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Philosophies 2017, 2(3), 19; doi:10.3390/philosophies2030019

Swarm Intelligence via the Internet of Things and the Phenomenological Turn

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Philosophy Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (BCN), Barcelona, Spain
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Higher Institute for Information Technology and Information Systems (ITIS), Kazan Federal University, Kremlyovskaya street 18, Kazan 420008, Russia
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 2 June 2017 / Revised: 27 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 July 2017 / Published: 23 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyberphenomenology: Technominds Revolution)
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Abstract

Considering the current advancements in biometric sensors and other related technologies, as well as the use of bio-inspired models for AI improvements, we can infer that the swarm intelligence paradigm can be implemented in human daily spheres through the connectivity between user gadgets connected to the Internet of Things. This is a first step towards a real Ambient Intelligence, but also of a Global Intelligence. This unconscious (by the user) connectivity may alter the way by which we feel the world. Besides, with the arrival of new augmented ways of capturing and providing information or radical new ways of expanding our bodies (through synthetic biology or artificial prosthesis like brain–computer connections), we can be very close to a change which may radically affect our experience of ourselves and of the feeling of collectivity. We call it the techno-phenomenological turn. We show social implications, present challenges, and and open questions for the new kind of swarm intelligence-enhanced society, and provide the taxonomy of the field of study. We will also explore the possible roadmaps of this next possible situation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Techno-phenomenological turn, consciousness; neuro-interface; radio-transmission; wireless communication; internet of everything; social development Techno-phenomenological turn, consciousness; neuro-interface; radio-transmission; wireless communication; internet of everything; social development
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Vallverdú, J.; Talanov, M.; Khasianov, A. Swarm Intelligence via the Internet of Things and the Phenomenological Turn. Philosophies 2017, 2, 19.

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