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Friday, May 25, 2012


Student Chris Herman has produced a short video on YouTube showing a well articulated argument for transhumanism.

Transhumanists believe all of the above-mentioned possibilities will occur once humans reach thesingularity, a time when science and machines will transform humanity in unthinkable ways and we will become the engineers of our own evolution.

According to Humanity+, transhumanism is:

(1) The intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition through applied reason, especially by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.

(2) The study of the ramifications, promises, and potential dangers of technologies that will enable us to overcome fundamental human limitations, and the related study of the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.

Source: Transhumanism Student Film Explores The Issues


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