DnB Ep 260: Transhumanism and Politics with Zoltan Istvan 2020 Republican Candidate


In this episode of the Dudes n Beer podcast host Christopher Jordan welcomes journalist, transhumanist and 2020 Republican Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan to the program along with reporter Jon Bowne of Daily News Collective to discuss the topic of transhumanism and politics.
With the dawning of new technology comes a new horizon of ethical questionss. How far is too far with the integration of man and machine? At what point will the line between man and machine indistinguishably blur? Will the world of A.I. lead us into the dystopian future as seen in so many Science Fiction movies?
As the 2020 election draws near we are beginning to dig deeper into the platforms of potential Presidential candidates. Why are so many of their platforms devoid to topics like the ethics of transhumanism? How can we as a society turn our eyes toward the future and beginning paving the way for candidates like Zoltan Istvan, who keep the future of technology and the ethics relating to it in their sights while maintaining a firm hold on what is politically relevant and important in today’s society?

Join the Dudes n Beer podcast as we welcome Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist and 2020 Republican Presidential candidate and Jon Bowne of Daily News Collective as we discuss the world of transhumanism and the political and ethical issues inherent with the merging of Man and machine.
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  1. Increased automation of banking

    During the early 21st century, a wave of new technology swept the banking sector, as companies worked to improve costs and efficiencies. Online services, combined with mobile apps, automated chatbots, virtual telephone assistants, increasingly sophisticated ATMs, and other features all made it quicker and easier than ever to manage one's personal finances. On the business and corporate side, the rise of cloud computing, big data and intelligent algorithms yielded significant time and cost savings in research, marketing, processing and other areas, while giving more power and insight to decision makers.

    By 2020, U.S. banks alone were investing more than $150 billion in new technology annually, spending more than any other industry.* While customers and clients benefited greatly from these improvements, automation reduced the need for human staff. By 2029, more than 10% of banking jobs have been eliminated compared to a decade earlier, adding up to some 200,000 roles in the U.S.* Retail branches and call centres are the hardest hit, where over a quarter of staff are no longer needed. Commercial and investment bank employees are less vulnerable for now, but even these jobs become threatened in subsequent decades as decision making is delegated to ever more powerful hardware and algorithms.


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