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Danaher, J., Petersen, S.
2020
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Neuroethics
In Defence of the Hivemind Society
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The idea that humans should abandon their individuality and use technology to bind themselves together into hivemind societies seems both farfetched and frightening something that is redolent of the worst dystopias from science fiction. In this article, we argue that these common reactions to the ideal of a hivemind society are mistaken. The idea that humans could form hiveminds is sufficiently plausible for its axiological consequences to be taken seriously. Furthermore, far from being a dystopian nightmare, the hivemind society could be desirable and could enable a form of sentient flourishing. Consequently, we should not be so quick to deny it. We provide two arguments in support of this claim the axiological openness argument and the desirability argument and then defend it against three major objections.
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Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Biomedical Science and Engineering, Humanities in Context