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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.

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08/19/2019 11:58 AM

168 comments

  • Fikrin S.
    06/12/2020 11:28

    Suppe

  • Eldin R.
    05/04/2020 02:27

    “We’re human beings, we’re not automatons. You work at your job but you don’t stop being a human being. Being a human being means benefiting from rich cultural traditions—not just our own traditions, but many others—and becoming not just skilled, but also wise. Somebody who can think—think creatively, think independently, explore, inquire—and contribute to society. If you don’t have that, you might as well be replaced by a robot. I think that simply can’t be ignored if we want to have a society that’s worth living in.” ― Noam Chomsky, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

  • Ron J.
    04/12/2020 12:04

    I GUESS MAKING A FAKE CLONE VERSION OF U AFTER YOUR COPIED AND KILLED IS THEIR WAY OF BEING IMMORTAL AND LIVING FOREVER.

  • Rocco M.
    02/29/2020 15:43

    There’s a missing phrase here, let me remind you, “Transhumanism NOT AVAILABLE TO MOST OF THE POPULATION DUE TO IGNORANCE!”

  • Christopher G.
    02/29/2020 15:14

    .... I'm all about this !!!

  • James J.
    02/28/2020 17:38

    At a certain point population growth would have to stop. Due to resource depletion. A line from Jurassic Park where Jeff Goldblum said, the scientist spend all their times thinking about what they could do and very little time thinking about what they shouldn't do

  • King L.
    02/27/2020 21:48

    I told you bro

  • Johnjairo R.
    02/27/2020 01:41

    BENDICIONES.

  • Johnjairo R.
    02/27/2020 01:41

    GENIAL

  • Ramiro B.
    02/25/2020 22:37

    Soy un sobreviviente. Adaptación natural.

  • Thomas J.
    02/25/2020 02:52

    I think this is absolutely insane. Sorry, not sorry.

  • Robert R.
    02/24/2020 20:59

    As with everything else humans have done this probably won't turn out well

  • Nelson C.
    02/24/2020 19:41

    Maybe if we eat non-processed food we will live longer

  • Nancy J.
    02/23/2020 16:07

    I often wonder, how and why they can create all kinds of technology, invest millions, which ultimately will be for the very rich...and the poor will be used as the guinea pigs. Just look what cell phones did for our society....Young people who spend 90 percent of their waking hours on phones, no time for play, reading, social media interactions, etc. Soon they will even stop having intercourse, making babies, having real friendships. Hell, how many 30 yr. Olds are living in their parents basement, not working, doing nothing but being plugged in, too lazy to even go out to eat, when they can have it brought to them, shop on line, watch movies in their basements, etc. But how come these geniuses, never seem to find a cure for Cancer, Alzheimers, Diabetes, and many more diseases. Eventually, all their new technology will make human beings extinct. Let alone the power struggle between these technological companies. I was born in 1950 so I have seen many things over the years, that did not exist in my time. But I have also been witness to the decline of humanity, due to laziness, envy, entitlements, heartlessness, etc. Why can't these geniuses find ways of improving humanity....?

  • Rosa C.
    02/23/2020 01:56

    I like it, but...what if there's a glitch?

  • Rick S.
    02/21/2020 19:19

    They had this in the show the 100 on Netflix

  • Tanya S.
    02/21/2020 05:51

    Smh... you cant handle the people now, so your gonna make something stronger, faster and smarter... Great

  • Andy J.
    02/19/2020 21:27

    No thank you .....I'm superior

  • Patrick C.
    02/19/2020 19:51

    The Borg

  • Kelvin C.
    02/19/2020 00:34

    Smart people only want to talk to smart people. They will alienate all other people maybe even exterminate or abuse all that is beneath them, which is normal human beings

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