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Rosi Braidotti - The Posthuman (2013) Not all of us can say, with any degree of certainty, that we have always been human, or that we are only that. Some of us are not even considered fully human now, let alone at previous moments of Western social, political and scientific history. Not if by 'human' we mean that creature familiar to us from the Enlightenment and its legacy: 'The Cartesian subject of the cogito, the Kantian "community of reasonable beings", or, in more sociological terms, the subject as citizen, rights-holder, property-owner, and so on' (Wolfe, 2010a). And yet the term enjoys widespread consensus and it maintains the re-assuring familiarity of common sense. We assert our attachment to the species as if it were a matter of fact, a given. So much so that we construct a fundamental notion of Rights around the Human. But is it so? While conservative, religious social forces today often labour to re-inscribe the human within a paradigm of natural law, the concept of the human has exploded under the double pressure of contemporary scientific advances and global economic concerns. After the postmodern, the post-colonial, the post-industrial, the post-communist and even the much contested post-feminist conditions, we seem to have entered the post-human predicament. Far from being the n* variation in a sequence of prefixes that may appear both endless and somehow arbitrary, the posthuman condition introduces a qualitative shift in our thinking about what exactly is the basic unit of common reference for our species, our polity and our relationship to the other inhabitants of this planet. This issue raises serious questions as to the very structures of our shared identity - as humans - amidst the complexity of contemporary science, politics and international relations. Discourses and representations of the non-human, the inhuman, the anti-human, the inhumane and the posthuman proliferate and overlap in our globalized, technologically mediated societies. INDEX: Acknowledgements vi Introduction 1 1 Post-Humanism: Life beyond the Self 13 2 Post-Anthropocentrism: Life beyond the Species 55 3 The Inhuman: Life beyond Death 105 4 Posthuman Humanities: Life beyond Theory 143 Conclusion 186 References 198 Index 214 audio-book specs: Mac computer voice Tessa, MP3 64kbps, run time 8 hrs 21 min 15 sec Cybernetics Cybernetics is a trans-disciplinary approach for exploring regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, and possibilities. In the 21st century, the term is often used in a rather loose way to imply "control of any system using technology;" this has blunted its meaning to such an extent that many writers avoid using it. Cybernetics is relevant to the study of systems, such as mechanical, physical, biological, cognitive, and social systems. Cybernetics is applicable when a system being analyzed incorporates a closed signaling loop; that is, where action by the system generates some change in its environment and that change is reflected in that system in some manner (feedback) that triggers a system change, originally referred to as a "circular causal" relationship. System dynamics, a related field, originated with applications of electrical engineering control theory to other kinds of simulation models (especially business systems) by Jay Forrester at MIT in the 1950s. Concepts studied by cyberneticists include, but are not limited to: learning, cognition, adaptation, social control, emergence, communication, efficiency, efficacy, and connectivity. These concepts are studied by other subjects such as engineering and biology, but in cybernetics these are abstracted from the context of the individual organism or device. CASE # 20225E: "LOST ODYSSEY" Around the end of 2014, Pulses got ready to initiate the second cycle of the enigmatic techno experience. It would go even deeper and strip down the structure to expose the core elements. Using complex atmospheric waves encrypted within hidden geometries to generate mass hypnosis, these signals were to reach the inner soul of the receiver. Quantized references of these roots were then infused to arise the required hive mind: Italus Hypnosis, German Technology, Zion foundations & Drone frequencies. But this time, everything did not go according to plan. It started with strange anomalies, many glitches, then some messages intrusions on the screens: "The symbols are the roots. The hidden signals become music. Music respawn the soul of the alchemist. Don't stay too long in the black cluster. The guardian is shaddy!" The lab soon became unstable. The equipment generated a sea of fragmented patterns and chaos did not take over the experiment. Then, the music was severely altered. By who or what? THE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM FOUND A HARD DRIVE NAMED "LOST ODYSSEY" IN THE LAB’S SECURITY VAULT. THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE PULSES MEMBERS ARE CURRENTLY UNKNOWN. tags: posthuman, transhuman, cybernetic, cyborg, technology, society, conspiracy, subliminal, hive, mind

Posthuman Transhuman Singularity Future Science Robotics ebooks pack

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Posthuman Transhuman Singularity Future Science Robotics ebooks pack Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of developing and using such technologies. The most common thesis put forward is that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label posthuman. The contemporary meaning of the term transhumanism was foreshadowed by one of the first professors of futurology, FM-2030, who taught "new concepts of the human" at The New School in the 1960s, when he began to identify people who adopt technologies, lifestyles and world-views "transitional" to post-humanity as "transhuman". This hypothesis would lay the intellectual groundwork for the British philosopher Max More to begin articulating the principles of transhumanism as a futurist philosophy in 1990 and organizing in California an intelligentsia that has since grown into the worldwide transhumanist movement. Influenced by seminal works of science fiction, the transhumanist vision of a transformed future humanity has attracted many supporters and detractors from a wide range of perspectives. Transhumanism has been characterized by one critic, Francis Fukuyama, as among the world's most dangerous ideas, to which Ronald Bailey countered that it is rather the "movement that epitomises the most daring, courageous, imaginative and idealistic aspirations of humanity". ebooks 1 Antiquity Book Zero.pdf Design and Science Fiction.pdf Farcast Ashcan.pdf Is Man to Survive Science.pdf John C Lilly Simulations of God.pdf John C Lilly The Scientist A Metaphysical Autobiography.pdf Kundalini The Arousal of the Inner Energy.pdf New Human A Journey to Transformation.pdf PGB Uncanny Vernal Equinox 2012.pdf Pierre Teilhard De Chardin The Future of Man.pdf Posthuman Factors.pdf Science Fiction Film JP Telotte.pdf Sufficiently Advanced Ultra Tech RPG.pdf The Future of Content.pdf The Future of the Brain by Rose, Steven.pdf The Omega Point.pdf The Opening of the Third Eye by Douglas Baker.pdf The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film.pdf The Transhumanism Pandemic by Aaron McCollum.pdf Thomas Moylan Scraps of the Untainted Sky Science Fiction Utopia Dystopia 2000.pdf Warplanes of the Future.pdf ebooks 2 50 Future Ideas You Really Need to Know - Richard Watson.pdf Alien Chic.pdf Ascott Art Technology Consciousness Mind at Large.pdf Cyborg 101.pdf Cyborg Anthropology A Visual Illustration.pdf Designing Sociable Robots Cynthia L Breazeal.pdf Fundamentals of Robotics Linking Perception to Action.pdf Game of Life Timothy Leary.pdf Genetically Modified Athletes.pdf Humanoid Reports.pdf John C Lilly and E J Gold Tanks for the Memories Floatation Tank Talks.pdf Mediating the Human Body Technology Communication and Fashion.pdf Modern Biotechnology.pdf Nano Culture.pdf Robotics.pdf The Dada Cyborg Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin.pdf The Humanoid Conspiracy.pdf The Melancholy Android On the Psychology of Sacred Machines Eric G Wilson.pdf Transhumanism and Transcendence 2011.pdf Williamson Jack The Humanoids.pdf ebooks 3 Advanced Artificial Intelligence.pdf Approaching Singularity.pdf Artificial Intelligence in Education.pdf Artificial Intelligence The Basics.pdf David Sereda Singularity.pdf Luger Artificial Intelligence.pdf Ray Kurzweil The Singularity Is Near.pdf The Singular Universe.pdf The Singularity Creating Skynet and the Destruction of Humanity.pdf When Computers Can Think The Artificial Intelligence Singularity by Anthony Berglas.pdf magazines Best of H+ Magazine Volume 1 2008–2010.pdf FT Artificial Intelligence Vol 06 Issue 12 2011.pdf Hplusmagazine 2008 Fall.pdf Hplusmagazine 2009 Fall.pdf Hplusmagazine 2009 Summer.pdf Hplusmagazine 2009 Winter.pdf Nonlocal Science Fiction, Issue #1 - Daniel J Dombrowski.pdf tags: posthuman, transhuman, cyborg, robot, android, humanoid, future, science, humanity
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