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Human Genius at the Controls

  • Jean-Hervé LorenziEmail author
  • Mickaël Berrebi
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Abstract

In these early years of the twenty-first century, we may be closer than ever to approaching absolute knowledge. It is true that more than ever before, we feel we are unravelling the mystery of human creation. We hope to master genetic engineering; we feel as though nothing can escape us, thanks to large-scale data processing. But science is almost always a synonym for the power of certain communities of people over others, via extremely powerful networks which jeopardise democracy—our way of life, and our private lives—at the same time. There is nothing condemning us to this fate, but everything today points to a takeover of applied science and revolutionary technologies by businesses which are gradually substituting themselves for states, politics and the collective will. This could eventually lead to new forms of slavery.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paris Dauphine UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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