Author: Andrew Pilsch
ISBN: 9781452954882
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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.

Tracing Rhetoric And Material Life

Author: Bridie McGreavy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657119
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... transhumanism, see Andrew Pilsch, Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism
and the Human Technologies of Utopia (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press, forthcoming, 2017). Richard A. Rogers, “Overcoming the Objectification of
Nature in Constitutive Theories: Toward a Transhuman, Materialist Theory of
Communication,” Western Journal of Communication 62, no. 3 (1998): 264. Julie
Kalil Schutten and Richard A. Rogers, “Magick as an Alternative Symbolic:
Enacting ...

Future West

Author: William Henry Katerberg
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Who has the right to transform humanity? Who decides, how, and for whom?
These are not abstract questions. Nor are they matters about which futurists are
ignorant — even if futurists often sound impatient with concerns that they deem
irrational.21 The transformation of even a small number of people, and the
evolution of a "transhuman" community, will reshape what it means to be human
for all people. In practical terms, any such transformation will have a eugenic
effect, even if at ...

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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pian novel Brave New World ironically serves as a utopian vision to the small but
growing transhumanist community. Julian Huxley defined transhumanism as
involving ... In his course "New Concepts of the Human," FM-2030 used the term "
transhuman" to denote any "transitory human" who's in the process of directing
her own evolution past human by adopting technology to enhance perceived
shortcomings of evolution thus far. FM-2030's book, Up Wingers: A Futurist
Manifesto, ...

Consumer S Guide To A Brave New World

Author: Wesley J. Smith
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A new bio-utopian mindset is emerging among futurists, bioethicists, life scientists
and allied "transhumanists." These people are "committed to the process of
human enhancement and self-directed evolution," which would not only embed "
cultural distinctions ... in our genetics" but eventually "increase the biological
differences among human populations."8 The transhumanist ideology foresees a
new eugenics in which parents would not only be permitted to "enhance" their
offspring ...


Author: Michael Hanlon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This fusion of machine technology and biology is called transhumanism and has
become something akin to a secular religion along the wilder shores of futurism.
Ray Kurzweil ... The machines enter into a similar 'runaway feedback' postulated
in thesingularity-as-nightmare scenario, the difference being that by now humans
have already achieved the stage of technologically enhanced evolution
necessary for them to merge with this godlike machine consciousness. It sounds
very ...

The Future

Author: Jennifer Gidley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198735286
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ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Biotechnological And Medical Themes In Science Fiction

Author: Domna Pastourmatzi
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acquaintances and various interest groups, she is grateful for being given "a
community and a cause" (35) by eco-terrorists who are "trying to save humanity
from the planet's ultimate revenge" (21). Allison does not mind throwing baby
nukes ... The British Nano-Neurology Futurist David Pearce also presents us with
his utopian, but— as he says— perfectly realistic, technically feasible vision of the
eradication of suffering in all sentient life. "Nanotechnology and genetic-
engineering ...

ISBN: 9789740210566
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