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Re: <nettime> Philosophy of the Internet of Things
Jaromil on Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:32:24 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Philosophy of the Internet of Things


re all,

On Sun, 27 Apr 2014, Florian Cramer wrote:

> Hello Rob,
> 
> There seem to be a few problematic assumptions in the text:
> 
> These risks have been known for a long time, but now even non-experts
> - including policymakers and industry CEOs - are likely to understand
> them.  The logical conclusion is to not expose critical
> infrastructures to the Internet by hardware design. The same is true
> for industrial infrastructures, both for the sake of operational
> security and safety from industrial espionage.

there is another logical conclusion to this, Florian: to extend standing
legal status beyond humans, also to plants, animals and of course things.

At least this is the vector that post-humanism seems to take, on the
wave of its much needed demolition of anthropocentrism, something that
will finally marginalise sociological analysis from a field it has
occupied too much and for too long. A recent example of this proposition
is the "Hybrid Constitution" work by Francesco Monico
http://hybridconstitution.blogspot.nl/

his essay on these matters is published in the latest number of the
Italian journal of philosophy AUT AUT with the title "Premesse per una
costituzione ibrida: la macchina, la bambina automatica e il bosco"
Hopefully there will be an english translation of it sometimes.

ciao


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