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 (trăns-hyo͞o′mə-nĭz′əm, trănz-)
1. A belief that humans should strive to transcend the physical limitations of the mind and body by technological means.
2. A movement of people who espouse such a belief.
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According to Lulin the modern era has brought with it some new issues that must be considered from an ethical perspective; AI, transhumanism and big data to name just a few.
Look, finally, at the ultimate form of generalised degagisme: Transhumanism.
In this second half of the book, Peters examines axial answers to the God question in the light of contemporary challenges such as astrobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life, transhumanism, and the global eco-crisis.
The technological singularity also has become associated with some somewhat challenging ideas like life extension and transhumanism.
More recently, however, other critics have used the terms transhuman, transhumanism, and transhumanity to signify, within the posthuman paradigm, the state in which human memories or even a full consciousness can expand their life span by inhabiting a technological device or virtual space (on these notions, see Tirosh-Samuelson 9-23).
Comstock is a moral philosopher who rejects human exceptionalism and embraces animal rights and transhumanism.
To shepherd this interaction between man and machine - Transhumanism, an international intellectual and cultural movement is supporting the use of science and technology that enhances human capacities in both physical and mental spheres.
This techno-philia, publicized and fostered thanks to the substantial funds of millions of dollars offered by such companies as Google (1) (which is certainly not devoted to any future public welfare but, much more prosaically, is just interested in the centralization of power and control, in market monopoly, and in current profits), has taken the names of transhumanism and post-humanism.
Unfortunately, O'Connell's response is at this point a rather conventional one: that transhumanism is a religion.
33) In turn, Wolfe refers to transhumanism as "a strand of posthumanism" that focuses on the perfecting and enhancing of human capabilities through technology to overcome any form of distress.
Key Words: ethical leadership, personal development, religion, laicization, personal values, transhumanism, professional values, business ethics, managerial ethics, global crisis, religious model.
She defines posthumanism in relation to transhumanism, and describes the relationships between posthumanism and human learning.