By Michael Hauskeller, Curtis D. Carbonell, Thomas D. Philbeck
What does renowned culture's dating with cyborgs, robots, vampires and zombies let us know approximately being human? Insightful scholarly views shine a gentle on how movie and tv evince and painting the philosophical roots, the social ramifications and the long run visions of a posthumanist international.
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In digital reduction we witness the supersession, in Baudrillard’s terms, of the symbolic, alterity and singularity of the human by the semiotic, simulation and technological. The posthuman here becomes the inhuman. This resonates with the familiar poststructuralist concentration and concern with the heterogeneous over the homogeneous. For Baudrillard, the universe of simulation aims at ‘a virtual universe from which everything dangerous and negative has been expelled’ (Baudrillard 2005, 202). In this case, alterity, synonymous with otherness, difference and negativity in their radical forms, will be its victim.
4 Derrida on Screen Stefan Herbrechter I watch a lot of television, both because it fascinates me ( . . ) but also because I try, at the same time, to analyse this fascination and to know what is going on on the other side. (Derrida & Stiegler 2002, 137) The specter is also, among other things, what one imagines, what one thinks one sees and which one projects – on an imaginary screen where there is nothing to see. Not even the screen sometimes, and a screen always has, at bottom, in the bottom or background that it is, a structure of disappearing apparition.
This is the possibility of a future point that occurs during a phase of unprecedented technological progress, sometime after the creation of a superintelligence. This event of intelligence explosion could see the machine surpass human intellect and improve its design into far greater intelligences. The intelligence of man would be left far behind. Vernor Vinge proposed that drastic changes in society would occur following such an intelligence explosion and technological Jon Baldwin 23 singularity.
The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television by Michael Hauskeller, Curtis D. Carbonell, Thomas D. Philbeck