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"humanism will be displaced by what Harari calls “dataism”"

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"humanism will be displaced by what Harari calls “dataism”"

#1 Postby coffee » August 29th, 2016, 10:06 am

Will it be the end of humanism?


Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?

What price humanity when consciousness is no longer required?
What price humanity when consciousness is no longer required? Photograph: Alamy


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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ?CMP=fb_gu



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Re: "humanism will be displaced by what Harari calls “dataism”"

#2 Postby coffee » August 30th, 2016, 4:23 pm

Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/50bb4830-6a4c ... 5a28c.html

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Re: "humanism will be displaced by what Harari calls “dataism”"

#3 Postby lewist » August 30th, 2016, 7:40 pm

coffee wrote:Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/50bb4830-6a4c ... 5a28c.html
I'm a bit uneasy about what is meant here by 'humanism'. Yuval Noah Harari seems to see it as more akin to the Satanist principle of 'do what thou wilt shall be the whole law'. For me, Humanism is a constraint, it gives me moral guidance, a way of working things out.

Dataism may help us choose a book. However, I choose books for Kindle in a similar way to being in a book shop. Kindle may make suggestions; in the bookshop I will perhaps look for the same author again, look for books in a similar genre.

For me, Humanism is about morality, how to treat people, how to connect with the world in a human way. I can't see 'dataism' being very similar.
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Re: "humanism will be displaced by what Harari calls “dataism”"

#4 Postby coffee » August 30th, 2016, 9:07 pm

Good point lewist


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