Orientation towards the common good in the digital age: Transformation narratives between planetary boundaries and artificial intelligence#
Mankind is currently on an unsustainable path of development. The current environmental policy therefore aims at a transformation of the human-environmental relations in the sense of the common good. To date, the relevant transformation narratives have focused on new conditions of this kind. However, they often ignore the fact that our notions of the human condition can and, under certain circumstances, should change fundamentally in the periods under consideration. At the same time, disruptive digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence or Digital Enhancement are being developed that could significantly change the human condition. This is accompanied by processes that result or could result in "fusions" of digital, material (inanimate) and biological areas. Such fusions shake traditional self-understandings of what it means to be human and to live together, what connects people with their cultural artifacts and where people stand in nature.