Attorney, programmer, PhD candidate in philosophy.
Working on a dissertation about free speech online.
Interested in everything computers, law, and philosophy, and excited about decentralized social media.

@julia I like philosophy and computers but I don't really do anything at their intersection. I would be interested to hear about your work.

@twsh Thanks! It can go in a lot of different directions, but my current projects include:

Figuring out the potential environmental impact of the transhumanism movement

Formalizing the hacker ethic and its relationship to African philosophy of the person.

Developing a computer game about a guy who realizes he's in a game, and the game isn't solvable as written so you have to dig into the code and change it to win.

Detangling the whole thing about free speech on the internet.

@julia I would like to think more about free speech at some point. I've been wondering about developing a course that connects topics in philosophy of language to things that are more often thought of as part of moral and political philosophy.

The other stuff sounds cool as well.


All of these sound awesome, and best of luck in your pursuits!

Any suggestions on media concerning these topics (transhumanism, African philosophy of the person, hacker ethics, free speech on the Internet, etc.)?

Also, I would love to play that video game! I presume that's a side project you're not busy with dissertation research and writing? Any idea on a time frame for when it'll be finished?

@paanvaannd Aerospace medicine sounds awesome too.

My game actually has to be done by February because I'm presenting it at a conference. I'll keep you posted.

Some good articles:

And books:
The Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy
The Singularity is Near, by Ray Kurzweil
The Dark Net, by Jamie Bartlett

Thanks for the recommendations. @julia ! I'll be sure to check those out when I get the chance. I actually have the Kurzweil title on my reading list already.

Best of luck in getting that game cranked out! Can't wait to test it out :+)

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