Philosopher Jos de Mul outlines the future human being, the ultimate object of technology. With everyone's brain integrated into a global computer network. Unlimited and oppressive.
The current human being lives in an era in which biology and information science merge and converging technologies such as genetic modification, neural interfaces, artificial intelligence and robotics transform life on earth in a drastic way. Extra-, trans- and posthumanists dream of creating new life forms that will respectively improve, pass by, or even completely abandon the human life form as we know it. It is difficult to imagine what it would be like to be a trans- or post-human life form. Jos de Mul makes an attempt.
Prof.dr. Jos de Mul is professor in Philosophy of Man and Culture at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on the (partly overlapping) domains of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of art and culture, and the philosophy of information and communication technologies. He has published many books and academic articles and book contributions. He also contributes on regular basis to leading national quality newspapers and weekly’s in The Netherlands, such as Trouw, de Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad and Vrij Nederland.
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