the terms techno-progressivism and democratic transhumanism both refer to the same set of Enlightenment values and principles; however, the term technoprogressive has replaced the use of the word democratic transhumanism.[9][10] Trends[edit] Hughes has identified 15 "left futurist" or "left techno-utopian" trends and projects that could be incorporated into democratic transhumanism:[1] List of democratic transhumanists[edit] This section contains an alphabetically ordered list of notable individuals who have identified themselves or been identified by Hughes as advocates of democratic transhumanism:[11] Criticism[edit] Critical theorist Dale Carrico defended democratic transhumanism from Bailey's criticism.[14] However, he would later criticize democratic transhumanism himself on technoprogressive grounds.[15] References[edit] External links[edit]

Murder in virtual reality should be illegal | Aeon Ideas You start by picking up the knife, or reaching for the neck of a broken-off bottle. Then comes the lunge and wrestle, the physical strain as your victim fights back, the desire to overpower him. You feel the density of his body against yours, the warmth of his blood. Now the victim is looking up at you, making eye contact in his final moments. Science-fiction writers have fantasised about virtual reality (VR) for decades. But this new form of entertainment is dangerous. Get Aeon straight to your inbox This is not the argument of a killjoy. So I understand the appeal of VR, and its potential to make a story all the more real for the viewer. The effects of all this gore are not clear-cut. The problem of what entertainment does to us isn’t new. Humans are embodied beings, which means that the way we think, feel, perceive and behave is bound up with the fact that we exist as part of and within our bodies. It’s a small step from here to truly inhabiting the body of another person in VR.

Los micro-momentos: el nuevo campo de batalla de las marcas - Experiencia de cliente, Comercio electrónico y Marketing El miércoles de la semana pasada mientras terminaba de ojear el diario Expansión tuve una aparición transcendental al ver un artículo de opinión que hablaba de los micro-momentos como nuevo campo de batalla de las marcas. Aunque la experiencia de cliente es un término que está en boca de todos, es cierto que poder leer sobre ello en el diario económico más importante en España me causó buenas sensaciones. La segunda sorpresa fue ver que el artículo lo firmaba el director general de Google España, Javier Rodríguez Zapatero. Que una firma con el poderío de Google se sume al movimiento de la experiencia de cliente es una buena noticias para todos los que sentimos pasión por el desarrollo de la cultura “cliente-céntrica” en las empresas. Aquí os dejo el artículo completo ya que no está disponible en la página del diario económico. Artículo de opinión de Javier Rodríguez Zapatero, director general de Google España, en Expansión el pasado 30 de septiembre. Diferenciación About Txema Fernández

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