From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains – workshop summary

The modern age is characterised by two technological trends. The first is the increased outsourcing of human agency to intelligent algorithms; the second is the increased integration between mind and machine. Held at NUI Galway in September 2016, the ‘From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains’ workshop aimed to explore the political, legal and ethical implications … More From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains – workshop summary

Episode #13 Laura Cabrera on Human Enhancement, Communication and Values

In this episode I interview Dr Laura Cabrera. Laura is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University where she conducts research into the ethical and societal implications of neurotechnology. I ask Laura how human enhancement can affect inter-personal communication and values and talk about … More Episode #13 Laura Cabrera on Human Enhancement, Communication and Values

Episode #12 – Rick Searle on the Dark Side of Transhumanism

In this episode I interview Rick Searle. Rick is an author living in Amish country in Pennsylvania. He is a prolific writer¬†and commentator on all things technological. I get Rick to educate me about the darker aspects of the transhumanist philosophy. In particular, what Rick finds disturbing in the writings of Zoltan Istvan, Steve Fuller … More Episode #12 – Rick Searle on the Dark Side of Transhumanism