The human is and will always be the greatest and most advanced technology the world has ever known. And the understanding, improvement, and utilization of humanity must be today’s highest priority?
How we do this today is new territory. Dynamic innovative opportunities are here, or very near, for the taking. Which ones should we pursue and why? The transHuman Code introduces us to the discussions we must have. Together, both readers and contributors will form collective, proactive answers in this interactive process.
Join us, in this ground-breaking knowledge platform, as we begin this important work together on a humancentric approach to technological innovation.
Consider this, the world’s first “smart book,” a conversation starter, an introduction to the innovations and innovators who are changing our world, and most importantly an invitation.
The code for the major technological platforms that we all use—Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, etc.—has been developed by a collective few. The transHuman Code will be developed by all of us in conversation and collaboration with one another.
To quote John Rettinger, President of Techno Buffalo, the largest independent consumer electronics portal in the world, “Every user of technology—which is pretty much everybody—should read this book. It’s filled with profound questions we should all be asking ourselves about what we hope our relationship with technology will, and will not, ultimately do for us. Before you pick up your phone again, read The transHuman Code.”
You are invited to join in the development of the transHuman code.
Carlos Moreira is a multi-award winning technology pioneer whose IT, online security and trust management experience with the United Nations and World Trade Organization led to the creation, twenty years ago, of one of the world’s first cybersecurity companies, Wisekey. Today, he is an active leader and member of several institutions and organizations focused on the advancement of technological innovation and preservation of human identity. He resides in Geneva, Switzerland with his family.
David Fergusson is a corporate finance leader specializing in global mergers and acquisitions. He engages regularly with business, media, political and academic leaders on the factors influencing corporate growth. He is a pioneer and international award winner for cross border investment between the United States and China. Chairman of the finance industry’s leading global think tank, he is recognized as an expert on the impact of technology on business, government and humankind. He resides with his family in Westchester County, New York.
The TransHumanCode.com is the first interactive “knowledge platform” for managing the convergence of humanity and technology, its impact on our daily lives, and the long-term implications. This dynamic initiative will be showcased again on January 23 in Davos, Switzerland during the world’s foremost assembly of international leaders. In an innovative multi-media program, informing and engaging all citizens of the world about the dynamic influences of technology in our personal, communal and professional lives, The TransHuman Code was formed to redefine the hierarchy of our needs and how we will meet them in the future.
Originated by Swiss cybersecurity pioneer, WISeKey and authored by Carlos Moreira and David Fergusson, The TransHuman Code will feature exclusive insights from the world’s premier authorities on the application of AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, IoT, and Robotics to transhuman.education, employment, communication, transportation, communities, security, government, food, finance, entertainment and health.
“The TransHuman Code Davos Gathering of Minds” hosted by CBS Inside Edition Host Megan Alexander, will bring together global leaders in technology, business, finance, government, academia and the media for this exclusive event. Highlights include the introduction of the world’s first digital person and the first autonomous flying “taxi”, live expert interviews and exclusive high-level discussion and debate amongst the platform contributors.
During the event we will be demonstrating a digital signing of the THC physical book using a microchip and Digital Identity of the Book. Book signings are a standard part of an author’s life, and most view it as a chore. Readers also find the experience less than thrilling. They stand in line to get an autograph and perhaps share ten words with the author. But in Davos the digital signing of the TransHuman Code book will be raised to a completely new experience. As soon as each book will be signed, the book will turn from pulp and paper into a digital gateway to a community of TransHuman Code enthusiasts around the world sharing their digital identities via a Secure Ledger provided by WISeKey.
Human society is being transformed by new technologies, and the big question is: What is the DNA of this emerging new world? David and Carlos have assembled a tremendous resource for understanding what this transHuman world will look like, and more importantly how we can guide it to be a world whose character is more human than technological. A must read!
The TransHuman Code is the MUST READ book of the year. As technology continues to disrupt every aspect our lives, David and Carlos discuss the imminent need for a bold conversation on what makes us human and what values we need to preserve and strengthen - before it’s too late. No topic is off limits and that’s what makes this book so essential.
In 1981, The Soul of a New Machine lauded the obsessive pursuit of a technology innovation that highlighted the feverish dedication of a few bright minds. The transHuman Code reminds us that humans remain at the center of automation’s evolution, with a collective responsibility to bring our unique sensibilities to bear, whether we are technologists or not. The transHuman Code invites everyoneto be a part of the conversation.
This is a book that delivers a long-term view on how to manage the convergence of humanity and technology. Only David and Carlos have the foresight and network to bring together a stellar group of experts on the socio-political impact of techno-economical transformations happening on a daily basis all over the world. This is indeed a great platform to engage us all in a conversation that is so critical to our future!
Artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, sensors, and the internet of things promise a brave new world of greater efficiencies and novel solutions. What humanity needs, now more than ever, is a sensible user manual that will direct us in how to use this technology. Moreira and Fergusson give us this guidance. The transHuman Code is a lucid and compelling humanist's blueprint on how to ensure the disruptive technologies, that will define the 21st century, are harnessed for the public good.
With the transHuman Code, we can establish the most important basic principle of technological innovation – Ethics of use. Every coder should owe a moral responsibility to only create products that the whole world can use safely in the world of AI. We have been waiting too long for this book!
Our world is being transformed at an unprecedented pace. This book raises the question at the center of this new era of technological disruption: what will the role be for humans in the future? With the transHuman Code, we can now choose a path for our future that protects both humanity and human identity.
Over the past 25 years, with China’s rising, I have been witness to the most dramatic growth of the financial markets in our country. Today, China is undergoing another revolution, the technological revolution and it is both promising and threatening. We are pioneering the development and application of blockchain, AI and IoT for people of all ages, income levels and professions. By applying the transHuman Code, China can bring together social responsibility and technological innovation for the benefit of all.
Every user of technology—which is pretty much everybody—should read this book. It’s filled with profound questions we should all be asking ourselves about what we hope our relationship with technology will, and will not, ultimately do for us. Before you pick up your phone again, read The transHuman Code.
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transHuman Code Debuts in Shenzhen, China
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The transHuman Code "Meeting of The Minds"
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The TransHuman Code
Managing The Future of Humanity and Technology
What does it mean to be human?
Does our DNA define us? Our intellect, emotions, or will? Our soul?
Possibilities and predictions abound about the coming months but there is now consensus that machines will become as smart as humans by 2029. Between now and then, we will become increasingly transhuman—humans with more and more technological capability. This knowledge layers the human question to also ask: At what point do we, infused with artificial qualities, stop being human? … What do we ultimately want to become? … What will we become if we do nothing? For some prople and organizations a TransHuman is part of Humanity+, multidisciplinary approach in analyzing the dynamic interplay between humanity and the acceleration of technology." For some people it means replacing what has been lost, albeit imperfectly, with technology.
This is an initiative that delivers a long term view on the impact technology is having on all of our lives. Only David and Carlos have the foresight and network to bring together a stellar group of experts on the socio-political impact of techno-economical transformations happening on a daily basis all over the world. This is indeed a great platform to engage us all in a conversation that is so critical to our future!- Danil Kerimi, Director - Head of Digital Economy and Global Technology Policy, World Economic Forum
As bionic eyesight and hearing become widely available, will only those impaired have access? If a neural implant could eliminate dementia and Alzheimer’s, who’s to say it shouldn’t be used for ADHD, brain fatigue, or the aspiration to become a smarter person? If a robot can perform a job better than you, are you dispensable? What are the limits of Artificial Intelligence and how should it be governed?
As we navigate the days ahead, these are the conversations worthy of our attention. Together we must navigate the merger of man and machine to determine the best path between what we can do and what we will do. Our true north is a collective comprehension of what it must mean—and must not mean—to be a thriving human on a thriving planet. Our best answers will codify our best future.
This is the objective of the Transhuman Code, a profound new initiative supported by major media partners. Through a breakthrough multimedia campaign comprised of a website, app, social media campaign, major book launch, and a content subscription service, the Transhuman Code initiative will facilitate the important conversations, provide access to the latest knowledge and discoveries, and offer rare access to the key people and places on the forefront of our transhuman future.
This necessary initiative will engage and inform all citizens of the world in thoughtful dialogue about the dynamic influencers on our personal, communal and professional lives. Exploring and bringing leading expertise on how the application of technology to the infrastructure of our lives i.e. employment, education, transportation, communities, government, currency, and health can shape our future, will afford us the collective opportunity to manage the relationship between humanity and technology.
The movement is already occurring around us so there isn’t a question of participation. We are and will all be affected. The question is whether we will lead ourselves where we want to go or be passively led where we potentially don’t want to go. The Transhuman Code initiative will ensure we are taking the lead.
Digitalization is the new normal with disruptive waves to the economy, business models, consumer choices and demands.Today, we must acknowledge that we are either building a future of technological grandeur at the expense of what makes us magnificent, or we are building a future of human grandeur with the help of magnificent technology. The path we collectively choose will determine whether our future is bleak or bright.
We urge your commitment to #maketechhuman because technology shall serve people and not people serve technology. This is humanity’s manifesto for choosing wisely:
To fully reap the benefits of digitalization and technology, all humans must have quality access to connectivity. Governments shall be committed to the expansion of next-generation smart infrastructure, and establish principles of technological neutrality, through a simplified, market-oriented, and transparent regulatory environment, and through incentives to invest in less profitable areas, as well as by fostering investments for skill and capacity building.
Securing the privacy of every human being is paramount to realizing the full potential of our future. Therefore, personal data conveyed over the Internet or stored in devices connected to the Internet is owned and solely governed by the individual. It is paramount to protect all citizens in the all-digital age.AI systems should use tools, including anonymized data, de-identification, or aggregation to protect personally identifiable information whenever possible.
An array of emerging digital threats may harm citizens. Users must trust that their personal and sensitive data is protected and handled appropriately. We strongly support the protection of the foundation of AI and other technologies, including source code, proprietary algorithms, and other intellectual property. We believe governments should avoid requiring companies to transfer or provide access to technology, source code, algorithms, or encryption keys as conditions for doing business. We encourage governments to use strong, globally-accepted and deployed cryptography and other security standards that enable trust and interoperability. We also promote voluntary information-sharing on cyberattacks or hacks to better enable consumer protection.
Respecting the authority and autonomy of every human being is paramount to realizing the full potential of our future. Therefore, personal digital data will not be used as research, rationale, enticement or commodity by any entity or individual, except with the explicit, well-informed, revocable consent of the individual owner of the data.
Improving the human condition is paramount to realizing the full potential of our future. Therefore, a universal code of ethics reflecting the highest order of human values will govern the development, implementation, and use of technology.
6. Futureproof Skills
Advancing human faculties is paramount to realizing the full potential of our future. Therefore, to that end, the secure, approved, and accountable aggregation of personal information and resources to increase our individual abilities is a fundamental objective of technology.
Advocating and innovating the greatest good for all humanity is paramount to realizing the full potential of our future. Therefore, technology, no matter how advanced, will never supersede the spiritual purposes or the moral rights and responsibilities of any human being anywhere. Technology will serve humanity’s needs.
Democratizing human vision, ingenuity, and education is paramount to realizing the full potential of our future. Therefore, technology will remain humanity’s greatest collaborator but never represent humanity itself.