Hypercitizenship and the Management of Genetic Diversity: Sociology of Law and the Key Systemic Bifurcation between the Ring Singularity and the Neofeudal Age.
World Futures 01/2012; 68:314-331. DOI:10.1080/02604027.2012.679571
17 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2015
Date Written: January 2012
This article 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 facing a systemic and evolutionary bifurcation between the heideggerian Gegnet of a strategic, high speed convergence (i.e., Singularity) among robotics, informatics, nanotechnologies, and genetics (RINGs) — which will reshape human life in terms of its life quality styles and standards especially regarding health and environment matters, and the so-called Neofeudal Scenario (NS) supported by those for whom the Industrial Model failed and the only way to save humankind and its environment would be a kind return to a Medieval life style based on a slow pace of life and austerity. This article provides an overview of the most important and recent international references regarding the two alternatives of 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.
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