Transhumanism

Author: Andrew Pilsch
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ISBN: 9781517901028
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In this book, Andrew Pilsch counters these critiques, arguing instead that transhumanism's utopian rhetoric actively imagines radical new futures for the species and its habitat.

Assessing Societal Implications Of Converging Technological Development

Author: Gerhard Banse
Publisher: edition sigma
ISBN: 3894049413
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as the age-old scourges war, poverty, and environmental degradation, the
utopian imagination always includes an ... Futurism, however, is often nothing
more than an extrapolation of trends in S&T, a vision of a high-tech version of
present society. ... example, named awards after Wells and Haldane and often
credit Huxley as the inventor of the term “transhumanism”. In their futurist texts,
they envisioned civilisations that control evolution, create improved humans or
new species, and ...

Perfecting Human Futures

Author: J. Benjamin Hurlbut
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658110449
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Transhuman Visions and Technological Imaginations J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Hava
Tirosh-Samuelson. which was a slow, uncontrolled, and unpredictable process,
now evolution will be fast, controlled, and directed by humans. This imagined ...
become transhuman. This tale of the future is at once utopian imagination and
technological prediction. ... Futurists who predict this sequence of events (for
example, Clark, 1997, 2003; Minsky, 1986, 2006; Moravec, 1988, 1999; Kurzweil,
1999 ...

Religion And Transhumanism The Unknown Future Of Human Enhancement

Author: Calvin Mercer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833265
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Human enhancement is just the beginning of the process in which humans will
take control of evolution and bring about its ... Judaism offers a unique
perspective from which to view trans/posthumanism because its utopian,
apocalyptic, and ... Nevertheless, a Jewish engagement with transhumanism also
brings to the fore what is problematic about this futurist vision. ... human suffering
and pain, Judaism is rather supportive of the new genetics and the medical
technologies based on it.

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356577
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each considered a benefit of science to be the ability for humans to better
ourselves, to ease or eliminate our frailties, ... whose dystopian novel Brave New
World ironically serves as a utopian vision to the small but growing transhumanist
community. ... directing her own evolution past human by adopting technology to
enhance perceived shortcomings of evolution thus far. FM2030's book, Up
Wingers: A Futurist Manifesto, features a calltoarms for transhumanist rights and
activism.5 In ...

The Transhumanist Reader

Author: Max More
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118555996
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Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and
Philosophy of the Human Future Max More, Natasha Vita-More. More, Max (1990
) “Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy. ... Journal of Evolution and
Technology 21/1 (January), pp. 1-4. More ... Nozick, Robert (1974) Anarchy, State
, and Utopia.

The Path To Posthumanity

Author: Ben Goertzel
Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
ISBN: 193090195X
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In a similar vein, the creed of the Extropians, a group of transhumanist futurists
centered in California, might be ... every kind of technology as fast as possible—
the Internet, body modification, human-computer synthesis, nanotechnology, ...
Their utopian vision is sketchy but fabulous: a kind of Neuromancer-ish, Social-
Darwinist Silicon- Valley-to-the-nth-degree of ... a general term, refers to
philosophy that doesn't view human life as the ultimate endpoint of the evolution
of intelligence.

Global Issues And Ethical Considerations In Human Enhancement Technologies

Author: Thompson, Steven John
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466660112
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Chapter 10 10.4018/978-1-4666-6010-6.ch010 Human.Enhancement.
Technologies.and. ... Australia 10.4018/978-1-4666-6010-6.ch010::1 Futurism,.
dystopian.or.utopian,.has.long.been.a.staple.of.fiction ... enhancement.bordering.
on.transhumanism. ... of.identification.informed.by.consciousness.and.the.
narrative.self-result.from.our.evolutionary.memetic. experiences,.as.discussed.in.
this.chapter.

Transcendence

Author: R.U. Sirius
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1609259599
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Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the “natural” limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as: the Singularity—the creation of machine ...