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Reverse Frankenstein: Creation and feminism in The Fly

“I am an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over, and…

Leibniz & Digital Physics

During the 1940s at Los Alamos National Laboratory, John von Neumann was working on developing self-replicating systems.His original system design…

Rethinking the Story between Dogs and Humans

From desk calendars to TV commercials, dogs’ presence takes every possible space at the beginning of the Year of the…

Soul?

Tracy Chapman wrote a song called, “All That You Have Is Your Soul,” but what if we have everything except…

The Linguistic Turn of Machine Learning

Last summer, Facebook had to abandon their project after two artificially intelligent programs started to chat with each other in…

Blog 1: Romance of Technology

https://www.space.com/28445-spacex-elon-musk-drone-ships-names.html https://www.inverse.com/article/33361-how-the-spacex-droneships-got-their-sci-fi-names Romance of Technology Rain (Han Jiayu) With the successful launch of Falcon Heavy. I can say with one…

AI Existential Risk and Simulated Worlds

Musk – AI Existencial Risk Musk – Simulated Worlds The future of artificial intelligence is promising. Smart cars, automation, and…

Blog 3:The extension and restriction of human power in the era of cognisphere

In her paper “Unfinished Work: From Cyborg to Cognisphere”, N. Katherine Hayles turns people’s attention from cyborg to a new…

When the “Sexiest Woman Alive” is Actually a Cyborg

You don’t need a fetish for cyborgs to find Scarlett Johansson sexually attractive, but it might help.

How Important are the Social Implications of Biotechnology?

In Professor Matthew Liao’s “Selecting Children” paper, as well as in his presentation to our class two weeks ago, Liao…

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