Call for Chapters: Emerging Human-Machine Technologies
Edited by Steven John Thompson, PhD
The realm for a universal forum that discovers, explores, and prepares the way for eventual large-scale cyborg sociocultural integration, which just a few years ago would have been incredulous, is now upon us as partly evidenced through the proximity at which science, technology and the Internet are rapidly arriving at expectant machine sentience. This publication will address critical, foundational elements of study in human-machines and cyborgs, including their creation, governance, policy, and sustainment; rights, privileges, and expectations for participation in digital society; and other imperative aspects of their impending peaceful existence alongside their biological human, plant, and animal inhabitants in this world.
Emerging Human-Machine Technologies will publish high-quality, anonymously peer-reviewed essays that explore universal concerns, ethics, objectives, and principles in aspects of human enhancement technologies related to human-machines, machine-humans, their cyber-relatives, and proliferation of cyborg activity, culture, engineering, society, and technology. This volume will include groundbreaking and exploratory author contributions from engineers, practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists, theorists, political scientists, lawyers, philosophers, ethicists, and human factors technologists who work closely theoretically or in practice with select human enhancement technologies, synthetic biological sciences, military advancements, robotics engineering, nanoscience technologies, and related allied research interests. The book will provide a forum for cybernetics issues in the humanities in emerging technologies, including research into design, engineering, and technological aspects of human-machine creation and existence for potential acceptance, ethics, participation, policy, governance, and socialization between individuals and corporate, global, networked, human-machine experience.
Ashgate Publishing has already expressed interest in this volume for its Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs series with selected abstracts to be duly considered by the publisher.