Links der Woche, rechts der Welt 20/19

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Die bessere Seele ist künstlich Der Transhumanismus lebt von der uralten Sehnsucht nach ewigem, leidlosen Leben und greift nun – getrieben von prometheischem Schamgefühl – auch nach der menschlichen Seele, wie Valentin Widmann bei Telepolis schreibt und die transhumanistische Leib-Seele-Konzeption nebst ihrer Widersprüchlichkeiten darstellt. (05.05.19) Der wissenschaftliche Preis der Anpassung Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften leben nicht…

Tyrion Lannister Tries to Negotiate With the Taunting Frenchman From ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’

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In a perfectly-timed mashup by booyapictures for Funny or Die, a despondent Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones earnestly attempts to negotiate peace with the rather annoying Taunting Frenchman from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tyrion Lannister’s brilliant mind comes up against one of France’s dumbest, and the results are fantastic. Behold as Tyrion…

Moral Wisdom in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener’s Prophetic Admonition About Technology and Ethics

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“The world of the future will be an ever more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.” “Intelligence supposes goodwill,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in the middle of the twentieth century. In the decades since, as…

If Twitter Banned Nazis They’d Have to Ban Some Republican Politicians Too, So Instead They’re Just Doing Nothing

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Twitter’s Nazi problem has been growing steadily for some time now. White nationalism and other forms of bigotry are pervasive on the platform, which has become a breeding ground for radicalization. The question that keeps being asked, then, is why won’t Twitter just ban vocal white supremacists from the site? The site has largely eradicated…