“They think we’re fantasists when in fact we’re talking about a future just over the horizon.”
New York Times revives interest in cryonics.
A Jewish technohistorian believes that human beings are destined to become gods, and soon.
With rapid developments in artificial intelligence, academics and industry leaders are warning of an existential threat
Zoltan Istvan is running for President in America’s 2016 elections.
One bioethicist has offered a thoughtful defense of what many claim is a scientific flight of fancy.
Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan answers some tricky questions from his critics.
The latest predictions of futurist-cum-transhumanist Gray Scott in are certainly daring. But are they accurate?
Whatever you think of transhumanism, one thing is quite certain: the transhumanist movement is alive, healthy and growing.
An introduction to cryonics and attendant bioethical issues.
Transhumanism has reached hollywood in a new high budget film called Transcendence.
In a week in which the US mourns the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, Dr Who fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cult TV series. The timing is not particularly sensitive, but tonight the BBC presents a special episode, “The Day of the Doctor.”
While some maintain that artificial intelligence is just as much an oxymoron as Army Intelligence, others regard it as a grave threat to the future of the human race.
Inferno: Robert Langdon is back with a globe-trotting thriller in which the symbologist has to decode clues left in a map of Dante’s masterpiece by a recently-deceased evil genius before one-third of the world perishes. Oops, we are about to give away too much of the plot. Suffice it to say that the master of transmuting highbrow trivia, European travel guides and clunky prose into dollars has framed transhumanism as the most dangerous threat to the future of mankind.
Humanity+ is on the move.
The world’s first openly transhumanist politician is serving in a national parliament. Giuseppe Vatinno was elected in July for the Alleanza per l'Italia party in the Italian parliament.
Transhumanism, at least in the Journal of Medical Ethics, has a distinctly theological flavour.
Filmmaker Regan Brashear recently screened a rough cut of “Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement”.
In the wake of the murderous spree by Norwegian right-winger Anders Behring Breivik, bloggers and columnists have been trawling through his 1500-page rant about how to create a Muslim-free Europe to show how deluded Christians, or conservatives, or immigration opponents or [fill in the dots] are. But since much of “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence” was cobbled together from websites, there is something for everyone. Even fans of transhumanism and reprogenetics. Here it is. I cannot bear to comment.
Mixing human and animal material should be approached with great caution, says the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in a report issued yesterday. But it recommends that some highly controversial experiments should be allowed to proceed, including modifying an animal’s brain to make it more human-like and the generation or propagation of functional human germ cells in animals.
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