03 July 2017

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Transhumanism

10 Tamuz 5777

Just in case you haven't yet heard of it...
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, and impacting all disciplines, economies and industries.
...The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds on the Digital Revolution, representing new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even the human body. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet of Things, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.
In his book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, describes how this fourth revolution is fundamentally different from the previous three, which were characterized mainly by advances in technology. These technologies have great potential to continue to connect billions more people to the web, drastically improve the efficiency of business and organizations and help regenerate the natural environment through better asset management.
“Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution” was the theme of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Transhumanism
Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.
Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human as well as ethical limitations of using such technologies. The most common transhumanist thesis is that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into different beings with abilities so greatly expanded from the natural condition as to merit the label of posthuman beings.

3 comments:

  1. Whatever... Mashiach is coming before that. In Olam Haba, technology will be used only for good things.

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  2. Don't rely too much on technology and master some life skills as we may need to suffer 15 days of darkness before Moshiach comes. Those who are addicted to technology, a type of avoda zara of this generation, may not be able to survive. Perhaps that's how Hashem is filtering out those who merit redemption and those who don't.

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  3. Isaiah 54:15 e.
    טו הֵן גּוֹר יָגוּר אֶפֶס, מֵאוֹתִי--מִי-גָר אִתָּךְ, עָלַיִךְ יִפּוֹל. 15 Behold, THEY MAY GATHER TOGETHER, BUT NOT BY ME; whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall because of thee".

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