The Algocracy and Transhumanism project is generously funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons scheme. The project is run out of NUI Galway and the principal investigator is Dr. John Danaher.

The goal of the project is to examine the governance structures we are creating through technology, the values that are supported and/or undermined by those structures, and the role of humans within those structures. Since those structures are typically reliant on algorithmic processes, it seems appropriate to label them ‘algocractic’ (following Aneesh 2006 & 2009). And since the transhumanist community is the one most committed to the goal of transcending human limitations through the use of technology, it seems appropriate to focus on their conception of the political future for human beings.


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