Technological Apocalypse with Jason Reza Jorjani

source: New Thinking Allowed    2016年8月22日
Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is author of Prometheus and Atlas.
Here he suggests that converging technologies are forcing humanity to reconsider what it means to be human. Biotechnology will enable us to significantly increase human intelligence from generation to generation. In the absence of global regulation, this development could lead to a caste system. In addition, we face the prospect of human cloning and the potential of mixing human genes with those of other species. The fields of artificial intelligence and robotics offer additional possibilities for the creation of bionic species. It may be that our technological advances are outpacing our ability to trust each other to wisely use the new powers that will become available.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on June 25, 2016)

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