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Tracy R. Atkins

Artificial, Intelligent, and Completely Uninterested in You Thumbnail

Artificial intelligence is obviously at the forefront of the singularitarian conversation. The bulk of the philosophical discussion revolves around a hypothetical artificial general intelligence’s presumed emotional state, motivation, attitude, morality, and intention. A lot of time is spent theorizing the possible personality traits of a “friendly” strong AI or its [...]

Transhumanism in Fiction: Normalizing to the Uncanny Peak Thumbnail

Putting the Human in the Transhuman Equation In speculative fiction, themes of transhumanism abound. Balancing high-concept ideas, from human genetic modification to biotechnological integration, become a critical area of thought and focus for a writer. Presenting correct normal human reaction to extraordinary circumstances is something that many writers aspire to [...]

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