(English) This article is the second of a series dedicated to mind-control technologies. In the following, after describing the technology, in the second section, I briefly apply a phenomenological perspective to Mind-control technology. Based on this, I conclude the article by drawing a parallel with the popular anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, and how technology can disrupt the sense of the self.
Mind-control technology: The story of the lost body and why we should ethically care
(English) Mind-control technologies are emerging technology that can be considered conceptually disruptive. This article is the first of a series in which mind-control technology is analyzed. At first, the article presents a short descriptive story, and then the bioethical concerns and the notion of integrity are discussed.
What would happen if each of us knew the day of our own death?
(English) From the movie "The Brand New Testament" to Jose Saramago's short story "Death at Intervals," how would we react if each of us knew the date of our death?
Oneironaut: lucid dreaming through Waking Life and Schopenhauer
(English) Have you ever experienced "knowing you are dreaming" or even being able to "control" your dream? What does this phenomenon mean? Are dream and conscious life an integral part of the same book or when we fall asleep our life is simply put in "pause"?
Practical manual on how to recognize if your interlocutor is an android
Androids are a must in science fiction films, but how do we recognize if one is in front of us in real life? We find out through our practice test, told through Phillip Dick's imagination, Hume's philosophy and little kittens.
Could aliens really be invaders?Reflecting on the Kardašëv scale beyond technological development
(English) Since the dawn of science fiction, aliens have almost always represented a threat to mankind, but are we really sure that a hypothetical encounter would end like this? Is a civilization aiming to conquer and exterminate another superior?
Plato, the Matrix and Times Square: revisiting the myth of the cave
(English) Plato's Cave is a timeless, ever-present myth. From the fiction of the set to the "City that never sleeps", we talk about the evolution of this eternal myth.
The causality of becoming explored through the film Mr Nobody
(English) We are now. No longer what we were a moment ago, and not yet what we will be a moment later. How many times have we read this concept, but have we ever really understood it? And what does Nemo Nobody, the protagonist of the film Mr. Nobody, have to do with it?
Hiroshima seventy-six years later: how grief and mass tragedy change the place
(English) The world is made up of places, which manifest themselves in space and are traversed by time. There are events that can transform them forever. There are places that are indelibly linked to the darkest sides of man, forever inscribed as nightmares in our collective memory. In this article I will try to narrate some of these nightmares, together with the silence and respect they carry with them.
Kubrick and Bergson tell us about the evolution of humanity
(English) Kubrick in his cinematography and Bergson in his thought tell us about the importance of the tool and intelligence in human evolution, but towards which horizons are our species destined to turn their eyes?