Technology and the Nearing of the Singularity: a New Panhellenism? WHITNEY JORDAN ADAMS & OCTAVIYANTI WAHYURINI

We are interested in the relationship and intersection between the ideas of technological advancement and a "singularity," and that of Panhellenism.

Panhellenism was the concept of political harmony among the Greek states focusing on "unity".

As a concept, Panhellenism was under the guise of being progressive promoting Greek unity.

However, this unity allowed for significant 'Othering' in terms of non-Greek "barbarians" and Greek tribes (Bakaoukas).

Technological advancement, like Panhellenism, is oftentimes seen as progressive entity and one that promotes unity. Therefore, we are making this connection.

The intersection of Panhellenism and the Singularity has the ability to delineate certain groups, therefore promoting 'Othering'.

So you might be wondering why this relationship and intersection is tantamount?

We are looking at the singularity as aggressive technological advancement coupled with the eventual immortality of human kind.

The issue will be a majority of world population being left out of this Post-human landscape.

Credits:

Created with images by RDECOM - "Bio-technological advances" • Tilemahos Efthimiadis - ""The reception of King Othon of Greece in Athens."" • Remko van Dokkum - "Liège Guillemins TGV Station - Calatrava" • josecab - "facade urban modern architecture" • pedrosimoes7 - "Abstraktes Bild (Nº 635) (1987) - Gerhard Richter (1932)" • Canadian Film Centre - "Technological Displacement" • blickpixel - "board electronics computer"

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