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John Gray: Dear Google, please solve death
Meet the transhumanists who believe that the brain can outlive the body.
article  technology  transhumanism  google  editorial  effectivealtruism 
september 2017 by dwight
Your Brain is Your Phone – How We Get To Next
Smartphones are changing how we think—because they’re a part of how we think
brain  mobile  cyborgs  transhumanism  augmentation 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
rhetoric in the late age of the internet – digital digs
As much as the needed response is not a technological fix, it also is not not a technological fix. We simply need, for one thing, a better understanding of our digital media-ecological rhetorical situation. That’s something rhetoricians can provide, and while I wouldn’t say it’s the biggest piece of the puzzle, there’s still plenty of work to do. The question the late age of the internet poses is what will follow. That is, what follows on the social media communities and digital marketplaces that typify our daily engagement with the web and represent the globe’s most visited websites? The web began in the nineties as a fantasy about escaping the real world, as a place where we would have separate second lives and form parallel virtual communities. And the social web that followed in the next decade largely built on that fantasy by making it more accessible. But we can’t really think about the web that way. The digital world is not a separate world, as if it ever really was. We need a new web, one that supplants the social web as the social web supplanted web 1.0, one that recognizes the rhetorical-material stakes differently.

The question I have, even as I agree with this in the main, is: how? It's one thing to say we need this. It's another to figure out how to not only build it but actually have the users come. It seems to me that will require some changes at a level deeper than merely what we do with the internet; at a minimum our current configuration of capitalism has made this outcome all but inevitable. That's not to say the problem is markets, but to emphasize that they have a current configuration in our society, and that configuration is deeply, deeply bad.
medium  internet  transhumanism  via:ayjay 
september 2017 by chriskrycho
Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes - The New York Times
RT : The upgraded human: Microchip Implants for Employees? From Sweden to the US w huge privacy issues
Transhumanism  from twitter_favs
july 2017 by kimelmose

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