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  • Critical Philosophy of Technological Convergence: Education and the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Paradigm

    Michael A. Peters

    Chapter from the book: Stocchetti, M. 2020. The Digital Age and Its Discontents: Critical Reflections in Education.

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    This article proposes a critical philosophy of technological convergence based on the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Paradigm which has been tone of the bases of the US National Science Foundation. First, the paper provides a discussion of 5G mobile cellular technology linking it to questions of techno-nationalism. Second, the paper examines the ‘nano-bio-info-cogno’ paradigm as an example of ‘convergent technologies.’ Third, the paper briefly mentions the National Learning Centers established by NSF as the next major expression of convergent technology. Finally, the paper discusses ‘post-biological technocracy’, its political economy, and criticisms that it numbs the biological self.

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    Peters, M. 2020. Critical Philosophy of Technological Convergence: Education and the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Paradigm. In: Stocchetti, M (ed.), The Digital Age and Its Discontents. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-4-12

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    Published on Aug. 11, 2020


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