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Maîtriser le #transhumanisme : Le nouveau combat de la psychanalyse ! | #cyborgs #controverses

Maîtriser le #transhumanisme : Le nouveau combat de la psychanalyse ! | #cyborgs #controverses | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it
" Le propre d’une personne suivant une idéologie ou une religion est de ne pouvoir voir la réalité et ainsi répondre à de simples questionnements scientifiques ".

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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La la National Science Foundation (NSF) , qui est la plus influente des agences scientifiques fédérales, ajoutait : « Une théorie computationnelle de l’esprit peut nous permettre de développer de nouveaux outils pour guérir ou maîtriser les effets des maladies mentales. Elle sera certainement à même de nous fournir une appréciation plus profonde de ce que nous sommes et sur la place que nous occupons dans l’univers. Comprendre l’esprit et le cerveau nous permettra de créer une nouvelle espèce de machines intelligentes, capable de produire une richesse économique sur une échelle jusqu’alors inimaginable. L’ingénierie de l’esprit est donc beaucoup plus que la poursuite d’une curiosité scientifique, beaucoup plus qu’un monumental défi technologique. C’est l’occasion d’éradiquer la pauvreté et d’ouvrir un âge d’or pour l’humanité tout entière ».

 

L’aspect quelque peu messianique de ce passage peut frapper, et il faut savoir que le concept même de NBIC a été critiqué. On lui reproche notamment d’être avant tout un concept marketing, forgé de toutes pièces par les promoteurs américains des nanotechnologies et des biotechs afin de décrocher des crédits publics, mais qui ne repose sur aucune réalité scientifique. Dans les faits, entre les nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, informatique et sciences cognitives on peut certainement repérer des convergences deux à deux (par exemple entre les sciences de l’information et les nanotechnologies), mais rien qui soit à l’intersection des quatre domaines considérés. Au Japon, pays qui a énormément investi sur ces différentes technologies, le concept n’existe pas !

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Eva Maria Matesanz's curator insight, August 24, 2014 4:10 PM

Le philosophe Jean-Claude Guillebaud repère ainsi dans le transhumanisme une forme d’immaturité militante, marquée par la haine du corps, de ses infirmités et de ses souffrances, de ses imperfections – une haine, en somme, de ce qui fait l’homme. Le transhumanisme – faut-il le dire ? – n’est pas un humanisme.

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This smart nano-tech patch knows when you need more drugs | #health #monitoring

This smart nano-tech patch knows when you need more drugs | #health #monitoring | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it
Scientists in South Korea are developing a medical patch using nano technology which not only monitors your health, but is also smart enough to know how much medicine you need, and when.

Via Claude Emond
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Outside of smartwatches, wristbands, and smart eyewear, wearable technology is making waves in the medical community. For example, we’ve already heard about health-monitoring “tattoos,” which can tell doctors about how your heart, muscles, or brain are functioning. The next evolutionary step could be similar smart patches, developed using nano technology, which not only deliver drugs into your system, but know when you’ve had enough or need a higher dose.

 

A study, carried out in South Korea and published by Nature Technology, outlines the development of “wearable bio-integrated systems,” as an alternative to wearing bulkier hardware. These skin patches are not only less intrusive, but are also capable of delivering medicine to the wearer, and smart enough to know how much is needed.


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/smart-patch-monitors-your-health-and-delivers-drugs-when-needed/#ixzz2xdquaLx6 ;

 

 

 

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DNA #nanorobots find and tag cellular targets | #Nanotechnology

DNA #nanorobots find and tag cellular targets | #Nanotechnology | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created a fleet of molecular 'robots' that can home in on specific human cells and mark them for drug therapy or destruction.
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The nanorobots—a collection of DNA molecules, some attached to antibodies —were designed to seek a specific set of human blood cells and attach a fluorescent tag to the cell surfaces. Details of the system were published July 28, 2013, in the online edition of Nature Nanotechnology.

 

"This opens up the possibility of using such molecules to target, treat, or kill specific cells without affecting similar healthy cells," said the study's senior investigator, Milan Stojanovic, PhD, associate professor of medicine and of biomedical engineering at Columbia University Medical Center. "In our experiment, we tagged the cells with a fluorescent marker; but we could replace that with a drug or with a toxin to kill the cell."

 

Though other DNA nanorobots have been designed to deliver drugs to cells, the advantage of Stojanovic's fleet is its ability to distinguish cell populations that do not share a single distinctive feature.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-08-dna-nanorobots-tag-cellular.html#jCp

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Jaron Lanier on #Transhumanism | #cybernetics

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I first encountered Jaron Lanier’s work when I taught his essay “One-Half of A Manifesto” to computer science students at the University of Texas at Austin.

Via Spaceweaver, Pierre Levy
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Here are the most important beliefs of cybernetic totalism:

 

1) That cybernetic patterns of information provide the ultimate and best way to understand reality.


2) That people are no more than cybernetic patterns.


3) That subjective experience either doesn’t exist, or is unimportant because it is some sort of ambient or peripheral effect.


4) That what Darwin described in biology, or something like it, is in fact also the singular, superior description of all creativity and culture.


5) That qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of information systems will be accelerated by Moore’s Law.

 

And finally, the most dramatic:

6) That biology and physics will merge with computer science (becoming biotechnology and nanotechnology), resulting in life and the physical universe becoming mercurial; achieving the supposed nature of computer software. Furthermore, all of this will happen very soon! Since computers are improving so quickly, they will overwhelm all the other cybernetic processes, like people, and will fundamentally change the nature of what’s going on in the familiar neighborhood of Earth at some moment when a new “criticality”is achieved- maybe in about the year 2020. To be a human after that moment will be either impossible or something very different than we now can know.

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Pierre Tran's curator insight, July 10, 2014 1:17 AM

Les transhumanistes sont bien obligés de reconnaître les dangers d'un "totalitarisme cybernétique" que brandit Jaron Lanier.

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Between Ape and Artilect. Pioneers of Artificial Intelligence | #nano #AI #cyborgs #FreeBook

Between Ape and Artilect. Pioneers of Artificial Intelligence | #nano #AI #cyborgs #FreeBook | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it

During 2010-12, noted AI researcher and long-time Humanity+ Board member Ben Goertzel conducted a series of textual interviews with researchers in various areas of cutting-edge science — artificial general intelligence, nanotechnology, life extension, neurotechnology, collective intelligence, mind uploading, body modification, neuro-spiritual transformation, and more. These interviews were published online in H+ Magazine, and are here gathered together in a single volume. The resulting series of dialogues treats a variety of social, futurological and scientific topics in a way that is accessible to the educated non-scientist, yet also deep and honest to the subtleties of the topics being discussed.

 

Between Ape and Artilect is a must-read if you want the real views, opinions, ideas, muses and arguments of the people creating our future.


Via Szabolcs Kósa
luiy's insight:

- Itamar Arel: AGI via Deep Learning 

- Pei Wang: What Do You Mean by “AI”? 
- Joscha Bach: Understanding the Mind
- Hugo DeGaris: Will There be Cyborgs?
- DeGaris Interviews Goertzel: Seeking the Sputnik of AGI 
- Linas Vepstas: AGI, Open Source and Our Economic Future 
- Joel Pitt: The Benefits of Open Source for AGI
- Randal Koene: Substrate-Independent Minds
- João Pedro de Magalhães: Ending Aging 
- Aubrey De Grey: Aging and AGI
- David Brin: Sousveillance
- J. Storrs Hall: Intelligent Nano Factories and Fogs
- Mohamad Tarifi: AGI and the Emerging Peer-to-Peer Economy 
- Michael Anissimov: The Risks of Artificial Superintelligence 
- Muehlhauser & Goertzel: Rationality, Risk, and the Future of AGI 
- Paul Werbos: Will Humanity Survive?
- Wendell Wallach: Machine Morality
- Francis Heylighen: The Emerging Global Brain 
- Steve Omohundro: The Wisdom of the Global Brain and the Future of AGI 
- Alexandra Elbakyan: Beyond the Borg 
- Giulio Prisco: Technological Transcendence 
- Zhou Changle: Zen and the Art of Intelligent Robotics 
- Hugo DeGaris: Is God an Alien Mathematician? 
- Lincoln Cannon: The Most Transhumanist Religion?
- Natasha Vita-More: Upgrading Humanity 
- Jeffery Martin & Mikey Siegel: Engineering Enlightenment 

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- Itamar Arel: AGI via Deep Learning 

- Pei Wang: What Do You Mean by “AI”? 
- Joscha Bach: Understanding the Mind
- Hugo DeGaris: Will There be Cyborgs?
- DeGaris Interviews Goertzel: Seeking the Sputnik of AGI 
- Linas Vepstas: AGI, Open Source and Our Economic Future 
- Joel Pitt: The Benefits of Open Source for AGI
- Randal Koene: Substrate-Independent Minds
- João Pedro de Magalhães: Ending Aging 
- Aubrey De Grey: Aging and AGI
- David Brin: Sousveillance
- J. Storrs Hall: Intelligent Nano Factories and Fogs
- Mohamad Tarifi: AGI and the Emerging Peer-to-Peer Economy 
- Michael Anissimov: The Risks of Artificial Superintelligence 
- Muehlhauser & Goertzel: Rationality, Risk, and the Future of AGI 
- Paul Werbos: Will Humanity Survive?
- Wendell Wallach: Machine Morality
- Francis Heylighen: The Emerging Global Brain 
- Steve Omohundro: The Wisdom of the Global Brain and the Future of AGI 
- Alexandra Elbakyan: Beyond the Borg 
- Giulio Prisco: Technological Transcendence 
- Zhou Changle: Zen and the Art of Intelligent Robotics 
- Hugo DeGaris: Is God an Alien Mathematician? 
- Lincoln Cannon: The Most Transhumanist Religion?
- Natasha Vita-More: Upgrading Humanity 
- Jeffery Martin & Mikey Siegel: Engineering Enlightenment