Rick Searle

Rick Searle is an educator and freelance writer who explores the intersection of science, technology, philosophy and politics. He is an affiliate scholar with the Institute for the Ethics of Emerging Technology and is a frequent writer for the IEET website. He also blogs at utopiaordystopia.com

Publications

Algorithms vs. Hive Minds: Preserving Democracy's Future in the Age of AI
Rick Searle. © 2019. 14 pages.
From the time of its emergence onto the public scene, the internet has been understood in light of both its dystopian potential for total surveillance and control and its utopian...
Algorithms vs. Hive Minds: Preserving Democracy's Future in the Age of AI
Rick Searle. © 2018. 14 pages.
From the time of its emergence onto the public scene, the internet has been understood in light of both its dystopian potential for total surveillance and control and its utopian...
Rethinking Machine Ethics in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology
Jeffrey White, Rick Searle. © 2015. 331 pages.
As the utilization of intelligent machines spreads to numerous realms, the discourse of machine ethics has also developed and expanded. Concerns over machine intelligence and the...
Algorithms versus Hive Minds and the Fate of Democracy
Rick Searle. © 2015. 14 pages.
For nearly two decades the Internet has been thought to presage two radically different political destinies. A dystopian outcome where that architecture becomes a sort of global...
Robots in Warfare and the Occultation of the Existential Nature of Violence
Rick Searle. © 2015. 14 pages.
We are at the cusp of a revolution in the development of autonomous weapons, yet current arguments both for and against such weapons are insufficient to the task at hand. In the...