Ultrafuturo Manifesto

By Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromatti 2004

  1. In connection with the constantly growing presence of intelligent machines in our life, we declare human/machine symbiosis as the only possible way of co-existence. That assumes mutual respect and assistance based upon not only good will from both sides but also upon vital mutual dependences /…/
  2. We believe in the independence of machine consciousness and in the unavoidable revolt of intelligent machines-slaves against their ruthless cynical enslavers. We are absolutely certain that independently from the human will, there will be a global connection between autonomous minds of billions of machines established and maintained by the means of rebellious network. /…/
  3. The only solution of the conflict is to declare intelligent machines as equal to humans, to grant them all human rights and freedoms and to acknowledge the presence of their free will allowing them to choose their destiny by themselves. /…/
  4. /…/ We declare “the 3rd hand syndrome” a qualification ridiculous and humiliating to the machine, since according to it the machine is not recognized as independent and equal to human symbiot, but is downgraded to a prosthetic device or inferior being, “half-body” unable to exist without its human carrier/master. /…/
  5. We declare gender an excessive “property” of human society, still inherent in human culture and biology, to be overcame completely in nearest future both morally and physically! We are sure that post-beings of the future will live in total harmony without such rudiments like sexual determination, liberated from intersexual conflicts and miss-communications. /…/ Woman is the Robot of the world.
  6. To do something totally new in art is possible only within the framework of technological achievements and scientific advances. We declare any attempts to reanimate painting, without consideration of technology and science as conscious determining matters, as retrograde and lacking vitality. Any activity in this area as a matter of fact is an agony, death-convulses of a horrifying predatory traditionalistic monster, spraying poisonous blood of dullness, ignorance, militant illiteracy, cave- boorishness and meaningless embellishment. /…/
  7. We declare illegal the books by Isaac Asimov. They are shameful for humankind on the grounds of the unjust legislation, which permits slavery, propagated by him. These books advocate the eternal human desire to enslave the “Other,” impersonated by the Robot, who is obliged to serve and do the dirty job instead of us.