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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

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.


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