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    Campbell, Z. »Sci-fi surveillance: Europe’s secretive push into biometric technology.« The Guardian. Published December 10, 2020. Accessed December 14, 2020.

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    EU Horizon 2020 is a framework of public funding programs whose general aim is to fund »research, technological development, and innovation in the European Research Area (ERA).« Incidentally, Horizon 2020 provided substantial funding for various art and science / technology institutions and programs.

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    Danks, D., & London, A. J. (2017). »Algorithmic bias in autonomous systems.« IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 4691–4697.

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    Taulli, T. »Facial Recognition Bans: What Do They Mean For AI (Artificial Intelligence)?« Forbes. Published June 13, 2020. Accessed December 19, 2020.

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    According to the Value-Neutrality Thesis (VNT), technology is morally and politically neutral, neither good nor bad. Yet, VNT is rejected widely by philosophers, technologists, science and technology studies (STS) scholars, and social critics, arguing that owing to their material properties, »technological artifacts are part of the normative order rather than external to it. Due to the endurance and longevity of technological artifacts, values embedded in them have long-term implications that surpass their designers and builders.«

    See: Miller, B. »Is Technology Value-Neutral?« Science, Technology, & Human Values. Published online January 22, 2020. doi:10.1177/0162243919900965

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    See Jack Halberstam’s talk as part of the Disruption Network Lab Panel »From Cy-Borg to Bio-Borg. Transhumanist Visions Reviewed,« from minute 44:45; 2015. Accessed December 14, 2020.

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    Monad, (from Greek monas »unit«), an elementary individual substance that reflects the order of the world and from which material properties are derived. 

    See: "Monad." Britannica Academic, Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed 31 Dec. 2020.

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    »Humane.« Cambridge English Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2020.

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    »Humane.« Britannica Academic, Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed December 19, 2020.

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