“A Post-Humanist Paradox?”, Guy Axtell, Radford University
Image credit: Chris Cheung (Ping Foo), via flickr
The recent film Ex Machina draws attention to a seemingly paradoxical conjunction of claims that numerous trans and post-humanist authors endorse. One of the main characters, Nathan, the creator of sentient cyborgs, echoes Ray Kurzweil and others when he asserts both that,
1) Autonomous AI will eventually displace humans, and
2) If we can, then we inevitably will attempt to create autonomous AI.