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dc.contributor.authorCoeckelbergh, Marken
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T12:33:44Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T12:33:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-02
dc.identifier.citationCoeckelbergh, M. (2013) Pervasion of what? Techno–human ecologies and their ubiquitous spirits. AI & Society, 28 (1), pp. 55-63en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11936
dc.descriptionThis is an Open Access articleen
dc.description.abstractAre the robots coming? Is the singularity near? Will we be dominated by technology? The usual response to ethical issues raised by pervasive and ubiquitous technologies assumes a philosophical anthropology centered on existential autonomy and agency, a dualistic ontology separating humans from technology and the natural from the artificial, and a post-monotheistic dualist and creational spirituality. This paper explores an alternative, less modern vision of the “technological” future based on different assumptions: a “deep relational” view of human being and self, an ecological view of human–technology relations, and “ubiquitous” spirituality. Moving beyond an ethics of fear and control, it is argued that technology is part of a lived and active whole that is at the same time human, technological, social, and spiritual. Influenced by ecological and Eastern thinking, it is concluded that an ethics of technology understood as a relational ethics of life asks us to adapt and grow within this multi-faced ecology, which is currently—but not necessarily—pervaded by hyper-individualist modernity and its ego-boosting technologies of the self. This growth is only possible by relating to, and learning from, other cultures and from their specific way of pervading and being pervaded.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofseries28;1
dc.subjectPervasive Technologyen
dc.subjectUbiquitous Technologyen
dc.subjectArtificial Intelligenceen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectSelfen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectSpiritualityen
dc.subjectBuddhismen
dc.subjectTaoismen
dc.subjectConfucianismen
dc.titlePervasion of what?en
dc.title.alternativeTechno–human ecologies and their ubiquitous spiritsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00146-012-0418-y
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.projectidN/Aen
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dc.date.acceptance2012-03-29en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


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