Philosophy of Technology

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Month: October 2016

The Ethics of Humanity’s Relationship to Technology

In this week’s blog post, I want to tackle the relationship between humans and technology from an ethical standpoint. This…

Whole Brain Emulation, the HBP, and BRAIN: by Nick Sanchez

When considering the Human brain’s numerous, and almost incalculable, nuanced intricacies, it becomes quite apparent just what a marvel of…

The Irresistible Theory: Singularity as Our Most Desired Future

In his 2013 speech at the Shanghai Maker Carnival, Nick Land argues that “it’s a statistical argument that it is…

Media and Simulation

Joseph Young (Net ID: Jay283) Sources: “The Chances That life is Really a Computer Simulation” by Steve Tobak Nick Bostrom’s…

Will Whole Brain Emulation possible in the Future?

The recent debate about the feasibility of whole brain emulation (WBE) seem to draw more and more attention. The idea…

“The Singularity is Science Fiction!”

I am quoting Noam Chomsky, a philosopher, cognitive scientist and linguist, social critic, political activist. In the video attached, he…

Wall Street cheating at its own game? Or simply trying to understand what they’re doing?

(Sorry for the clickbait) I recently read this article on Wall Street’s use of AI for stock market cheats, and…

Is our world a simulation?

In this article, ‘Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it’s more likely than not” from the Guardian,…

Implications of the Simulation

Forbes – Ask Ethan: Could the universe be a simulation? It seems kind of comforting to think we are living…

Your Whole Life is a Lie, and Here’s Why

Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the dream world from the real world?

Philosophy of Technology at NYU Shanghai, a course by Anna Greenspan and Brad Weslake.