CLEAR BRIGHT FUTURE
How can we preserve our humanity in an age of uncertainty?
In the next century we are going to be asked: on what basis do you, the human race, claim control over intelligent machines? Unless we revive belief in agency, rationalism and universal rights, we are going to find that a very difficult question to answer.
Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, Mason draws from his on-the-ground reporting and his own childhood to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. It’s not simply the fraying of the post-war global order, he believes that there is an all-out attack on values that have underpinned Western societies for hundreds of years.
He argues that we need to conduct a radical defence of the human being. We need to fight for universal rights, for human-centric institutions, and for the right to resist control of our lives by algorithms. We have to rekindle something close to a shared moral philosophy, a collective idea of our human nature, to shape our resistance and our future.
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