Andrea Pitasa: Hypercitizenship & New Directions in Goverance and the Law

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Prof. Andrea Pitasi

Hypercitizenship and the Management of Genetic Diversity. Sociology of Law and the Key Systemic Bifurcation Between the RING Singularity and the Neofeudal Age

Andrea Pitasi

Associate Professor at the Gabriele D’Annunzio University, Chieti and Pescara, Italy.

Abstract

This essay is essentially theoretical and is focused on the allocative function of the legal systems to attract/reject different capitals according to their procedures to shape norms and laws. This function of the legal systems is pivotal in our times as humankind is before a systemic and evolutionary bifurcation between the heideggerian Gegnet of a strategic, high speed convergence (i.e. Singularity) among robotics, informatics, nanotechonologies and genetics (RINGs) – which is going to reshape the human life concerning its life quality styles and standards especially regarding health and environment matters- and the so called Neofeudal Scenario (NS) supported by whom the Industrial Model failed and the only way to save humankind and its environment would be a kind of trip back to a Medioeval life style inspired by slowness and austerity.

This essay provides an overview of the most important and recent international references about the two alternatives of the bifurcation and describes a potential paradigm shift inside the systemic approach to reframe the conceptual map of global change through a systemic epistemology of the sociology of law.

Source Paper Online (March 2011)  Rivista di Criminologia, Vittimologia e Sicurezza – Vol. V – N. 3 – Settembre-Dicembre 2011

EXTRACTS:

1. Prologue.
The emergent convergence/singularity of endotechnologies1 thus of the most radically evolutionary outputs of the singularity generated by the convergence of robotics, informatics, nanotechnologies and genetics (RINGs convergence/singularity) is reshaping the social, economical etc patterns and variables of the public understanding of how science and technology are evolving everything around us especially focusing on those key aspects of social life which directly cope with the ultimate frontiers of human evolution, wealth and health.

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Due to the convergence between the RING Singularity and the most attractive legal systems on the planet our species seems to have already had an internal differentiation among:
i) Humans
ii) Posthumans or Cyborgs
iii) Hyperhumans.

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Having lost all utopias, the future presents itself as a sketch of technological visions that block out the social knowledge that is needed to live in a scientific-technological world – and to feel well in it”

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This stable “speed” mostly depends on the development and broadcasting of new and standardized platforms, procedures and technologies (currency, languages, operative systems) that can create transparency (i.e. through video recordings, metal detectors, etc.).

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Resetting the reptilian brain necessarily implies erasing the clashing factors generated from this pattern brain, thus to be able to develop the 7 platforms of the global development:
1) Currency and rating standards;
2) Digital satellite telecommunications;
3) Biotechnologies;
4) Extra-planetary technologies;
5) Technical-linguistic platforms;
6) Contents catalog;
7) Evolutionary capitalism.
This strive for development represents a strategic
function in the policymaking agenda.

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From this perspective, sociology of law is pivotal to cope with challenge of linking scientific citizenship and societatian citizenship so that the Hyperhuman spin-off of the so called Immortals might be framed within a relational and responsible legal theory focused on the re-entry of the human in that new shape of global policymaking I call Hypercitizenship.