Technocalyps

TechnoCalyps is a 2006 Belgian transhumanism documentary film written and directed by Frank Theys exploring the advance of technology. [1] [2]

Documentary precept

Set as a three-part documentary, TechnoCalyps posits that genetics , robotics , artificial intelligence , bionics , and nanotechnology seem to be converging towards a goal of having mankind transcend human limits. “director conducts his inquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of the development of the film. [3] [4]

Cast

In the documentary narrated by Jay McMahon, interviewees include:

  • Ian Buruma
  • Jean-Jacques Cassiman
  • L. Stephen Coles
  • Sadaputa Dasa
  • Hugo De Garis
  • Aubrey from Gray
  • Theodore John Kaczynski
  • Raymond Kurzweil
  • Jeffrey Lichtman
  • Ralph C. Merkle
  • Marvin Minsky
  • Hans Moravec
  • Max More
  • David F. Noble
  • Mark Pesce
  • Joe Rosen
  • Kirkpatrick Sale
  • Anders Sandberg
  • Richard Seed
  • Bruce Sterling
  • Gregory Stock
  • Mark W. Tilden
  • Frank Tipler
  • Margaret Wertheim
  • Robert J. White
  • Robert Anton Wilson
  • Terence McKenna
  • Rael
  • Osman Bakar
  • Michel Baudry
  • Ted Berger
  • Yang Dan
  • Thomas B. DeMarse
  • Anne Foerst
  • Erin D. Green
  • Mark Humayun
  • Hamada Kazuyuki
  • Carlo Montemagno
  • Natasha Vita-More
  • Jim Yount

Reception

H + Magazine wrote that the film focuses “on the various emerging technologies that Transhumanism has coalesced around and feature illuminating (or potentially terrifying) interviews with scientists working in these fields”, [5] andCrónicas de Esperantia wrote that the film was an excellent documentary that shares some future keys. [6] Christopher Webster of Quiet Earth reviewed the documentary and wrote that it is a very smart look at humanity’s quest for immortality through science and how it works in the field of science and technology. whole mess intersects to form the fabric of who we are. ” [2]

See also

  • Existential risk from artificial general intelligence
  • Ancient astronaut hypothesis
  • Building Gods (documentary)
  • Effective altruism
  • Global catastrophic risk # Anthropogenic

References

  1. Jump up^ Man, Blue (February 10, 2014). ” ” TechnoCalyps “: on the way to the apocalypse of transhumanism” (in French). Agoravox . Retrieved October 20, 2015 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Webster, Christopher (October 6, 2009). “Scientists strive for immortality in Frank Theys’ upcoming THE WILL TO VIRTUALITY” . Quiet Earth . Retrieved October 20, 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ staff (October 15, 2015). “TECHNOPALYPS, PART 1″ -A Movie by Frank Theys . ” The Post-Star, Retrieved October 20, 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ Riveroll, Juan Patricio (April 12, 2013). “Contrapunto: El sueño de la immortalidad” (in Spanish). Pijama Surf . Retrieved October 20, 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ Jeffery, Scott (January 26, 2013). “Producing and Consuming the Posthuman Body in Superhero Narratives” . H + Magazine . Retrieved October 20, 2015 .
  6. Jump up^ Saavedra, Francisco José (March 7, 2013). “Technocalyps: el perfeccionamiento humano, an excellent documentary that our muestra algunas claves del futuro de nosos nosotros” (in Spanish). Crónicas de Esperantia . Retrieved October 20, 2015 .

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