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Danaher, J;Petersen, S
2020
October
Neuroethics
In Defence of the Hivemind Society
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NO-SELF PHENOMENOLOGY AGENCY LIFE
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.
1874-5490
10.1007/s12152-020-09451-7
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