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What is Transhumanism?

Living forever, changing your genetic code, becoming one with machines — these concepts aren't just science fiction. With transhumanism, this could be possible sooner than you think. 🤖

Collaboration of man and machine

Cyborgs, eternal life, and superpowers aren’t just futuristic concepts or science fiction. With the evolution of transhumanism, this could all be possible in our lifetimes. Transhumanism is a movement that advocates for improving the human condition through emerging technologies that enhance the mind and body. Current technologies coming from research for practical applications in medicine and business are leading to transhumanism. Now, technologies like DIY gene editing robotic implants brain-computer interfacing have become more accessible than ever.

British evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley is regarded as the founder of transhumanism. He coined the term in 1957 to describe a drastic change in the quality of human life according to Hplus Magazine. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations as well as the ethical limitations of using such technologies. The most common transhumanist thesis is that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into different beings with abilities so greatly expanded from the current condition as to merit the label of posthuman beings.

It is a matter of debate whether transhumanism is a branch of posthumanism and how this philosophical movement should be conceptualized with regard to transhumanism. The latter is often referred to as a variant or activist form of posthumanism by its conservative, Christian and progressive critics. Unlike many philosophers, social critics and activists who place a moral value on preservation of natural systems, transhumanists see the very concept of the specifically natural as problematically nebulous at best and an obstacle to progress at worst. With the advent of AI, transhumanism began to include the collaboration of man and machine in its goal of transcending human mortality. There are ethical concerns of enhancing only the minds and bodies of individuals who can afford it. But transhumanism proponents say it’s the only way to stay relevant as AI continues to evolve.

Brut.

08/19/2019 11:58 AM
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44 comments

  • Z.J. K.
    a day

    Resistance is futile

  • Kevin C.
    a day

    Now if only we can define what consciousness actually is and can we tangibley re-create it. The merge could mean indefinite exsistance. We could "store" ourselfs in a much more powerful and ressilliant bodies of any shape any size. That would be a the true singularity of existance.....

  • Derek E.
    a day

    And this is what demons in the bible is ment for stupid

  • Campos S.
    a day

    I wanna be a test subject❌🧢

  • Andrew S.
    a day

    Consciousness is the most advanced form of transhuminism and it’s quite common actually

  • Kenny H.
    a day

    I remember a this one guy that interviewed the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 and he seriously thought transhumanism referred to transgenders.

  • Mark S.
    a day

    Kurzweil wants to become immortal by recreating his soul in a computer. And he wants to resurrect his dad as a soul in a computer. But I'm positive it will be offered to anybody with a gmail account first - for free. Any takers?

  • Shane H.
    a day

    Ill volunteer

  • Jeff C.
    a day

    Is someone guilty of the crime of wrong think? Just lobotomize them by overloading their math coprocessor. No thanks. I see you Technocrats.

  • Kevin L.
    a day

    I would of like this idea if this idea was use as a prosthetic for those who needed it. But emerging robotic parts with human seems little bit freaky and it can cause a lot of ethicals issues. Additionally, this idea must be FDA approved before mass production which could take up more than 10 years. We humans are born to die whether you like it or not because it was the fate that we humans were given. Even if you can achieve immortality with this idea, but that also means you going to watch everyone who is precious to you past away one by one and at the end you gonna end up alone.

  • Titus B.
    2 days

    I Volunteer as Tribute ☝🏽

  • Nemo D.
    2 days

    Cybernetic augmentation prosthesis would be a much better option.

  • Victor F.
    2 days

    The second an EMP hits us if we had cybernetic technology we would die pretty fast

  • Chue Y.
    2 days

    And then you can be part of the collective and if you don't think like everyone else on the network, guess you get a brain reboot.

  • Kyle C.
    2 days

    As long as we don't become the Borg, and Skynet doesn't happen, in fine with it

  • Raymond O.
    2 days

    I was telling you about this recently

  • Leonardo E.
    2 days

    The way the world is today, I see us back in the stone age again first.

  • Alex M.
    2 days

    Only for a little bit I won't be passed on genetically

  • John S.
    2 days

    Y'all want to make Cylons? Because THIS is how you get Cylons.

  • Ty D.
    2 days

    Cyberpunk 2077: WW3