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The Emerging Post-Anthropocene

Author(s): Parren, Eric


With the rise of ubiquitous computing and the ever-increasing amount of sensors and processors that are being deployed, we are constructing a planetary scale cybernetic feedback system of computation. As our techniques for creating artificial intelligences become more sophisticated - and their implementations become more widespread in their applications- we are slowly handing over control of this system to a form of machine intelligence that is unbeknownst to us. Soon we might not be living in a world in which direct human activity is the primary impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems, but instead in a world where the ‘intelligences’ that run our planetary computation system are the most influential factor.

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Parren, Eric: The Emerging Post-Anthropocene. In: Janssens, Liisa: The Art of Ethics in the Information Society. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2016, S. 111-115. DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/13405.
 author = {Parren, Eric},
 title = {The Emerging Post-Anthropocene},
 year = 2016,
 doi = {10.25969/mediarep/13405},
 editor = {Janssens, Liisa},
 address = {Amsterdam},
 booktitle = {The Art of Ethics in the Information Society},
 pages = {111--115},
 publisher = {Amsterdam University Press},
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